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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.

DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SPE...T
 
Job Ref Code: I4577
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Chief of Party

BACKGROUND
CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria
This effort will contribute to CRS' agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

JOB SUMMARY
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Infrastructure Spe...t will support the Chief of Party (CoP) in delivering the Water for Agriculture Program; including providing oversight on operations and programmatic aspects of the program
S/he will specifically lead the technical, operational and management aspects of the water infrastructure program sub-component
The DCOP / Infrastructure Spe...t will support relationship management with USAID/Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria at the Federal, State and local levels; partners; and external stakeholders.

SPECIFIC JOB 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 trainings and technical assistance.

Key Working Relationships:
Supervisory: Water for Agriculture Program Managers and Sectoral Team Leads
Internal: Consortium Partners; CoPs and Project Managers of other CRS projects; Support Departments including Operations etc.
External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs); UN agencies; Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.
Agency Wide Competences (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.
Serves with Integrity
Models Accountability and Stewardship
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
Promotes Learning
Committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation
Has a Strategic Mindset

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
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.

PERSONAL SKILLS:
Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Required Foreign Language: English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Office environment in the field (Adamawa State).

CHIEF OF PARTY, WATER FOR AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA


Req Number: I4576
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Deputy Country Representative (North East Nigeria)

BACKGROUND
CRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of Nigeria.
This effort will contribute to CRS' agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

JOB SUMMARY
The Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. Responsibilities include meeting program objectives and deliverables while providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management aspects.
The COP will act as the primary relationship manager for the program with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide overall strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the entire program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.
Act as the key liaison with the USAID AOR, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program.
Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership, the donor, partners, and other stakeholders.
Lead, manage, supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners.
Coordinate relationships with consortium partner organizations, including organization of review/planning workshops. Contribute to coordination of the roles and activities of staff from other consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.
Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements
Ensure coordination between program and operations teams; and ensuring CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.
Oversee compliance with USAID regulations, 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 trainings and technical assistance.

Key Working Relationships
Supervisory: DCoP and Award Manager
Internal: Consortium Partners, CoPs and Program Managers of other CRS programs, Support Departments including Operations etc.
External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs), UN agencies, Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.

Agency Wide Competences (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:
Serves with Integrity
Models Accountability and Stewardship
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
Promotes Learning
Committed to Continuous Improvement and Innovation
Has a Strategic Mindset

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Master' degree in Engineering, Water / Natural Resource Management, Administration, Management or other relevant field.
At least 7 years of management and technical experience on similar programs.
5 years of staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching senior program staff.
Track record of managing large and diverse teams.
5 years experience managing donor funds, including multi country grants. Strong knowledge and experience in budget management.
Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening, capacity building and market-based approached to water management.
Capacity to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded programs and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
Experience with USAID rules, regulations and requirements.
Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa required. Prior experience in Nigeria preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.

PERSONAL SKILLS:
Strong strategic, analytical, systems thinking, and problem-solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment and decisions.
Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
Team leadership abilities with diverse/multi-disciplinary teams. Coaching skills.
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented.
Required Foreign Language:

English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required. Proficiency in Hausa or Kanuri preferred.
Required Travel: To field locations in Nigeria
Work Environment: Office environment. Please note this position will be based in the field (Adamawa State)

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DEPUTY CHIEF OF PARTY WATER INFRASTRUCTURE SPE...T
CHIEF OF PARTY, WATER FOR AGRICULTURE, NIGERIA

Note
This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Contingent on donor approval. Qualified candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis

DUE DATE: 4 March, 2019

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