Chief of Party Rural Resilience Program at Catholic Relief Services CRS
Catholic Relief Services
Abuja, Capital Federal, ng
3d ago
source : Ecadoo

Req Number I4504 Location Based in Abuja with travel among field locations in Nigeria Position Status Regular Position Type Full time Reports To Deputy Country Representative Emergency and Early Recovery Background CRS is preparing for an anticipated multi million dollar multi year USAID Nigeria Rural Resilience Program which will support poverty reduction for vulnerable households in Nigeria This effort will contribute to CRS agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin Job Summary The Chief of Party COP will have overall responsibility for the Rural Resilience Program Responsibilities include meeting project objectives and deliverables while providing overall leadership in technical administrative operational and management aspects The COP will act as the primary relationship manager for the project with USAID Nigeria Government of Nigeria partners and external stakeholders Specific Responsibilities Provide overall strategic guidance leadership management and general technical oversight of the entire program with a strong focus on achieving defined results Act as the key liaison with USAID Government of Nigeria all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership the donor partners and other stakeholders Lead manage supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners Ensure high quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements Required Qualifications and Experience Master s degree in International Development Management Agriculture Economics or other relevant field PhD preferred At least 10 years of international management experience At least 10 years experience in agriculture based and rural development resilience program At least 10 years of COP experience for USAID funded activities Prior experience managing USAID funded assistance projects of a similar size over US 10M and scope in developing countries experience managing multi sectoral projects including livelihoods agricultural development resilience market based approaches to economic development climate change food security gender conflict Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments donors other donor funded projects and stakeholders local organizations and partners Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements Experience with USAID rules regulations and requirements is preferred Experience working in sub Saharan Africa required Prior experience in Nigeria preferred Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications 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

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