Christian Aid (CA) Job Recruitment in Nigeria [3 new positions]

Latest jobs vacancies and careers at Christian Aid (CA) December 2021 for

  • Nutrition Assistant
  • Programme Development and Funding Manager- West Africa
  •  Global Thematic Advisor – Markets and Livelihoods

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.

December 2021 | Job Recruitment Title: Nutrition Assistant | Location: Abuja (FCT) | Christian Aid (CA)

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 7 months
Department: International
Reports to: Programme Coordinator

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Role Purpose

  • The Nutrition Assistants will be responsible for implementation of nutrition activities and support Community Nutrition Workers in the Project Implementation Communities under the Christian Aid NHF Project.
  • He / She will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring champion mothers support groups and oversee community nutrition education and counselling Sessions.
  • Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of Nutrition Interventions in the Project Location.

Role Context

  • The role is under Food Security and Nutrition Programme and reports to the Nutrition Officer.
  • The Nutrition Assistant will provide supervision to the field Support Casual Workers / Community Nutrition Workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Infant and Young Child Feeding IYCF) while integrating with other sectoral interventions.
  • The job role will include coordinating Monthly Food Demonstration to groups of Care-givers and pregnant and lactating women, active case finding, supervision of OTP activities as well as ensuring the implementation of the SBCC component of the nutrition programme.

Key Outcome

  • Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer and in collaboration with the project Manager and other team members of the project, the Nutrition Assistant will:
  • Plan and implement the Monthly Food Demonstration to Care givers and as well as Pregnant and Lactating Women.
  • Conduct distribution of Vitamin A, Micronutrient powder supplementation and deworming to School Children.
  • Ensure weight, height and MUAC measurements and check for presence of oedema of the beneficiaries in line with the training received. Record the measurements accurately on the beneficiary’s card.
  • Supervise OTP activities and Christian-Aid Nutrition Community Workers on active case findings and implementing a comprehensive follow-up of referred SAM cases. Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children.
  • Distribution of Iron-folic supplements to women, including PLW and the OTP.
  • Working with the Community workers to provide counselling on nutrition and hygiene practices to beneficiaries
  • Ensure escort services for all severely malnourished children to the OTP centres
  • Participate in field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Ensure liaison with Primary Health Care and existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.)
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to Primary Health Care for compilation.
  • Submit Monthly nutrition report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with MEAL and NHF Project Manager
  • Co-chair the Nutrition Coordination with relevant Stakeholders at LGA level.

Relationships
External:

  • Build strong relationships with partners, networks, donors, stakeholders and community beneficiaries.

Internal:

  • Build strong relationship with program departments, FSL/WASH Staff, MEAL officers, program managers, M&E units and all in-country and global staff.

Decision Making

  • Make decisions in order to manage team effectively, from recruitment of volunteers and program staff to day to day management of team members. Also providing technical input and overall leadership to field workers.
  • Day to day decision to ensure projects are running effectively and higher levels decisions on supporting the projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas.
  • Contribute to decisions around project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements. Make policy decisions that support standing and emergency issues. Contribute to shaping and implementing WASH/FSL strategy, making sound decisions to support this.

Analytical skills:

  • Works on complex specialist/ technical issues. Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across a number of departments.
  • Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet program goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.

Developing self and others:

  • Has direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating a team or teams of colleagues / project team members.

Applied Skills / Knowledge and Expertise
Essential:

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  • The post holder should have a First Degree in Nutrition or Health related field with 1-2 years’ experience of working in emergency response with local and/international partner organizations and exposure to field operations.
  • Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 1-2 years learning period.
  • Be proficient in the use of computer software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach community workers.
  • Excellent coordination skills, good understanding of principles of effective planning, appropriate time management
  • Strong report writing skills

Desirable:

  • Familiar Clinical Nutrition context in the northeast Nigeria.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in the local languages.

IT competency required:

  • Intermediate

Competency Profile
LEVEL 1: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships:

  • Work in a collaborative way that develops positive relationships and proactively provide help to others
  • Proactively 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, recognising 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 messages or information promptly and accurately, ensuring clarity and understanding.
  • Proactively question to clarify when needed.
  • Explain things simply and in a different way if someone appears not to have understood.
  • Be sensitive to and take responsibility for how your actions and words impact on others and adapt if necessary.

Steward resources:

  • Be responsible for using resources economically, whether these are Christian Aid resources or wider environmental resources.
  • Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility and proactive measures for managing your time effectively

Deliver Results:

  • Agree your work plan and priorities, 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, ensuring appropriate sign-off.
  • Respond promptly to the requests of others, handling competing priorities and seeking guidance on these where appropriate.
  • Consider the consequences of your actions, and take responsibility for the impact on your work, your colleagues and team objectives.
  • Be accountable for your actions

Realise potential:

  • Acknowledge gaps in your own knowledge and skills and seek out information and advice in order to learn
  • Regularly ask for and act on feedback on own performance.
  • Assist others by showing how to complete tasks and sharing knowledge.

Strive for improvement:

  • Demonstrate openness and willingness to embrace change, be flexible and adapt to new methods of working.
  • Respond quickly and positively to new initiatives.
  • Find ways to make improvements in your work and ways of working.
  • Show initiative when faced with problems and proactively seek solutions.
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.

Application Closing Date
19th November, 2021.

Interview Date
23rd November, 2021.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note

  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Nigeria 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.
  • Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.
  • Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

Job Title: Programme Development and Funding Manager- West Africa | Christian Aid (CA) | Location: Abuja (FCT)

Location: Abuja
Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract Length: 2 Years
Reports to (Job Title): Head of Programme Funding Africa
Salary Band: C Low
Competency Level: 3

Role Purpose

  • This role is based in Nigeria and contributes to the growth of Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in Angophone West Africa, and supporting the country programmes to ensure strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors.
  • The post holder will lead work with Nigeria and support country programmes across the region to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate development of funding applications and to contribute to the development of donor funded programmes; and, to advise and provide support on delivery of on-going contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations.
  • This is a senior role that is expected to engage at strategic levels both at global, country and corporate levels to influence Christian Aid’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes.
  • The role will be critical in representing the organisation to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian Aid’s global, Africa wide and in-country visibility.
  • The role will participate in and/or lead project teams within PIF and across the Global Partnership, and will have a substantial element of humanitarian interventions and funding within its portfolio. The post holder may also support work elsewhere in Africa and globally, in response to priorities and deadlines.

Key Outcomes:

  • End-to-end quality proposal delivery responding to both published and unsolicited opportunities
  • Acquire and retain new donors and funding relationships from a range of donors, with named key donor account responsibilities
  • Provide strong leadership on developing funding proposals, including assembling and managing proposal development teams; working with colleagues in the design and development of high quality projects; and taking responsibility for submission of strong proposals that respond to donor criteria and Christian Aid strategic objectives.
  • Support Country Programme staff to deliver on existing contracts. The PDFM specifically takes responsibility for enabling compliance with donors and Christian Aid policies and ensuring timely and quality reporting to donors
  • Gather intelligence about upcoming opportunities; develop and share opportunity-specific competitive intelligence analysis and support Country Managers in deciding on consortia formulation
  • Carry-out post-bidding debrief and lead post-award negotiations
  • Ensure that Christian Aid programmes meet our gender and inclusion quality standards, and incorporate latest thinking around our digital strategy.
  • Participate in and/or manage project teams involved in strategic proposals or other initiatives.

Role Context

  • The role works within the Programme Funding Division(PFD), which facilitates access to restricted funding across Christian Aid. The role will work lead work with Nigeria and support country programmes across the region and supporting functions, particularly the Humanitarian Division to access and manage funds in support of their strategic priorities. This will include humanitarian and development work.
  • As such the postholder will be expected to travel regularly to project locations across these countries as well as elsewhere in Africa. The post holder will network and build relationships with both traditional and non-traditional players within the development sector to create new opportunities and ways of working.
  • The postholder will provide expert technical guidance related to design, inception and delivery of large and complex programmes. They will work with staff from across the Global Partnership to plan and execute quality interventions in line with corporate strategy and programme/contractual obligations.

Working Relationships

  • External: Builds and maintains relationships with Donors, INGOs, NNGOs, Private Sector Actors, government agencies
  • Internal: Works closely with Programme Funding colleagues in Africa, HQ and globally. Works directly with Country Programme colleagues in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and elsewhere in Africa, and with Humanitarian Division colleagues, in development of proposals and supporting on donor compliance. Draws on expertise from across the organisation, including Finance, HR, and technical advisors.

Applied Skills / Knowledge and Expertise
Essential:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Health, Business, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Environmental Management, Agronomy or a relevant subject.
  • Knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which may include FCDO/DFID, USAID, Global Fund, European Union / ECHO, UN World Food Programme, UN OCHA
  • Significant and proven experience of successful bid leadership across development and/or humanitarian grants
  • Outstanding communication and networking skills for relationship building and facilitation, including consortium development
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Fluency in English
  • High level of numeracy and understanding of financial controls and procedures.
  • Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.

Desirable:

  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to read and communicate in French.

Full Time Salary and Benefits

  • N14,825,051 – N 16,926,573 annually.
  • You can expect a wide range of rewards, benefits and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Application Closing Date
17th November 2021.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note

  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Nigeria 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.
  • Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.
  • Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

Job Title: Global Thematic Advisor – Markets and Livelihoods | Christian Aid (CA) | Location: Abuja (FCT)

Type of Contract: Fixed Term
Department: PPC
Reports to (Job Title): Programme Policy Lead
Contracted Hours: 35
Contract length: 3 years
Salary Band: C Low
Competency Level: 3

About the Role

  • This role provides thought leadership on markets and livelihoods across Christian Aid. 
  • It does this through providing technical leadership and thematic advisory to enhance the capacity of programmes/ partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organisation and through generating learning and evidence from programme practice; linking this to improving programmes and influencing public policy.  
  • The advisory work includes responsive support, to country programme and fundraising colleagues as they design and deliver programme work on markets and livelihoods; and proactive programme development and fundraising to grow and strengthen the markets and livelihoods portfolio.
  • The post-holder will promote research and learning, through generating evidence from our programme experience and sharing learning internally, through communities of practice and other approaches.
  • The post holder will represent Christian Aid externally in relevant networks to raise the visibility of our work and bring learning from other organizations and networks.
  • This role sits in the Programme Policy, Research and Learning division, a cross-organisational team that supports our national programmes, ensuring that we are delivering strong programmes with a transformational impact on poverty; that we are continually learning from and improving our practice and that and our public policy and influencing work responds to and draws on evidence from our programmes. 
  • In joining us you will have the chance to apply your existing knowledge on inclusive market development (with a particular focus on climate-resilient agriculture and food security), financial inclusion and social protection, and learn from our programme experience, working together with colleagues and partners to influence others based on our practice, and tackle global poverty and inequalities.

Role Purpose

  • To provide technical leadership and enhance capacity of programmes/ partners and other relevant stakeholders in the organisation to address issues related to markets and livelihoods.
  • To contribute to Christian Aid becoming a thought leader in the area, through generating learning and evidence from programme practice, and linking this to improving programmes and influencing (public) policy.

Key Outcomes:

  • Country Programmes staff and fundraising colleagues are able to draw on markets and livelihoods expertise through a transparent support request process, and quality assurance input is provided – in order to design and deliver strong programme work on markets and livelihoods, and raise funds for this work
  • Appropriate learning processes (e.g. in-depth advisory and accompaniment, programme frameworks, communities of practice) are developed so that good practice is captured and shared, staff confidence is built, and practice improves at country programme level.
  • Strong relationships exist with key policy and advocacy colleagues, with a focus on ensuring that insight and learning from programme practice feeds into, and influences public policy development, and provides evidence for advocacy materials
  • Active engagement takes place with Research, Evidence and Learning (REL) advisory to ensure that opportunities are developed to integrated REL processes into market and livelihoods programme design and delivery to strengthen the evidence base for, and the development of programme policy in this area
  • Christian Aid’s work on markets and livelihoods is presented and promoted through national and international networks, resulting in an enhanced organisational profile within the sector
  • Latest thinking, knowledge and debates are followed in order that key insights are brought into Christian Aid, and learning from our practice can be well positioned to engage in /influence external thinking
  • Programme advisory and resource materials on markets and livelihoods are developed on the basis of Christian Aid’s values, strategies, and adaptive programming approaches, and informed by ongoing learning of Christian Aid and others
  • Surge capacity exists to enable in-country and remote support to programme delivery where and when additional skills/people are required – for short, medium and long term (throughout the programme cycle) to deliver the programme to agreed standard on time and to budget

 About You

  • You will be a passionate advocate for pro-poor market development, you will have deep knowledge of market system and participatory markets approaches, integrated livelihoods and value chain analysis, within international development and humanitarian contexts.
  • You will be familiar with debates and practice on business and human rights, financial inclusion, economic justice and debt relief and social protection; and have extensive practical experience of markets and livelihoods programme design, management and implementation at the country and local level, having had exposure to a range of market and livelihood programmes in different national settings.
  • You will bring a strong understanding of evaluation, programme learning and adaptive programming, and an active interest in programme research.
  • You will have excellent facilitation and communication skills, experience in providing training and technical support and an ability to promote critical thinking and reflection. 
  • You will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker with an ability to build effective working relationships across organisations, including at a distance.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to influence others, negotiate and develop win-win solutions and excellent interpersonal skills.

Decision Making:
Budgetary / Savings Responsibilities:

  • No specific budget responsibility, but may have delegated authority for specific projects.
  • Leads the development of Christian Aid programme policy related to markets and livelihoods, and ensures this is aligned with, informed by and influencing Christian Aid’s public policy positioning.
  • Provides technical advice to senior managers. Manages research, learning and documentation initiatives, including associated budget and any staff, consultants, interns or volunteers appointed to support these activities.

Analytical skills:

  • Strong analytical skills and high levels of judgement required, with the ability to undertake both broad strategic analysis and context-specific political analysis.
  • Ability to link short- and long-term trends and integrate different strands of work to identify key priorities and opportunities.
  • Ability to manage complex information and present complex issues clearly and accessibly, with responsibility for developing and articulating organisational policy and good practice.
  • Deep knowledge of programme management and experience in delivering programmes within markets and livelihoods will be fundamental to enabling good judgement, leadership and understanding.

Applied Skills / Knowledge and Expertise
Essential:

  • Post graduate or equivalent qualification in international development or relevant discipline
  • In-depth understanding of current thinking/ debates on markets and livelihoods, with working knowledge of pro-poor market development, market systems approaches, participatory markets approaches, and integrated livelihoods and value chain analysis, within international development and humanitarian contexts
  • Familiarity with debates and practice on business and human rights
  • Extensive practical experience of programme design, management and implementation of markets and livelihoods programmes at country and local level exposure to a range of market and livelihood programmes in different national settings
  • Excellent communicator in English (written and orally)
  • Extensive experience of international development, including familiarity with strategic planning and programme management
  • A strong understanding of current thinking in sector-specific M&E, including adaptive management
  • Ability to apply analysis of power / social exclusion to programme design and management
  • Excellent facilitation skills and ability to promote critical thinking and reflection
  • Experience of providing training, technical support and/or advice
  • Creative thinking and track record of promoting innovation
  • Demonstrable ability to build effective working relationships across organisations, including at a distance
  • Ability to use digital communication tools to encourage learning and sharing
  • Track record of promoting culture change and organisational learning
  • Demonstrable ability to influence others and negotiate win-win solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to discuss sensitive issues and inspire others to take up new challenges

Desirable:

  • Familiarity with partnership working and the role of civil society / faith based organisations in development
  • Experience of designing, conducting and overseeing applied social research
  • Experience of policy/advocacy work
  • Experience of managing projects and/or consultants
  • Working knowledge of another language relevant to Christian Aid programming.

Relationships:

  • External: Other INGOs (including peer agencies in the ACT Alliance), practitioners, consultants, academics, critical thinkers and markets and livelihoods experts especially those based in the global south and donors, to ensure that Christian Aid’s approaches and learning are informed by and inform external thinking/ debates
  • Internal: Relevant country programme staff and policy advisors in PPC, Global Thematic Advisors, other members of the Programme Policy, Research and Learning hub, Programme Funding, Humanitarian, Programme Quality and Impact, coordination of a community of practice.
  • This role needs to be able to link grounded programmatic understanding and applied practice to more theoretical concepts in markets and livelihoods; and to be able to translate these to programme generalists and public policy advisers.
  • This role will also strongly link to our corporate economic justice campaign.

Salary
N12,723,525 Annually.

Application Closing Date
21st November 2021.

Interview Date
7th December, 2021.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note

  • 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, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
  • Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.
  • Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.
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