Job Title: Emergency Response Program Manager II – Food Security and Nutrition
Reports To: Emergency Coordinator
Country/Location: Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Since the crisis in Northeast Nigeria escalated in 2013, the situation for IDPs and returnees has continued to worsen. A growing number of people are in urgent need of assistance, and alarming rates of acute malnutrition have been reported. The re-opening of Local Government Areas (LGAs), many which have been inaccessible for an extended period of time, has led to the identification of new IDP locations in Borno State, while ongoing conflict between the military and insurgent groups has resulted in the influx of more IDPs into Maiduguri metropolis and the establishment of several spontaneous camps. The number of IDPs in both Maiduguri, Jere and other LGAs continue to increase – with the current reports indicating a total of 1.6 million IDPs in Borno State alone.
Through funding from USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (FFP), CRS is implementing Food Security programming in Borno State. The programs support IDPs and host families with food assistance through e-vouchers and market-based approaches. Food assistance is complemented with agriculture support to households with land access. CRS also provides nutrition screenings, referrals, education, and a supplemental feeding program. CRS primarily uses direct implementation approaches and remote management to implement its programming in the Northeast.
You will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Country Program’s (CP) Emergency Food Security programming ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high-quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. Your management skills and knowledge will ensure that the CP delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its Emergency Response.
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