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Latest Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services, 22nd February, 2019

Feb 22, 2019, 10:14 AM
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. We are recruiting to fill the position below:     Job Title: Agriculture Livelihoods Officer Job Ref Code: ALO180219 Location: Biu, Borno Band: 7 Department: Programs Reports To: Program Manager II - STaR Job Summary
  • The Agriculture / Livelihoods Officer will provide technical leadership, guidance and capacity strengthening to STaR project in the areas of agriculture-based livelihoods and food security. S/he will provide guidance in the implementation of STaR agriculture & livelihoods activities using CRS approaches and methodologies as articulated in the project proposal documentation to improve household food security and resilience of targeted communities.  Focus areas will include improved agricultural practices, increasing yields, diversification of livelihoods, value addition to existing agricultural produce, improved storage, strengthening of producer groups, agro enterprise, and collective marketing of focus crops.
  • S/he will liaise with relevant government ministries, other technical experts and agencies working in the field of agriculture-based livelihoods.
  • The position will liaise with private sector partners to deliver the market optimization model.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Crop/animal Science or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in management of agriculture production and/or value-chain activities in developing countries.  Experience in Nigeria and particularly the North East will be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing agriculture projects in rural and peri-urban settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in training design, development of training curriculum, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
  • Experience with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable agriculture development and food security
  • Experience with market development approaches such as agricultural value-chain development (linking producers to markets) programming.
  • Previous experience carrying out and using the results of technical capacity assessments in the areas of agricultural production, value-chain development, food security and related fields.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)       Job Title: Program Manager Job Ref Code: PMG180219 Location: Damaturu, Yobe Band: 8 Department: Programs Reports To: Emergency Response Program Manager II Job Summary
  • You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for FFP 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.
Job Responsibilities
  • 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 project team and partner staff use the appropriate systems and tools.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
  • Act as a key resource person in project design and proposal development in respective programming area, gap-filling and taking on growth responsibilities, as needed.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Coordinate the identification of staff capacity and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and capacity strengthening and required interventions to support quality project implementation.
  • Help identify, assess and strengthen partnerships relevant to e-voucher programming in Yobe State applying appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
Education and Experience
  • Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field related to Business or Economics 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 Markets based approach programming is highly desirable.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations.
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals.
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred.
  • 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
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language: Kanuri, Hausa and other relevant local languages
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)   Job Title: Procurement Assistant Job Ref Code: PAY180219 Location: Yola, Adamawa Band: 4 Department: Operations Reports To: Head of Office - Yola Job Summary
  • The Procurement Assistant will effectively perform various activities throughout the procurement cycle to assist the acquisition of goods and services in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • His/her abilities will allow them to successfully support the quality and efficiency of procurement and purchasing activities applying the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
  • S/he will support all infrastructure activities on the STaR project.
Job Responsibilities
  • Assistance with the preparation of request for quotation, initiations to bid, requests for proposal and co-ordination of their timely dispatch by fax and messenger,
  • Maintain current up to date procurement documents / manuals.
  • Routing copying and circulation of quotes, bids and proposal for evaluation.
  • Researching pricing obtaining quotes, locally on low value items.
  • Work closely with Infrastructure Specialist to supervise infrastructure activities and cash for work program
  • Work with private contractors to plan, design and deliver medium-scale infrastructure projects
  • Assist with the coordination with the selected bidder to ensure completion of administrative processes including Bid, contract award notice and that contract documents are distributed accordingly.
  • Assist with managing the administrative process throughout the duration of the preparation of all documentation until the award of the contract.
  • Preparation of procurement tracker.
  • Coordinate with requestors and make sure the right materials needed, find out the sample of material to be purchased if necessary.
  • Provide purchased materials to the responsible receiving office and do all actions for completing the process.
  • Maintain appropriated records to ensure that procurement process, decision and contractual agreement are accurately documented for accountability and audit purpose.
  • Perform other duties assigned
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in an administrative or procurement capacity.
  • Excellent English language skills written and spoken. Hausa/Kanuri a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills must be able to interact in a mature, professional and friendly manner with local and international colleagues of differing religious and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and under pressure.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office and Excel especially;
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)     Job Title: Program Assistant Job Ref Code: PAB180219 Location: Biu, Borno Band: 4 Department: Programs Reports To: Agriculture/Livelihoods Officer - STaR Job Summary
  • The Program Assistant will be required to work within a multi-sectoral setting including infrastructure, agriculture, livelihoods, social cohesion and governance.
  • The post holder will deliver effective, highly competent project support and consistently deliver in a person-centered environment which promotes positive relationships.
  • S/he will manage the CRS office/guest house in Biu and ensure field activities in Southern Borno are well-coordinated.
Job Responsibilities General Administrative Duties:
  • Liaise with administration support staff to provide updates on anticipated administrative needs.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of project office in Biu.
  • Provide general administrative support to the operation of project activities.
  • Organize proper storage and issuance of stock, maintain stock reports and monitor usage.
  • Organize transport and distribution of project materials to project sites.
  • Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Work in collaboration with operations/ facility staff in Yola/Maiduguri to ensure proper running of the project office in Biu.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Support program staff with request for advances and cash disbursements
Support Project and CRS-wide meetings, trainings and activities:
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments.
  • Support in drafting meeting notes and record all proceedings and share with meeting participants.
  • Filing (electronic and hard) project documents, meeting minutes and technical documents.
  • Maintain inventory of all project partner’s contact information.
  • Maintain project assets inventory register in collaboration with the grant unit
  • Liaise with the IT department on hardware and software issues to ensure functionality to meet ongoing and ad hoc needs
  • Support the establishment and function of project resource center and project information management
Logistics and itineraries:
  • Ensure logistical support to staff/visitors including liaising with operations on itineraries
  • Make appointments according to schedules developed by department members
  • Be the primary point of contact for visitors’ administrative needs
  • Communicating material and cash needs to Finance and/or Administration in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate staff movements including leave, field trips and all required logistics using the movement and leave tracker.
  • Assist with correspondence, letters, and invitations. Act as liaison between programs staff and dispatcher.
  • Serves as the interface between technical team and the operations unit.
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a university degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in program support
  • Experience working with local or international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work and manage various projects in a team setting, with limited supervision
  • Fluency in English, Hausa/Kanuri
  • Ability to work well with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.
  • Passion to reach the most vulnerable groups
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)     Job Title: Governance Officer Job Ref Code: GOY180219 Location: Yola, Adamawa Band: 7 Department: Programs Reports To: Program Manager II - STaR Job Summary
  • The Governance Officer will be responsible for the delivery of the local governance component of the STaR project.
  • This will include providing technical advice, overseeing governance trainings and working with government ministries and department agencies (MDAs) and communities to establish / strengthen governance structures.
  • S/he will lead the assessment of local government (LGA) capacities, and development and implementation of organizational development plans. Working closely with the Social Cohesion Officer, the Governance Officer will ensure that local government entities are involved in peacebuilding activities and are linked to community disaster risk reduction activities.
Education and Experience
  • At least a Bachelor's degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Political Sciences, Public Administration or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in management of governance projects in developing countries.  Experience in Nigeria and particularly the Northeast will be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing governance trainings and establishing governance structures at both the community and government levels.
  • Proven experience in working closely with government MDAs in Nigeria.
  • Thorough understanding of the Nigerian Government structure at the National, State and LGA levels.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluent command of Hausa and/or Kanuri language
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)     Job Title: Admin/Logistics Assistant Job Ref Code: ALA180219 Location: Yola, Adamawa Band: 4 Department: Operations Reports To: Head of Office - Yola Job Summary
  • The Admin/Logistics Assistant will provide service in the day-to-day delivery of responsive, effective and efficient administrative and fleet management activities in support of the KFW STaR project.
  • You will provide consistent and high-quality service and contribute to the proper stewardship of resources to help ensure operational effectiveness in support of high-quality programming. S/he will support the Head of Office in Adamawa to manage the Yola office.
Job Responsibilities General Administrative Duties:
  • Provide updates on anticipated administrative needs.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the CRS office in Yola.
  • Provide general administrative support to the operation of project activities.
  • Organize proper storage and issuance of stock, maintain stock reports and monitor usage.
  • Organize transport and distribution of project materials to project sites.
  • Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Work in collaboration with operations/facility staff in Maiduguri to ensure proper running of the project office in Yola.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Support program staff with request for advances and cash disbursements
Support Project and CRS-wide meetings, trainings and activities:
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments.
  • Filing (electronic and hard) project documents, meeting minutes and technical documents.
  • Maintain inventory of all project partner’s contact information.
  • Maintain project assets inventory register in collaboration with the grant unit
  • Liaise with the IT department on hardware and software issues to ensure functionality to meet ongoing and ad hoc needs
  • Support the establishment and function of project resource center and project information management
Logistics and itineraries:
  • Manage drivers in Yola office and ensure efficient fleet management in Adamawa and southern Borno
  • Ensure logistical support to staff/visitor itineraries
  • Be the primary point of contact for visitors’ administrative needs
  • Coordinate staff movements including leave, field trips and all required logistics using the movement and leave tracker.
  • Assist with correspondence, letters, and invitations.
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of first degree in any field
  • Two years’ experience working in an office environment in a clerical or administrative role. Experience with a local or international NGO a plus.
  • Experience with typing/word processing, data entry into online databases and forms, and working with various office equipment.
  • Experience in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems. Proficient in Word.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Hausa Language is essential
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)     Job Title: MEAL Assistant Job Ref Code: MEA180219 Location: Biu, Borno Band: 4 Department: Programs Reports To: MEAL Officer - STaR Job Summary
  • The MEAL assistant will work with the MEAL officer and implementing partners to provide strategic guidance on STaR’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL).
  • S/he will support MEAL activities across all sectors including periodic assessments / surveys and routine gathering of project implementation information collection; s/he will implement efficient systems for accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders; s/he will collate and archive project documentation; and foster cross-learning among projects.
Education and Experience
  • Understanding of MEAL standards used by major donors including USAID, Government of Germany, DFID and EU.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a MEAL role on a development or humanitarian project
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering effective trainings.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of CRS MEAL standards and policies.
  • Prior experience in a similar position in the Northeast Region of Nigeria.
Personal Skills:
  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management.
Click here to download Application Form - (Dropbox Doc.)     How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form" below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application e.g. Admin/Logistics Assistant, ALA180219).   Application Deadline 4th March, 2019.   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’.
    • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
    • 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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