CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS) RECRUITMENT (10 POSITIONS)

Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (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 works through local church and nonchurch partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


1) Job Title: Hygiene Promotion Officer


Job Ref Code: HPR81119
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 6
Department: Programs
Reports To: Hygiene Promotion Team Leader

Job Summary

  • The Hygiene Promotion Officer will form part of the Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilization Team in the delivery of support to IDPs in Borno State. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will work with locally recruited Community Mobilisers to lead the delivery of hygiene promotion messaging and create hygiene behavior change. The Hygiene Promotion Officer will also capitalize on their community mobilization role to support shelter/WASH infrastructure sensitization and messaging.
  • In light of the high vulnerabilities of CRS’ targeted populations, including high level of reported trauma, and significant number of child and female headed HHs, it is anticipated that this Hygiene Promotion Role will also include a focus on Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across Shelter, WASH and NFI programmes

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Hygiene Promotion & Community Mobilization
  • Help the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader in planning and implementing out needs assessments, baseline studies and conduct hygiene promotion sessions and HH visits.
  • Plan activities all field activities in communities that reduces WASH-related health risks by training and supervising Community Mobilizers
  • Create, train and organize together with Community Mobilizers monitoring Latrine Maintenance Teams
  • Monitor Latrine Maintenance Teams.
  • Under the technical supervision of the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader launch community led cleaning campaigns and identify waste collection points for MOFASA to collect and dispose in land fill.
  • Set up monitoring systems for Community Mobilizers for daily inspection of community latrines, drainages and solid waste collection points.
  • Conduct public Hygiene Promotion sessions a week in each neighborhood or village
  • Conduct once a week Hygiene Promotion session with children, plan child to child hygiene sessions and organize events every two weeks with children to raise hygiene and heath awareness.
  • Distribute Aquatabs or local equivalent and train HH and Community Mobilizers in its use and monitor residual chlorine in HH water storages.
  • Train Community Mobilizers in how to use ORS
  • Coordinate on a weekly basis with the Water, Sanitation and Shelter Field Engineer and ensure that if any repairs, upgrade are needed these are communicated.
  • Carry out mobilization of key community stakeholders including protection committee, youths, women, men and host communities to participate in community awareness events/meetings
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within the WASH sector and between sectors such as health, nutrition and shelter.
  • Organize data collected from Community Mobilisers and prepare regular activity reports and submit as requested by Hygiene Promotion Team Leader.
  • Lead/support NFI distributions as requesed.

Reporting:

  • Compile and submit timely weekly activity reports and monthly progress reports
  • Advise management about issues affecting project implementation, or key local issues affecting future project developments
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain database of protection referrals
  • Elaborate, compile and maintain key protection and gender resources library

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: public health, health or Hygiene Promotion, community development, education, or community water supply and sanitation.
  • At least three years of practical experience in relevant community development, health, WASH, or similar programs with demonstrated experience in a Gender, Protection or Community Mobilizer role, preferably with an international NGO.
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with local partner.
  • Experience and understanding of Hygiene Promotion and community mobilization in relation to water and sanitation activities.
  • Familiarity with the culture of the affected population, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on hygiene matters.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Demonstrated quantitative skills, including Microsoft Excel and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating information to a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills in English.
  • Team-oriented with strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully.
  • Demonstrated skills in training and capacity building through technical assistance and mentoring.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to key development frameworks like the Integral Human Development Framework.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Fluency in English Hausa and Kanuri.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (COB, 5:00pm),




2) Job Title: Nutrition Project Officer


Job Ref Code: NPR81119
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Nutrition Manager

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition project officer will be responsible for the overall management of the day to day activities of nutrition program in assigned locations.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Program Support:

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination plan and organize CRS community led supplementary program in project locations sites in liaison with Nutrition Manager
  • Supervise and Support nutrition partner officers, to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and implemented according to stipulated standards
  • Ensure quality engagement of community leaders / their delegates for the organization of beneficiaries in each project location.
  • Carry out weekly supervisory visits to all project locations assigned
  • Ensure adequate availability of food and material supplies for distribution in all project locations and share monthly distribution plan with the Nutrition Manager
  • Submit weekly field data and report to the Nutrition Manager
  • Report any progress and any problems in a timely manner
  • Ensure effective follow ups on beneficiaries in all project locations.
  • Identify gaps and present plans for capacity building to inform effective programing
  • Attend regular nutrition meetings and assist in any other tasks when required
  • Respect the dignity and culture of beneficiaries and other members of the community
  • Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
  • Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule
  • Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.
  • Identifying information for case studies for reports on program successes and learning

Capacity building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Senior Nutrition Officer.
  • Ensure all partner officers are familiar with their responsibilities and up to date on any changes
  • Coordinate project evaluation activities and assist partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data as per specified tools.

Qualifications and Skills
Education Qualification and Experience:

  • B.Sc. Nutrition / Public Health / BSc or equivalent
  • Experience in implementation of nutrition programs, including CMAM especially SFP and/or IYCF
  • Experience in conducting nutrition assessments and an understanding of nutritional surveillance and information systems
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathize with all beneficiaries
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing
  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills:

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.

3) Job Title: Construction Assistant


Job Ref Code: CRT81119
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 4
Department: Programs
Reports To: Construction Engineer


Job Summary

  • The Construction Assistant will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution and supervision of construction and rehabilitation activity implementation within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Construction Supervision:

  • Provide support to the Construction Engineer in executing technical assessment of proposed infrastructure for rehabilitation.
  • Support the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
  • Provide input into the development of site work plans to ensure adequate technical compliance with construction specifications in the field.
  • Provide leadership for CRS Construction Forepersons in the field to promote effective contractor supervision and management in the field
  • Ensure up-to-date and daily management of infrastructure construction and rehabilitation activities and provide line manager with periodic progress reports
  • Follow up with contractors in ensuring health, safety and environment component of the construction sites are adequately implemented.

Capacity Building:

  • Work closely with Construction Forepersons to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, construction, assessments) in construction and contractor supervision on all field sites.
  • Provide technical guidance to forepersons to utilize infrastructure quality/monitoring tools
  • Security management responsibilities:
  • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
  • Participate in personal safety training as required.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills
Typical Background, Education Experience & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/HND in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Architecture or technical related fields with rich field experience.
  • Minimum of one-year experience in field level construction supervision.
  • Good experience with contractor supervision, management and evaluation.
  • Good Knowledge of Nigerian construction standards, codes and regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
  • Proficiency with AUTOCAD engineering design software application.
  • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
  • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (COB, 5:00pm),



4) Job Title: Construction Engineer


Job Ref Code: CNR81119
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Infrastructure Team Leader


Job Summary

  • The Construction Engineer will work under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution and supervision of construction and rehabilitation activity implementation within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Project Implementation and Supervision:

  • Work with WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead in technical assessment of proposed infrastructure for rehabilitation.
  • Support the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents
  • Develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of construction activities at field-level
  • Supervise and ensure quality implementation of contractor-led construction activities related to the project
  • Monitor and inspect all assigned infrastructure contracts and provide certification reports
  • Support contractors in ensuring health, safety and environment component of the construction sites are adequately implemented.

Capacity Building:

  • Work closely with construction assistant and foremen and to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works on all field sites.
  • Support foremen to utilize simple infrastructure quality/monitoring tools.

Information Management/Reporting:

  • Provide periodic report of field site works and challenges to Team Lead.
  • Ensure that all construction/infrastructure data within the staff’s portfolio of sites is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
  • Submit regular reports related to the project to the team lead.

Security management responsibilities:

  • Responsible of the day-to-day security management as it relates to program implementation.
  • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
  • Participate in personal safety training as required.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Architecture or technical related fields with rich field experience. Professional license is a plus.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in field level construction project management and supervision.
  • Good experience with effective contractor supervision and contractor performance management and evaluation.
  • Good Knowledge of Nigerian construction standards, codes and regulations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
  • Proficiency with AUTOCAD engineering design software application.
  • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
  • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (COB, 5:00pm),



5) Job Title: Wash Field Engineer


Job Ref Code: WFR81119
Location: Borno
Band: 7
Department: Programs
Reports To: Infrastructure Team Leader
Location: Maiduguri, Borno State

Job Summary

  • The WASH Field Engineer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH/Shelter Infrastructure Team Lead, accountable for professional technical contribution to water supply and construction project activities within the framework of the Northeast emergency response program.

Specific Responsibilities
Project Design and Implementation:

  • Work with WASH/Shelter Team Lead to develop detailed, site-specific work plan to ensure adequate technical oversight of WASH interventions at the field-level
  • Carry out field-level technical assessments and data analysis
  • Supervise field-level WASH infrastructure works related to the project (e.g. supervision of contractors and suppliers)
  • Inspect all WASH Infrastructure and provide certification reports
  • Coordinate the quality component of the sites that are being supervised
  • Contribute to the development of Bills of Quantities (BoQs), technical drawings, and tender documents

Capacity Building:

  • Work closely with foremen and to provide technical expertise (e.g. mentoring, monitoring, water quality, construction, assessments) related to the planned infrastructure works carried out at each site
  • Support foremen to utilize simple infrastructure monitoring tools (e.g. checklists).
  • Support in trainings for ‘Community WASH Focal Points’ on WASH infrastructure monitoring, operations, and maintenance.

Information Management/Reporting:

  • Report the daily progress of works to Team Lead.
  • Ensure that all WASH infrastructure data within the staff’s portfolio of sites is well managed and provides an accurate representation of the reality on the ground.
  • Submit regular reports related to the project’s WASH infrastructure to team lead.
  • Security management responsibilities
  • Responsible of the day-to-day security management as it relates to program implementation.
  • Abide by the security procedures and policies and report any breaches.
  • Participate in personal safety training as required.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Technology, Hydrogeology or equivalent field experience. Professional license is a plus.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in water supply and sanitation project supervision, or construction management, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractors’ performance, preference for work within humanitarian sector
  • Knowledge of Sphere standards as relates to water supply and sanitation standards.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
  • Proficiency with engineering designs/mapping software applications (AutoCAD, QGIS, ArcGIS).
  • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where network may be limited.
  • Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building.
  • Planning and organization skills and analytical approach
  • Demonstrated experience of integrity and professionalism

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Good time management skills with ability to multitask
  • Strong customer service orientation with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Hausa and Kanuri languages are added advantage

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (COB, 5:00pm),



6) Job Title: Finance Officer
Job Ref Code: FNC11119
Location: Abuja
Band: 6
Department: Operations
Reports To: Senior Finance Officer


Job Summary

  • You will help coordinate and support the Finance department’s management of accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable
  • As part of an experienced finance team you will help coordinate daily financial activities through preparation and delivery of financial services.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze supporting documentation of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete.
  • Help ensure maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions for assigned accounts in SunSystems financial accounting package.
  • Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations. Review various accounts to detect irregularities.
  • Help evaluate and monitor subrecipient financial management processes in accordance with policy and help strengthen capacity of partner in financial accounting and transactions.
  • Prepare various, periodic and ad hoc financial reports, as needed, and perform variance analyses to assist with decision-making and proper management of financial resources.
  • Help share information with subrecipients and staff on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues and support capacity strengthening.
  • Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties, as long as segregation of duties is ensured.

Qualifications and Skills

  • B.A. Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration strongly preferred. Courses in Accounting,
  • Qualification in accounting (ACA/ACCA/CPA).
  • Minimum of three years accounting experience, preferably with an international or local NGO, or a financial/banking institution.
  • Familiarity the relevant public donors’ regulations preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and experience with Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SunSystems financial accounting package or similar financial reporting software a plus.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to detect and report inconsistencies
  • Excellent organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented
  • Ability to work collaboratively.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).



7) Job Title: Facilities Officer


Job Ref Code: FFR11119
Location: Abuja
Band: 5
Department: Operations
Reports To: Head of Administration


Job Summary

  • The position of the Facilities Officer is responsible for ensuring that office facilities, guesthouse facilities and housing for international staff are well maintained, cleaned and comfortable to live and work in.
  • This position is specifically responsible for carrying out the activities related to office facility.
  • The Facility Officer will conduct all tasks related to the management of the contract for occupancy and utilities like electricity, generators, cleaning, for the office, guesthouse, housing for international staff.

Specific Job Responsibilities
Facility Management

  • Responsible for ensuring that all spaces are in good conditions, cleaned and respecting the basic security standards used by CRS such as parking lots, garages, driveways and supplies storage areas.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all facility equipment rented by CRS are used in compliance with the agreement between the owner and CRS, in compliance with CRS’s security and safety standards;
  • Responsible for ensuring that all generators (office, guesthouse and residences) are well installed, are in good conditions and have enough diesel for running, appropriate for the charge of each house and maintained on regular basis.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Office, guesthouse and residences have all minimum required material for the emergency such as emergency signs indicators, maintained extinguishers, smoke detectors, alert, etc.
  • Managing relations with the Agencies providing electricity, water, natural gas, air-conditioning maintenance service, generator maintenance service. Assessing the quality services and sharing analysis with the Head of Administration. Ensure that all related bills are paid on time and that all related contracts are renewed on time.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the telephone provider company relations with CRS is covered by a valid contract, initiate the negotiations for better conditions and that all periodical bills are paid on time.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the monthly telephone provision plan is approved and provided in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all furniture and non-IT equipment used by CRS are in good condition, organizing repair and maintenance and building the furniture and non-IT equipment replacement plan in collaboration with the SCM team specifically the Inventory & Store management Officer.
  • Managing the relations with the Security service company for the office, guest house and residences. This work is done in collaboration with the Security Manager. Ensure that the market is assessed at least once every two years to ensure competitiveness. The Supply Chain team will be involved in assessing the market and in the choice of the Security Company.

Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Economics, Administration or Management.
  • Must be a matured, motivated, problem solving individual with high levels of initiative;
  • Minimum of three years’ relevant administrative management experience, preferably with an International Organization
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral Communication skills
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of contemporary management best practices
  • Must have excellent research and facilitation skills
  • Excellent people skills;
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Excellent knowledge of computer software – MS Office and Excel especially.
  • Must be flexible and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).



8) Job Title: MEAL Technical Advisor – HIV Care and Support
Job Ref Code: MTA11119
Location: Abuja
Band: 9
Department: Programs/FASTER
Reports To: MEAL Director


Job Summary

  • The Technical Advisor MEAL (HIV Care and Treatment) will provide MEAL technical coordination and support for FASTER Nigeria HIV Care and treat priority areas
  • S/he will coordinate MEAL system strengthening strategies for effective coordination of the HIV response at national and sub-national level
  • The MEAL TA will support the national and sub-national HIV coordination structures in the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts.
  • Specifically, the TA MEAL (HIV Care and Treatment) will provide technical support for the effective functioning of the National Data Repository (NDR) of the Federal Ministry of Health while also strengthening strategies to promote data management and data demand and use.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • MBBS/MD and/or MPH with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience in providing MEAL support to PEPFAR funded HIV Care and Treatment Programs.
  • At least 7 years of practical experience in using monitoring, evaluation and learning activities to inform activity implementation and results.
  • Strong background in PEPFAR program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for PEPFAR HIV, OVC and Adolescent programs.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Good knowledge of National HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with the Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint a plus.
  • Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills; able to develop tailored and persuasive messaging for varied audiences.
  • Experience with implementation sciences and familiarity with the use of a wide range of statistical packages is a plus
  • Proven leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, and strong interpersonal skills.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).



9) Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist – Pediatric HIV Care & Treatment


Job Ref Code: SPT11119
Location: Lagos
Reports to: Zonal Coordinator
Department: Programs/FASTERSalary
Grade: 8


Project Background

  • FASTER (Faith-based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) project is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project.
  • Funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building PEPFAR Implementing partners and FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at sub-national and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.
  • FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in Nigeria where government, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric and adolescents’ HIV case finding,testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.

Job Summary

  • The Senior Technical Specialist – HIV Care & Treatment will provide technical coordination and for quality assurance for the FASTER Nigeria pediatric and adolescents HIV Care and Treatment strategies and ensure that FASTER adheres to national and international evidence based technical assistance strategies for Pediatric HIV Careand Treatment Programs.
  • The Senior Technical Specialist –HIV Care & Treatment will facilitate technical collaboration between FASTER project HIV Care and Treatment team and HIV technical teams of Government coordinating structures and PEPFAR HIV Care and Treatment Implementing partners.
  • S/he will oversee the Pediatric and adolescents’ HIV technical strategies of FASTER along the priority actions providing technical leadership and trainings for implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes and ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan.

Roles and Key Responsibilities
Program Quality and Technical Coordination:

  • Project focal point for strategies towards strengthening State Coordination platforms for effective pediatric and adolescents’ HIV service delivery to improve Pediatric case identification, bridge Pediatric enrollment gaps and increase number of CLHIV on treatment.
  • Support State government and PERFARs efforts to scale up the use of optimal ARV regimens inchildren and adolescents
  • Strengthen active collaboration with OVC partners including their involvement in case finding efforts using HIV risk screening tools and linkage to HTS
  • Support Implementing partners to conduct pediatric and adolescent ART-specific supportive supervision, mentorship or coaching visits to closely monitor implementation, optimization and transition of eligible children and adolescents to TLD.
  • Strengthen/Establish system to support MMD & MSD for children and adolescents on ART
  • Support the training and capacity building of HCWs and Caregivers on age-appropriate HIV status disclosure among children and adolescents living with HIV Support the training/capacity building of HCWs on how to deliver Enhanced Adherence Counselling (EAC) to children and adolescents with unsuppressed VL
  • Support the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines on pediatric and adolescents ART for government and faith-based institutions
  • Champion strategies to strengthen inter/intra-facility linkages towards improved health systems for pediatric ART with focus on service delivery, optimize health workforce (including guidelines/ SOPs on task shifting), procurement/supply chain management of essential medicines and health
  • Support innovative approach to creatingdemand for increased uptake of Pediatric and adolescent HIV services
  • Provide oversight to ensure the achievement of FASTER project Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment objectives in the various implementing states within the catchment zone.
  • Support capacity building of HIV service providers to support adolescent friendly services and generate trust.
  • Support the development of effective strategies for linkage to care and treatment of children living with HIV.
  • Support the development and rapid evaluation of better screening tools to strategically identify children and adolescents in need of HIV testing.
  • Support the roll –out of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) models to improve ART uptake and treatment retention amongst children and adolescents in Faith –based and Non –Faith based settings.
  • Support the scale-up of OTZ initiatives across Comprehensive Care and Treatment (CCT) sites within the catchment zone.Representation and Learning:
  • In consultation with the Technical Advisor HIV Care and Treatment, represent the FASTER Project on relevant state level technical forums and government engagement as required. Ensure necessary technical assistance and training is provided to partners to develop capacity to implement HIV/AIDS support activities as per the project requirement.
  • Provide high level technical support for program innovation and learning; foster regular discussions with key stakeholders as appropriate; to facilitate cross sector learning on Pediatric HIV, OVC and adolescent programs.
  • Support the FASTER project to develop success stories and innovative that work in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment.

Qualifications and Skills

  • A primary medical qualification (MBBS) plus a Master’s Degree in Public Health or its equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in HIV/AIDS programming
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management positions with progressive technical and management responsibilities.
  • Experience working in PEPFAR funded comprehensiveHIV and OVC projects.
  • Strong background in program implementation; experience in supervising and providing technical assistance for roll-out of evidence-based HIV and OVC programming strategies.
  • Familiarity with the National HIV Care and Treatment guidelines (Pediatric & Adult) and experience working with the Ministry of Health and other relevant entities.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019; (Time: COB – 5:00pm).


How to Apply from 1 to 9 vacancies:
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating “Position” being applied for and the “Job Ref Code” as the subject of the application application (e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org


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Equal Employer Opportunity:

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’



10) Job Title: Consultant – Feasibility Assessment of Water Infrastructures and Grazing Reserves


Code: FWG11119
Location: Adamawa
Job Type: Short Term


Description

  • Through local partners, 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
  • USAID recently awarded a new project to Catholic Relief Services – Nigeria Program called Water for Agriculture (WFA) Project.

Primary Purpose

  • The purpose of the program is to assist USAID implement Water for Agriculture (WFA) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will undertake the rehabilitation/construction of water points (earth dams, weirs, diversion–gravity systems, boreholes and basin irrigation systems) in 7 LGAs.
  • This 3-years activity will increase agricultural production and income for over 50,000 herders and 4,000 farmers in an equitable, inclusive and sustainable manner. The WFA activity will cover Kaga, Biu and Kwaya Kusar Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State; Gombi and Mayo-Belwa LGAs of Adamawa; and Jakusko and Bursari LGAs of Yobe State.
  • In view of the above, CRS intends to engage the services of a consultant to carry out an extensive feasibility study including desk review, field assessments, and associated preliminary surveys to determine the status of water infrastructure in the target locations.

Main Tasks/Deliverables
The specific objectives for water infrastructure are:

  • To review previous reports on water infrastructure in the BAY states such as earth and sand dams, weirs, irrigation channels, reservoirs and boreholes.
  • To conduct water use assessment (water foot print) to estimate the amount of water usage/water volume that will be required to serve the producer groups (herders and farmers) around the grazing reserve or located water source.
  • To collect data/information on existing water rights and management structures, gender mainstreaming in water infrastructure management and the cost recovery models used in operations and maintenance of water infrastructure in the locations.
  • Assess possible impact of climate change on the hydrological characteristics using some scenarios (without climate change, with low-level climate change and with high-level climate change) drawing from existing literature.
  • Assess if farmers/herders have other potable water sources for human consumption in the locations, how long does it take them (in minutes) to access these water sources and quantity of water available/person/day.
  • Assess the environmental risks associated with agricultural production in the locations.

The specific objectives for agriculture are:

  • Determine the size of arable farmland and grazing reserves, the crop types grown, the type of farming systems adopted and the number of herders and farmers that benefit from water infrastructure in the targeted locations.
  • Gain understanding of the existing areas of collaboration between herders and farmers and how to further ensure sustainability of these areas of collaborations.

Required Qualifications

  • A University Degree in Geosciences or Civil Engineering
  • A relevant post graduate degree in Engineering Geology or Civil Engineering with 10 years post graduate experience.
  • The individual should also have some experience in water for agriculture or other related areas.
  • The individual should be registered and up to date in the membership of relevant professional body.
  • The consultant should also have good use of mapping software (ArcGIS, QGIS) to map features, e.g. water points, soil, vegetation, etc. on maps.
  • Knowledge of English knowledge and excellent writing skills are mandatory.
  • Capacity to self-manage, work independently and remotely and deliver on time.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management, and ability to work independently (seeking clarification when needed in a timely manner) and to meet deadlines and work under pressure.

Time and Level of Effort

  • The consultancy services will be for the duration of 27 days
  • Kindly see link to complete terms of reference: http://bit.ly/2C5quti

Payment Schedule

  • CRS will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable daily consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. CRS will reimburse operational and logistical costs if they are identified and approved by the Consultancy Manager in advance.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
14th November, 2019.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest (EOI) along with a detailed Resume attached as one document in PDF indicating the title of the consultancy and the consultancy code – FWG11119 to: tenders.ngr@crs.org


Note: Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Equal Employer Opportunity

  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, colour, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

Safeguarding

  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviours related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Statement of Commitment to Protection

  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

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