Jobs in Abuja at Catholic Relief Services for a Program Manager

Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas.
Job Title: Program Manager
Department: Agriculture and Economic Growth
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Agriculture

Job Summary
The Program Manager - Agriculture will be responsible for managing the Sustainable Cassava Seed System (SCSS) Project to achieve its set targets in Benue and Oyo States within the context of CRS/Nigeria agricultural strategies.

Master's degree in Agricultural related-field studies required.
Minimum three years program management experience with an NGO; experience in cassava value chain and public and private donor relations a plus.
Ability to work closely with Church partners and commitment to Agency mission.
Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
Nigerian nationality.
Physical Requirements/Environment: Normal conditions akin to office environment. based in Abuja; willingness and ability to travel within the country up to 70%.
Computer proficiency particularly in Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet required.
Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure
Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages.

Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Senior Program Manager for Agriculture. Head of Unit - Agriculture and Economic Strengthening. M&E Advisor,
Finance. Administration. Audit. Head of Programs, Country Representative, RTA/Agriculture as well as other relevant
regional and HQ Technical Staff.
External: Justice, Peace and Development Commissions of the Catholic Church (JPDCs). other Implementing Partner
Organizations (National Root Crop Research Institute - NRCRI. National Agricultural Seeds Council - NASC. International
Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA, Agricultural Development Program - ADP. Seed Entrepreneurs and Farmer
Groups/Organizations). Agro-processors, representatives of other NGOs. Donors, Researchers, and Private Sector.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should download the CRS application form using this link:
and send with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to (NG underscore )
Completed applications should reach us before 5pm, 14th of March, 2013. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Candidates should please adhere to the instructions explicitly stated here.
"CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc.
Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply"


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