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  • Posted on: 3 November, 2016 Deadline: 15 November, 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.

    Administrative Assistant

     

    Project: Programs
    Position Band: B-2
    Reports To: Senior Zonal Coordinator
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and programmatic support to the 4Children project office in Lagos state. S/he has a dynamic role, which requires versatility and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Specific Responsibilities:
    • Receive visitors and ensure visits are properly logged.
    • Receive all deliveries (including mail) and maintain an appropriate record of all deliveries.
    • Liaise with the security team to ensure that entrance to the office is properly monitored and that all visits are appropriately logged.
    • Ensure that all Office equipment are secured and in good condition by maintain an office inventory and conducting periodic inventory audit.
    • Ensure that the Office premise is keep clean at all times.
    • Ensure Protection and Safety Equipment such as Fire Extinguishers and First Aid Kits are serviced, available and in functional order at the Office premises.
    • Make copies and assist in the spiral binding of documents.
    • Pick up quotations and invoices from vendors when applicable
    • Carry out daily walk through office areas to check on bulbs and areas that maintenance is needed
    • Request for Short term advances to carryout out small purchases for the office.
    • Work with the Administrative Officer in the country office to ensure the payment of utility bills.
    • Provide program support to technical staff during meetings, workshops and trainings
    • Ensure proper documentation of project documents within the state office
    • Liaise with project team to ensure that adequate information on staff movements is appropriately logged.
    • Coordinate Car hire needs within the state office
    • Coordinate documents that needs to be send to Abuja office.
    • Stocks and Storage
    • Ensure that all received goods are stored according to general accepted standards.
    • Assist in stock management for storage and coordinate necessary assistance in the movement of goods.
    • Provide needed assistance in office items movement or relocations.

    Key Working Relationships:
    Internal: Head of Operation, Head of Administration, Administrative Officer, Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement officer, Administration Secretary, Finance Staff, Senior Managers, Zonal Team Lead and Zonal Staff.
    External: Implementing Partners, PHCN, Lagos Water Board, telephone companies and Courier Service companies, Car Hire Vendors
    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree certificate.
    • Minimum one-year professional experience in an administrative capacity
    • Excellent English language skills written and spoken.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills must be able to interact in a mature, professional and friendly manner with local and international colleagues of differing religious and cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and under pressure.
    • A good knowledge of Lagos.

     

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    Project Drivers - 7 positions

     

    Location: Akure, Damaturu, Maiduguri, Abuja
    Project: Motor Pool
    Position Band: B-1
    Reports to: Driver Team Lead
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.
    • Specific Responsibilities:
    • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
    • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
    • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Head driver each day
    • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
    • Notifies the Head driver immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
    • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
    • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
    • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
    • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
    • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
    • Complete the Motor Vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
    • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
    • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Head of Administration

    Key Working Relationships:
    Internal: Head Driver, Fleet officer, Driver Team Lead, Facility and Fleet Unit Head, Head of Operations, Program staff, admin staff, finance staff.
    External: CRS Nigeria Partners and Visitors
    Qualifications:

    • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Abuja and Nigerian roads
    • Minimum Four years’ professional experience in a similar position
    • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • Experience in supervising other staff
    • Ability to generate VMS reports
    • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
    • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
    • Serves with Integrity
    • Models Stewardship
    • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
    • Promotes Learning

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    Field Security Officers

     

    Location: Yobe (1) and Maiduguri (1)
    Project: Emergency
    Position Band: C-1
    Reports to: Emergency Coordinator, Yobe & Security Coordinator, Borno
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collection of information regarding safety and security situation in Borno and Yobe states as well as on safety & security issues concerning CRS.
    • When the Base Radio is set off, do the radio contact at interval of time (Confirmation of MVT, confirmation of important message sent by others means)
    • Daily tracking and recording of all CRS vehicle field movement.
    • Follow up of any calls made by Sat phone and radio
    • Track staff movement and advice Security Coordinator accordingly.
    • Responding to security relevant incidents with information gathering and informing the security coordinator
    • With support from Security Coordinator maintain a state-wide network of influential actors and communication of CRS status and mission in the State.
    • Cover for the Security Coordinator in his absence and support and advice programs staff in the field regarding safety and security information with the support of the Security Coordinator on a daily basis.
    • Encost field staff on outreach activities providing security support.
    • Works with Security Coordinator to develop, consolidate and implement operating procedures and contingency plans;
    • Undertakes continual assessments of equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure equipment integrity at all times.
    • With the support of the Security Coordinator, ensure that responsible guardians Private Security Guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the SOPs
    • With support from the Security Coordinator, conducts monthly safety inspections such as: fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of CRS facilities in the State as it pertains to health and safety to ensure equipment integrity.
    • Actively seeks opportunities that will complement ability to fulfil position’s responsibilities as well as further
    • Monitoring, Analysis and Supervision
    • Identifies, establishes and manages context appropriate approach to assure CRS facilities are secure
    • Submits regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly situational reports) to the Security Coordinator
    • Works closely with CRS field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately;
    • Coordinates regularly with the Security Coordinator on safety and security issues, and fulfil reporting requirements to the Country Office in Abuja.

    Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
    Profile of the Candidate (Education, Training, Competences, Skills)

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of community engagement, risk management, safety and security management or other related fields
    • Degree in criminology, peace & security studies, political sciences or related subject
    • Professional Certification in security studies.
    • Be a Nigerian National
    • Ability to plan and organize work and write clear and concise reports and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally)
    • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
    • Stable, moral, reliable and robust character and a good team-player
    • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humor
    • Proven commitment to accountability practices
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Emails, Skype, Web researches);
    • Fluency in oral and written English and Hausa (Kanuri Speaking)
    • Demonstrable training and capacity building experience

    Desired Competencies / Skills:

    • Security background preferable
    • Proven ability to read maps
    • Knowledge of other Nigerian local languages
    • Knowledge of the geography and culture of the Northeast of Nigeria
    • Previous experience in similar activities with NGOs

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    MEAL Officer

     

    Location: Maiduguri
    Project: Emergency
    Position Band: C - 1
    Reports to: MEAL Manager
    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.
    • Travel:
    • Travel up to 20% of the time as needed.

    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)

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    CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – Development of Marketing & Communication Materials For The Basics/SCSS Project

     

    PROJECT OVERVIEW:
    CRS is implementing a cassava program in Benue state. The program which is titled ‘Building an Economically Sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed System’ is aimed at increasing farmers’ access to quality cassava planting materials of new and improved varieties. The program started in late 2015 and will be ending in 2019. Under the program, CRS will be working with key partners such as the National Agricultural Seed Council, Agricultural Development Project, National Roots Crops Research Institute, International Institute for Tropical Agriculture, CGIAR program on Roots, Tuber and Banana and others to support village seed entrepreneurs in producing quality cassava planting materials of new and improved varieties for farmers. Specifically, CRS will identify, select and provide technical assistance to the seed entrepreneurs, ensure field certification and eventual sales of materials to farmers. The project hopes to work with at least 80 seed entrepreneurs, providing quality planting materials to farmers in a timely manner.
    An important aspect of the project activities is effective communication to increase coverage and patronage of the village seed entrepreneurs who are producing and marketing certified seed to farmers. The project has carried out a market study to understand the cassava planting material market and identify the drivers of the market. It is hoped that knowledge unveiled by the study will feed into the development of marketing communication strategy and advertisement of village seed entrepreneur’s activities and the project in general. e The communication strategy roll-out is to ultimately lead to increased demand for planting materials in and around the project catchment area.
    The project is hereby inviting prospective marketing communication consultants to apply for the strategy design and development of innovative and effective content for radio jingles, billboards, posters, promotional bags and web marketing, among others.
    PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY:
    To design strategy and develop innovative and effective marketing and communication content for cassava seeds with particular focus on farmers in Benue State. This is expected to achieve the BASICS Project outcomes that farmers increase their demand for cassava seeds of market driven varieties and VSEs cassava seed businesses are profitable.
    SCOPE OF WORK/DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Review of the report of BASICS Project Market Study conducted, October 2016.
    • Design of marketing communication strategy and roll-out, vis-à-vis communication messages for radio jingles, billboards and posters/handbills, promotional bags and mini-website.
    • Work with CRS BASICS Project partners in Benue state to translate the marketing and communication messages/content into the main languages spoken in the state.

    EXPECTED OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES:

    • Strategy for communicating and marketing cassava seeds among farmers in Benue state
    • Content/messages for the implementation of marketing and communication strategy
    • Translated versions of content/messages in the main local languages of Benue state.
    • Design layout of messages for the billboard, posters, handbills and promo bags

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF THE CONSULTANT:
    An established track record in marketing communications, outreach, marketing and branding
    Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and demonstrated experience working with a variety of stakeholders
    A minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience.
    The consultant must have demonstrable experience drafting similar marketing communications strategies/content with a track record of successful implementation.
    TIMELINES AND PROGRESS REPORTS:
    Accountabilities:

    • The consultant is responsible for carrying out each of the above-mentioned tasks and produce the deliverables as described above. The consultant will report to CRS M&E Manager.
    • The Head of Agriculture and Economic Growth Unit will be responsible for:
    • Providing the link with the BASICS team
    • Planning and coordinating the Briefing Meeting;
    • Approval of finalized Terms of Reference including any revisions to the scope of work as well as the final structure of the products;
    • Coordinating the activities of the consultancy; and
    • Coordinating the approval of products submitted

    Work Arrangement:
    The consultant will be free to work independently from any base location, providing his/her own work equipment and space. The total time required for the work involved is estimated to be 10 days.
    FEES EXPENSES & PAYMENT ARRANGEMENT:
    Associated transport, accommodation, and per diem during the duration of the assignment as per CRS approved rates will be covered. Reasonable costs for courier services, purchase of reference materials, etc. will be reimbursed in the final payment upon presentation of a list of expenses and the submission of acceptable reference materials and receipts and/or invoice.
    Payment will be a lump sum based on CRS consultancy rates and will be made in two phases:
    50% on submission of the draft report;
    50% on submission of all final products
    Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue (FIR) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

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    Internal Auditors - 2 positions

     

    Department: Audit
    Position Band: D-1
    Reports To: Internal Audit Coordinator
    JD Link:
    Qualifications

    • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (ACCA, ACA, CA, or CISA)
    • Bachelors in one of the following or related fields required: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Auditing or similar relevant fields
    • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
    • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations, knowledge of USG Regulations and Global Fund a plus.
    • Computer proficiency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working with complex financial systems like SUN systems
    • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organization.
    • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
    • Unquestioned personal integrity with strong ethics and values consistent with CRS’s values
    • Strong awareness of the need for confidentially in sensitive matters
    • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
    • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
    • Commitment to travel to all project offices in the country up to 35% of the time.
    • Commitment to Catholic Relief Services values.

    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Tuesday November 22, 2016.

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    Financial Accountant - 2 positions

     

    Position Band: C-1
    Reports To: Finance Manager
    Qualification:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or its equivalent
    • Minimum of two (2) year work experience
    • Good IT literacy and knowledge of Excel & word (MS Office in general).
    • Able to work effectively with minimum supervision and in a diverse team environment
    • Good planning and prioritization skills
    • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
    • of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Tuesday November 22, 2016.

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    Driver - 2 positions

     

    Location: Abuja (1), Akure (1)
    Position Band: B-1
    Reports To: Driver Team Leads
    Primary Responsibilities:
    Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet is the vehicle manufacturer’s specification. He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.
    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
    • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
    • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the project PMs or/and the Driver Team Leads each day.
    • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
    • Notifies the project PMs and Driver Team Leads immediately in accident situations , after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
    • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
    • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
    • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
    • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
    • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
    • Complete the Motor vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 5th of each month
    • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
    • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Driver Team Leads / Fleet Officer

    Qualifications:

    • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge of Abuja, Ondo and Nigerian roads
    • Minimum four years professional experience in a similar position
    • Ability to communicate in English Language is essential
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
    • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • Ability to generate VMS reports
    • Ability to use the Microsoft suite

    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Tuesday November 22, 2016.

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    Deputy Head of Operations

     

    Position Band: E-2
    Reports To: Finance Manager

    Qualifications:

    • Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) with audit experience
    • Master’s in business administration, finance, accounting, human resources, or other relevant field.
    • Minimum five years’ work experience in a management of non-profit, development, and/or humanitarian organization.
    • Understanding of CRS financial and administrative systems (Sun Systems and Vision accounting software), policies, and procedures preferred.
    • Experience managing large, complex U.S. government awards; knowledge of relevant regulations.
    • Knowledge of procurement and general office administration/management issues.
    • Ability to work in a complex environment and to lead and work with a multi-cultural team.
    • Computer literate in MS Office, internet, email.
    • Strong communications and analytical abilities.
    • Willingness to travel

    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Tuesday November 22, 2016.

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    Deputy Finance Manager- Grants Mgt & Special Projects

     

    Position Band: D-2
    Reports To: Finance Manager

    Qualifications and abilities

    • Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
    • MBA in Finance or Business Administration.
    • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization on grants and compliance.
    • Audit experience
    • 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.
    • Ability to travel as needed.

    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, Tuesday November 22, 2016.

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

    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 Tuesday, November 15, 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.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Catholic Relief Services career website on goo.gl to apply

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