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Job Vacancies at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

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: Construction Engineer / Supervisor

Job Ref Code: CTS14220
Locations: Damaturu-Yobe, Maiduguri-Borno and Yola-Adamawa
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: Deputy Chief of Party

Job Summary

  • The Construction Engineers / Supervisors will be responsible for the management of construction performance during the execution phase.
  • The construction may range in size from small repairs to mega/new works to provide water infrastructure for agricultural production.
  • The selected candidates are expected to have prior construction oversight, quality assurance, reporting experience, contract administration of similar activity. Additional experience in the use of water for agriculture will be a plus. Multiple candidates will be hired and assigned to Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure construction firm maintain compliance with the Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) so that work is accomplished in an environmentally sound manner using safe work practices.
  • Understand the technical drawings, Bill of Quantities (BoQs), technical specifications and ensure the work meets project contractual expectations, deliverables, quality standards, schedule, costs and scope.
  • Monitor performance and schedule of the project and recommend corrective measure if necessary.
  • Prepare daily reports on progress of work completed and other reports as may be directed by DCoP.
  • Verify work completed and prepare payments reports at various stages of the construction.
  • Provide support through technical guidance as well as supervision to the field teams/construction firm to promote quality in project deliverables.
  • Represent the organization, collaborate and liaise with key state, local government officials and community members as will be required by the activity.
  • Collaborate with other engineering/construction team members within the state of implementation and other locations as may be directed by the DCoP or CoP.
  • Support in the formation/re-formation, training and monitoring of Water UsersТ Association (WUAs) and Water Management Committees (WMCs) in the affected LGAs and communities for the sustainability of water infrastructure.
  • Maintain knowledge of all contract terms and legal requirements for construction projects to avoid any delay in projects and provide support to all work groups and participate in various actively to ensure completion for all projects.
  • Provide technical and managerial supports as may be required to enhance the successful implementation of the activity.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline – Geosciences/Civil/Structural/ Environmental engineering or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in designing and construction of water infrastructure for Agricultural production.
  • Experience in any of the following sectors: environment, engineering, urban and climate resilience.
  • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donor and other donors; and stakeholders – local organizations, implementing partners and communities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications and design software. Use of GIS application will be an added advantage.

Personal Skills:

  • 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 ability to relate to people at all levels, within and outside of the organization.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams and coaching skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
  • Fluency in English including excellent oral and written skills highly required. Proficiency in Hausa will be an added advantage.

Deadline: 28th February, 2020.

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 to:

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Job Title: Consultant – Trauma Healing Training

Consultancy Code: THT14220
Location: Abuja


  • The Caritas Germany project in the spirit of solidarity and through long-term accompaniment, capacity-building, and institutional strengthening, this project is supporting the overall goal that assist conflict-affected populations in Nigeria and Chad to improve quality of life.
  • The project has two strategic objectives: crisis affected household meets the priority needs of their households (SO1) and CBOs / FBOs have improved capacity to implement quality, and timely cash transfer programming meeting the needs of crisis affected population (SO2), which is implemented by CCFN and CRS respectively.
  • CRS is responsible for implementing SO2 While Caritas Nigeria is responsible for SO1. In implementing SO2, CRS adopts a capacity strengthening approach, which focuses on technical assistance and accompaniment for Caritas Nigeria.
  • The 3-year project is providing technical capacity building, institutional strengthening and accompaniment to Caritas Nigeria to strengthen their emergency cash transfer programming capacity to more effectively provide life-savings humanitarian assistance during and after the project.

Scope of Work:

  • The 3-years responsive Cash Base Assistance has been ongoing since 2018 in some conflict affected communities of Borno and Adamawa State and CRS is providing capacity building and institutional strengthening for Caritas Nigeria and JDPC who does the implementation.
  • Because of the trauma associated with conflict and other factors in our areas of intervention, the need for this training. The training is targeting at field assistant of the implementing partners base in communities of Biu, Mubi and Maiduguri.

Specific Activities:

  • Conduct trauma healing training for staffs and field officers of Caritas Nigeria and JDPC in Maiduguri, Mubi and Biu centers with about 15-20 participant per center for 5 days each.
  • Conduct pre and post evaluation
  • Develop and submit training and evaluation reports for each center



Deadline: COB Friday, 28th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified consultants should send their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF format indicating consultancy being applied for and the Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for the Trauma Healing Training – THT14220) attached MS word documents to:


  • The EOI should include but not limited to the following: Expected daily rate, personal / company profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work.
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Only qualified persons will be contacted and invited for screening.

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