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Job at Christian Aid (CA) for Programme Assistant, Social Behaviour Change Communication

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: Programme Assistant, Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC)

Location: Dikwa, Borno
Department: International
Reports to: Programme Officer, Nutrition
Expected travel per annum: Up to 30 days
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 9 months

Role Purpose

  • The overall aim of the position is to monitor and support performance of SBCC activities.
  • She will manage and train field level SBCC staff, performing on-going monitoring and support supervision, and program planning and staff capacity building.
  • To coordinate the implementation of SBCC through IYCF key messages sensitization, and other SBCC programs/activities.

Role Context

  • To support the implementation of UN-WFP Food Aid Project by undertaking programme activities (community mobilization, awareness campaigns, IYCF sessions, verification, registration, distribution, monitoring and evaluation).
  • The role also includes planning and coordination of SBCC activities and related activities such cooking demonstrations, distributions and reporting. There is the need to have staff who is dedicated in facilitation of IYCF sessions, FGDs and other community engagements according to UN- WFP standard.

Key Outcomes

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, Nutrition and in collaboration with other team members of the project and of the base, the Programme Assistant, SBCC will;

  • Assist the nutrition officer to manage and train the SBCC facilitators on IYCF key messages sensitization.
  • Report to the nutrition officer on weekly activities and monthly report on SBCC activities.
  • Conduct awareness campaign.
  • Assist partners in their efforts to reflect on SBCC project experiences.
  • Complete project documentation for assigned activities.
  • Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.
  • May represent CAID Nigeria in humanitarian coordination meetings, taskforces, clusters and technical working groups that are related to SBCC as required of the role.
  • Work in collaboration with the Nutrition Assistant in BSFP activities.
  • Act in the absence of the Nutrition Assistant at the field level.
  • Other task(s) as required of the role.

Role Requirements


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

Decision Making:

  • Make decisions to manage team effectively, from recruitment of SBCC facilitators and day to day management of IYCF related activities, including providing technical input and overall leadership to the SBCC team.
  • Day to day decision on adherence to donor guidelines in SBCC while mainstreaming gender and protection. Makes decisions around project implementation, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements.
  • Make policy decisions that support standing and emergency issues, contribute to shaping and implementing food security intervention and making sound decisions to support this.

Analytical skills:

  • Works on complex specialist/ technical issues.  Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across several 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:

  • Degree or HND in Nutrition, Nursing and Health Education or any related qualification.
  • 1+ years of progressively responsible professional experience in Nutrition Programme development and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and build partnerships with governments, NGOs, CSOs and women’s groups.
  • Proven ability to conduct capacity development training and provide supportive supervision in the field of Nutrition.
  • Respect for local norms and culture.


  • Familiarity in FS interventions in the context of North-East Nigeria.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Kanuri or Shuwa.
  • Experience in BSFP is an added advantage.

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 and behave 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.
  • 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:

  • Use resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or wider environmental resources. Recognize 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 to 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:

  • Question and 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 own performance.
  • Assist others by showing 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

N 3,187,627 Salary per Annum (full time).

Deadline: 23rd January, 2020.

Interview Date
7th February, 2020.

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

Click here for more Information (PDF)


  • 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 and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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