Environment Program Manager II - Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity

Environment Program Manager II - Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity

CRS - Catholic Relief Services


Job Summary

CRS Nigeria is seeking qualified Environment Program Manager candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded 5-year Feed the Future Nigeria Livestock Development Activity in Nigeria. The Activity will potentially explore practical, cost effective, and multi-stakeholder adaptation solutions to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities in target states through:

  • Improved agricultural productivity, livelihood and agroecosystem resilience through climate-smart practices;
  • Improved ecological and environmental services and functions, including enhanced climate-resilient water and other resource management and supply systems in vulnerable agropastoral communities;
  • Strengthened institutional capacity to reduce risks associated with climate-induced socio-economic losses and livelihood failures in the target states; and
  • Improved and productive livestock systems to improve food security and nutrition by improving consumption of animal source/protein foods, providing income generation opportunities, and fostering mutual relationships among targeted households and communities.

You will manage and provide technical oversight of the implementation of the Nigeria Livestock Development Activity’s environmental 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 project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its environmental programming.

Roles and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of the Nigeria Livestock Development Activity’s environmental programming throughout the project cycle to ensure project start-up, implementation and close-out are in line with CRS quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices;
  • Effectively manage talent for the environment sector and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports;
  • Lead the development of program learning - identify opportunities for learning, research and publications in the area of the environment and implementation of MEAL policy. Facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency knowledge management agenda. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices;
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in the environmental sector for staff and partner organizations to enhance program quality and impact;
  • Oversee the identification, assessment and strengthening of partnerships relevant to the environmental sector and the appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches;
  • Ensure timely and appropriate project expenditures in line with financial plans and efficient use and stewardship of project material sources.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Resource Management, Climate Sciences, Climate Adaptation Studies, Environmental Sustainability, or in a related field required. Additional experience may substitute for some education;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant field-based project management experience required, with preferably at least 2-3 years working in the environmental field;
  • Experience in managing moderately complex projects, preferably with an international NGO;
  • Required Languages – Exceptional verbal and written communications in English;
  • Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good experience in project grants management, including project design, preferably for grants from multiple public donors, including USAID;
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality technical proposals;
  • Experience engaging with partner organizations;
  • MEAL skills and experience required;
  • Staff management experience and abilities that are conducive to a learning environment;
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information management systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities – To be determined.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions;
  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship;
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented;
  • Understanding of the effects of climate change in Nigeria;
  • Familiarity with relevant Nigerian environmental laws and regulations.

Key Working Relationships

  • Internal – Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Country Representative, Deputy Country Representative - Programs, Deputy Country Representative - Operations, Deputy Head of Programs, MEAL Manager, Project Technical staff, Finance Manager, Regional Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Livelihoods;
  • External – USAID, Project partner staff, Relevant ministries (environment, livestock, agriculture, etc.), other Government of Nigeria stakeholders, Local implementing partners, Private sector actors.

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