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.
About the role
The role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on operations in the humanitarian response. He/she will be responsible for maintaining and implementing essential procurement, logistics, Information Management, human resource, administrative and operational systems within the humanitarian response to enable the team to function smoothly and effectively. Proactively taking responsibility for making things work, for example managing the relationship and performance of external suppliers and service providers and ensure that sub offices function optimally. 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 be representing Christian Aid in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks, while increasing the profile of Christian Aid and its visibility in the region. The role reports to the Business Systems Manager.
You must have a first degree in Social Science or development related field like business administration, public administration, economics, with 5-7 years’ experience of working with local and international partner organisations. You should have good knowledge of working in a humanitarian programme environment. You are required to have strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 5-7 years learning period. Substantial knowledge of supporting programmes and programme staff in international/national and local agencies as well as strong writing, analytical and documentation skills is required. You are required to have experience in programme management, administration, human resources, financial controls and procedures, procurements, logistics and fleet management.
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, including a flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal: What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task? Why did you need to be pro-active? What did you do? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?
Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect: What was the context? What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence: What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?