Program Officer at Catholic Relief Services -CRS-

Catholic Relief Services -CRS- is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and 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 agriculture, health and emergency programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Abuja

Department: Programs/SMILE Project

Position Band: C-1

Reports To: Senior Program Manager

Primary Function

  • The Program Officer (OVC) will be responsible for the management and coordination of the SMILE Program sub-grants with CSOs in Edo and the southern part of Kogi State (S)he will work closely with the State Coordinators(SCs) and Monitoring/Evaluation Officers(MEOs) to ensure project targets are met and documented appropriately.
  • (S)he will liaise closely with Finance and Compliance Specialist (FCOs) to ensure proper accountability for project funds.
  • She/he will also provide technical assistance and training as appropriate to partners to ensure thJob Vacancy athigh standards of program implementation are provided.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree in Development Studies, Public Health or Social Sciences; Social Work, or Community Development studies or related field or equivalent degree in humanities.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience related to vulnerable children programming in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of Quality improvement approaches is strongly desired.
  • The preferred candidate must be well versed in OVC programming, familiar with relevant SOPs, tools and quality related service standards within the context of the Nigerian OVC response
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  • S/he should be knowledgeable on NOMIS M&E package and good understanding of institutional capacity building, grant management, service delivery and proposal development.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience working with Civil Society Organizations and other implementing partners.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to work closely with CSO partners, government agencies and commitment to network mission.
  • Appreciable M&E experience will be an add advantage.
  • Computer proficiency, particularly in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook;
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages between organizations, communities and Government Agencies.
  • Willingness to travel and spend over 50% of their time in the field
  • Familiarity with USAID regulations is desired.

Application Closing Date
24th October, 2016.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form Below” and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to:

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

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