Recruitment at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
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 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Security Officer
Job Ref Code: SOY180219
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Reports To: Head of Office – Yola
- The Security Officer is responsible for coordinating operational security issues and sourcing of relevant security information within CRS project activity areas and in the entire Adamawa and southern Borno states.
- Collection of information regarding safety and security situation in Adamawa and southern Borno states as well as on safety & security issues concerning CRS.
- Daily tracking and recording of all CRS vehicle field movements.
- Escort field staff on outreach activities providing security support where necessary.
- Develop, consolidate and implement security operating procedures and contingency plans
- Assess equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure equipment integrity
- Ensure that responsible guardians (Private Security Guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the SOPs
- Conduct monthly safety inspections such as: fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of CRS facilities in the State as it pertains to health and safety to ensure equipment integrity.
- Follow up of any calls made by Satellite phone and radio
- Track staff movement and advice Head of Office accordingly.
- Responding to security relevant incidents with information gathering and informing the Head of Office
- Maintain a state-wide network of influential actors and communication of CRS status and mission in the State.
- Identify, establish and manage context-appropriate approaches to assure CRS facilities are secure
- Submit regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly situational reports) to the Security Coordinator
- Work closely with CRS field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately;
- Coordinate regularly with the Security Coordinator on safety and security issues and fulfil reporting requirements to the Country Office in Abuja.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of community engagement, risk management, safety and security management or other related fields
- Degree in Criminology, Peace & Security Studies, Political Sciences or related subject.
- Professional Certification in security studies.
- Be a Nigerian National
- Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humor
- Proven commitment to accountability practices
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Emails, Skype, Web researches);
- Fluency in oral and written English and Hausa (Kanuri Speaking)
- Demonstrable training and capacity building experience
- Ability to plan and organize work and write clear and concise reports and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally)
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
- Stable, moral, reliable and robust character and a good team-player
- Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Key Working Relationships:
- Supervisory: None
- Internal: Security Coordinator (Maiduguri), Security Manager (Abuja), Finance/Grants Assistant, Procurement Assistant, Head of Office Yola, Admin/Logistics Assistant
- External: government ministries departments and agencies, local and international NGOs, coordination platforms and working groups, community leaders
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:
- Trusting Relationships
- Professional Growth
Job Title: Finance/Grants Assistant
Job Ref Code: FGA180219
Reports To: Head of Office – Yola
- The Finance/Grants Assistant will efficiently provide comprehensive information, clerical, and accounting services to assist the Finance Department in executing processes and delivering service needs that support high-quality implementation of the STaR project.
- S/he will deliver quality support, applying clearly defined accounting and financial reporting processes, procedures and service standards.
- S/he will manage project subrecipients and ensure that their financial management processes comply with donor and CRS requirements.
- Complete standard financial documents (vouchers, wire transfer requests, checks, etc.) following a sample template with prescribed guidelines and circulate as needed.
- Perform data entry for financial transactions recording, following validation by the next-level Finance staff.
- Keep custody of various documents (e.g. blank/undelivered checks, fuel coupons, etc.).
- Collating, follow-up and sending of monthly staff timesheet to Maiduguri
- Provide administrative and clerical support to financial transactions processing. Prepare, type, photocopy, and scan related documentation. File accounting and financial reporting documentation as instructed.
- Compile supporting documentation (liquidation/receipt package) to support processing of financial transactions. Communicate with staff, sub recipients, partners, suppliers to follow up on required documents.
- Conducting compliance assessment visits to subrecipient partner offices
- Processing and vetting of partner liquidations
Education and Experience
- HND / BSc in Accounting.
- Professional qualifications in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration a plus.
- Understanding of donor requirements for institutional donors – German government, DFID, USAID, EU, ECHO etc.
- Minimum of two years’ work experience in a similar role with some familiarity of standard accounting practices. Experience with an international organization a plus.
- Experience using MS Office packages including Excel and Word. Hands-on experience with data entry into online databases and forms.
- 30% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa
Job Title: SILC Officer
Job Ref Code: SIO180219
- CRS will implement a multi-million-dollar, multi-year Germany Government funded, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW)-managed ‘Stabilization and Reconciliation in the Lake Chad Region (STaR) Project’ in the North East of Nigeria.
- Through programming in agriculture & livelihoods, social cohesion, community infrastructure and local governance, the project is intended to contribute to the stabilization and reconciliation in the most affected regions of the Lake Chad Basin namely Borno and Adamawa in Nigeria, Diffa in Niger and, the Lake Region in Chad.
- The SILC Officer will be responsible for implementing the SILC component of the STaR project in Adamawa and Borno states. S/he will also manage the SILC component of the project with a focus on mentoring and coaching of partner staff.
- S/he will ensure that all activities related to SILC in the project are implemented according to agreed standards and protocols.
- Proactively contribute to strategic thinking on SILC issues for STaR program implementation.
- Oversee the development/review and timely implementation of SILC project work plans and activities, by ensuring the active engagement of all partner organizations
- Provide direct technical assistance to implementing partners to ensure technical soundness and high-quality SILC programming.
- Develop technical tools and materials to support SILC projects in the early recovery and resilience programs portfolio.
- Promote the project and the SILC PSPs (Paid Service Providers) to community stakeholders
- Ensure the quality of SILC groups through regular field visits and spot checks
- Organize and facilitate project events with local leaders, agents and groups, as needed
- Ensure timeliness and accuracy of agent reporting
- Review data collection forms and MIS reports and act to improve project performance
- Certify and launch PSPs
- Organize and oversee PSP networks
- Routinely brief STaR leadership on progress, promptly alert to emerging issues, problems and constraints or delays in the timely implementation of activities or any other factors that could affect the quality of the services and recommend and implement approved corrective measures
- Document the implementation process, lessons learnt and success stories in each year of program implementation
Education and Experience
- Degree in Business Management, Cooperative Management, Agricultural Economics or Development Studies
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent training and facilitation skills
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
- Experience with participatory methods and partnerships
- Three years of working experience in development or savings and loans programs – including focus on at least one of the following sectors – income generation and livelihoods
- Previous experience with working with local partners (capacity building)
- Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
- Fluency in Hausa language as well as experience with northern Nigerian communities.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application e.g. Security Officer, SOY180219).
- CRS is an equal – Opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
- Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
- Statement of Commitment to Protection: ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Application Deadline: 4th March, 2019.