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 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.
This multi-year USAID / Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of 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 USAID / Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. Responsibilities include meeting program 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 program with USAID / Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.
Specific Job Responsibilities :
Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.
Key Working Relationships :
Supervisory : DCoP and Award Manager
Internal : Consortium Partners, CoPs and Program Managers of other CRS programs, Support Departments including Operations etc.
External : Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs), UN agencies, Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.
Agency Wide Competences (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.
Qualifications and Skills :
Required Foreign Language : English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.
Required Travel : To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment : Office environment . Please note this position will be based in the field (Adamawa State)
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.