Job Opportunities at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 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 our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peace building and Health/HIV programming.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Market Assistant
Ref No: Market Assistant MAY241708 
Location:
 Damaturu – Yobe
Slot: 4
Job Summary

  • Under the leadership of the Market Officer, and with guidance from Program Manager, the Market Assistant(MA) is responsible for the daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with vendors and beneficiaries.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Community Development or any other relevant field
  • At least 1 years’ experience in project implementation preferably with an NGO
  • Proficiency in MS office application such as word, excel, PowerPoint and outlook
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection
  • Proven experience in group discussions and other participatory methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to speak local language- Hausa or Kanuri
  • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Willingness to travel about 70% of the time.

Required Language:

  • Fluent English, Hausa or Kanuri a plus.

Required Travel:

  • Travel within Nigeria, frequent vehicle travel to project sites.

 

 

Job Title: Procurement Officer
Job Ref: POMD1724
Location: Borno
Primary Responsibilities

  • The Procurement Officer will coordinate local procurement activities and processes to acquire goods and services in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable for the Northeast Operations.
  • Your knowledge and experience will allow you to successfully coordinate the quality and efficiency of procurement and purchasing activities and ensure stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate fully compliant procurement systems and operating procedures. Assess effectiveness and efficiency and recommend improvements. Contribute to ensuring compliance with CRS procurement principles, standards, and policies, donor regulations, and local statutory requirements.
  • Coordinate with various departments to develop and maintain an up-to-date procurement plan with all quantities, quality and delivery requirements for goods and services. Provide pricing information to assist budget holders with budget preparation.
  • Coordinate the sourcing process and perform various activities to assist with ensuring the best value for money: market research, cost estimates, solicitation documents, bidding process facilitation, supplier identification and research, quality and availability of goods assessment, negotiation, contract/purchase order and other documents preparation.
  • Communicate with other procurement staff and various program and operations units to coordinate and track goods/services delivery and receipt and keep everyone informed of the status. Collect information to confirm that goods/services delivered are what have been ordered in the correct quantities and quality, they arrive on schedule and at the right cost.
  • Maintain correspondence and constant contact with suppliers to follow up on the execution of contractual terms and conditions, and handle issues if needed. Monitor and report on supplier performance, noting current and/or potential issues and/or inefficiencies and assist with contract/purchase order modifications.
  • Accountable for transparency within the procurement department through ensuring a complete, accurate and up-to-date document trail of all procurement processes, vendor files, procurement and inventory database to assist with control and accountability.
  • Prepare reports and facilitate document retrieval.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BA/B.Sc Degree in Supply and Purchasing Management or related field such as (Logistics or Administration), from recognized institution.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in procurement/purchasing management, logistics, administration, preferably with an international organization.
  • Good knowledge of various donor procurement regulations (e.g. USAID, EU, UN)
  • Knowledge of international and national procurement regulations and local market conditions.
  • Knowledge of contract terms, as well as a proven ability to successfully complete purchase orders against specifications.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Experience with database management systems (e.g. MS Access) highly desirable.
  • Membership in a professional purchasing organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to prepare reports and maintain complete files and records.

Personal Skills:

  • Good planning and coordination skills and ability to prioritize competing priorities effectively
  • Good analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented with focus on meeting customer needs
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Good negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills.

 

 

Job Title: Market Officer
Job Ref: MOY172408
Location: Damaturu
Slot: 2
Job Summary

  • Under the leadership of the Head of Office and Food for Peace Program Manager, the Market Officer (MO) is responsible for the daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with local partner staff as well as vendors and beneficiaries. The MO, in collaboration with the local partner, will lead and validate vendor selection, ensure compliance with voucher methodology, collect data as guided by the M&E Officer and assist the local partners in reporting.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Geography or any other relevant equivalent Degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project implementation preferably with an international humanitarian NGO.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection
  • Proven experience in group discussions and other participatory methods
  • Previous exposure to information and communication technology for development will be a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Willingness to travel about 60% of the time.

Required Language:

  • Fluent English, Hausa or Kanuri a plus.

Required Travel:

  • Travel within Nigeria, frequent vehicle travel to project sites.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form Below” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to: [email protected]  with your job code

Click here to download Application Form (Ms Word)

Note

  • The position title must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference number “Market Assistant MAY241708”.
  • Applications will be accessed on a rolling basis and interviews conducted until all positions are competently filled.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • “CRS is an equal – opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation .

 

Application Deadline: 31st August, 2017.

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