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Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019 Application Form – The Catholic Relief Services is recruiting currently for suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019 Application Form.

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Deputy Chief of Party II/Infrastructure Specialist – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2019.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party II/Infrastructure Specialist

Job Ref Code: DCI210119
Location: Adamawa
Band: 10
Department: Programs
Reports To: Chief of Party
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Office environment in the field (Adamawa State).

Project 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.

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.
  • Prior experience managing large assistance projects of a similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • 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.

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.

Application Closing Date
1st February, 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 (e.g. Deputy Chief of Party II/Infrastructure Specialist – COP210119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

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. Senior Agronomist – Catholic Relief Services  Recruitment.

Job Title: Senior Agronomist

Job Ref Code: SAG210119
Location: Adamawa
Band: 9
Department: Programs
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Project 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 Senior Agronomist will manage the agricultural component of Water for Agriculture Program. S/he will work closely with farmers’ and livestock groups to increase production of crops and livestock using the newly developed / rehabilitated water infrastructure in a sustainable manner. S/he will lead capacity development of farmer groups in climate-smart crop production, weed / pest control, harvest and post-harvest management

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee formation of farmers’ / livestock groups and sustainable utilization of newly developed /rehabilitated water infrastructure.
  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership on viable value chains across the program; ensuring thorough assessments and analysis of commercial viability of potential value chains before investment.
  • Support adoption of appropriate technologies in agricultural production and post-harvest processing to reduce costs and increase commercial viability of selected value chains.
  • Support farmers’ / herders’ access to financing through community-level micro-credit and savings schemes / linkages with MFIs.
  • Working jointly with other stakeholders and relevant government ministries and department agencies (MDAs), develop sustainable intervention strategies for prioritized value chains.
  • Work closely with other program managers to demonstrate and promote commercial viability of selected value chains and agribusinesses.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements.
  • Commitment to gender sensitive programming and management

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of international experience in senior position supporting similar programs across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in sustainable livelihoods approaches and experience working with rural farmers’ cooperatives.
  • Sound crop management knowledge and understanding of soil fertility and water management issues in North East Nigeria.
  • Prior experience on donor-funded programs of a similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrated ability to reach under-served communities and design products for excluded population segments including young women and men.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria

Work Environment:

  • Office environment in the field (Adamawa State).

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.

Application Closing Date
1st 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 position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Senior Agronomist SAG210119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

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. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director

Job Ref Code: MEL210119
Location: Adamawa
Band: 11
Department: Programs
Reports To: Chief of Party

Project 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 MEL Specialist will oversee all Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities across the Water for Agriculture Program that leads to robust evidence for data use and decision making, including assessments /surveys & routine gathering of Program implementation information collection; accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders; document retention and archival; capacity development of Water for Agriculture Program staff on MEL; compliance with USAID MEL requirements; cross-learning among Programs; and, CRS and USAID reporting.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Strategic guidance and leadership on MEL:

  • USE SMILER method to lead the development and regular updating of Water for Agriculture MEL tools, approaches, frameworks and databases, these include but not limited to: Theory of Change, Theory of change narrative, Proframe, Logframe, IPTT, DIP, MEL plan, FRM, Data flow, Stake holder analysis, reporting flow map…
  • Ensure application of standardized MEL tools and approaches across the program with respect to the MEL Policies and Procedures.
  • Support the CoP to monitor Water for Agriculture Program implementation progress on a regular basis against USAID and CRS quality standards and international humanitarian principles through monitoring visits, data quality audits, spot check against reports and review of implementation reports.
  • Build the capacity of Program staff and implementing partners in collection and analysis of data (method, formats, software, etc.), indicator measurement, feedback and response mechanisms, negative impact analysis, etc.
  • Provide technical support to program staff for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, data management and integration of cross-functional issues.
  • Directly lead on Program wide assessments and surveys including baseline, midterm and end line evaluative surveys. This might entail leading recruitment, orientation, deployment and management of external consultants.
  • Support iterative program development ensuring lessons learnt from implementation / assessments are incorporated into implementation.
  • Foster a learning environment, Lead learning and knowledge management within the Program and ensures such best practice is communicated across CRS Nigeria.
  • Ensure that Program data are protected and shared according to CRS and donor principles.
  • Encourage the integration of good ICT solution to ease the process of collecting, management, analyzing and protection

Vertical and horizontal accountability:

  • Work closely with CRS and partners’ Gender and Accountability Specialists to ensure robust and participatory beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanisms are established, used and reported against.
  • Support the CoP in compilation of donors, Government Ministries and Agencies (MDAs) and CRS reports as per the agreed upon reporting schedules.
  • Build the capacity of Water for Agriculture in international and CRS humanitarian accountability frameworks including ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability’ (CHS) (HAP, People in Aid and SPHERE).

Cross-cutting:

  • Directly supervise Water for Agriculture Program MEL Staff and consultants.
  • Coordinate consortium partners’ MEL staff attached to the Water for Agriculture Program.
  • Build capacity of CRS and consortium partners’ MEL Coordinators / Managers / Officers to address their job requirements.
  • Provide technical review and support across all components of Water for Agriculture Program.
  • Incorporate required and emerging good practices into CRS regional MEL efforts and ongoing technical support
  • Integrate the MEL community of practices
  • Create opportunities for reflection and learning among MEL advisors and practitioners within the Consortium, Country Program and the Region.
  • Communicate agency approach to MEL and key findings, to Consortium Partners, Country Program and Regional colleagues.
  • Contribute to regional and agency technical guidance.
  • Share MEL learning and experiences in broader regional and global agency discussions, and with peer organizations.
  • Determine and address regional or sub-regional priorities for advancing MEL.
  • Commitment to gender sensitive programming and management

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ senior MEL experience on a similar program (agriculture-based, rural development and / or resilience).
  • Demonstrated ability to design and use geographical information systems.
  • Prior MEL experience on Programs of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience in providing MEL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs is desirable.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in similar context (i.e. conflict and harsh environments) in sub-Saharan Africa required. Prior experience in North East Nigeria is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria

Work Environment:

  • Office environment in the field (Adamawa State).

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: ICT4D Data Manager, at least two (2) MEL Officers and MEL consultants.
  • Internal: Water for Agriculture DCoP, Program Managers and Sectoral Team Leads; Water for Agriculture Consortium Partners; CoPs and Program Managers of other CRS Programs; MEL coordinator at the CP level, TA MEL Support Departments including Operations etc.
  • External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs); UN agencies; Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.

Application Closing Date
1st 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 position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist/MEAL Director MEL210119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

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

4. Chief of Party II – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Chief of Party II

Job Ref Code: COP210119
Location: Adamawa
Band: 11
Department: Programs
Reports To: Deputy Country Representative (North East Nigeria)

Project 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters’ degree in Engineering, Water / Natural Resource Management, Administration, Management or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of management experience on similar programs.
  • Track record of managing large and diverse teams.
  • 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)

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.

Application Closing Date
1st 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 position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Chief of Party COP210119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form (Ms Word)

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

5. Technical Malaria Specialist – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Technical Malaria Specialist

Job Ref Code:   TMS170119
Location: Abuja
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Senior Program Manager – Global Fund Malaria

Project Background

  • CRS has a long and rich history of collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Since 2003, CRS has been awarded over $290 million in Global Fund resources to implement programs in 27 countries. In Nigeria, CRS is a Sub-Recipient (SR) on the Global Fund HIV and has been a Co-Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant since January 2017.
  • As a Co-PR, CRS partnered with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), various state governments and malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate and implement the 2018-2020 Global Fund Malaria grant in 13 states. CRS is supervising and monitoring SRs in supporting a range of malaria treatment and prevention services at the state level.
  • For the 2018-2020 Global Fund Malaria grant, CRS will remain a Co-PR with NMEP, strengthening the synergy and collaboration with NMEP to improve efficiency and impact. CRS will work closely with NMEP, Malaria Consortium, Management Sciences for Health, Society for Family Health (SFH), various state governments and malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate and implement the 2018-2020 GF Malaria grant. Key implementation will include improving the quality of Case Management (Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria), Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) mass campaigns in GF supported states using the ICT4D strategy, Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention and working with Civil Society Organizations to strengthen advocacy and improve accountability.

Job Summary

  • The Technical Malaria Specialist (TMS) will support the Senior Program Manager (SPM) to provide oversight on the Quality of care for malaria case management, working closely with NMEP, SRs and other relevant stakeholders.
  • S/he will monitor the implementation of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), Severe Malaria interventions, and community accountability on the GF Malaria grant.
  • S/he will provide technical support to SR staff and liaise with stakeholders in Federal and State Ministries of Health to ensure adherence to national strategies and guidelines for malaria prevention, testing and treatment.
  • In addition, s/he will track the implementation of grant activities as contained in the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), with emphasis on timely implementation, meeting targets and ensuring adherence to the approved budget and relevant guidelines.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Case Management:

  • Work closely with NMEP and SMEPs to ensure improved quality of malaria case management practices (including but not limited to SMC and Severe Malaria)
  • Work closely with NMEP, SMEPs and other relevant stakeholders in improving program quality
  • Participate in Case Management Sub-committee meetings with NMEP and partners
  • Participate in Malaria Technical Working group meetings
  • Work closely with NMEP, SRs and CSOs to improve accountability on grant implementation
  • Provide overall oversight roles to the SRs
  • Provide support in ensuring that SR program activities are implemented according to the approved work plan and budget, paying attention to agreed timelines.
  • Participate in monitoring and supervision of grant activities implemented by the SRs, ensuring that activity reports are developed, and feedback provided to SRs
  • Support in tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other indicators on the grant

Budget Management:

  • Support and participate in budget management activities (including but not limited to budget planning, financial reporting by SRs, forecasting and analysis of burn rates)
  • Support and participate in reviewing actual financial performance against the budget for the various SR budgets, and explain variances on a regular basis
  • Support and participate in activities to ensure sub-recipients remain in compliance with CRS and Global Fund donor rules and regulations for management of resources
  • Participate actively in the monthly CRS Budget Comparison Report (BCR)/budget review meetings

Partnership Management:

  • Support SPM as the Case Management contact for CRS sub-recipients, including sharing new information and ensuring healthy relationships are maintained between the sub-recipients and the state governments
  • Represent CRS at relevant technical meetings with other malaria partners as delegated by the SPM, DCoP or CoP
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):

  • With oversight from the SPM, collaborate and support the MEAL team to track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Provide support in the design and implementation of feedback mechanism for enhancing accountability on grant implementation
  • In collaboration with other CRS and SRs staff, provide support and technical assistance to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons learned and best practices for malaria programming are documented and disseminated
  • Facilitate learning exchanges among SRs and between SRs and government ministries on malaria case management, and support quality improvement initiatives

Management and Administration:

  • Support elaboration of Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) in collaboration with other program staff
  • Review SRs’ program reports and provide feedback on implementation progress and performance, identifying solutions to address challenges and weaknesses
  • Ensure implementation of activities in compliance with all CRS and Global Fund administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as other applicable donor regulations

Education and Experience

  • M.D/MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment AND post graduate degree in public health or health management.
  • At least 6 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 4 years’ experience in malaria programming.
  • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges highly desired.
  • 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 implementation of GF grant is 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.
  • Must be familiar with and committed to gender equity in programming and management practices
  • 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, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Global Fund Malaria Program Team, Deputy Country Representatives, Country Representative, Head of Operations, Finance, Procurement and Administration Staff, Regional and Senior Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Directors for PQ and MQ
  • External: Global Fund’s Fund Portfolio Manager and Nigeria Country Team, SRs, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Technical and Financial Partners, health facility workers, Local Fund Agent (LFA)
  • Physical Requirements/Environment: Ability to travel frequently to the project sites in all GF supported states

Application Closing Date
30th January, 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 position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Technical Malaria Specialist TMS170119) to: [email protected]

Click here to Download Application Form


6. Grant Manager/Awards Management Officer – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Grant Manager/Awards Management Officer

Job Ref Code:AMO170119
Location: Borno
Band:9
Department: Operations
Reports To: Chief of Party

Job Summary

  • As Award Management Officer, you will be responsible for the overall financial management of the STaR project.
  • You will oversee the effective and appropriate use of financial resources of the project and will develop effective mechanisms for budgeting, expenditure and liquidation tracking, and financial reporting, for the prime partner and any sub-awardees.
  • You will oversee financial management and reporting on STaR project for Nigeria, Chad and Niger.
  • You will ensure that project financial management processes for the project follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donor (KFW) rules and regulations, and country legal requirements, and that all required project financial reports are prepared and submitted in a timely manner.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as principle point of contact on grant management and compliance issues with sub-grantees, CRS/Nigeria Finance, and CP Compliance staff.
  • Lead the review of any new granting/contracting mechanisms to ensure adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for CRS/partners, budget presentation, acceptability of cost allocation and other proposal requirements.
  • Support timely agreement/contract development/review/approval, both at the level of CRS and partners, ensuring adherence to both internal CRS and donor requirements.
  • Anticipate and respond to donor requests related to contracts, grant budgets and spending
  • Anticipate and respond to CRS and sub-grantee questions related to contracts, grant budgets and spending, and try to encourage information sharing that will allow them to become familiar with requirements and practices of enforcement of donor/CRS finance policy.
  • Ensure access for finance and programming staff to relevant internal CRS and US Government/Other external policy manuals/updates to ensure accountable and efficient program performance.
  • Track liability to donors (A/C 3031/3032/3034) for awards funded in the North Eastern region.
  • Follow up with the Abuja Finance team on any identified issues/questions on contract conditions/need for modifications or clarification.
  • Review, communicate and monitor compliance with donor requirements related to staffing, purchasing, asset management and reporting.
  • Identify compliance gaps and related solutions – including differences between donor and internal CRS policies and procedures, including cost allocation.
  • Track grant/contract compliance via application of existing mechanism (i.e., grants startup checklist) and through the development/testing/roll out/implementation of new tools as and when required.
  • Take the lead in monitoring timely grant/contract closure – engaging both finance and program staff well in advance of closure deadlines and advising on issues related to staffing, disposition and reporting.
  • Ensure the timely reporting to senior management of any identified compliance risks.
  • Review and approve cash disbursement advance journals, ensuring accurate postings particularly to accounts 1231, 1232, and 6166. Ensure that advances to partners are liquidated in a timely manner.
  • Monitor timely reconciliation of project material stocks both at partner and CRS level with distribution reports.  Advise of stock status when nearing grant completion.
  • Organize and facilitate regular and ad-hoc meetings with Programming Team, Finance team, Operations team to plan workflow and address finance and grant compliance issues.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field plus a qualification in accounting (ICSA/ACCA or equivalent);
  • At least 10 years’ experience in financial management for large, complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development;
  • Extensive financial and grant management experience working with non-governmental organization sub-recipients and other sub-grantees
  • Familiarity with German Government (KFW, BMZ, GFFO) financial regulations, policies and practices; OR experience working at a senior level on a DFID/EU/ECHO-funded grant;
  • Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial management and reporting software;
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 30th January, 2019.

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

Click here to Download Application Form


6. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Manager, Nigeria

Req Number: I4523
Location:
Borno
Position Status: Regular
Job type: Regular, full time
Department: Nigeria
Reports to: Chief of Party
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria

Background

  • CRS is preparing for an anticipated multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Rural Resilience Program, which will support poverty reduction for vulnerable households in 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 MEAL Manager will oversee all MEAL activities across Rural Resilience program that leads to robust evidence for data use and decision making, including assessments /surveys & routine gathering of project implementation information collection; accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders; document retention and archival; capacity development of Rural Resilience staff on MEAL; compliance with USAID MEAL requirements; cross-learning among projects; and, CRS and USAID reporting.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Strategic guidance and leadership on MEAL:

  • USE SMILER method to lead the development and regular updating of Rural Resilience MEAL tools, approaches, frameworks and databases, these include but not limited to: Theory of Change, Theory of change narrative, Proframe, Logframe, IPTT, DIP, MEL plan, FRM, Data flow, Stake holder analysis, reporting flow map…
  • Ensure application of standardized MEAL tools and approaches across the program with respect to the MEAL Policies and Procedures.
  • Support the CoP to monitor Rural Resilience implementation progress on a regular basis against USAID and CRS quality standards and international humanitarian principles through monitoring visits, data quality audits, spot check against reports and review of implementation reports.
  • Build the capacity of Rural Resilience project staff and implementing partners in collection and analysis of data (method, formats, software, etc.), indicator measurement, feedback and response mechanisms, negative impact analysis, etc.
  • Provide technical support to Rural Resilience program staff for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities, data management and integration of cross-functional issues.
  • Directly lead on project wide assessments and surveys including baseline, midterm and end line evaluative surveys. This might entail leading recruitment, orientation, deployment and management of external consultants.
  • Support iterative program development ensuring lessons learnt from implementation / assessments are incorporated into implementation.
  • Foster a learning environment, Lead learning and knowledge management within the Rural Resilience project and ensures such best practice is communicated across CRS Nigeria.
  • Ensure that project data are protected and shared according to CRS and donor principles.
  • Encourage the integration of good ICT solution to ease the process of collecting, management, analyzing and protection

Vertical and horizontal accountability:

  • Work closely with CRS and partners’ Gender and Accountability Specialists to ensure robust and participatory beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanisms are established, used and reported against.
  • Support the CoP in compilation of donors, Government Ministries and Agencies (MDAs) and CRS reports as per the agreed upon reporting schedules.
  • Build the capacity of Rural Resilience in international and CRS humanitarian accountability frameworks including ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability’ (CHS) (HAP, People in Aid and SPHERE).

Cross-cutting:

  • Directly supervise CRS Rural Resilience MEAL Staff.  Serve as contact person for consultants.
  • Coordinate consortium partners’ MEAL staff attached to the Rural Resilience program.
  • Build capacity of CRS and consortium partners’ MEAL Coordinators / Managers / Officers to address their job requirements.
  • Provide technical review and support across all components of Rural Resilience project.
  • Incorporate required and emerging good practices into CRS regional MEAL efforts and ongoing technical support
  • Integrate the MEAL community of practices
  • Create opportunities for reflection and learning among MEAL advisors and practitioners within the Consortium, Country Programme and the Region.
  • Communicate agency approach to MEAL and key findings, to Consortium Partners, Country Programme and Regional colleagues.
  • Contribute to regional and agency technical guidance.
  • Share MEAL learning and experiences in broader regional and global agency discussions, and with peer organizations.
  • Determine and address regional or sub-regional priorities for advancing MEAL.

Key Working Relationships

  • Supervisory:ICT4D Data Manager, at least two (2) MEAL Officers.
  • Serve as contact person for MEAL consultants.
  • Internal: Rural Resilience DCoP, Project Managers and Sectoral Team Leads; Rural Resilience Consortium Partners; CoPs and Project Managers of other CRS projects; MEAL coordinator at the CP level, TA MEAL 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.

Integrity:

  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in International Development or other relevant field.  Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • At least 5 years of international experience in monitoring and evaluation; with preferably at least 2 years on a USAID-funded activity.
  • At least 2 years of senior MEAL experience on a similar program (agriculture-based, rural development and / or resilience).
  • Prior MEAL experience on USAID-funded projects of a similar size and scope (over US$ 10M) in developing countries; experience in providing MEAL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs is desirable.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in similar context (i.e. conflict and harsh environments) in sub-Saharan Africa required. Prior experience in North East Nigeria is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Contingent on donor approval
  • Interviewing qualified candidates on a rolling basis

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