Catholic Relief Services Social Cohesion Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Social Cohesion Assistant 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 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.


Project Implementation and Technical Support - Weight:

  • Assist in the day-to-day implementation of social cohesion activities and capacity improvements of the program (both at the administrative level and in the field), including oversight of staff under this specific component. - (70 Weight)
  • Support implementation of social cohesion activities in the target communities of intervention
  • Support to identify technical support needs of partners and facilitate capacity building trainings and other supports to program partners on social accountability.
  • Support the efforts to engage with local governments, community members, and displaced communities on constructive activities to improve local governance and service delivery, as well as advance peace-building initiatives.
  • Support coordination of CRS social cohesion activities with similar initiatives funded by other donors / implemented by government MDAs / various stakeholders.
  • Support efforts to increase community participation in local peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
  • With supervision of the Social Cohesion officer implement activities to support a stabilization-enabling environment, such as social reconciliation, trauma-healing activities, or any other activity that fosters a willingness to engage in peace building.

    Coordination and Representation:

  • Support the social cohesion officer to effectively contribute to monitoring of cohesion activities in target communities.
  • Work closely with other STaR and CRS staff to liaise with community members, including displaced communities to draft community development plans and link these plans to the government budgeting process and / or to other development initiatives including DFID funded PERL and Government of Germany funded / GIZ-managed projects -
    (5 Weight)

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):

  • In coordination with the MEAL Officer, ensure timely and quality capturing of MEAL data on social cohesion project component.
  • Ensure timely completion of project performance tools including detailed implementation plans (DIPs) and indicator tracking tables (ITT). - (25 Weight)
  • Provide regular (using standardized formats) and ad hoc reporting on implementation to the STaR leadership, CRS Nigeria leadership and the donor as directed by the Program Manager.


  • Critical: Outgoing personality with local language skills and advanced level of intra and inter-personal communication.
  • Critical: Advanced security awareness and experience in similar environment.
  • Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Administration or relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Essential: Minimum 2 years of experience in management of governance projects in developing countries. Experience in Nigeria and particularly the North East will be a bonus.
  • Essential: Demonstrated experience in designing governance trainings and establishing governance structures at both the community and government levels.
  • Essential: Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
  • Essential: Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English, Hausa and Arabic.
  • Added advantage: Proven experience in working closely with government MDAs in Nigeria. Thorough understanding of the Nigerian Government structure at the National, State and LGA levels.
  • Added advantage: Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Added advantage: Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Social Cohesion Assistant Jobs in Nigeria

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