Job at Christian Aid (CA) for National NGO Programme Coordinator

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 Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

Job Title: National NGO Programme Coordinator

About us

Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships Consortium comprising of six International Non-Governmental Organisations (Action Aid, CARE, CAFOD, Christian Aid, OXFAM and Tearfund) is working on a flagship high-profile project supported by ECHO, a leading global humanitarian donor, across multiple stakeholders (national and international NGOs). The project is aimed at improving the effectiveness of humanitarian action through strengthening the local and national leadership in humanitarian response. This will enable local and national actors to accelerate action at national and global level that progresses the localisation of humanitarian response.

About the role
The role will involve ensuring linkages with national and local organisations and examining how to improve partnership models and strengthening the role and voice of national actors. The post holder will be located in Christian Aid’s Nigeria Country Office and work in close association with country team, Humanitarian Response Manager, Regional Response Manager, the Health Programme Manager and the Accelerating Localisation through Partnerships consortium (Action Aid, CARE, CAFOD, Christian Aid, OXFAM and Tearfund) and the National Steering Committee (NSC) to implement project outcomes in Nigeria including coordinating with the Steering Working Committee (SWC), line agencies, national and local humanitarian agencies.

About you
You are required to have a degree or equivalent, preferably related to development or humanitarian studies, policy or international relations with at least 5-7 years’ work with NGOs and INGOs.
the post holder is expected to have a minimum of three years experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation. You are required to have previous experience working with civil society organisations in Nigeria on both thematic and institutional aspects.
Advocacy experience within the NGO sector, negotiation, networking, analytical & strategizing skills are essential.
The post holder is required to have a good understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards and Protection Mainstreaming, good understanding of context of Nigeria and ECHO, EU or similar donor systems and compliance requirements.
You are required to have excellent report writing, leadership and facilitation skills.

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 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?

Communicate effectively
Tell us about a time when you were aware that your words and actions were not communicating effectively and you had to adapt what you were saying or how you were saying it. What was the context? What was the task? How did you know you were not communicating effectively? How did you adapt what you said or did? What was/were the outcome(s)? Were you successful? If so, 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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