Senior Program Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


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 re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming. CRS Nigeria seeks for highly qualified candidates to fill the positions below. Full Job Descriptions can be downloaded at the links provided for each position.

Position: Senior Program Manager

Department: Emergency Programs

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Position Band: E-l

Reports To: Emergency Coordinator

Job Description Link:

Primary Function:

Under the direction of the Emergency Coordinator the Senior Program Manager will ensure high quality implementation of CRS FFP emergency program in Borno state, Nigeria. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of program implementation including, planning, coordination of, management and reporting of project activities, they will oversee the programming team and the work of implementing partners.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in social science, markets, agriculture, economics, finance or another relevant discipline.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in emergency or development programs with significant program management responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the following sectors food security, nutrition, and/or NFIs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a budget.
  • Proven experience working with and through partner organizations including the public sector.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with UN, USG or GF projects.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Team-oriented and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize a variety of initiatives.

Method of Application:

Interested candidates should download the application form using this link and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to The position and location of the position should be stated as the subject of the email.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received until all positions are completely filled.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, 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.