Senior Programme Coordinator – Policy & Advocacy,Christian Aid-Abuja,Nigeria

Christian Aid LogoChristian 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 be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and projects as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programme including recommending grants to partners. To contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy. To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid, the role will engage with stakeholders, promote communications and fundraising and the overall Christian Aid strategy, including with institutional donors.

About you

The post holder must have a degree preferably in International Development or humanitarian studies with strong proposal design and project management skills. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience in conducting and implementing national, state and local level policy and advocacy projects. S/he must have at least 3 years experience of working with indigenous partners (Civil Society Organisations – CSOs), providing technical expertise and strengthening their voice and role in leadership development and /or humanitarian response.  S/he must have project management skills and demonstrate understanding of programme cycle management approaches and tools including participatory planning and monitoring. Experience coordinating real-time implementation of findings and learning through pilots, research and results-based monitoring and evaluation is required. S/he must have extensive understanding of context and sector specific frameworks, policies and guidelines with particular experience in working at different levels conducting and using evidence from Political Economic Analysis (PEA), Charters of Demand/Participatory Capability Vulnerability Assessments (PVCAs). S/he must also have experience in managing institutional donors such as Global Fund, DfID, GiZ, USAID, EU and the private sector. You are required to demonstrate knowledge and competency in resilience, gender-sensitive and inclusive methodologies. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to read and write clearly and concisely in English Language is essential.

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:

Build partnerships

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?

Communicate Effectively

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?

Deliver Result

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?

  • Salary (full time): ₦8,501,197
  • Full time salary: 8501197
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 1 year
  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Closing date: 20 August 2018
  • Interview date: 6 September 2018