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. CRS reestablished presence in Nigeria in 2000 and has been a continuous leader in development and humanitarian response within Nigeria - focusing on the three Strategic Program Areas of Agriculture, Health and Emergency Response. Below are the existing vacancies within the country program.
Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services (FOCUS) is a five-year Cooperative Agreement funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of FOCUS is to provide technical support and capacity building to faith-based organizations and networks, ensuring they effectively contribute to planning and delivering responses to the HIV and AIDS epidemic, and documenting successful approaches. Led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), FOCUS builds an understanding of how to leverage the faith-based community’s contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership. Under FOCUS, CRS implements the Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for Epidemic Response (FASTER) project, and provides support to the South Africa Treatment Surge.
FASTER’s overall goal is to ensure that all children and adolescents living with HIV know their status, enroll in treatment, and attain viral load suppression. FASTER helps achieve FOCUS objectives by creating an enabling environment where public health, civil society, the private sector and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, adherence support and retention by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery. FASTER is being implemented through four country programs in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, working “above site” to address critical policy, guidance, and operational gaps hindering HIV program goal attainment, and supporting in-country efforts to operationalize key guidance and improve program quality at critical service delivery sites. CRS as the prime recipient of the FASTER award implements the project in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in all four countries.
The FASTER Nigeria Project Director will provide the overall leadership and management of the implementation of FASTER in Nigeria, including activities, deliverables, ensuring adherence to technical and financial policies and standards of excellence and monitoring project activities and expenses, donor compliance and reporting, consortium coordination and external representation. S/he will be responsible for the daily management and coordination of FASTER Nigeria staff, oversee communication and collaboration with CDC-Nigeria, Government of Nigeria entities, FASTER consortium members, STTA providers, Implementing Partners, CSOs and private/commercial stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the project. S/he will oversee the technical, program and operations for FASTER in Nigeria, and will provide technical leadership implementing and monitoring project deliverables and outcomes. With the support of the FOCUS global team, the Nigeria Project Director will provide technical support to implementing partners in the priority actions. Additionally, s/he will facilitate the day-to-day project implementation process to ensure project outputs are provided as per the agreed work plan.
***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.