Christian Aid Angola Senior Programme Officer

Angola Senior Programme Officer

  • Salary (full time):
    £32,000 – £37,000 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    13 months
  • Location:
    London, England
  • Closing date:
    6 January 2019
  • Interview date:
    11 January 2019

Programme Officer / Senior Programme Officer, Angola (Maternity cover)

Fixed term contract ending 31st March 2020

Salary: Between £32,000 and £37,000 per annum, including London Allowance  

Based: London, Waterloo 

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 07 January 2019

About us

Christian Aid envisions and works toward a world where everyone has fulness of life.

Christian Aid has been working with partners for more than three decades in Angola, contributing to more justice in the use of power at all levels, for inclusive peace and sustainable development.

About the role

Working within the Angola team, the primary purpose of this role is to contribute to the progress of the country programme towards its strategic goals, especially through supporting, managing, developing and evaluating Christian Aid Angola’s partnerships.

About you

You will be working with partners across the region; planning, resourcing and managing intervention jointly with partners and allies, in country and in the distance; support partners’ and programme’s communication, networking and links; managing opportunities and risks; developing knowledge; scanning the horizon for new resourcing; lead on monitoring, reflection and evaluation, creating conditions so that learning is fed into programme decision-making; and contributing to sharing the learning effectively.

You will also contribute to the development of Christian Aid policies and strategies; and engage with and promote fundraising. There will be travel, and longer stays in country are required.

The successful candidate will have: Excellent Portuguese and English; Significant experience in international development; Direct experience of programme and advocacy work and of supporting partners’ capacity development; Familiarity with programme cycle management, approaches and tools, including participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation; Good knowledge of institutional donors.

You will need to demonstrate understanding of financial controls and procedures.

You should possess a degree in relevant discipline or equivalent.

It is desirable that the successful candidate also has: a post-graduation in a relevant field or other relevant qualification; knowledge and experience of incorporation of power and gender analysis and action, rights-based approaches and participatory methodologies into partners’ and own work; and understanding of human rights, conflict transformation and peace building work.

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 our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, and 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 actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action.

Deliver results 

Please give an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities, while acknowledging their needs.

Realise potential 

Please tell us about a time when you took action to address gaps in your own knowledge and skills without being prompted.