SILC Officer

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 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: SILC OfficerJob Ref Code: SIO180219Location: AdamawaBand: 7Department: Recovery/North-EastBackgroundCRS will implement a multi-million-dollar, multi-year Germany Government funded, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KFW)-managed ‘Stabilization and Reconciliation in the Lake Chad Region (STaR) Project’ in the North East of Nigeria.Through programming in agriculture & livelihoods, social cohesion, community infrastructure and local governance, the project is intended to contribute to the stabilization and reconciliation in the most affected regions of the Lake Chad Basin namely Borno and Adamawa in Nigeria, Diffa in Niger and, the Lake Region in Chad.Job SummaryThe SILC Officer will be responsible for implementing the SILC component of the STaR project in Adamawa and Borno states. S/he will also manage the SILC component of the project with a focus on mentoring and coaching of partner staff.S/he will ensure that all activities related to SILC in the project are implemented according to agreed standards and protocols.Job ResponsibilitiesProactively contribute to strategic thinking on SILC issues for STaR program implementation.Oversee the development/review and timely implementation of SILC project work plans and activities, by ensuring the active engagement of all partner organizationsProvide direct technical assistance to implementing partners to ensure technical soundness and high-quality SILC programming.Develop technical tools and materials to support SILC projects in the early recovery and resilience programs portfolio.Promote the project and the SILC PSPs (Paid Service Providers) to community stakeholdersEnsure the quality of SILC groups through regular field visits and spot checksOrganize and facilitate project events with local leaders, agents and groups, as neededEnsure timeliness and accuracy of agent reportingReview data collection forms and MIS reports and act to improve project performanceCertify and launch PSPsOrganize and oversee PSP networksRoutinely brief STaR leadership on progress, promptly alert to emerging issues, problems and constraints or delays in the timely implementation of activities or any other factors that could affect the quality of the services and recommend and implement approved corrective measuresDocument the implementation process, lessons learnt and success stories in each year of program implementation 

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