Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.
About the role
The post holder will be responsible for raising Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management of the Building Early Improved Early Warning Early Response to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and Northern Regions. To contribute to the implementation of Christian Aid Resilience Strategy while supporting the team on concrete steps in the implementation of the strategy within the wider country programmes. To contribute to the representation and brand of Christian Aid in country, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors. The role holder will be directly working with partners, conducting technical trainings, managing partnership and networking with key stakeholders.
You are required to have a degree in any of the Social Sciences with at least 3 years progressive experience in a similar role including administration. Knowledge of political and religious context, especially around peace building and conflict in Northern Nigeria is vital for this role. You should understand advocacy, campaigning, lobbying and network building. You should have good facilitation skills and experience of developing partner capacity. You must understand gender and other forms of exclusion.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action. What was the situation? What different expectations were involved and what were you expected to do? What did you do? What was the impact? Were you successful?
Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect. What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?
Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs, What was the situation? What were the competing priorities? What was your task and what action(s) did you take? What was the effect of your saying no? What was the outcome(s) and what did you learn from the experience?