Ongoing Recruitment at Christian Aid (CA)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Communications Officer

Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Reports to (Job Title): Humanitarian Response Manager 

Role purpose
  • To raise Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management. This role has responsibility for developing and implementing a communications strategy and plan for the Humanitarian Response.
  • Critical to the success of this role is the ability to develop strong communications aimed at the Humanitarian Response’ target audience of high net-worth individuals and organisations. This includes producing ambitious and creative content that communicates results, best practice and Christian Aid’s added value to potential and existing investors.
  • The Role holder identifies and shares the best stories, case studies that show how Christian Aid Nigeria and partners are changing lives of the poor and marginalised through its programmes.
  • The role writes, edit, commissions a varied mix of content including case studies, interviews, blogs, photos and films in line with CA’s communication guideline and strategy for dissemination to show the value and impact of the Programmes especially in the Humanitarian Response.
Role context
  • The role works within the Nigerian Country team and will be lined managed by the Humanitarian Response Manager and working with the program team to ensure proper and adequate communication of projects activities, developing articles and documentation in-line with CA Communication guide lines.
  • Develop and adapt approaches to disseminate programme results and impact to communities, partners, government and other development actors.
Key outcomes
  • Work with staff and partners to utilize data in solution design and concept testing, including developing and organizing capacity-building activities related to humanitarian response for CA staff and partners as project solutions are being conceptualized and implemented.
  • Work with key stakeholders in such strategic activities as coordination, policy meetings, and technical working groups.
  • Identify and work with varying partners, NGOs, CBOs, communities, and government at local, state and national level to produce or adapt related job aids or promotional materials related to humanitarian response.
  • Contribute to documenting experiences, impact case studies, preparing reports, presentations, briefs and articles for publication. Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
Role Requirements
Relationships:
  • External: The role holder may have contact with partners (NGOs & CBOs), communities, government and other development actors
  • Internal: The role will work with humanitarian team, the communication unit and by extension the wider country office
Decision making:
  • The ability to make day to day decisions on issues around communication to assist in the administration and smooth running of the partnership and programmes.
Analytical skills:
  • Adapt and apply communications approaches, materials and tools relying on innovative and agile methodologies.
Developing self and others:
  • Ability to take initiative, be self- motivated and build capacity of/guide new staff on Humanitarian response communication plan as well as the CA communications plan
Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating humanitarian interventions within development approaches.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Good editorial skills. Highly proficient in written English and able to assimilate high volumes of information quickly and translate complexities into messaging that is compelling, jargon-free and accessible to the target audience.
  • Experience of developing and delivering effective project communications strategies and plans.
  • Knowledge of fundraising communications and an understanding of major donor audiences and the issues they relate to.
  • Good knowledge of the international development sector, its issues and challenges.
  • Excellent verbal, written, creative and presentation skills, with the ability to tell complex stories/information to audiences using a variety of media and channels.
  • Self-motivated, resilient and persistent.
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • Experience of using social media for marketing and fundraising purposes.
Desirable:
  • Master's degree in Mass communications or other related field.
  • Previous experience working with international organizations required; experience with DFID, EU funded programs desirable.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, excellent written and spoken English ability, oral presentation skills. Strategic thinking skills and strong team player abilities
IT competency required:
  • Intermediate
Competency Profile
LEVEL 2: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships:
  • Take on different work when necessary to achieve a team or organisational goal.
  • Actively consult with others to ensure you understand their needs or goals.
  • Listen to and take on board fresh perspectives and views, even if you initially disagree with them.
  • Maintain relationships with individuals and networks, based on mutual understanding and respect.
Communicate effectively:
  • Make complex things simple for the benefit of others.
  • Actively listen and question to check your understanding and draw out others when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back.
  • Be sensitive to what others may be feeling, based on what they say, how they say it and their nonverbal behaviour, adapting your approach accordingly.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.
Steward resources:
  • Implement ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources or pass the ideas on to someone who can make them happen.
  • Estimate the resources needed to achieve your own work plans or objectives and deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt if priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise.
Deliver results:
  • Prioritise, plan and monitor your work to meet your own and team deliverables to agreed standards.
  • Acknowledge others’ priorities whilst being prepared to say ‘no’ if there are genuine reasons why their needs cannot be met.
  • Use logical processes and relevant tools and techniques to report on information or analyse options.
  • Make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.
Realise potential:
  • Evaluate your own work and actively address gaps in knowledge and skills, without prompting.
  • Recognise how you react to feedback and manage reactions positively, acting on specific feedback from others.
  • Share your knowledge where it will help others to be more effective.
  • Provide instruction, constructive feedback and guidance to others to help them learn.
Strive for improvement:
  • Constructively challenge existing practice.
  • Seek better ways of doing things, taking into account the possible implications.
  • Make positive suggestions on a way forward when faced with challenges, even if these fall outside the scope of your own work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate their potential for your own work.
Salary 
N8,501,197


Interview Date
22nd June, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Click here for more on the Position Description (PDF)


Job Title: Agricultural Extension Support Officer

Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Reports to (Job Title): Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator 

Role purpose
  • The Extension Support Officer will support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project and perform his/her role to carry out all agricultural extension activities under the supervision of Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator.
Role context
  • The Agric Extension Officer will perform overall his/her role to carry out all agriculture & Livestock activities under the supervision of FSL Coordinator. She/he will also coordinate local communities, in close coordination with Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator
Key outcomes
  • Ensure implementation of Agricultural extension services & farmer field schools activities.
  • Assist in training design, perpetration of training module for training especially for agricultural extension service and FFS.
  • Write precise report of the activities; weekly & monthly basis;
  • Support the distribution of Agric. Inputs & Livestock.
  • Support work plan development and reporting to ensure accurate monitoring and documentation of activities.
  • Ensure beneficiaries understands extension delivery and how to access it
  • Undertake regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented.
  • Supervise project beneficiaries.
  • Develop beneficiaries’ performance objectives and conduct periodic reviews and evaluations.
  • Prepare internal reports within agreed deadlines using Christian Aid and donor formats, as required.
Other tasks:
  • Assist in any other related matters necessary for the execution of the project
Role Requirements
Relationships:
  • External: The post holder will be required to work closely with project beneficiaries and their communities.
  • Internal: Works closely with the Project Manager, wider project team, Nigeria country team, humanitarian colleagues and field based volunteers.
Decision making:
  • The ability to make day to day decisions on issues around field activities to assist in the administration and smooth running of the projects.
Analytical skills:
  • Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day field support responsibilities.
Developing self and others:
  • Typically involved in developing others’ skills by directing project work or in coaching and mentoring others. May have the direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating one or more staff, undertakes performance reviews and development of action plans to improve the performance of others, whether staff or volunteers
Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise

 Essential:
  • Graduate in Agricultural Science/Agronomy/Agric Extension/Animal Science
  • Minimum 2-year experience in leading Agric. based interventions.
  • Coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience in staff supervision and capacity building and developing training module.
  • Local language skills – Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Proficiency of writing and verbal - English
  • Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and beneficiaries
  • Most importantly, commitment to Christian Aid values and principles
Desirable:
  • Familiarity with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters.
  • Fluency in the language of the working area (Hausa) is appreciated and the international language used in the humanitarian operation
IT competency required:
  • Intermediate
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
  • 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
  • Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, accepting that people are different and have different views
  • Act consistently with what you say.
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
  • Eplain 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:
  • 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.
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
  • Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed and ensure appropriate sign-off
  • Respond promptly to the requests of others, seeking guidance on priorities and workload when needed
  • Consider the consequences of your actions, including the impact on your work and colleagues
  • Take personal responsibility for your actions
Realise potential:
  • Ask for information and advice to address your own knowledge and skills gaps in order to learn
  • Regularly ask for and act on feedback on your performance
  • Assist others by showing them how to complete tasks
  • Demonstrate concern for the wellbeing of others
  • Act and behave consistently in line with Christian Aid’s values.
Strive for improvement:
  • Demonstrate openness to change
  • Respond quickly and helpfully to new initiatives
  • Find ways to make improvements in your work
  • Show initiative when faced with problems
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.
Salary 
N4,103,445


Interview Date
20th June, 2018.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Click here for more on the Position Description (PDF)




Job Title: Field Support Officer

Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Reports to (Job Title): Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator 

Role purpose

  • To contribute to Christian Aid humanitarian program in Borno state and to support the effective implementation of FAO funded Agricultural Livelihood response in Borno state.
Role context
  • The Field Support Officer will perform overall his/her role to carry out all agriculture & Livestock activities under the supervision of Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator.
  • She/he will also coordinate local communities, in close coordination with Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator
Key outcomes
  • Ensure implementation of Agriculture, Livestock & farmer field schools activities defined in the project proposal.
  • Assist in training design, preparation of training module for training especially for agriculture, Livestock and FFS.
  • Write precise report of the activities; weekly & monthly basis;
  • Inform the beneficiaries of the registration procedure.
  • Prepare Distribution and training plans as well as budgeting for trainings.
  • Input and up-date beneficiary data & Prepare lists and distribution cards.
  • Organize and supervise the distribution of Agric. Inputs & Livestock.
  • Intervene in case of dispute;
  • Support the FSL Coordinator working closely with finance department to ensure program materials and payments are made timely.
  • Support regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented under his/her purview.
  • Assist in the timely submission of distribution and transport plans to logistic.
  • Ensure expenditure plan for the project and do necessary revisions for FSL coordinator’s approval.
  • In close coordination with finance and Program Manager, manage adherence to donor and CHRISTIAN AID grant compliances at all time.
  • Ensure timely submission of payment requests and supporting documents to logistic and finance and timely payments to vendors.
Other task:
  • Assist in any other related matters necessary for the execution of the project
Role Requirements
Relationships:
  • External: The post holder will be required to work closely with project beneficiaries and their communities.
  • Internal: Works closely with the Project Manager, wider project team, Nigeria country team, humanitarian colleagues and field-based volunteers.
Decision making:
  • The ability to make day to day decisions on issues around field activities to assist in the administration and smooth running of the projects.
  • Analytical skills:
  • Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day field support responsibilities.
Developing self and others:
  • Typically involved in developing others’ skills by directing project work or in coaching and mentoring others. May have the direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating one or more staff, undertakes performance reviews and development of action plans to improve the performance of others, whether staff or volunteers.
Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential
  • B.Sc in Agronomy, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Crop Science
  • Work experience from the Borno context preferred
  • Experience working in livelihoods and food security humanitarian/recovery context Proven experience in implementing agriculture support programs.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Northeast Nigeria
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages (Hausa and Kanuri preferred)
Desirable:
  • Familiarity with the culture of conflict and/or disaster- affected populations, ability to develop respect from a wide range of people and strong ability to communicate effectively on sanitation and hygiene matters.
  • Fluency in the language of the working area (Hausa) is appreciated and the international language used in the humanitarian operation
  • IT competency required Intermediate
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
  • 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
  • Treat everyone with courteousness, dignity and respect, accepting that people are different and have different views
  • Act consistently with what you say.
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
  • Eplain 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:
  • 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.
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
  • Seek clarification and support from your manager when needed and ensure appropriate sign-off
  • Respond promptly to the requests of others, seeking guidance on priorities and workload when needed
  • Consider the consequences of your actions, including the impact on your work and colleagues
  • Take personal responsibility for your actions
Realise potential:
  • Ask for information and advice to address your own knowledge and skills gaps in order to learn
  • Regularly ask for and act on feedback on your performance
  • Assist others by showing them how to complete tasks
  • Demonstrate concern for the wellbeing of others
  • Act and behave consistently in line with Christian Aid’s values.
Strive for improvement:
  • Demonstrate openness to change
  • Respond quickly and helpfully to new initiatives
  • Find ways to make improvements in your work
  • Show initiative when faced with problems
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.
Salary 
N4,103,445

Interview Date
21st June, 2018.

Deadline:15th June, 2018.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Click here for more on the Position Description (PDF)

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