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  • Posted on: 28 July, 2011 Deadline: 15 August, 2011
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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. CRS was invited to establish a presence by the Nigerian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2000 and has been one of the strongest PEP FAR partners in the country implementing HIV I AIDS projects since 2004 with an annual budget of approximately $35 million.
     
    Chief of Party II - OVC Umbrella Grant
    Job Title: Chief of Party II - OVC Umbrella Grant Location:. Abuja, Nigeria
    Job Summary
    Catholic Relief Services is seeking a qualified candidate for Chief of Party-II (COP II) for an upcoming USAIO funded orphans and vulnerable children's (OVC) umbrella grant project in Nigeria. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. The COP II interfaces directly with USAID and will manage sub-recipients of the award.  
     
    Summary of Primary Functions:
     
    Ensure that the program delivers quality core services to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and program activities are well coordinated with those of other OVC implementing partners.
     
    Ensure that the vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in line with CRS agency and country program strategies as well as those of PEPFAR and Government of Nigeria.
     
    Oversee program's monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance. Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans.
     
    Ensure timely preparation and submission of high quality narrative reports to donors.
    Manage program budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources.
     
    Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
     
     Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
     
      In collaboration with CRS country representative, act as primary program contact to donor and other local and international stakeholders, responsible for addressing all program matters.

      Lead, manage and superiise a team of CRS and consortium staff to meet program objectives.
      
    Qualifications

    1. Masters Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Institutional/Organizational Development or related field. PhD highly preferred.
    2. Significant experience in collaborating and building capacity of local Partners.
    3. Minimum of 10 years experience in managing large OVC programs with significant experience in managing PEPFAR/Global Fund programs required. Previ04s Chief of Party experience preferred
    4. Knowledge of key USG regulations including, but not limited to USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits preferred.
    5. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams. Experience in managing consortiums a plus
    6. Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages required.
    7. Experience with participatory methods and partnerships required.
    8. Strong experience working on complex and high risk programs.
    9. Public relations skills required.
    10. Proven ability to think strategically.
    11. Flexibility to work both in a team and independently.
    12. Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility.
    13. Demonstrated personal accountability and drive to serve others.
    14. Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly desired.
    15. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
    16. Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required.
    17. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point required.
    18. Nigerian nationals and candidates with long-term experience in Nigeria are highly preferred.

    How to apply

     Interested applicants should request for application forms from olajumoke.ogunjuyigbe@crs.org  fill the forms and send back to the same address along with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents. Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, 15 August 2011. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered.
     
    "CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, etc. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply".

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