Latest Vacancies 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 programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

 

Job Title: Program Manager II – Partnership and Capacity Strengthening (PM-PCS)
Reference No:
 NE240717
Location: 
Borno
Primary Responsibilities

  • The Program Manager – Partnership and Capacity Strengthening (PM-PCS) serves as the lead staff person for all aspects of partnership and capacity strengthening in the North East (NE) Nigeria, Emergency Response and Recovery Program including Strategy Leadership, Communication and Relationship Management, and Coordination. In addition, the EC-PCS is responsible for supervision of staff in the PCS unit.
  • S/he serves as primary liaison between CRS and its partners, and is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships.
  • S/he is responsible for ensuring partnership and capacity strengthening tools, including the Memorandum of Understanding, Partnership Reflections, Partnership Scorecard, etc. are developed and applied appropriately and in keeping with CRS standards and best practice.
  • S/he leads or supports partnership-related groups, including advisory committees, task forces, etc, ensuring meetings are held, information is shared, and action plans are implemented and tracked.
  • S/he further serves as primary liaison with regional and HQ-based partnership and capacity strengthening staff, and ensures the adoption and sharing of CRS and peer agency best practice. S/he supports projects or components of projects that are focused on capacity strengthening.
  • S/he ensures the understanding and application of CRS’ Partnership Principles, and is a resource person for CRS and partner staff engaged in joint programs and/or other partnership activities, with the primary purpose of ensuring that partnerships are effective and mutually beneficial. S/he ensures relevant information is shared appropriately and effectively.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Development, Project Management, Business, Organizational Development, Non-formal education, Psychology or Public Administration;
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in project management, within international organizations or the private sector, including: management of human resources, project activities and/or budgets;
  • Minimum of three years of experience with partnership activities and institutional strengthening, preferably with a religious partner;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, representation and networking skills;
  • Strong capacity to facilitate collaboration between partners and different departments (programs, finance, etc.);
  • Strong leadership, advisory and negotiation skills;
  • Strong understanding of the Catholic Church and its internal structures;
  • Strong understanding of CRS history, mission and vision particularly as it relates to the Catholic Church;
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully in cross-disciplinary teams and facilitating team efforts in the workplace, as well as working independently;
  • Experience with capacity building, including training and mentoring as well as developing training materials;
  • Experience in Institution Strengthening, including developing and/or improving business processes, policies and procedures;
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint;
  • Required Foreign Language: Fluent English. Hausa or Kanuri a plus.
  • Required Travel: Travel within Nigeria, frequent vehicle travel to project sites.

 

 

Job Title: WASH/Shelter Program Manager II
Location:
 Borno
Job Summary

  • The WASH/Shelter Program Manager II will manage the Northeast Nigeria WASH, Shelter, and NFI emergency program, in which water, sanitation, hygiene promotion, shelter, and NFI activities are strongly integrated, and linked with other CRS programming including food assistance, agriculture, and social cohesion.
  • Programming includes distribution of shelter WASH, and NFI materials through in-kind and market-based modalities; construction and rehabilition of shelters; construction and rehabilitation of water supply and sanitation infrastructure; creation of community based management structure (water user committees) and hygiene promotion.
  • The WASH/Shelter Program Manager II will manage a diverse team and provide capacity building support to local partner NGOs, including support for adherence to relevant humanitarian standards like Sphere.
  • The PM will be responsible for budget management of multiple WASH/Shelter grants

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters Degree in any related field (Public Health, Engineering, Hydrogeology etc).
  • Minimum of five years of relevant field-based project management experience required. Experience in managing complex projects and large teams in an emergency, recovery and development context
  • Minimum of two years of experience managing emergency WASH andShelter programming with an international NGO.
  • Proven ability to develop proposals and write reports meeting donor requirements.
  • Excellent analytical, management, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple work demands and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, UN agencies and Caritas agencies preferred.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc) with ArcGIS and AutoCAD preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant humanitarian standards, including Sphere.
  • Demonstrated ability in staff development and partner capacity strengthening, and experience in partnership with local NGOs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender and conflict sensitive programming.
  • Experience working in insecure environments and adhering to strict security protocols
  • Excellent inter-cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills necessary in insecure environments.

Required Foreign:

  • Language: Fluent English. Hausa or Kanuri a plus.

Required Travel:

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

 

 

Job Title: Program Manager I – Emergency Response and Recovery
Location: Borno
Job Summary

  • CRS is seeking an Emergency Response and Recovery Program Manager (PM) to support assessment, program development, implementation, monitoring and reporting in the Gubio satellite office, supported by CRS’ base of operations in Maiduguri. The Program Manager will be expected to spend 80% of his or her time in Gubio (or other fiel locations as needed) and surrounding zones of intervention.
  • All activities and projects will include the mainstreaming of conflict mitigation/social cohesion and a gender sensitive approach. Project management includes both technical and budgetary oversight, working closely with local partners.
  • The PM will be responsible for preparing donor and other external reports, as well as for maintaining close professional relationships with other nongovernmental actors, UN Agencies and relevant sector leads.
  • In this role, she or he will be responsible for supporting local partners to develop capacity in various aspects of program management.
  • Under the direction of the Emergency Coordinator and supported by sectoral Program Managers, the PM will ensure high quality implementation of the emergency response and recovery programs under his or her direct management and supervision.
  • Finally, she or he will be responsible for contributing to the identification of gaps within the sector of emergency response and recovery and the development of projects in response to those gaps.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in international development or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working within international development, including direct experience in fast paced emergency environments.
  • Demonstrated ability with managing project grants, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, supervision and performance management, etc.
  • Experience with capacity strengthening and partnership building.
  • Capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point).
  • Experience in vulnerability assessments, beneficiary registration, distributions, monitoring and evaluation in emergency situations preferred.
  • Familiarity with cash- or market-based programming approaches preferred
  • Ability to work independently, but also coordinate effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to lead a multi-cultural team with a high level of respect for local culture.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and management and leadership skills.
  • Experience in working with grants funded by USAID and UN Agencies preferred.
  • Knowledge of CRS and Sphere emergency guidelines preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work and live in diverse, challenging and potentially unstable environments.

Required Foreign Language:

  • Fluent English. Hausa or Kanuri a plus.

Required Travel:

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

 

 

Job Title: Emergency Program Manager (PMII)
Reference Number: NE240717
Locations: Borno
Job Summary

  • The Emergency Program Manager will provide surge capacity to assist CRS program teams across sectors to respond to critical, urgent demands while maintaining rigorus program quality standards.
  • The Emergency PM will support reporting, business development, new program launch, assessments, registration of beneficiaries, coordination, communications, program-operations harmonization, MEAL, and technical sectoral program activities as needed, in line with the PM’s skills, experience, and capacity.
  • Staff and partner capacity strengthening, mentorship, and training will be a core element of his or her work.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of relevant field-based project management experience required
  • Experience in managing all aspects of humanitarian programs including assessment, proposal writing, registration, implementation, and reporting
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender and conflict sensitive programming
  • Proven ability to develop proposals and write reports meeting donor requirements.
  • Excellent analytical, management, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID, UN agencies and Caritas agencies preferred
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc) with data analysis skills preferred
  • Five years of experience working in emergency, development, or recovery programming with an international NGO. Specific sectoral technical skills a plus, with willingness to learn and support across sectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of relevant humanitarian standards, including Sphere
  • Demonstrated ability in staff development and partner capacity strengthening, and experience in partnership with local NGOs
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple, fluid work demands and work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Experience working in insecure environments and adhering to strict security protocols
  • Excellent inter-cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills necessary in insecure environments

Required Foreign 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: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org indicating in the subject line of their application the job title and reference code for the position and the state being applied for (e.g PMII, Partnership and Capacity Strengthening NE240717).

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

 

Application Deadline: 8th August, 2017 .

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