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Deputy Chief Of Party At The Catholic Relief Services

Date Posted: 15/Mar/2017
Deadline: 24/Mar/2017

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 is a global leader in agricultural livelihoods programming, and promotes resilience building in impoverished, disaster-affected, and climate change-impacted areas around the world.  CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently works in 32 of Nigeria’s 36 states, focusing on agriculture and livelihoods, health, and emergency programming.


Job Summary:

The position of Deputy Chief of Party – Senior Technical Coordinator (DCOP/STC) will oversee all programmatic aspects of grant, ensuring coordination across technical approaches and alignment with national objectives and strategies and the CRS Global Fund Malaria Program targets. S/he will provide technical leadership for vector control and the LLIN mass distributions, case management, prevention and advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) activities.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

Program Quality:

· Ensure the Global Fund Malaria Program’s strategic objectives for vector control, mass distributions, case management, prevention and ACSM are fully accomplished, in direct coordination with key stakeholders.

· Ensure that plans for malaria program interventions adhere to and are in line with national objectives and strategies.

· Under the guidance of the COP, oversee periodic programmatic and technical reviews and manage changes in program direction and focus.

· Provide leadership for planning and coordination of mass distributions of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in six states, ensuring distributions are implemented on schedule and meet relevant international and national guidelines.

· In collaboration with program and SR staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons of sound practice are documented and disseminated.

· Provide vision and leadership in design of strategies to engage key populations organizations of women, children and migrant populations in malaria program activities.

· Support design and implementation of effective communication and mobilization strategies to increase uptake of malaria prevention measures and treatment services.

· Ensure quality implementation of case management activities, including integrated community case management (iCCM).

· In collaboration with the Senior M&E Manager, track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and adapting program strategies as needed.

· With ICT4D technical advisors, identify and implement technology solutions to improve program efficiencies and ensure that RedRose is successfully rolled out.

Management and Administration:

· Manage program budgets for the mass distributions, malaria case management, vector control, prevention and ACSM activities, including tracking of financial and material resources.

· Lead elaboration of Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) in collaboration with other program staff.

· Review SR reports, provide feedback on implementation progress and performance, identify solutions to address challenges and weaknesses.

· Ensure staff compliance with all CRS and Global Fund administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.


  • In collaboration with the COP, Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative, strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies.

· Liaise with technical counterparts in the Ministry of Health, other Principal Recipients, and other local and international stakeholders engaged in malaria activities in Nigeria.

· Represent CRS at all relevant technical working groups, sectoral meetings and coordination forums.

· Ensure the program’s compliance with the Global Fund’s branding and marketing requirements, as well as CRS’ marketing and communication procedures.

Human Resource Management:

· Lead, manage and supervise a team of CRS staff to meet program objectives.

· Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS’ performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Pary, CRS Global Fund Malaria Program Team, Deputy Country Representative for Health, Country Representative, Head of Operations, Finance, Procurement and Administration Staff, Regional and Senior Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Directors for PQ and MQ, GFSU.

External: Global Fund’s Fund Portfolio Manager and Nigeria Country Team, SR, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) within the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Technical and Financial Partners, partner health facilities, Local Fund Agent (LFA), GSM, Auditors.

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 Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Qualifications and Skills:

□ At least ten (10) years of experience managing complex donor-funded health program (Global Fund experience preferred, developing country setting preferred).

□ Minimum seven (7) years in a management position, supervising senior staff, in an international or multicultural environment.

□ Advanced degree in medicine and/or master’s degree in public health preferred; pharmaceutical and procurement and supply chain management degrees also considered.

□ At least three (3) years of experience managing programs funded by the Global Fund, USAID (or other US government), DFID, and/or the UN; contract experience a plus.

□ Experience managing a malaria case management and prevention program is a plus; as would experience including coordinating LLIN mass campaigns in Nigeria.

□ Experience in managing partners/ sub-recipients is desired.

□ Strong experience working with Government of Nigeria staff (at various levels – national, state and LGA) is required.

□ Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

□ Strong experience with monitoring and evaluation and financial compliance.

□ Proven ability to function effectively as part of a multi-cultural team.

□ Excellent cross-cultural communication skills and proven diplomatic and negotiation skills.

□ Proven experience working with multi-sector teams and the ability to coordinate multiple staff with varying levels of responsibility.

□ Demonstrated capacity to work closely with, understand, and support local partners.

□ Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.

□ Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time. .

How to apply:

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should download the application form using this link and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to [email protected], The position title must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference number 031317.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. 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 .

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