Community and Social Cohesion Specialist in a Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


About 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.

Position: Community and Social Cohesion Specialist

Location:             Maiduguri, Borno State

Position Band:     D-1

Reports To:         Agriculture/Livelihoods Program Manager

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Job Summary:

The Community/Social Cohesion Specialist will work closely with the Agriculture Program Manager and the Agriculture and Livelihoods Specialist to deliver needed capacity building and technical assistance for beneficiaries on the project. S/he will lead planning, implementation and monitoring of all Community/Social Cohesion activities that layer humanitarian response with longer-term development. This includes program support in beneficiary selection and registration, community mobilization, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, coordination, and reporting

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

BA/S or equivalent in relevant field such as Psychology and Community development or equivalent


  • 3-5 years of community and social cohesion experience in emergency contexts
  • Strong technical background in a broad range of group dynamics and social cohesion interventions
  • Demonstrated capacity in technical support and coordination
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Demonstrated experience and abilities in donor and host government representation at field level, in capacity building of local staff and local government, in negotiation, and monitoring
  • Effective multi-tasking, organizational capacity, prioritization skills are necessary
  • English (written and spoken) is required
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is essential.

How to Apply:

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 title must be expressly stated as the subject of the email quoting reference number EMER031417.

Applications must reach us on or before COB Wednesday 29th March, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity:

“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does 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.