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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

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 May, 2022.Project / Grant Accountant “Contingent on Donor Award”


Location: Nationwide

Job Description

  • Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for grant subrecipients and partners following established standards. Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned grant accounts in Insight’s financial accounting package.
  • Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
  • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant project staff due payments/liquidations, and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines.
  • Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis to assist project staff with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
  • Provide information to project staff, subrecipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and deliver training and other capacity building activities.
  • Perform assigned treasury project (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Requirements

  • Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in relevant fields with 5 – 9 years work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Conscientious, accurate and thorough with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications. Knowledge of Insight financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software preferred.

Required Languages:

  • Working proficiency in English required; French also preferred.

Travel:

  • Could be required to travel for internal orientation and training meetings

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Program Manager II “Contingent on Donor Award”


Locations: Nigeria and Ghana
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all new and existing projects within theWest Africa region focused on large-scale food fortification throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation, and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for the LSFF Technical Team anddirectlysupervise six team members, including four Technical Advisors and two grant management support staff. Manage team dynamics and staff well- being.Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of LSFF and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of theLSFF-Nutrition sector portfolio in line with agency, regional and CP Nutrition strategic priorities. Serve as the technical lead and technical writer to ensure quality proposals are submitted as per agency and donor standards. Contribute to budgeting and staffing plans and activities for proposals.
  • Oversee LSFF technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to LSFF and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Experience in multistakeholder public private partnership coordination with diplomacy, tact, and gravitas

Required Languages:

  • English and French

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%, largely within West Afric

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Technical Advisor I – Communication & Social Marketing



Job ID: 220000EB
Location: Nigeria / Ghana
Employment Type: Full time
Job: Technical Programming
Employee Status: Team Leader
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to West Africa country teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ LSFF and Nutrition programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices to strengthen public sector capacity to implement Large-Scale Food Fortification strategiesthat effectively engage all stakeholders.Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Provide technical solutions to public sector teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles,tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives inLSFFprogramming for staff and partners by helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to theLSFF learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in forums in LSFF to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.

Required Languages:

  • English and French required.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS country program leadership across the 15 country ECOWAS region; CRS WARO regional leadership; HQ Nutrition STAs; IDEA donor engagement and BD teams, as relevant; CRS CARO Health regional, PQ and BD staff with respect to ECOWAS countries that fall within the CRS Central Africa region.
  • External: WAHO; ECOWAS member country Ministries of Health and other government entities relevant to regional and country-level LSFF standards and strategies; peer NGOs active in the LSFF/Nutrition space.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business (Marketing and Communications), Economic Development, Nutrition / Public Health, or relevant field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, social marketing firm, or governmental entity with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in fortified food standards compliance systems or enabling environment strengthening on related policy areas.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Nutrition, specifically Large-Scale Food Fortification. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
  • Knowledge of public awareness-raising and social marketing best practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Effective communicator and social marketing expert

Agency-wide Competencies (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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Technical Advisor I – MEAL & Data

Job ID: 220000EA
Location: Nigeria / Ghana
Employment Type: Full time
Job: Technical Programming
Employee Status: Team Leader
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to West Africa country teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ LSFF and Nutrition programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Technical lead on design of MEAL strategy for the LSFF project, grounded in standards, tools and best practices focused on public sector capacity-strengthening efforts to implement Large-Scale Food Fortification.
  • Provide technical solutions to public sector teams, remotely and on-site, for the planning and implementation ofbest practices,tools (digital and standard), and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation and accountability.
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities, and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives inLSFFprogramming for staff and partners by helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to theLSFF learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in forums in LSFF to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
  • Technical lead for analysis of MEAL data, ensuring the quality of both qualitative and quantitative data collected by the project.
  • Integrates data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with ongoing project
    activities ensuring feedback from key stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements
  • Shares MEAL learning and experiences in broader regional and agency discussions.

Required Languages:

  • English and French required.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS country program leadership across the 15 country ECOWAS region; CRS WARO regional leadership; HQ Nutrition STAs; IDEA donor engagement and BD teams, as relevant; CRS CARO Health regional, PQ and BD staff with respect to ECOWAS countries that fall within the CRS Central Africa region.
  • External: WAHO; ECOWAS member country Ministries of Health and other government entities relevant to regional and country-level LSFF standards and strategies; peer NGOs active in the LSFF/Nutrition space.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Data Science, M&E, or relevant field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, social marketing firm, or governmental entity with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in fortified food standards compliance systems or enabling environment strengthening on related policy areas.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Nutrition or Food Quality testing. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
  • Knowledge of digital tools and approaches to support MEAL and Food Testing/Compliance systems.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programs across multiple countries.

Agency-wide Competencies (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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Administrative Officer, Contingent on Donor Award

Job Summary

Job ID: 220000E5
Location: Nigeria / Ghana
Employment Type: Full time
Employee Status: Individual Contributor
Job: Operations and Administration
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard

  • You will coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative services in support of the Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) mission to serve the poor and vulnerable. You will help ensure stewardship of resources and a high-quality service approach are integrated into administrative systems, policies, and procedures.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and report on activities and required resources to ensure cost efficient and quality service delivery from administrative support functions.
  • Help ensure administrative systems, processes, and policies are in line with agency standards and donor and local law regulations.
  • Engage withrelevant external stakeholders (government officials, landlords, service providers, etc.)on assigned administrative matters and help ensure required authorizations and documents are up-to-date.
  • Coordinate the efficient use of CP assets and rented facilities. Help ensure fully compliant procurement of office materials and asset management systems.
  • Help identify safety issues and ensuring a safe and sound work environment.
  • Coordinate the provision of travel and logistics support and services to staff and visitors. Coordinate event planning activities, including delegation visits, trainings and workshops.

Key Working Relationships: 

  • Internal WARO LSFF Project Team; CRS country program staff across the 15 ECOWAS countries where the project may touch due to staff/consultant locations or training/convening locations; other CRS HQ-PIQA or other staff that may travel to the region to support the LSFF project.
  • External Consultants; peer implementing agencies; government stakeholders, private sector entities, vendors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience and proficient skills in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong customer service orientation with very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ethical conduct and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented, organized and results-oriented.

Required Languages:

  • Working proficiency in both French and English.

Travel:

  • No Travel Required

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
  • CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. 
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical Advisor I – Private-Public Partnerships and Alliances



Job ID: 220000EC
Location: Nigeria
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Team Leader
Job Type: Full-time
Job: Technical Programming
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of LSFF-related Partnerships in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to West Africa country teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ LSFF and Nutrition programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices in Large Scale Food Fortification that effectively engage partners, donors, and governments. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Provide technical solutions to CP teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Support frameworks for institutionalized and sustainable establishment and management of multi-stakeholder public private partnership national alliances for food fortification
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals.  Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives in LSFF programming for staff and partner, in particular NAFF through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to the LSFF learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in forums in the area of LSFF to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.

 Travel:

  • Include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Key Working Relationships:
Internal:

  • CRS country program leadership across the 15 country ECOWAS region; CRS WARO regional leadership; HQ Nutrition STAs; IDEA donor engagement and BD teams, as relevant; CRS CARO Health regional, PQ and BD staff with respect to ECOWAS countries that fall within the CRS Central Africa region.

External:

  • WAHO; ECOWAS member country Ministries of Health and other government entities relevant to regional and country-level LSFF standards and strategies; peer NGOs active in the LSFF/Nutrition space; private sector companies that manufacture fortified staple foods such as flour and oil across the region

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Economic Development, Food Science / Technology, Nutrition a or relevant field required.
  • Minimum of three years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, private sector company, or government entity with minimum of two years relevant field-based experience in Strategic Partnerships and/or Advocacy.
  • Knowledge of technical principles and concepts in Nutrition, specifically Large-Scale Food Fortification. General knowledge of other related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
  • Experience in project design and proposal development. Experience in writing content for proposals.
  • Knowledge of capacity strengthening best practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation and analysis.
  • Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder PPP stakeholder coordination on Nutrition and/or national alliances for food fortification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Required Languages – English and French required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

Agency-wide Competencies (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.
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Application Closing Date
9th June 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Technical Advisor I – Enabling Environment & Compliance, Contingent on Donor Award

Job ID: 220000E9
Location: Nigeria / Ghana
Employment Type: Full time
Employee Status: Manage
Job: Technical Programming
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Summary 

  • You will provide technical advice and support to a range of program design and implementation issues in the area of Large-Scale Food Fortification (LSFF) Standards and Compliance in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to West Africa country teams to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • Your advice, knowledge, and support will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative CRS’ LSFF and Nutrition programming is across the globe.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support the development and contribute to the implementation of agency-wide strategies, standards, tools and best practices to strengthen public sector capacity to implement Large-Scale Food Fortification strategiesthat effectively engage all stakeholders.Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Provide technical solutions to public sector teams, remotely and on-site, for strategic planning and how to best apply standards, best practices, partnership principles,tools and M&E, helping to ensure high-quality implementation.
  • Contribute to, and in some cases lead, the development of the technical design for proposals. Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of project concepts and full-fledged proposals. As needed, act as a technical writer on proposal development teams. Advise project teams on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical requirements into CRS’ approach.
  • Support capacity strengthening initiatives inLSFFprogramming for staff and partners by helping to develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and coaching.
  • Collect and analyze program data, capture and share lessons learned and best practices for specific projects to facilitate improvements in decision-making and contribute to theLSFF learning agenda.
  • Contribute to maintaining relationships with donors, peer organizations, research, and other institutions, participate in forums in LSFF to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: CRS country program leadership across the 15 country ECOWAS region; CRS WARO regional leadership; HQ Nutrition STAs; IDEA donor engagement and BD teams, as relevant; CRS CARO Health regional, PQ and BD staff with respect to ECOWAS countries that fall within the CRS Central Africa region.
  • External: WAHO; ECOWAS member country Ministries of Health and other government entities relevant to regional and country-level LSFF standards and strategies; peer NGOs active in the LSFF/Nutrition space

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Understanding of legislative instruments and standards on food trade in West Africa
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

Required Languages:

  • English and French required.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%, largely within West Africa.

Agency-wide Competencies (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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
  • CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency. 
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Senior Human Resources Officer 

Job ID: 220000ES
Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time
Job: Human Resources
Department: CARO-Nigeria
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • The position of Senior HR Officer will support the HR Manager in the attainment of an integrated staffing for the country program through a timely and concise engagement of field office staff in providing professional advice, work with HR Officers and HR Assistants in managing HR functions within their teams and provide real time support in the management of the CP HR requests.
  • This position will take up Acting responsibility whenever the HR Manager is not available.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support the HR Manager with capturing and communicating employee lifecycle events (change in status, promotion, lateral move, termination etc.) in a timely manner to the people and update such information on Project Insight Human Capital Module.
  • Support the HR Manager to ensure talent management strategy and initiative supports equitable compensation and benefits and a work environment that fosters staff engagement, empowerment through proper supervision, personal and professional growth.
  • Effectively support in talent acquisition and management. Collaborate with the HR Manager in managing team dynamics and staff well-being.
  • Ensure adequate support to Heads of Offices and Field Office staff on HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Support the HR Manager to develop and implement HR solutions that strengthens Field Office process understanding and integration in the consistent application of policy, practices, and initiatives.
  • Serve as the Hiring Strategy liaison with the different recruiting departments across the country program.
  • Coordinate with Field HR Staff in ensuring thorough understanding, interpretation, and application of HR policies in the Field Offices and escalate identified gaps to the HR Manager for immediate interventions.
  • Propose strategies and plans on how to increase CP employee experience in the Field Office locations in a timely manner.
  • Support new hires with orientation and onboarding. Engage with Hiring Managers on Employee Information Packs for the new staff and work with the Onboarding Peers to ensure new hires gain speed and accurate information in their settling into the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Human Resource Team in the delivery of timely and consistent HR service delivery in line with the CP’s objectives and Agency strategy.
  • Travel to field offices to support the Field Office HR Staff in the recruitment of enumerators, adhoc staff and the delivery of compliance training where necessary.
  • Engage regularly with the Heads of Offices and Field Office Leads to provide feedbacks to address issues, identify areas for support and provide guidance in compliance with CP and agency policies/procedures
  • Coordinate the CP Internship scheme across the country program locations.
  • Engage with Finance for onboarding and offboarding process. Ensure payroll information are accurate on resumption and exit of employees from the CP

Business Development:

  • Conduct and lead proactive proposal-specific recruitment for employee for/on new business activities in collaboration with BD team
  • Gather information on and coordinate job advertising for proposals and newly awarded projects
  • Maintain candidate database and manage applicant tracking
  • Assist in writing job descriptions and advertisements
  • Conduct pre-screening interviews with identified candidates, check references and collect the personnel documentation including but not limited to USAID biodata form, etc. and ensure identified talents signs off on contingency offers.
  • Review applications and make recommendations to CRS staff based on candidate qualifications against criteria established in the project job descriptions or Scope of Work requirements
  • Format and edit key resource persons CVs. Ensure the CV addresses proposal or project requirements.
  • Responsible for creating the final employee/recruitment related documents in proposals.
  • Maintain communication with proposed candidates throughout proposal to award stage.

Process Integration:

  • In collaboration with the HR Manager, support the global HR processes integration and ensure that all new decisions are communicated effectively.
  • Support HR Manager and CP Leadership in promoting Agency initiatives on Gender, Safeguarding, REDI etc.
  • Gather and analyze relevant data from organization to support decision making in the country program.

Required Languages:

  • English Language

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Project Leads, Deputy Country Reps (Programs & Operations), Head of Operations Units, Head of Offices, Field HR Officer, HR Assistant, Acting Head of HR, Regional HR TA, Regional People Officer, HRBP, Security Manager and the Country Representative.
  • External: HMO, Life Assurance Broker, INGO Forum Coordinator and Legal Counsel

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Human Resources Management or Business Administration required.
  • Master’s Degree in Law, HR Management, Business Administration or Organizational Development preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in HR, preferably with an International or local NGO, with at least three of these years overseeing an HR function and strong knowledge of HR best practices and standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional education/certifications may substitute for some experience.
  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret employment laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts, and practices. Thorough knowledge of the local labor law.
  • Staff management experience.
  • Strong experience in presenting, facilitating, and coaching on HR topics.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, HRIS.

Required Languages:

  • English Language

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally.Strategic in how they approach each relationship.
  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions
  • Very good planning, monitoring, and organizational skills
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Strong customer service orientation with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

Agency-wide Competencies (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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

What We Offer

  • CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Application Closing Date
30th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
  • EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions).
  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Risk and Compliance Officer

Job ID: 220000B2
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Shift: Standard
Schedule: Regular
Job Level: Day Job
Job Type: Full-time
Job: Risk Management
Employee Status: Entry Level
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Organization: Catholic Relief Services

Job Summary

  • You will conduct risk related activities for the country program (CP) including sub-recipient compliance adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.  
  • Your knowledge and skills will help reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Risk and compliance manager and CP leadership on strengthening internal control systems and processes.
  • Help identify risk issues and challenges and solutions to address them.
  • Help implement and advise on the sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP)
  • Support the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments, conduct audit activities as applicable. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.
  • Perform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional internal audit standards and CRS’ R&C methodology
  • Evaluate the adequacy of process, design, and the effectiveness of controls in meeting program and control objectives. Identify and document control and process weaknesses and provide evidential support for findings
  • Propose practical and value – added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies
  • Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to the project and senior management.
  • Develops and maintains effective and professional working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization, including Senior Management and partner organizations.
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding donor rules, regulations, best practices, and internal audit standards
  • Support the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners.
  • Support external audits and the coordination of action plans to close out audit findings.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Head of unit.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant Bachelor’s strongly preferred.
  • Recognized accounting professional certification (e.g. ICAN, ACCA, CPA) is required
  • Certified Fraud Examination certification will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 2 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international standards for internal control and risk and compliance management (e.g., COSO, ISO, COBIT)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good relationship management skills
  • Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Required Languages – English. Hausa will be an added advantage.
  • Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%. 
  • Familiarity with accounting systems.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.
  • Excellent report writing skill
  • Supervisory Responsibilities  – none

Agency-wide Competencies (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:

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • countability & Stewardship

What we offer
CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Important Information and Notice

  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.


Program Manager II – Food Assistance and Livelihoods, THRIVE, Nigeria

Job ID: 2200001M
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full time
Job: Program Management
Department: CARO
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party – Program Quality
Salary Grade:10

About THRIVE

  • The Transitioning Households to Recovery from Vulnerability in Jere (THRIVE) project is a two-year emergency and recovery project funded by BHA/USAID.
  • Over the course of the project,CRS with Mercy Corps (MC), Women in the New Nigeria (WINN), Herwa Community Development Initiative (HCDI), Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO) and Justice Development Peace Committee (JDPC) willprovidecontext-specific humanitarian assistance with the goal of initiating early recoveryin targeted areasand will operationalize an area-based approach to advance participants from lifesaving assistance to life-building support.
  • The THRIVE consortium will reach an estimated 374,664 unique participants across 10 sectors.

Job Summary

  • You will manage and provide technical oversight ofthe development and implementation of THRIVE Food Assistance and Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA) programming,ensuring effectivesystems and processes are in place that support high-quality programmingadvancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable.Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of itsFood Assistance and CVAprogramming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all Food Assistance and CVA activities on THRIVE throughout the project cycle to ensure project design, start-up, implementation and close-out arein line withCRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Effectively manage talent for Food Assistance and CVA programming and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.
  • Lead the development of program learning – identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of Food Assistance and CVA programming and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in Food Assistance and CVA programming for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact.
  • Oversee the strengthening of partnerships relevant to Food Assistance and CVA programming and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Market Program Manager, CAT Officer

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal- DCOP, HOO, Security Officer, Admin and Finance staff Maiduguri and Abuja, other PMs.
  • External– THRIVE Partner staff, UN, coordination meetings.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or in the field of Economics required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2 – 3 years working in the area of cash-based or e-voucher programming, and food assistance and/or livelihoods.
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects preferably with an international NGO.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with RedRose and CAT system is a plus.
  • Good experience inproject grants management, including project design, preferably forgrants from multiple public donors, including USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals.
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations
  • MEAL skills and experience required.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally.Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.

Required Languages:

  • Fluency in English required

Travel:

  • Must be willing and abe to travel up to 20%.

Agency-wide Competencies (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.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • All positions requiring residence or frequent travel outside their home country must undergo and clear a pre-employment medical examination.
  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
  • CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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