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

Requisition Number I3355 Location nbsp Based in Abuja with travel among field locations in Nigeria Position Type Full Time Band D FLSA Exempt Reports To Deputy Country Representative Agriculture and Livelihoods 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 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 Required Qualifications and Experience Masters in international development management agriculture economics or other relevant field At least 10 years of international management experience At least 5 years experience in agriculture based and rural development At least 5 years in a senior management role for USAID funded activities strongly preferred Prior experience managing USAID funded assistance projects of a similar size 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 Required Travel To field locations in Nigeria Disclaimer This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill effort duties and responsibilities associated with the position CRS rsquo talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

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