Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure Specialist

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 person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality 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 m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Deputy Chief of Party Water Infrastructure SpecialistJob Ref Code: I4577Location: Maiduguri, BornoReports to: Chief of PartyBackgroundCRS is bidding for a multi-million-dollar, multi-year USAID/Nigeria Water for Agriculture Program. This program seeks to develop and implement interventions that will sustainably increase water availability and management, towards increasing agricultural productivity in in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states of NigeriaThis 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 Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) / Infrastructure Specialist will support the Chief of Party (CoP) in delivering the Water for Agriculture Program; including providing oversight on operations and programmatic aspects of the programS/he will specifically lead the technical, operational and management aspects of the water infrastructure program sub-componentThe DCOP / Infrastructure Specialist will support relationship management with USAID/Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria at the Federal, State and local levels; partners; and external stakeholders.Specific Job ResponsibilitiesDirectly oversee development / rehabilitation, operation, quality control, usage, cost recovery and maintenance of water infrastructure working closely with relevant government Ministries and Departments (MDAs).Oversee institutional partnerships; lead on due diligence exercises, organizational capacity assessments and capacity development of participating organizations and departments.Ensure institution of and compliance with comprehensive agreements / arrangements that inform pricing of services, scheduling modalities, operational and maintenance of water infrastructure and implementation of quality controls.Support the CoP to provide overall technical, operational and programmatic direction of the program including staff management, coordination with consortium partners, program implementation, financial management, and liaison with other governmental and non-governmental interventions in the targeted localities.Contribute to ensuring coordination between program and operations teams. Contribute to ensuring the CRS program quality standards are adhered to per MEAL policy and procedures.Promote, uphold and model a commitment to the efficient use of agency and donor resources. Help ensure compliance with USAID grants, including financial tracking and oversight of partner budgets, finance, administration and reporting to USAID.Create and maintain proper conditions for learning. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to deficiencies. Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for CRS and partner staff and recommend trainings and technical assistance.Key Working Relationships:Supervisory: Water for Agriculture Program Managers and Sectoral Team LeadsInternal: Consortium Partners; CoPs and Project Managers of other CRS projects; Support Departments including Operations etc.External: Government Ministry Agencies (MDAs); UN agencies; Peer agencies (NGOs) and Community Representatives.Agency Wide Competences (for all CRS staff):These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.Serves with IntegrityModels Accountability and StewardshipCultivates Constructive RelationshipsPromotes LearningCommitted to Continuous Improvement and InnovationHas a Strategic Mindset 

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