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  • Posted on: 19 September, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • 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 re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS Nigeria seeks for highly qualified candidates to fill the positions below. Full Job Descriptions can be downloaded at the links provided for each position.

    Finance Manager

     

    Department: Operations
    Location: Abuja
    Position Band: E-1
    Reports To: Head of Operations
    Supervisees: All Finance Staff
    Job Description Link: https://goo.gl/eGb5WV
    Position Summary:
    The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the CP’s Finance Department. As a member of the country program’s leadership team, s/he is responsible for ensuring the robustness of the CP’s financial management systems and processes. S/he is in charge of financial reporting, financial grant management and compliance, communication, capacity building of finance staff as well as capacity strengthening of sub recipients in the area of financial management. The Finance Manager designs improves and maintains effective financial systems and processes. In line with CRS’ strategic priority to reinforce an organizational culture of high performance and accountability, s/he works with CP management to ensure that the country program maintains a high level of resource stewardship and strict financial accountability.
    Leadership:

    • The Finance Manager serves as the principal advisor to the CP leadership on all matters relating to financial management.
    • S/he plays a leadership role in shaping the country program’s processes and practices in the area of financial management.
    • The Finance Manager prepares financial information and interprets results to promote stewardship and manage risks.
    • S/he stays abreast of changes in the financial operating environment and promotes policies and processes to ensure the country  program adapts to these changes.
    • S/he strives to enhance collaboration between Finance, Programming, and other departments.
    • S/he ensures the Finance team consistently delivers a high standard of customer service.
    • As a change agent, s/he champions, supports and oversees the implementation of new financial strategy, processes, tools, policies and procedures.

    Requirements:

    • Strong leadership, management, and analytical skills.
    • Strong customer service orientation and effective communication skills (good listener, positive, supportive, clear, constructive, and accessible) both written and verbal.
    • Knowledge of English is required.
    • Excellent skills in Excel required. Knowledge of other application software, such as Word, Visio and PowerPoint highly desired.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to prepare training materials and to present training materials.
    • Ability to learn fast and adapt quickly to change.
    • Willingness to work the hours needed to meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
    • Desire to work in a collaborative and proactive team environment, but able to work independently.

    Qualifications:

    • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent work experience required. A professional certification in Accounting or a related field highly desired.
    • Minimum of five years’ professional experience in a financial management position of responsibility, at least three of which is in a supervisory position required;
    • Budgeting and budget management experience required.
    • Knowledge of Sun Systems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software highly desired.
    • Proven ability to analyze reports or issues and to provide appropriate recommendations required.
    • Availability to perform work assignments out of the country required.
    • Sound knowledge of local law in the areas of taxation and local regulatory reporting obligations is required
    • Strong knowledge of effective management practices desired
    • Knowledge of the relevant public donors’ regulations will be highly desired.

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    Senior Program Manager

     

    Department: Emergency Programs
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Position Band: E-1
    Reports To: Emergency Coordinator
    Job Description link: https://goo.gl/r6cUH5
    Primary Function:
    Under the direction of the Emergency Coordinator the Senior Program Manager will ensure high quality implementation of CRS FFP emergency program in Borno state, Nigeria. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation including, planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities, they will oversee the programming team and the work of implementing partners.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Degree in social science, markets, agriculture, economics, finance or another relevant discipline.
    • At least 5 years’ experience working in emergency or development programs with significant program management responsibilities.
    • Strong knowledge of the following sectors food security, nutrition, and/or NFIs.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget.
    • Proven experience working with and through partner organizations including the public sector.
    • Working knowledge of and experience with UN, USG or GF projects.
    • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives

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    Database Manager

     

    Department: Emergency Programs
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Position Band: D-2
    Reports To: MEAL Coordinator
    Job Description Link: https://goo.gl/pA3l7o

    Primary Function:
    The Database Manager (DM) is responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of existing emergency project databases and management information systems (MIS) and providing support to projects’ MEAL staff. As may be required from time to time, she/he will develop computer programs and troubleshoot databases to generate data, data tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social science with emphasis in rural development, public health, statistics or a development related fields.
    • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for emergency programs related to food and nutrition security programming, WASH, and/or shelter of which at least two years with a NGOs.
    • Experience in creating and managing M&E databases.
    • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
    • Demonstrable experience working with Information and Communication Technologies (software and hardware)
    • Experience in data analysis in Access and at least one of the following: CSPro, SPSS, EpiInfo or STATA.
    • 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.
    • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

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    Database Assistant

     

    Department: Emergency Programs
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Position Band: B-2
    Reports To: Database Manager
    Job Description Link: https://goo.gl/i02jjy
    Primary Function:
    The Database Assistant (DA) is responsible for the organization, maintenance and updating of existing emergency project databases and management information systems (MIS) and providing support to projects’ MEAL staff and to the Database Manger. As may be required from time to time, she/he will develop computer programs and troubleshoot databases to generate data, data tables and reports in order to respond to program and donor reporting requirements, on schedule and as the need arises.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Provide overall technical support on database organization/design, maintenance, development and update, to the emergency project MEAL officers and emergency program managers.
    • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for emergency program staff and MEAL team.
    • Support emergency MEAL officers in ensuring that the information needs of project stakeholders and donors are met and adhere to system requirements.
    • Provide technical support for the running of the emergency projects’ Red Rose platform (including troubleshooting, software and hardware updates, liaise with the Red Rose technical team, etc.)
    • Provide support for collation and processing of data reports and other related reports from the programming team.
    • Provide coaching and mentoring to programming and MEAL staff on the application and use of the available software/databases to ensure that high standards of program implementation are provided at all times.
    • Support MEAL officers in the management of programs’ databases, ensuring that these are routinely updated and liaise Program Managers to ensure that quality data is reported to the donors.
    • Provide support for the training for enumerators and daily workers on data collection using ICT.
    • Support the collection of GIS coordinates of project site locations and the development of service maps as needed.
    • Support the preparation of monthly, semi-annual and annual and ad-hoc reports to donors with strict adherence to standards and timelines.
    • Maintain an inventory of data collection and monitoring visits to partners on a regular basis to monitor M&E systems.
    • Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using the iFormBuilder (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social science with emphasis in rural development, public health, statistics or a development related fields.
    • Demonstrated skills in MEAL, data management and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least 2 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for emergency programs related to food and nutrition security programming, WASH, and/or shelter of which at least two years with a NGOs.
    • Experience in creating and managing M&E databases.
    • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
    • Demonstrable experience working with Information and Communication Technologies (software and hardware)
    • Experience in data analysis in Access and at least one of the following: CSPro, SPSS, EpiInfo or STATA is an added advantage.
    • 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.
    • Ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

     

    Department: Emergency Programs
    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
    Position Band: D-1
    Reports To: Senior Program Manager
    Job Description Link: https://goo.gl/NcqPUe

    Primary Function:
    Under the direction of the Program Manager, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for all MEAL related activities including, but not limited to: monitoring progress on project indicators, elaboration of M&E tools, conducting needs/market/post activity assessments, beneficiary database management, recalibration of beneficiary targeting at project mid-point, development and implementation of accountability mechanism as well as compilation of monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly reports. The MEAL officer will be based in Maiduguri with frequent trips to the project area and will report to the PM, but will also work closely with the CRS Borno State MEAL Coordinator for technical support.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • With technical assistance from the Borno MEAL Coordinator and the MEAL RTA, conduct a SMILER workshop at the project start
    • Track the project performances vs. project indicators
    • Create and manage databases to ensure the traceability of the project beneficiaries and assistance provided
    • Conduct a household level baseline study at the start of the project
    • Regularly conduct on site monitoring and post distribution surveys
    • Carryout market assessments for new project sites
    • Regularly collect and analyze market price data.
    • Review, clean and analyze all project data, including but not limited to: beneficiary registration, baseline study, onsite monitoring, post activity monitoring, price data, final evaluation.
    • Ensure that the project mid-term evaluation and project’s Real Time Evaluation are conducted in a timely manner and as per donor’s regulations.
    • Ensure the project final evaluation is timely conducted.
    • Elaborate, review, and test all M&E tools.
    • Promote the use of Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) solutions throughout the project including for the registration of beneficiaries, the registration of traders/vendors, the monitoring of the project activities, the post distribution household surveys, the post distribution market surveys, the baseline study, and the mid-term and final evaluations.
    • Establish and manage a system to track beneficiary and non-beneficiary’s feedbacks and complaints management.
    • Ensure a timely submission of the baseline study report, post distribution monitoring reports, market monitoring reports, feedbacks and complaints management reports, and evaluations reports.
    • Support the development and testing of electronic data entry questionnaires using the iFormBuilder (or other software as needed) during periodic surveys and data analysis using appropriate statistical package.
    • Train enumerators and daily workers on data collection tools and on the utilization of iPads and/or android devices.
    • Supervise data collection exercises.
    • In coordination with the Database Officer, maintain the project’s stock of IT equipment (including vendor phones, program phones, solar panels, Bluetooth printers, etc.).
    • Collect and share lessons learned, best practices, success stories and innovations stemming from program implementation.
    • Formulate and share clear recommendations for improved programming implementation.
    • Compile yearly beneficiary data.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Master’s degree or Engineering Degree in Information and Technology Management, Statistics or any other relevant equivalent degree
    • At least 3 years full time experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably with an international NGO.
    • Thorough technical knowledge and experience in MEAL.
    • Demonstrated experience in database management
    • Demonstrated appropriateness of quantitative statistical management programs including ACCESS, SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA and EXCEL
    • High degree of competency and comfort with information and communication technology used for MEAL
    • Strong group process design and facilitation skills, including developing and leading workshops
    • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
    • Demonstrable experience working with Information and Communication Technologies (software and hardware)

    Method of Application

    Applicants should download the application form using this link http://goo.gl/8OOQcp and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to NG_HR@global.crs.org. The position and location of the position should be stated as the subject of the email.
    Interviews will be conducted on a rolling and applications received until all positons are completely filled.
    Equal Opportunity:
    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.
    Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

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