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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2024
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2024
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    CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand beside people living in poverty - whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for ...
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    Programme Officer – Resilience and Livelihoods

    • The post holder will work directly with CAFOD Programme Manager and partners mainly in Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Plateau states and the FCT in managing and implementing resilience and livelihoods project within the CAFOD’s global and country Programme strategy with focus on Integral Ecology Programme Model.
    • They will also work with selected Caritas agencies and other partners to lead and coordinate their resilience, livelihoods, and climate-smart agriculture work with CAFOD and other donors.
    • The post-holder will be based in Abuja and will travel frequently within the country. Within CAFOD, the post holder will work closely with programme staff in Nigeria and the International Programme Group.

    Key Responsibilities

    Quality Programme Delivery with Partners (40%)

    • Take lead in implementing Resilience and Livelihood activities in Borno, Adamawa, Kaduna, Plateau and FCT while ensuring that activities implementation align with project work plan and CAFOD Nigeria Country Programme Strategy.
    • Work closely with other program/operations staff members both at the country office and field office to ensure the effective and timely implementation of activities.
    • Work closely with partners and the community to monitor training outcomes through baseline surveys, pre- and post-tests, after action review and follow-up interviews, and continually reflect on training experiences and monitoring data to improve future programmes.

    Provide Accompaniment and Capacity Strengthening Support to Partners (30%)

    • Coordinate with private sector partnership to organize and implement Mentorship Program activities.
    • Monitor deliverable of consultants involved in this project’s assignments to ensure that they are timely completed according to consultancy’s agreement.
    • Work closely with Programme Manager and M&E Officer on Collecting and maintaining project data according to Resilience and Livelihoods project monitoring framework.
    • Lead and support partners on the development of resilience, livelihoods and climate change funding proposals.

    Internal and external representation (10%)

    • In co-ordination with the Programme manager, develop, nurture and sustain relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders, partners, local government, state and national networks and other agencies working in Nigeria on resilience, livelihoods, agriculture and climate change, as well as other sectors to ensure multisector integration and collaborative.
    • Communicate with other teams within CAFOD to ensure that the programme is well understood, and that information is available for fundraising and other communication, including publications, media briefings, education, etc. This may involve participation in sessions/events with Supporters, communities of practice, working groups, etc., as agreed with the line manager.

    Support to International Programmes (IP) and systems upkeeping (20%)

    • Work closely with IP staff in Nigeria and globally to share programmatic expertise and learning, coordinate support to partners and identify opportunities for partners to put learning into practice.
    • Provide technical support to partners and CAFOD staff in Nigeria and globally in resilience, livelihoods and climate and any other area of expertise, such as agriculture.

    Key Competencies

    • Proven successes in strengthening the capacity of local organisations in particularly in advocacy on inclusive climate smart resilience, livelihoods and agricultural related matters.
    • Proven experience in designing and facilitating participatory learning processes.
    • Proven experience of successfully implementing Resilience, climate change, agriculture and Livelihoods programmes.
    • Proven experience in programme financial management.
    • Understanding of and ability to influence others to incorporate programme quality in their work, including accountability, safeguarding, environmental sustainability and inclusion.
    • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
    • Ability to be creative, innovative and operate with minimal supervision, Proven ability to develop new business ideas and work with a diverse team

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