Christian Aid is an international development agency working in 47 countries around the world. Christian Aid commenced operations in Nigeria in 2003 and have worked with local communities, individuals and groups as facilitators of social development in the areas of Health and Human Development, Democracy and Good Governance; and Humanitarian and Sustainable Development. With marginalized and vulnerable groups at the centre of our interventions, we have designed, funded, implemented and complemented programmes using a rights based approach, and taking power dynamics into account, to empower communities to drive their own sustainable development and effectively engage with all stakeholders’ accountability and increase their participation in decision making processes for development.
About the role
The Safeguarding Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. The post holder will report to the Nigeria Country Director and matrix managed by the Safeguarding Manager. It will not have direct reports but will be required to oversee the implementation of Christian Aid’s corporate response to safeguarding policies and procedures across Christian Aid’s programme in the country of operation. This will require building a network of key contacts both inside and outside of Christian Aid. The role will be expected to support the local team and will have the necessary interpersonal skills and a proven track record for doing this. The successful applicant will act as an advisor to the Country Team in safeguarding matters. Ability to influence a range of audiences to ensure the best outcome for Christian Aid country programme on safeguarding risks is required. The successful candidate will be required to deal with sensitive matters comprehensively and robustly including safeguarding investigations. The role will involve travel nationally to ensure the effective implementation of the safeguarding work across the country. It may also be called upon to support investigations or safeguarding initiatives within Christian Aid’s wider geography.
The successful candidate is required to have a degree in relevant discipline. She/he is required to have considerable experience of safeguarding policy and procedure implementation including knowledge of local legislation and regulation; and relevant enforcement bodies. She/he is required to have experience of delivering safeguarding training and awareness to a diverse audience, considerable experience of conducting and managing investigations. The successful candidate is required to have influencing skills and ability to work with complexity, highly empathetic and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate should have ability to perform the role confidentially and in a sensitive manne, be willing to keep abreast of and feedback on local safeguarding issues.
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 a generous holiday 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:
Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect. What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?
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 were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal. What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task? Why did you need to be pro-active? What did you do? Why? How?What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?
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.