Job title :
Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist
Department : Nigeria
Reports to : Country / Location :
Country / Location : Chief of Party
Nigeria / Adamawa
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.
CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID / Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This 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 :
including providing oversight on operations and programmatic aspects of the program. S / he will specifically lead the technical, operational and management aspects of the water infrastructure program sub-
partners; and external stakeholders.
Specific Job Responsibilities :
governmental interventions in the targeted localities.
Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.
Key Working Relationships :
Supervisory : Water for Agriculture Program Managers and Sectoral Team Leads
Internal : Consortium Partners; CoPs and Project Managers of other CRS projects; 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 :
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Knowledge of CRS partnership strategy a plus.
Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.
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 in the field (Adamawa State) .
Disclaimer : This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, 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.
EOE / M / F / D / V - CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (For all US and International positions)
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