Field Support Officer at Christian Aid Nigeria

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 Humanitarian and Sustainable Development, Democracy and Good Governance and Health and Human Development.

 

About the role

The Field Support Officer will contribute to Christian Aid Livelihood and Resilience program in Borno state, by specifically supporting the effective implementation of CAID Livelihood response in Monguno Local Government Areas, Borno state. S/he will support the team to conduct beneficiaries targeting and sensitization on all livelihood activities in implementing locations. S/he will follow up beneficiaries and groups to ensure timely implementation of communal activities. The Field Support Officer will prepare reports according to agreed timeline using relevant templates. S/he will mobilize beneficiaries for participation in all project related activities.

About you

The successful candidate is required to have a BSc/HND in Engineering, Business Management, Entrepreneurship or Social Works, Actuarial science, Agricultural related. s/he is required to have a minimum 1year experience setting up and supporting livelihoods field-based projects preferably with an NGO in a host community or IDP setting. The successful candidate is required to have hands on experience in community mobilization.  Prior experience working with local governments and stakeholders in the implementation of projects is desirable. Experience working in harsh climatic conditions and ability to communicate fluently in (Hausa and Kanuri) language will be an added advantage

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 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 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 had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task? What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required. What was your context? What was your task/responsibility?  What actions did you take? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?

Strive for improvement

Please tell us about a time when you have identified a better way of doing something having taken into account the implications of your proposal. What was the context? What was your ‘better way’? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome? Was your proposal accepted? What was the impact?

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