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 person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality 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 re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.
CRS Nigeria leads the USAID-supported SMILE (Sustainable Mechanisms for Improving Livelihoods and Household Empowerment) consortium consisting of ActionAid Nigeria and West at designed to scale-up care and support services for orphans and vulnerable children in FCT, Benue. Kogi, Edo, and Nasarawa by strengthening the capacity of government, civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities. SMILE seeks to improve the wellbeing of 500,000 OVC and 125,000 caregivers and will be implemented through an umbrella grants mechanism (UGM) whereby CSOs receive sub-grants to support capacity strengthening and program implementation at the community level, The project witI also strengthen the Nigerian Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) response by strengthening the organizational systems and technical capacity ofthe five SMWASDs and targeted Local Government Areas (LGA).
The purpose of this position is to coordinate the development and implementation of technical program activities for community based HIV Care and Support in the SMILE Program. Under the direction of the Program Technical Director, s/he will collaborate closely with the SMILE Senior Program managers to foster an integrated and holistic community based response to HIV/AIDS towards scaling up access to HlV prevention and care services for vulnerable children and their caregivers.
The Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention, Care and Support (TA PCS) will be responsible for working closely with the SMILE technical team to achieve the strategic objectives of the program - focusing primarily on HIV prevention, Care & Support but also supporting cross-cutting memes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. 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,
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Interested candidates should download the CRS Application form using the link http://bit.ly/1stPvCo and send with a detailed resume as attached MS word documents to NG_HR@global.crs.org before COB Mondaytlle 16th of March, 2015. The full details ofthe Job description can be downloaded at http://goo.gl/0bo1VY
Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note CRS does not accept any form offees for recruitments.
"CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion. etc. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply"