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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 positions below:

Job Title: Household Economic Strengthening / Food Security Specialist
Job Reference Code: HESFSS3920
Location: Bauchi
Department: Programs / ICHSSAA PHI
Position Band: 7
Reports to: Household Economic Strengthening / Food Security Advisor
Project Summary
  • CRS is a member of the consortium with Pro-Health International (PHI) and will be providing technical assistance to the ICHSSA project of PHI in both Adamawa and Bauchi State. CRS urgently require the service of skilled, competent, and seasoned specialist in the field of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) program who understands the recent development in PEPFAR programming for Children and households susceptible to HIV.
  • The ICHSSA project seeks to improve the wellbeing of OVCs and their caregivers in both Adamawa and Bauchi.
  • The USAID / Nigeria funded Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award (ICHSSA) is to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV.
Job Descriptions
  • Provide capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners with a focus on implementation and management of community-based savings groups, OVCoptimized financial education, market assessment and opportunity identification, value addition along identified value-chains based, entrepreneurship, and microenterprise management based on assessed IP capacity.
  • Lead trainings of trainers / trainings in prioritized areas of HES and food security in collaboration with the HES Team.
  • Conduct joint supportive supervision with other member of the ICHSSA to CSO Partners to ensure adherence to guidelines and maintain program quality standards.
  • For household not yet ready to graduate, support CSO partner to transition households to other programs, especially emerging government social protection initiatives.
  • Identify promising practices in HES and food security to document and share across CSO partners.
  • Document project results and impacts in various forms, including success stories, promising practices, lessons learned, case studies, client satisfaction, etc.
  • The Household Economic Strengthening Technical Specialist will provide technical assistance and accompaniment to CRS-PHI ICHSSA Project in both Adamawa and Benue State.
  • Support ICHSSA Project to develop / enhance and implement a holistic HES strategy, appropriate to the local context that allows PHI to strengthen the capacity of their partner CSOs to provide high quality HES services to enrolled beneficiaries.
  • Support the CSO partners to provide HES interventions that is aligned with household economic vulnerability status and designed to improve household resilience to shocks, reduce food insecurity (access and availability) and facilitate household graduation from the ICHSSA program.
  • Work under the supervision of the ICHSSA Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Support CSO partners to develop and implement capacity strengthening plans informed by a HES technical capacity assessment
  • Support tailored capacity building and mentorship to CSO partners HES Officers based on assessed capacity
  • Collaborate with the Agriculture Institute to strengthen farm-based livelihoods and improve food access and availability among the households enrolled on the ICHSSA Project
  • Collaborate with Case Management / Linkages Technical Team to ensure household care plans incorporate economic and food security considerations and promote graduation.
  • Conduct joint monitoring and supportive supervision visits with other member of the ICHSSA technical team to CSO to support high quality HES intervention implementation and ensure household care plan are promotive of graduation.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in implementing integrated Community based HES activities S / he must have excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent  analytical skills; and demonstrated experience in the strategic design and implementation of OVC and HIV / AIDS programs.
  • Strong track record of HES intervention strategies, understanding of the PEPFAR 9595-95 goals and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
  • Knowledge and understanding of OVC issues, Adolescent challenges and vocation training strategies and policy for HIV Care for Children and OVC Case Management, in addition to extensive knowledge of key actors in these fields
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as Agricultural Science and Extension, Public Health, Development Studies, Social Work or other health related field.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as Agricultural science and extension, Public Health, Social Work or other health related field will be an additional advantage.
  • Five (5) years of experience in senior program management implementing international development activities in Nigeria, with preference given to OVC and HIV / AIDS / Health / Agricultural activities under a USG funded award in Nigeria.
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:
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
Required Foreign Language:
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
Required Travel:
  • Ability to travel up to 50 % of time
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: CRS OVC Team, Health System Strengthening unit, CRS Operations team, and Security Managers / Focal Points.
  • External: PHI ICHSSA Project, SASCP, SACA, PEPFAR Implementing partners, other donors, SMWASWD; other relevant Ministries and GON entities; Core OVC Technical Working Group and PHI

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume in a single file (PDF Format) indicating “Position” being applied for and the “Job Ref Code” as the subject of the application to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org
Click here to Download Application Form (PDF)
Click Here for Job Details (PDF)
Equal Opportunity:
  • CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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.




Job Title: Market Assistant
Job Reference Code: MAB3920
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Department: North East Emergency Program
Location: Yobe, Damaturu
Position Band: 3
Reports To: Market Officer
Project Background
  • Yobe and Borno States, including through four phases of the USAID office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) funded Emergency Food Assistance for Conflict Affected HHs (FFP/EFSP) project. During an anticipated 12-month fifth phase of the project, CRS will scale-up lifesaving support to a total of 15,900 HHs, or 95,400 individuals. CRS’ goal is to improve food security for vulnerable HHs in conflict-affected areas through evouchers for food.
  • CRS is looking for a strong candidate to work as a Market Assistant (MA) on the project team
  • She/he will be based in Damaturu (Yobe State), and primarily responsible for activities conducted in Kaga Local
  • Government Area (LGA), barring significant changes in security dynamics.
  • NE Nigeria has been severely affected by insurgency led by armed opposition groups (AOGs) since 2009 and has been declared to be in a “state of emergency” since 2013. As clashes between Nigerian security forces and AOGs persist into its tenth year, over 2 million individuals remain displaced across the six Northeastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe. Pockets of relative stability have encouraged some households (HHs) to return to their places of origin, yet they remain vulnerable and precariously sensitive to the changing contexts
  • Additionally, the prolonged conflict has eroded economic and livelihood opportunities of vulnerable HHs who struggle with limited incomes and purchasing power.
  • Since 2016, CRS Nigeria has responded to critical WASH, shelter, food security and nutrition needs in both
Job Summary
  • As a member of the FFP/EFSP project team, under the leadership of the Market Officer (MA) and the FFP/EFSP Program Manager (PM), the MA will be responsible for the implementation of daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with vendors and beneficiaries.
Job Description
The MA’s specific responsibilities will include the following:
  • Ensure that feedback from beneficiaries on project implementation is regularly documented, shared and addressed through the appropriate channel;
  • Facilitate and actively engage in data collection activities such as post-distribution monitoring (PDM), price monitoring and ensure that quality standard is maintained where data is collected by market Community Mobilizers (CMs);
  • Conduct regular monitoring of project implementation and report on challenges for timely action;
  • Provide support during beneficiary identification, registration and verification using standard tools;
  • Support MO to ensure community sensitization across all interventions is conducted before evoucher disbursement;
  • Assist the market and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team in evoucher card distribution to project beneficiaries;
  • Assist procurement / MEAL officer for identification of vendors and market actors to participate in the e-voucher activities;
  • Carryout regular vendor training and refresher activities;
  • Compile data produced during field activities as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Support the coordination and monitoring of project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation; schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, adhering to systems for quality project implementation;
  • Undertake market visits at the point of e-voucher disbursement to ensure that progress is made as per project plan;
  • Assist the Market Officer (MO) in e-voucher distribution processes as well as extend support to beneficiaries and vendors, as necessary;
  • Facilitate information sharing among the project team, implementing partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level;
  • Support the MO to Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities;
Basic Qualifications
  • Proven experience in group discussions and other participatory methods;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Required Languages – Strong English, Ability to speak local languages – Kanuri and Hausa – is a strong preference
  • Travel – Must be willing and able to travel about 70% of the time.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Geography, or an equivalent Degree in another relevant field;
  • At least 1 year experience in project implementation preferably with an NGO;
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection with ICT4D systems;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Team-oriented;
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members;
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities;
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment;
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Experience working with partner organizations;
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff and Partner Staff)
  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member and partner staff members to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: With MO, support of partner staff and enumerators during field activities
Key Working Relationships:
  • Internal: FFP / EFSP Program Manager II, FFP / EFSP Program Manager I, Market Officer, Markets MEAL Officer
  • External: Implementing CBO’s staff.
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: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org
Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)
Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)
Equal Opportunity:
  • CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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:
  • СТCRSТ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and
  • vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.




Job Title: Market Officer
Job Reference Code: MONE3920
Location: Yobe, Damaturu
Department: North East Emergency Program
Position Band: 6
Reports To: FFP/EFSP Program Manager I
Project Background
  • Since 2016, CRS Nigeria has responded to critical WASH, shelter, food security and nutrition needs in both Yobe and Borno States, including through four phases of the USAID office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) funded Emergency Food Assistance for Conflict Affected HHs (FFP/EFSP) project. During an anticipated 12-month fifth phase of the project,,CRS will scale-up lifesaving support to a total of 15,900 HHs, or 95,400 individuals. CRS’ goal is to improve food security for vulnerable HHs in conflict-affected areas through e-vouchers for food.
  • CRS is looking for a strong candidate to work as a Market Officer (MO) on the project team. She/he will be based in Damaturu (Yobe State), and will be primarily responsible for activities conducted in Kaga Local Government Area (LGA), barring significant changes in security dynamics.
  • NE Nigeria has been severely affected by insurgency led by armed opposition groups (AOGs) since 2009 and has NE Nigeria has been severely affected by insurgency led by armed opposition groups (AOGs) since 2009 and has been declared to be in a “state of emergency” since 2013. As clashes between Nigerian security forces and AOGs persist into its tenth year, over 2 million individuals remain displaced across the six Northeastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe. Pockets of relative stability have encouraged some households (HHs) to return to their places of origin, yet they remain vulnerable and precariously sensitive to the changing contexts. Additionally, the prolonged conflict has eroded economic and livelihood opportunities of vulnerable HHs who struggle with limited incomes and purchasing power.
Job Summary
  • As a member of the FFP/EFSP project team, under the leadership of the FFP/EFSP Program Manager (PM), the Market Officer (MO) is responsible for leading the execution of daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with local partner staff as well as vendors and beneficiaries. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
The MO’s specific responsibilities will include the following:
  • Organize documents necessary to make regular vendor payments;
  • Plan market team daily workers’ activities/schedule;
  • Hold daily debrief with the market team daily workers;
  • Ensure that market team daily workers file is complete and includes;
  • Support the coordination and implementation of market team activities in line with CRS Program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
  • In collaboration with Vendor Procurement/Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) officer, support the vendor selection process;
  • Act as the focal point for all communication with the market team daily workers;
Provide support to project vendors and key market stakeholders:
  • Carry out regular vendor spot checks;
  • In collaboration with the FFP/EFSP PM, collect and organize project vendor payments;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Officer, carry out vendor training;
  • Compile a document with information on market structure and key stakeholders’ information;
  • Ensure shop signs are displayed in front of each participant shop;
  • Coordinate all vendor support and communication;
  • Organize weekly meetings with market leaders;
  • Organize meetings with project vendors as needed;
  • Ensure that all vendor documentation is complete;
Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified in project’s market activities to PM/EC in a timely manner to inform adjustments to plans, implementation schedules, and market strategies:
  • Contribute to elaboration and revision of SOPs for payment of project vendors;
  • In partnership with the MEAL officer reviews vendor transactions;
  • Document good practices stemming from project implementation linked to market teams activities;
  • Provide information to the MEAL Officer on troubleshooting needs;
  • Provide feedback to the FFP/EFSP PM on program activities;
Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners to prepare reports per established reporting schedule:
  • Assist the local partner to prepare its progress reports to be submitted to CRS;
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact;
Complete project documentation for assigned activities:
  • In collaboration with MEAL staff;
  • Collect human interest stories with photos on project beneficiaries, including vendors;
  • Report on project activities;
  • Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices;
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Geography, or an equivalent degree in another relevant field;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project implementation, preferably with an international humanitarian NGO;
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection with ICT4D systems;
  • Proven experience in group discussions and other participatory methods;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
Required Languages:
  • Strong English, Ability to speak local languages – Kanuri and Hausa – is a strong preference
Travel:
  • Must be willing and able to travel about 60% of the time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities;
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment;
  • Team-oriented;
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members;
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives;
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with partner organizations;
  • Staff supervision experience;
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.
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships

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: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org
Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)
Click Here for Job Details (PDF)




Job Title: Program Assistant
Job Reference Code: PAKS3920
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Programs
Band: 4
Reports To: Program Manager 2 – STaR Project
Supervises: None
Job Summary
  • The post holder will deliver effective, highly competent project support and consistently deliver in a person-centered the environment which promotes positive relationships.
  • S/he will support field activities in project communities across Adamawa ( Yola south, Girei, Shelleng, Song) and Southern Borno (Askira-Uba, Chibok)
  • The Program Assistant will be required to work within a multi-sectoral setting including infrastructure, agriculture, livelihoods, social cohesion and governance.
Job Responsibilities
  • Support Project and CRS-wide meetings, trainings and activities:
    • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations,
    • meeting space, logistics, provision of materials and refreshments.
    • Support in drafting meeting notes and record all proceedings and share with meeting participants.
    • Filing (electronic and hard) project documents, meeting minutes and technical documents.
    • Maintain inventory of all project partner’s contact information.
    • Maintain project assets inventory register in collaboration with the grant unit
    • Liaise with the IT department on hardware and software issues to ensure functionality to meet ongoing and ad hoc needs
    • Support the establishment and function of project resource center and project information management
  • Logistics and itineraries:
    • Ensure logistical support to staff/visitors including liaising with operations on itineraries
    • Make appointments according to schedules developed by department members
    • Be the primary point of contact for visitors’ administrative needs
    • Communicating material and cash needs to Finance and/or Administration in a timely manner.
    • Coordinate staff movements including leave, field trips and all required logistics using the movement and leave tracker.
    • Assist with correspondence, letters, and invitations. Act as liaison between programs staff and dispatcher.
  •  Serves as the interface between technical team and the operations unit.
  • General Administrative Duties:
    • Liaise with administrative support staff to provide updates on anticipated administrative needs.
    • Cordinate and manage day-to-day operational needs of Project staff
    • Provide general administrative support to the operation of project activities.
    • Organize proper storage and issuance of stock, maintain stock reports and monitor usage.
    • Organize transport and distribution of project materials to project sites.
    • Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
    • Work in collaboration with operations/ facility staff in Maiduguri to ensure proper support to project activities.
    • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, coordination and leverage of resource.
Key Working Relationships
  • Governance Officer, MEAL Officer, Operations staff, SILC Officer
  • External: government ministries departments and agencies, local and international NGOs, coordination platforms and working groups, community leaders.
  • Supervisory: None
  • Internal: Program Manager -Infrastructure, Livelihoods Officer, Social Cohesion Officer,
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and
responsibilities associated with the position.
Background, Experience & Requirements
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Ability to work and manage various projects in a team setting, with limited supervision
  • Fluency in English and any of the local languages – Hausa/Kanuri/Fulfulde
  • Ability to effectively engage with people at all levels.
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness within a dynamic integrated project.
  • Passion to work with the most vulnerable groups
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations when required.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa.
  • Minimum of a university degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in program support
  • Experience working with local or international NGO a plus
  • Interest in development issues
  • Strong computer skills required, especially the ability to work comfortably in the MS office package
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality;
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability
  • 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.
  • Trusting Relationships

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume in a single file (PDF Format) indicating “Position” being applied for and the “Job Ref Code” as the subject of the application to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org
Click here to Download Application Form (Doc)
Click Here for Job Details (PDF)
Equal Opportunity:
  • CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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:
  • CTCRST recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


Application Deadline 23rd March, 2020.

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