Job Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


  2020-08-14
  Unspecified

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, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: MEAL Officer

Requisition ID: 200000HL
Location: Yobe
Job Type: Full-time
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job: Program Management
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Project Background

  • Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020.
  • Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan. While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.
  • In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, the MEAL Officer will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’s work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support compliance with agency and donor MEAL requirements;
  • Train MEAL Agents and enumerators on the conduct of field-based MEAL activities;
  • Provide input to MEAL system design and review discussions;
  • Supervises timely, quality data collection and management activities;
  • Conduct simple analyses and lead reflective discussions on monitoring data;
  • Contribute initial findings and field-based insights to project discussions;
  • Track the project performances vs. project indicators
  • Foster respectful relationships with community members and stakeholders
  • Implement activities according to MEAL DIP;
  • Manage databases to ensure accessibility and reliability of information;
  • Communicate key project information and results with community members, colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Contribute to reflective community-based conversations on ongoing project interventions
  • Share insights and perspectives based on observations and interactions with community members, colleagues and stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Support timely submission of the baseline study report, post distribution monitoring reports, feedbacks and complaints management reports, and evaluations reports.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal: WASH Team Lead, WASH Officer, RCCE Officers, Program Manager, Northeast Nigeria MEAL Coordinator, Northeast Nigeria Feedback Mechanism Officer, Head of Office for Yobe State, Operations staff.
  • External: Local partner, local leaders and representatives of other local stakeholder groups.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (if none)

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Information and Technology Management, Statistics or any other relevant equivalent degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support, preferably in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation with an international humanitarian NGO.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills..
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices.
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education;
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with partner organizations;
  • Proven experience in group discussions and other participatory methods;

Required Language:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and /or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time to field locations in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs throughout the work-week.

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

Job Title: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Officer

Requisition Id: 200000HN
Location: Yobe
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Project Background

  • Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020. Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
  • In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan.
  • While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.
  • In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • The RCCE Officer will play a key role in the field-level implementation of community-level RCCE activities. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the RCCE Officer will supervise the work of Community Mobilizers engaged in household level and small group RCCE messaging and dialogue, focusing on increasing knowledge about the threat of COVID-19 and strategies for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
  • The project will have a team of three RCCE officers, with one officer assigned to each project target LGA.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and Procurement Officer and as per CRS standard procedures identify and assess contractors, construction suppliers, vendors of WASH NFIs, prepare contracts and documentation for works.
  • Assist the Program Manager and Community Liaison Officer in planning and implementing community mapping exercises to inform finalization of the project RCCE strategy.
  • Develop IEC and other materials for use in community-level RCCE activities.
  • Assist Program Manager in designing and conducting training of Community Mobilizers on community-level RCCE strategies.
  • Plan community-level RCCE activities conducted by Community Mobilizer.
  • Assist with set-up and lead field-level implementation of monitoring systems for tracking field-level RCCE activities carried out by Community Mobilizers.
  • Link risk communication with health facility health promotion activities to reinforce improved COVID-19 transmission risk messages
  • Lead mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to ensure coordination of field-level RCCE activities
  • Ensure that Community Mobilizers adhere to CRS protection and safeguarding policies, security policies, and COVID-19 risk mitigation policies while engaged in RCCE activities.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Program Manager
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments.

Required Languages:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and/or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% of the time to field locations in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs throughout the work-week.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Other RCCE Officers, WASH Team Leader, Community Liaisons Officer, Program Manager, MEAL staff, Head of Office for Yobe State, Operations staff.
  • External: Works collaboratively with partner counterparts per LGA, as well as other stakeholders including focal points and community mobilizers from local partners, local leaders and representatives of other local stakeholder groups, including government offices, health facilities, non-governmental organizations and other agencies in field locations.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ of practical experience working with a local or international NGO, preferably hygiene promotion, nutrition, or other relevant domain with substantial community mobilization component.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, community members and government partners.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices.
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing projects through local partners.

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

Job Title: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer

Requisition Id: 200000HO
Location: Yobe
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Project Background

  • Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020.
  • Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan.
  • While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.
  • In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • The WASH Officer will play a key role in field-level implementation of project WASH activities, under the supervision of the WASH Team Leader.
  • To improve access to water for hand hygiene, the project will rehabilitate water points and install handwashing stations at priority locations.
  • Within target communities, the WASH Officer manage the distribution of COVID-19 WASH NFI kits.
  • To promote infection prevention and control at health facilities, the WASH Officer, under the supervision of the WASH Team Leader, will supervise rehabilitation or upgrade of water supply systems, installation of handwashing stations, and distribution of cleaning kits.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and Procurement Officer and as per CRS standard procedures identify and assess contractors, construction suppliers, vendors of WASH NFIs, prepare contracts and documentation for works.
  • Provide field supervision and timely reports to WASH Team Leader on construction progress and potential challenges to ensure high-quality and timely implementation.
  • Ensure meaningful engagement with both community members to ensure cultural appropriateness and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the design, siting, and implementation of WASH activities.
  • Monitor and support community workers and contractors in adhering to Health and Safety standards during construction activities, including COVID-19 prevention measures.
  • Refer to project management tools for timely implementation of activities.
  • Support the mobilization of key community stakeholders including the local partner, State Ministry of Health, health facility supervisors, community leaders, including women and youth leaders, in beneficiary communities in community engagement and consultation meetings
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH and Health sectors.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Support management of contractors to ensure high-quality and timely implementation.
  • Monitor contractors’ work regularly to ensure specified quality and timely completion.
  • Assist with designs and BOQ for water supply infrastructure rehabilitation that meets SPHERE standards and Cluster guidelines for quality.
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Monitor project development and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports.

Required Language:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and/or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time to field locations in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs throughout the work-week.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: WASH Team Leader, RCCE Officers, Community Liaisons Officer, Program Manager, MEAL staff, Head of Office for Yobe State, Operations staff.
  • External: Works collaboratively with partner counterparts per LGA, as well as other stakeholders including focal points from local partners, local leaders and representatives of other local stakeholder groups, government offices, health facilities, non-governmental organizations and other agencies in field locations.

Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum two years’ of practical experience working with a local or international NGO in WASH programming, including experience with WASH infrastructure activities.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with the ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, community members and government partners.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices.
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience implementing projects through local partners.

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

Job Title: Community Liaison Officer

Location: Yobe
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Project Background
Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020. Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.

In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan. While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.

In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • As a member of the emergency BHA / OFDA COVID-19 project team, the Community Liaison Officer (CLO) will serve as the focal point for community engagement and entry
  • You will support project teams to establish and maintain relationships with community members and local leaders and monitor and report on all project activities in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable
  • Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned community engagement activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Facilitate participatory community activities as needed to engage end-users in programming decisions;
  • Facilitate the development of the project Risk Communication and Community Engagement plan and overall communication plan and its implementation, coordinating closely with accountability team members and project management;Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences related to community engagement.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team, local partners, and project beneficiaries at the community level.
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • Support the CRS and partner field teams to identify community entry points, potential conflict triggers related to program activities and devise mitigating measures where needed.
  • Build capacity among CRS and partner staff in the area of community engagement and effective communication techniques for trust and relationship building.
  • In coordination with the project team support capacity building events for community representatives.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Develop and maintained a community stakeholder directory to include but not limited to key contacts in the community, local community based organization groups, local government agencies and humanitarian workers.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: RCCE Officer, WASH Team Leader, WASH Officer, Program Manager, Head of Office for Yobe State, MEAL staff, Operations staff.
  • External: Works collaboratively with partner counterparts per LGA, as well as other stakeholders including focal points from local partners, local leaders and representatives of other local stakeholder groups, government offices, health facilities, non-governmental organizations and other agencies in field locations

Basic Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience working in project support and community engagement
  • Experience required working with international NGOs in the area of emergency response
  • Familiarity with health and WASH programming desirable.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, community members and government partners.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience implementing projects through local partners.

Required Languages:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and/or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 70% of the time to field locations in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs throughout the work-week.

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.

Job Title: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Team Leader

Ref Id: 200000HO
Location: Yobe
Supervisory Responsibilities: WASH Officer, WASH Foremen
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Job Summary

  • The WASH Team Leader will lead on implementation of project WASH activities. To improve access to water for hand hygiene, the project will rehabilitate water points and install handwashing stations at priority locations. Within target communities, the WASH Team Leader will manage the distribution of COVID-19 WASH NFI kits.
  • To promote infection prevention and control at health facilities, the WASH Team Leader will supervise the rehabilitation or upgrade of water supply systems, installation of handwashing stations, and distribution of WASH NFI cleaning kits.
  • Further, the successful candidate will implement a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach to empower target communities to protect themselves and reduce community transmission of COVID-19.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Program Manager and Procurement Officer and as per CRS standard procedures identify and assess contractors, construction suppliers, vendors of WASH NFIs, prepare contracts and documentation for works.
  • Lead on management of contractors to ensure high-quality and timely implementation.
  • Monitor contractors’ work regularly to ensure specified quality and timely completion.
  • Develop designs and BOQ for water supply infrastructure rehabilitation that meets SPHERE standards and Cluster guidelines for quality.
  • Liaise with CRS Procurement and Logistics to ensure that required project inputs are delivered according to program needs.
  • Ensure meaningful engagement with beneficiary community members to ensure cultural appropriateness and inclusion of vulnerable groups in the design and implementation of WASH activities.
  • Encourage contractors to employ skilled and unskilled workers.
  • Monitor community workers and contractors adhere to Health and Safety standards during construction activities, including COVID-19 prevention measures.
  • Use appropriate project management tools to plan, review and track progress on project implementation as well as on the utilization of project resources.
  • Develop and maintain a procurement plan. Develop BOQs and prepare procurement documentation.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of strong M&E systems using appropriate CRS tools and resources to maximize project impact on beneficiaries.
  • Monitor project development and identify deviation from approved project plans and implement corrective measures when necessary to ensure that the partners meet the project objectives.
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of project narrative reports as defined by PM, present in an organized and orderly manner tracking of activities, indicators, baseline data and evaluation reports.
  • Advise senior management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future grants/projects developments.
  • Represent CRS at the WASH Cluster as requested by the PM.
  • Liaise with CRS partners, NGOs implementing WASH projects in the target areas, State Ministry of Health as requested by the PM
  • Liaise with key non-government organizations (NGOs) and national, provincial, and local government, SEMA (State Emergency Management Agency), technical committee meetings as requested by the PM.
  • Organize regular meetings with WASH Officer, RCCE Officer, and Community Liaison Officer to effectively manage and escalate implementation challenges to the PM.
  • Build the capacity of WASH Officer and other field staff as needed.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: WASH Officer, Water foremen, Community Liaison Officer, RCCE Officers, Program Manager, MEAL staff, Head of Office for Yobe State, Operations staff.
  • External: Works collaboratively with partner counterparts per LGA, as well as other stakeholders including focal points from local partners, local leaders and representatives of other local stakeholder groups, government offices, health facilities, non-governmental organizations and other agencies in field locations.

Requirements / Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with an international NGO in the area of WASH, with experience managing WASH infrastructure activities.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with WASH in health facilities.
  • Experience implementing projects through local partners.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners, community members and government partners.
  • General knowledge of local and state government practices.
  • Well-developed knowledge of local community cultures, leaders, customs and practices through prior involvement in the community. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Required Languages:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and/or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 60% of the time to field locations in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs throughout the work-week.

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.

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer

Ref Id: 200000HP
Location: Yobe
Job: Program Management
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Entry Level
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Project Background

  • Struggling to cope with more than 10 years of conflict, displacement and climatic and health shocks that have left millions in need of humanitarian assistance, Yobe State now faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria on Feb. 27, 2020, the virus has spread to all corners of the country with more than 16,000 confirmed cases as of June 15, 2020. Northeast Nigeria saw its first confirmed case on April 18, 2020, and by early June 2020, more than 500 cases had been confirmed across the BAY states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
  • In response to the health and socio-economic threat posed by COVID-19, the Government of Nigeria (GON) has mobilized a “whole of government” response via a National COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Pandemic Response Plan. While just 55 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Yobe State as of June 23, 2020, the risk for extensive spread of the virus within the state is high due to the fragile humanitarian conditions, density and mobility of the population, and the limited capacity of the public health system to respond to a spike in critical health needs.
  • In response to the risk posed by COVID-19, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with Nigerian NGO NIRA, will implement a nine-month emergency project designed to empower communities to protect themselves and reduce transmission of COVID-19, through a robust Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) approach, complemented by investments in water supply infrastructure in communities and at health facilities and the distribution of critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) NFIs necessary to engage in infection prevention and control (IPC).

Job Summary

  • Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Supply Chain Officer will coordinate the implementation of all day-to-day logistics activities to ensure the project has the goods and services needed when they need them in support of high-quality programming.
  • Your knowledge and experience will allow you to coordinate commodity and logistics needs and challenges and the implementation of solutions, as you apply the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the supply chain team and relevant programming staff on logistics services based on the project procurement plan. Help identify challenges in supply chain management and provide recommendations to address those.
  • Support the implementation of delivery operations from arrival of goods from local purchase point to warehouse facilities and on to the final distribution points in accordance with CRS and donor regulations and supply chain standards and requirements.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the procurement team to ensure they receive timely purchase requisitions with comprehensive specifications, delivery schedules, and other terms and conditions.
  • Help coordinate and supervise activities related to commodity receipt, transportation, distribution, and disposal.
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure the timely receipts and distribution of goods.
  • Maintain updated files with all required logistics documents and ensure all supply chain management activities and movements are fully and accurately documented. Prepare and/or review all reports prior to submission per distribution requirements.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: WASH Team Lead, WASH Officer, RCCE Officers, Program Manager, Northeast Nigeria MEAL Coordinator, Northeast Nigeria Feedback Mechanism Officer, Head of Office for Yobe State, Operations staff.
  • External: Partner organization staff.

Requirements / Qualifications
Basic Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or other relevant degree preferred. Professional certifications(s) in supply chain or equivalent field strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in supply chain, logistics, procurement management, preferably with an international organization.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Knowledge of political dynamics along the chain, infrastructure, market knowledge, as well as related laws and regulations.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good planning, coordination, prioritization, and time management skills
  • Good analytical skills with ability to make independent judgment and decisions
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with commodity tracking systems.

Required Language:

  • English and Hausa required; Fulani, Kanuri and/or other local languages are a plus.

Travel:

  • Must be willing and able to travel to the filed sites in Gujba, Damaturu and Potiskum LGAs periodically to support distribution activities.

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.

Deadline: 28th August, 2020.

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

Important Information / 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. CRS’ processes and policies 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.
  • CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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