Technical Director - Program Management and Sustainability

from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 26 Jan 2018

Job Summary:

The Director, Program Management and Sustainability (DPMS) will support the CoP in providing technical and programmatic guidance and coordination to ensure that results are met. The DPMS is accountable for all project management related activities, and for ensuring that consortium members, resource partners, sub-recipients and staff deliver high quality programming. S/he oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of work plans according to agreed project approaches and strategies, and established technical program quality standards, regulations, and best practice. The DPMS also provides leadership for initiatives to promote sustainability of OVC service delivery by engaging with and building influence with key stakeholders including the Government of Nigeria and other donors, as well as the private sector. The DPMS will typically assume the duties of the Chief of Party while s/he is away on leave or travel duty.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Master’s in public health, social work, education, child development, or related field;
  • At least eight years of experience designing, implementing and managing OVC projects in a development context.
  • Demonstrated state-of-the-art experience at a mid- or senior level in at least two of the following technical areas: child protection, household economic strengthening, social protection, education, health and nutrition including care and support for CLHIV and ALHIV; quality improvement; social services systems strengthening, OVC policy and advocacy;
  • Extensive knowledge of policy, practice and structures within the social welfare and health sectors in Nigeria;
  • Deep familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID project management and reporting processes, indicators and guidelines;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, coordinating and supervising a team working with state and local community organizations, families and communities;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and represent OVC priorities and issues effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, at national and sub-national levels;
  • A track record of overseeing the design and implementation of operational research;
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining institutional linkages;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Full professional proficiency in spoken and written English; and
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally, as required.
How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should download the CRS Application Form using this link CRS Application Form and send with a detailed 3-page resume both in a single file document to

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’