Catholic Relief Services Recruitment & How to Apply Online

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Catholic Relief Services Recruitment: This is to notify you that the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an International non-governmental organization is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

The 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.

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We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Program Assistant – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Program Assistant

Job Ref Code: ALA070219
Location: Borno
Band: 9
Department: Recovery/North-East
Reports To: Director of Early Recovery & Resilience (DERR)

Job Summary

  • The objective of this role is to provide technical guidance on agriculture and livelihoods to CRS Nigeria programming in the Northeast focused on recovery and resilience.
  • The Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser will work with the Northeast Emergency Team and Country Program Agriculture Unit to ensure emergency and development approaches are blended together in the delivery of agriculture and livelihoods projects.
  • S/he will design and implement recovery and resilience programs that increase agricultural production, productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other value chain actors.
  • The Adviser will ensure adherence to CRS’ technical quality standards in program design and implementation, and will represent CRS Nigeria in key technical working groups, partner forums, and to the government where required.
  • Working closely with the business development team, s/he will contribute to concept notes, proposals, intelligence gathering and partnership development and management.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related field
  • At least six (6) years of working experience in livelihoods, agriculture, nutrition, WASH, food security or governance program;
  • Understanding of donor grant provisions, policies, procedures, guidelines and priorities, including reporting requirements.
  • Excellent situational leadership style; strategic; analytical; participatory; and supportive and mentoring.
  • Excellent partnership skills and the ability to interact effectively with donors, collaborating agencies, and local partners demonstrated through close work experience with international organizations.
  • Effective negotiation and representation skills to mentor program teams to follow quality standard and facilitate learning from each other.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand the current best practices and challenges while coordinating the implementation of program strategies through a participatory approach.
  • Flexibility, persistence, and ability to work well with people through cross cultural skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Northern Nigeria is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time.

Application Closing Date
20th February, 2019 by COB – 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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Governance Adviser GOA070219) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc.)

Note

  • CRS is an equal – opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
  • 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.

 


2. Governance Adviser – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Governance Adviser

Job Ref Code: GOA070219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 9
Department: Recovery/North-East
Reports To: Director of Early Recovery & Resilience (DERR)

Background
Now in its ninth year, the Lake Chad Basin crisis is estimated to affect 10.7 million people in one of the world’s poorest, most drought-prone regions. As of March 2018, 7.7 million people in Northeast (NE) Nigeria are in severe need of humanitarian assistance, of which 437 million people are estimated to be food insecure. On the other hand, improvements in security is enabling some families to return to their homes.

These families are however returning to localities that have been plundered and where basic service infrastructure has been destroyed.  Most of the returnee families must rebuild their lives and livelihoods altogether as their villages were razed to the ground.  A large proportion of returnee families are residing with their relatives in urban centers as peripheral rural areas are still insecure.

To respond to the crisis, CRS’ Northeast Nigeria emergency and early recovery program provides a holistic support package including food assistance, nutrition, NFI, WASH, shelter, agriculture, livelihoods, and social cohesion for both IDPs and host families across three states. Where possible, CRS maximizes project impact and efficiency through market-based modalities and empowers targeted communities through participatory approaches. CRS intends to link its development and humanitarian work approaches in Nigeria through delivering blended humanitarian and development programs that address the needs of refugees, IDPs, returnees and host communities.

Job Summary

  • The objective of this role is to provide technical guidance on governance, peace-building, and disaster risk reduction to CRS Nigeria programming in the Northeast focused on recovery and resilience
  • The Governance Adviser will work with the Northeast Emergency Team and relevant Country Program and regional advisers to ensure that governance, peace-building, and disaster risk reduction (DRR) is integrated into recovery and resilience projects
  • S/he will ensure that recovery and resilience programs strengthen government systems, reduce community vulnerability to shocks and stresses, and counter violent extremism through promoting interventions that build social cohesion
  • The Adviser will ensure adherence to CRS’ technical quality standards in program design and implementation, and will represent CRS Nigeria in key technical working groups, partner forums, and to the government
  • Working closely with the business development team, s/he will contribute to concept notes, proposals, intelligence gathering and partnership development and management.

Primary Function
The Governance Adviser will ensure that governance, peace-building, and disaster risk reduction are integrated into CRS Nigeria’s early recovery and resilience work by providing technical guidance, engaging government and other key stakeholders, and leading the design and implementation of community DRR approaches. This work will include:

  • Technical support on governance, DRR and peace-building
  • Business development
  • Government engagement, advocacy and representation
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Surge Capacity – Operations management

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Sociology, Development, Administration or a related field
  • At least six (6) years of working experience in livelihoods, agriculture, nutrition, WASH, food security or governance program;
  • Understanding of donor grant provisions, policies, procedures, guidelines and priorities, including reporting requirements.
  • Excellent situational leadership style; strategic; analytical; participatory; and supportive and mentoring.
  • Excellent partnership skills and the ability to interact effectively with donors, collaborating agencies, and local partners demonstrated through close work experience with international organizations.
  • Effective negotiation and representation skills to mentor program teams to follow quality standard and facilitate learning from each other.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to understand the current best practices and challenges while coordinating the implementation of program strategies through a participatory approach.
  • Flexibility, persistence, and ability to work well with people through cross cultural skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Northern Nigeria is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time.

Application Closing Date
20th February, 2019 by COB – 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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Governance Adviser GOA070219) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc.)

Note

  • CRS is an equal – opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
  • 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.

3. Chief of Party, Water for Agriculture – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Chief of Party, Water for Agriculture, Nigeria

Req Number: I4576
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative (North East Nigeria)

Background

  • CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria.
  • This effort will contribute to CRS’ agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

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

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the entire program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.
  • Act as the key liaison with the USAID AOR, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program.
  • Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership, the donor, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead, manage, supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners.
  • Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements
  • Ensure coordination between program and operations teams; and ensuring CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Oversee compliance with USAID regulations, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.

Key Working Relationships

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

Agency Wide Competences (for all CRS staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Accountability and Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Has a Strategic Mindset

Qualifications and Skills

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

Personal Skills:

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

Required Foreign Language:

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

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist

Job Ref Code: I4577
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Chief of Party

Background

  • CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria
  • This effort will contribute to CRS’ agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Infrastructure Specialist will support the Chief of Party (CoP) in delivering the Water for Agriculture Program; including providing oversight on operations and programmatic aspects of the program
  • S/he will specifically lead the technical, operational and management aspects of the water infrastructure program sub-component
  • The DCOP / Infrastructure Specialist will support relationship management with USAID/Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria at the Federal, State and local levels; partners; and external stakeholders.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Directly oversee development / rehabilitation, operation, quality control, usage, cost recovery and maintenance of water infrastructure working closely with relevant government Ministries and Departments (MDAs).
  • Oversee institutional partnerships; lead on due diligence exercises, organizational capacity assessments and capacity development of participating organizations and departments.
  • Ensure institution of and compliance with comprehensive agreements / arrangements that inform pricing of services, scheduling modalities, operational and maintenance of water infrastructure and implementation of quality controls.
  • Support the CoP to provide overall technical, operational and programmatic direction of the program including staff management, coordination with consortium partners, program implementation, financial management, and liaison with other governmental and non-governmental interventions in the targeted localities.
  • Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations teams. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Water for Agriculture Program Managers and Sectoral Team Leads
  • Internal: Consortium Partners; CoPs and Project Managers of other CRS projects; Support Departments including Operations etc.
  • External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs); UN agencies; Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.

Agency Wide Competences (for all CRS staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Accountability and Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Has a Strategic Mindset

Qualifications and Skills

  • Mandatory: Master’s in Water Management, Irrigation Engineering or relevant field;
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in designing and implementing agriculture irrigation interventions, water retention storage for irrigation / livestock use activities, and water management systems.
  • International project management experience particularly in agriculture / water management programs funded by institutional donors.
  • 3 years experience managing donor funds. Knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Prior experience managing large assistance projects of a similar size and scope.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Personal Skills:

  • Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Required Foreign Language: English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.
  • Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
  • Work Environment: Office environment in the field (Adamawa State).

Application Closing Date
4th March, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • Contingent on donor approval. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis
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