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Catholic Relief Services Jobs (7 Positions)

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9 Sep, 2013

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Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will like to request application from suitably qualified candidates to fill positions

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Department: Audit
Location: Abuja Office
Band: DI
Reports To: Country Representative (CR)Primary Responsibilities:
The position of Internal Auditor focuses on Risk Management at the country program and partner levels. S/he will assist the country team with the development, implementation and monitoring of action plans that would contribute to a proactive approach to risk management. S/he will also be instrumental in country program and partner level capacity-building in ensuring identification, assessment and management of all categories of risks. The Internal Auditor will liaise with the Head of Operations (HoOps), Finance Manager (EM) and all program units in the processing of donor and CRS internal audits, S/he will document lessons learned from various risks identified in audit reports, risk disclosure reports and other sources and propose mitigation approaches to the Country Representative in order to create an environment of compliance and control.Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as principle point of contact on audit and compliance issues with consortia partners and donors.
  • Promptly follow-up to ensure closure of audit recommendations in collaboration with HoOps. This involves participation in the development of audit closure action plans and follow-up to ensure timely submission of responses to the Deputy Regional Director MQ (DRD MQ), Regional Finance Office (RED) and HQ Internal Audit Department.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compliance review plans for the Country Program covering all areas of risk.
  • Develop the Risk Disclosure / Loss Event Report for CR approval.
  • Conduct annual Internal Control assessments annually in coordination with the CR, HoOps and FM to validate assessment coverage, process and ratings have been performed as prescribed in the Internal Control Policy.
  • Coordinate with country program department heads to ensure that instances of non-compliance are identified, reported and corrected.
  • Coordinate with HoOps and DRD MQ to ensure that country operational policies comply with donor regulations and agency standards.
  • Review and comment on award agreements, partners’ sub-agreements, and other award documents in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws and donor regulations as well as CRS policy.
  • Develop filing systems for grant/project, assets, personnel and other, and monitor implementation with department heads.
  • Recommend action to be taken by CRS as lead Agency for any Partner that is not meeting its contractual obligations or does not have the necessary internal control and finance systems in place to manage advances, in coordination with the FM.
  • Take investigation assignments as needed, assess and evaluate systemic and operational factors contributing to the problem and offer actionable recommendations.
  • Provide training to appropriate staff to build in-country compliance capacity.
  • Develop strategies and training/learning materials to improve partner and CRS staff capacity in compliance with regulations.
  • Document lessons-learned, case studies and best practices to be shared on CWA sharepoint.

Key Working Relationships:
Internal: HQ Audit Team, DBDIMQ, RFO, HoOps, HoP, all program and operations staff,

External: External Auditors and Sub-recipients

Agency Wide Competences:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Qualifications

  • ACA, CPA, CIA, Chartered Accountancy or Masters Degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business, required.
  • Minimum 5 years in accounting, finance or auditing. Auditing experience of five years, preferred.
  • Be able to work well within a diverse team, and be sensitive to local cultures.
  • Knowledge 0tUSG Regulations and Global Fund a plus.
  • Computer skits to include word processing and spreadsheet.
  • Strong writing skills as demonstrated through previous experience writing reports, evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize competing demands.
  • Strategic, analytical and planning skills; ability to think ahead and plan over a 12-month period.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Ability to develop effective systems considering organizational effectiveness and impact on people.
  • Available for in-country travel up to 30% of the time

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should Click here to download the CRS Application Form,after filling the form, send it with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to:[email protected]

Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver – Benue

Only applications sent hi the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will like to request application from suitably qualified candidates to fill positions


Job Title: Driver (3 Positions)

Band: Band B – 1
Reports to: Head Driver
Based in: Abuja

Primary Responsibilities:

Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Head driver each day
  • Check and ensure that alt journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Head driver immediately in accident situations , after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half stank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the “’of each month
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Head of Administration.

Key Working Relationships:
Internal:
 Head Driver, Head of Administration, Head of Operations, Program staff, admin staff, finance staff.

External: 
CRS Nigeria Partners and Visitors

Qualifications:

  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Abuja and Nigerian roads
  • Minimum Four years professional experience in a similar position
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Experience in supervising Other staff
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 11th September, 2013How to Apply:
Interested applicants should Click here to download the CRS Application Form,after filling the form, send it with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to:[email protected]Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver – Abuja

Only applications sent hi the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will like to request application from suitably qualified candidates to fill positions

Job Title: Driver (2 positions)

Band: Band B-1
Reports to: Administration and Finance Officer
Based in: Benue State
Duration: Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:

Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and of her goods.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the rooming.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Admin and Finance Officer each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Admin and Finance Officer immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are sale and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports/Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Admin and Finance Officer
Key Working Relationships:
Internal:
 Administration and Finance Officer, Technical Program Director, Chief of party, Head Driver Head of Administration, Head of Operations, Program staff, admin staff, finance staff.External: CRS Nigeria Partners and VisitorsQualifications:

  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Benue and Nigerian roads
  • Minimum Four years professional experience in a similar position
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Experience in supervising of her staff
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

Interested and qualified applicants based in Benue State are strongly encouraged to apply.


Application Closing Date

Wednesday, 11th September, 2013How to Apply:
Interested applicants should Click here to download the CRS Application Form,after filling the form, send it with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to: [email protected]Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver – Benue

Only applications sent hi the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will like to request application from suitably qualified candidates to fill positions

Position Title: M & E Director
Department: Programming
Reports To: Chief of Party
Location: Benue, Nigeria
Duration: Full Time
Band: E-1

Specific Responsibilities:

Technical Leadership:

  • Provide technical leadership and specific directions to design and implement a streamlined MAE system that enables staff and volunteers to collect data to capture project performance and results in accordance with FGN and PEPFAR standards.
  • Oversee the establishment and functioning of the M&E system and solve implementation issues.
  • Develop the M&E components of sub grantee request for applications
  • Ensure that that the MAE system (including the SIS) provides accurate and timely data for quarterly, semi-annual and annual project reports to USAID and the CON.
  • Lead the development of the SMILE Performance Management Plan (PMP) working in close collaboration with the COP and
  • Program Technical Director (PTO); liaise with USAID as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the following tools are established and being used to monitor program results and lessons learned:
    • Standard tools for routine field monitoring — management and technical —and reporting
    • Annual results reviews conducted at the end of each fiscal year to inform the development of annual work plans
    • Learning activities that will be an integral part of the MAE system and allow regular identification of lessons learned and best practices
  • Document the SMILE M&E system design in a project specific MAE manual for use by project staff and sub grantees; update manual as needed and ensure updates are adopted by sub grantees.
  • Provide leadership in work with partners and ensure mutually beneficial collaboration. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • MEASURE in the implementation of the baseline and end line surveys
    • Action Aid in the development and implementation of the M&E system for work with LGA5, States and the FGN
    • West at in the development of the SMILE SIS to facilitate sub grant management and monitor CSO activities ensuring that the SIS is relevant, user-friendly and linked with NOMIS
    • Local M&E firm(s) and West at in the development and implementation of a data quality assessment tools and approaches
  • Develop and oversee training program for sub-grantees (including retraining, ongoing support, and stationary supplies) for
    • Staff responsible for MAE in relevant CON entities
    • Staff responsible for MAE in CSOs
    • (or equivalent) and volunteers at the community level
  • Apply quality improvement science to improve program MAE at all levels
  • Ensure SMILE reporting system is correctly used by CRS and CSO5: correct data entered into the system so that accurate reports are generated for the USC, EON and States.
  • Ensure excellent, productive use of the data by:
    • Leading the development of the results for report to the donor by providing written documentation on MAE, detailed implementation plan (DIP) activities and indicator performance tracking tables (IPTT) for quarterly and annual progress reports,
    • Working with the Technical Manager, identify and document programmatic successes, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned
    • Working with SMILE technical team to identity opportunities for learning, formative, special studies and operational research,
    • Identifying the need for and lead the implementation of special studies; oversee work of consultants
  • Respond to data requests from USAID, FGN or States and other MAE partners such as MEASURE; maintain excellent relationship to ensure that program reporting complies with all standards and requirements.
  • Lead the M&E components of the annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and the SMILE management and technical staff.

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Supervise two MAE Officers (MEOs) and provide overall performance management support for their work.
  • Ensure appropriate and effective training of the CSO5 and government departments that will receive grants and report on stated objectives.

Travel:

  • Travel up to 60% of the time.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in health and or public-health oriented field, epidemiology, statistics, health informatics or related social science.
  • Minimum of six years experience in monitoring and evaluation, including at least 4 of the following:
    • applied evaluation or research data analysis, synthesis, and communication of results
    • design and implementation of evaluation protocols, including quantitative survey
    • design and implementation of program monitoring systems
    • development and field-testing of data collection instruments for M&E indicators
    • analysis of complex data set into understandable charts and tables orother summary templates
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
  • Capacity in Microsoft Access and one or more of the following statistical software packages: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata.
  • Experience in the development of M&E systems in collaboration with stakeholders who may represent a wide range of interests and needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven track record in coordinating a project team composed of technical experts and consultants in M&E activity implementation arid reporting.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.
  • Experience working on a USAID-supported program, especially PEPFAR.
  • Familiarity with OVC M&E, programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant Master’s degree
  • Experience with PEPFAR reporting requirements
  • Previous supervisory experience

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 11th September, 2013

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should Click here to download the CRS Application Form,after filling the form, send it with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to: [email protected]

Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver – Benue

Only applications sent hi the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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