Catholic Relief Services Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Nigeria



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.


Responsibilities


  • Directly oversee development / rehabilitation, operation, quality control, usage, cost recovery and maintenance of water infrastructure working closely with relevant government Ministries and Departments (MDAs).
  • Oversee institutional partnerships; lead on due diligence exercises, organizational capacity assessments and capacity development of participating organizations and departments.
  • Ensure institution of and compliance with comprehensive agreements / arrangements that inform pricing of services, scheduling modalities, operational and maintenance of water infrastructure and implementation of quality controls.
  • Support the CoP to provide overall technical, operational and programmatic direction of the program including staff management, coordination with consortium partners, program implementation, financial management, and liaison with other governmental and non-governmental interventions in the targeted localities.
  • Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations teams. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
    Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.
  • Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend training and technical assistance.


    Requirements


  • Mandatory: Master’s in water management, irrigation
    engineering or relevant field;
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in designing and implementing agriculture irrigation interventions, water retention storage for irrigation / livestock use activities, and water management systems.
  • International project management experience particularly in agriculture / water management programs funded by institutional donors.
  • 3 years experience managing donor funds.
  • Knowledge and experience in budget management.
  • Prior experience managing large assistance projects of a similar size and scope.
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
  • 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.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 22nd February, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist Jobs in Nigeria


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