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  • Posted on: 5 October, 2016 Deadline: 24 October, 2016
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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.

    Team Lead – Agricultural Livelihoods

     

    Project: Feed the Future Project
    Position Band: E-1
    Reports To: Technical Director – Feed the Future Project

    Location: Abuja

    Job Summary:
    CRS/Nigeria is seeking an Agriculture Team Lead who will provide the technical guidance in the production and post-harvest activities, facilitate smallholder farmers’ linkage to small, medium and large markets (including processors), ensure sustainable input and output markets, coordinate local resources for maximum input and ensure high quality project implementation that will increase agricultural production, productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other agricultural value chain actors. The Ag Team Lead will report to the Technical Program Director and will maintain close liaison with other Team Leads. S/he will maintain existing relationships with both International and National Institutes and ensure adherence to CRS technical and program quality standards in implementation and compliance by partners.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    • Master's degree in Agriculture or related field
    • At least Five years of working experience in agriculture, development or food security programs – including focus on at least one of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills. Fluency in Hausa language is an added advantage as well as experience with northern Nigerian agriculture.
    • Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
    • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
    • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions, policies and guidelines, including reporting requirements and Caritas agencies
    • Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of time

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    ICCM Specialist

     

    Location: FCT, Abuja
    Position Band: D-1
    Reports To: Head of Unit Health Systems Strengthening

    Primary Function:
    The Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) Specialist will serve as CRS’s primarily technical representative on this multi-organization project. Specifically, the ICCM Specialist will support the project team in increasing access to appropriate treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea by 50% from 2015 levels in selected local government areas through the ICCM approach. This includes support for scaling up Nigeria’s ICCM strategy implementation through private patent medicine vendors and community health extension workers.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • M.D/MBBS OR post graduate degree in health management or public health required with significant field experience in Nigeria in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment
    • At least 8 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 5 years’ experience in malaria programming, including integrated community case management, is required.
    • At least 3 years’ experience working child health project that included iCCM strategy is required at the field level.
    • Proven experience in collaborating with, and providing technical assistance, to NMEP and to partner organizations.
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
    • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
    • Experience with USAID donor funding requirements a plus.
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
    • 1Commitment to gender responsive/transformative programming
    • 1Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
    • 1Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
    • 1Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
    • 1Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

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    Technical Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: FCT, Abuja
    Position Band: C-1
    Reports To: M & E Manager

    Job Summary:
    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support to the day to day implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities of SMILE Project at the subnational levels as may be directed by the MEAL Manager and/or the Database Manager. Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Manager, the M&E Technical Officer will ensure that data entry into national, PEPFAR and SMILE project management information systems (MIS) - National OVC management information system (NOMIS), PEPFAR reporting portal – Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM), SMILE Project Management Information System (PMIS), Savings and Information Exchange (SAVIX) are up to date at all times. He/she will collaborate with the M&E teams of SMILE and the CSOs to in Kogi State to ensure that accurate and high quality program data are collected and entered into the MIS platforms in a timely manner, reports generated along with the narratives, to provide information for OVC programming and management decision making. In addition, he/she will support the training of CSO staff, promote program learning and sharing among staff, partners and stakeholders and encourage data utilization at all levels.

    Required 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 M&E design with previous experience in application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least three years of professional experience implementing/managing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least one year with a NGOs.
    • Experience in designing computer databases in Excel, Access, Visual Basics or in other database packages.
    • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
    • Experience in data management and analytical packages and at least one of the following: Iform Buldier, CSPro, SPSS, Epiinfo or STATA.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

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    MEAL Assistant

     

    Department: Programs/ SMILE Project
    Location: Lafia, Nasarawa State
    Position Band: B-2
    Reports To: Technical Officer

    Primary Function:
    The primary responsibility of this position is to provide support to the day to day implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) activities of SMILE Project at the subnational levels as may be directed by the MEAL Technical Officer and/or the MEAL Manager. Under the direct supervision of the MEAL Technical Officer, the M&E Assistant will ensure that data entry into national, PEPFAR and SMILE project management information systems (MIS) - National OVC management information system (NOMIS), PEPFAR reporting portal – Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact (DATIM), SMILE Project Management Information System (PMIS), Savings and Information Exchange (SAVIX) are up to date at all times. He/she will collaborate with the M&E teams of SMILE and the CSOs to ensure that accurate and high quality program data are collected and entered into the MIS platforms in a timely manner, reports generated along with the narratives, to provide information for OVC programming and management decision making. In addition, he/she will support the training of CSO staff, promote program learning and sharing among staff, partners and stakeholders and encourage data utilization at all levels.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in social science with emphasis in rural development, public health, statistics, computer science or a development related fields.
    • Demonstrated skills in M&E with previous experience in application of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
    • At least two years of professional experience implementing M&E for programs related to Health, HIV and OVC, agriculture or food and nutrition security programming, of which at least one year with a NGOs.
    • Experience in designing computer databases in Excel, Access, and Visual Basics or in other database packages.
    • Demonstrable computer literacy in MS Office - Excel, Power Point and Word.
    • Experience in data management and analytical packages in at least one of the following: Iform Builder, CSPro, SPSS, Epiinfo or STATA. Any other statistical software is an added advantage
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets.

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    Technical Officer - Household Economic Strengthening and Food Security

     

    Department: Programs/ SMILE Project
    Location: Abuja
    Position Band: C-1
    Reports To: Technical Advisor -Household Economic Strengthening

    Primary Function:

    • The Technical officer HES will assist the Technical Advisors on HES in the capacity strengthening of CSOs to provide high quality livelihood services for vulnerable households and populations.
    • S/he will assist in the development of assessment tools, analysis of household vulnerability assessment results and articulation of appropriate relevant interventions to address identified gaps
    • S/he will be responsible for writing reports of HES Community of Practice meetings and trainings while providing logistical and programmatic support during such activities

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in any relevant discipline.
    • A certificate in agricultural economics, food science, public health or a related discipline will be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in VC programing especially in household economic strengthening with good knowledge of community-based programming and program management responsibilities. Experience working with an international NGO will be an advantage
    • Technical skills and experience in household economic strengthening. Experience in agriculture, food technology, savings-led microfinance methodology will be an added advantage
    • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training in key areas including savings-led microfinance, private-service provider models, and agro-enterprise
    • Experience working with household poverty and food security assessment tools such as Nigeria Progress out of Poverty Tool, Household Hunger Scale or Poverty Assessment Tool
    • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team of professionals
    • Demonstrated experience in Nigeria VC response, VC programming principles and integrated programming approaches

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    Program Assistant

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Benue
    Position Band: B-2
    Reports To: Senior Program Manager

    Job Summary:
    The Program assistant primary responsibility is to support the coordination and knowledge flow of the programs unit. In addition to that function, the Program Assistant will provide logistical support to meetings and visitors, and will perform other administrative duties in support of grant activities as required.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Minimum of a H.N.D/ university degree. Some experience with management of professional development preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in administrative support
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computers in general
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Ability to work with church-based organizations.
    • Demonstrated willingness to work in a team.
    • Demonstrated initiative and problem solving skills.

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    Finance and Compliance Assistant

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Edo & Nasarawa States Respectively
    Duration: One year (Renewable)
    Position Band: B-2

    Reports To: Finance & Compliance Specialist

    Job Summary:

    • The Finance and Compliance Assistance (FCA) will ensure that CRS/Nigeria complies with Donor regulations and CRS Agency’s
    • Finance Policies and Procedure and Principle of stewardship.
    • Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Minimum of two years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
    • Must be a matured, motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative;
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong internal relationship management and analytical skills
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
    • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office (PowerPoint and Excel especially);
    • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team

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    Program Assistant

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Lafia,Nasarawa
    Position Band: B-2

    Reports To: Program Manager – Nasarawa State

    Job Summary:

    • The Program assistant primary responsibility is to support the coordination and knowledge flow of the programs unit.
    • In addition to that function, the Program Assistant will provide logistical support to meetings and visitors, and will perform other administrative duties in support of grant activities as required. Required Qualifications and Skills:
    • Minimum of a H.N.D/ university degree.
    • Some experience with management of professional development preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in administrative support
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computers in general
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Ability to work with church-based organizations.

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    Technical Advisor – HIV SMILE Project

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Abuja, F.C.T
    Position Band: D-1
    Reports To: Technical Director-SMILE

    General function:
    The Technical Advisor, HIV 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 and Support, but also supporting cross-cutting themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. S/he will lead the 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.

    Major Responsibilities:
    S/he will provide technical and programmatic leadership primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, care and support for project community members including SMILE beneficiaries. S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies designed to strengthen the linkages between the community-based activities and health facilities providing HIV diagnosis, care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care. S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing CSOs, CTBC case managers and
    community volunteers in the area of community HIV prevention awareness creation; community mobilization for HIV counseling and testing, PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) and improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities. In addition, s/he will support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent girls and young female caregivers. The TA HIV will utilize approaches that support integration and maximize country and community-ownership. .

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in implementing community HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs
    • 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. Experience in supporting community HIV Prevention, Care and Support prevention, case detection and treatment support programs in health facilities and community outreaches
    • Experience in contributing to project design and proposal development in the HIV/TB/Health sector for USAID/PEPFAR programs.
    • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting HIV Prevention, Care and Support activities
    • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Prevention, Care and Support guidelines and experience working with the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Familiarity with OVC and community HIV Prevention, Care and Support programming and principles.
    • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.

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    Technical Specialist/HIV Prevention, Care and Support (SMILE)

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Nasarawa State
    Position Band: D-1
    Reports To: Technical Advisor - HIV

    General function:
    The Prevention, Care & Support specialist 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 themes and integration efforts across the project with other areas of OVC programming including Household Economic Strengthening and Nutrition. S/he will assist in the strengthening the capacity of partner CSOs in community based HIV response in line with operational strategies for achieving project aims, results and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.

    Major Responsibilities:
    S/he will provide technical and programmatic support primarily in the areas of HIV prevention, Community based HIV Care & Support for project beneficiaries affected by AIDS. S/he will be responsible for implementing strategies for designed to strengthen the linkages between the community based care activities and health facilities providing HIV care and treatment towards ensuring a continuum of care. S/he will also support the strengthening of the capacity of implementing CSOs in the area of HIV prevention awareness creation, community mobilization for HIV counselling and testing, PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID), improving referral and counter-referral systems between communities and facilities. In addition, S/he will support the implementation of evidence-based interventions aimed at addressing HIV risk behaviors, HIV transmission, and gender-based violence with a focus on adolescent girls and young female caregivers.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in implementing community HIV Prevention, Care and Support programs
    • 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.
    • Experience in supporting community HIV Prevention, Care and Support prevention, case detection and treatment support programs in health facilities and community outreaches
    • Experience in contributing to project design and proposal development in the HIV/TB/Health sector for USAID/PEPFAR programs.
    • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and reporting HIV Prevention, Care and Support activities
    • Good knowledge of Government of Nigeria HIV Prevention, Care and Support guidelines and experience working with the
    • National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Familiarity with OVC and community HIV Prevention, Care and Support programming and principles.
    • Excellent English oral and written communication skills required.
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with SharePoint a plus.

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    Program Officer

     

    Department: Programs/SMILE Project
    Location: Abuja
    Position Band: C-1
    Reports To: Senior Program Manager

    Primary Function:
    The Program Officer (OVC) will be responsible for the management and coordination of the SMILE Program sub-grants with CSOs in Edo and the southern part of Kogi State (S)he will work closely with the State Coordinators(SCs) and Monitoring/Evaluation Officers(MEOs) to ensure project targets are met and documented appropriately. (S)he will liaise closely with Finance and Compliance Specialist (FCOs) to ensure proper accountability for project funds. She/he will also provide technical assistance and training as appropriate to partners to ensure that high standards of program implementation are provided.

    Required Qualifications and Skills:

    • Degree in development studies, public health or social sciences; Social work, or Community Development studies or related field or equivalent degree in humanities.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience related to vulnerable children programming in Nigeria.
    • Knowledge of Quality improvement approaches is strongly desired.
    • . The preferred candidate must be well versed in OVC programming, familiar with relevant SOPs, tools and quality related service standards within the context of the Nigerian OVC response
    • S/he should be knowledgeable on NOMIS M&E package and good understanding of institutional capacity building, grant management, service delivery and proposal development.
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience working with Civil Society Organizations and other implementing partners.
    • Good analytical skills
    • Ability to work closely with CSO partners, government agencies and commitment to network mission.
    • Appreciable M&E experience will be an add advantage.
    • Computer proficiency, particularly in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook;
    • 1Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages between organizations, communities and Government Agencies.
    • 1Willingness to travel and spend over 50% of their time in the field
    • 1Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.
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    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. Applications must reach us on or before COB Wednesday October 24, 2016.
    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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