Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Job Vacancies at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), 24th September 2019

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 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 non-church 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 re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
 Job Title: Project Driver

Job Ref Code: DRV91919
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Band: 2
Department: Operations
Reports To: Travel and Fleet Manager
Slot: 2 Openings

Job Summary
  • Drivers will be responsible for ensuring that the minimum maintenance standard of the CRS/Nigeria’s fleet as stated in the vehicle manufacturer’s specification.
  • He will also follow up and ensure that routine preventative maintenance schedules for the vehicles are strictly adhered to in a manner that will assure reliable transportation of CRS staff, assets and other goods.
Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Make recommendations and implement measures that will safeguard the CRS Nigeria vehicles and vehicle equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce the possibility of theft or damage.
  • Ensure that daily checks are performed on assigned vehicle before it is driven in the morning.
  • Completes the Daily Vehicle Reports and submits to the Admin and Logistics Assistant each day
  • Check and ensure that all journeys and trips (no matter how short) are recorded using the Vehicle Log Book provided in each vehicle.
  • Notifies the Head of Office, Security Officer and Admin/Logistics Assistant immediately in accident situations, after checking that all persons involved are safe and follows the procedure for what to do in case of an accident.
  • Ensures that fuel does not fall below half a tank in any of the vehicles.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CRS vehicles are clean at all times
  • Be familiar with, and ensure adherence to the policies and guidelines in the Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Manuals
  • Ensure that all travel planning procedures are followed by staff traveling in CRS vehicles and that all the relevant forms are completed
  • Maintain a file for all vehicle request and all travel related forms
  • Complete the Motor Vehicle Monthly reports /Fuel Usage report and motor vehicle monthly Maintenance report by the 1st of each month.
  • Ensure that vehicles are driven safely and in line with CRS procedures and regulations.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Supervisor and Head of Office.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Valid Nigerian driver’s license and good knowledge Yola and Nigerian road networks
  • Minimum Four years’ professional experience in a similar position
  • Minimum of National Diploma Certificate
  • Ability to communicate in English and Hausa Language is essential
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good knowledge of vehicle mechanics
  • Ability to generate VMS reports
  • Ability to use the Microsoft suite of computer software applications especially MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
How to Apply
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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Driver, DRV91919) to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 2nd October, 2019; (Time 5:00PM)








Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Officer
Job Ref Code: MLF91919
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Department: Programs
Project: Feed the Future (FTF) Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity Project
Reports To: Program Manager II
Band: 7

Background
  • With donor support from USAID, Catholic Relief Services (CRS/Nigeria), as subgrantees to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and in partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Borno State Agricultural Development program and Adamawa State Agricultural Development Program will implement the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity Project; a sustainable agriculture-led economic growth; strengthened resilience among people and systems; and a well-nourished population, especially among women and children in targeted locations of Borno and Adamawa states.
Job Summary
  • Under the direction of the Program Manager II, the MEAL Officer will be responsible for all MEAL related activities for Feed the Future Integrated Agriculture Activity implemented by CRS in northeast Nigeria, including, but not limited to: designing MEAL systems, leading SMILER processes, monitoring progress on project indicators, elaboration of M&E tools, conducting needs/market/post activity assessments, beneficiary database management, recalibration of beneficiary targeting at project mid-point, development and implementation of accountability mechanism as well as compilation of monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly reports.
  • The MEAL Officer will be based in Yola with frequent trips to project areas and will report to the FTF Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity PM II in Yola, working closely with the Emergency MEAL Coordinator, based in Maiduguri, and the MEAL Manager IITA in Yola.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Design and manage Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system through providing high-quality technical support and leading the recovery MEAL team
  • Facilitate to design and conduct of MEAL surveys including PDMs, evaluation, baselines and others related to the project; in close consultation with the recovery and resilience program and MEAL staff
  • Develop or adapt project specific MEAL tools and carry out field testing where necessary.
  • Track donor and CRS reporting requirements and deadlines and provide MEAL information to Program Managers for drafting reports.
  • Determine role of all actors involved in providing technical support to project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure consistency of standards, harmonization of information and input from beneficiaries and sharing of learnings.
  • Maintain the project database and supervise related matters
  • Facilitate to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of data for project requirements
  • Verify data for completeness, correctness and consistency and follow up on any data/program quality issues.
  • Lead regular MEAL field visits to collect data with the help of partners, assess the application of MEAL tools, and assist in preparation of monthly/quarterly report to donors and CRS office.
  • Identify bottlenecks in the program MEAL systems, recommend appropriate solutions and ensure follow-through.
Accountability:
  • Lead the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries of the project
  • Coordinate and support emergency response for accountability specific requirements including accountability needs for distributions interventions
  • Facilitate to orient program staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability.
  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback is adequately analyzed and documented.
  • Ensure that all sensitive and not sensitive cases are channeled (including documentation) according to the framework with a high level of confidentiality and neutrality
  • Coordinate closely with program managers for accountability related cases that involves gender and protection factors
Learning:
  • Identify, document, store and share lessons learned (this includes success story too) that have implications for refinement of best programmatic practice.
  • Conduct and document end of project learning reviews and share learning with stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the PMs, NE MEAL lead, Agriculture and livelihoods Adviser and Director Early Recovery and Resilience to carry out needs assessments and initial evaluations to inform proposal development
Supervision:
  • Provide quality mentoring and coaching to early recovery MEAL staff and ensure that coaching and performance plans are completed on time and with adherence to CRS talent management quality standards.
  • Together with the Emergency MEAL Coordinator/Manager, Program Manager II, Country Program MEAL Coordinator and PM, identify capacity building needs for staff/partners.
  • Support training events organized by CRS for staff and/or partners, including project reflections, learning assessments, planning and facilitation guides.
Qualifications and Skills
  • University degree, preferably in Statistics, Information Management, Management, Social Sciences or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning, preferably in humanitarian or development context.
  • Proven track record and experience in developing M&E plan, systems and database using MS office applications (Excel or Access) and software applications.
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience on developing and analyzing logical and conceptual framework.
  • Ability to train partners and staff on developing and maintaining the M&E system.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse team and manage complex and sensitive organizational relationships.
  • Demonstrable understanding of and commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of vulnerable people.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to CRS’s values and guiding principles.
  • Ability to manage complex workloads and deliver work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to travel frequently and stay in difficult environments

How to Apply

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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: [email protected]
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Important Information
  • “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”
  • 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.
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’

Application Deadline: 2nd October, 2019.








ob Title: Procurement Assistant
Job Ref Code: PRT91919
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Band: 4
Department: Operations
Reports To: Head of Office – Yola

Job Summary
  • The Procurement Assistant will effectively perform various activities throughout the procurement cycle to assist the acquisition of goods and services in support of the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.
  • His/her abilities will allow them to successfully support the quality and efficiency of procurement and purchasing activities applying the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.
  • S/he will support all infrastructure activities on the STaR project.
Job Responsibilities
  • Assistance with the preparation of request for quotation, initiations to bid, requests for proposal and co-ordination of their timely dispatch by fax and messenger,
  • Maintain current up to date procurement documents / manuals.
  • Routing copying and circulation of quotes, bids and proposal for evaluation.
  • Researching pricing obtaining quotes, locally on low value items.
  • Work closely with Infrastructure Specialist to supervise infrastructure activities and cash for work program
  • Work with private contractors to plan, design and deliver medium-scale infrastructure projects
  • Assist with the coordination with the selected bidder to ensure completion of administrative processes including Bid, contract award notice and that contract documents are distributed accordingly.
  • Assist with managing the administrative process throughout the duration of the preparation of all documentation until the award of the contract.
  • Preparation of procurement tracker.
  • Coordinate with requestors and make sure the right materials needed, find out the sample of material to be purchased if necessary.
  • Provide purchased materials to the responsible receiving office and do all actions for completing the process.
  • Maintain appropriated records to ensure that procurement process, decision and contractual agreement are accurately documented for accountability and audit purpose.
  • Perform other duties assigned
Education and Experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in an administrative or procurement capacity.
  • Excellent English language skills written and spoken. Hausa/Kanuri a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills must be able to interact in a mature, professional and friendly manner with local and international colleagues of differing religious and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently and under pressure.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office and Excel especially;
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: [email protected] indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application e.g. Procurement Assistant, PAY180219).
Additional Information
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.
Application Deadline: 2nd October, 2019.








Job Title: SILC Officer
Job Ref Code: SLC91919
Location: Biu, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Manager II

Job Summary
  • The SILC Officer will be responsible for supporting the SILC component of the project in Adamawa and Borno states.
  • S/he will also manage the SILC component of the project with a focus on mentoring and coaching of the SILC field agents and supervisors.
  • S/he will ensure that all activities related to SILC in the northeast are implemented according to agreed standards and protocols.
  • S/he will also provide general support to recovery and resilience programming in the northeast.
  • S/he will report to the Program Manager II but maintain relationship with the Program officer in Borno and Adamawa state.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Proactively contribute to strategic thinking on SILC issues for Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity program implementation.
  • Oversee the development/review and timely implementation of SILC project work plans and activities, by ensuring the active engagement of all partner organizations
  • Provide direct technical assistance to implementing partners to ensure technical soundness and high-quality SILC programming.
  • Develop technical tools and materials to support SILC projects in the early recovery and resilience programs portfolio.
  • Promote the project and the SILC PSPs (Paid Service Providers) to community stakeholders
  • Lead the recruitment/replacement process for field agents in the northeast
  • Lead the training of field agents on SILC methodology
  • Monitor, coach and provide feedback to FAs to develop their skills
  • Ensure the quality of SILC groups through regular field visits and spot checks
  • Organize and facilitate project events with local leaders, agents and groups, as needed
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of agent reporting
  • Review data collection forms and MIS reports and act to improve project performance
  • Verify stipends due to agents
  • Certify and launch PSPs
  • Organize and oversee PSP networks
  • Routinely brief Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity Management on progress, promptly alert to emerging issues, problems and constraints or delays in the timely implementation of activities or any other factors that could affect the quality of the services and recommend and implement approved corrective measures
  • Document the implementation process, lessons learnt and success stories in each year of program implementation
  • Assume other duties as requested by the Agriculture and Livelihoods Adviser.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Degree in Business Management, Cooperative Management, Agricultural Economics or development studies.
  • Three years of working experience in development or savings and loans programs – including focus on at least one of the following sectors – income generation and livelihoods.
  • Previous experience with working with local partners (capacity building).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience with participatory methods and partnerships.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in Hausa language as well as experience with northern Nigerian communities.
How to Apply
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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. SILC Officer, SLC91919) to: [email protected]
  • “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”
Application Deadline: 2nd October, 2019; (Time 5:00PM)








Job Title: Internal Auditor
Job Ref Code: IDR91919
Location: Abuja
Department: Operations
Reports To: Head, Internal Audit
Travel Required (40% of the time)
Band: 6

Job Summary
  • The Internal Auditor shall assist the Head, Internal Audit in developing and executing the Country Program’s audit plan and take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits.
  • In this role you will contribute to the Internal Audit function by identifying risks associated with CRS’ objectives and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • You will provide value-added advice and support to staff and partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Audit Reviews:
  • Develop a risk-based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodology
  • Perform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional internal audit standards and CRS’ IA 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
  • Organize and reference work papers for review by Head, Internal Audit
  • Participate in closing meetings with client at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues
Reporting:
  • Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to the project and senior management.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Assists the Head, Internal Audit in the development of the annual Internal Audit plan
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Determine project level operational risks in the area of finance, procurement, human resources (HR), compliance and other relevant areas.
  • Contribute and assist in maintaining an organizational risk management framework
  • Conducts reviews of suspected internal fraud or malpractices
  • Provide consultative support to projects and departments with regard to the adequate design and implementation of risk management processes
  • Provide in person training to staff and partners on agency wide policies, external rules, regulations and legislation which requires compliance of all staff (i.e., foreign corrupt practices act, mandatory disclosure, full cooperation, etc.)
  • 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
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:
  • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (ACCA, ACA, CA, or CISA)
  • Bachelor’s in one of the following or related fields required: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Auditing or similar relevant fields
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations, knowledge of USG Regulations and Global Fund a plus.
  • Computer proficiency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working with complex financial systems like SUN systems
Personal Skills:
  • Essential – fluency in Hausa, Desirable – fluency in Kanuri.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organization.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
  • Unquestioned personal integrity with strong ethics and values consistent with CRS’s values
  • Strong awareness of the need for confidentially in sensitive matters
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Commitment to travel to all project offices in the country up to 35% of the time.
  • Commitment to Catholic Relief Services values.
Key Working Relationships
  • Internal: Program Managers, Grants Managers, Head of Finance, all program and operations staff
  • External: External Auditors, Sub-recipients.
Agency-Behavioral 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
  • Accountability and stewardship
  • Builds relationship
  • Develop talents
  • Continuous improvement and innovation
  • Strategic mindset.

How to Apply

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 the position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Internal Auditor, IDR91919) to: [email protected]
Important Information
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.
  • “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”
  • 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.
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’
  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Application Deadline: 25th September, 2019.









Job Title: Program Manager (Trainer)
Job Ref Code: PMT91319
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: Head of Unit, Agriculture and Economic Growth
Background
  • CRS Nigeria is collaborating with the Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) on a pilot scheme to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring and coaching intervention that will accompany a package of cash assistance and business skills training.
  • NASSP provides targeted regular cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households identified through a national social registry (NSR).
  • Under NASSP, each household receives 5000 NGN per month.
  • This base benefit is designed to ensure a minimum, reliable payment to promote consumption smoothing, address food insecurity and protect against economic shocks.
  • NASSP is piloting a complementary livelihood intervention to support households receiving cash transfers to pursue sustainable income generating activities.
  • The livelihood package will promote households to transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods.
  • The package includes the following four key components: (i) Life-skills training, (ii)Business skills training, (iii)Coaching/Mentoring and (iv) Productive grant transfer.
  • The NASSP livelihoods pilot will be implemented in two LGAs per state in six states across the country: Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Jigawa, Niger and Oyo. CRS will implement and monitor the coaching and mentoring component of this livelihood’s intervention.
Job Summary
  • The Program Manager will be responsible for managing all activities on the World Bank Livelihoods Project (start-up, implementation and close-out) to ensure efficient and effective delivery in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practice.
  • S/he will support the development of the mentoring and coaching curriculum, lead its rollout, and provide technical assistance to Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs) and Community Based Volunteers (CBVs) to deliver coaching and mentoring services to beneficiaries.
  • The Program Manager will take the lead on developing guidelines for the implementation of the coaching and mentoring program, working with government counterparts. S/he will work with the M&E Specialist to deliver high quality project monitoring and ensure that field learning is documented and used to strengthen the coaching and mentoring intervention.
Specific Job Responsibilities
Technical Program Quality:
  • Provide technical input into the development and pilot of the coaching and mentoring curriculum and training documents;
  • Deliver training and refresher training to CTF and CBV ‘Master Trainers’; provide ongoing capacity development of Master Trainers through on-the-job mentoring and coaching;
  • Produce guidelines for the implementation of the coaching and mentoring component of the livelihood’s intervention;
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Technical Specialist, coordinate the development and administration of monitoring tools and the collation and analysis of program data and development of program reports;
  • In collaboration with the M&E Specialist, carry out spot monitoring checks on the Master Trainers’ delivery of trainings to CTFs and CBVs, and the CTF and CBVs’ delivery of mentoring and coaching to project beneficiaries;
  • Foster program innovation and learning through regular discussions with CRS staff and project stakeholders;
  • Represent the project at relevant technical forums as required.
Program Management:
  • Provide program management oversight for all project activities, including liaising with administrative, operational and security staff to facilitate efficient program operations;
  • Coordinate logistic support for the curriculum consultant, and for field-based training activities;
  • Lead the preparation, review and submission of high-quality project documents including work plans, monitoring reports, and any other documentation required by the donor or by coordinating MDAs;
  • Liaise with the finance and grants management team to facilitate timely and complete submission of financial reports as required by contract terms;
  • Provide supervisory oversight to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business or Social Sciences domain is required. A relevant master’s level degree is an advantage;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience coordinating or managing development projects, with evidence of progressive management responsibilities;
  • At least two years of field-level experience delivering programs in one or more of the following intervention areas: agriculture, vocational skills training, financial literacy, cash transfers, small business development, integrated community livelihoods, etc;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering diverse training programs and transferring knowledge to community level health and social service workers and/or volunteers;
  • Experience engaging with senior and operational level staff of government ministries, departments and agencies, and supporting them to achieve set objectives;
  • Some level of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning skills and experience is desirable;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.
Personal Skills:
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and deliver outputs on schedule.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
How to Apply
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 (e.g. Program Manager, PMT91319) as the subject of the application to: [email protected]
Additional Information
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’’.
Application Deadline: 5:00pm; 26th September, 2019.








Job Title: Technical Specialist – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL)
Job Ref Code: TSM91319
Location: Abuja
Band: 8
Department: Programs
Reports To: Program Manager/ Trainer of Trainers
Background
CRS Nigeria is collaborating with the Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) on a pilot scheme to assess the effectiveness of a mentoring and coaching intervention that will accompany a package of cash assistance and business skills training. NASSP provides targeted regular cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households identified through a national social registry (NSR). Under NASSP, each household receives 5000 NGN per month. This base benefit is designed to ensure a minimum, reliable payment to promote consumption smoothing, address food insecurity and protect against economic shocks.
NASSP is piloting a complementary livelihood intervention to support households receiving cash transfers to pursue sustainable income generating activities. The livelihood package will promote households to transition from subsistence to sustainable livelihoods. The package includes the following four key components: (i) Life-skills training, (ii)Business skills training, (iii)Coaching/Mentoring and (iv) Productive grant transfer. The NASSP livelihoods pilot will be implemented in two LGAs per state in six states across the country: Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Jigawa, Niger and Oyo. CRS will implement and monitor the coaching and mentoring component of this livelihood’s intervention.

Job Summary
  • The M&E Technical Specialist, under the direct supervision of the Program Manager/Trainer of Trainers will lead the monitoring of project implementation and the collation, analysis and presentation of data on the project
  • S/he will work in close collaboration with the Program Manager to produce periodic data and narrative reports that highlight progress and flag areas of improvement to guide project adjustments
  • S/he will work with other stakeholders to develop tools and build capacity to generate, analyze and interpret data and use it to inform program strategies and learning, and meet reporting requirements.
Specific Job Responsibilities
  • Develop a MEAL system outlining indicators, tools, data sources, data flow, procedures, staffing and statistical procedures required to monitor implementation and assure quality project interventions;
  • Deliver training on key components of the project MEAL system to Master Trainers and state level operatives, and support them to cascade this training to CTFs and CBVs;
  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, carry out spot monitoring checks on the Master Trainers’ delivery of trainings to CTFs and CBVs, and the CTF and CBVs’ delivery of mentoring and coaching to project beneficiaries;
  • Outline and implement a process for producing summary visual reports on the mentoring and coaching activities implemented by CTFs and CBVs at LGA and state levels;
  • Support and mentor State Social Safety Project staff to SSP in the pilot states to analyze and interpret data, and utilize evidence-based information for program management;
  • Build capacity of Master Trainers to provide basic coaching to CTFs and CBVs on data generation, analysis and interpretation;
  • Ensure timely capture and processing of auxiliary qualitative information and learning to enhance overall performance of mentoring/coaching delivery;
  • Lead the production of consolidated data reports that summarize implementation progress, trends, gaps and learning;
  • Attend relevant technical meetings with donors and stakeholders to present and discuss project data and results as required;
  • Participate in country program community of practice meetings and ensure close coordination with other CRS Nigeria MEAL activities.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (Statistics, Development, Finance, Economics, etc);
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in implementing M&E for programs related to livelihoods, education, agriculture, social behavior change communication or other integrated programming;
  • Demonstrable skills in monitoring and evaluation, data management, and research methodologies;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering diverse training programs and transferring knowledge to community level health and social service workers and/or volunteers;
  • Experience in managing databases, data applications, statistical packages and MIS;
  • Ability to support government and community level partners to deliver against program objectives/targets.
Personal Skills:
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and deliver outputs on schedule.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
How to Apply
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 (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) as the subject of the application to: [email protected]
Additional Information
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’’.
Application Deadline: 5:00pm; 26th September, 2019.

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