Christian Aid


Christian Aid is a UK-based international NGO which exists to eradicate poverty around the world. It is currently working in more than 50 countries and has had a programme In Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country Programme presently focuses on community health and HIV, governance and gender. It is looking to recruit a Programme Officer to contribute to the effective management and progress of its country programme towards its strategic goals and a Programme Assistant to contribute to the effective administration of its country programme. These roles provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic professional who will support CA partnerships and programmes in its community health and HIV and gender work.

Job Title: PROGRAMME ASSISTANT
Contract Type: One year fixed term
Salary: NGN2, 288, 220 – NGN 2, 608, 606 p.a.
Based: Abuja with frequent travel in-country
Job reference: PA-NG/2012/004
The ideal candidate must possess a degree. B.SC, B.A degree or HND holder in Management, Sociology and Social Sciences. She/he must have at least two year experience of working with local partner organisation, She/he will need:

Essential criteria

Understanding of and skills in community health programming
Basic project management Skills
Strong report writing and documentation skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Good level of computer literacy

Desirable criteria

Familiarity in working with faith-based institutions in Nigeria
Understanding of gender-sensitive programming

Experience of working for an international NGO
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers.

Build partnerships
Describe a time where you willingly participated in team work and contributed ideas including those that, may be beyond your own or team’s role.

Deliver results
Describe an example where you had to prioritise. Plan and monitor your work progress to meet agree standards whilst keeping others informed.

Communicate effectively
Describe a time when you were able to explain things simply and in a different way to an audience who appear not to have understood an information
Job title; PROGRAMME OFFICER
Contract Type: Open Ended
Salary: NGN4, 271, 273 – NGN 4, 903, 512 p.a
Based: Abuja with frequent travel in-country
Job reference: PO-NG/2012/003
The ideal candidate must possess a degree in a development/public health-related subject. S/he must have at least five years’ working in the field of health with significant experience in implementing and/or managing community-based HIV/AIDS interventions.

Essential criteria

Extensive understanding of the national response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
Significant experience in working with local partner organisations
Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive programming
Experience of managing institutional donor-funded projects
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent Christian Aid at the national, state and local levels
High level of computer literacy
Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

Desirable criteria

Skills and experience in national, state and local advocacy and lobbying processes
In-depth understanding and familiarity with DFID, EU, COMIC RELIEF and/or USAID funding and reporting requirements
Familiarity in working with faith based institutions in Nigeria

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers.

Build partnerships
Please give us an example of a time when you took an initiative to promote collaborative team working to break down barriers to effective cross-organisational collaboration.

Deliver results
Describe an example where you had to prioritize, plan and monitor your work to meet agreed standards.

Steward resources
Give an example of a time where you implemented ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources in an organisation or pass ideas to someone who can make them happen.

How to Apply

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from http://www.christianaid.org.uk/aboutus/jobs/international/index.aspx and email your completed International Application Form to nigeriarecruit@christian-aid.org stating the job reference number in the subject line

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 14th September 2012

Interview date: Week beginning 24th September2012

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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