Christian Aid Nigeria Vacancies for Nutrition Project Officers (2 Positions)

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 Nutrition Project Officer will play a crucial role in the effective and timely implementation of FSL & Nutrition projects in Maiduguri. The role will support Christian Aid’s development, implementation and monitoring of a 4-month WFP food distribution project. The nutrition component of the World Food Programme (WFP) project is key in active case findings and the implementation of the Strategic Behavioural Change Communication (SBCC) component of the project. The Nutrition Officer will be based in Maiduguri to coordinate Maiduguri, Dikwa, Magumeri, Dikwa and Mongonu supported by Nutrition Assistants in each location why the Nutrition Officer in Shani will focus on the Integrated Nutrition Programme (INP) project in the location and serve as the head of office.

About you

You are required to have a degree in Nutrition or Socio-Economic Development related fields. A minimum of 2 years work experience in Food, Security & Livelihood /Nutrition and SBCC approach and work in the INGO environment, including exposure to field operations emergency programs is required. You are required to work in partnership with a wide range of actors. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in English clearly both verbally and in writing is essential. The post holder will be required to be based and travel within remote areas of Christian Aid’s operations.

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.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

Realise potential

Please tell us about a time when you took action to address gaps in your own knowledge and skills without being prompted. What was the context? What gaps did you identify? How did you identify them? What action(s) did you take? Why? What else did you consider? What were the results? Were you satisfied by the outcome? What did you learn?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

  • Salary (full time):  ₦6,977,135
  • Full time salary:  6977135
  • Type of contract:  Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:  35
  • Contract length:  5 months
  • Location:  Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date:  6 February 2018
  • Interview date:  14 February 2018

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