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CRS recruitment – Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2018/2019 Application Form: Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an International non-governmental organization is recruiting qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Catholic Relief Services Recruitment 2018/2019 Application Form.

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:

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1. Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair –  Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Cash Working Group Technical Co-chair

Req Number: I4354
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Position Type: Full Time
Position Status: Temporary
Reports to: CRS Emergency Coordinator

Background

  • Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) has been used in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria since 2013. A range of humanitarian actors, as well as national authorities and development partners, are currently either considering or planning to significantly scale up such programs to ensure households have access to basic needs, while also reinforcing choice, dignity and accountability for those affected. Cash transfers are also increasingly being used to leverage the potential for addressing recovery needs and for bridging the divide between humanitarian and development programming.
  • Following a CALP-organized workshop in November 2016, the Cash Working Group (CWG) in Abuja reviewed the Terms of Reference of the Borno CWG. It was decided that the Borno CWG would focus on operational and technical issues, while the Abuja CWG would focus on strategic and advocacy issues at the national level. Considering the significant amount of technical priorities to be addressed by the group, it was also agreed that dedicated technical capacity would be established to support the strategic level coordination responsibilities of the chair of the CWG in Northeast Nigeria, covering the three states most affected by the humanitarian crisis, Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
  • CRS has received funding from USAID/OFDA to host a CWG Technical Co-chair and is looking for a person to fill this position starting mid-July 2018.

Purpose
To work with humanitarian actors in NE Nigeria for the development of a community of practice around cash transfer programming and building capacity of interested parties. To harmonize approaches, build evidence and best practice in country through sharing of experience and contribute to national and global learning.

The co-chair drives collective progress and provides technical expertise for jointly agreed priorities established by the cash working group, considering their collective views and seeking to achieve consensus and collaboration by the group. In line with member expertise and interest, other agencies may be designated to lead on activities. Depending on the collective agreement by the CWG members and needs on the ground, activities may include the following:

  • Establish regular technical exchange with CWG members with a view to promoting an inclusive and transparent decision-making process;
  • Develop and support, whenever possible, harmonized tools, approaches and procedures in CTP, including the harmonization of vulnerability criteria, transfer values, modalities of payment, assessment and monitoring activities;
  • Collaborate on joint assessments, planning, targeting and monitoring, when necessary;
  • Ensure beneficiary involvement, accountability and transparency in CTP;
  • Highlight cash and voucher transfer interventions that are most likely to be effective in each situation, drawing upon lessons learned and examples of good practice for rapid and appropriate response;
  • Build CWG capacity[1]through formal trainings, learning events and continued sharing/exchange of practical learning;
  • Encourage collective negotiations with service providers for effective cash and voucher programme delivery;
  • Identify and advocate for opportunities to link emergency cash transfer projects with longer-term support to social transfers as part of social protection strategies, potentially significantly strengthening CTP preparedness at the State level.
  • Document cash-based experiences and maintain a repository of information, learning and reference resources.
  • Ensure organizations’ cash based programming are accurately represented across all sectors in the 5w
  • In coordination with OCH support the development of the Cash Based Grant section of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

Additionally, the following are key activities, tasks, and responsibilities that need to be completed by the end of the assignment.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Co-chair cash coordination and a community of practice:

  • In coordination with the OCHA CWG Co-chair, work with organizations involved with cash/market based interventions. As the NGO counterpart, co-chair the technical working group and represent this working group in relevant cluster meetings (food assistance, shelter, health, etc.) and other external fora.
  • Facilitate and maintain a community of practice in country through information sharing, guidance, advice and exchange of technical support. Promote cash-transfer programming in the country.

Deliverables:

  • Identify viable options for cash transfer mechanisms in NE Nigeria with details on costs and operational requirements (ex. lead time between submitting beneficiary lists and payments).
  • Manage the technical aspect of coordination through meeting management as well as partner and stakeholder follow-up on pending issues from partners.
  • Presentations in clusters and other relevant external fora. Develop context specific tools on cash- and voucher transfers and support other NGOs in using these tools
  • In coordination with active stakeholder, develop a Financial Service Provider (FSP) expansion strategy to support the transition from voucher programming to multi-purpose cash programming as appropriate
  • Support collaboration amongst CWG group members to identify areas of improvement to more efficiently and effectively program markets based interventions

Capacity Building & Learning:

  • Identify capacity building needs through ongoing engagement with CWG member organizations and build capacity in cash transfer programming through conducting at least 2 basic trainings for CTP practitioners.

Deliverables:

  • Determine learning event needs and facilitate the planning and implementation of learning events
  • Identify capacity building needs, facilitate the development of priority training needs in collaboration with the partners and cross-sector leads.
  • Follow up with participants of trainings on the utilization of knowledge gained and identify local “cash/voucher experts” for a continuation of cash coordination.

Research & Advocacy:

  • Keep an overview on market functionality and elasticity in NE Nigeria. Gather information on the impact of in-kind programming versus voucher programming versus cash-based programming. Advocate for market based programming where this is considered most appropriate based on evidence.

Deliverables:

  • Facilitate the sharing of project evaluation information across CWG actors to in an effort to identify trends in best practice and areas for improvement across market based programming.
  • Evidence of impact of in-kind programming versus voucher programming vs cash programming with advocacy for market based programming where this is considered most appropriate.
  • Provide information to and gain information from donors, Government and the corporate sector to facilitate funding opportunities for cash learning and interventions.

Skills & Experience

  • A Master’s degree in an appropriate technical field (Humanitarian Assistance, Food Security and Livelihoods, etc).
  • A minimum of 3-years’ experience in cash/voucher/e-voucher transfer programming in a humanitarian response setting.
  • Experience in research; collecting and analyzing information and presenting well-written reports.
  • Strong public speaking skills. Able to present information to an external audience and conduct trainings.
  • Excellent coordination skills such as ability to liaise with various agencies/individuals, organize events, priorities work and ensure a smooth flow of information and an environment of cooperation and information sharing.
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to influence decision makers.
  • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and to work with people located in different geographic locations and in other organizations.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of gender in humanitarian work.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Committed to Equal Opportunities (e.g., gender, race, disability).
  • Innovative and creative to find lasting solutions to rapid, timely and appropriate humanitarian response.
  • Experience and training in the EMMA tool kit is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • This job description is not exhaustive of all duties which might be assigned.
  • This will be linked to the annual CWG Capacity Building Plan developed by the CWG Nigeria.

2. Chief of Party, Rural Resilience – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Chief of Party, Rural Resilience

Req Number: I4504
Location: Abuja, with travel among field locations in Nigeria.
Position Type: Full Time
Position Status: Regular
Reports To: Deputy Country Representative, Emergency and Early Recovery
Work Environment: Abuja office

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 Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the Rural Resilience Program. Responsibilities include meeting project 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 project with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders. Responsibilities include:

Specific 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 USAID, 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

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results:

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Management, Agriculture, Economics or other relevant field. PhD preferred.
  • At least 10 years of international management experience
  • At least 10 years’ experience in agriculture-based and rural development resilience program
  • At least 10 years of COP experience for USAID-funded activities
  • Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size (over US$ 10M) and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
  • 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.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • 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.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis

3. MEAL Director – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: MEAL Director

Ref Code: MED121118
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 10
Department: Programs / Rural Resilience Project
Reports To: Chief of Party

Project 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 neighbouring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

  • The MEAL Director will oversee all MEAL activities across Rural Resilience program 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:

  • Lead the development and regular updating of Rural Resilience MEAL tools, approaches, frameworks and databases.
  • Ensure application of standardized MEAL tools and approaches across the program.
  • 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 complaint 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.
  • Lead learning and knowledge management within the Rural Resilience project and ensures such best practice is communicated across CRS Nigeria.

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 and consultants.
  • Coordinate consortium partners’ MEAL staff attached to the Rural Resilience program.
  • Builds capacity of CRS and consortium partners’ MEAL Coordinators / Managers / Officers to address their job requirements.
  • Provides technical review and support across all components of Rural Resilience project.
  • Incorporates required and emerging good practices into CRS regional MEAL efforts and ongoing technical support.
  • Creates opportunities for reflection and learning among MEAL advisors and practitioners within the Consortium, Country Programme and the Region.
  • Communicates agency approach to MEAL and key findings, to Consortium Partners, Country Programme and Regional colleagues.
  • Contributes to regional and agency technical guidance
  • Shares MEAL learning and experiences in broader regional and global agency discussions, and with peer organizations.
  • Determines and addresses regional or sub-regional priorities for advancing MEAL.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences, Journalism, International Development or other relevant field; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of international experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least 5 years’ senior experience in similar position on agriculture-based and rural development resilience program
  • At least 5 years of experience at senior level on similar (agriculture, rural development and / or resilience) USAID-funded program/s.
  • Prior MEAL experience on USAID-funded projects of a similar size (over US$ 10M) and scope in developing countries; experience in providing MEAL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs.
  • 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 Nigeria 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

Application Closing Date
COB (i.e. 5:00pm), 27th November, 2018.

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 and send to: [email protected]

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Click Here for Job Details (Doc)

Note

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
  • 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. Financial Inclusion Specialist – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Financial Inclusion Specialist

Job Ref Code: FIS121118
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Band:9
Department: Programs / Rural Resilience Project
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Job Summary

  • The Financial Inclusion Advisor will coordinate all efforts by CRS and its partners under the Rural Resilience project to expand financial inclusion across project locations.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership and guidance to project staff and partners on financial services to rural communities, the unbanked and underserved populations, smallholder farmers, MSMEs and other agricultural value chain actors within the anticipated USAID-Funded project.
  • The Financial Inclusion Advisor will lead Rural Resilience’s efforts to leverage innovative and technology-led solutions to achieve the program’s goals.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Identify best practice and trends, including role of technology, within the program and innovative financial services business models serving the poor in various sectors such as saving and lending schemes, agri-finance and SME finance;
  • Contribute to the development of a program a financial inclusion strategy and upscaling of affordable low cost rural solutions for financial and non-financial services;
  • Participate in the building of partnerships for the promotion of access to finance and collaborate with commercial and non-commercial partners that seek to deliver appropriate and affordable non-financial or financial services to smallholder farmers;
  • Participate in the development of a capacity building plan for financial institutions, to create an efficient platform for the provision of access and financial inclusion solutions to underserved groups in the project areas;
  • Provide technical advice in developing, planning and implementing financial inclusion strategies and support partner implementation of specific financing mechanisms;
  • Develop new ideas/concepts that increase uptake of credit by rural communities;
  • Ensure that the program access to financial interventions conform with the organization’s priorities and industry accepted norms and standards in financial models;
  • Identify and/or develop required financial tools and methodological approaches, and provide technical assistance and training/capacity building to ensure programme interventions achieve or surpass established objectives;
  • Contribute to data monitoring and management systems to ensure quality in implementation;

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of international management experience
  • At least 5 years’ hands-on experience on financial inclusion projects in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Prior experience on USAID-funded financial inclusion projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing financial products for rural and marginalized communities.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa required.  Prior experience in Nigeria preferred.
  • Knowledge of current practices in developing rural financial markets, particularly in financing agricultural value chain development.
  • Understanding of the Nigerian financial sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Additional Information

  • Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
  • Work Environment: Abuja office.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 27th November, 2018.

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: [email protected] indicating the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Financial Inclusion Specialist, FIS121118)

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download Job description (MS Word)

Note

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
  • 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. Community Resilience Team Lead – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Community Resilience Team Lead

Job Ref Code: CRT121118
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 9
Department: Program/Rural Resilience Project
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Office environment.

Job Summary

  • The Community Resilience Team Lead will support the Deputy Chief of Party and Chief of Party in meeting project objectives and deliverables and in providing leadership and technical guidance on resilience across this project.
  • S/he will lead the implementation of the program’s resilient strategy and actively work with all project managers to ensure all program components contribute to the planned resilient goals.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Resilience Planning technical areas.
  • Lead community-led action planning and monitoring activities.
  • Develop systems for Early-Warning Systems (EWS) and conflict management.
  • Work closely with the MEAL Director to define and monitor resilience indicators across the program.
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party and the Deputy Chief of Party to identify community capacities and vulnerabilities, gaps in programming and stakeholders (public, private and not-for-profit) that could fill the identified gaps.
  • Strengthening leadership capacity at community level and linking communities to LGA and State processes.
  • Support overall technical implementation, management and general leadership for the rural development aspects of the program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Agriculture, Economics, Business Administration, or related fields.  Specific training in rural resilience programming will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated experience in similar position (as a resilience advisor, specialist or project manager) in similar context.
  • Deep understanding of vulnerabilities and capacities of populations – including women and youth – in similar contexts.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in delivering similar projects (multi-year projects of not less than US$ 10M) in a context similar to North East Nigeria (conflict, harsh climatic conditions).
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English.  Knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector;
  • Identify leverage points for new opportunities, promote appropriate collaborations, identify interventions, and scale up best practices;
  • Experience as a resilient advisor / specialist on rural programs.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Required Foreign Language:

  • English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required.  Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 27th November, 2018.

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: [email protected] indicating the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Community Resilience Team Lead, CRT121118)

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download Job description (MS Word)

Note

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
  • 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’’.

6. Deputy Chief of Party Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party

Job Ref Code: DCOP121118
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 11
Department: Programs/Rural Resilience Project
Reports To: Chief of Party
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Office environment.

Project 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 Deputy Chief of Party (COP) will support the Chief of Party in meeting project objectives and deliverables and in providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management aspects.
  • The DCOP will support relationship management with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Manage key aspects of the development, implementation and consolidation of the Rural Resilience project. Serve as a point of contact to USAID as well as public, private and non-government stakeholders, when needed.
  • Manage key functions of the project to meet donor expectations in terms of timely and quality results and budget. Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations leads. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Contribute to the development of staffing plans and the recruitment process of senior staff.
  • Manage and mitigate risk through monitoring national and regional issues that may impact staff and programming. Ensure all staff understand and adhere to CRS staff safety and security policies and plans and ensure the updating of such plans.
  • 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.
  • Maintain relationships with key staff of consortium partner organizations. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if none, state none):

  • Program staff including technical, managerial, and administration staff.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Management, Agriculture, Nutrition, Finance, Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 7 years of international management experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in resilience, agriculture-based and rural development
  • At least 5 years of DCOP experience on a USAID-funded program.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar environment i.e. conflict and harsh climatic conditions is mandatory; experience in North East Nigeria is preferred.
  • Prior experience managing USAID-funded assistance projects of a similar size (US$ 10M and above) and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
  • 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.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is 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.

Agency Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff):

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

Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 27th November, 2018.

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: [email protected] indicating the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Deputy Chief of Party, DCOP121118)

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download Job Description (MS Word)

Note

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
  • 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’’.

7. Market Systems/Value Chains Team Lead – Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Recruitment.

Job Title: Market Systems/Value Chains Team Lead

Job Ref Code: VCT121118
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Department: Programs/ Rural Resilience Project
Band: 9
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Abuja office

Context

  • 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 Market Systems/Value Chains Team Lead will provide strategic guidance in market systems / value chains across the program.
  • S/he will lead the program’s efforts to invest sustainably in agribusiness particularly targeting smallholder farmers.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic guidance and leadership on viable value chains across the program; ensuring thorough assessments and analysis of commercial viability (return on investment, Cost – benefit, profit margins, cash-flow requirements, supply and demand modelling) of potential value chains before investment.
  • 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 project managers to demonstrate and promote commercial viability of selected value chains and agribusinesses.
  • Liaise with private sector partners to promote sustainable commercial markets for prioritized value chains.
  • Support adoption of appropriate technologies in agricultural production and post-harvest processing to reduce costs and increase commercial viability of selected value chains.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements.
  • 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

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Finance, Business Development, Economics or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of international experience in supporting value chains across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Prior experience on donor-funded projects of a similar size (over US$ 10M) and scope in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to reach under-served communities and design products for excluded population segments including young women and men.
  • Experience programmatic and financial reporting requirements especially on small and medium size enterprises.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
27th November, 2018.

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: [email protected] indicating the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g.Market Systems/Value Chains Team Lead, VCT121118)

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Click here to download Job Description (MS Word)

Note

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
  • Internal applicants are encouraged to apply within the first 10 days of posting.
  • “CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc.
  • 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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