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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 nonchurch 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 peacebuilding programming.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

1. Job Title: Award Management Officer

Job Ref Code: I5084
Location: Maiduguri,Borno
Job Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The Award Management Officer I, under the direct supervision of the DCR Emergency and Early Recovery and working in close collaboration with the DCR for Operations, NE Operations Manager, Emergency Coordinator, Program Managers, Business Development Manager and Head of Finance and Grants will be responsible for the following.

Specific Responsibilities
Grants management and compliance:

  • Serve as principle point of contact on emergency grant management and compliance issues with sub-grantees, CRS/Nigeria Finance, and CP Compliance staff. Monitor 3 Resilience Grants with head offices in Yola, Adamawa State
  • Lead the review of any new granting/contracting mechanisms to ensure adherence to donor requirements related to eligibility for CRS/partners, budget presentation, acceptability of cost allocation and other proposal requirements.
  • Support timely agreement/contract development/review/approval, both at the level of CRS and partners, ensuring adherence to both internal CRS and donor requirements.
  • Anticipate and respond to donor requests related to contracts, grant budgets and spending
  • Anticipate and respond to CRS and sub-grantee questions related to contracts, grant budgets and spending, and try to encourage information sharing that will allow them to become familiar with requirements and practices of enforcement of donor/CRS finance policy.
  • Ensure access for grant and programming staff to relevant internal CRS and US Government/Other external policy manuals/updates to ensure accountable and efficient program performance.
  • Track liability to donors (A/C 3031/3032/3034) for awards funded in the North-Eastern region.
  • Follow up with the NE DFM on any identified issues/questions on contract conditions/need for modifications or clarification.
  • Review, communicate and monitor compliance with donor requirements related to staffing, purchasing, asset management and reporting.
  • Identify compliance gaps and related solutions — including differences between donor and internal CRS policies and procedures, including cost allocation.
  • Track grant/contract compliance via application of existing mechanism (i.e., grants startup checklist) and through the development/testing/roll out/implementation of new tools as and when required.
  • Take the lead in monitoring timely grant/contract closure — engaging both finance and program staff well in advance of closure deadlines and advising on issues related to staffing, disposition and reporting.
  • Ensure the timely reporting to senior management of any identified compliance risks.
  • Review and approve cash disbursement advance journals, ensuring accurate postings particularly to accounts 1231, 1232, and 6166. Ensure that advances to partners are liquidated in a timely manner.
  • Monitor timely reconciliation of project material stocks both at partner and CRS level with distribution reports. Advise of stock status when nearing grant completion.
  • Organize and facilitate regular and ad-hoc meetings with Programming Team, Finance team, Operations team to plan workflow and address finance and grant compliance issues.
  • Monitor Resilience Grants (STaR, IITA, Water for Agriculture).

Internal Control Assessment:

  • Ensure adherence to record-keeping as per donor and CRS Internal requirements. Monitor application and address gaps as needed.
  • Ensure timely closure of audit recommendations related to donor compliance; participate in preparation, implementation and monitoring of related action plans.
  • Lead site visits to partners to assess adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and partner policies and procedures. Report findings to program management including proposed follow-up with sub-grantees based on issues surfaced.
  • Advise on GAAP and basic accounting records to be maintained at sub-grantees.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring and assessment of partner capacity to accurately record and post all transactions.
  • Ensure adequate response and monitoring to implement recommendations of all financial audits and partner capacity assessments
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of the Sub-recipient Financial Management policy. Ensure all Partners are effectively assessed; categorized and all Internal Control Improvement Plans are fully implemented.
  • Lead and coordinate the update of award data in Gateway for all projects implemented in the NE
  • Organize external firm audits in accordance with grant requirements and in collaboration with the Project Manager and Procurement Officer
  • Provide guidance and support for the timely assessment of partner financial management capacity and ability to adhere to any specific donor requirements. Develop related action plan with program and finance staff to address any capacity/system gaps.
  • Ensure that partners have systems of effort reporting and bidding process for procurements in collaboration with the procurement officer.
  • Work on initiatives to address most frequent audit findings and accountability issues related to USAID and other grants.
  • Monitor implementation of action/corrective action plans relative to both internal and external audits in the grants management area

Financial Management and Analysis:

  • Take the lead in working with Program Managers/Coordinators in the preparation of donor financial reports and invoices and facilitate Finance review prior to submission to HQ.
  • Review budget comparison reports to ensure adherence to restrictions on line item flexibility and stated restrictions on accepted costs. Support follow up actions to resolve any identified problems.
  • Review and assess Cost Allocation (CA) impact on budget on a regular basis, promptly flag any significant issue to the attention of the relevant PM and the DCR – NE.
  • Design effective budget monitoring tools, generate and review monthly reporting and lead regular meetings with program managers to review issues and trends identified.
  • Monitor the budgets and expenses at least on a monthly basis and ensure that the aggregate budget for CRS and local partners is maintained accurately at the donor approved levels throughout the year and commitments to local partners do not exceed the available budget.
  • Ensure timely receipt and review of monthly expenditure reports from partner organizations.
  • Approve local partner budget updates and liquidation reports for the CRS finance team to process.
  • Ensure documentation of partner liquidation reviews outlining justification of all rejected expenses and detailing improvements required.
  • Design and generate partner outstanding advance aging reporting and follow up with partners and program/project managers to encourage timely liquidation.
  • Verify estimates of partner cash needs and in collaboration and coordination with Program/Project Managers, develop quarterly cash forecast to ensure sufficient cash flow and timely disbursement to support activity implementation. Ensure quarterly cash forecast is submitted to Finance no later than 10th each month
  • Ensure that partners keep supporting documents for all financial transactions and ledgers for Fixed Assets, Purchase Requisitions, Cash Receipts and Disbursement.
  • Lead the development and review of budget for new proposals and ensure accuracy of direct and allocated direct charges along with the proposal;

Capacity Building:

  • Through formal training, on the job support and monitoring, build the capacity of CRS and partner staff in grants/contract compliance. Facilitate the development of Scopes of Work for TDY support as and when needed and monitor TDY performance.
  • Prepare and implement training and technical assistance as needed to address capacity needs and reinforce grant management, e.g., financial management, budget analysis, policies and procedures, GAAP and basic accounting, etc. …
  • Conduct staff orientation in donor and CRS financial management policies, procedures and standards in collaboration and coordination with the Head of Finance and Grants.
  • Lead training to Program/Project Manager and to Partners on budgeting and in coordination and collaboration with Program/Project Managers, provide technical support to finalize Partners’ annual budgets.
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of institutional capacity assessment and periodic review of potential new partner organizations.
  • Conduct and coordinate with Program/Project Managers monitoring visits to partner organizations to assess adequacy of internal controls and to provide onsite mentoring and technical assistance. Detail site findings and ensure implementation of recommendations/corrective action plan and follow-up requirements.
  • Actively participate in program meetings as appropriate to effectively plan and collectively coordinate financial and programmatic activities in conjunction with partner capacity building initiatives.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal:Head of Finance and Grants, Deputy Finance Managers for GL and Grant Compliance, finance team, NE Operations Manager, Emergency Coordinator, DCR-Operations, Program Managers and Chief of Party, Country Representative, Procurement Manager, Administrative Officer, HR Officer, IT Officer, Internal Auditors.
  • External: Donors, Subrecipients, Suppliers and External Auditors

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Will supervise Grant Managers and Grant/Project Accountants across the various awards in the 3 NE States (CGO).

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting, required.
  • A University degree in Accounting, preferred.
  • Professional qualification in accounting (ACCA, CPA or equivalent), preferred.
  • Minimum seven years relevant work experience w/ NGO, of which three years should be in USG finance and compliance. Very strong finance background.
  • Experience managing USG and/or other donor grant awards.
  • Auditing experience, a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability in building capacity and providing training and technical assistance, and experience working with church partners.
  • Proven ability to be an effective supervisor of staff of varying levels of responsibility.
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and other appropriate software)
  • Self-guided, strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Excellent communication, coaching and facilitation skills.
  • SUN System/ Q&A exposure and competence will be an added advantage, or ability to learn quickly.

Required Foreign Language:

  • English.

Required Travel:

  • The position is based in Maiduguri requiring travel 40% of the time on average to field offices in Yobe and Adamawa States as well as to Abuja where the Country Office is located.

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

2. Job Title: Consultant – Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor Assessment Study in Target Communities of Adamawa and Borno

Job Ref Code: MDP51219
Location: Borno


  • This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done to conduct an output market dynamics and production factor assessment study in target communities in Adamawa and Borno States in Northeast Nigeria under the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity. The work required by this TOR includes developing and testing the tools, data collection and documentation.


  • For many years, the communities of the Northeast of Nigeria have faced chronic, multi-dimensional and inter-related vulnerability factors, including high levels of poverty; regular periods of insufficient harvests and pasture availability; economic marginalization; regular droughts due to climatic instability, unpredictable access to water resources, ongoing conflict, gender inequality, a large youth population with limited economic prospects, inadequate systems of governance, and Global Acute Malnutrition rates of 10-15%.These existing vulnerabilities and structural factors of fragility are now deepened in the current crisis. In March 2019, over 4.5 million individuals were affected by the ongoing crisis in the northeast, including over 2.6 million internally displaced and refugees.
  • 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 is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Integrated Agriculture Activity. The two-year Activity issued under the US Government’s Global Food Security Act was awarded by USAID Nigeria to IITA and its partners on 19th July 2019 as part of USAID’s contributions to the economic recovery in the North East seeks to support vulnerable populations to engage in basic farming activities that will improve food security, increase agricultural incomes and improve resilience among smallholder farmers and their families in Adamawa and Borno states.
  • The Activity will work with a coalition of partners to facilitate improved agro-inputs and extension advisory services to serve vulnerable populations, strengthen the institutions that form the market system and the networks that serve smallholder farmers who have been disenfranchised by conflict, and facilitate the engagement of youth and women in commercial agribusiness activities.

Primary Purpose

  • The main objective of the Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor (including labour) assessment study is to provide practical recommendations and input to inform CRS’ market system programming and entrepreneurial activities (component 2) under the Integrated Agriculture Activity. The study aims to identify output market dynamics and production factor, identify actors involved in the value chain assessed their linkages as well, value added, employable vocational skills trades and profitable small-scale businesses to support and income-generating activities for which there is market demand, considering target population, local community dynamics and cultural preferences. In addition, identify which elements of the chain could/should be strengthened for developing strong linkages between production and output market actors and for the producers to be able to capture larger share of the gross margins. Locate which elements represent barriers or obstacles to overcome.
  • The assessment will define, develop and provide CRS with tailor-made and key output market sector-driven information in the targeted areas on the types of activities and partnerships needed to offer economic and livelihoods opportunities which are secure and profitable in the Northeast for people especially women and youth to engage in.
  • Furthermore, the study will identify or investigate the current demand and potential demand for value chain outputs, their various market destinations and related price trends to identify constraints, barriers and opportunities. Specify past price trends and price volatility and present future price outlook at the national, in the selected area; describe and evaluate the feasibility of commercialization and output market linkages needed in the Northeast.
  • Also, the assessment shall examine the input and output market and their structure, procurement processes, post-harvest processes, identification of final buyer for output market, type of contractual arrangements and transaction costs involved. Analyze degree of competitiveness, the existence of monopolies and market share segmentation for both input and output markets; and identification of potential lead firms for each value chain. The study will analyse beneficiaries’ livelihood and labour market participation behaviours, resilience status and preferences.
  • The potential contributors to postharvest market loss in markets and reasons for reduced loss in the road-side markets are likely to be multifaceted. Diverse market participation (commercial-scale farmers through to semi-subsistence farm surplus), poor road infrastructure, the lack of a cool chain, limited or poor packaging, and inadequate market storage facilities needs to balance against potential supply chain practices that seek to mitigate or lessen potentially elevated postharvest loss. These elements need to be investigated more deeply on how this plays out the North East
  • Assessment data collection, analysis and submission of final report is expected to be completed within a period of 20 calendar days with the consultant availability from December 5, 2019 – January 20, 2020, upon signing of the Contract.

Scope and Geographical Coverage:

  • The Output Market Dynamics and production factor assessment should be conducted regarding the cultural environment and the social or political processes that enable or inhibit access to work and other livelihood opportunities; diversity in the households’ population, in terms of their socio-economic status i.e. the livelihood assets, market standards and strategies that households and individual men and women use to survive.
  • The Output Market Dynamics assessment should include identification of institutions and existing programs that support or can potentially support demand for value chain outputs development and create economic opportunities in the hosting areas. In addition, assessment of the socio-economic context of the producer profile, specifying costs of production, the farm gate price and average production household whose main is a target crop. The assessment should also aim to characterize the market status, trends, drivers and barriers as well as stakeholder needs and influence Recommended output market opportunities should be based on specification of services and service conditions provided to producers by input providers, traders, processors, banking institutions, commercial extension providers as well as services provided to producers by government services.
  • Evidence of market demand should be included in the report.
  • The output market dynamics assessment will cover identifying and appraising the set of interactions taking place among agents and the formal and/or informal rules governing them and provide a reference as to what to expect in the target area and include all or aspects of existing on-going market system activities in these target locations.
  • The assessment will cover both the rural and peri-urban communities in the 12 LGAs where Feed the Future Integrated Agriculture Activity is currently being implemented. The LGAs are Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani in Borno State and, Song, Yola South, Fufore, Hong, Gombi, Demsa and Guyuk LGAs in Adamawa State.

Approach and Method
The Consultant should propose the detailed approach and methodology for the assessment, based on the general guidelines provided below. The methodology should be, gender-sensitive, and cover all LGAs (Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani in Borno State and, Song, Yola South, Fufore, Hong, Gombi, Demsa and Guyuk LGAs in Adamawa State), where the project is implemented.

Note that the following points are indicative, and the specific approaches/methodologies used will be finalized between CRS and the Consultant during Contract negotiations:

  • Conduct a comparative analysis of pre-and post-crisis situation of the output market.
  • Map existing market systems and identify key value chains (size of the markets, volume of sales, market integration/segmentation, supply and demand for products and services, etc.). Identify sectors and value chains that are not overly saturated and present potential for growth, profitability and employment. Include information on value chain entry-points that would be accessible for youths with little or no formal employment experience.
  • Identify and map out both on-farm and off-farm livelihoods and output market opportunities existing around Integrated Agriculture Activity intervention. Provide a clear picture of the challenges and barriers of potential service providers and measures for addressing constraints identified in the target area with attention to gender considerations;
  • Assess the agriculture produce value chain and identify potential value addition businesses viable in the targeted area putting into consideration the target population and local community dynamics and cultural preferences as well as the market demand.
  • Map market actors and institutions operating and delivering goods and services in the area; Provide information to inform business development service market based on skill gaps and demand in market. This should include feasibility of commercialization and market linkages needed value chain opportunities in the targeted LGAs.
  • Identify key markets which are secure and profitable for conflicted people to engage in.
  • The tools and specific methodological approaches will be discussed and agreed between CRS and the Consultant.

Primary assessment methods will include (but are not limited to the following):

  • Consultative inception meeting with Senior Agriculture and Livelihoods Advisor and other key Integrated Agriculture Activity stakeholders to ensure shared understanding of scope, methodologies, approaches and tools
  • Key informant interviews
  • Desk review: documents, reports and literature review
  • Data/records review and analysis
  • Agronomic production profile from the value chain assessed
  • Focus group discussions with beneficiaries and stakeholders (especially youth and women), identification of key chain actors, interview them where possible.
  • Specific surveys (incl. analysis of business development service market for the chains, market trends, prices, and employment)
  • A formal presentation of the key draft findings at the Integrated Agriculture Activity team at CRS office in Yola is required. The Consultant should keep the CRS team regularly informed of progress on key issues that may require additional direction or suggestions for other key informants or reference materials.

The final report should be analytical and user-friendly, detailing key findings and providing clear and forward-looking recommendations. The report will be drafted with a length between 30 and 50 standard A4 pages with an executive summary of no more than 3-4 pages (1800 characters/page). All reports and deliverables should be completed in English; be free of typo or grammatical errors; and be a polished document ready for publication. This means the document contains no factual errors or inaccuracies and citations are properly used. The structure of the report will be agreed between CRS team and the Consultant.

The following is an illustrative list of deliverables required under the Consultancy. The final list will be agreed upon/approved in the Consultant contract:

  • Desk review report summarizing key findings
  • Inception report, with detailed assessment work plan (maximum 5 pages), following the desk review;
  • Draft Output Market Dynamics and production factor (including labour) assessment report for CRS comment;
  • Presentation of draft findings with CRS after submission of the draft Output Market Dynamics and labour market assessment report;
  • Soft copies of all quantitative and qualitative data collection tools, interview guides, etc. used;
  • Soft copies of both raw and final, clean quantitative data set with syntax, in a readable format, with accompanying codebook/data dictionary;
  • Soft copy of qualitative matrices and;
  • Final report addressing feedback/comments from CRS on the draft report and initial presentation of findings.

Required Qualifications
CRS seeks expressions of interest from Consultant(s) with the following skills/qualifications in conducting field assessments. Key requirements of the Consultant(s) include:

  • Postgraduate Degree in any one of the following fields: Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Entrepreneurship, Statistic, Social Science, Development Economics, Development Studies, or other fields related with strong background in relevant sector analysis and in economics etc;
  • At least 5-10 years relevant experience and proven expertise in conducting assessments and studies in the field of agriculture and rural development, and development of enterprise support institutions in relation to market system, labour markets; socio-economic and/or; micro and small enterprise development; employment promotion; private sector development; and/or income generating activities. Relevant specific experience with conducting these types of assessments/studies in Northeast Nigeria desirable;
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative research and assessment report writing;
  • Good eye for details; adherence to logic; and capacity for inductive reasoning;
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, communication and team coordination skills;
  • Excellent networking skills with private and public sector institutions;
  • Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to conduct discussions with a diversity of people ranging from senior management to project participants;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to rural communities in Northeast Nigeria and work in a complex and security-sensitive environment. Proficiency in local language(s) in the area is desirable.

Payment Schedule

  • CRS will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical costs if they are identified and approved by the Consultancy Manager in advance.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% or 10% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees for individuals or organizations in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
COB Wedenesday, 17th December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF, indicating the consultancy being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Consultancy for the Output Market Dynamics and Production Factor Assessment Study in Target Communities of Adamawa and Borno – MDP51219) and attach MS Word documents to: [email protected]

3. Job Title: RRM Program Manager I

Job Ref Code: RPM51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno (with frequent field travel)
Department: Programs
Reports To: Emergency Response Program Manager II
Band: 8

Project Background
It is estimated that 3.5 million people will require shelter and non-food items (NFIs) assistance in 2019, showing a significant increase over 2018 and representing the second and third highest priority need across all IDPs. These needs are excepted to continue growing, with a regular influx of new IDPs on a regular basis. In July 2019 over 8,000 new IDP arrivals were recorded in the NE, with the rainy season (July-September) putting these already vulnerable populations at further risk. While NGOs, UN and other actors have ongoing support programs, only 39% of the estimated funding need has been committed to the 2019-2020 response plan, leaving a large gap for immediate responses.

With initial funding in 2019 the CRS emergency team was able to train a core team of over 20 staff in rapid response best practices related to both program quality and supply chain and carried out rapid NFI and food assistance to over 400 HHs affected by severe flooding in August/September 2019. Following the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) pilot in FY19, new funding has been secured through September 2020 to support the expansion and immediate staffing needs of the RRM while seeking longer-term funding from other sources. With current funding, CRS aims to provide immediate life-saving WASH and shelter NFI and food interventions for 1,000 sudden onset disaster and conflict-affected households in Borno State, with emphasis on, but not limited to, Gubio, Jere/MMC, Kaga, Magumeri, Mobbar, Gujba and Gulani LGAs.

Primary Function
You will manage programming in the Country Program (CP) for Rapid Response Mechanisms, designing and implementing projects advancing 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 its programming. Reporting to the OFDA PM II for Emergency Response, the RRM PM I will undertake the following responsibilities related to project cycle management, technical direction, and program development:

Program Quality and Implementation:

  • Manage and implement all activities throughout relevant project cycles – project design, start-up, implementation and close-out – to ensure efficient and effective implementation in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices
  • Ensure quality and timely field level implementation of the RRM program against set objectives, targets and work plans
  • Ensure that RRM programing utilizes international best practices, policies and guidelines, in line with CRS’ RRM SOPs, developing new SOPs as needed
  • In coordination with the MEAL team, ensure adherence to CRS MEAL Policies and Procedures (MPP) and actively monitor activities through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and take timely decisions to resolve issues
  • Provide inputs to relevant Sector leads within CRS emergency teams and represent CRS at working group meetings and coordination forums for RRM coordination as needed at the LGA and state level
  • Develop new and manage existing relationships with key stakeholders and potential collaborators for RRM programs.

Budget Management:

  • Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to project needs. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources
  • Conduct monthly budget reviews, ensuring on track project spending, in line with budget and DIP
  • Program Development and Strategic Planning
  • Identify opportunities for program and proposal development in line with CRS and donor guidelines
  • Participate in proposal writing and budget development processes for RRM programs, focusing on opportunities from rapid funding streams, such as START Network
  • Lead technical assessments as a basis for RRM program development when necessary to monitor evolving needs of the target communities and adjust programmatic priorities as necessary.

Capacity Building:

  • Identify training needs and develop capacity building sessions for CRS emergency teams-pertaining to RRM best practice, on-job training, technical guidance and coaching sessions
  • Ensure appropriate support to the RRM field activity teams through regular field visits and providing targeted technical feedback
  • Monitor staffing needs for field activities and coordinate with the OFDA PM II for requesting staff time from emergency program staff, providing input/feedback to relevant supervisors on performance of their staff in the field.


  • Support the development of field-based reports and ensure proper documentation of all distributions
  • Work with MEAL teams to develop success stories following activities
  • Complete donor reports according to donor reporting schedule

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Emergency Response PM IIs (OFDA and FFP), Emergency Coordinator, emergency programming teams, OFDA MEAL team, MEAL coordinator,security team and operations (supply chain, HR, admin, finance) team
  • External: WASH,CCCM/Shelter/NFI and Food Security Coordination Mechanism, IOM, UN agencies, local leaders and community members, partner agencies

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in managing light to moderately complex NFI and/or food projects required, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Proven experience in project design and implementation, budgeting and ï¬Financial management in RRM
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, and program management
  • Experience contributing to the development of technical proposals
  • MEAL skills and experience preferred
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Kobo Collect, RedRose, Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems
  • Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • 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
  • Fluency in local languages, Hausa and Kanuri.


  • Regular travel within Borno State and some occasional travel to other BAY states

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:

  • Serves With Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2019.

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” as the subject of the application application (e.g. RRM Program Manager I, RPM51219) to: [email protected]
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4. Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Job Ref Code: HPR51219
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader
Job Summary

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support IDPs in Borno State.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change.
  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS’ targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilisation:

  • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
  • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
  • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
  • Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
  • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
  • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
  • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion sessions with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
  • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
  • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
  • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
  • Carry out 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 coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requested.
  • Reporting
  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of Degree and should have knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
  • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partners
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.

Application Closing Date
17th December, 2019; (Time – COB i.e. 5:00pm)

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” as the subject of the application application (e.g. Hygiene Promotion Officer, NPR81119) to: [email protected]
Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)
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Important Information/Notice

  • The above job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
  • “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’’.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

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