Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.
CRS' relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years and is one of the leading International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in the country.
Through local partners, CRS has implemented programs in nearly all of the country's 36 states, focusing on agriculture, health, WASH, livelihoods and emergency response and recovery.
CRS' main programming is concentrated in the northeast region of the country implementing both humanitarian response and recovery programming.
CRS is also managing a significant malaria grant financed by The Global Fund as a Principle Recipient (PR) in select states across different regions of Nigeria.
As Country Representative you will lead, manage and advance the programming and operations objectives and the mission of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to serve the poor and vulnerable.
Your strategic leadership will enable you to advance CRS' reputation and impact while you proactively manage security and mitigate security risks and liabilities.
Ensure the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports. Oversee the development of staffing plans for large and complex projects and the recruitment process of senior staff.
Ensure strong representation to key stakeholders, including Church partners, local and national government, US government and international donors.
Provide oversight and analysis regarding monthly expenditures.
Promote accountability, learning and knowledge management overseeing application of the MEAL policy, as well as cross-sectoral and cross-
department learning. Typical Background, Experience & Requirements :
understanding of relevant donor regulations.
country travel with occasional trips outside of Nigeria Key Working Relationships : Internal Regional Office and headquarters staff, other CRS colleagues, as applicable 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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.