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Job for Job Title: Program Manager II – Nutrition at CRS

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with the Catholic Caritas Federation of Nigeria (CCFN), the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Mercy Corps, Making Cents International and 8 Civil Society Organization (CSOs), is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project. It is a 5 year program with $15 million support from USAID and $5 million cost share from CRS and partners. It is an agriculture-led project based in rural communities in Northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state, Kebbi State and in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Program Manager II – Nutrition

Location: Abuja
Report To: Technical Program Director
Department: Programs – Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project
Band: D-2

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or related field.
  • Five years of working experience in agriculture, nutrition, WASH or food security program
  • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formals and reporting requirements.
  • Capacity to work closely, understand, and support local Church partners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies preferred.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity preferred
  • Knowledge of CRS program quality standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnership required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
  • Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
  • Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly designed 
  • Ability to travel nationality and internationally as required
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Hausa language is an added advantage
  • Willingness and ability to travel at least 60% of time.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Support CSOs to implement the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy, and deliver components of the package to beneficiaries
  • Provide technical support to CSOs on nutrition and WASH, and ensure CSOs adhere to technical standards in program implementation
  • Support CSOs to promote the consumption of nutritious food by vulnerable households; home gardens, poultry, small livestock
  • Lead the promotion of local recipes and food preservation techniques in project communities
  • Develop and maintain strong agriculture-nutrition linkages, and ensure this is reflected in program implementation at the community level
  • Support WASH committees to develop sustainable business model, and support CSOs to build the capacity of WASH Field Agents
  • Ensure CLTS is implemented and project villages are declared Open-Defecation Free (ODF) while promoting SanPlat model latrines
  • Carry out regular monitoring and project sites, and provide support to activity implementation at the community level.
  • Lead the development of training curriculums and ensure high quality facilitation of all nutrition and WASH related training
  • Support data collection and analysis as well as preparation of high quality program reports.
  • Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda
  • Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda
  • Maintain strong partnership with implementing CSOs government, religious leaders and private sector players and other relevant stakeholders in a manner that reflects professionalism, and mutual respect in accordance with CRS value-based behaviors.
  • Provide technical support to any nutrition-related in program assessments, surveys and reviews
  • Perform any other function as assigned by the Technical Program Director.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below and send with a detailed Resume (maximum of 3 pages) in a one word document to:NG_HR@global.crs.org state the desired position as the subject of email.

Click here to download the Application Form
Note: Application sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases.


Deadline: 15th December, 2015.

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