Chief of Party, Rural Resilience Program at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 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 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 vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Chief of Party, Rural Resilience ProgramReq Number: I4504Location: Based in Abuja, with travel among field locations in Nigeria.Position Status: RegularPosition Type: Full timeReports To: Deputy Country Representative, Emergency and Early RecoveryBackgroundCRS is preparing for an anticipated multi-million dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Rural Resilience Program, which will support poverty reduction for vulnerable households in Nigeria.This effort will contribute to CRS' agriculture and livelihoods signature program area and ongoing efforts to promote resilience, recovery and development within Nigeria and neighboring countries around the Lake Chad Basin.Job SummaryThe Chief of Party (COP) will have overall responsibility for the Rural Resilience Program.Responsibilities include meeting project objectives and deliverables while providing overall leadership in technical, administrative, operational, and management aspects.The COP will act as the primary relationship manager for the project with USAID/Nigeria, Government of Nigeria, partners and external stakeholders.Specific ResponsibilitiesProvide overall strategic guidance, leadership, management and general technical oversight of the entire program, with a strong focus on achieving defined results.Act as the key liaison with USAID, Government of Nigeria, all implementing partners and stakeholders involved with the program.Represent the program and present its work nationally and globally to CRS leadership, the donor, partners, and other stakeholders.Lead, manage, supervise and mentor program staff and consortium partners.Ensure high-quality monitoring and evaluation of program impact and timely submission of donor reports and deliverables.Ensure compliance with CRS and USAID policies and requirements

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