New Job Vacancies at 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
non-church 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, health and emergency programming.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting to fill the job positions below:

Job Title: Program Assistant
Location:
Lafia, Nasarawa
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Program Manager – Nasarawa State
Job Summary

  • The Program assistant primary responsibility is to support the coordination and knowledge flow of the programs unit.
  • In addition to that function, the Program Assistant will provide
    logistical support to meetings and visitors, and will perform other
    administrative duties in support of grant activities as required.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of a HND/ University degree. Some experience with management of professional development preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in administrative support
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computers in general
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work with church-based organizations.

Job Title: Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation
Location:
FCT, Abuja
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: C-1
Reports To: M & E Manager
Job Summary

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to provide
    support to the day to day implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation,
    Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities of SMILE Project at the
    subnational levels as may be directed by the MEAL Manager and/or the
    Database Manager.
  • Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager, the M&E
    Technical Officer will ensure that data entry into national, PEPFAR and
    SMILE project management information systems (MIS) – National OVC
    management information system (NOMIS), PEPFAR reporting portal – Data
    for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM), SMILE Project
    Management Information System (PMIS), Savings and Information Exchange
    (SAVIX) are up to date at all times.
  • He/she will collaborate with the M&E teams of SMILE and the
    CSOs to in Kogi State to ensure that accurate and high quality program
    data are collected and entered into the MIS platforms in a timely
    manner, reports generated along with the narratives, to provide
    information for OVC programming and management decision making.
  • In addition, he/she will support the training of CSO staff,
    promote program learning and sharing among staff, partners and
    stakeholders and encourage data utilization at all levels.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science with emphasis in rural
    development, public health, statistics or a development related fields.
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E design with previous experience
    in application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • At least three years of professional experience
    implementing/managing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and
    OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at
    least one year with a NGOs.
  • Experience in designing computer databases in Excel, Access, Visual Basics or in other database packages.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office – Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Experience in data management and analytical packages and at
    least one of the following: Iform Buldier, CSPro, SPSS, Epiinfo or
    STATA.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and
    civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to
    diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using
    participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team
    work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis,
    taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and
    delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

Job Title: Program Assistant
Location:
Benue
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Program Manager
Job Summary

  • The Program assistant primary responsibility is to support the coordination and knowledge flow of the programs unit.
  • In addition to that function, the Program Assistant will provide
    logistical support to meetings and visitors, and will perform other
    administrative duties in support of grant activities as required.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of a HND/ University degree. Some experience with management of professional development preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in administrative support
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computers in general
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to work with church-based organizations.

Job Title: Finance and Compliance Assistant
Location:
Edo
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Duration: One year (Renewable)
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Finance & Compliance Specialist
Job Summary

  • The Finance and Compliance Assistance (FCA) will ensure that
    CRS/Nigeria complies with Donor regulations and CRS Agency’s Finance
    Policies and Procedure and Principle of stewardship.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
  • Must be a matured, motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong internal relationship management and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially);
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team

Job Title: ICCM Specialist
Location:
FCT, Abuja
Position Band: D-1
Reports To: Head of Unit Health Systems Strengthening
Primary Function

  • The Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) Specialist will
    serve as CRS’s primarily technical representative on this
    multi-organization project.
  • Specifically, the ICCM Specialist will support the project team
    in increasing access to appropriate treatment of malaria, pneumonia and
    diarrhea by 50% from 2015 levels in selected local government areas
    through the ICCM approach.
  • This includes support for scaling up Nigeria’s ICCM strategy
    implementation through private patent medicine vendors and community
    health extension workers.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • M.D/MBBS OR post graduate degree in Health Management or Public
    Health required with significant field experience in Nigeria in clinical
    and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • At least 8 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public
    health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 5 years’
    experience in malaria programming, including integrated community case
    management, is required.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working child health project that included iCCM strategy is required at the field level.
  • Proven experience in collaborating with, and providing technical assistance, to NMEP and to partner organizations.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Experience with USAID donor funding requirements a plus.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Commitment to gender responsive/transformative programming
  • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
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Job Title: MEAL Assistant
Location:
Lafia, Nasarawa State
Department: Programs/ SMILE Project
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Technical Officer
Primary Function

  • The primary responsibility of this position is to provide
    support to the day to day implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation,
    Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities of SMILE Project at the
    subnational levels as may be directed by the MEAL Technical Officer
    and/or the MEAL Manager.
  • Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Technical Officer, the
    M&E Assistant will ensure that data entry into national, PEPFAR and
    SMILE project management information systems (MIS) – National OVC
    management information system (NOMIS), PEPFAR reporting portal – Data
    for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM), SMILE Project
    Management Information System (PMIS), Savings and Information Exchange
    (SAVIX) are up to date at all times.
  • He/she will collaborate with the M&E teams of SMILE and the
    CSOs to ensure that accurate and high quality program data are collected
    and entered into the MIS platforms in a timely manner, reports
    generated along with the narratives, to provide information for OVC
    programming and management decision making.
  • In addition, he/she will support the training of CSO staff,
    promote program learning and sharing among staff, partners and
    stakeholders and encourage data utilization at all levels.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with emphasis in rural
    development, public health, statistics, computer science or a
    development related fields.
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E with previous experience in application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • At least two years of professional experience implementing
    M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food
    and nutrition security programming, of which at least one year with a
    NGOs.
  • Experience in designing computer databases in Excel, Access, and Visual Basics or in other database packages.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office – Excel, Power Point and Word.
  • Experience in data management and analytical packages in at
    least one of the following: Iform Builder, CSPro, SPSS, Epiinfo or
    STATA. Any other statistical software is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and
    civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to
    diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using
    participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team
    work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis,
    taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and
    delivering outputs on schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets

Job Title: Technical Officer – Household Economic Strengthening and Food Security
Location:
Abuja
Department: Programs/ SMILE Project
Position Band: C-1
Reports To: Technical Advisor -Household Economic Strengthening
Primary Function

  • The Technical officer HES will assist the Technical Advisors on
    HES in the capacity strengthening of CSOs to provide high quality
    livelihood services for vulnerable households and populations.
  • S/he will assist in the development of assessment tools,
    analysis of household vulnerability assessment results and articulation
    of appropriate relevant interventions to address identified gaps
  • S/he will be responsible for writing reports of HES Community of
    Practice meetings and trainings while providing logistical and
    programmatic support during such activities

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline.
  • A certificate in agricultural economics, food science, public health or a related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in VC programing especially
    in household economic strengthening with good knowledge of
    community-based programming and program management responsibilities.
    Experience working with an international NGO will be an advantage
  • Technical skills and experience in household economic
    strengthening. Experience in agriculture, food technology, savings-led
    microfinance methodology will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training in key areas
    including savings-led microfinance, private-service provider models, and
    agro-enterprise
  • Experience working with household poverty and food security
    assessment tools such as Nigeria Progress out of Poverty Tool, Household
    Hunger Scale or Poverty Assessment Tool
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team of professionals
  • Demonstrated experience in Nigeria VC response, VC programming principles and integrated programming approaches

Job Title: Finance and Compliance Assistant
Location:
Nasarawa
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Duration: One year (Renewable)
Position Band: B-2
Reports To: Finance & Compliance Specialist
Job Summary

  • The Finance and Compliance Assistance (FCA) will ensure that
    CRS/Nigeria complies with Donor regulations and CRS Agency’s Finance
    Policies and Procedure and Principle of stewardship.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
  • Must be a matured, motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative;
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong internal relationship management and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially);
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Title: Team Lead – Agricultural Livelihoods
Location:
Abuja
Project: Feed the Future Project
Position Band: E-1
Reports To: Technical Director – Feed the Future Project
Job Summary

  • CRS/Nigeria is seeking an Agriculture Team Lead who will provide
    the technical guidance in the production and post-harvest activities,
    facilitate smallholder farmers’ linkage to small, medium and large
    markets (including processors), ensure sustainable input and output
    markets, coordinate local resources for maximum input and ensure high
    quality project implementation that will increase agricultural
    production, productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other
    agricultural value chain actors.
  • The Ag Team Lead will report to the Technical Program Director and will maintain close liaison with other Team Leads.
  • S/he will maintain existing relationships with both
    International and National Institutes and ensure adherence to CRS
    technical and program quality standards in implementation and compliance
    by partners.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture or related field
  • At least Five years of working experience in agriculture,
    development or food security programs – including focus on at least one
    of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or
    governance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in Hausa language is an added advantage as well as experience with northern Nigerian agriculture.
  • Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions, policies and guidelines, including reporting requirements and Caritas agencies
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time

Job Title: Technical Advisor – HIV SMILE Project
Location:
Abuja, F.C.T
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: D-1
Reports To: Technical Director-SMILE
General function

  • The Technical Advisor, HIV will be responsible for working
    closely with the SMILE technical team to achieve the strategic
    objectives of the program – focusing primarily on HIV Prevention, Care
    and Support, but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration
    efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including
    Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.
  • S/he will lead the planning and capacity strengthening efforts
    while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project
    aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high
    standards of programmatic and management quality.
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Major Responsibilities

  • S/he will provide technical and programmatic leadership
    primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, care and support for project
    community members including SMILE beneficiaries.
  • S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies designed to
    strengthen the linkages between the community-based activities and
    health facilities providing HIV diagnosis, care and treatment towards
    ensuring a continuum of care.
  • S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of
    implementing CSOs, CTBC case managers and community volunteers in the
    area of community HIV prevention awareness creation; community
    mobilization for HIV counseling and testing, PMTCT, Early Infant
    Diagnosis (EID) and improving referral and counter-referral systems
    between communities and facilities.
  • In addition, s/he will support the implementation of
    evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV
    transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent
    girls and young female caregivers.
  • The TA HIV will utilize approaches that support integration and maximize country and community-ownership.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant
    experience in implementing community HIV Prevention, Care and Support
    programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and
    civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to
    diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using
    participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Experience in supporting community HIV Prevention, Care and
    Support prevention, case detection and treatment support programs in
    health facilities and community outreaches
  • Experience in contributing to project design and proposal development in the HIV/TB/Health sector for USAID/PEPFAR programs.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting HIV Prevention, Care and Support activities
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Prevention, Care and
    Support guidelines and experience working with the National Agency for
    the Control of AIDS (NACA) 7. Familiarity with OVC and community HIV
    Prevention, Care and Support programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled
    in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience
    with SharePoint a plus.

Job Title: Technical Specialist/HIV Prevention, Care and Support (SMILE)
Location:
Nasarawa State
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: D-1
Reports To: Technical Advisor – HIV
General Function

  • The Prevention, Care & Support specialist will be
    responsible for working closely with the SMILE technical team to achieve
    the strategic objectives of the program – focusing primarily on HIV
    prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting themes
    and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC
    programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition.
  • S/he will assist in the strengthening the capacity of partner
    CSOs in community based HIV response in line with operational strategies
    for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations
    through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management
    quality.

Major Responsibilities

  • S/he will provide technical and programmatic support primarily
    in the areas of HIV prevention, Community based HIV Care & Support
    for project beneficiaries affected by AIDS.
  • S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies for
    designed to strengthen the linkages between the community based care
    activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment
    towards ensuring a continuum of care.
  • S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of
    implementing CSOs in the area of HIV prevention awareness creation,
    community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early
    Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems
    between communities and facilities.
  • In addition, S/he will support the implementation of
    evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV
    transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent
    girls and young female caregivers.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant
    experience in implementing community HIV Prevention, Care and Support
    programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and
    civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to
    diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using
    participatory methods and adult learning principles. 3. Experience in
    supporting community HIV Prevention, Care and Support prevention, case
    detection and treatment support programs in health facilities and
    community outreaches
  • Experience in contributing to project design and proposal development in the HIV/TB/Health sector for USAID/PEPFAR programs.
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting HIV Prevention, Care and Support activities
  • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Prevention, Care and
    Support guidelines and experience working with the National Agency for
    the Control of AIDS (NACA) 7. Familiarity with OVC and community HIV
    Prevention, Care and Support programming and principles.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled
    in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience
    with SharePoint a plus.

 

Job Title: Program Officer
Location:
Abuja
Department: Programs/SMILE Project
Position Band: C-1
Reports To: Senior Program Manager
Primary Function

  • The Program Officer (OVC) will be responsible for the management
    and coordination of the SMILE Program sub-grants with CSOs in Edo and
    the southern part of Kogi State (S)he will work closely with the State
    Coordinators(SCs) and Monitoring/Evaluation Officers(MEOs) to ensure
    project targets are met and documented appropriately.
  • (S)he will liaise closely with Finance and Compliance Specialist (FCOs) to ensure proper accountability for project funds.
  • She/he will also provide technical assistance and training as
    appropriate to partners to ensure that high standards of program
    implementation are provided.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Development Studies, Public Health or Social Sciences;
    Social Work, or Community Development studies or related field or
    equivalent degree in humanities.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience related to vulnerable children programming in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of Quality improvement approaches is strongly desired.
  • The preferred candidate must be well versed in OVC programming,
    familiar with relevant SOPs, tools and quality related service standards
    within the context of the Nigerian OVC response
  • S/he should be knowledgeable on NOMIS M&E package and good
    understanding of institutional capacity building, grant management,
    service delivery and proposal development.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience
    working with Civil Society Organizations and other implementing
    partners.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work closely with CSO partners, government agencies and commitment to network mission.
  • Appreciable M&E experience will be an add advantage.
  • Computer proficiency, particularly in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook;
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with
    multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages between
    organizations, communities and Government Agencies.
  • Willingness to travel and spend over 50% of their time in the field
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word
document to: NG_HR@global.crs.org

Application Deadline  24th October, 2016. 

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