Programme Officer Forestry and Natural Resource Management at ChristianAid Nigeria


Programme Officer Forestry and Natural Resource Management

  • Salary (full time):₦8,114,408 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:8114408
  • Type of contract:Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Contract length:7 Months
  • Location:Mongunu
  • Closing date:7 February 2020
  • Interview date:21 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 Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing all Forestry and Natural Resource Management (FNRM) project activities in the target communities in Monguno LGA, both directly and indirectly through training/mentoring of project FNRM Assistants and community volunteers linking up with BOSADP, other NGOs and private sector actors at the community level. The FNRM Officer will provide community project supervision, promote values and participatory approaches at the community level throughout the projects’ cycle. This will include awareness raising and sensitisation of all related program activities, Pre and Post forestry related activities (tree nursery, pitting, transplanting and management of tree seedlings) Monitoring (PAM) as well as supporting monitoring and evaluation under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator. During the absence of the Program Coordinator, the Programme Officer will wholly be accountable for the project under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator Maiduguri.

About you

You must have a minimum of a Degree in any relevant field with at least 3 years’ experience. You must have substantial experience in implementing community-level development projects, using participatory engagement and grassroots mobilisation techniques. You must have experience working on value chain actors and their service providers (Private BDS providers). You must have experience working on disaster risk reduction, farmer field schools, asset transfer and revolving fund management, 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 are required to have experience in handling grants to local groups, ensuring appropriate basic documentation and accountability at the community/field level. You must have excellent verbal communication and listening skills. You must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.

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 a generous holiday 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 Partnership

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?

Communicate Effectively

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?

Deliver Results

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?


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