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
To lead and manage the partner portfolio and projects within a country or region and within a policy framework agreed with the Head of Division or Region or Country Managers. This role will include managing a team with some technical input and will ensure effective management and development for the programme and appropriate support for partners. To recommend projects to partners and to engage with communications and fundraising including from institutional donors. To ensure a strong link exists between our programme and advocacy and provide representation for programme and on country issues. To engage with effective fundraising, liaison and networking as appropriate.
The post holder must have a degree or its equivalent in relevant development discipline. A masters degree in International Development or its equivalent is an added advantage. He/she must have experience of working in the development field with not less than 2 years in managerial position, including management of donor funded projects. Experience of programme appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and financial management is required. He/she is required to have knowledge of programme management tools and techniques including financial management tools, organisational capacity building tools and techniques. The post holder must have understanding of the socio – political context of the country or region. He/she must have experience of proposal development and a successful fundraising track record. Knowledge and experience of USAID, DFID and/or EU funding regulations is desirable.
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, 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:
Give us an example of a time when you had to influence other people and persuade them to work in a collaborative way when there were different personal or organisational agendas. What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?
Tell us about a time when you had to adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience. What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this particular audience? What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know?
Please tell us about a time when you adapted or amended your original decision because it did not produce the expected or desired result? What was the context? What was the original decision? Why did it not produce the desired results? What was your task? What action(s) did you take to review and then adapt the decision? What was the outcome? What was the impact on you/your team/the organisation?