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
This role works within the Business Administration department of the Nigeria office. The role supports the logistical and procurements component of the department, is the liaison point for work permits and visa applications and plays a key part in driving effective systems and processes that enable the department meet its operational objectives. The role provides 1st line support to the Business Systems Manager. The role supports a team of administrative associates/assistants based in 5 sub-offices for the country programme. The post holder will ensure that systems are maintained and procedures are followed in all the sub-offices according to Christian Aid standard. The post holder will support the Procurement Committee in the procurement processes for the Country programme as the secretary of the Committee.
She/he should be educated to degree level in Business Administration or any relevant discipline. The post holder should have sound knowledge of Office programmes including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. She/he should have considerable relevant experience in managing travel logistics in a similar organisation and ability to manage a wide range of complicated issues. Knowledge of relevant database systems and experience of producing and analysing data accurately is essential. She/ he should be able to maintain confidentiality and use discretion where appropriate. The post holder should be able to communicate (oral & written) fluently in English language. Experience of financial processes is desirable. Further information
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, age, 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:
Please tell us about a time when you were particularly conscious of the quality of your work and how you ensured it met the standards required. What was the situation? Which piece of work? Why was it memorable? What had you been asked to do? What action(s) did you take to check the quality and standard? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
Strive for improvement
Tell us about a time when you took an initiative to solve a problem. What was the situation? What was the problem? What was your responsibility? What did you do? Why? How? What were the results? Did you solve the problem? If so, how did you know?
Please give us an example of how you have taken account of the need to use resources economically and without unnecessary waste when planning and delivering your work. What was the situation? What was your task? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? Why? What was the outcome? How did you know you were successful in using resources economically?