Chriatian Aid Nigeria Vacancy for Deputy Humanitarian Response Programme Manager

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 post will be based in Maiduguri, Borno State. The post holder will work closely with the Humanitarian Response Manager to ensure coordination of Christian Aid’s response strategy to an emergency situation/appeal in Nigeria. You will be responsible for day to day management of the emergency programme, the Rolling plan and grant management.

As the Deputy Humanitarian Response Programme Manager, you will provide technical support for work across the wider humanitarian response including best practice sharing for security, accountability, preparedness, advocacy, inclusion, and any other technical areas.

You will monitor programme implementation, identify gaps and plan appropriate timely action using a rights-based approach to programming. You will coordinate development of proposals and ensure that robust FLAs are submitted.

In your role as Deputy Humanitarian Response Programme Manager, you will supervise Project Leads to ensure projects are managed successfully in compliance with minimum humanitarian standards and in line with financial policies and procedures.

You will ensure that staff recruited are inducted and managed to perform to a high standard and meeting their performance objectives.

About you

To deliver on the above responsibilities, you are required to have considerable experience working internationally and an excellent understanding of and experience in emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery programme. 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. 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 will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors. 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 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.

Further information

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 be ongoing within the advert period until the position is filled.

Competency questions

As part of your application you are asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Delivering Results

Please tell us of a time when you ensured that humanitarian programs were delivered under hostile and insecure circumstances to high standards, within budget and on time.   What was the context?  What made the situation hostile? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you take to ensure the program was delivered to higher standards and on budget?  Why did you decide what you decided? What were the results?  Was the outcome successful?  How did you know?

Building Partnerships

Tell us about a humanitarian situation where you successfully built new and unexpected partnerships with actors you either didn’t know previously or who had been opponents to your workWhat was the context?  Who had to be influenced or persuaded? What was your task? What action(s) did you take?  Why?  How? What was the outcome(s)?  If you were successful, how did you know?

Communicate Effectively

Tell us about a time when you had to adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience. What was the situation? What did you have to communicate and to whom? How did you adapt to meet the needs of this particular audience? What were the things you did differently? What was the impact? Did you communicate effectively with the audience? How did you know?


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  • Salary (full time):
    ₦11,269,730 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    1 year
  • Location:
    Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date:
    11 May 2019
  • Interview date:
    17 May 2019