Job Vacancies: Catholic Relief Services Portal 2020 | www.crs.org

Job Vacancies: Catholic Relief Services Portal 2020 | www.crs.org

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 nonchurch 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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CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peacebuilding programming.

The organization is calling for applications to fill the following vacant positions in selected States in Nigeria:

1. Job Title: MEAL Officer

Job Reference Code: 20000090
Location: CARO-NG-Adamawa
Job: Program Management
Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Level: Day Job

Background

CRS Nigeria has been awarded the Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria.

This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase women participation and production of poultry in Borno and Adamawa states by addressing challenges to poultry production and contribute to the creation of livestock employment opportunities to improve participants’ living conditions.

The specific purpose is to enable 7,000 vulnerable families- particularly female-headed households increase their income by producing and selling poultry and poultry products.

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. Additional project details are contained in the table below:

Job Summary

  • The MEAL Officer will lead monitoring and evaluation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria-funded Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project.
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager II, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for all MEAL related activities for GIZ Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project implemented by CRS in northeast Nigeria, including, but not limited to: designing MEAL systems, leading SMILER processes, monitoring progress on project indicators, elaboration of M&E tools, conducting needs/market/post-activity assessments, beneficiary database management, recalibration of beneficiary targeting at project mid-point, development and implementation of accountability mechanism as well as the compilation of monthly, bi-monthly,quarterly reports and annual reports.
  • The MEAL Officer will be based in Mubi with frequent trips to project areas and will report to the Program Manager in Mubi, working closely with the Program Manager II in Yola and Country MEAL Coordinator, based in Abuja, .

Specific Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Design and manage Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system through providing high-quality technical support and leading the recovery MEAL team
  • Facilitate to design and conduct of MEAL surveys including PDMs, evaluation, baselines and others related to the project; in close consultation with the recovery and resilience program and MEAL staff
  • Develop or adapt project-specific MEAL tools and carry out field testing where necessary.
  • Track donor and CRS reporting requirements and deadlines and provide MEAL information to Program Managers for drafting reports.
  • Determine the role of all actors involved in providing technical support to project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure consistency of standards, harmonization of information and input from beneficiaries and sharing of learnings.
  • Maintain the project database and supervise related matters
  • Facilitate to perform a quantitative and qualitative analysis of data for project requirements
  • Verify data for completeness, correctness and consistency and follow up on any data/program quality issues.
  • Lead regular MEAL field visits to collect data with the help of partners, assess the application of MEAL tools and assist in the preparation of monthly/quarterly report to donors and CRS office.
  • Identify bottlenecks in the program MEAL systems, recommend appropriate solutions and ensure follow-through.
  • Promote the use of Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions throughout the project or digital data collection.
  • Ensure regular analysis and action planning meetings to (1) compare data against project milestones, targets, and quality expectations across project sites; (2) identify issues requiring further attention; (3) define action needed and assign responsibility and deadlines- are conducted and prepare report.
  • Ensure that the cross-cutting themes such as gender and protection are integrated in the partners’ and in the project’s MEAL plans and systems.
  • Ensure ethical and safe collection and storage of data.

Accountability:

  • Lead the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries of the project
  • Coordinate and support emergency response for accountability specific requirements including accountability needs for distributions interventions
  • Facilitate to orient program staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability.
  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback is adequately analyzed and documented.
  • Ensure that all sensitive and not sensitive cases are channeled (including documentation) according to the framework with a high level of confidentiality and neutrality
  • Coordinate closely with program manager for accountability related cases that involves gender and protection issues and documentation
  • Identify, document, store and share lessons learned (this includes success story too) that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice.
  • Conduct and document end of project learning reviews and share learning with stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the PM, Country Coordinator MEAL lead and Program Manager II to carry out needs assessments and initial evaluations to inform proposal development Supervision
  • Provide quality mentoring and coaching to JDPC MEAL staff and ensure that coaching and performance plans are completed on time and with adherence to CRS talent management quality standards.
  • Together with the Country MEAL Coordinator and Program Manager II, identify capacity building needs for staff/partners.
  • Support training events organized by CRS for staff and/or partners, including project reflections, learning assessments, planning and facilitation guides.

Requirements

Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree, preferably in Statistics, Information Management, Management, Social Sciences or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably in humanitarian or development context.
  • Proven track record and experience in developing M&E plan, systems and database using MS office applications (Excel or Access) and software applications.
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience on developing and analyzing logical and conceptual framework.
  • Ability to train partners and staff on developing and maintaining the M&E system.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English, Hausa and Kanuri language
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team and manage complex and sensitive organizational relationships.
  • Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of vulnerable people.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to CRS’s values and guiding principles.
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to travel frequently and stay in difficult environments

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 fulfil his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

What we Offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Application Closing Date

22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

2. Job Title: Program Manager

Job Reference Code: 2000008Y
Location: CARO-NG-Adamawa
Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job: Program Management
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Level: Day Job

Background

CRS Nigeria has been awarded the Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase women participation and production of poultry in Borno and Adamawa states by addressing challenges to poultry production and contribute to creation of livestock employment opportunities to improve participants’ living conditions.

The specific purpose is to enable 7,000 vulnearble families- particularly female-headed households increase their income by producing and selling poultry and poulty products. 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. Additional project details are contained in the table below:

Job Summary

  • The Program Manager will provide technical leadership, guidance and capacity strengthening to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria-funded Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project in the areas of agriculture- poultry based livelihoods and food security.
  • The Program Manager will oversee project activities in Adamawa and Borno LGAs and report to the Project Manager.
    S/he will support the delivery of GIZ-Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by working with vulnerable families – particulary female-headed housholds, women engaging in poultry livestock production/products or owners to increase their income by produing and selling poultry and poulty products from livestock value chains.
  • The main goal and Key performance indicators will include the extent to which poultry livestock owners/Women Poutlry Producer Groups (PPGs) access and use sustainable public and private sector poultry livestock services; monetarize poultry and poultry products; and, diversify their reduce women’s vulenerability alienated from productive systems and limited economic activities in order to improve their living conditions.
  • Focus areas will include improved poultry production practices and management, diversification of livelihoods through selling poutry and poutry products, technical support and management of hatchery farms, strengthening of poultry producer groups, Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs), managing village savings and lending groups (SILC) and collective marketing of poultry products.
  • S/he will liaise with relevant government ministries, other technical experts and agencies working in the field of poultry-based livelihoods/agriculture programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the assessment, planning and implementation of a poultry / livelihoods activities of GIZ Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project in Borno and Adamawa in collaboration with project partners and relevant government agencies.
  • Work with public and private sectors to increase competitive poultry services including veterinary and poultry extension services for poultry producer groups.
  • Ensure that poultry-based livelihoods related activities are implemented in accordance with CRS standards and approaches.
  • Support poultry producer groups to increase quantity and quality of poultry production and poultry products through improved management techniques of poultry diseases and outbreaks.
  • Support to establish and management of hatcheries.
  • Support polultry producer groups to self-organize, to increase their financial, technical and organizational skills and to access financial services and products
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, lead the design and development of capacity strengthening strategies, approaches and tools to support Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry project partners and relevant government agencies in the area of conflict resolution, in mainstreaming gender and supported in coordination of project activities.
  • Lead project capacity development of poultry producer groups, hatchery farmers, community animal health workers, social workers/case workers and marketing committees.
  • Under the supervisoion of Program Manager II work with private sector partners to implement the market optimization and outreach model (MOOM).
  • Lead the rolling out of SMART skills training to farmers to ensure group social cohesion, organization and management.
  • Lead activities to improve access to input for poultry producer farmers including veterinary services, drugs administration and community animal health workers from public and private institutions.
  • In coordination with the MEL Country Coordinator and MEL Officer, ensure timely and quality capturing of MEAL data on agricultural and livelihoods project components.
  • Supervise and work closely with other project staff and with Justice Development Peace Commission (JDPC) to build Poultry livestock groups, Commununity Animal Health Workers.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on poultry project activities as part of the overall program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Represent CRS in livestock forums
  • Provide effective management, coaching and support to Project Officer, MEAL officer and CSO’s staff

Qualifications

Background, Experience & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Animal Production, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Economics or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in program management, livestock’s production and/or value-chain activities in developing countries. Experience in Nigeria and particularly the North East will be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing poultry projects and hatchery management in rural and peri-urban settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in training design, development of training curriculum, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
  • Experience with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable agriculture development and food security expecially GIZ project.
  • Experience with market development approaches such as poultry/livestock’s and agricultural value-chain development (linking producers to markets) programming.
  • Previous experience carrying out and using the results of technical capacity assessments in the areas of poultry production, value-chain development, hatchery management, food security and related fields.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English, Hausa and Kanuri language.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: Program Manager II, MEAL Country Coordinator, MEAL Officer, Project Officer and GIZ Program Manager
  • External: Government ministries departments and agencies, local and international NGOs, coordination platforms and working groups, community leaders

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

What we Offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Application Closing Date

22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

3. Job Title: Technical Specialist – Case Management & Referral Coordination

Job Reference Code: 2000009D
Location: Caro, Imo

Project Background

  • The Global Action Towards Epidemic control in Sub-national units in Nigeria (4GATES) program is a five year (2017-2022), United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support program implemented across Faith-based and Government owned health facilities in Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
  • Catholic Relief Services is part of the 4GATES consortium, which is led by Caritas Nigeria and includes, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Pro-Health International and Palladium. CRS supports the implementation of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) component of the 4GATES project.

Job Summary

  • The Technical Specialist Case Management/ Referral Coordination will provide technical coordination at the state level for the 4GATES project strategies towards strengthening case management and referral coordination in Enugu, Delta and Imo States. S/He will ensure that 4GATES strategies are aligned to national and international evidence based technical strategies.
  • The Technical Specialist Case Management/ Referral Coordination facilitates collaboration between the CSOs, 4GATES project and technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR OVC Implementing partners.
  • S/he will oversee the OVC Case Management & Referral Coordination strategies and provide technical leadership in implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan in the supported states.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

Program Quality and Technical Coordination:

  • Implement strategies towards strengthening National and sub-national Coordination platforms for effective OVC Case management and referral coordination technical strategies.
  • Support GoN and PERFARs efforts to standardize and scale up use of evidence based technical strategies for OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination.
  • Ensure the availability and utilization of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on OVC Case Management and Referral Coordination
  • Champion strategies to strengthen bi-directional linkages towards improved OVC continuum of care with focus optimizing health and social services workforce and improved data management information system at the states.
  • Support innovative approach to creating demand for increased uptake of Pediatric and adolescent HIV services
  • Support the roll – out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in supported facilities.
  • Support the strengthening of the capacity of CSOs, OVC implementing Partners on HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities.
  • Support the scale up of community-based model for the engagement of community structures to improve case-finding for infants delivered outside of facilities.
  • Supervise the use of SOPs on age appropriate HIV Risk screening for children and adolescents in community and facility settings.
  • Work with partners and supportive facility frontline staff to scale – up the use of age-specific HIV Risk screening tool for determining children and adolescents at risk of HIV and prioritizing them for HIV testing in community and facility settings.
  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.
  • Strengthen referral linkages to increase ART uptake and retention in care among children and Adolescent.

Representation and Learning:

  • Provide technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Support the 4GATES project to roll out learning briefs, peer reviewed articles, success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience working in PEPFAR pediatric HIV and OVC programming.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • 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 communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Required Languages – English
  • Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 80%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Technical experience with programming to address cross-gender issues and concerns among children and adolescents is highly required.
  • 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 communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing teams and building partnerships in complex situations
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS 4GATES team, CRS Operations team, and Security Managers/Focal Points, CRS M&E Senior Technical Specialist
  • External: CCFN 4GATES team, SASCP, SACA, PEPFAR Implementing partners, other donors, 4GATES Consortium team members; SMWASWD; other relevant Ministries and GON entities; Core OVC M&E Technical Working Group.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Social Science or related discipline plus a Master’s Degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 2 years in the developing world in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.

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

Application Closing Date

25th May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

4. Job Title: Project / Grant Accountant

Job Reference Code: 2000008X
Location: CARO-NG-Adamawa
Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job: Finance
Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Level: Day Job

Background

CRS Nigeria has been awarded the Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase women participation and production of poultry in Borno and Adamawa states by addressing challenges to poultry production and contribute to creation of livestock employment opportunities to improve participants’ living conditions. The specific purpose is to enable 7,000 vulnearble families- particularly female-headed households increase their income by producing and selling poultry and poulty products. 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. Additional project details are contained in the table below:

Job Summary

  • The Project Accountant is overall in charge of financial and grant management of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria-funded Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project in the areas of agriculture- poultry based livelihoods and food security.
  • The Project Accountant will ensure that the project project complies with GIZ regulations and CRS Agency’s Finance Policies and Procedures especially focusing on the principle of stewardship.

Job Responsibilities

Financial Management:

  • Assist Project Managers in Budget Review and Quarterly Cash Forecasting
  • Report Contract-Agreement commitments to be recorded in CRS accounting system.
  • Review and process the issuance of project advances in accordance with CRS and GIZ Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure Project Holder advances are liquidated on timely manner and they are within allotted liquidation timeframe as per CRS policy.
  • Assist in the Preparation of Detailed Project Budget vs. Actual Comparison Report, including Sub-Recipients
  • Expenditures for Program and Management Review on moyears monthly basis.
  • Assist in the preparations of Donor Financial Reports timely, accurately and in accordance with terms and conditions outlined in the grant agreement.

Compliance Management:

  • Verify sub-recipient financial reports and associated support documentations and recommend for liquidation and/or reimbursement in accordance with GIZ, CRS policies and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Report any fraudulent activities, observed as part of the review to the Unit Head immediately.
  • Ensure Sub-recipients advances are liquidated on timely manner and they are within allotted liquidation time-frame as per CRS policy.
  • Prepare Sub-Recipients Aging Report for Program and Management Review on monthly basis.
  • Provide onsite training to sub-recipient’s finance staff when required.
  • Travel to the field, to visit sub-recipient when required.
  • Ensure Project’s files both in hard and electronic copies are up to date.
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to document in project files, a justification for delays in;
  • Issuing project advances; and
  • Liquidating the advances; to improve partner monitoring and follow up

Sub-recipients Financial Assessment, monitoring and financial support:

  • Lead the assessments of all sub-recipients using HQ Finance’s checklists to have a stratification of the sub-recipients for Country Program.
  • Assist the sub-recipients in preparing a Corrective Action Plan within sixty calendar days of the assessment or monitoring visit that addresses each of the identified weaknesses in any of the ten assessed areas scored below 75%.
  • Assist Project Managers in making sure that the sub recipients address all issues listed in the Corrective Acton Plan on a timely manner.
  • Ensure sub-recipients have in place and adheres to a schedule of planned monitoring visits of sub- recipients during each year. The basis for the selection, timing and frequency of its monitoring visits should be properly documented.
  • Ensure financial and programming staffs participate in the financial monitoring, including site visits, of sub-recipient activities. The trip reports must indicate the monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews.
  • Ensure all monitors prepare and submit a written trip report for each visit to a sub-recipient.
  • Review and analyze monitoring reports on a timely manner and sign off for further follow-up and record for at least three years after the related grant or project has expired.

Background, Experience & Requirements

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 5 years’ experience in financial management for development/humanitarian projects;
  • Extensive financial and grant management experience working with non-governmental organization sub-recipients and other sub-grantees
  • Familiarity with German Government (GIZ, 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 Hausa

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to work to meet deadlines in multiple tasking environments
  • Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills; detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated strength in relationship management
  • Travel Required 40% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: Program Manager (Mubi)
  • Internal: Awards Management Officer – Maiduguri, Program Manager II, Program Manager, GIZ Finance team.
  • External: government ministries departments and agencies, local and international NGOs, coordination platforms and working groups, community leaders

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

What we Offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Application Closing Date

22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

5. Job Title: Technical Specialist – MEAL

Job Reference Code: 200000A1
Location: Enugu

Project Background

  • The Global Action Towards Epidemic control in Sub-national units in Nigeria (4GATES) program is a five year (2017-2022), United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) funded HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support program implemented across Faith-based and Government owned health facilities in Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
  • Catholic Relief Services is part of the 4GATES consortium which is led by Caritas Nigeria and includes, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Pro-Health International and Palladium. CRS supports the implementation of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) component of the 4GATES project.

Job Summary

  • The Technical Specialist (TS) MEAL OVC will support 4GATES objectives and strategies to strengthen MEAL system for OVC programs at the state level. S/he will coordinate M&E activities and structure in the state through collaboration with State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development (SMWASD), OVC networks (AONN) and other relevant stakeholders in the development of workplans, activity calendars, towards efficient and effective overall MEAL plan implementation in the state. The position will report to the Abuja-based STS MEAL OVC.
  • Furthermore, the STS will provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) at levels in the state (CSOs, State Ministries, 4GATES office) while also strengthening strategies to promote data management and data demand and use. In addition, s/he will ensure the mentoring, couching and capacity building of state level MEAL team to be able to report quality data using a set of OVC key performance PEPFAR MER indicators and Nigeria-specific (custom) indicators 4GATES headquarters and other relevant OVC stakeholders during the reporting cycles and whenever the need arise, and in a timely manner.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

Technical Leadership:

  • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CSOs and 4GATES M&E team.
  • Support staff and CSOs and Community volunteers to collect data to capture project performance and results in accordance with FGN and PEPFAR standards.
  • Support the Program staff to ensure CSO/FBO partners understand the information needs of project stakeholders and donors and adhere to system requirements.
  • Implementing the 4GATES M&E system and ensure its compliance to the PEPFAR and GON standards, identify and resolve implementation issues related to the M&E system.
  • Ensure that that the M&E system (including the NOMIS and the PMIS) provides accurate and timely data for quarterly, semi-annual and annual project reports to PEPFAR and the GON.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to CSO M&E staff on the application and use of the available MIS to ensure that high standards of program implementation are provided at all times.
  • Ensure that the following tools are established and being used to monitor program results and lessons learned
    Standard tools for routine field monitoring management and technical and reporting
  • Annual state level results reviews conducted at the end of each fiscal year to inform the development of annual work plans
  • Learning activities that will be an integral part of the M&E system and allow regular identification of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Support data demand and data use process within 4GATES.
    Support the application of quality improvement science to improve program M&E at all levels
  • Ensure 4GATES reporting system is correctly used by CRS and CSOs: correct data entered into the system so that accurate reports are generated for the USG, FGN and States.
  • Ensure excellent, productive use of the data by:
    Leading the development of the results for report to the donor by providing written documentation on M&E, detailed implementation plan (DIP) activities and indicator performance tracking tables (IPTT) for quarterly and annual progress reports,
  • Working with the Technical Specialist Case Management/Referral, identify and document programmatic successes, best practices, challenges, and lessons learned
  • Support the M&E components of the annual work planning process in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Specialist MEAL and technical staff.

Supervision and Mentoring:

  • Supervise M&E staff of supported CSOs and provide overall performance management support for their work.
  • Ensure appropriate and effective training of the CSOs and government departments that will receive grants and report on stated objectives.

Representation:

  • Participate on behalf of 4GATES in state level strategic meetings with the GON and TWGs.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other OVC actors, including the government, the UN system, other NGOs, learning institutions and civil society actors to promote synergy, share lessons learned and avoid duplication.
  • Attend relevant 4GATES management and technical meetings, including community of practice meetings, to ensure close coordination between program, management, and M&E staff
  • Attend relevant 4GATES management and technical meetings to ensure close coordination between program, management, and M&E staff.

Required Languages – English

  • Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 80%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in managing a broad-based database, data management applications, statistical packages and MIS including: MS Office (Excel, Access, power point), NOMIS, Power BI, STATA, SPSS.
  • Ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and CSO/FBO partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: CRS 4GATES team, CRS Operations team, and Security Managers/Focal Points, CRS M&E Senior Technical Specialist

External: CCFN 4GATES team, SASCP, SACA, PEPFAR Implementing partners, other donors, 4GATES Consortium team members; SMWASWD; other relevant Ministries and GON entities; Core OVC M&E Technical Working Group, MEASURE, and CCFN.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with emphasis in community-based (or OVC) development programme, public health, statistics or any development related fields.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV, OVC, TB, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least two year with a NGOs.

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

Application Closing Date

25th May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

6. Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist – MEAL

Job Reference Code: STM5720
Locations: Benue, Lagos
Department: Programs / FASTER
Reports to: Zonal Technical / Program Lead
Band: 8
Employment Type: Temporary Hire – 3 Months

Job Summary

  • The Senior Technical Specialist (STS) MEAL will provide overall support in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) towards effective pediatric HIV service delivery especially referrals for specialized services, logistic and commodity management system in the State. This will include among others; strengthening FBOs, State Coordination platforms in the use of SOPs and strategy for the rollout and scale up of HIV self-testing for pediatrics and adolescents.
  • In collaboration with FASTER technical team, SMWASD, SASCP, SACA and relevant private sector actors, facilitate the participation of FBOs and networks in the activities of the State HIV TWG and ensure capacity building of FBOs and networks on quality HIV service delivery, case management, data management and data demand and use.
  • In addition, The STS MEAL will coordinate over all MEAL activities related to OVC programs and interventions in the state, and specifically provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National OVC Management Information System (NOMIS) at the SMWASD and other relevant ministries departments and agencies (MDAs) and ensure compliance to data management SOPs including accurate and time reporting of results to key stakeholders at the state and to the FASTER national office via the MEAL Director, on schedule and ad-hoc basis.

Qualifications and Skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, biostatistics or related field. A Masters’ degree in public health or statistics will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
  • Up to five years in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government, CSOs and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  • Proven inter-personal skills for effective teamwork; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, working under pressure, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment with dependable ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and
  • PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.

Application Closing Date

21st May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form here,”  fill and send with a detailed Resume in a single file (PDF Format) indicating “Job Ref Code and Location” as the subject of the email to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org

Note: Applications must reach us on or before (i.e. 5:00pm), May 21, 2020.

7. Job Title: Project Officer

Job Reference Code: 2000008Z
Location: CARO-NG-Adamawa
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Project Brief

CRS Nigeria has been awarded the Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase women participation and production of poultry in Borno and Adamawa states by addressing challenges to poultry production and contribute to creation of livestock employment opportunities to improve participants’ living conditions. The specific purpose is to enable 7,000 vulnearble families- particularly female-headed households increase their income by producing and selling poultry and poulty products. 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. Additional project details are contained in the table below:

Job Summary / Background

  • The Program Officer will provide technical leadership, guidance and capacity strengthening to Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) – Nigeria-funded Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project in the areas of agriculture- poultry based livelihoods and food security. The Program officer will oversee project activities in Borno LGAs and report to the Project Manager.
  • S/he will support the delivery of GIZ-Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project by working with vulnerable families – particulary female-headed housholds, women engaging in poultry livestock production/products or owners to increase their income by produing and selling poultry and poulty products from livestock value chains.
  • The main goal and Key performance indicators will include the extent to which poultry livestock owners/Women Poutlry Producer Groups (PPGs) access and use sustainable public and private sector poultry livestock services; monetarize poultry and poultry products; and, diversify their reduce women’s vulenerability alienated from productive systems and limited economic activities in order to improve their living conditions.
  • Focus areas will include improved poultry production practices and management, diversification of livelihoods through selling poutry and poutry products, technical support and management of hatchery farms, strengthening of poultry producer groups, Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs), managing village savings and lending groups (SILC) and collective marketing of poultry products. S/he will liaise with relevant government ministries, other technical experts and agencies working in the field of poultry-based livelihoods/agriculture programs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance in the assessment, planning and implementation of a poultry / livelihoods activities of GIZ Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry Project in Borno state in collaboration with project partners and relevant government agencies.
  • Work with public and private sectors to increase competitive poultry services including veterinary and poultry extension services for poultry producer groups
  • Ensure that poultry-based livelihoods related activities are implemented in accordance with CRS standards and approaches.
  • Support poultry producer groups to increase quantity and quality of poultry production and poultry products through improved management techniques of poultry diseases and outbreaks.
  • Support to establish and management of hatcheries.
  • Support polultry producer groups to self-organize, to increase their financial, technical and organizational skills and to access financial services and products
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager II, support the design and development of capacity strengthening strategies, approaches and tools to support Borno and Adamawa Women Poultry project partners and relevant government agencies in the area of conflict resolution, in mainstreaming gender and supported in coordination of project activities.
  • Support project capacity development of poultry producer groups, hatchery farmers, community animal health workers, social workers/case workers and marketing committees.
  • Under the supervision of Program Manager Work with private sector partners to implement the market optimization and outreach model (MOOM)
  • Support the rolling out of SMART skills training to farmers to ensure social cohesion and strong group organization and management.
  • Support activities to improve access to input for proulty producers including community animal health workers and veterinary service providers.
  • In coordination with the MEL Country Coordinator and MEL Officer, ensure timely and quality capturing of MEAL data on the project.
  • Supervise and work closely with other project staff and with Justice Development Peace Commission (JDPC) to build Poultry livestock groups, Commununity Animal Health Workers.
  • With the Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) staff from Justice Development Peace Commission to support poultry prouducers to self-organize, to increase their financial, technical and organizational skills and to access financial services and products
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, budgets, and technical reports on poultry project activities as part of the overall program planning and reporting cycle.
  • Represent CRS in livestock and related forums
  • Provide effective management, coaching and support to CSO’s staff, case workers, community animal health worker, poultry producer groups, hatchery farmers.

Qualifications

Background, Experience & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Animal Production, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Economics or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in management of poultry and livestock’s production and/or value-chain activities.
  • Experience in Nigeria and particularly the North East will be a bonus.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing poultry projects and hatchery management, women groups in rural and peri-urban settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in training design, development of training curriculum, delivery and mentoring in subject matter relevant to this position.
  • Experience with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable poultry production, development and food security.
  • Experience with market development approaches such as poultry/livestock’s and agricultural value-chain development (linking producers to markets) programming.
  • Previous experience carrying out and using the results of technical capacity assessments in the areas of poultry production, value-chain development, hatchery management, food security and related fields.
  • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English, Hausa and Kanuri language.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Program Manager II, MEAL Country Coordinator, MEAL Officer, Project Officer and GIZ Program Manager
  • External: Government ministries departments and agencies, local and international NGOs, coordination platforms and working groups, community leaders

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

Application Closing Date

22nd May, 2020.

How to Apply

If this offer interests you and you think you are qualified Click here to apply online.

Important Information/Notice

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender-sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”
  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

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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