Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.
Department: Agriculture and Economic Growth
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Agriculture
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.
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.
Interested applicants should download the CRS application form using this link:
and send with a detailed CV as
attached MS Word documents to NG_Jobs@global.crs.org (NG underscore firstname.lastname@example.org)
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"