Friday, 18 March 2016

Employment Opportunities at Catholic Relief Services, March 18th 2016

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Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. 
We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Catholic Relief Services is recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Program Manager II, Emergency Coordinator, Nigeria

Requisition Number: I2854
Location: Jigawa 

Background 
  • In May 2013, the Government of Nigeria (GON) declared a State of Emergency (SOE) in the northeastern (NE) states of Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa in response to ongoing militant attacks by Boko Haram.
  • The economic system of the NE region has been severely disrupted, with serious impact on agricultural and income generating activities, resulting in reduced purchasing power at the household (HH) level.
  • In the NE states, an estimated 2.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) are currently living with host families or in camps.
  • Ongoing sector needs include, among others, food security, livelihoods, and WASH.
Job Summary 
  • The PMII Emergency Coordinator will be responsible for managing emergency response programming activities in food security and livelihoods, WASH, nutrition, NFI distributions, and other potential activities such as cash-for-work and shelter.
  • He/she will provide technical and management support to the program team and partners, in addition to ad-hoc technical consultants.
  • Strengthening the technical and management capacity of emergency program staff and partner organizations will also be an important part of this role.
  • The PM will help to ensure consistency, quality, efficiency, and accountability of emergency activities implemented. 
  • He/she will also ensure strong coordination with other actors and CRS’ active participation in multiple coordination forums and working groups.
  • In addition, the PMII Emergency Coordinator will help grow our emergency portfolio, and will work in collaboration with colleagues to identify opportunities and submit proposals.
Job Responsibility
Program Management: 
  • Lead and manage emergency programming in northeast Nigeria in close collaboration with the DCR and country team.
  • Keep abreast of emergency needs and mobilize support and resources.
  • Adjust strategies for recovery and rehabilitation programming as needed.
  • Contribute to preparing concept papers and grant proposals for submission to major donors. This will include working closely with program staff, resource agencies, partners and communities to do participatory needs assessments, project design and proposal writing.
  • Ensure program quality through development and implementation of monthly or quarterly emergency project reviews, comprehensive M&E systems and partner capacity enhancement.
  • Closely manage emergency program budgets and ensure spending is consistent with resources available. With the finance department ensure budget holders are trained on budget management and meet budgetary cycle deadlines.
  • Prepare or assist staff to prepare regular program and financial reports for CRS donors and partners as required.
  • Enhance field office and partner capacity in needs assessment, program planning and monitoring.
  • With Administration and Finance departments, ensure program compliance with all CRS and donor administrative and financial requirements.
  • Develop and maintain strong collaboration with CRS technical experts in multiple sectors, including Food Security, WASH and Livelihoods.
  • Identify emergency capacity building needs for staff and partners involved in the response. Take the lead on coordinating any formal or informal emergency training events organized by CRS for staff and partners.
  • Support Program Managers/Officers and M&E staff to effectively implement and improve, as needed, the M&E systems across all projects.
  • Promote the appropriate use of information and communication technology for development or emergency programming.
  • Facilitate Real-Time Evaluations. Promoting project reviews and other learning events
  • Lead any effort to document best practices and lessons learned from the response.
  • Prepare regular updates on emergency program activities for SitReps.
  • Work with program staff to promote CRS partnership principles and strengthen partnerships.
  • Ensure active participation in coordination forums, including the UN sectoral clusters.
Staff Management: 
  • Supervise 5 staff members to support the response.
  • Support staff through close attention to staff care, mentoring, and development and monitoring of CRS Performance Plans through coaching sessions and appraisals.
  • Promote appropriate staff behavior in the field and a Do No Harm approach for a better understanding of local communities and the local working environment.
  • Ensure to integrate security management into program activities with a particular attention to the strategy of acceptance and compliance of staff with security procedures
Representation: 
  • Maintain contact with donor agencies, the UN cluster system, and other NGOs to ensure that interventions are coordinated with those of other agencies, and meet local requirements.
  • Represent CRS and share information regularly with local authorities, local partners, the UN, other NGOs and other appropriate networks.
  • Identify/negotiate funding opportunities and pursue strategic partnerships for ongoing emergency activities.
Key Working Relationships: 
  • Internal: CR, DCR, HoOps, Security Manager, Senior Business Development Manager and other senior CRS programming and operational staff in Nigeria; DRD, PQ; STA Health, HRD; STA WASH, HRD; STA Food Security & Livelihoods, HRD.
  • External: Appropriate cluster leads, UN-OCHA, state and local government offices, local and international NGOs, UN agencies, Caritas partners, and donors.
Qualifications 
  • Masters Degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years of relevant field-based project management experience required. Extensive experience in managing moderately complex projects.
  • Five years of experience working in emergency, development or recovery programming with an international NGO.
  • Experience in emergencies and program planning and management.
  • Demonstrated application of Emergency Standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with local communities and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Ability to represent CRS at high level coordination meetings with donors, local government, UN, and other international NGOs.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in strategic planning initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity strengthening.
  • Knowledge of CRS program quality standards preferred.
  • Advanced computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experience working in security compromised zones
  • Excellent inter-cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills necessary in insecure environments
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
CRS Emergency Competencies: 
  • Each CRS staff member working in emergencies is expected to have the following competencies to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results:
  • Communicates strategically under pressure
  • Manages stress and complexity
  • Actively promotes safety and security
  • Manages and implements high-quality emergency programs
Required Foreign Language: 
  • Working language - English
Required Travel: 
  • Travel within Nigeria
Work Environment: 
  • To live in Hadejia, Jigawa LGA, and work in the NE. Frequent travel to Abuja.&
  • CRS has an office and accommodation




Job Title: Technical Advisor - Organizational Capacity Strengthening

Job ID: #1442696
Location: Nigeria

Requirements 
  • Master's degree in International Development, Management, or related field.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in organizational development/capacity strengthening.
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria.
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity building.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred.
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.


Job Title: Technical Advisor - Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)

Location:
 Nigeria

Qualifications 
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or related field.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in nutrition and public health programming
  • Experience activating CMAM sites
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently


Job Title: Program Director

Location: Nigeria 

Requirements 
  • Master's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, or related field.
  • 6-8 years of work experience in nutrition and public health programming, with at least 4 years at a managerial level
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.


Job Title: Technical Advisor - Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC)

Location:
 Nigeria

Qualifications 
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Nutrition, International Development or related field.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in SBCC and nutrition
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently


Job Title: Technical Advisor -Livelihoods

Location:
 Nigeria

Qualifications 
  • Master's degree in International Development, Business, Agriculture, or related field.
  • 5-7 years of work experience in livelihoods, household economic strengthening, and/or food security programming
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Nigeria 

Requirements 
  • Master's Degree in Statistics, Epidemiology, International Development, or related field.
  • 4-6 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria.
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred.
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.


Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Job ID: #1442701
Location: Nigeria

Requirements 
  • Master's degree in International Development, Management, or related field
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • Ability to manage large scale commodity procurement and distribution
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently


Job Title: Technical Advisor - Advocacy

Job ID: #1442691
Location: Nigeria

Requirements 
  • Master's degree in International Development, Public Health, Public Policy or related field.
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • Experience working in northern Nigeria
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills
  • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
  • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently



Job Title: Driver

Location: Nigeria
Slot: 5

Context
CRS/Nigeria has partner and Church organizations that it collaborates with throughout Nigeria. For reasons of security and local knowledge, only CRS drivers may drive CRS vehicles. CRS/Nigeria maintains a fleet of vehicles with a "no accident" record. The Driver is responsible for maintaining this track record as well as improving on this success story.

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria's fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification.
  • He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the project PMs or/and the Head Driver each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the project PMs and Head driver immediately in accident situations , after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the project PMs or/and the Head Driver.
Qualifications 
  • Valid Nigerian driver's license and good knowledge of Abuja, Ondo, Ekiti and Nigerian roads
  • Minimum four years professional experience in a similar position
  • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below and send with a detailed 3-page resume both in a single file document to: NG_HR@global.crs.org

Click here to download the Application Form 

Note 
  • Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only.
  • Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 Application Deadline  31st March, 2016.