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Christian Aid UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is 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 and Gender. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of Programme Associate, Communication, to strengthen the strategic orientation of the Country Office towards its communication.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Progamme Associate, Communications

Job ID: 0488
Location: Abuja
Department: International
Reports to: (Job Title) Business System Manager

About the Role

    The post holder will manage CA’s program management software (PROMISE and the intranet site for the country office.
    The post holder will contribute to raising Christian Aid Nigeria’s profile through effective content management of all programmes in the country.
    H/She will be responsible for writing, editing, commissioning a varied mix of content including case studies, interviews, blogs, photos and films in line with CA’s communication guideline for dissemination to show the value and impact of CA’s Programmes.
    H/She will be responsible for information and data management for these online platforms, to improve overall programme and partnership management.
    H/She will be responsible for the effective disbursement of grants to partners.

Role Context

    The role works within the Nigerian Country team and will be lined managed by the Business Systems Manager, working with the team to ensure proper communication of projects activities in-line with CA Communication guide lines and also provide administrative support to the team to ensure partnerships and programmes are managed effectively through PROMISE.

Key Outcomes
(Between 4 and 6):

    Advance evidencing of results, high quality communication materials uploaded onto PROMISE/Intranet
    Vibrant sharing of country programme results and learning with the wider organisation and external stakeholders.
    All administration regarding grant approvals and transfers to Partners and emergency support work in accordance with Christian Aid policies and procedures. May also include support to the programme team with documentation for consultation and learning events, policy papers, reports and other programme related documents.
    All receipts, reports and other documentation from Partners accurately recorded and filed both manually and electronically on the Christian Aid Programme Management software – PROMISE
    CA’s communication strategy is revised and update ad effectively implemented.
    A content plan is maintained to guide the use of existing communication content and ensure that future communication materials (case studies, reports, newsletters etc) are developed in a timely and effective way for key country programme events
    Effective and efficient administrative systems and procedures, including support in collating and compiling programme reports, in accordance with Christian Aid’s framework.

(Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)

    The role holder will have contact with partners, government and other development actors (External)
    The role will work with all county staff, the communication unit and PROMISE team in London (Internal)

Decision Making:

    The ability to make day to day decisions on issues around communication and PROMISE assist in the administration and smooth running of the partnership and programmes.

Analytical Skills

    (Responsible for one discrete area or several strands within a function, how much creativity, analysis and judgement or routine/semi-routine)
    Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day administrative work.

Developing Self and Others:

    Ability to take initiative, be self- motivated and build capacity of/guide new staff on CA’s communication plan and Programme software (PROMISE).

Person Specification
Applied Skills/Knowledge and Expertise
(Extent/type of knowledge, skills and experience required, extent to which a source of expertise to others. Maybe a professional qualification but may be skills and knowledge gained through experience)


    Education to Degree level or equivalent in Mass Communication, social science or its equivalent
    Minimum of 3 years work experience
    Basic understanding of document and data base management
    Proficient with all MS application- Intermediate to advance level
    Substantial knowledge of supporting programmes and programme staff in international and national agencies
    Good interpersonal and communication skills
    Good editorial skills, high proficiency in written/spoken English and ability to translate complexities into material that is compelling, jargon-free and accessible
    Significant working experience in similar position with an NGO
    Excellent time and project management skills, coupled with high level of multi-tasking and situational awareness


    Familiarity in working with faith based institutions in Nigeria.
    Post graduate qualification or equivalent in journalism and communication.
    Experience with working with a project management software.
    IT competency required.

Competency profile
LEVEL 1: You are expected to be able to:

Build Partnerships:

    Work in a reliable, helpful and cooperative way with all colleagues and provide help to others without needing to be asked.
    Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, accepting that people are different and have different views.
    Act and behave consistently with what you say.
    Willingly participate in team work and contribute ideas, including those that may be beyond your own or your team’s role.
    Keep others informed about what is going on in your own work area.

Communicate Effectively:

    Communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing.
    Pass on a clear message or information promptly and accurately.
    Ask additional questions to clarify when needed.
    Use resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or wider environmental resources.
    Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility for managing your time effectively.
    Explain things simply and in a different way if someone appears not to have understood.
    Be aware of how your actions and words impact on others and adapt if necessary.
    Steward resources

Deliver Results:

    Agree your work plan, keep track of your own progress and keep others informed.
    Check the quality of your own work and deliver to expectations.
    Consider the consequences of your actions, including the impact on your work and colleagues.
    Take personal responsibility for your actions.
    Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed and to ensure appropriate sign-off.
    Respond promptly to the requests of others, seeking guidance on priorities and workload when needed.

Realise Potential:

    Question and ask for information and advice to address your own knowledge and skills gaps in order to learn.
    Demonstrate concern for the wellbeing of others.
    Act and behave consistently in line with Christian Aid’s values.
    Regularly ask for and act on feedback on own performance.
    Assist others by showing how to complete tasks.

Strive for Improvement:

    Demonstrate openness to change.
    Show initiative when faced with problems.
    Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.
    Respond quickly and helpfully to new initiatives.
    Find ways to make improvements in your work.

How to Apply

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