Programme Assistant, Income Generating Activity at ChristianAid Nigeria

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Programme Assistant, Income Generating Activity

  • Salary (full time):₦3,187,627 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:3187627
  • Type of contract:Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Contract length:7 months
  • Location:Mongunu
  • Closing date:7 February 2020
  • Interview date:13 February 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, Income Generating Activity (IGA) will be responsible for implementing all IGA project activities in the target communities in Monguno LGA, both directly and indirectly through training/mentoring of project community volunteers and linking up with relevant Borno state Ministries and Agencies, other NGO and private sector actors at the community level. The programme Assistant IGA will provide community project supervision, promotes values and participatory approaches at the community level throughout the projects’ cycle, awareness raising and sensitisation, and all related IGA program activities, Pre and Post Activities Monitoring (PAM) as well as monitoring and evaluation under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator. During the absence of the PO IGA/VSLA, the PA IGA will wholly be accountable for the project under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator Monguno.

About you

You must possess a degree in Economics or any related field. You are required to have a  minimum of 2 year experience in   implementing community-level development projects, using participatory engagement and grassroots mobilization techniques.  You must have experience working on value chain actors and their service providers (Private BDS providers), experience working on disaster risk reduction, farmer field schools, asset transfer and revolving fund management; and working with community-based saving and lending groups. You must have excellent training and facilitation skills with a wide variety of groups having diverse experiences, backgrounds, skills, and education levels. You must have excellent verbal communication and listening skills. Ability to speak at least one local language predominant in that state is essential. Ability to multi-task, engage in long-term planning, meet deadlines, and handles last-minute demands; exercise patience, and adapt to changing circumstances is essential for this role.

Further information

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in the 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:

Strive for improvement

Please give us an example of a time when you identified a way to improve the quality of your work. What was the situation? What was your role and what did you want to improve? What did you do? Why and how? What was the impact? Was your work improved? If so, how did you know?

Build partnership

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?

Please note that Christian Aid is an equal opportunity organisation and does not request applicants to make payment as part of any recruitment process

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About Christian Aid

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.