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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: Senior Programme Coordinator – Policy & Advocacy
Location
: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: International
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: 1 year
Reports to: Programme Manager – Health

Role Purpose

  • To be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and projects as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programme including recommending grants to partners.
  • To contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy
  • To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid, the role will engage with stakeholders, promote communications and fundraising and the overall Christian Aid strategy, including with institutional donors.

Role Context:

  • The role is within the International Programmes role family positioned within the Community Health programme department of the Nigeria country office
  • The role is important in providing support to Christian Aid and its Africa Division through Nigeria programme’s partnerships, to ensure they are managed and developed effectively
  • Frequent local travels will be required.

Key Outcomes:

  • Strong portfolio of partners able to respond and support Christian Aid’s advocacy, fundraising and communications agenda.
  • Project(s) delivered on time and within approved budget.
  • Strong relationships developed through effective communication between partners (CSOs, in-country CSOs , networks, consortium members and Christian Aid.
  • The UKAC project results reflects and contributes to the outputs of the tri-country programme and emerging framework developed during the co-creation phase.
  • Strengthened capacity of implementing partners to respond and support Christian Aid’s project outcomes and country strategy.
  • 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.
  • Strong linkages between partner/consortium partner work and advocacy, communications and fundraising roles.

Role Requirements
Relationships:

  • External: Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs); other development actors; CA partners/in-country consortium partners/members and networks, NGOs and institutional donors
  • Internal: The role will work closely within the health programme and by extension the wider country programme and the international department staff where required.

Decision Making:

  • The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of partnerships and programmes.
  • Provides support to partners based on frameworks agreed with line manager and other members of the 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.
  • Contribute to fundraising proposals

Analytical Skills:

  • Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day work
  • 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 Others:

  • Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and build capacity of others such as volunteers, partners’ staff, government owned workers (e.g. health workers).
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring that work quality and professional standards are maintained.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential Criteria:

  • The post holder must have a Degree or equivalent, preferably related to International Development or Humanitarian Studies with strong proposal design and project management skills. A Postgraduate Degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 year – experience and skills in conducting and implementing national, state and local level policy and advocacy projects.
  • The post holder must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with indigenous partners (Civil Society organisations (CSO’s), providing strategic and technical expertise and strengthening their voice and role in leadership of development and/or humanitarian response.
  • Project management skills and demonstrable understanding of programme cycle management approaches and tools including participatory planning and monitoring.
  • Experience coordinating real-time implementation of findings and learning through pilots and research and results-based monitoring and evaluation.
  • Extensive understanding of context and sector specific frameworks, policies and guidelines with particular experience in working at different levels conducting and using evidence from Political Economic Analysis (PEA), Charters of Demand/Participatory Capability Vulnerability Assessments (PVCAs).
  • Experience in managing institutional donors such as Global Fund, DfID, GiZ, USAID, EU and the private sector.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competency in resilience, gender-sensitive and inclusive methodologies.
  • Fluency and ability to read and write clearly and concisely in English Language.
  • Understanding cultural diversity and context is an advantage.

Desirable Criteria:

  • In-depth understanding and familiarity with donor requirements and guidelines.
  • Experience working with government institutions and agencies in Nigeria.
  • Remains energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team and the ability to effectively represent Christian Aid at national, state and local levels.

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 analyze 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.

Full Time Salary
N8,501,197

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 16th August, 2018.

 

Interview Date 17th August, 2018

 

 

Job Title: Driver/ Logistics Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Department: International
Contracted hours: 35
Contract Length: 4 Months
Reporting to: Logistics Cordinator

Role Purpose

  • To provide logistics support to the Humanitarian Response Programme.
  • To drive staff, visitors and goods to required destinations timely and safely including co-operation with officials at check points.
  • To maintain all Christian Aid vehicles, including safety equipment.
  • To ensure regular maintenance of Christian Aid Vehicle and where requires, ensure any complex vehicle repairs are carried out by the appropriate service provider.

Role Context:

  • The role works within the Administrative role family and is key to ensuring staff, visitors and goods are taken to their required destination within Christian Aid’s offices in-country with significant travel within country.

Key Outcomes:

  • All staff and visitors transported to and from their destinations in a safe and lawful manner, within as reasonable comfort as practicable and on time. This includes the use of seat belts for all passengers.
  • Adherence and familiarity with Local, State and Federal regulatory policies relating to safe driving on all Nigerian roads.
  • Vehicles well maintained and free from filth. Servicing and repairs carried out by appropriate service providers as at when due.
  • Valid copy of driver’s licence appropriate for vehicle, daily vehicle check list, log book, insurance and other vehicle documentations up to date
  • Positive communication and successful negotiation (in line with Christian Aid’s policies and procedures) with officials and security or police forces, particularly at check points and border crossings.
  • Radio (i.e. CODAN) and other communication devices properly used and maintained were applicable
  • Provide aadministrative support for the Programme as may be required i.e. dispatch and collection of mails; purchase of items; collection of quotations; support in bank transactions etc.

Role Requirments

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

  • External: This role holder will have contact with visitors and partners in-country as well as contact with officials at check points
  • Internal: Work closely with CA staff at all field locations

Decision making:

  • The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in providing logistics support within Christian Aid’s office in country. This will include day to day decisions regarding journeys and routes.

Analytical skills:

  • Ability to use judgment to determine safety of travel.

Developing self and others:

  • To manage own time effectively under the supervision of the line manager.

Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • Educated to school certificate level with basic knowledge of manual work.
  • Must have driving licence and any other documentation required to drive a vehicle and passengers.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of driving a vehicle with passengers, knowledge of the area and experience of liaising with officials to cross check points.
  • Good knowledge of road network in Borno and outside Borno to project locations/CA Focal states in Nigeria
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)

Desirable:

  • Administrative and Logistics support experience.
  • Computer literacy

IT competency required:

  • Basic

Competency profile
Foundation Level: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships:

  • Work in a reliable, helpful and cooperative way with all colleagues
  • Treat everyone with respect, accepting that people are different and have different views

Communicate effectively:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely verbally in their own language
  • Ask additional questions to clarify when needed.

Steward resources:

  • Take responsibility for managing your own time effectively
  • Take responsibility for any Christian Aid resources they use (e.g. vehicles, equipment).

Deliver results:

  • Provide a high level of service
  • Maintain relevant knowledge required for the role.

Realise potential:

  • Act on feedback on own performance
  • Act and behave consistently in line with Christian Aid’s values
  • Demonstrate concern for the wellbeing of others.

Strive for improvement:

  • Find ways to make improvements in your work
  • Use initiative when faced with problems
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others

Full Time Salary
N2,571,410

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 17th August, 2018.

 

Interview Date 30th August, 2018

 

 

Job Title: Field Office Finance Assistant
Locations: 
Shani, Dikwa & Mongunu, Borno
Department: International
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: 4 Months
Reports to: Finance Officer
Slot: 3 Openings

Role purpose

  • To support CA financial management functions at the field offices and ensure that adequate financial records are kept at field offices and payment requests are processed on a timely basis.
  • The finance associates will be responsible for preparing financial documentation, petty cash reimbursement, petty cash advances and for coordinating payment to volunteers etc
  • The role is required to be familiar with CA and donor financial compliance requirements and to ensure that these are operationalised in the field office they are responsible for.

Role Context:

  • The finance team leads on all financial reporting in the country program and is responsible for managing the financial grants secured from donors.
  • This role sits in the various field offices in the humanitarian team and links up strongly with the Maiduguri Field Office.

Key Outcomes:

  • Cash, bank books and other financial documentation is maintained and reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Stock is reviewed and valued and submitted to Finance officer on a monthly basis for posting to SUN.
  • Coordinates payments to volunteers, casual workers etc.
  • Ensures Christian Aid and donor financial policies and procedures are complied with.
  • Timely submission of reports to line manager to enable final reports to be prepared on a timely

Role Requirements
Relationships:

  • (Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.).

External:

  • Maintains and builds relationships with donors, third parties, suppliers and other relevant external agencies.

Internal:

  • The position is line managed by the Finance Officer who is in turn managed by the Finance Coordinator. However, for day to day operational issues, the Associate will report to the most senior CA staff in the field office. The role links up strongly with the Maiduguri Finance Team,particularly the Finance Coordinator as well as the Program leads.

Decision making:

  • Make decisions to assist in the smooth running of financial processing. Providing advice on financial policies and procedures to local Christian Aid staff. Support the maintenance of all financial records.

Analytical skills:

  • Ability to apply logical thinking and common sense to routine work in a specific area. Occasionally providing analysis or advice on financial matters.

Developing self and others:

  • Will familiarise self with CA policies to ensure that field office and staff based there are complying.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • First Degree in Accounting
  • 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience working with institutional donors, particularly WFP, FAO etc
  • Experience working with an Accounting software, preferably SUN

Desirable:

  • At the early stages of an IFAC accountancy qualification.
  • IT competency required Basic.

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. 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 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.

Full Time Salary
N3,187,627.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 22nd August, 2018.

 

Interview Date 31st August, 2018