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Job Title: Programme Manager (Band D-1)
Department: Agriculture and Economic Growth
Reports To: Senior Program Manager, Agriculture

Location: Abuja

Job Summary
The Program Manager-Agriculture will be responsible for managing the Sustainable Cassava Seed System (SCSS) Project to achieve its set targets in Benue and Oyo States within the context of CRS/Nigeria agricultural strategies.

Physical Requirements  / Environment
Normal conditions akin to office environment, based in Abuja; willingness and ability to travel within the country up to 70%.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Senior Program Manager for Agriculture, Head of Unit – Agriculture and Economic Strengthening, M&E Advisor, Finance, Administration, Audit, Head of Programs, Country Representative, RTA/Agriculture as well as other relevant
  • regional and HQ Technical Staff.


  • Justice, Peace and Development Commissions of the Catholic Church (JPDCs), other Implementing Partner Organizations (National Root Crop Research Institute – NRCRI, National Agricultural Seeds Council – NASC, International
  • Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA, Agricultural Development Program – ADP, Seed Entrepreneurs and Farmer
  • Groups /Organizations ), Agro-processors, representatives of other NGOs, Donors, Researchers, and Private Sector.

Qualifications/ Experiences

  • Master’s degree in Agricultural related-field studies required.
  • Minimum three years program management experience with an NGO; experience in cassava value chain and public and private donor relations a plus.
  • Ability to work closely with Church partners and commitment to Agency mission.
  • Computer proficiency particularly in Word. Excel, Outlook. and Internet required.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a team structure
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages.
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive programming.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Nigerian nationality.

Application Closing Date
14th of March, 2013

How To Apply
Interested applicants should download the CRS application form and send with a detailed CV as attached MS Word documents to


  • Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Candidates should please adhere to the instructions explicitly stated here.
  • CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply
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