Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019/2020 Form & How to Apply

Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019/2020 Form & How to Apply : This is to inform you that the Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019/2020 Form is now online. The Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an International non-governmental organization is currently recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions listed below.

This page will guide you on latest information about how to apply for Catholic Relief Services job offers in Nigeria for graduate and undergraduate. In this article, you’ll learn about the company description, application skills, requirements and qualifications. Interested applicant should follow the lead outline below for successful application.

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Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019/2020 Form

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About Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 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 nonchurch partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

Available Jobs at Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

SILC Consultant at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: SILC Consultant

Location: Abuja

Job Description

Short Term Consultancy for Evaluative Assessment of CRS Nigeria SILC Programming

Terms of Reference

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done to document CRS Nigeria’s Evaluative Assessment of CRS Nigeria SILC Programming.

Background

  • The Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) Private Service Providers (SILC PSP) model is a CRS’ methodology for developing sustainable local savings and lending schemes. Under this approach, CRS identifies entrepreneurial individuals and enrols them into an intensive training program on the SILC model. After successful completion of the training, these individuals are tested to determine if they have acquired the requisite skills to offer SILC support services to communities for a fee. Individuals that pass the test are certified as Private Service Providers (PSP). PSPs support community members to form and manage savings and lending groups. SILC groups pay the PSPs a reasonable fee for their services. PSPs’ provide services such as support for group functioning (including bookkeeping) and recovery of loans in addition to continuous mobilization to create new groups.
  • This PSP approach redefines sustainability by allowing market forces to take over from subsidies, moving from free to fee, to empower the poor to take charge of their own development. SILC groups are a key entry point for programming in agriculture and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition and health. CRS uses SILC to reinforce project strategies and approaches. SILC enhances social cohesion and enables families to strengthen their assets base.
  • An evaluation by Microsave determined that CRS’ SILC approach increases social cohesion which helps to address conflicts within communities and savings groups. SILC enables members to make friends, share problems, devise coping mechanisms and create new relationships. CRS deploys SILC in most of its developmental programming in Nigeria. For instance, the USAID-funded FTF-NLP established 215 SILC groups in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. As of 2018, CRS has over 131,000 active SILC groups in 48 countries. The SILC PSP model is illustrated below:

Primary Purpose:

  • To assess the relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the CRS’ SILC PSP model in Nigeria and make recommendations for further improvements.

Main Tasks/Deliverables:

  • Evaluate CRS Nigeria SILC programming and highlight differences in outcomes, impact and sustainability in different geographical, socio-cultural and economic settings by comparing SILC programming in the Northwest against programming in the Northeast. In particular, CRS would like to understand how SILC PSP implementation and sustainability differs in the Northeast (emergency / recovery setting) from the Northwest (developmental setting). The evaluation should be aligned to at least four principles as detailed below:
    • Effectiveness: Assess the extent to which CRS SILC PSP has been effective in comparison to other similar models. The consultant is expected to draw a dichotomy between effectiveness of SILC PSP in secure localities (e.g. the Northwest States of Kebbi and Sokoto) and insecure / recovery settings (e.g. the BAY States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe). The consultant is reminded of CRS’ intentions for SILC PSP model particularly the self-sustaining element and the PSP fee-for-service approach. CRS defines sustainability of SILC groups as follows: Groups continue to operate; PSPs continue to form new groups; and, PSP Networks maintain the level of trainers through apprenticeship. It is important that the consultant notes that payments from SILC groups to PSPs is only means to motivate PSPs, not an obligatory requirement. As long as PSPs are motivated to work and SILC groups are functional, PSPs payments are not mandatory. Whilst the consultant is encouraged to report on proportion of paying groups, s/he needs to assess all groups including those that do not pay but continue to operate.
    • Efficiency: Assess efficiency of the CRS SILC PSP model as regards cost, effort and time. We would like to understand how much CRS uses to set up SILC groups (as compared to other models), the specific elements of this cost and the time to maturity (from mobilization to handover of SILC groups to PSPs). We would similarly like to contrast the cost, effort and time of setting up SILC groups in the Northwest and the Northeast.
    • Relevancy: Evaluate the materiality of SILC to economic empowerment of the rural poor – especially women; assess SILC’s influence on social cohesion; and, SILC’s contribution to other programming in agriculture and livelihoods, WASH, nutrition and health. CRS uses SILC to improve economic empowerment particularly of women. We also use SILC to build social capital and increase social cohesion. CRS at times uses SILC as an entry point for other programming e.g. as soft conditionality to uptake of positive agriculture, health, hygiene and nutrition practices and / or adopting new livelihood approaches.
    • Sustainability: Assess the extent to which SILC benefits are sustainable beyond the completion of the project that establishes them. See our definition of sustainability above. We are keen to understand the number of SILC groups that CRS has established in Nigeria and the proportion of these groups that remain active at least one year after the closure of the project that established them. We are also keen to understand the rate of member exit and replacement within SILC groups that continue to operate. We are similarly keen to draw out elements that increase sustainability. We would also like to understand how sustainability differs in the Northeast as compared to the Northwest.
  • Assess and make recommendations on capacity (technical, operational and financial) to implement SILC programming within CRS Nigeria.
  • Make recommendations on how CRS can expand its SILC programming within Nigeria using the available resources / funding opportunities.

Approach and Method:

  • Desk research complemented by field studies in the Northeast and the Northwest. Field research must include interviews with key persons from government agencies and NGOs. Field studies must also include interviews with PSPs and members of SILC groups. Similarly, field research must include focused group discussions (FGDs) with SILC groups. This consultancy will be carried out in Abuja, the Northwest (any Feed the Future project States) and the Northeast States.
  • Within CRS, the consultant is expected to understand how SILC is incorporated and implemented in our emergency, agriculture and livelihoods and health programs. The consultant will be expected to interview past and current project managers (including Chiefs of Party and Project Directors), proposal design team members and technical specialists. The consultant is also expected to understand the value and commitment that CRS Nigeria places on SILC by interviewing members of the Leadership Team.
  • Within the non-profits, the consultant is expected to understand and articulate how other NGOs implement village savings and lending schemes within Nigeria. The consultant is similarly expected to understand and articulate the federal (national) and state governments’ savings and lending schemes regulatory frameworks.

Schedule of Deliverables:

  • A consultancy report with a concise executive summary. The consultant is encouraged to annex supplementary information to the report.
  • A debrief meeting at the CRS Abuja offices where the consultancy will be expected to present his / her findings and recommendations.
  • A summary report not exceeding two pages for internal and external dissemination.

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Economics, Micro-finance or related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of village savings and lending methodologies.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s banking and financial institutions and policies – particularly as pertaining to micro-finance.
  • An understanding of development challenges and opportunities in rural Nigeria.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of financing products for the rural poor from the public purse, non-profits and the private sector.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria in general; the Northwest and the North East States in particular.
  • An understanding of institutional donors’ approaches and policies regarding micro-finance and financing for the rural poor.
  • Ability to carry out research and synthesize findings into white papers.
  • Knowledge of English knowledge and excellent writing skills are mandatory.
  • Capacity to self-manage, work independently and remotely and deliver on time.

Time and Level of Effort:

  • This consultancy shall not exceed 21 days. The division of tasks within the 21 days will be proposed by the consultancy and evaluated by CRS.

Payment Schedule:

  • CRS will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical costs if they are identified and approved by the Consultancy Manager in advance.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’

Application Closing Date
COB; 19th September, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with a detailed resume attached as one document in PDF indicating the title of the consultancy and the consultancy code – SIL91319 to: [email protected]

Note:
Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Case Worker Model Consultant at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Case Worker Model Consultant

Consultancy code: CWK91319
Location
: Abuja

Job Description

  • Short Term Consultancy to document CRS Nigeria’s Caseworker Model

Terms of Reference:

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done to document CRS Nigeria’s Caseworker Model in all required states in Nigeria.

Background

  • The ‘Case Worker Model’ is a form of coaching and mentoring. In this approach, a trained social worker (Case Worker) ‘walks with’ individual beneficiary households providing focused and contextualized motivation and training as they participate in the project.
  • The Case Worker carefully documents progress in a participatory manner with target households. S/he provides additional training to address identified gaps and is available for additional consultation should beneficiary households require it.
  • The Case Worker supports families to identify their livelihood goals and develop a measurable plan for achieving these goals.
  • This model was successfully piloted in the US$ 23M, CRS managed, USAID-funded ‘Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project’ (FTTNLP) that was implemented in FCT, Kebbi, Sokoto, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. The Case Worker Model is similarly being piloted by the World Bank and CRS on Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP).
  • CRS has developed a curriculum, training guides, facilitation manuals and pictorial household diaries to facilitate to support implementation of this model. Training materials include picture-based diaries that were created to overcome literacy barriers. These pictorial guides were highly lauded for making training more accessible to beneficiaries of FTTNLP. CWM covers the following modules: Introduction to Program and Diary, Human Asset Mapping; Physical Asset Mapping, Income & Expenditure; Crisis, Coping, Savings; and, Goal Setting and Planning.

Primary Purpose

  • To document, illustrate and produce a briefing document on the CRS Nigeria Case Worker Model (CWM) for both internal (within CRS) and external (donors, government agencies etc.) audiences.

Main Tasks/Deliverables

  • Research similar models and draw comparisons with CRS case worker model; clearly illustrating areas for improving CWM.
  • Study existing CWM materials and comment on their adequacy / recommend additional materials that need to be developed.
  • Develop a detailed briefing paper on the CWM that highlights the benefits of case workers, the projects in which the model has successfully been implemented and that provides a diagrammatic illustration of the model.
  • Document the household model: struggling households linked to model households for handholding support and mentoring
  • Document current status of the FTF caseworker model including residual capacity and structures (for internal purposes only)
  • Document key learnings from implementation of CWM and identify limitations to the model

Approach and Method:

  • Desk research complemented by interviews with key stakeholders. Conduct interviews of former caseworkers, government officials, former liaisons and a small sample of households that benefitted from the scheme.

Schedule of Deliverables:

  • A briefing document for CRS’ use in future proposal designs not exceeding 2 pages
  • A public briefing document for external audiences not exceeding 4 pages.
  • A final report sharing highlights of the assignment, methodology as well as current status of the FTF caseworker model.

Required Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in Social Work, Sociology, Rural Development or related field.
  • Training and hands on experience in curriculum development / training of trainers.
  • Experience with CRS caseworker model is desirable
  • An understanding of development challenges and opportunities in rural Nigeria.
  • Ability to carry out research and synthesize findings into white papers.
  • Knowledge of English knowledge and excellent writing skills are mandatory.
  • Capacity to self-manage, work independently and remotely and deliver on time.

Time and Level of Effort:

  • This consultancy shall not exceed 21 days.

Payment Schedule:

  • CRS will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical costs if they are identified and approved by the Consultancy Manager in advance.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5%
  • withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

Application Closing Date
19th September, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their “Expression of Interest (EOI)” along with a detailed Resume attached as one document in PDF indicating the Title of the Consultancy and the Consultancy Code to: [email protected]

Note: Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Program Manager (Trainer) at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Program Manager (Trainer)

Job Ref Code: PMT91319
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: Head of Unit, Agriculture and Economic Growth

Background

  • CRS Nigeria is collaborating with the Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) on a pilot scheme to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring and coaching intervention that will accompany a package of cash assistance and business skills training.
  • NASSP provides targeted regular cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households identified through a national social registry (NSR).
  • Under NASSP, each household receives 5000 NGN per month.
  • This base benefit is designed to ensure a minimum, reliable payment to promote consumption smoothing, address food insecurity and protect against economic shocks.
  • NASSP is piloting a complementary livelihood intervention to support households receiving cash transfers to pursue sustainable income generating activities.
  • The livelihood package will promote households to transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods.
  • The package includes the following four key components: (i) Life-skills training, (ii)Business skills training, (iii)Coaching/Mentoring and (iv) Productive grant transfer.
  • The NASSP livelihoods pilot will be implemented in two LGAs per state in six states across the country: Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Jigawa, Niger and Oyo. CRS will implement and monitor the coaching and mentoring component of this livelihood’s intervention.

Job Summary

  • The Program Manager will be responsible for managing all activities on the World Bank Livelihoods Project (start-up, implementation and close-out) to ensure efficient and effective delivery in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practice.
  • S/he will support the development of the mentoring and coaching curriculum, lead its rollout, and provide technical assistance to Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs) and Community Based Volunteers (CBVs) to deliver coaching and mentoring services to beneficiaries.
  • The Program Manager will take the lead on developing guidelines for the implementation of the coaching and mentoring program, working with government counterparts. S/he will work with the M&E Specialist to deliver high quality project monitoring and ensure that field learning is documented and used to strengthen the coaching and mentoring intervention.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Technical Program Quality:

  • Provide technical input into the development and pilot of the coaching and mentoring curriculum and training documents;
  • Deliver training and refresher training to CTF and CBV ‘Master Trainers’; provide ongoing capacity development of Master Trainers through on-the-job mentoring and coaching;
  • Produce guidelines for the implementation of the coaching and mentoring component of the livelihood’s intervention;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Technical Specialist, coordinate the development and administration of monitoring tools and the collation and analysis of program data and development of program reports;
  • In collaboration with the M&E Specialist, carry out spot monitoring checks on the Master Trainers’ delivery of trainings to CTFs and CBVs, and the CTF and CBVs’ delivery of mentoring and coaching to project beneficiaries;
  • Foster program innovation and learning through regular discussions with CRS staff and project stakeholders;
  • Represent the project at relevant technical forums as required.

Program Management:

  • Provide program management oversight for all project activities, including liaising with administrative, operational and security staff to facilitate efficient program operations;
  • Coordinate logistic support for the curriculum consultant, and for field-based training activities;
  • Lead the preparation, review and submission of high-quality project documents including work plans, monitoring reports, and any other documentation required by the donor or by coordinating MDAs;
  • Liaise with the finance and grants management team to facilitate timely and complete submission of financial reports as required by contract terms;
  • Provide supervisory oversight to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.

Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business or Social Sciences domain is required. A relevant master’s level degree is an advantage;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience coordinating or managing development projects, with evidence of progressive management responsibilities;
  • At least two years of field-level experience delivering programs in one or more of the following intervention areas: agriculture, vocational skills training, financial literacy, cash transfers, small business development, integrated community livelihoods, etc;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering diverse training programs and transferring knowledge to community level health and social service workers and/or volunteers;
  • Experience engaging with senior and operational level staff of government ministries, departments and agencies, and supporting them to achieve set objectives;
  • Some level of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning skills and experience is desirable;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and deliver outputs on schedule.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 26th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code (e.g. Program Manager, PMT91319) as the subject of the application to: [email protected]

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Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

ICT4D Consultant at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: ICT4D Consultant

Consultancy Code: ICT91319
Location:
Abuja
Time and Level of Effort: This consultancy shall not exceed 21 days

Job Description

  • Short Term Consultancy for a Consultant to Review and Develop a Briefing Paper on CRS/Nigeria’s Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives

Terms of Reference

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to Review and Develop a Briefing Paper on CRS/Nigeria’s Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) initiatives.

Background

  • CRS Nigeria has identified ICT4D as an area in which to grow influence efforts in the next 3-5 years. The Country Program has recorded a number of successes in using ICT to enhance efficiency and increase impact of development programs, as well as in building local capacity for ICT4D.
  • CRS pioneered the use of technology to improve the efficiency and impact of LLIN distribution campaigns and has built the technical capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program as well as the Society for Family Health to use this technology.
  • CRS also uses technology to manage food assistance in north-eastern Nigeria and is currently working with Caritas Nigeria to build capacity in the use of technology for cash-based programming.
  • Other technology initiatives within the Country Program include the use of ODK technology to monitor Vitamin A distribution in real time and to track home visits by community health volunteers, the use of 1-2-3 messaging technology to help cassava farmers access information on farm inputs, and the use of GIS technology to map tuberculosis (TB) hotspots and thereby improve TB case finding and referral.

Primary Purpose

  • Although CRS Nigeria has been using technology to drive development for several years, the Country Program does not have a comprehensive compendium of these initiatives.
  • Through this consultancy, CRS Nigeria seeks to produce a briefing paper that document what the country program has achieved and learnt in the course of using technology to improve efficiency and outcomes of emergency and development programming.
  • The briefing documents will support CRS’s influence agenda with government, research institutions and investors and will help to position CRS as a leader in ICT4D in Nigeria.

Main Tasks/Deliverables
Working closely with the MARCOMS Specialist, the Consultant will be expected to:

  • Carry out a desk review of program reports and other documents that contain information on CRS’s ICT4D initiatives;
  • Meet with and interview key staff of the various projects to gather additional information on the ICT4D solutions they have applied, including information on the impact of these solutions on program outcomes, key success factors, and challenges faced;
  • Carry out field visits to observe and document the use of ICT4D first hand;
  • Write all sections of the document, following up with the appropriate CRS staff to improve/fill in information gaps;
  • Revise the document based on reviewer feedback and finalize it, ensuring that all comments are addressed.

Timeline: The draft timeline for the assignment is as follows:
Task Timeframe (dates TBD):

  • Desk Review 2 days
  • Interviews with key staff 2 days
  • Field trips to program sites 5 days
  • Write initial draft of document 2 days
  • Revise document based on reviews, including gathering additional information, final editing 1 days

Deliverables: A finalized document incorporating the following illustrative sections:

  • Overview
  • Context
  • Interventions
  • Outcomes
  • Success Factors
  • Effectiveness
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion

The document will incorporate images and text boxes that highlight key outcomes, strategies, case studies or learnings.

Approach and Method

  • Place of Performance: The consultancy will be performed in CRS offices in Abuja, as well as at field locations which will be decided in collaboration with the MARCOMMS Specialist. Some elements of the work can be done remotely.
  • Period of Performance: The consultancy will take place over 12 billable days, which may be spread across September and October 2019. The final deliverable is due on October 23, 2019.
  • Key Working Relationships: The primary point of contact will be the MARCOMMS Specialist.

Required Qualifications
Excellent writing skills;

  • Experience in developing case studies and briefing papers (samples needed);
  • Background in development or in information and communications technology, or experience with ICT4D;
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management, and ability to work independently (seeking clarification when needed in a timely manner) and to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural setting and with multicultural teams.

Payment Schedule

  • CRS will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical costs if they are identified and approved by the Consultancy Manager in advance.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
19th Septemeber, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed resume attached as one document in PDF indicating the “Title of the consultancy and the Consultancy Code” to: [email protected].

Note

  • Completed applications should reach us before close of business, Thursday, September 19, 2019.
  • Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Location of the Consultancy: The consultancy will take place in any of the campaign states listed above.

Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’

Technical Specialist – MEAL at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Technical Specialist – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)

Job Ref Code: TSM91319
Location: Abuja
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Manager/ Trainer of Trainers

Background
CRS Nigeria is collaborating with the Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) on a pilot scheme to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring and coaching intervention that will accompany a package of cash assistance and business skills training. NASSP provides targeted regular cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households identified through a national social registry (NSR). Under NASSP, each household receives 5000 NGN per month. This base benefit is designed to ensure a minimum, reliable payment to promote consumption smoothing, address food insecurity and protect against economic shocks.

NASSP is piloting a complementary livelihood intervention to support households receiving cash transfers to pursue sustainable income generating activities. The livelihood package will promote households to transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods. The package includes the following four key components: (i) Life-skills training, (ii)Business skills training, (iii)Coaching/Mentoring and (iv) Productive grant transfer. The NASSP livelihoods pilot will be implemented in two LGAs per state in six states across the country: Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Jigawa, Niger and Oyo. CRS will implement and monitor the coaching and mentoring component of this livelihood’s intervention.

Job Summary

  • The M&E Technical Specialist, under the direct supervision of the Program Manager/Trainer of Trainers will lead the monitoring of project implementation and the collation, analysis and presentation of data on the project
  • S/he will work in close collaboration with the Program Manager to produce periodic data and narrative reports that highlight progress and flag areas of improvement to guide project adjustments
  • S/he will work with other stakeholders to develop tools and build capacity to generate, analyze and interpret data and use it to inform program strategies and learning, and meet reporting requirements.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a MEAL system outlining indicators, tools, data sources, data flow, procedures, staffing and statistical procedures required to monitor implementation and assure quality project interventions;
  • Deliver training on key components of the project MEAL system to Master Trainers and state level operatives, and support them to cascade this training to CTFs and CBVs;
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, carry out spot monitoring checks on the Master Trainers’ delivery of trainings to CTFs and CBVs, and the CTF and CBVs’ delivery of mentoring and coaching to project beneficiaries;
  • Outline and implement a process for producing summary visual reports on the mentoring and coaching activities implemented by CTFs and CBVs at LGA and state levels;
  • Support and mentor State Social Safety Project staff to SSP in the pilot states to analyze and interpret data, and utilize evidence-based information for program management;
  • Build capacity of Master Trainers to provide basic coaching to CTFs and CBVs on data generation, analysis and interpretation;
  • Ensure timely capture and processing of auxiliary qualitative information and learning to enhance overall performance of mentoring/coaching delivery;
  • Lead the production of consolidated data reports that summarize implementation progress, trends, gaps and learning;
  • Attend relevant technical meetings with donors and stakeholders to present and discuss project data and results as required;
  • Participate in country program community of practice meetings and ensure close coordination with other CRS Nigeria MEAL activities.

Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Statistics, Development, Finance, Economics, etc);
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for programs related to livelihoods, education, agriculture, social behavior change communication or other integrated programming;
  • Demonstrable skills in monitoring and evaluation, data management, and research methodologies;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering diverse training programs and transferring knowledge to community level health and social service workers and/or volunteers;
  • Experience in managing databases, data applications, statistical packages and MIS;
  • Ability to support government and community level partners to deliver against program objectives/targets.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and deliver outputs on schedule.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 26th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) as the subject of the application to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc) – Dropbox

Click Here for Job Details (Docx)

Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

Chief of Party, Water for Agriculture at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Chief of Party, Water for Agriculture

Job ID: I4921
Location: Adamawa
Job Type: Regular, Full Time
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative (Northeast Nigeria)

Background

  • CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of 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 USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. Responsibilities include meeting program 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 program with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.

Specific Job 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 the USAID AOR, 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.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • 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
  • Ensure coordination between program and operations teams; and ensuring CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Oversee compliance with USAID regulations, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.

Key Working Relationships

  • Supervisory: DCoP and Award Manager
  • Internal: Consortium Partners, CoPs and Program Managers of other CRS programs, Support Departments including Operations etc.
  • External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs), UN agencies, Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.

Agency Wide Competences (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 Accountability and Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Has a Strategic Mindset

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters’ Degree in Engineering, Water / Natural Resource Management, Administration, Management or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of management and technical experience on similar programs.
  • 5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.
  • Track record of managing large and diverse teams.
  • 5 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building and market-based approached to water management.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded programs and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements.
  • 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.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required Foreign Language:

  • English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.
  • Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
  • Work Environment: Office environment. Please note this position will be based in the field (Adamawa State)

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

Grant Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Grant Manager

Job Ref Code:GMR9419
Location: Abuja
Band: 9
Department: Programs
Reports to: Chief of Party

Job Summary

  • The Grant Manager is responsible for overall budget monitoring and compliance oversight of the Global Fund malaria grant and all related sub-grants/sub-contracts.
  • S/he oversees the design and implementation of strong internal controls and appropriate financial reporting procedures/policies to minimise/manage risks associated with grant implementation, safeguard Global Fund’s resources, achieve consistent compliance with Global Fund grant agreement, approved workplan/budget, Global Fund policies and guidelines, as well as CRS’ policies and procedures.
  • S/he coordinates assessments and the identification of needs for support in compliance, budgeting and financial management and their implementation as well as actively works with the sub-recipient (SR) on their grant management capacity.
  • In coordination with the program team and CRS Nigeria and HQ finance and compliance teams, s/he develops and implements the strategy to prevent or reduce compliance-related liabilities and risks.
  • The scope of work covers all aspects of financial and grant management of the Global Fund Malaria grant implemented by CRS in Nigeria.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Grants Management and Budgeting:

  • In coordination with the Chief of Party, ensure that all SR, partner and service provider agreements and amendments are well prepared, grant files are updated/maintained on Gateway, key grant documents are shared with the Nigeria and HQ finance teams, and that the GFSU reviews all relevant agreements and amendments
  • Ensure that donor required reports are prepared accurately and disseminated within the due dates; coordinate financial reporting with the CRS/Nigeria and HQ finance teams. This includes ensuring that reports (e.g. PU/DRs, AFRs, etc.) are discussed collectively with the different functions (program management, PSM, M&E, finance) to ensure quality analysis of the issues and identification of appropriate solutions, ensuring that this is captured in the report and carrying out accuracy and quality checks before submission to the Global Fund.
  • Review all management letters and ensure that all issues raised are resolved expeditiously in collaboration with the Global Fund Program Manager and Team (Global Fund).
  • Lead the identification of budget and compliance needs and oversee the implementation of trainings on budgeting and compliance with all relevant Global Fund malaria program staff and the SR(s) under the grant.
  • Proactively track budget spending against the budget and provide recommendations to the Chief of Party on needed actions

Compliance:

  • Ensure that all program activities are compliant with both CRS and Global Fund policies, procedures and regulations
  • Serve as the principal point of contact on grant management and compliance issues with CRS Nigeria and HQ Finance and Compliance staff, the LFA and Global Fund program staff
  • Ensure project documents and financial records are maintained and readily available for internal/external audits and reviews

SR Financial Assessments, Monitoring and Support:

  • Lead implementation of CRS’ sub-recipient financial management policy for the Global Fund malaria program; ensure that staff understand and are correctly implementing the policy
  • Ensure that the Global Fund malaria program has in place and adheres to a schedule of planned SR monitoring visits; the basis for the selection, timing and frequency of its monitoring visits should be properly documented
  • Ensure that assessments and monitoring visits are being carried out in accordance with CRS policies about timeliness, comprehensiveness, professionalism and documentation
  • If needed, ensure that corrective action plans are prepared within sixty calendar days of the assessment or monitoring visit, and that program staff are supporting the SR to address the identified issues within agreed timelines.
  • Ensure financial and programming staff participate in the financial monitoring of the SR (including site visits); trip reports must indicate the monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews
  • Review and analyses assessment, monitoring, trip reports and monthly updates on a timely manner and to inform follow-up actions

Human Resources:

  • Lead, direct, mentor and coach a team of finance and grants compliance staff to meet GF program objectives
  • Take the lead in setting annual Global Fund malaria program finance and compliance targets and ensure that specific tasks are built in staff performance plans
  • 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
  • Lead the identification of performance gaps and needs of program, SR and partner staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality support and technical assistance to program staff, SRs and states

Qualifications and Skills

  • ICAN or equivalent professional qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Accounting or Finance, Organizational Development, Management or another relevant field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in non-profit Accounting and grant management, preferably with an International Organization, with at least 6 years’ experience at the management level.
  • Must be a, self-motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative
  • Good understanding of Global Fund policies and guidelines is required
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in capacity strengthening with prior experience of integrating this with programming; experience in curriculum design and development.
  • Excellent experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through participatory adult learning, mentoring, distance education, and other formal and non-formal methods; experience in the design of and delivery of training workshops
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially), experience with SunSystems, Adaptive Planning, Salesforce and JD Edwards software a plus
  • Must be flexible and can work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50%

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 17th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc) – Dropbox

Click Here for Job Details (Docx)

Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Head of Office at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Head of Office

Job Ref Code: HDC9419
Location: Yola, Adamawa (with frequent travel within Northeast (NE) Nigeria (including within security level III states))
Band: 10
Department: Operations
Reports To: Deputy Country Representative, NE Nigeria

Job Summary

  • Through the Head of Office, Adamawa State, CRS will continue to offer high quality humanitarian and development assistance to communities in Adamawa State. Based in Yola, the Head of Office (HOO) Adamawa will oversee CRS’ operations support in Adamawa State.
  • S/he will maintain coordination and communication with key operations personnel based in NE Nigeria for the agency’s humanitarian and development assistance ensuring integration with the country program operations and program quality standards.
  • The HOO supervises the Adamawa office in maintaining quality implementation, overseeing the overall administration, logistics, coordination and finances.
  • The HOO focus is to assist in the office team stay abreast of the multiple activities, grant technical financial and policy oversight, provide guidance and support to the partner organizations, support the capacity building of CRS staff with active hands-on collaboration, and maintain open channels of communication and coordination with programming and operations staff with the NE main office in Maiduguri.
  • The HOO will also manage the quality and timeliness for all financial and administrative reporting.
  • He/she will promote coordination between other offices in the NE and ensure integration and collaboration across CRS’ development and humanitarian assistance.
  • S/he defers to DCR/NE authority on major issues of policy and procedure and is the chief security officer for CRS in Adamawa State.

Specific Responsibilities
Operational Quality and Management:

  • Oversee specific and clearly defined operational directions and day to day activities as indicated in the donor agreements, successful implementation of operational strategies, M&E, financial, programmatic, and staff management.
  • Serves as operational point person for the program and provides strategic and technical leadership to CRS staff in Adamawa and partners for all of its operational components.
  • Oversees management and maintenance of up to date operational documentation related to all project approvals, monitoring and implementation in both hard and soft copies.
  • Promotes strong operational linkages and exchange with other CRS offices engaged in similar programming to ensure the sharing of best practices and expertise, and particularly across the northeast operations and the country program.

Partnership and Capacity Building:

  • Establishes and maintains excellent collaborative working relationships with local partners
  • Manages relationships, negotiations and intensive communication efforts with partners in all phases of grant/project implementation
  • Facilitates coordination with partners, including knowledge management, learning and capacity building for partner staff

Reporting:

  • Ensures timely and quality preparation of donor project narrative reports, quarterly performance indicator tracking tables, baseline and final evaluation reports, as well as other reports needed/required by the local government, donors, the region or headquarters as per reporting schedules.

Security

  • Supervises the Security Officer for Adamawa State and oversees overall security management in Adamawa State; ensures cohesion, application of security instructions and guidance as well as regular updates of Adamawa State specific security procedures and manuals.

Budgeting, Financial Planning and Compliance:

  • Ensures proper financial management systems are in place and followed in coordination with the Awards Management Officer (AMO) and finance team/department.
  • Ensures grant/project management compliance with donor regulations.
  • Ensures the review and timely submission of financial reports by partners working in close coordination with the AMO, finance team and other resource management staff in North East Nigeria.
  • In collaboration with program and operations leadership, and the finance staff/department, reviews and analyzes budget comparison reports and takes necessary steps to ensure proper management and utilization of grant/project budgets.
  • Ensures that systems are in place for the management of equipment and local procurement activities in support to grant/project successful implementation.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and mentors operational staff working on specific-based project support activities
  • Ensures timely and quality adherence to CRS Performance Management System for all staff under his/her supervision.
  • Prepares employee job descriptions, performance plans and performance appraisals for projects officers/assistants that are engaged for specific clearly defined projects in coordination with other program and operations managers.
  • Ensures CRS grant/project staff have the equipment and logistical support needed to carry out their roles/responsibilities.
  • Contributes to the planning and implementation of capacity building for grant/project-based staff

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Development, Project Management, Business, Organizational Development, Non-formal Education, Psychology or Public Administration; significant work experience in a directly related field will be considered in lieu of graduate degree.
  • Minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience in project management, within international organizations or the private sector, including: management of human resources, project activities and/or budgets;
  • Experience working in security compromised areas
  • Experience managing an office in a field-based setting
  • Experience with high level representation with various partners
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization, organization and mediation among local actors
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English. Working knowledge of either Hausa or Kanuri highly desirable.
  • Strong cross-cultural skills and experience working with people from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated capacities to establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with donors, government officials, local organizations, communities and other stakeholders
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to develop proposals and write reports meeting donor requirements
  • Must be able to work independently and represent CRS
  • Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel)
  • Willingness to travel within northeast Nigeria
  • Must be familiar with and committed to gender equity in programming and management practices

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 17th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc) – Dropbox

Click Here for Job Details (Docx)

Additional Information
Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’

Program Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Program Manager

Job Ref Code: PMR9419
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: CRS Partnership and Capacity Strengthening Coordinator

Background

  • CRS has secured funding from Caritas Germany to implement a 3 year project Cash-Based Assistance for Conflict-Affected Households in the Lake Chad Basin – Nigeria
  • For Nigeria, Caritas Germany has entered into a bilateral agreement with Caritas Nigeria for achievement of Strategic Objective 1 – Crisis affected populations meet the priority needs for their Households and CRS for S02 – CBOs/FBOs have improved capacity to implement high quality, timely Cash Transfer Programs meeting the needs of crisis-affected populations
  • Caritas Germany has also entered into similar agreements with CRS Chad, Caritas Chad and Caritas Cameroon. Specifically, CRS Nigeria will work with Caritas Nigeria, including JDPC Maiduguri, to strength the capacity of Caritas Nigeria in emergency programming with an emphasis on cash transfer programming.

Job Summary

  • The successful candidate will support programming and implementation of Cash-Based Assistance for Conflict-Affected Households in the Lake Chad Basin – Nigeria advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable
  • Your skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming.

Key Job Responsibilities
Program Quality and Implementation:

  • Oversee and ensure the successful implementation of the program, in adherence with donor requirements
  • Ensure quality and timely implementation of the project against set objectives, targets and work plans
  • Support teams and partners in the development of DIPs and M&E components linked to SO2. Ensure DIP includes both programming events, as well as all management quality focused partner capacity strengthening events
  • Help assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to Cash Transfer Programming within an emergency context, applying appropriate application of partnership principles, concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Support programming of all activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
  • Ensure the project utilizes best practices, policies and guidelines consistent with humanitarian principles and SPHERE Standards
  • Actively support project activities through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution
  • Coordinate the identification of technical assistance needs of partners and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation
  • Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy
  • Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome obstacles.
  • Manages project budget in compliance with donor guidelines and policies.
  • Ensure robust financial and monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for high quality programming
  • Reporting, Institutional Learning, Documentation and Sharing
  • Compile field-based reports to CRS and external donors
  • Identify, document and lead any efforts to document best practices and lessons learned from the project for organizational learning and donors.
  • Take the lead in the completion of success stories and case studies – modify as needed based on intended audience.
  • Integrates best practices from the project into CRS emergency programming.

Capacity Building and Supervision:

  • Support the capacity building of partners staff through on-job training, targeted technical guidance, coaching, mentoring, accompaniment and regular field visits
  • Support the development of partner capacity building plans and strategies
  • Ensure completion and dissemination of reports/documentation of relevant partnership initiatives in keeping with established requirements
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Remain current on agency guidelines, learning initiatives and policies related to capacity strengthening
  • Identify and coordinate relevant training events for CRS and partner staff to advance knowledge and skills cash transfer programming within an emergency context including project reflections, learning assessments, planning and facilitation guides.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Ensure effective coordination with CRS internal and partners staff and provide frequent feedback and updates
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders and potential collaborators for cash transfer programming within an emergency context
  • Champion learning and collaboration with other project teams, partners, other Country Programs and CRS HQ.

Required Qualifications and Experience
Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Cash Transfer Programming required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Project management experience in Cash Transfer Programming
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations and building partner capacity
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
  • Able to communicate in English Language (speaking and written) is mandatory
  • Able to speak in Hausa and or Kanuri is an additional advantage.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Proactive, results and service-oriented
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language: Hausa or Kanuri.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm, 17th September, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Program Manager, PMR9419) to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form – (Dropbox Doc.)

Click here for more information – (Dropbox Doc.)

Note

  • CRS is an equal-opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Safeguarding:

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

 

 

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