ChristianAid (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 post will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State. The post holder will provide results-based strategic guidance, leadership, management and capacity building to the Humanitarian Response team. In so doing, you will be expected to take responsibility for the development, management, and coordination of Christian Aid’s response strategy in an emergency situation/appeal in Nigeria.
As the Humanitarian Response Programme Manager, you will ensure that emergency projects and programmes are delivered with high impact, in line with agreed aims and with funds used for designated purposes. This will include supervision and successfully managing the emergency programmes in compliance with minimum humanitarian standards and in line with financial policies and procedures.
You will maintain strong linkages between partners work and advocacy, communications and fundraising activities in the UK and elsewhere. You will ensure that the emergency and disaster programmes are planned , managed and handed over to country programme staff at the appropriate time.
You will lead on Strategic engagements with the sector in the North East, government and other stakeholders and ensure that Christian Aid is visible and contributes to strategic decisions in the sector as may be required.
To help make this happen, you will have considerable experience working internationally and an excellent understanding of and experience in emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery programme. You are required to have knowledge of global development issues, including policy and advocacy topics and familiar with emergency problems relevant to the country or region. You must have a degree or its equivalent in relevant development discipline. A post graduate degree in relevant field or its equivalent is an added advantage.You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues including capacity building tools and techniques, understanding of participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments, understanding of the partnership approach to emergency work. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors including the media. You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis within the advert period until a suitable candidate is gotten.
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.
Please note that application reviews and interviews will ongoing within the advert period until the position is filled.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Please give us an example of a time when you took an initiative to promote collaborative team working to break down barriers to effective cross-organisational collaboration. What was the context? What were the obstacles to effective cross-organisational collaboration? What was your responsibility? What action(s) did you take and Why? How effective were they? What were the results? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?
Tell us about a time when you had to apply advanced negotiating and influencing skills to secure agreement with a diverse group of people or stakeholders where there was little common ground? What was the situation? What was the particular challenge? Why were advanced skills needed? What was your specific role? What strategies did you employ? How effective were they?
Please give us an example of a time when you took a long term strategic perspective while recognising that short-term decisions might compromise future options. What was the context? Why was it important to take a long term strategic perspective? What was your responsibility?What actions did you take and Why? What was the impact? Were you successful? How did you know?