Latest Career Opportunity for Community Liaison Officer 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 andnon-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. CRS is expanding its activities in the North-East in the area of Food Security, Nutrition, Non Food Items, Water and Sanitation.Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is recruiting to fill the position below:  Job Title: Community Liaison Officer Location: Maiduguri-Borno StateGrade:C-1Reports to: Area Manager Liaises with: WASH, Shelter and Food Security OfficersPrimary Responsibility Coordinates all community-based relations for CRS construction activities; Ensures an integrated, community-driven development approach in accordance with the CRS guiding principles;Specific Job ResponsibilitiesProject Implementation:Ensure the effective implementation of a community-driven development process.Ensure, in consultation with the Construction Manager, program compliance with CRS principles of justice, solidarity, and subsidiarity.Ensure gender is fully considered throughout the project cycle with women being enabled to influence decision-making.Facilitate appropriate problem solving relevant to CRS programming activities.Management and Administration:Responsible for assessment, community relations/coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and social oversight of all CRS programming activities.  Assist the Construction Manager in tracking financial resources, ensuring the appropriate allocation of funds and tracking of the corresponding implementation indicators.Develop and maintain appropriate project tracking and knowledge management systems for all project activities.Coordinate with CRS staff and external consultants to develop program- and management-quality capacity building training opportunities for staff as appropriate.Conduct regular team meetings concerned with the direct implementation of CRS projects.For all direct reports, develop a performance management plan on an annual basis; Provide performance guidance and feedback on a regular basis.As required, prepare or assist the preparation of concept papers, project documents and other material to develop or promote coordination/project activities.Monitoring and Reporting:Develop and implement village-based community monitoring systems, update/close-out end-of-project knowledge management systems/documentation, and end-of-project activities/evaluations as needed.Ensure that M&E systems are properly implemented and reported by team members.Regularly report the progress of program implementation to senior managers and technical advisors (i.e. monthly and quarterly reports in English).Coordination:Develop and maintain appropriate channels of communication with senior managers, technical advisors and other CRS staff.   Establish frequent contact and regular meetings between CRS staff and stakeholders, including community members, local authorities, partner organizations, other NGOs, BRR representatives and other government officials.  Included in this coordination is oversight of BRR beneficiary lists and UN Matrices.Represent CRS at coordination meetings relevant to programming activities in communities.Assist in organizing site visits for senior CRS staff and donor partners as required.Collaborate with Construction Manager to draft appropriate advocacy letters related to implementation issues that require government feedback.Key Working RelationshipsInternal: Deputy Country Representative/Programs, Emergency Coordinator (Borno State based), Nutritionist, Security Manager, Head of Operations, Nigeria Leadership and Management Team members,External: UN Agencies, IOM, Shelter Coordination Mechanism, Partner Agencies, NEMA, SEMAAgency 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 withIntegrityModelsStewardshipCultivates Constructive RelationshipsPromotes Learning 

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