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 Village Savings and Loans Assistant will be the focal point for village savings and loans activities at the implementing location within the Local Government Area and will contribute to Christian Aid’s Humanitarian Response programme in Borno state. He/she will support assessments, identify needs and opportunities in relation to IGA and other livelihood activities in implementing locations. The Village Savings and Loans Assistant is responsible for preparing activity reports in line with Christian Aid’s agreed timelines using appropriate templates.
You must have a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship or Sociology with a minimum of one year experience setting up and implementing livelihoods or income generating projects preferably with an NGO in a host community or IDP setting. You are required to have skills or training in basic book keeping or administration. Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in implementation of projects is required. You must have an understanding of business/enterprise development and development issues including Groups Savings and Loan approaches. Good communication skills (oral and written) is essential and ability to communicate in the local language 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 and 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 treated others with dignity and respect while recognising that they had different ideas and views to you. What was the situation? How were you aware of the differences involved? What was your task? What outcome were you trying to achieve? What actions did you take? How did you demonstrate dignity and respect? What was the result of your actions? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
Tell us about a time when you needed to explain something in a simple or different way because someone appeared to have not understood you. What was the context? What was your task? What did you have to communicate differently? What did you say? How did you say it? What was the result? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
Please tell us about a time when you were particularly conscious of the quality of your work and how you ensured it met the standards required. What was the situation? Which piece of work? Why was it memorable? What had you been asked to do? What action(s) did you take to check the quality and standard? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?