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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. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

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. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: ICT4D Admin Support (Temporary Hire)

Job Ref Code: IAS51219
Location: Abuja
Department: Operations
Band: 5
Reports To: Head of Administration

Context

  • The annual ICT4D Conferences, founded in 2010 by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and now managed by a consortium of non-governmental and private sector organizations, have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.
  • The 12th ICT4D Conference will take place at the Sheraton in Abuja from April 21-23, 2020.
  • Led by Catholic Relief Services, the Conference is organized in collaboration with a Partner Consortium and attracts a wide range of VIPs and high-profile speakers.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the venue and managing local suppliers to ensure a successful event
  • Communication with other partner hotels and overseeing partner relations with those hotels (continue communication with hotels, gain updates/oversight on booking from conference participants (ca 1 email per month), by April 1 confirm shuttle service times and call all hotels by April 16 to reconfirm shuttles)
  • Researching and contacting local suppliers for quotations, assist with negotiations and supplier management
  • Assisting in planning and managing of side events and the exhibition
  • Recruiting and manage conference volunteers
  • Assisting with coordination of the VIP campaign (sending out invitation letters, managing RSVPs and pre-event communication)
  • Assist with attendee enquiries and FAQs, e.g. guide conference participants in securing visas, registering for the conference, and booking local transportation and accommodations
  • (oversee shared email box for admin questions)

Coordinating with and manage vendors involved in:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Conference venue & catering
  • Floor managers & ushers
  • AV
  • Transport and shuttle buses
  • Conference branding (banners, backdrops)
  • Conference brochure
  • Other conference materials: t-shirts, bags, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • ICAN or equivalent professional qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Accounting or Finance, Organizational Development, Management or another relevant field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in non-profit Accounting and grant management, preferably with an International Organization, with at least 6 years experience at the management level.
  • Must be a, self-motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative
  • Good understanding of Global Fund policies and guidelines is required
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in capacity strengthening with prior experience of integrating this with programming; experience in curriculum design and development.
  • Excellent experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through participatory adult learning, mentoring, distance education, and other formal and non-formal methods; experience in the design of and delivery of training workshops
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially), experience with SunSystems, Adaptive Planning, Salesforce and JD Edwards software a plus
  • Must be flexible and can work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50%

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Management Team, Finance staff, Program staff in other CRS Country Programs.
  • External: Representatives of other Projects, Contractors, Government representatives and clients of the CRS Nigeria Program.


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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: ng.recruitment_operations@crs.org

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Job Title: Consultant – Analysis of BASICS Project Demonstration Plots in Benue State

Job Ref Code: PDB51219
Location: Abuja

Background
Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System for Nigeria (BASICS) is a 4-year multi-partner project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project commenced on 5th November 2015 and key project activities will end on March 31, 2020. The project has five components, namely: breeder seed, village seed entrepreneur (VSE) model, processor associated model, quality seed component, and project coordination and M&E. CRS implements the VSE component of the project in Benue state.

Demonstration plots were established as one of the awareness and demand creation channels for the certified stems of improved varieties promoted by the project and produced by the seed entrepreneurs. Each demonstration plot is established with 4 improved, 1 national and 1 local variety of cassava. This request for consultancy is for the analysis of the yield (stem and root) and product characteristics of the six varieties of cassava varieties planted in the demonstration plots established by the BASICS Project in Benue state.

Scope of Work:

  • 50 demonstration plots were established in 2018/2019 season with 5 improved and 1 local cassava varieties
  • The demos were established primarily to demonstrate the varietal performance [root yields, processing yield for gari and akpu and products (akpu and gari) color] of the improved and local cassava varieties
  • The demos are now matured, and the Project intends to harvest them and collect the yield data and process the roots to know the product yields: amount of gari/akpu that 100 kgs of each variety can produce and analysis of the whiteness of the gari and akpu from each variety (improved vs local).

Specific Activities:

  • To coordinate and undertake the harvest and taking total weights of equal numbers of stands of each variety representative sample of the fifty (50) demonstration plots established by the BASICS Project within 5 major catchment areas (Adikpo, Gboko, Katsina-Ala, Makurdi and Otukpo) in Benue State.
  • To coordinate and undertake sampling of 60kg root weight of each variety harvested.
  • To convey the weighed samples of roots to processing sites and coordinate the processing of such in line with the processing protocol (attached as appendix 1 to this scope of work)
  • To package and send samples to and analysis the products at a reputable Food Science and Technology Lab.
  • To make payment for the laboratory analysis of the samples.
  • To produce a comprehensive report of the activities with coloured pictures, all in soft copies.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for the Analysis of BASICS Project Demonstration Plots in Benue State – PDB51219) and attach MS Word documents to: tenders.ngr@crs.org

 

Job Title: Consultant – Update of BASICS Project Cassava Radio Advertisements

Job Ref Code: PCR51219
Location: Abuja

Background

  • Building an Economically Sustainable, Integrated Cassava Seed System for Nigeria (BASICS) is a 4-year multi-partner project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project commenced on 5th November 2015 and key project activities will end on March 31, 2020
  • The project has five components, namely: breeder seed, village seed entrepreneur (VSE) model, processor associated model, quality seed component, and project coordination and M&E. CRS implements the VSE component of the project in Benue state
  • The project had produced jingles in English and the major languages in the state towards marketing and creating demand for the certified stems of improved varieties produced by the seed entrepreneurs
  • Due to recent development and transitioning activities of the project, there is need to update some content of the jingles for more relevance and impact.

Specific Activities

  • Update the BASICS Project cassava radio jingles in Idoma, Tiv and English and pidgin languages
  • Translate and reproduce the radio jingles in Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba
  • Deliver the translated and updated jingles in high quality MP3 versions to CRS.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for the Update of BASICS Project Cassava Radio Advertisements – PCR51219) and attach MS Word documents to: tenders.ngr@crs.org

 

Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Job Ref Code: HPR51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

Job Summary

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support IDPs in Borno State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS’ targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilisation:

  • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
  • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
  • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
  • Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
  • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
  • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
  • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion sessions with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
  • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
  • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
  • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
  • Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Reporting
  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of Degree and should have knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
  • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partners
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.

 

Deadline: 17th December, 2019; (Time – COB i.e. 5:00pm)

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 application (e.g. Hygiene Promotion Officer, NPR81119) to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

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Job Title: RRM Program Manager I

Job Ref Code: RPM51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent field travel)
Department: Programs
Reports To: Emergency Response Program Manager II
Band: 8

Project Background
It is estimated that 3.5 million people will require shelter and non-food items (NFIs) assistance in 2019, showing a significant increase over 2018 and representing the second and third highest priority need across all IDPs. These needs are excepted to continue growing, with a regular influx of new IDPs on a regular basis. In July 2019 over 8,000 new IDP arrivals were recorded in the NE, with the rainy season (July-September) putting these already vulnerable populations at further risk. While NGOs, UN and other actors have ongoing support programs, only 39% of the estimated funding need has been committed to the 2019-2020 response plan, leaving a large gap for immediate responses.

With initial funding in 2019 the CRS emergency team was able to train a core team of over 20 staff in rapid response best practices related to both program quality and supply chain and carried out rapid NFI and food assistance to over 400 HHs affected by severe flooding in August/September 2019. Following the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) pilot in FY19, new funding has been secured through September 2020 to support the expansion and immediate staffing needs of the RRM while seeking longer-term funding from other sources. With current funding, CRS aims to provide immediate life-saving WASH and shelter NFI and food interventions for 1,000 sudden onset disaster and conflict-affected households in Borno State, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Gubio, Jere/MMC, Kaga, Magumeri, Mobbar, Gujba and Gulani LGAs.

Primary Function
You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for Rapid Response Mechanisms, designing and implementing projects advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. Reporting to the OFDA PM II for Emergency Response, the RRM PM I will undertake the following responsibilities related to project cycle management, technical direction, and program development:

Program Quality and Implementation:

  • Manage and implement all activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
  • Ensure quality and timely field level implementation of the RRM program against set objectives, targets and work plans
  • Ensure that RRM programing utilizes international best practices, policies and guidelines, in line with CRS’ RRM SOPs, developing new SOPs as needed
  • In coordination with the MEAL team, ensure adherence to CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and actively monitor activities through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and take timely decisions to resolve issues
  • Provide inputs to relevant Sector leads within CRS emergency teams and represent CRS at working group meetings and coordination forums for RRM coordination as needed at the LGA and state level
  • Develop new and manage existing relationships with key stakeholders and potential collaborators for RRM programs.

Budget Management:

  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Conduct monthly budget reviews, ensuring on track project spending, in line with budget and DIP
  • Program Development and Strategic Planning
  • Identify opportunities for program and proposal development in line with CRS and donor guidelines
  • Participate in proposal writing and budget development processes for RRM programs, focusing on opportunities from rapid funding streams, such as START Network
  • Lead technical assessments as a basis for RRM program development when necessary to monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust programmatic priorities as necessary.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify training needs and develop capacity building sessions for CRS emergency teams-pertaining to RRM best practice, on-job training, technical guidance and coaching sessions
  • Ensure appropriate support to the RRM field activity teams through regular field visits and providing targeted technical feedback
  • Monitor staffing needs for field activities and coordinate with the OFDA PM II for requesting staff time from emergency program staff, providing input/feedback to relevant supervisors on performance of their staff in the field.

Reporting:

  • Support the development of field-based reports and ensure proper documentation of all distributions
  • Work with MEAL teams to develop success stories following activities
  • Complete donor reports according to donor reporting schedule

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Emergency Response PM IIs (OFDA and FFP), Emergency Coordinator, emergency programming teams, OFDA MEAL team, MEAL coordinator,security team and operations (supply chain, HR, admin, finance) team
  • External: WASH,CCCM/Shelter/NFI and Food Security Coordination Mechanism, IOM, UN agencies, local leaders and community members, partner agencies

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in managing light to moderately complex NFI and/or food projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Proven experience in project design and implementation, budgeting and ï¬Financial management in RRM
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, and program management
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Kobo Collect, RedRose, Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems
  • Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports
  • Fluency in local languages, Hausa and Kanuri.

Travel:

  • Regular travel within Borno State and some occasional travel to other BAY states

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.

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 application (e.g. RRM Program Manager I, RPM51219) to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

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Job Title: ICT4D Admin Support (Temporary Hire)

Job Ref Code: IAS51219
Location: Abuja
Department: Operations
Band: 5
Reports To: Head of Administration

Context

  • The annual ICT4D Conferences, founded in 2010 by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and now managed by a consortium of non-governmental and private sector organizations, have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.
  • The 12th ICT4D Conference will take place at the Sheraton in Abuja from April 21-23, 2020.
  • Led by Catholic Relief Services, the Conference is organized in collaboration with a Partner Consortium and attracts a wide range of VIPs and high-profile speakers.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Liaising with the venue and managing local suppliers to ensure a successful event
  • Communication with other partner hotels and overseeing partner relations with those hotels (continue communication with hotels, gain updates/oversight on booking from conference participants (ca 1 email per month), by April 1 confirm shuttle service times and call all hotels by April 16 to reconfirm shuttles)
  • Researching and contacting local suppliers for quotations, assist with negotiations and supplier management
  • Assisting in planning and managing of side events and the exhibition
  • Recruiting and manage conference volunteers
  • Assisting with coordination of the VIP campaign (sending out invitation letters, managing RSVPs and pre-event communication)
  • Assist with attendee enquiries and FAQs, e.g. guide conference participants in securing visas, registering for the conference, and booking local transportation and accommodations
  • (oversee shared email box for admin questions)

Coordinating with and manage vendors involved in:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Conference venue & catering
  • Floor managers & ushers
  • AV
  • Transport and shuttle buses
  • Conference branding (banners, backdrops)
  • Conference brochure
  • Other conference materials: t-shirts, bags, etc.

Qualifications and Skills

  • ICAN or equivalent professional qualification (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended
  • Master’s Degree in Administration, Accounting or Finance, Organizational Development, Management or another relevant field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in non-profit Accounting and grant management, preferably with an International Organization, with at least 6 years experience at the management level.
  • Must be a, self-motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative
  • Good understanding of Global Fund policies and guidelines is required
  • Thorough knowledge of best practices in capacity strengthening with prior experience of integrating this with programming; experience in curriculum design and development.
  • Excellent experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through participatory adult learning, mentoring, distance education, and other formal and non-formal methods; experience in the design of and delivery of training workshops
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, demonstrating diplomacy and tact
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially), experience with SunSystems, Adaptive Planning, Salesforce and JD Edwards software a plus
  • Must be flexible and can work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50%

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Management Team, Finance staff, Program staff in other CRS Country Programs.
  • External: Representatives of other Projects, Contractors, Government representatives and clients of the CRS Nigeria Program.

 

Deadline: COB Wednesday, 11th December, 2019.

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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: ng.recruitment_operations@crs.org

Click here to Download Application Form (Doc.)

Note: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis and the position can be filled before the end of the advert.

Equal Employer Opportunity

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunitYou’re y 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”

Safeguarding

  • 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.

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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