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
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
Master's degree in Agricultural related-field studies
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
Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written
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
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_Jobs@global.crs.org (NG
underscore email@example.com )
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
"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"