Programme Assistant, Social Behaviour Change Communication at Christian Aid-Nigeria


Programme Assistant, Social Behaviour Change Communication

  • Salary (full time):₦3,187,627 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:3187627
  • Type of contract:Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Contract length:9 months
  • Location:Dikwa
  • Closing date:2 January 2020
  • Interview date:7 January 2020

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About us

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 Programme Assistant, Social Behavioural Change Communications will report to the Nutrition Officer. The role will support the implementation of UN-WFP Food Aid Project by undertaking programme activities (community mobilization, awareness campaigns, IYCF sessions, verification, registration, distribution, monitoring and evaluation). The role also includes planning and coordination of SBCC activities and related activities such as cooking demonstrations, distributions and reporting. There is the need to have staff who is dedicated in facilitation of IYCF sessions, FGDs and other community engagements according to UN- WFP standard. The role will be based in Dikwa.  

About you

You must possess a university degree or HND in Nutrition, Nursing, Health Educatuion or in a relevant field with at least one year progressinve working experience Nutrition Programme development and management. You must demonstrate ability to work with government, NGOs, CSOs and women groups. You must have ability to conduct capacity development training and provide supportive supervision in the field of nutrition. You are required to be familiar with food securityinterventions in the context of North-East Nigeria and have experience in BSFP. Ability to communicate in Kanuri or Shuwa is 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 and 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 worked in a helpful and cooperative way with others and provided help to them without being asked. What was the situation? What help was needed? What was expected of you in the situation? What was your task here? What actions did you take? Why did you take that action(s)?What was the outcome of your actions? What was the impact? How did you know?

Communicate effectively

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?

Deliver result

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?


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