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Latest Job Vacancies at Christian Aid (CA), 15th April, 2019

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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: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: SPC-MEAL
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: 4 months

Role Purpose

  • The role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning sector interventions
  • She/he will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid and it partners in Borno and other northeast states
  • The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s MEAL & Humanitarian Response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to liberated communities and partner organizations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled MEAL response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards
  • The role holder will be representing CAID in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks, while increasing the profile of CA Humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility in the region.

Role Profile

  • The role is in the MEAL program family. The role is key in developing, and implementing programs strategy across a country program, region and division
  • The role is also key in developing and implementing programme strategy across a country, region or division.

Key Outcomes:

  • Project proposals prepared which are based on strong planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures and financial policies and procedures complied with including reporting requirements.
  • MEAL strategic principled readily available cutting across all Christian Aid programs.
  • Decisions on supporting projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas and strong program of institutional support and strengthening for Partners in place.
  • Strong linkages between partner work & MEAL within the UK and Ireland, developed through positive relations.
  • Clear and timely policy positions developed for standing and emergency issues and humanitarian strategy developed for the region or continent which reflects country priorities.
  • Strong synergy between regional or continental strategy and Corporate MEAL Priorities developed and strong development of relationships with partners, ecumenical networks, sector clusters, and policy makers in the program region, continent and globally.
  • Partner and beneficiary engagement successfully led.

Role Requirements
Relationships:

  • External Build strong relationships with partners, networks, donors, stakeholders and community beneficiaries.
  • Internal Build strong relationship with program departments, MEAL officers, program managers, M&E units and all in-country and global staff.

Decision Making:

  • Make decisions in order to manage direct reports effectively. Also providing technical input to MEAL team
  • Day to day decision to ensure partner portfolio/CA projects are running effectively and higher levels decisions on supporting the projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas
  • Contributes to project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirement
  • Contribute to shaping and implementing MEAL strategy, making sound decisions to support this.

Analytical Skills:

  • Works on complex specialist/ technical issues. Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across a number of departments.
  • Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet program goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.

Developing Self and Others:

  • Has direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating a team or teams of colleagues/project team members
  • Focus will be on advising and guiding senior management on policy issues/high level procedures and direct line management responsibility may be limited.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • The post holder should have a First Degree in Social Sciences or B.Sc in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Engineering with 3-5 year experience of working in humanitarian response with local and/international partner organizations.
  • Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 4-5 years learning period.

Desirable:

  • She/he should have at least a 3 years humanitarian response experience in MEAL programming.
  • Familiar with MEAL context in the Northeast Nigeria.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language.

IT Competency Required:

  • Intermediate

Competency Profile
LEVEL 2: You are expected to be able to:

Build Partnerships:

  • Supportively manage teams or lead on projects, involving others in discussing how to take work forwards, helping people feel part of the team and treating everyone equally.
  • Influence others to develop shared understanding and work cooperatively and collaboratively towards common goals where there are different personal or organizational agendas.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with individuals and organizations to further Christian Aid’s aims.
  • Recognize and value differences in people; be ready to challenge assumptions, beliefs or attitudes in self or others.
  • Manage expectations and adhere to what’s agreed, by doing what you say you’re going to do.

Communicate Effectively:

  • Reflect the needs of different audiences, adapting style, media, timing and pace to communicate most effectively.
  • Show an understanding of how personal and external factors impact on others’ communication style and needs and seek to manage these differences to ensure that all voices are heard.
  • Clarify expectations and anticipate interests and potential issues of others, in order to help them get involved in debate and dialogue.
  • Steward Resources:
  • Accept accountability internally and externally for the effective use of Christian Aid resources.
  • Look for ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way, before using or commissioning new resources.
  • Ensure results of self and others are achieved to quality and time by managing allocated resources and workloads.

Deliver Results:

  • Create plans with key milestones and measurable outcomes: track progress and adjust to meet the objectives, ensuring others are aware of changes and reasons for them.
  • Ensure individuals/ teams understand and agree to work to the overall goals, specific objectives and quality standards.
  • Make recommendations or decisions in the best interest of Christian Aid, involving others as needed whether in and beyond own work area.
  • Be willing to take action or make recommendations or decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations.
  • Commit to your decisions and be accountable for them.
  • Show willingness to adapt if your initial decision did not produce the expected result.

Realize Potential:

  • Demonstrate continuing commitment to your own professional and personal development.
  • Utilize coaching and mentoring skills in order to support others to develop.
  • Encourage others to give their best by discussing goals and aspirations and recognize achievement.
  • Provide an appropriate level of supervision according to need; know when to provide help and when to give others enough space to learn.
  • Give constructive and timely feedback to others on difficult or contentious issues.
  • Deal with poor performance directly and sensitively, seeking appropriate and timely advice and support if needed.

Strive for Improvement:

  • Be open to radical suggestions to avoid closing down options too early.
  • Evaluate benefits and risks of new ways of working or ideas and identify ways to reduce risk.
  • Find and implement ways to better support internal knowledge and information sharing.
  • Coach others on dealing with resistance to change.
  • Seek and evaluate a range of viewpoints, whether internal or external, about how Christian Aid could do things better, regardless of whose ideas they are and what role they have.

Salary (Full time)
N8,501,197 per annum


Interview Date

9th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Senior Programme Coordinator – Food Security and Nutrition

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Humanitarian Response Manager
Matrix manager: Regional Emergency Manager
Contracted hours: 35
Child protection clearance required: Not Required
Expected Travel Per Annum:  75 days
On call/unsocial hours:  Yes

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Role Purpose

  • The Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC) Food Security and Nutrition provides day to day oversight and strategic leadership on the development and implementation involving management of all aspects of the programme, including recruitment and performance management, assessments, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring staff capacity building, reporting and technical support to the Food Security and Nutrition Programme.
  • Will be responsible for managing Christian Aid WFP Food Security and Nutrition programmes, projects and partnerships as well as the effective management of significant budget funds.

Role Context

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned in Maiduguri, the role is part of the wider Nigeria Country Humanitarian Response Team. The role works closely and directly with Deputy Humanitarian Response Manager and the Humanitarian Response Manager based in Maiduguri and also with Humanitarian Division’s Regional Emergency Manager, as well as other colleagues from the Nigeria team. The SPC will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent trips to North-East states (Borno, Yobe and Adamawa) of Nigeria.
  • The SPC will work closely with the Deputy Humanitarian Response Manager and the country team on humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising.
  • S/He will support CA country offices to engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian work and its visibility.

Key Outcomes:

  • The Christian Aid WFP project is successfully managed following Christian Aid’s humanitarian policies and procedures.
  • All programmes are accountable to donors and beneficiaries.
  • Christian Aid is represented at all levels, national and internationally.
  • Coordinate with interagency colleagues, host governments, implementing partners, and donors at the working level to address issues impacting WFP funded food assistance;
  • Assess food and Nutrition needs based on a variety of sources, including assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reports from NGOs, the UN and other actors
  • As a food security and nutrition expert, coordinate on the general humanitarian response with all stakeholders including humanitarian actors, Missions, Embassies, host governments, NGOs, and donors;
  • This includes representing Christian Aid in Food sector cluster and working group meetings and donor meetings. This also includes engagement with networks in order to increase the profile and visibility of Christian Aid.
  • The WFP project team delivers a coherent programme linking the humanitarian, advocacy and development programmes within Nigeria in line with country strategies.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the M&E plan, ensuring accurate information is collected and analysed for all programme components. Ensure that impacts or problems are identified clearly discussed in the team and community and fed back into the programming.
  • Robust humanitarian practice and minimum standards in disaster response, as reflected in policies and procedures, are successfully implemented.
  • Emergency staff performing to high standards and meeting objectives as a result of effective management. Effective capacity building is in place for staff and volunteers on humanitarian response.
  • Effective projects and programmes delivered with impact in line with agreed aims.
  • Humanitarian and financial policies and procedures complied with, in particular, reporting requirements.
  • Project proposals completed, based on strong planning and evaluation procedures using
  • Christian Aid’s internal systems. Funds used for designated purposes.

Relationships
External:

  • Represents Christian Aid with external actors including donors and government
  • Liaise with other actors in emergency response for the region (UN, NGO, national and local authorities, incl. through established coordination mechanisms

Internal:

  • Works with the country team in Nigeria, and staff in the Humanitarian division.

Decision making:

  • Contributes to making decisions to ensure the WFP project is led and managed effectively andeffectively linked to the wider Nigeria programme.
  • Proposes action Christian Aid should take in its response to the emergency and makes day-to-day
  • decisions to guide the implementation and smooth running of the project.
  • Leads and manages a team and ensures the workgroup is effectively managed.
  • Shared budget authority for the WFP project.

Analytical skills:

  • The post holder is responsible for overall lead of the WFP project and is expected to work with initiative and innovation, using analytical skills and their own judgement to contribute to recommendations to humanitarian programme decisions for the organisation in consultation with a wide range of country team and humanitarian colleagues and partner organisations.

Developing self and others:

  • The post holder is expected to work independently with support from the Deputy Humanitarian
  • Response Manager / Regional Emergency Manager providing leadership and influencing strategies within the country and ensuring upholding of humanitarian standards and principles by Christian Aid staff and partners. Key skills required are being able to effectively manage from a distance as well as be able to influence decisions of colleagues at a range of seniority levels.
  • 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:

  • 1st degree in Social Science, Rural Development or a related field.
  • Proven experience with managing teams in Humanitarian Response programme.
  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to work hard and achieve results in a demanding, fast paced and often insecure environment.
  • Proven experience with performance based management
  • At least 5 year of experience in humanitarian response with International Non-Government
  • Organisations with a track record of success in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring Food and cash-based programming in different emergency settings, ideally in Food and nutrition sectors.
  • Minimum one year aid-related International NGO experience in North-East Nigeria.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good knowledge of and experience working with IDPs in Nigeria.
  • Good understanding of gender-sensitive programming.
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of capacity building tools; of Sphere and Red Cross Code of Conduct; of HAP standards.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work.
  • Ability to speak and understand Hausa
  • Understanding of the political, social and economic context of the region and the humanitarian/development issues and challenges it faces of peace building and conflict resolution
  • Experience of organisational development
  • Experience in Food Security and Nutrition projects and cash transfer in humanitarian responses

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 on-going relationships with individuals and contacts through networks, based on mutual rapport 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 non-verbal behavior, adapting your style and approach to fit.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.

Steward resources:

  • Implement ways to reduce the inefficient 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 to deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt as priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise.

Deliver results:

  • Prioritise, plan and monitor own work to meet own and team deliverables to agreed performance or quality 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.
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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 falls outside own scope of work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.

Salary (Full time)
N9,871,478 per annum


Interview Date

8th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here for more Information (PDF)

 

 

Job Title: Logistics Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Senior Operations Coordinator
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: 4 months

Role Purpose

  • To contribute to Christian Aid humanitarian program in Borno state and to support the effective implementation of CAID funded projects in the Humanitarian Response.

Role Context

  • The Logistics officer will be stationed in Christian Aid Maiduguri office, Borno state
  • The Logistics Officer will focus on Logistics supports but also work in close cooperation with other Logistics and field staff to ensure that related Logistics issues are coordinated. S/he be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Logistics activities by coordinating with staff on the field and all stakeholders.

Key Outcomes

  • Support the BSU team to conduct logistics needs assessments and identify needs in relation to Logistics activities in implementing locations.
  • Coordinate the distribution of all Agricultural inputs and livestock in all implementing locations
  • Prepare necessary documents for handling logistics of goods and services procured in accordance with donor and CA rules and regulations.
  • Ensure distribution of all materials according to the logistics plan using all relevant logistics documents.

Role Profile

  • Follow up with suppliers and transporters to ensure timely and safe delivery of goods and take up logistics coordination’s responsibilities as and when required.
  • Coordinate the assessment of warehouses/storage facilities for temporary storage of agricultural inputs in all implementing locations.
  • Work with Donor and CA team in ensuring that all agreed distribution timeline is adhered to for effective project implementation.
  • Support work plan development with all stakeholders for better project coordination’s.
  • Prepare activities reports according to the agreed timeline and relevant templates.
  • Attend the Logistics Cluster meetings.
  • Management of Driver/ Logistics Assistant and car hire drivers for effective and efficient operations.
  • Perform any other duties as instructed by the Line Manager.

Role Requirements
Relationships:

  • External: The role holder should ensure coordination with partnersm donors and others stakeholders in the implementations of FAO activiries in all Locations.
  • Internal: The role holder should ensure coordination of the Logistics activities with other CAID programs team at field level

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:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences or relatd field.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience is required.
  • Previous experience in international and /or humanitarian related NGOs.
  • Effective communication, leadership and interpersonal skills with staff and donors is essential.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.

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 2: You are expected to be able to:

Build Partnerships:

  • Take on different work when necessary to achieve a team or organizational 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 on-going relationships with individuals and contacts through networks, based on mutual rapport 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 non-verbal behavior, adapting your style and approach to fit.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.

Steward Resources:

  • Implement ways to reduce the inefficient 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 to deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt as priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise.

Deliver Results:

  • Prioritize, plan and monitor own work to meet own and team deliverables to agreed performance or quality 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 analyses options.
  • Make timely and considered recommendations or decisions based on analysis of available data, information and evidence.

Realize Potential:

  • Evaluate your own work and actively address gaps in knowledge and skills, without prompting.
  • Recognize 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 falls outside own scope of work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.

Salary (Full time)
N8,114,408 per annum

Deadline: 22nd April, 2019.

Interview Date

7th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Further details of specific tasks and duties will be agreed with the line manager as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.
  • This role profile is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key behaviours the role-holder requires to be
  • successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will
  • be made in consultation with the role-holder.
  • You will be expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, policies and procedures within Christian Aid which may be updated from time to time
  • You must be in sympathy with the aims, beliefs and values of Christian Aid as it seeks to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.
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