Current Recruitment Opportunities at Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

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Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales that stand beside people living in poverty. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title:  Programme Officer – MEAL

Location: Nigeria
Reporting to: Programme Coordinator with shared management lines to Country Representative.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Job Profile
The MEAL Officer will manage CAFOD/Caritas Germany’s ECHO funded project in Northeast Nigeria and will be a member of the Nigeria humanitarian team. The MEAL Officer will be responsible for the day to day planning, management and implementation of the monitoring, accountability and learning aspects of the project and will collect and collate MEAL data for the interim and final reports to ECHO.  They will be familiar with ECHO food assistance, WASH and protection policies and monitor any changes to these in order to ensure project compliance with these thematic policies

Initiate and take overall responsibility for development of the Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning functions including developing a monitoring framework that allows the monitoring of results and outputs of the ECHO project as well as demonstrating how we achieve the indicators.  They will lead the day to day monitoring by the MEAL teams for the food security, WASH and protection elements of the project and they will be responsible for the collation and writing of all MEAL reports. The post holder will lead the MEAL Team, working with and advising the Project Coordinators and Programme Manager.

The candidate will need a background in MEAL with a broad knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative approaches and methodologies in respect of food security/cash transfer modalities, WASH and protection.  They will need to be very familiar with Kobo Collect both for the development of questionnaire and the meaningful analysis of data.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop the MEAL framework based on the ECHO project results and outputs showing how the indicators are achieved
  • Develop a variety of tools that enable the monitoring of food security, WASH and protection results/outputs
  • Develop tools that monitor market developments
  • Undertake PDM and collate and report on data for PDM

Advisory Support:

  • Ensure all partners familiar with the use of Kobo collect app/ tool
  • Work with partners to develop monitoring tools,
  • Train staff on usage of monitoring tools and collation of data

Technical Support:

  • Use of Kobo collect to monitor food security, WASH and protection aspect of the project
  • Develop tools for PDM of food security aspects of the project and lead teams in carrying out PDMs
  • Develop WASH monitoring tools (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Organizing and undertaking training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders, programme staff in participatory M&E skills to undertake their own M&E activities.
  • Engaging in advocacy & representation with major actors in relation to MEAL issues at district, provincial and national levels.
  • Engage in sharing MEAL information with UN agencies and clusters/working groups
  • Document & disseminate findings and lessons learnt internally and externally, including to primary stakeholders.
  • Communicate the objectives and findings of the work appropriately to stakeholders at different levels.

Internal and External Representation:

  • In co-ordination with the Country Representative and the Programme Coordinator develop, nurture and sustain relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders, including local government, national networks, clusters and working groups, and other agencies working in North East Nigeria.
  • Effectively communicate with other teams within CAFOD to ensure that the programmes are well understood, and that information is available for fundraising and other communications, including publications, media briefings, development education, etc. This may involve participating in communities of practice, working groups, supporter events, etc, as agreed with the Country Representative.
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Systems and Compliance:

  • Overseeing the effective use of CAFOD’s systems to share programme knowledge and inform decision making. This includes overseeing compliance with agreements, regulations and requirements attached to our work.

Notes:

  • This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as needed. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.
  • If considered useful and appropriate, specific percentages per function/areas of responsibility can be assigned by agreement between the post-holder and his/her line manager.
  • The role may require travel as agreed with the relevant partner(s).

Person Specification
Essential Criteria

Understanding Our Context:

  • Understanding Catholic identity; Works comfortably with secular and Church partners
  • Understanding international development;

Working Together:

  • Working with others; especially local partners and other staff; can build capacity of colleagues and partners
  • Communicating; Fluent written and spoken English
  • Looking outwards; Carries out partner capacity assessments and identifies support needs; collaborates with colleagues across CAFOD, and good at networking with other agencies on M&E

Making Change Happen:

  • Managing resources; Delivers programmes within an agreed budget; Develops programme funding proposals; Makes effective use of ICT
  • Achieving results; Delivers work within the context of an agreed programme framework, uses programme cycle management tools effectively and demonstrating and reporting impact

Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to work with and build the capacity of programme staff and partner organisations
  • Ability to develop and/or adapt M&E tools for practical use
  • Knowledge of M&E concepts, frameworks and tools; able to manage, analyse and interpret M&E data
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience of donor reporting
  • Willingness to undertake travel
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, Education or another relevant field with substantial experience on M&E
  • Experience in setting up and managing MEAL systems in an NGO setting

Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • CAFOD recognises the personal dignity and rights of children and vulnerable adults, towards whom it has a special responsibility and a duty of care and respect.  CAFOD, and all its staff and volunteers, undertake to do all in our power to create a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  CAFOD is committed to acting at all times in the best interests of children and vulnerable adults, seeing these interests as paramount.
  • Any candidate offered a job with CAFOD will be expected to adhere to CAFOD’s Safeguarding policy and sign CAFOD’s Code of Behaviour as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
  • This post involves responsibility for people who will have contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults and applicants will be subject to specific checks related to safeguarding issues.  If based in the UK the post holder is required to present or obtain a Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).  If the post is based outside the UK the post holder will be subject to a different checking process.
  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, and appropriate screening checks can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. CAFOD also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Starting Salary
N10,213,030 – N10,723,682 per annum

Application Deadline  7th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: “This post is subject to funding being secured”

 

 

 

 

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Job Title: Security Officer

Location: Nigeria
Reporting to: Country Representative
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Job Profile

  • The post holder will develop and ensure the systematic application of safety and security management policies and procedures in operational areas of Nigeria. This will include the ongoing assessment of threats and provision of advice to manage risk; the maintenance and updating of security guidelines; ensuring that field security working practices are robust and that staff and partners are aware of, trained in, and adhere to security management policy, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams/ locations to cultivate capacity and motivation thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management.
  • The post reports to the Country Representative, works in close collaboration with the ECHO Project Coordinator, field-based Program Managers, and receives technical support from the Global Security Adviser based in London.

Specific Responsibilities
Security Risk Assessment:

  • Determine and assess the specific threats to CAFOD and partner staff, premises (office, accommodation), and programmes.
  • Identify and make recommendations for systems, procedures and resources to mitigate risk to manageable levels.
  • Assess capacity of professional security guards at residences and office related to their security training needs.

Programming:

  • Advise the Country Representative, Project Coordinator and other key personnel how to mainstream security in programme management.
  • Review the impact of security factors on CAFOD program designs and delivery,
  • Ensure that all program activities/locations are assessed and monitored relative to their impact on staff safety and security,
  • In consultation with Global security Adviser, continuously monitor the security /safety environment, nationally, and locally for all program areas, and make recommendations to the Country Representative, to adjust security policies and procedures as needed.
  • Initiate the formation of a Security Management Team in Nigeria and spearhead the revision of Safety and Security Guidelines/ plans for all operational areas.
  • Ensure that contingency plans for Evacuation, Relocation, Hibernation, and Medical Evacuation are reviewed quarterly
  • Ensure that communication systems are adequate and maintained and provide training to staff on the use of such equipment and communications protocols in conjunction with the programme coordinator.
  • In conjunction with relevant logistics staff, programme managers and transport staff ensure that regulations for travel in the field are implemented in a systematic and timely fashion.
  • Ensure that incident report forms are properly compiled by staff and are sent to relevant staff in Abuja and London.
  • Coordinate post-incident follow up actions, analysis and recommendations.
  • Conduct security assessments in new areas of Nigeria prior to entry by program staff.

Security Plan and Minimum Operating Security Standards:

  • Act as an integral member of the CAFOD Security Management Team in Nigeria.
  • Ensure that staff members are provided with and are proficient in the use of safety equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field.
  • Ensure CAFOD compliance with agency staff safety and security policies and protocols,
  • Remain continuously informed of the security situation in Nigeria. Develop a security action plan for reinforcement of security measures at the office and the residences of CAFOD staff. Coordinate closely with security colleagues – UN/INGO, CCO/INSO, etc.
  • Document the dates and types of security training staff members have received and make recommendations on training needs. Facilitate training, as needed.
  • Ensure appropriate professional liaison with local authorities responsible for security, law and order, counterparts in diplomatic missions and municipal/civic/religious and traditional leaders.

General:

  • Due to the inter-relatedness of Logistics and Security in this operating environment, he/she may be required to advise and assist in logistics matters.

Person Specification
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Social Sciences, or any related field. However, a diploma backed by strong relevant technical experience will also be considered.
  • Substantial professional experience in safety & security management with NGOs, INGOS. Previous work experience in emergency context.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
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Essential Criteria:

  • Understanding Catholic identity; Works comfortably with secular and Church partners

Working together:

  • Working with others; especially local partners and other staff; can build capacity of colleagues and partners
  • Communicating; Fluent written and spoken English
  • Looking outwards; Carries out partner capacity assessments and identifies support needs; collaborates with colleagues across CAFOD, and good at networking with other agencies on security and safety

Making change happen:

  • Managing resources; Delivers programmes within an agreed budget; Develops programme funding proposals; Makes effective use of ICT
  • Achieving results; Delivers work within the context of an agreed programme framework,

Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Ability to work with and build the capacity of programme staff and partner organisations.
  • Ability to develop and/or adapt safety and security tools for practical use.
  • Knowledge of safety and security concepts, frameworks and tools; able to manage crisis situation.
  • Excellent writing skills, including experience of donor reporting.
  • Willingness to undertake travel

Starting Salary
N10,213,030 – 10,723,682 per annum

Application Deadline  7th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note

  • “This post is subject to funding being secured”
  • This list of duties and responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as needed. This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.
  • If considered useful and appropriate, specific percentages per function/areas of responsibility can be assigned by agreement between the post-holder and his/her line manager.
  • The role may require travel as agreed with the relevant partner(s)

 

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
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    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
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