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  • Posted on: 11 November, 2019 Deadline: 14 November, 2019
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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 nonchurch 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 has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.

    Wash Field Engineer

     

    Job Ref Code: WFR81119
    Location: Borno
    Band: 7
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Infrastructure Team Leader
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

    Job Summary

    • The WASH Field Engineer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution to water supply and construction project activities within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

    Specific Responsibilities
    Project Design and Implementation:

    • Work with WASH/Shelter Team Lead to develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of WASH interventions at the field-level
    • Carry out field-level technical assessments and data analysis
    • Supervise field-level WASH infrastructure works related to the project (e.g. supervision of contractors and suppliers)
    • Inspect all WASH Infrastructure and provide certification reports
    • Coordinate the quality component of the sites that are being supervised
    • Contribute to the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents

    Capacity Building:

    • Work closely with foremen and to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, water quality, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works carried out at each site
    • Support foremen to utilize simple infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. checklists).
    • Support in trainings for ‘Community WASH Focal Points’ on WASH infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance.

    Information Management/Reporting:

    • Report the daily progress of works to Team Lead.
    • Ensure that all WASH infrastructure data within the staff’s portfolio of sites is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
    • Submit regular reports related to the project’s WASH infrastructure to team lead.
    • Security management responsibilities
    • Responsible of the day-to-day security management as it relates to program implementation.
    • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
    • Participate in personal safety training as required.
    • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Hydrogeology or equivalent field experience. Professional license is a plus.
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in water supply and sanitation project supervision, or construction management, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractors’ performance, preference for work within humanitarian sector
    • Knowledge of Sphere standards as relates to water supply and sanitation standards.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
    • Proficiency with engineering designs/mapping software applications (AutoCAD, QGIS, ArcGIS).
    • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
    • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
    • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
    • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
    • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
    • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

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    Construction Engineer

     

    Job Ref Code: CNR81119
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Band: 7
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Infrastructure Team Leader

    Job Summary

    • The Construction Engineer will work under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution and supervision of construction and rehabilitation activity implementation within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

    Specific Job Responsibilities
    Project Implementation and Supervision:

    • Work with WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead in technical assessment of proposed infrastructure for rehabilitation.
    • Support the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
    • Develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of construction activities at field-level
    • Supervise and ensure quality implementation of contractor-led construction activities related to the project
    • Monitor and inspect all assigned infrastructure contracts and provide certification reports
    • Support contractors in ensuring health, safety and environment component of the construction sites are adequately implemented.

    Capacity Building:

    • Work closely with construction assistant and foremen and to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works on all field sites.
    • Support foremen to utilize simple infrastructure quality/monitoring tools.

    Information Management/Reporting:

    • Provide periodic report of field site works and challenges to Team Lead.
    • Ensure that all construction/infrastructure data within the staff’s portfolio of sites is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
    • Submit regular reports related to the project to the team lead.

    Security management responsibilities:

    • Responsible of the day-to-day security management as it relates to program implementation.
    • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
    • Participate in personal safety training as required.
    • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Architecture or technical related fields with rich field experience. Professional license is a plus.
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in field level construction project management and supervision.
    • Good experience with effective contractor supervision and contractor performance management and evaluation.
    • Good Knowledge of Nigerian construction standards, codes and regulations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
    • Proficiency with AUTOCAD engineering design software application.
    • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
    • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
    • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
    • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
    • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
    • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
    • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

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    Construction Assistant

     

    Job Ref Code: CRT81119
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Band: 4
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Construction Engineer

    Job Summary

    • The Construction Assistant will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution and supervision of construction and rehabilitation activity implementation within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

    Specific Job Responsibilities
    Construction Supervision:

    • Provide support to the Construction Engineer in executing technical assessment of proposed infrastructure for rehabilitation.
    • Support the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
    • Provide input into the development of site work plans to ensure adequate technical compliance with construction specifications in the field.
    • Provide leadership for CRS Construction Forepersons in the field to promote effective contractor supervision and management in the field
    • Ensure up-to-date and daily management of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation activities and provide line manager with periodic progress reports
    • Follow up with contractors in ensuring health, safety and environment component of the construction sites are adequately implemented.

    Capacity Building:

    • Work closely with Construction Forepersons to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, construction, assessments) in construction and contractor supervision on all field sites.
    • Provide technical guidance to forepersons to utilize infrastructure quality/monitoring tools
    • Security management responsibilities:
    • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
    • Participate in personal safety training as required.
    • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Skills
    Typical Background, Education Experience & Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Architecture or technical related fields with rich field experience.
    • Minimum of one-year experience in field level construction supervision.
    • Good experience with contractor supervision, management and evaluation.
    • Good Knowledge of Nigerian construction standards, codes and regulations.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
    • Proficiency with AUTOCAD engineering design software application.
    • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
    • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
    • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
    • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
    • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
    • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
    • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

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    Nutrition Project Officer

     

    Job Ref Code: NPR81119
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Band: 7
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Nutrition Manager

    Job Summary

    • The Nutrition project officer will be responsible for the overall management of the day to day activities of nutrition program in assigned locations.

    Specific Job Responsibilities
    Program Support:

    • Support field level technical assessments in coordination plan and organize CRS community led supplementary program in project locations sites in liaison with Nutrition Manager
    • Supervise and Support nutrition partner officers, to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and implemented according to stipulated standards
    • Ensure quality engagement of community leaders / their delegates for the organization of beneficiaries in each project location.
    • Carry out weekly supervisory visits to all project locations assigned
    • Ensure adequate availability of food and material supplies for distribution in all project locations and share monthly distribution plan with the Nutrition Manager
    • Submit weekly field data and report to the Nutrition Manager
    • Report any progress and any problems in a timely manner
    • Ensure effective follow ups on beneficiaries in all project locations.
    • Identify gaps and present plans for capacity building to inform effective programing
    • Attend regular nutrition meetings and assist in any other tasks when required
    • Respect the dignity and culture of beneficiaries and other members of the community
    • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
    • Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule
    • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
    • Identifying information for case studies for reports on program successes and learning

    Capacity building:

    • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Senior Nutrition Officer.
    • Ensure all partner officers are familiar with their responsibilities and up to date on any changes
    • Coordinate project evaluation activities and assist partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data as per specified tools.

    Qualifications and Skills
    Education Qualification and Experience:

    • B.Sc. Nutrition / Public Health / BSc or equivalent
    • Experience in implementation of nutrition programs, including CMAM especially SFP and/or IYCF
    • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
    • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
    • Demonstrable ability at report writing
    • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
    • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

    Personal Skills:

    • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
    • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
    • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
    • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

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    Hygiene Promotion Officer

     

    Job Ref Code: HPR81119
    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Band: 6
    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

    Job Summary

    • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support to IDPs in Borno State. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
    • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS’ targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes

    Specific Job Responsibilities

    • Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilization
    • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
    • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
    • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
    • Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
    • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
    • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
    • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
    • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion session with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
    • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
    • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
    • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
    • Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings
    • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
    • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
    • Lead/support NFI distributions as requesed.

    Reporting:

    • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
    • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
    • Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
    • Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
    • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
    • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner.
    • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
    • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
    • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
    • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
    • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
    • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
    • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
    • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
    • Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating "Position" being applied for and the "Job Ref Code" as the subject of the application application (e.g. Wash Field Engineer, WFR81119) to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

    Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

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    Equal Employer Opportunity:
    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
    Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

    Safeguarding
    By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

    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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