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  • Posted on: 2 December, 2015 Deadline: 15 December, 2015
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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with the Catholic Caritas Federation of Nigeria (CCFN), the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Mercy Corps, Making Cents International and 8 Civil Society Organization (CSOs), is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project. It is a 5 year program with $15 million support from USAID and $5 million cost share from CRS and partners. It is an agriculture-led project based in rural communities in Northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state, Kebbi State and in Federal Capital Territory (FCT)

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Program Manager II - Nutrition


    Report To: Technical Program Director
    Department: Programs - Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project
    Band: D-2

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Support CSOs to implement the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy, and deliver components of the package to beneficiaries
    • Provide technical support to CSOs on nutrition and WASH, and ensure CSOs adhere to technical standards in program implementation
    • Support CSOs to promote the consumption of nutritious food by vulnerable households; home gardens, poultry, small livestock
    • Lead the promotion of local recipes and food preservation techniques in project communities
    • Develop and maintain strong agriculture-nutrition linkages, and ensure this is reflected in program implementation at the community level
    • Support WASH committees to develop sustainable business model, and support CSOs to build the capacity of WASH Field Agents
    • Ensure CLTS is implemented and project villages are declared Open-Defecation Free (ODF) while promoting SanPlat model latrines
    • Carry out regular monitoring and project sites, and provide support to activity implementation at the community level.
    • Lead the development of training curriculums and ensure high quality facilitation of all nutrition and WASH related training
    • Support data collection and analysis as well as preparation of high quality program reports.
    • Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda
    • Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda
    • Maintain strong partnership with implementing CSOs government, religious leaders and private sector players and other relevant stakeholders in a manner that reflects professionalism, and mutual respect in accordance with CRS value-based behaviors.
    • Provide technical support to any nutrition-related in program assessments, surveys and reviews
    • Perform any other function as assigned by the Technical Program Director.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or related field.
    • Five years of working experience in agriculture, nutrition, WASH or food security program
    • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formals and reporting requirements.
    • Capacity to work closely, understand, and support local Church partners
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent training and facilitation skills
    • Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies preferred.
    • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred
    • Experience in staff development and partner capacity preferred
    • Knowledge of CRS program quality standards
    • Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations
    • Experience with participatory methods and partnership required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies
    • Flexibility to work both in a team and independently
    • Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
    • Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.
    • Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly designed 
    • Ability to travel nationality and internationally as required
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Hausa language is an added advantage
    • Willingness and ability to travel at least 60% of time.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below and send with a detailed Resume (maximum of 3 pages) in a one word document to: state the desired position as the subject of email.

    Click here to download the Application Form

    Note: Application sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases.

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