Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job Recruitment & How To Apply

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job Recruitment & How To Apply

Application form for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduate that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply 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 non-church 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 is now using this medium to invite competent and qualified young graduates that are currently unemployed to fill the vacant job position below;

1.) Deputy Chief of Party I / Senior WASH Advisor
2.) Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist
3.) Emergency Response Program Manager II
4.) Chief of Party, I- Small Town WASH

 

1.Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party I / Senior WASH Advisor

Job Ref Code: DCS250419
Location: North East, Nigeria
Band:10
Department: Programs
Reports To: Chief Of Party

Background

  • CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Small Town WASH program. The program will be implemented in the Northeastern region of Nigeria.
  • This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase access and management of water, sanitation and hygiene services in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria.
  • This effort will contribute to ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

  • The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / WASH Engineer will support the Chief of Party (CoP) in delivering the USAID/Nigeria Small Town WASH program; including providing oversight on operations and programmatic aspects of the program.
  • S/he will specifically lead the technical, operational and management aspects of infrastructure sub-components of the project.
  • The DCOP / WASH Engineerwill support relationship management with USAID/Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria at the Federal, State and local levels; partners; and external stakeholders.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Directly oversee construction / rehabilitation, operation, quality control, usage, cost recovery and maintenance of WASH infrastructure working closely with relevant government ministries’ and departmental agencies (MDAs), private sector organizations and community leadership.
  • Oversee institutional partnerships; lead on due diligence exercises, organizational capacity assessments and capacity development of participating organizations and departments.
  • Ensure institution of and compliance with comprehensive agreements / arrangements that inform pricing of services, scheduling modalities, operational and maintenance of WASG infrastructure and implementation of quality controls.
  • Support the CoP to provide overall technical, operational and programmatic direction of the program including staff management, coordination with consortium partners, program implementation, financial management, and liaison with other governmental and non-governmental interventions in the targeted localities.
  • Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations teams. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters’ degree in Water Resources Management, Water Engineering, WASH or similar disciplines
  • At least seven (7) years of practical experience at senior levels in designing and managing WASH interventionsin sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong understanding and related experience in WASH governance
  • Good knowledge of USG procedures and compliance requirements
  • Extensive project management experience particularly on USG grants
  • Familiarity with socio-economic, cultural and political context of Nigeria and particularly North East Nigeria
  • Prior experience managing large assistance projects of a similar size and scope
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • At least working knowledge of Hausa language
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications

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 relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required Foreign Language:

  • English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required.  Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria

Work Environment:

  • Office environment in the field (North East Nigeria).

Application Closing Date
COB (i.e. 5:00pm) 8th May, 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 position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Deputy Chief of Party I / Senior WASH Advisor – DCS250419) to: ng.recruitment_agriculture@crs.org

Click here to Download Application Form – Dropbox

Click Here for Job Details (Doc)

 

2.Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist

Job Ref Code: MEL250419
Location: North East Nigeria
Department: Programs
Band: 7
Reports to: Chief of Party

Background

  • CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Small Town WASH program.  The program will be implemented in the Northeastern region of Nigeria.
  • This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase access and management of water, sanitation and hygiene services in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria.
  • This effort will contribute to ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Job Summary

  • The MEL Specialist will oversee all Collaborating, Learning and Adapting (CLA) activities across the USAID/Nigeria Small Town WASH programthat leads to robust evidence for data use and decision making, including assessments /surveys; routine programdata collection; accountability to beneficiaries, donors and other stakeholders; document retention and archival; capacity development program staff on MEL; compliance with USAID MEL requirements; cross-learning among programs; and, internal and external reporting.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation or any other related field.
  • At least 5 years’ hands on experience designing, developing and using MEL systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, contract and manage consultancies.
  • Prior MEL experience on programs of a similar size, theme (WASH) and scope in developing countries; experience in providing MEL services on multi-sector, multi-year programs is desirable.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements is preferred.
  • Experience working in similar context (i.e. conflict and harsh environments) in sub-Saharan Africa required.  Prior experience in North East Nigeria is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.  Knowledge of local languages preferred.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria

Application Closing Date
8th May, 2019.

Method of Application
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 (e.g. MEAL Specialist MEL250419) to: ng.recruitment_agriculture@crs.org

Click here to Download Application Form – Dropbox

Click Here for Job Details (Doc)

 

3.Job Title: Emergency Response Program Manager II

Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Position Status: Regular
Reports To: Emergency Coordinator

Job Summary

  • You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program (CP) Emergency Shelter, WASH and Agriculture programming and Rapid Response Mechanism ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming 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 Emergency Response.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within the CP Emergency WASH and Ag programming throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Develop and manage the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM). Document the development process. Link with HRD and relevant TA to ensure integration of the RRM into CRS compliance systems.
  • Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and full performance management of direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices in the implementation of projects by staff.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of cash-based programming required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the area of Emergency programming in a conflict zone
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Additional Information:

  • Required/Desired Foreign Language: N/A
  • Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable).

Application Closing Date 
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

4.Job Title: Chief of Party, I- Small Town WASH

Req Number: I4710
Location: Adamawa, Nigeria
Position Type: Full Time
Position Status: Regular

Job Summary

  • The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the USAID/Nigeria Small Town WASH program.
  • Responsibilities include meeting program objectives and deliverables while providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management aspects.
  • The COP will act as the primary relationship manager for the program with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide overall strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the entire program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.
  • Act as the key liaison with the USAID AOR, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program.
  • Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership, the donor, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead, manage, supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners.
  • Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.
  • Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements
  • Ensure coordination between program and operations teams; and ensuring CRS program quality standards are adhered to as per MEAL policy and procedures.
  • Oversee compliance with USAID regulations, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.
Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters’ Degree in Engineering, Water Resource Management, Water and Sanitation, Administration, Management or other relevant field.
  • At least ten (10) years of management experience on USG-funded activities.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of management experience on water and sanitation projects
  • Track record of managing large and diverse teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building and market-based approaches to WASH services.
  • Capacity to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded programs and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements.
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa required. Prior experience in Nigeria preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

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 relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required Foreign Language:

  • English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria

Work Environment:

  • Office environment; preferably in the North East States.

Application Closing Date 
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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