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 be responsible for providing technical, overarching direction to Christian Aid partnerships and day to day implementation on Disaster Management projects with support from the Programme Manager Governance as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners (where applicable). He/she will be working on the programme with interest on work regarding Disaster management, governance, gender and inclusion and conflict sensitivity. He/she will contribute to the representation and brand of Christian Aid in country, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors. The role holder directly working with partners will conduct technical trainings on: Disaster risk reduction and management, conflict analysis, sensitivity and do no harm, peace building, Participatory Vulnerability Capacity Assessments and protection monitoring. The role will be responsible for strategic planning and will identify new opportunities. The role holder is expected to build relationship and work closely with external stakeholders including government and donors and to proactively engage with networks and learning groups.
You are required to be educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant field with progressive experience (not less than 3 years) in implementing peace building programmes. You must have knowledge of development issues and current affairs specifically in Northern Nigeria especially around peace building and conflict issues. Programme management experience, knowledge in financial controls and procedures is required. Your are required to have experience in developing partners’ capacity, strong training, facilitation and consensus- building skills. Experience in network and alliance building is required.
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:
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?
Give us an example of when you enabled someone who was not expressing themselves clearly or seemed to be holding back to put their message across and be understood. What was the context? What had led to the situation? What was your task? What did you do and how? What was the outcome? How did you know you had enabled the other person to communicate effectively?
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?