Date Posted: 02/Dec/2015   Deadline: 20/Dec/2015

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with the Catholic Caritas Federation of Nigeria (CCFN), the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) Mercy Corps, Making Cents International and 8 Civil Society Organization (CSOs), is implementing the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project. It is a 5 year program with $15 million support from USAID and $5 million cost share from CRS and partners. It is an agriculture-led project based in rural communities in Northern Nigeria’s Sokoto state, Kebbi State and in Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is currently recruiting to fill the following position:

Position: Program Manager II - Nutrition

Report To: Technical Program Director

Department: Programs - Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project

Band: D-2


Support CSOs to implement the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project Social and Behavior Change Communication Strategy, and deliver components of the package to beneficiaries

Provide technical support to CSOs on nutrition and WASH, and ensure CSOs adhere to technical standards in program implementation

Support CSOs to promote the consumption of nutritious food by vulnerable households; home gardens, poultry, small livestock

Lead the promotion of local recipes and food preservation techniques in project communities

Develop and maintain strong agriculture-nutrition linkages, and ensure this is reflected in program implementation at the community level

Support WASH committees to develop sustainable business model, and support CSOs to build the capacity of WASH Field Agents

Ensure CLTS is implemented and project villages are declared Open-Defecation Free (ODF) while promoting SanPlat model latrines

Carry out regular monitoring and project sites, and provide support to activity implementation at the community level.

Lead the development of training curriculums and ensure high quality facilitation of all nutrition and WASH related training

Support data collection and analysis as well as preparation of high quality program reports.

Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda

Analyze program data and accomplishments and contribute to the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project learning agenda

Maintain strong partnership with implementing CSOs government, religious leaders and private sector players and other relevant stakeholders in a manner that reflects professionalism, and mutual respect in accordance with CRS value-based behaviors.

Provide technical support to any nutrition-related in program assessments, surveys and reviews

Perform any other function as assigned by the Technical Program Director.


Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health, or related field.

Five years of working experience in agriculture, nutrition, WASH or food security program

Understanding of U.S Government grant provisions and guidelines, including proposal formals and reporting requirements.

Capacity to work closely, understand, and support local Church partners

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent training and facilitation skills

Familiarity with policies, procedures, and priorities of USAID and Caritas agencies preferred.

Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint preferred

Experience in staff development and partner capacity preferred

Knowledge of CRS program quality standards

Demonstrated commitment to improving gender equality and gender responsiveness in programming and operations

Experience with participatory methods and partnership required. Demonstrated capacity and experience with institutional strengthening of local civil society and government agencies

Flexibility to work both in a team and independently

Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility

Demonstrated personal accountability and driven to serve others.

Understanding of and experience with faith-based organizations, local church structures, and accompaniment and capacity-building principles in local partnerships highly designed

Ability to travel nationality and internationally as required

Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required. Knowledge of Hausa language is an added advantage

Willingness and ability to travel at least 60% of time.

Method of Application:

All potential job applicants should download the Application Form below and send with a detailed Resume (maximum of 3 pages) in one word document to:


Applicants should state the desired position as the subject of email.

Only application sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases.

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Application Deadline: Not Specified [Apply Speedily].

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