Graduate Governance Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

About the Company

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.

Job Title

Governance Officer

Job Location

Yola, Adamawa

Job Ref Code


Job Summary

The Governance Officer will be responsible for the delivery of the local governance component of the STaR project.
This will include providing technical advice, overseeing governance trainings and working with government ministries and department agencies (MDAs) and communities to establish / strengthen governance structures.
S/he will lead the assessment of local government (LGA) capacities, and development and implementation of organizational development plans. Working closely with the Social Cohesion Officer, the Governance Officer will ensure that local government entities are involved in peacebuilding activities and are linked to community disaster risk reduction activities.

Education and Experience

-At least a Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Political Sciences, Public Administration or relevant field or equivalent experience.
-Minimum 3 years of experience in management of governance projects in developing countries. Experience in Nigeria and particularly the Northeast will be a bonus.
-Demonstrated experience in designing governance trainings and establishing governance structures at both the community and government levels.
-Proven experience in working closely with government MDAs in Nigeria.
-Thorough understanding of the Nigerian Government structure at the National, State and LGA levels.
-Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
-Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills in English.
-Fluent command of Hausa and/or Kanuri language
-Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
-Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
-Travel Required 60% to field locations in Borno and Adamawa

Application Deadline

4th March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “Application Form” below and send with a detailed Resume as one document in PDF to: vacancies.ne.nigeria@crs.org indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application e.g. Governance Officer, GOY180219).

Click here to download Application Form – (Dropbox Doc.)


-CRS is an equal – Opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
-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.


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Enoch Olisa

Enoch Olisa

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