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 Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC)Humanitarian Response will provide day to day oversight and strategic leadership on the development and implementation involving management of all aspects of the programme, including recruitment and performance management, assessments, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring staff capacity building, reporting and technical support to the humanitarian Programme. S/He will be responsible for managing Christian Aid different humanitarian programme & projects in North East Nigeria, provide support managing partners and ensure the project is implemented in line with the proposal and project plan. S/He will provide oversight and lead on different technical projects as well as coordinate with different sectors.
The post holder must have a degree preferably in any of the Social Sciences, Public Administration or a related field. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage. He/she must have at least 5 years of experience in humanitarian response with an International Non-Government Organisation and a track record of success in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring humanitarian response programmes in different emergency settings. He/she must have a minimum of two-years aid-related International NGO experience in North-East Nigeria. He/she is required to have good project management skills and sound knowledge/ experience managing livelihood and WASH projects. The post holder is required to have experience of coordinating networks and consortium. He/she is required to possess good understanding of gender-sensitive programming, political, social and economic context of the region and the humanitarian/development issues and challenges it faces on peace building and conflict resolution. Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work and ability to speak Hausa is an added advantage.
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:
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?
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?
We have more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, we get people the help they want straight away