Programme Coordinator at Christian Aid
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
To support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focus on the Northeast states of Borno). To support Christian Aid’s and donor funded programmes especially the Nigeria Joint Response Project which are implemented by Christian Aid and partners in the North East. To assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s humanitarian response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to partner organisations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy. To ensure that partners are aware of the Core Humanitarian Standards and subscribe to these standards in delivering humanitarian assistance. Ensure that partners and partner staff adhere to the Code of Conduct. Ensure that partners implement complaints handling and feedback mechanism that ensures beneficiary feedback is addressed.
You are required to have a degree in Disaster management, Food Security, Nutrition, WASH or Health Science with at least 3 years progressive experience working in the INGO environment including exposure to field operations in both emergency programmes. You are required to have experience in emergency relief, rehabilitation, development issues and use of capacity building tools and techniques. Knowledge of Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere and Red Cross Code of Conduct, experience with Food and Nutrition Security, WASH, Gender and Livelihood approach in relief and recovery is required. You are expected to have effective communication skills (oral, written) as well as excellent report writing skills. The role holder is required to have excellent coordination, good understanding of principles of effective planning and appropriate time management skills.
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, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including 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 actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action. What was the situation? What different expectations were involved and what were you expected to do? What did you do? What was the impact? Were you successful?
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?
Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs, What was the situation? What were the competing priorities? What was your task and what action(s) did you take? What was the effect of your saying no? What was the outcome(s) and what did you learn from the experience?