Head of Programming II, Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Duties

In collaboration with the Country Representative (CR) provide leadership and strategic direction for the design of Nigeria’s strategic frameworks and plans, including the development of resource mobilization strategies to optimize the impact of large and complex programming interventions in line with regional and agency strategic priorities. Represent and promote CRS.
Lead high-quality project design with innovative approaches that incorporate project management standards and MEAL methods, appropriate to scope, context, and technical requirements of large and complex projects. Contribute to establishment of new project management standards. Lead planning of activities across projects from different sectors to ensure integration and efficiency in implementation.
Effectively manage senior programming talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching and mentoring for the Deputy HoP. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessment for direct reports. Contribute to developing staffing plans for large and complex projects and to the recruitment process of senior project staff. Contribute to Global HoP orientation and training program.
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. See application for full details.

Qualifications

Master's Degree in International Development, International Relations or relevant field.
Minimum of 10 years work experience in a program management position with progressive responsibilities for an international NGO, including at least three years with successful performance in a Head of Programming position.
Strong experience in project grants management for large and complex projects, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, etc., for projects funded by multiple public donors, including USAID. Substantial experience with successful business development activities capturing significant public and private donor funding, including serving as a proposal coordinator for a Feed the Future opportunity.
Excellent English writing skills.
Experience engaging partners and strengthening partnerships. Experience working with Church partners a plus.
Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment. Experience coaching and mentoring senior program staff.
Experience and abilities in capacity strengthening - developing curricula and facilitating trainings.
Experience using MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, and knowledge sharing networks.
Commitment to gender sensitive programming and management. 50% travel to project sites across the country. English - Native or Full professional proficiency

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To see full responsiblities and complete qualifications please visit the application.

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