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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Job Opportunity at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 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 non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peace building and Health/HIV programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer - Food Security and Livelihood

 Yobe State

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Under the leadership of the Food Security Program Manager, the Food Security and Livelihoods Project Officer (FSLPO) is responsible for conducting and facilitating daily project activities in her/his geographic location, while maintaining relationships with local partner staff as well as vendors and beneficiaries.
  • The FSLPO, in collaboration with the local partner, will lead and validate beneficiary selection, ensure compliance with e-voucher methodology, collect data as guided by the MEAL Manager and assist the local partners in reporting.
Specific Job Responsibilities
The FSLPO’s specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Supervise the process of beneficiary selection by the local partner
  • Supervise the distribution of e-voucher to selected beneficiaries
  • Supervise vendor selection process
  • Supervise beneficiaries’ sensitization on dietary diversity and card utilization
  • Monitor the monthly food distribution by vendors to ensure beneficiaries redeem their food items appropriately
  • Use ICT to collect and transmit data to supervisor
  • Prepare and submit to the Food Security Program Manager the liquidation documentation for vendor payment
  • Ensure the post distribution household and market surveys are conducted in a timely manner
  • Support local implementing partner to carry out monthly field activities
  • Collaborate with the local partner to generate monthly program progress reports
  • Contribute to the planning, organization and implementation of the final evaluation
  • Provide program feedback, report and support of field logistics to project manager
  • University degree in, Nutrition, Agriculture or any other relevant equivalent degree
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project implementation preferably with an international humanitarian NGO
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection
  • Experience with or interest in learning ICT4E technology applications for emergency work
  • Proven experience in conducting participatory activities for qualitative program monitoring
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives
  • Willingness to travel within Yobe and other parts of Nigeria 60% of the time
Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to:

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)


  • The position title must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference number FSLPO180417.
  • Applications must reach us on or before COB Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and will be treated as they are received.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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