Team Lead – Agricultural Livelihoods 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: Team Lead – Agricultural Livelihoods

Location: Abuja

Project: Feed the Future Project

Position Band: E-1

Reports To: Technical Director – Feed the Future Project

Job Summary

  • CRS/Nigeria is seeking an Agriculture Team Lead who will provide the technical guidance in the production and post-harvest activities, facilitate smallholder farmers’ linkage to small, medium and large markets (including processors), ensure sustainable input and output markets, coordinate local resources for maximum input and ensure high quality project implementation thjob atwill increase agricultural production, productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and other agricultural value chain actors.
  • The Ag Team Lead will report to the Technical Program Director and will maintain close liaison with other Team Leads.
  • S/he will maintain existing relationships with both International and National Institutes and ensure adherence to CRS technical and program quality standards in implementation and compliance by partners.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture or related field
  • At least Five years of working experience in agriculture, development or food security programs – including focus on job atleast one of the following sectors – agriculture, livelihoods, nutrition, or governance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, training and facilitation skills
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  • 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 is an added advantage as well as experience with northern Nigerian agriculture.
  • Understanding of faith-based organizations and capacity-building in local partnerships
  • Experience in staff development and partner capacity
  • Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions, policies and guidelines, including reporting requirements and Caritas agencies
  • Willingness and ability to travel job atleast 50% of time

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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