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 role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to Improved Early Warning Early Response to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and Northern Regions with special focuses on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning sector interventions. She/he will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid and it partners in the middle belt and north – east region. The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s Improved Early Warning Early Response to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and Northern Regions response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to affected communities and partner organizations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled MEAL response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy. The role holder will be representing CAID in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks as maybe required.
The post holder should have a degree in mathematics, economics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering or related field with 3 year experience of working in non – governmental organisation. S/he is required to have good knowledge of donors (ECHO, DFID, EU, USAID) reporting requirements and standards, have significant experience working with small indigenous partners. The post holder is required to have excellent report writing and communication skills, both written and verbal. S/he should have strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 3 years learning period.
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 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? What action(s) did you take? What was the effect of you saying no? What was the outcome(s)? What did you learn from the experience?
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?
Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?