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 Coordinator
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 4 months
Reports to: Senior Programme Coordinator
Expected travel per annum: Occasional travel
- 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.
- 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
- The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned within Programme support and development remits.
- The Programme Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri with frequent trips to various LGAs in Borno State were CA is implementing the NJR IV project The Programme Office will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focus on the Northeast state of Borno.
- He/she will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid’s partners in the Nigeria.
- The Programme Coordinator will 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.
- The Programme Coordinator will support the country programs to expand the portfolio of humanitarian programs in the country programme office, including support to relevant ACT forum in the country including working with country teams to develop ACT appeals.
- The Programme Coordinator will work closely with the Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC) and the country team on humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development.
- He/she will support CA country offices to engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility.
- Humanitarian response programmes managed and planned and handed over to communities at the appropriate time.
- Partners prepared to respond and delivering to emergency programmes.
- Effective projects and programmes delivered with impact in line with agreed aims.
- Humanitarian and financial policies and procedures complied with reporting requirements and captured in Programme Management System PROMISE.
- Project proposals completed, based on strong planning and evaluation procedures using Christian Aid’s internal systems. Funds used for designated purposes.
- Positive relationships maintained and developed with partners and other humanitarian actors through effective communication.
- Strong linkages between partner work and advocacy, communications and fundraising roles within the Nigeria and UK.
- External: The role holder will be required to work closely with partner organization
- Internal: Work closely with the country team staff , particularly governance, humanitarian, advocacy, communication and fundraising staff in the UK.
- Proposing action CA should take in its response to the humanitarian crisis under the NJR project
- 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 utilisation of Appeal funds
- Preparation of reports and proposals to back donors as required
- Liaison with partners and facilitating partner capacity building.
- 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.
- 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
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:
- Degree level or equivalent in Disaster Management or Humanitarian Sectors such as Food security, Nutrition, WASH, social science or Health Science with not less than 3 years in emergencies/ humanitarian response (especially in WASH and protection)
- Experience with 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, Protection, gender and livelihoods approach in relief and recovery.
- Knowledge of organization roles in relief and development
- Experience of the programme management cycle 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
- Experience of working with large budgets Facilitation of capacity building programmes. Strong report writing, analytical and documentation skills. Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skill.
- Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work.
- Ability to speak and understand Hausa or Local dialects in the North East of Nigeria
- Understanding of the political, social and economic context of the region and the humanitarian/development issues and challenges it faces Of peace building and conflict resolution
- Experience of organisational development
- Experience in livelihoods projects and cash transfer in humanitarian responses
IT competency required:
LEVEL 2: You are expected to be able to:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 falls outside own scope of work.
- Look inside and outside Christian Aid for new ideas and evaluate them for own work.
Salary (full time)
Application Deadline 29th July, 2018.
Interview Date 7th August, 2018.
- 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 behaviours the role-holder requires to be successful in the role; the key behaviours and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the role-holder. 5
- 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.