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Caritas Nigeria Jobs


Expired on: Nov 30, 2022

Organizational Background

Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (Caritas Nigeria), is a Not-for-Profit Humanitarian and Development Agency established by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), to coordinate at the national level, the social development interventions of the Catholic Church in Nigeria.  Caritas Nigeria works to fight hunger, disease, and ignorance as well as responds to humanitarian crises and emergencies by mobilizing resources from within and outside the Church to meet the basic needs of affected persons, regardless of religion, nationality or ethnicity.

Project Background

The Building Sustainable Livelihoods for Vibrant Communities project is a two-year Agriculture and Livelihoods Program implemented in Ekiti and Lagos States, with funding from Conrad Hilton Foundation. The overall goal of the project is to build the capacity and empower women, men and youth through climate smart agricultural production, vocational skills and acquisition, and facilitate increased access to markets and financial inclusion

Job Summary.

The Agriculture Program Assistant, will work closely with the Senior Associate, Agriculture and Livelihoods and will be responsible for daily follow up of the agricultural activities such as liaising with relevant stakeholders, beneficiary registration and selection, inputs distribution and monitoring agricultural beneficiaries. She/he will over basic program implementation and reporting on agricultural activities and sharing programme impact and lessons learnt analysis with designated locations. The Agriculture Assistant will monitor and manage various Agric related initiatives and coordinate, plan, supervise the implementation of various awareness session, training sessions, collaborations with other CSOs/NGOs etc. S/he will also provide a narrative of the results on a daily and weelly basis to Senior Associate, Agriculture and Livelihoods.


Assist in liaising with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders and community representative and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.  

Responsible for beneficiary sensitization and selection for Livelihoods activities.

Conduct daily project sites visits and monitor farmers to ensure adoption and adaption of good agronomic and climate smart agricultural practices for long term sustainability

Participate in project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Senior Associate, Agriculture and Livelihoods in preparing weekly and monthly, narrative reports and other reports as required. 

Organize safe return and keeping of all equipment to the office after project implementation 

Account for all equipment under his/her program location 

Alert Agriculture and Livelihoods Senior Associate of issues in the field

Coordinate and supervise community mobilizers and volunteers’ activities. 

Report serious indiscipline to supervisor immediately 

Facilitate post distribution monitoring and impact visit to projects site for impact assessment and success stories reporting purposes 

Proper documentation of activity reports           

Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members;

Assist project teams with other activities, as requested by supervisor;

Perform any other related activities as assigned by supervisor. 

Qualification and Experience

University degree or Higher National Diploma in Agriculture or related field

Minimum of 2-years relevant working experience in the relevant filed.  

Excellent skills in monitoring implementation of program activities.

Managing resources and achieving results 

Ability to write reports.  

Computer literate: proficient in use of Microsoft word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to work in partnership with local communities and other NGOs as appropriate. 

Additional Requirements

Strong sensitivity and respect for local cultures 

Professional manner in dealing with community members and co-workers.  

Excellent listening skills and conflict resolution skills 

Possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. 

Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely manner

Excellent organization, planning and analytical skills

Good writing skills in English.

Understand and speak the local language (Yoruba). Resident in local environment

Ability to work in a challenging environment. 

Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with other implementing partners 

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