Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment 2019/2020 & How to Apply

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

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.

Catholic Relief Services Recruitment: 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 has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.

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CRS Recruitment 2019/2020.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Consultant – Mapping of Local Artisan at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Consultant – Mapping of Local Artisan (Fabricators, Operators and Mechanics) of Agricultural Farm Machineries for Accessibility to Farmers within the Communities of Project Implementation; as well as Training/Building the Technical Capacity of Youth and Women on Operation, Maintenance, and Repairs of Friendly Farm Operations in Adamawa and Borno States

Ref. Code: FMB121219
Location: Adamawa

Terms of Reference

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done to conduct mapping of local artisan (fabricators, operators and mechanics) of agricultural equipment; as well training youth and women on operation, maintenance, and repairs of friendly farm operations in target communities in Adamawa and Borno States in Northeast Nigeria under the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity
  • The work required by this TOR includes feasibility of service provision for agricultural farm machineries, developing/adapting training manual, training selected artisans/master trainers and documentation.

Background

  • With donor support from USAID, Catholic Relief Services (CRS/Nigeria), as subgrantees to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Borno State Agricultural Development program and Adamawa State Agricultural Development Program is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity
  • The two-year Activity issued under the US Government’s Global Food Security Act was awarded by USAID Nigeria to IITA and its partners on 19th July 2019 as part of USAID’s contributions to the economic recovery in the North East seeks to support vulnerable populations to engage in basic farming activities that will improve food security, increase agricultural incomes and improve resilience among smallholder farmers and their families in Adamawa and Borno states
  • The Activity will work with a coalition of partners to facilitate improved agro-inputs and extension advisory services to serve vulnerable populations, strengthen the institutions that form the market system and the networks that serve smallholder farmers who have been disenfranchised by conflict, and facilitate the engagement of youth and women in commercial agribusiness activities.

Primary Purpose

  • The objective of this assignment is to provide consultancy services for mapping of local artisan (fabricators, operators) and mechanics of farm machineries, post-harvest handling equipment in Song, Fufore, Yola South, Demsa, Guyuk, Hong, Gombi Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Adamawa State and Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, Shani and Bayo LGAs in Borno States that could service the communities mentioned above
  • In addition, the consultant will provide training to at least 25 master trainers (private and public machinery operators) across the targeted project communities on elements of equipment fabrication, operation and repairs that emphasize the proper maintenance of farm machinery operation and maintenance of women and youth friendly mechanization tools and associated equipment that can be utilized for farm operations to ensure delivery of quality services to farmers and reduce machine downtime.

Scope and Geographical Coverage

  • Mapping of local artisan (fabricators, operators and mechanics) of farm machineries in the focus LGAs: The consultant will conduct a mapping exercise for existing local artisan (fabricators, operators and mechanics) of farm machineries (public and private), and post-harvest/processing equipment availability within the afore mentioned project communities. The mapping is intended to encourage adequate planning and to facilitate effective linkages of farmers to available services within their communities
  • The mapping will inform the project on the types of existing services in the communities, as well as helping in the identification of service providers, such as private and public machinery operator groups and artisans responsible for the maintenance of this equipment within the project communities.
  • Building the technical capacity of 25 artisans/ farm machinery mechanics and operators: The consultant will build the capacity of identified 25 local artisans/farm machinery mechanics and operators across the targeted project communities. The consultant will also develop a detailed curriculum for training these skilled personnel, featuring among other technical details, appropriate loop for competency level required for certification and/or professional registration as technicians, craftsmen, and technologists; and sustainable mechanization services business models.
  • Submit a detailed final report on the whole assignment.

Approach and Method
This consultancy will be done at two stages

  • Mapping of local artisan (fabricators, operators and mechanics) of farm machinery as well identify women and youth friendly pre and post-harvest mechanization tools including solar powered pumps/machines. Assessment data collection, analysis and submission of final report is expected to be completed within a period of 25 calendar days from 9th December 2019 – 15th January 2020 upon signing of the Contract
  • Building the technical capacity of 25 artisans/ farm machinery mechanics and operators and the trained artisans would be expected to step down the training to 500 youth and women on operating farm machinery and minimum of 200 women and youth as farm machinery mechanics. The assignment is scheduled to last for 20 days (including curriculum development and training in Adamawa and Borno States). The dates will be agreed with the consultant.

All activities will be conducted with supervision, assistance, and guidance of the below Integrated Agriculture Activity staff IITA, ICRISAT and CRS (Program Managers, Snr Agricultural Livelihoods Advisor), Youth and Gender Coordinator and; CRS Program Officer in Borno and Adamawa States.

Required Qualifications
CRS seeks expressions of interest from Consultant(s)/a firm of consultant with the following skills/qualifications in conducting field assessments. Key Requirements of the Consultant(s) include:

  • Postgraduate Degree in any one of the following fields: Agriculture Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Vocational Skills In Farm Machinery Fabrication, or other fields related with strong background in youth and women friendly mechanization tools and registered with COREN is an added advantage etc;
  • Having at least one consultant knowledgeable in mapping farm machinery/equipment, pre and post-harvest/processing equipment, mechanization tools that women and youth friendly for the cultivation of sorghum, rice, maize, cowpea, groundnut and soybean production to processing systems
  • Having a deep knowledge on farm machinery operations and repairs; production and post-harvest handling equipment for sorghum, rice, maize, cowpea, groundnut and soybean, and having experience in conducting training to community-based artisans as vocational skills
  • Good eye for details; adherence to logic; and capacity for inductive reasoning;
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, communication and team coordination skills;
  • Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to conduct discussions with a diversity of people ranging from senior management to project participants;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to rural communities in Northeast Nigeria and work in a complex and security-sensitive environment. Proficiency in local language(s) in the area is desirable.

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% or 10% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees for individuals or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
COB, 24th December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for Mapping of Local Artisan (Fabricators, Operators and Mechanics) of Agricultural Farm Machineries for Accessibility to Farmers within the Communities of Project Implementation; as well as Training/Building the Technical Capacity of Youth and Women on Operation, Maintenance, and Repairs of Friendly Farm Operations in Adamawa and Borno States – FMB121219) and attach MS Word documents to: [email protected]

Note

  • The EOI should include but not limited to the following: Expected daily rate, personal/company profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work.
  • Only qualified persons will be contacted and invited for screening.

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’’.

Consultant – Livestock Value Chain and Market Analysis at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Consultant – Livestock Value Chain and Market Analysis

Ref. Code: LVM121219
Location: Adamawa

Background

  • USAID Nigeria awarded the 3-years WATER FOR AGRICULTURE ACTIVITY to Catholic Relief Services – Nigeria Program on July 15, 2019. The goal of this activity is to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management towards increasing agricultural productivity of smallholder crop farmers and livestock herders in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states in Northeast 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 Lake Chad Basin countries.
  • WFA will target at least 50,000 livestock herders and 4,000 smallholder farmers across 7 Local Government Areas (LGAs) – Jakusko and Bursari in Yobe State; Kaga, Biu and Kwaya Kusar in Borno State; and Gombi and Mayo Belwa in Adamawa State
  • WFA will improve access to water for smallholder farmers and livestock herders while strengthening water governance and improving their farm and livestock productivity through market-driven approaches.

Primary Purpose
The specific objectives of the study are as follows:

  • To gain an overview of the livestock sector, including the production system and productivity;
  • To characterize the livestock holdings of herding households in the selected grazing reserves;
  • To determine basic characteristics of the socio-economic conditions and livelihoods of the herding households in the selected grazing reserves; and
  • To analyze and map the major livestock value chain activities in the selected grazing reserves. These activities may include, but are not limited to livestock rearing, green pasture production, livestock feed processing, meat processing, milk production, milk processing, cottage yogurt production, etc.

The successful consultant will undertake the following:

  • Carry out a desk review of available livestock sector data in the BAY states and local government areas.
  • Recruit and train qualified enumerators for the field exercise.
  • Supervise all aspects of data collection.
  • Carry out data analysis and interpretation.
  • Submit inception report, first and final drafts of reports of the study.

Required Qualifications

  • A University Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production & Health, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine or any other related course.
  • A relevant Postgraduate Degree in Animal Science, Agric Economics or other relevant fields with 10 years post graduate experience.
  • The consultant should be registered and up to date in the membership of a relevant professional body.
  • The consultant should also have good working knowledge of livestock value chain and market analysis.
  • The consultant should have vast experience in conducting research, use of data collection tools.
  • The consultant should be conversant with the working conditions of the project location.
  • Knowledge of English language and excellent English writing skills are mandatory.
  • Capacity to self-manage, work independently and remotely and deliver on time.
  • 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.
  • Experience in a similar role with an INGO or a USAID-funded project is desirable.

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% or 10% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees for individuals or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
COB, 24th December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for Livestock Value Chain and Market Analysis – LVM121219) and attach MS Word documents to: [email protected]

Note

  • The EOI should include but not limited to the following: Expected daily rate, personal/company profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work.
  • Only qualified persons will be contacted and invited for screening
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

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’’.

Consultant – Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Consultant – Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor Assessment Study in Target Communities of Adamawa and Borno

Job Ref Code: MDP51219
Location: Borno

Description

  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done to conduct an output market dynamics and production factor assessment study in target communities in Adamawa and Borno States in Northeast Nigeria under the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity. The work required by this TOR includes developing and testing the tools, data collection and documentation.

Background:

  • For many years, the communities of the Northeast of Nigeria have faced chronic, multi-dimensional and inter-related vulnerability factors, including high levels of poverty; regular periods of insufficient harvests and pasture availability; economic marginalization; regular droughts due to climatic instability, unpredictable access to water resources, ongoing conflict, gender inequality, a large youth population with limited economic prospects, inadequate systems of governance, and Global Acute Malnutrition rates of 10-15%.These existing vulnerabilities and structural factors of fragility are now deepened in the current crisis. In March 2019, over 4.5 million individuals were affected by the ongoing crisis in the northeast, including over 2.6 million internally displaced and refugees.
  • With donor support from USAID, Catholic Relief Services (CRS/Nigeria), as subgrantees to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Borno State Agricultural Development program and Adamawa State Agricultural Development Program is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity. The two-year Activity issued under the US Government’s Global Food Security Act was awarded by USAID Nigeria to IITA and its partners on 19th July 2019 as part of USAID’s contributions to the economic recovery in the North East seeks to support vulnerable populations to engage in basic farming activities that will improve food security, increase agricultural incomes and improve resilience among smallholder farmers and their families in Adamawa and Borno states.
  • The Activity will work with a coalition of partners to facilitate improved agro-inputs and extension advisory services to serve vulnerable populations, strengthen the institutions that form the market system and the networks that serve smallholder farmers who have been disenfranchised by conflict, and facilitate the engagement of youth and women in commercial agribusiness activities.

Primary Purpose

  • The main objective of the Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor (including labour) assessment study is to provide practical recommendations and input to inform CRS’ market system programming and entrepreneurial activities (component 2) under the Integrated Agriculture Activity. The study aims to identify output market dynamics and production factor, identify actors involved in the value chain assessed their linkages as well, value added, employable vocational skills trades and profitable small-scale businesses to support and income-generating activities for which there is market demand, considering target population, local community dynamics and cultural preferences. In addition, identify which elements of the chain could/should be strengthened for developing strong linkages between production and output market actors and for the producers to be able to capture larger share of the gross margins. Locate which elements represent barriers or obstacles to overcome.
  • The assessment will define, develop and provide CRS with tailor-made and key output market sector-driven information in the targeted areas on the types of activities and partnerships needed to offer economic and livelihoods opportunities which are secure and profitable in the Northeast for people especially women and youth to engage in.
  • Furthermore, the study will identify or investigate the current demand and potential demand for value chain outputs, their various market destinations and related price trends to identify constraints, barriers and opportunities. Specify past price trends and price volatility and present future price outlook at the national, in the selected area; describe and evaluate the feasibility of commercialization and output market linkages needed in the Northeast.
  • Also, the assessment shall examine the input and output market and their structure, procurement processes, post-harvest processes, identification of final buyer for output market, type of contractual arrangements and transaction costs involved. Analyze degree of competitiveness, the existence of monopolies and market share segmentation for both input and output markets; and identification of potential lead firms for each value chain. The study will analyse beneficiaries’ livelihood and labour market participation behaviours, resilience status and preferences.
  • The potential contributors to postharvest market loss in markets and reasons for reduced loss in the road-side markets are likely to be multifaceted. Diverse market participation (commercial-scale farmers through to semi-subsistence farm surplus), poor road infrastructure, the lack of a cool chain, limited or poor packaging, and inadequate market storage facilities needs to balance against potential supply chain practices that seek to mitigate or lessen potentially elevated postharvest loss. These elements need to be investigated more deeply on how this plays out the North East
  • Assessment data collection, analysis and submission of final report is expected to be completed within a period of 20 calendar days with the consultant availability from December 5, 2019 – January 20, 2020, upon signing of the Contract.

Scope and Geographical Coverage:

  • The Output Market Dynamics and production factor assessment should be conducted regarding the cultural environment and the social or political processes that enable or inhibit access to work and other livelihood opportunities; diversity in the households’ population, in terms of their socio-economic status i.e. the livelihood assets, market standards and strategies that households and individual men and women use to survive.
  • The Output Market Dynamics assessment should include identification of institutions and existing programs that support or can potentially support demand for value chain outputs development and create economic opportunities in the hosting areas. In addition, assessment of the socio-economic context of the producer profile, specifying costs of production, the farm gate price and average production household whose main is a target crop. The assessment should also aim to characterize the market status, trends, drivers and barriers as well as stakeholder needs and influence Recommended output market opportunities should be based on specification of services and service conditions provided to producers by input providers, traders, processors, banking institutions, commercial extension providers as well as services provided to producers by government services.
  • Evidence of market demand should be included in the report.
  • The output market dynamics assessment will cover identifying and appraising the set of interactions taking place among agents and the formal and/or informal rules governing them and provide a reference as to what to expect in the target area and include all or aspects of existing on-going market system activities in these target locations.
  • The assessment will cover both the rural and peri-urban communities in the 12 LGAs where Feed the Future Integrated Agriculture Activity is currently being implemented. The LGAs are Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani in Borno State and, Song, Yola South, Fufore, Hong, Gombi, Demsa and Guyuk LGAs in Adamawa State.

Approach and Method
The Consultant should propose the detailed approach and methodology for the assessment, based on the general guidelines provided below. The methodology should be, gender-sensitive, and cover all LGAs (Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani in Borno State and, Song, Yola South, Fufore, Hong, Gombi, Demsa and Guyuk LGAs in Adamawa State), where the project is implemented.

Note that the following points are indicative, and the specific approaches/methodologies used will be finalized between CRS and the Consultant during Contract negotiations:

  • Conduct a comparative analysis of pre-and post-crisis situation of the output market.
  • Map existing market systems and identify key value chains (size of the markets, volume of sales, market integration/segmentation, supply and demand for products and services, etc.). Identify sectors and value chains that are not overly saturated and present potential for growth, profitability and employment. Include information on value chain entry-points that would be accessible for youths with little or no formal employment experience.
  • Identify and map out both on-farm and off-farm livelihoods and output market opportunities existing around Integrated Agriculture Activity intervention. Provide a clear picture of the challenges and barriers of potential service providers and measures for addressing constraints identified in the target area with attention to gender considerations;
  • Assess the agriculture produce value chain and identify potential value addition businesses viable in the targeted area putting into consideration the target population and local community dynamics and cultural preferences as well as the market demand.
  • Map market actors and institutions operating and delivering goods and services in the area; Provide information to inform business development service market based on skill gaps and demand in market. This should include feasibility of commercialization and market linkages needed value chain opportunities in the targeted LGAs.
  • Identify key markets which are secure and profitable for conflicted people to engage in.
  • The tools and specific methodological approaches will be discussed and agreed between CRS and the Consultant.

Primary assessment methods will include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Consultative inception meeting with Senior Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor and other key Integrated Agriculture Activity stakeholders to ensure shared understanding of scope, methodologies, approaches and tools
  • Key informant interviews
  • Desk review: documents, reports and literature review
  • Data/records review and analysis
  • Agronomic production profile from the value chain assessed
  • Focus group discussions with beneficiaries and stakeholders (especially youth and women), identification of key chain actors, interview them where possible.
  • Specific surveys (incl. analysis of business development service market for the chains, market trends, prices, and employment)
  • A formal presentation of the key draft findings at the Integrated Agriculture Activity team at CRS office in Yola is required. The Consultant should keep the CRS team regularly informed of progress on key issues that may require additional direction or suggestions for other key informants or reference materials.

The final report should be analytical and user-friendly, detailing key findings and providing clear and forward-looking recommendations. The report will be drafted with a length between 30 and 50 standard A4 pages with an executive summary of no more than 3-4 pages (1800 characters/page). All reports and deliverables should be completed in English; be free of typo or grammatical errors; and be a polished document ready for publication. This means the document contains no factual errors or inaccuracies and citations are properly used. The structure of the report will be agreed between CRS team and the Consultant.

The following is an illustrative list of deliverables required under the Consultancy. The final list will be agreed upon/approved in the Consultant contract:

  • Desk review report summarizing key findings
  • Inception report, with detailed assessment work plan (maximum 5 pages), following the desk review;
  • Draft Output Market Dynamics and production factor (including labour) assessment report for CRS comment;
  • Presentation of draft findings with CRS after submission of the draft Output Market Dynamics and labour market assessment report;
  • Soft copies of all quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, interview guides, etc. used;
  • Soft copies of both raw and final, clean quantitative data set with syntax, in a readable format, with accompanying codebook/data dictionary;
  • Soft copy of qualitative matrices and;
  • Final report addressing feedback/comments from CRS on the draft report and initial presentation of findings.

Required Qualifications
CRS seeks expressions of interest from Consultant(s) with the following skills/qualifications in conducting field assessments. Key requirements of the Consultant(s) include:

  • Postgraduate Degree in any one of the following fields: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Entrepreneurship, Statistic, Social Science, Development Economics, Development Studies, or other fields related with strong background in relevant sector analysis and in economics etc;
  • At least 5-10 years relevant experience and proven expertise in conducting assessments and studies in the field of agriculture and rural development, and development of enterprise support institutions in relation to market system, labour markets; socio-economic and/or; micro and small enterprise development; employment promotion; private sector development; and/or income generating activities. Relevant specific experience with conducting these types of assessments/studies in Northeast Nigeria desirable;
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research and assessment report writing;
  • Good eye for details; adherence to logic; and capacity for inductive reasoning;
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, communication and team coordination skills;
  • Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to conduct discussions with a diversity of people ranging from senior management to project participants;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to rural communities in Northeast Nigeria and work in a complex and security-sensitive environment. Proficiency in local language(s) in the area is desirable.

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% or 10% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees for individuals or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
COB Wedenesday, 17th December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for the Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor Assessment Study in Target Communities of Adamawa and Borno – MDP51219) and attach MS Word documents to: [email protected]

Note

  • The EOI should include but not limited to the following: Expected daily rate, personal/company profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis
  • Only qualified persons will be contacted and invited for screening.

Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal – opportunitYou’re y 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’’.

RRM Program Manager I at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: RRM Program Manager I

Job Ref Code: RPM51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent field travel)
Department: Programs
Reports To: Emergency Response Program Manager II
Band: 8

Project Background
It is estimated that 3.5 million people will require shelter and non-food items (NFIs) assistance in 2019, showing a significant increase over 2018 and representing the second and third highest priority need across all IDPs. These needs are excepted to continue growing, with a regular influx of new IDPs on a regular basis. In July 2019 over 8,000 new IDP arrivals were recorded in the NE, with the rainy season (July-September) putting these already vulnerable populations at further risk. While NGOs, UN and other actors have ongoing support programs, only 39% of the estimated funding need has been committed to the 2019-2020 response plan, leaving a large gap for immediate responses.

With initial funding in 2019 the CRS emergency team was able to train a core team of over 20 staff in rapid response best practices related to both program quality and supply chain and carried out rapid NFI and food assistance to over 400 HHs affected by severe flooding in August/September 2019. Following the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) pilot in FY19, new funding has been secured through September 2020 to support the expansion and immediate staffing needs of the RRM while seeking longer-term funding from other sources. With current funding, CRS aims to provide immediate life-saving WASH and shelter NFI and food interventions for 1,000 sudden onset disaster and conflict-affected households in Borno State, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Gubio, Jere/MMC, Kaga, Magumeri, Mobbar, Gujba and Gulani LGAs.

Primary Function
You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for Rapid Response Mechanisms, designing and implementing projects advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. Reporting to the OFDA PM II for Emergency Response, the RRM PM I will undertake the following responsibilities related to project cycle management, technical direction, and program development:

Program Quality and Implementation:

  • Manage and implement 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 quality and timely field level implementation of the RRM program against set objectives, targets and work plans
  • Ensure that RRM programing utilizes international best practices, policies and guidelines, in line with CRS’ RRM SOPs, developing new SOPs as needed
  • In coordination with the MEAL team, ensure adherence to CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and actively monitor activities through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and take timely decisions to resolve issues
  • Provide inputs to relevant Sector leads within CRS emergency teams and represent CRS at working group meetings and coordination forums for RRM coordination as needed at the LGA and state level
  • Develop new and manage existing relationships with key stakeholders and potential collaborators for RRM programs.

Budget Management:

  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Conduct monthly budget reviews, ensuring on track project spending, in line with budget and DIP
  • Program Development and Strategic Planning
  • Identify opportunities for program and proposal development in line with CRS and donor guidelines
  • Participate in proposal writing and budget development processes for RRM programs, focusing on opportunities from rapid funding streams, such as START Network
  • Lead technical assessments as a basis for RRM program development when necessary to monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust programmatic priorities as necessary.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify training needs and develop capacity building sessions for CRS emergency teams-pertaining to RRM best practice, on-job training, technical guidance and coaching sessions
  • Ensure appropriate support to the RRM field activity teams through regular field visits and providing targeted technical feedback
  • Monitor staffing needs for field activities and coordinate with the OFDA PM II for requesting staff time from emergency program staff, providing input/feedback to relevant supervisors on performance of their staff in the field.

Reporting:

  • Support the development of field-based reports and ensure proper documentation of all distributions
  • Work with MEAL teams to develop success stories following activities
  • Complete donor reports according to donor reporting schedule

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Emergency Response PM IIs (OFDA and FFP), Emergency Coordinator, emergency programming teams, OFDA MEAL team, MEAL coordinator,security team and operations (supply chain, HR, admin, finance) team
  • External: WASH,CCCM/Shelter/NFI and Food Security Coordination Mechanism, IOM, UN agencies, local leaders and community members, partner agencies

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in managing light to moderately complex NFI and/or food projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Proven experience in project design and implementation, budgeting and ï¬Financial management in RRM
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, and program management
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Kobo Collect, RedRose, Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems
  • Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • 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
  • Fluency in local languages, Hausa and Kanuri.

Travel:

  • Regular travel within Borno State and some occasional travel to other BAY states

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.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 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 application (e.g. RRM Program Manager I, RPM51219) to: [email protected].org

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)

Important Information/Notice

  • 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
  • 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.
  • CRS recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
  • The above 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.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hygiene Promotion Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Job Ref Code: HPR51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

Job Summary

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support IDPs in Borno State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilisation:

  • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
  • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
  • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
  • Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
  • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
  • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
  • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion sessions with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
  • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
  • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
  • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
  • Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Reporting
  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of Degree and should have knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
  • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partners
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2019; (Time – COB i.e. 5:00pm)

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 application (e.g. Hygiene Promotion Officer, NPR81119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form
(Drop-box)

Click Here for Job Details
(Drop-box)

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

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’’

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