Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fresh Job Recruitment [3 Positions]

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18 May, 2017

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Experienced Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peace building and Health/HIV programming.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Chief of Party, Rural Resilience Program
Requisition Number: I3355
Location:  Based in Abuja, with travel among field locations in Nigeria.
Position Type: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Regular, Short Term OR Temporary: Regular
Reports To: Deputy Country Representative, Agriculture and Livelihoods

Background

  • CRS is preparing for an anticipated multi-million dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Rural Resilience Program, which will support poverty reduction for vulnerable households in Nigeria.
  • This effort will contribute to CRS’ agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the Rural Resilience Program.
  • Responsibilities include meeting project objectives and deliverables while providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management aspects.
  • The COP will act as the primary relationship manager for the project with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the entire program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.
  • Act as the key liaison with USAID, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program.
  • Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership, the donor, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead, manage, supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners.
  • Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements.

Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
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

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in international development, management, agriculture, economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of international management experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience in agriculture-based and rural development
  • At least 5 years in a senior management role for USAID-funded activities strongly preferred
  • Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa required.  Prior experience in Nigeria preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Location:
North East Nigeria
Position Band:  D-1

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • Minimum of five years working in USAID-funded program monitoring and evaluation roles.
  • Demonstrated abilities and experience in monitoring and evaluation analysis and reporting with international organizations
  • Ability to develop and manage performance monitoring plans (PMPs), design and lead assessments, analyze data, oversee reporting, and utilize ICT4D technology.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter and CV’s to: [email protected]

 

Job Title: Chief of Party – Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project
Requisition Number: I3371
Location: Abuja
Hours Per Week:  40
Position Type: Full Time/regular
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative – Agriculture and Livelihoods

Job Summary

  • CRS/Nigeria is seeking a Chief of Party (CoP) to manage an innovative, multi-sectoral livelihoods project valued at $20 million with USAID funding.
  • The CoP will be responsible for overall management of the program in its last 1 and half years.
  • The COP will provide strategic, technical and operational leadership to implement a successful program and will represent the program to USAID and the Government of Nigeria on behalf of CRS/Nigeria.
  • The CoP will report to the Deputy Country Representative for Agriculture and Livelihoods and will maintain close liaison with relevant Regional Technical Advisors and the CRS All Africa Agriculture Team.
  • The CoP will ensure adherence to CRS technical and program quality standards in implementation and the timely submission of all required deliverables to USAID.

Job Responsibilities
Program Quality:

  • COP will ensure program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
  • Ensure that vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in line with CRS agency and country program strategies.
  • Oversee periodic technical reviews and manage changes in program direction and focus.
  • COP will provide guidance and technical oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.
  • Oversee program’s monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance.
  • Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans. Collaborate with Regional and Headquarters technical staff to implement appropriate ICT4D solutions to improve timeliness and quality of M&E and project implementation.
  • Ensure integration of program interventions with other CRS programs or through linkages with other service providers.
  • Ensure effective gender-mainstreaming in both programming and management aspects of implementation.
  • With program staff, ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies, including the selection and coordination of consultants.
  • Collaborate with the All Africa Agricultural Team, the Food Security Unit and relevant Regional Technical Advisors to promote sharing of learning and identify relevant innovations.

Management and Administration:

  • Manage program budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources.
  • Ensure accurate and timely management of program budget and tracking of financial and material resources.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status; review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.

Representation and Advocacy:

  • In collaboration with CRS/Nigeria Country Representative (CR), act as primary program contact to donor and other local and international stakeholders, responsible for addressing all program matters.
  • In collaboration with CR and Deputy Country Representative, strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies.
  • In collaboration with Deputy Country Representative, oversee program communication strategies, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements, as well as CRS marketing and communication procedures.

Human Resource Management:

  • Lead, manage and supervise a team of technical experts, CRS/NG and consortium staff to meet program objectives.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS’ performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
  • Manage recruitment portfolio for the program, in collaboration with Human Resources and CRS country program management, to ensure optimum service delivery through recruitment of competent and qualified staff.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

  • 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 and Skills:

  • Advance degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, economics, business, or a related field.
  • 7-10 years’ international development experience managing and implementing multi-faceted agricultural development programs in developing countries. USAID experience preferred; at least 4 years in a field based position.
  • Previous COP experience highly preferred.
  • An in depth understanding of the pro-poor value chains in Nigerian context, and experience managing value chain projects addressing the vulnerable households.
  • Previous experience managing Feed the Future programs a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in designing and introducing activities that transfer appropriate technologies.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies.
  • Knowledge of key USG regulations including, but not limited to USAID 22 CF Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits preferred.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
  • Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required.
  • Nigerian nationals encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer:

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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