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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Nigeria Recruitment 2013 | 11 Positions


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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas. CRS will like to request application from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

S/N
Position
Band
Department
Location
1
Administrative Assistant, Global Fund - 2 Positions
C-1

Ebonyi and Enugu states, Nigeria
2
Driver, Global Fund - 3 Positions
FL-1

Ehonyi, Imo and Enugu States
3
M&E Officer
D-2
Programming
Benue, Nigeria
4
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Agriculture
D-2
Agriculture and Economic Growth
Abuja, Nigeria
5
Nutrition Program Manager, SVH Project
D-1

Abuja, Nigeria
6
Nutrition Technical Advisor
E-1
Programming
Banns, Nigeria
7
Program Manager
D-1
Agriculture and Economic Growth
Abuja, Nigeria
8
Supply Chain Manager, Global Fund
B-1

Enugu, Nigeria

POSITIONS SUMMARY & REQUIREMENTS

1. Administrative Assistant, Global Fund
  • Maintain up to date inventory of all commodities and supplies in a moving balance format.
  • Responsible for receiving procured items in collaboration with the procurement officer in Abuja.
  • Physically mark all equipment recorded in the equipment inventory register.
  • Maintain a log of equipment breakdowns.
  • Ensure a safe and efficient operation of the CRS field vehicle.
  • Ensure the driver’s monthly schedule and trip plan are published and updated regularly.
  • Maintain adequate vehicle logs to determine mileage, vehicle history and maintenance requirements of each vehicle.
  • Assist when needed in the preparation of car/travel routes.
  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day office management including general office cleanliness, arrangement and organization
  • Supervise the cleaning staff.
  • Order stationary and maintain the office store.
  • Photocopying of office documents, binding, laminating etc.
  • Take minutes of meetings and distribute minutes accordingly.
  • Undertake other appropriate duties as required for the efficient operation of the office.
Requirements:
  1. Minimum of a university degree.
  2. Minimum of 2 years work experience in administrative support.
  3. Previous experience of working with in an international non-governmental organization is an advantage.
  4. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word and Excel) and computers in general
  5. Fluency in written and spoken English.
  6. Demonstrated willingness to work in a team.
  7. Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.
  8. Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
2. Driver, Global Fund
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.

Requirements:
  1. Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Abuja and Nigerian roads
  2. Minimum Four years professional experience in a similar position
  3. Ability to Communicate in English Language is essential
  4. Ability to work ma multi-cultural environment
  5. Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  6. Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  7. Strong leadership abilities
  8. Experience in supervising other staff
  9. Ability to generate VMS reports
  10. Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
3. M&E Officer
  • Support and oversee the M&E work of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the implementation and use of the SMILE M&E system.
  • Oversee the training of CSO staff in the SMILE M&E system including the NOMIS forms and database
  • Ensure CSO understand the information needs of project stakeholders and donors and adhere to system requirements
  • Work closely with the CSO M&E officers to ensure they understand the data requirements and data-gathering and report formats.
  • Support CSO M&E staff in their work with the community care committees (CCC or equivalent) to ensure that sufficient training is done for CCC members and volunteers, that the correct forms are used and that accurate reports are submitted on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that CSO using the NOMIS system and reports to CRS on a timely basis
  • Visit partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems
  • Work with contract M&E firm in the implementation of data quality assessments. Ensure that CSOs participate in the data quality assessment, understand the recommendations for remedial action, and comply with those recommendations
  • Coordinate with contract IT firm to ensure that CSO system are up to date, are able to manage the NOMIS requirements, IT problems are fixed Support the M&E Director in the analysis of CSO and NOMIS data for the quarterly and annual reports to USAID and other reports as required
  • Coordinate with Action Aid M&E staff to ensure good communication between the civil society and government actors and that data and reports are shared as required by the M&E system
  • Participate in the M&E Working group to help ensure that the system is being implemented by all CSOs correctly.
  • Attend relevant SMILE management and technical meetings to ensure close coordination between program, management, and M&E staff Collaborate with SMILE management and CSO in planning, designing and undertaking program evaluations and special studies.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Agriculture
The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MEO) will be responsible for all monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities under the Agriculture and Economic Growth unit. The MEO will develop and manages the Projects Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP). The MEO will develop and maintains systems to collect and analyze information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the program. She/he will analyze monthly data and support training of partners on M&E in quality assurance methods. The MEO will report to the Head of Unit; Agriculture and Economic Growth and will maintain close liaison with relevant Regional Technical Advisors and the CRS/Nigeria Agriculture Team. The MEO will ensure adherence to CRS technical and program quality standards in implementation and the timely submission of all required deliverables to all donors.

Requirements:
  1. Minimum M.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Economics, Statistics or related discipline.
  2. Minimum 6 years of international development experience with light to moderately complex projects.
  3. Minimum 5 years managing significant USC-funded programs required.
  4. Knowledge of key USG regulations including, but not limited to USAID 22 CF Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, 0MB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations and A.133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits preferred.
  5. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills
  6. Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of light to moderately complex projects
  7. Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  8. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies.
  9. Flexibility to work both ma team and independently.
  10. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
  11. Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
  12. Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired.
  13. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  14. Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required.
  15. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required.
5. Nutrition Program Manager, SVH Project
  • Works closely with STTAs and responsible for ensuring CSOs adherence to technical standards
  • With CSOs, the Nutrition PM will implement a social and behavior change strategy that is grounded in local context by formative research, uses multiple channels, and targets various audiences for widespread impact
  • The Nutrition PM will use a comprehensive social and behavior change strategy to improve knowledge, build skills and reduce barriers to adoption of key nutrition and hygiene practices.
  • In conjunction with activities to improve crop production, the Nutrition PM will support increased production of vegetables for vitamin A andiron, and chicken/eggs for animal source protein and iron.
  • S/he will develop recipes and identify in-home food preservation (e.g. fruit drying) methods for locally available high-nutrient family and weaning foods.
  • S/he will work with the FMOH and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) to develop a curriculum and train CSO staff and VEAs in basic nutrition, including which foods are nutritious, and home gardening
  • S/he will implement Community. Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), which engages communities in a self-led sanitation profile designed to trigger a response of disgust, and subsequent behavior change to end open defecation.
  • With CSOs, the Nutrition PM will establish and train new WASH committees to monitor rehabilitation, assess sanitary and environmental risk, conduct maintenance and small repairs, and manage water collection fees and budgets.
  • S/he will engage the (Catholic) Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), Jamatul Nasril Islam (3M) and FOMWAN to develop training and job aides that help male and female religious leaders (Christian and Islamic) incorporate key nutrition and hygiene information in their sermons by linking key promoted practices to religious teachings.
  • S/he will leverage USAID’s ongoing investments in basic education, and project investments in youth development to support positive nutrition and hygiene behaviors among youth — particularly adolescent girls.
  • S/he will work with non-formal learning centers, Islamic and Koranic schools, to review existing curricula and develop teaching materials that reflect life-skills based acquisition of nutrition and hygiene skills and train teachers in their use.
Requirements:
  1. Masters degree in Nutrition, Food Science or related field.
  2. Five years of working experience in agriculture, nutrition. WASH or food security program
  3. Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formats and reporting requirements.
  4. Capacity to work closely, understand, and support local Church partners
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  6. Excellent training and facilitation skills
  7. Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies preferred
  8. Strong computer skills Word, Excel, Outlook. PowerPoint preferred
  9. Experience in staff development and partner capacity preferred
  10. Knowledge of CRS program quality standards
  11. Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations.
  12. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies.
  13. Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
  14. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
  15. Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
  16. Understanding 0f and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired.
  17. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
  18. Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Hausa language is an added advantage.
  19. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  20. Willingness and ability to travel at least 60% of time.
6. Nutrition Technical Advisor
The Nutrition TA (NTA) will be responsible for working closely with the SMILE technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the program-focusing primarily on nutrition, WASH and health, but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming, especially household economic strengthening and food security. S/he will lead planning and capacity strengthening efforts while putting in place operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.

Requirements:
  1. Minimum of Master's Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field required.
  2. Minimum 6 years technical experience with community-level health and/or nutrition programs in Nigeria. Experience with behavior change analysis and communication, IMCI, CMAM, WASH and IYCF interventions desirable.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and civil society partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods and adult learning principles.
  4. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills for effective team work; as well as the ability to work independently on a frequent basis, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule.
  5. Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.
  6. Successful experience in project design and proposal development in the nutrition/health sector for USAID/PEPFAR preferred.
  7. Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting nutrition activities.
  8. Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria nutrition and health priorities with experience working with Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  9. Familiarity with OVC programming and principles.
  10. Familiarity with food science and processing helpful.
  11. Excellent English oral an4written communication skills required.
  12. Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
7. Program Manager
The Program Manager - Agriculture will be responsible for managing the Sustainable Cassava Seed System (SCSS) Project to achieve its set targets in Benue and Oyo States within the context of CRS/Nigeria agricultural strategies.

Requirements:
  1. Master's degree in Agricultural related-field studies required.
  2. Minimum three years program management experience with an NGO; experience in cassava value chain and public and private donor relations a plus.
  3. Ability to work closely with Church partners and commitment to Agency mission.
  4. Computer proficiency particularly in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet required.
  5. Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure
  6. Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  8. Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  9. Nigerian nationality.
  10. Normal conditions akin to office environment, based in Abuja; willingness and ability to travel within the country up to 70%.
8. Supply Chain Manager, Global Fund
  • Provide technical support to assigned partner facilities to ensure best practices in patient care, antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and laboratory commodity management.
  • Serves as a link between the centralized Supply Chain Management Systems (SCMS) and the CRS’ GF partner facilities in the supply of ARVs, opportunistic infection (01) drugs and laboratory commodities supplied.
  • Ensure timely receipt and review of ARVs/0l drugs, laboratory reagents and rapid test kits, logistics management and information system (LMIS) reports/ adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports from partner facilities.
  • In collaboration with the program and technical staff, develop, implement and periodically update a decentralized work plan.
  • Prepare accurate commodity requirements/delivery order for commodities not covered in the supply chain unification project and ensure timely resupply of commodities to partner facilities assigned.
  • Prepare the quantification of commodity needs for the CRS’ GF program.
  • Liaise with the supply chain management systems to ensure timely delivery of commodities to partner facilities assigned for commodities covered in the supply chain unification project.
  • Conduct monitoring and mentoring visits to assigned partner facilities to ensure smooth implementation of supply chain and pharmacy activities.
  • Support capacity strengthening, provide technical assistance, and develop standard operating procedures for inventory management and other aspects of supply chain management that will assure the quality and availability of commodities at partner facilities.
  • Ensure supply chain activities in partner facilities are aligned with the Government of Nigeria standard operating procedure.
Requirements:
  1. Minimum of three years' work experience with progressive responsibility in pharmaceutical, and/or supply chain management.
  2. Previous experience working with GF and/ or USG funded programs will be an advantage.
  3. Master's degree in public health or related field will be an added advantage.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  6. Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  7. Strong computer skills- Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.
  8. Experience in partner capacity strengthening preferred.
  9. Knowledge of CRS’ program quality standards will be an advantage.
  10. Proven ability to work remotely as part of a team and to work independently.
  11. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
  12. Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
Important Date
All positions will expire on 7th August, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested applicants should download the CRS application form using this link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/106q5xifhyfusa3/CRS-%20Application%20Form.doc and send with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to olajumoke.ogunjuyigbe@crs.org

Applicants must explicitly state the position applied for in the CRS application form and in the subject of their email e.g. Driver – Enugu. Only applications sent hi the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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