Position Status Regular Job Description
Job Title : Chief of Party, Rural Resilience Program
Department / Country : Nigeria
Position Type : Full time
Job Location : Based in Abuja, with travel among field locations in Nigeria.
Reports To : Deputy Country Representative, Emergency and Early Recovery
About CRS : 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 is a global leader in agricultural livelihoods programming, and promotes resilience building in impoverished, disaster-
affected, and climate change-impacted areas around the world. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently works in 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states, focusing on agriculture and livelihoods, health, and emergency programming.
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.
Responsibilities include :
Specific Responsibilities :
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.
Required Qualifications and Experience :
experience managing multi-sectoral projects including livelihoods, agricultural development, resilience, market-based approaches to economic development, climate change, food security, gender, conflict.
Required Travel : To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment : Abuja office
Disclaimer : This 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.
Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis
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