Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Project Officer (Nutrition)

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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting for Full time Project Officer (Nutrition)

Job Description

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 person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church 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 re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

Job Title: Project Officer (Nutrition)

Job Reference Code: PFN12320

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Department: Emergency Programs

Reports to: Nutrition Manager

Salary Grade: 7

Supervises: None

Job Summary

  • As a member of the FFP/EFSP project team, under the leadership of the Nutrition Manager, the Nutrition Officer is responsible for leading the execution of daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with local partner staff as well as beneficiaries.
  • Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Support nutrition partner officers, to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and implemented according to stipulated standards
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with local partner(s) to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.
  • Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • Ensure adequate availability of food and material supplies for distribution in all project locations and share monthly distribution plan with the Nutrition Manager.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal

External.

  • Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

2

Qualifications
B.Sc
Desired Course
Public Health /Nutrition
Other Requirements

Basic Qualification

  • High School Diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. Nutrition / Public Health / B.Sc or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project support. Experience in implementation of nutrition programs, including CMAM especially SFP and/or IYCF.
  • Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • 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).
  • Required Languages: English and Hausa, Kanuri preferred
  • Travel-Up to 60% fieldwork.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

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:

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship.

Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume in a single file (PDF Format) indicating "Position" being applied for and the "Job Ref Code" as the subject of the application to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)

Equal Opportunity:

  • CRS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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:

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

How to Apply

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 (e.g. Community Liaison Assistant , CLT12320 ) to email below

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)

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About Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.A member of Caritas International, the worldwide network of Catholic humanitarian agencies, CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people...
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Job Summary
Published
March 20, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Experience
Minimum of 2years
Location
Borno
Cities
Maiduguri
Deadline
March 23, 2020
Specialization
Medical/ Health /NGO / Community Services
Industries
NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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