Christian Aid Fresh Recruitment

Posted on :

22 Dec, 2016

Category :

International Jobs in Nigeria

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 following vacant positions below:

Job title: Field Officer
Location
: Maiduguri and/or Konduga Nigeria
Department: International
Reports to: Project Manager

Role purpose

  • To support Christian Aid’s development, implementation and monitoring of a 2 month WFP food distribution project.

Role Context

  • Based in Borno state (Maiduguri/Konduga) the role is part of the wider Nigeria Country Team. The role works closely with the Project Manager based in Maiduguri, as well as other colleagues from the Nigeria team.

Key Outcomes

  • Oversee Christian Aid response in respective LGA, including identification of beneficiaries
  • Timely distribution of food to targeted beneficiaries is successfully achieved.
  • Increased understanding of Christian Aid’s work among beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Coordination is smooth with IDPs/returnee communities are mobilised and supported.
  • Project activities routinely monitored and assessments carried out as per Christian Aid policy.
  • Key programme information is routinely collected and reported

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: Makes day-to-day decisions to contribute to the implementation and smooth running of humanitarian programmes. This may include suggesting programmatic and administrative changes, agreeing necessary support to field volunteers, monitoring and suggesting adjustments and the provision of other support as necessary.
  • Analytical skills: Responsible for providing a wide range of support to the project, including administration, financial and field level support. Needs to have a detail-focussed approach to work, ideally with experience of working in humanitarian programmes. Ability to locate and collect data from appropriate sources and analyse it to create meaningful reports to be shared both internally and externally.
  • Developing self and others: The Field Officer is expected to work closely with both the Nigeria team and humanitarian colleagues, adapting to changing priorities but also contributing to an organizational culture of collaboration, accountability, clear communications and compliance.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • Secondary School Certification with basic knowledge of clerical work.
  • At least 6 months of evidenced experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Hausa.
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of and experience working with IDPs in Nigeria.
  • Administrative and logistical support experience.
  • Ability to communicate in Kanuri.

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 non-verbal 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
#6,717,870

Application Closing Date: 
27th December, 2016.

Interview Date: 28th December, 2016.

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

Click here to view more information (pdf)

Job Title: State Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator
Location:
Abuja
Department: International
Report to: Senior Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this position is to support the organisation’s emergency response team in the monitoring and evaluation of emergency projects in Borno state.
  • He/she will provide support to partner organisation to systematically measure progress in the implementation of the host organisation’s emergency response and to ensure accountability and learning.
  • The person in this position will design a framework or apply the country’s existing framework through which these measurements (M&E data) are fed back to those involved in the running of the various components of the emergency response programme.
  • He/she ensures that the information collected can support and guide the decisions of the management team to improve the quality and impact the programme operations

Role Context
What does the department do? Is the role part of a team? How big is the team and where does the job fit in? (An organogram is helpful here):

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family and the wider Programme Funding remit.
  • The role provides support to programmes to ensure that programmes are well implemented and reported on.
  • Because reporting is key and central to CA, this role ensures that timely reporting is done and in the best possible way that meets CA standards. Will be some travel within country required

Key Outcome:

  • Develop and strengthen Monitoring and Evaluation systems to allow for effective, accurate reporting for decision making and project implementation.
  • Work in close collaboration with the emergency response team, sector specialists, and the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in the Country Office to put in place a detailed results framework that is tracking programme progress and informing management decisions. This includes the development of SMART indicators that measure progress against objectives in the emergency response programme.
  • Manage the implementation of the M&E Framework through a concrete action plan for the emergency response programme.
  • Provide assistance to the overall capacity development on monitoring and evaluation to staff and partners, including supporting them collect case studies and inform decision making whilst ensure learning and knowledge generated throughout the programme is disseminated and remains with the team beyond the deployment.
  • Support the generation of timely and high-quality reports for reporting and proposal development purposes to key stakeholders (donors and beneficiaries). This may include monthly/quarterly progress reports and statistics as well as mid-/final reports to stakeholders.
  • Participate in proposal development to ensure accurate information is provided in project design and that the programme response logic is clear and well defined.

Role Requirement
Relationship: Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)

External:

  • Relationships with partners and institutional donors externally

Internal:

  • The position is line managed by the Programme Manager or Country Manager. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in communications, fundraising and advocacy in Christian Aid in the UK.

Decision Making:

  • Accountability, level of decision making and impact of them, authority to make decisions, how often, responsibility for resources:
  • Contribute to fundraising proposals
  • Provides support to partners based on frameworks agreed with country team
  • Represents Christian Aid and the programme externally with partners, other NGOs, and other agencies
  • Appraise, monitor and review programme in line with CA and external requirements

Analytical Skills:

  • Responsible for one discrete area or several strands within a function, how much creativity, analysis and judgement or routine/semi-routine:
    • Problems or issues need detailed information gathering, investigation and analysis including assessment of benefits and risks of different courses of action.
    • Initiative and judgment needs to be applied regularly in the course of day-to-day work. Expected to make direct contribution to improved performance, whether through own area of work or participation in cross-disciplinary projects.

Developing Self and Other:

  • The extent to which the job holder is responsible for their own work, for influencing and/or directing the work of others, acting in an advisory/specialist capacity:
  • May have formal responsibility for others including direct responsibility for performance management and developing plans to improve the performance of partner staff, volunteers or others; May have project management responsibility for directing work of others and taking responsibility for ensuring that work quality and professional standards are maintained

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)

Essential:

  • Degree, preferably in Statistics, or the Social Sciences. 3 years NGO experience and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Detailed knowledge of M&E frameworks, systems and/or indicator reference sheets.
  • Experience managing programme databases (design, entry, analysis).
  • Good understanding of routine data quality checks/validation.
  • Experience in survey and qualitative interviewing, including supervising field data collection teams.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative tool design, data analysis and reports and research writing.
  • Solid understanding of CHS and other accountability frameworks, including community feedback mechanisms.
  • Team management (if applicable): Experience in managing a team as a strong team player with positive attitude.

Desirable:

  • Ability to incorporate governance methodologies into partners’ work
  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Understanding and familiarity with database management
  • Familiarity and understanding of SPSS
  • Understanding of governance related issues in Nigeria.
  • Ability to produce quality reports from analysis conducted on data sets.
  • 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.

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 own scope of work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.

Salary: #6,717,870

Interview Date: 22nd December, 2016.

Application Closing Date: 
21st December, 2016.

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

Click here to view more information (pdf)

Job Title: State Programme Coordinator – Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35hours
Length of Contract: 6 Months

Role Definition
Role purpose:

  • To lead and support Christian Aid partnerships and programmes and to support the effective implementation of CA funded humanitarian response with local partners implementing the programme.
  • To contribute towards the smooth administration of the programme working mainly within the local office team but may have frequent contact with external partners in the course of work.
  • To support communications and fundraising including from institutional donors.

Role Context

  • The State Programme Coordinator will be based in Borno field office with frequent trips to project communities in Borno and other Northeast states (Gombe and Adamawa).
  • The role holder will lead on the assessment and analysis of WASH situations of households and communities, the design of response mechanisms and the high-quality implementation of programmes in an emergency.
  • He/she is responsible for compiling regular action plans and quality programme reports.
  • In coordination with the emergency response team, he/she provides technical assistance to the field staff and partners, designs and rolls out capacity building activities on WASH and oversees the successful programme implementation.
  • The person is also responsible for monitoring WASH programmes, working in collaboration with other civil society organisations, local government and UN agencies (including active participation in the WASH cluster), and in sharing and incorporating learning into the programming cycle

Key Outcomes
(Between 4 and 6)

  • Develop and support a strong CA local partner portfolio in Borno and other part of the northeast with regards to WASH programming whilst promoting knowledge sharing and best practices through effective stakeholder consultations.
  • Participates in resource mobilization and budget monitoring activities for CA projects in Borno and other states of northeast.
  • Identify & build relationships with relevant groups thereby contributing to a multi-stakeholder engagement which aims at developing a mechanism to monitor and implement WASH cluster/sector decisions and recommendations
  • Develop and roll out learning and capacity building modules for the partner organisation’s staff and partners, as well as community groups in the area of WASH and ensure learning and proper documentation both internally and externally
  • Participate and ensure adequate reporting of sector meetings and other relevant information sharing mechanism for the purpose of coordination
  • Compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of partner capacity building and training.

Role Requirements
Relationships:
(Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)
External:

  • Internal The role holder will be required to work closely with partner organisations.
  • Work closely with the country team staff , particularly humanitarian, advocacy, communication and fundraising staff in the UK.

Decision Making:

  • (Accountability, level of decision making and impact of them, authority to make decisions, how often, responsibility for resources)
  • Proposing action CA should take in its response to the humanitarian crisis – Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC), ensuring funds are spent for the purposes they were approved and properly accounted for Supporting the preparation of Christian Aid’s plans for effective utilisation of funds
  • Preparation of reports and proposals to back donors as required Liaison with partners and facilitating partner capacity building.

Analytical skills:

  • (Responsible for one discrete area or several strands within a function, how much creativity, analysis and judgement or routine/semi-routine)
  • Some problems or issues encountered in work are likely to be complex. Looks beyond and challenges data/information to generate recommendations/ outcomes that are not readily apparent from the data/information alone; seeks for and initiates new and diverse sources of information to test solutions and direction.
  • Detailed risk assessment may be required.
  • Expected to question processes and ways of working to identify changes that will improve organisational performance.

Developing Self and Others:

  • (The extent to which the job holder is responsible for their own work, for influencing and/or directing the work of others, acting in an advisory/specialist capacity)
  • Typically involved in developing others’ skills by directing project work or in coaching and mentoring others including CA partners.
  • 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:

  • (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)

Essential:

  • Degree- B.Sc, B.A Degree in Development-related field with at least two years’ NGO experience and managing WASH programmes in emergencies
  • A thorough understanding of and ability to apply the SPHERE standards on WASH
  • Experience of the programme management cycle especially around intervention on CLTS including project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of partnership approach to emergency/humanitarian work and experience of working with local partners
  • Working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders especially within the UN cluster systems
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and facilitating capacity building skills.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and documentation skills with Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skill.
  • A solid understanding of the behavioural change approach will be an asset.
  • Team management (if applicable): Experience in managing a team as a strong team player with positive attitude.

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
  • Experience leading water, sanitation and hygiene assessments and in designing, implementing and monitoring innovative and suitable interventions.
  • Experience of policy, advocacy and communications work and cash transfer programming 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 nonverbal 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.

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 own scope of work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.

Remuneration: N6,717,870.

Interview Date: 22nd December 2016.

Application Closing Date: 21st December, 2016.

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

Click here to view more information (pdf)

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 behaviors the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviors 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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