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Job Opportunities At Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Date Posted: 23/Mar/2017
Deadline: 06/Apr/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 based on 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. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS seeks qualified candidates to fill the below positions;

Team Lead - Water, Sanitation & Shelter


Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
Department Emergency / Programs
Position Band: E-1
Reports to: Program Manager - WASH & Shelter
Advert Code:TLWS210317
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Job Summary:
The Water, Sanitation & Shelter Team Leader will lead on project implementation together with the Hygiene Promotion Team Leader. He/she will line manage a team of Field Engineers and will be responsible for building their capacity as needed.  He/she with be responsible for both technical quality and compliance with project management standards as part of the day-to-day operations as part of CRS’ Water, Sanitation & Shelter activities.  

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Hydrogeology or Construction Engineering
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working with INGOs in the field of WASH and implementation experience of water supply, sanitation, construction or infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with Shelter programs will be taken an added value
  • Strong experience managing teams
  • Proven strong ability to provide technical assistance and expert advice to staff in infrastructure and related fields.
  • Experience in project management, planning, supervision, quality assurance and reporting.
  • Required Language Skills: English Fluency, Hausa and Kanuri is an added value.
  • Required Travel: Over 80% travel around CRS sites



Technical Specialist - Advocacy

Department 4Children/Programs
Position Band:D-1
Reports to:Sustainability Director
Advert Code:TSA210317
JD Link:

Job Summary:
The Advocacy Technical Specialist with the support of the Sustainability Director will liaise with other technical experts on issues related to advocacy, policy analysis and the implementation of an investment case in a sustained OVC-response, including HIV-sensitive social service systems at National, State and LGA levels. This information will be used to support the PEPFAR OVC Implementing Partners (IPs) and their collaborating CSO/CBOs and relevant OVC networks to develop and implement a joint advocacy agenda and strategy to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) commitment towards a sustained OVC-response and a HIV-sensitive social service system.


  • Bachelor degree, preferably in communications, business development, international relations/development, social science
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of influencing the policy and practice of governments and institutions through campaigning, advocacy and/or policy development.
  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience with private-sector organizations in Nigeria; not desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage complex and sensitive relationships.
  • Familiarity with the legislative, planning, budgeting and allocation processes at the LGA, State and Federal levels, particularly as it relates to child-related issues.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, facilitation/training and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as well as popular social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).

Use the email(s) below 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

Candidates should state the position and advert code as the subject of their email e.g. Team Lead - Water, Sanitation & Shelter - TLWS210317. or Technical Specialist, Advocacy - TSA210317. Applications will be treated on a rolling basis and candidates are advised to apply promptly.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on 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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