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  • Posted on: 1 March, 2013 Deadline: 14 March, 2013
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    Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.

    Program Manager


    Department: Agriculture and Economic Growth
    Location: Abuja, Nigeria
    Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Agriculture

    Job Summary
    The Program Manager - Agriculture will be responsible for managing the Sustainable Cassava Seed System (SCSS) Project to
    achieve its set targets in Benue and Oyo States within the context of CRS/Nigeria agricultural strategies.

    Master's degree in Agricultural related-field studies required.
    Minimum three years program management experience with an NGO; experience in cassava value chain and public and private donor relations a plus.
    Ability to work closely with Church partners and commitment to Agency mission.
    Computer proficiency particularly in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet required.
    Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure
    Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages.
    Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
    Excellent organizational. analytical. oral and written communication skills.
    Nigerian nationality.
    Physical Requirements/Environment: Normal conditions akin to office environment. based in Abuja; willingness and ability
    to travel within the country up to 70%.

    Key Working Relationships:
    Internal: Senior Program Manager for Agriculture. Head of Unit - Agriculture and Economic Strengthening. M&E Advisor,
    Finance. Administration. Audit. Head of Programs, Country Representative, RTAlAgriculture as well as other relevant
    regional and HQ Technical Staff.
    External: Justice, Peace and Development Commissions of the Catholic Church (JPDCs). other Implementing Partner
    Organizations (National Root Crop Research Institute - NRCRI. National Agricultural Seeds Council - NASC. International
    Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA, Agricultural Development Program - ADP. Seed Entrepreneurs and Farmer
    Groups/Organizations). Agro-processors, representatives of other NGOs. Donors, Researchers, and Private Sector.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should download the CRS application form using this link:
    and send with a detailed CV as
    attached MS Word documents to (NG underscore
    Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, 14th of March, 2013. Only applications sent in the required format
    will be considered. Candidates should please adhere to the instructions explicitly stated here.
    "CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc.
    Qualified wom.en are especially encouraged to apply"

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