Job Vacancy: Job title: Head of Programming II, Nigeria
Job description: Job Description:
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 programs in Nigeria this year will have $160M in total programming value and, in 2022, reached over 80M direct participants, representing one of the largest Country Programs in the agency. CRS’ portfolio in Nigeria boasts a robust health sector representing over 60% of programming, a growing livelihoods sector and strong emergency and early recovery portfolio in northeast Nigeria. Health programming includes investments in health systems strengthening, disease control programs (malaria, polio and HIV/AIDS), and integrated child health and nutrition, while livelihoods work is focused on social cohesion, cash and market-based programming, strengthening value chains, and harnessing the private sector for improved livelihoods. Our work in the northeast comprises an integrated approach to emergencies and early recovery focusing on shelter, WASH, livelihoods, nutrition, social cohesion and infrastructure. The Nigeria Country Program is also implementing a new strategy that seeks to position the agency as a leader in providing technical assistance to local government and non-governmental partners in Nigeria, in the use of technology to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of development and emergency programming (ICT4D) and in resilience programming. Within this new strategy is the implementing of the concept of the “Magic Triangle”, which brings together monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning (MEAL), marketing & communications (Marcomm) and business development (BD). This is being done with the goal of utilizing project and program quality experiences, in support of country programming positioning and advocacy for optimal impact at scale.
As a member of the Nigeria Country Program (CP) Leadership Team (LT) and Senior Management Team (SMT), the Head of Programming (HoP) will provide overall strategic direction, leadership, and management of the CP’s programming to ensure the establishment and successful implementation of large and complex programming serving the poor and vulnerable. Your leadership, management and knowledge will enable the CP to deliver high-quality programming and continuously work toward improving the impact of its programming. As part of the LT, you will support the Country Representative and Security Manager to proactively manage security and mitigate security risks
About Us: 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.
About the Team:
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding the rights and dignity of all people – especially children and vulnerable adults – to live free from abuse and harm.
CRS welcomes candidates from the countries and regions in which we work. In the event the successful candidate is an expatriate or global telecommuter, the anticipated duration of the assignment is informed by a term limit, based on the type and level of the job and the needs of the agency.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Location: Abuja, FCT
Job date: Sun, 03 Dec 2023 03:20:17 GMT
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