Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is currently looking for a project officer for immediate employment. Interested persons are expected to apply. Kindly go through the full details of this position below:
Job Title: Project Officer – Surveillance (Nigerian Nationals Only)
Job Identification: 3000310
Job Category: Program Management
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
The CORE Group Partnership Project (CGPP) is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative providing financial support, on-the-ground technical guidance and support to strengthen host country efforts to eradicate polio. The premise of this project is to work through existing networks of international and local NGOs with established child survival activities in high-risk areas of priority countries. A country-level Secretariat coordinates the work of CORE group members in a manner that complements the work of other implementing partners. The work of all CORE members is in support of the national action plan for polio eradication, 5-year health plans and consistent with national MDG goals.
The USAID – funded CORE Group Global Health Security (CG-GHS) Project supports a multi-lateral. multi-sectoral approach to strengthening local and global health security by strengthening capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats whether occurring naturally or being deliberately spread. Achieving global health security requires an inclusive and collaborative effort that builds on the interdependencies among communities, civil society, the private sector and governments. Specifically, the work performed within the auspices of the Global Health Security Agenda is designed to help member countries fulfill their obligations to meet targets identified by the International Health Regulations (2005) as measured through joint External Evaluations. One of the core activities within the GHS project is disease surveillance and community engagement as part of its ongoing polio work. CGPP-GHS project in Nigeria will coordinate and collaborate with key stakeholders and line ministries addressing livestock and wildlife health and environmental health through a “one Health” approach. This new approach provides the opportunity to record those unusual events and reports them up; so, they may be investigated and triaged quickly before they could become outbreaks or, worse, epidemics.
CGPP – GHS project coordinates and expands the work of organizations in the CORE Group NGO Network. The CGPP -GHS project NGO Network in Nigeria is implemented by 3 PVOs (Save the Children International, International Medical Corps, and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) dedicated to addressing infectious disease threats through community programming.
Roles and Key Responsibilities
Key Working Relationships:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Application Closing Date
7th December, 2022.
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