Project Manager II (MEAL Manager) at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - JOB VACANCIES IN NIGERIA 2021

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Project Manager II (MEAL Manager) 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 nonchurch 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 has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Project Manager II (MEAL Manager)
Job Ref Code: PMM28120
Location: Adamawa
Band: 10
Department: Programs/STaR
Reports To: Chief of Party, STaR
Location: TBD
Job Summary
  • The MEAL Manager provides leadership in ensuring high quality monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) within the STaR project across the three target countries (Nigeria, Niger and Chad) in support of the achievement of project objectives and in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • The MEAL Manager plays a key role in the strengthening local staff and partners’ capacity to assure robust MEAL practices across the project. The MEAL Manager reports to the STaR Chief of Party, while coordinating directly with local MEAL staff embedded in the three country program teams. S/he is accountable for all MEAL activities and leads project documentation of activities, results and program quality.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Lead MEAL-related technical, budget management, monitoring, reporting, and capacity strengthening activities through the project cycle – start-up, implementation and close-out – in line with CRS program quality standards and MEAL Policies, Procedures and Practices (MPPs), as well as donor requirements. Ensures both compliance to auditable requirements and implementation of good practices.
  • Lead the development, management and periodic review of project-level MEAL systems., including MEAL documents and donor deliverables such as Performance Monitoring Plans, Performance Indicator Reference Sheets, Indicator Performance Tracking Tables, data collection instruments, and Detailed Implementation Plans.
  • In coordination with the externally contracted MEAL consultancy, lead the baseline, annual survey and endline evaluation processes, including the development of quantitative and qualitative tools; training of data collectors across the three countries; and data analysis and reporting. Ensure broad dissemination of study results to key stakeholders and use of study results data to inform implementation strategies.
Qualifications and Skills
Education and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Statistics, Health, Agriculture or related MEAL field required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience in MEAL technical or managerial positions.
  • Strong background in recovery/resilience program implementation; experience in supervising and providing MEAL technical assistance for agriculture, access to finance, infrastructure, social cohesion and/or governance programs a plus.
  • 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, excellent partnership and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a multi-country/multi-lingual team environment with ability to dialogue, network, and work effectively with senior managers of local and international institutions.
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and provide effective capacity strengthening to peers, direct reports, and partner staff.
  • Experience analyzing data using statistical software and data visualization packages and providing effective graphics to summarize/present data to variety of audiences.
  • Experience using and strengthening the capacity of staff/partners in ICT4MEAL data collection and cloud-based database and data visualization platforms (Commcare, PowerBI, etc.)
  • Required/Desired Foreign Language Strong written and oral proficiency in both French and English required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Critical thinking and strong logical reasoning skills.
  • Creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders. Representation abilities.
  • Ability to contribute to written reports.
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
  • Able to adapt to change quickly and respond with effective strategies.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 10th February, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating the Position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application application ((e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to: ng.recruitment_agriculture@crs.org

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

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Equal Employer Opportunity:
  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”
Safeguarding:
  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
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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