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Christian Aid Latest Recruitment [4 Positions]

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: Livelihood Officer
Location:
 Shani & Maiduguri, Borno State
Reports to: Warehouse Coordinator
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 3 months

Role Purpose

  • To support Christian Aid’s development, implementation and monitoring of a 3-month WFP food distribution project. Role context
  • The Livelihood Officers will be based in Maiduguri and Shani Borno State respectively and report to Senior Programme Coordinator, Livelihood.
  • He/she will provide support for efficient and smooth implementation of Livelihood interventions at community level under the direction of the Senior Programme Coordinator, Livelihood.
  • He/she will also collect information and data on livelihoods at community level through screening and other assessments.
  • He/she will oversee the mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at Community level).
  • The Livelihood Officer will also be required to represent Christian Aid and the program within the community.

Key Outcomes 
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator Livelihood and in collaboration with the field officer and other team members of the project and of the base, the Livelihood Officer will:

  • Plan and implement the Livelihood activities in all program locations
  • Conduct community meetings to identify livelihood preferences of the communities of implementation
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other NGOs, INGOs and Government institutions in relation to livelihood implementation
  • Provide technical input on Christian Aid livelihoods programs
  • Ensure all livelihoods activities are in line with government strategy
  • Conduct surveys, needs assessment, data and information collection as and when required for the ongoing program.
  • Participate in NGO and INGO meetings and represent Christian Aid as requested in coordination forums related to Livelihoods.
  • Ensure liaison with existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports and monthly reports to M&E Coordinator for compilation and final report to WFP Project Manage

Role Requirements 
Relationships

  • External: Assist Senior Programme Coordinator Livelihoods to coordinate with WFP and livelihood Sector
  • Internal: Works closely with the Livelihoods Coordinator, the wider project team, Nigeria country team and humanitarian colleagues.

Decision making

  • Makes day-to-day decisions to contribute to supporting the livelihood sector activities for Christian Aid humanitarian programmes.

Analytical skills

  • Needs to have a detail-focused approach to work.

Developing self and others:

  • The Livelihood Officer is expected to work closely with both the Nigeria team and humanitarian colleagues, adapting to changing priorities but also contributing to an organizational culture of collaboration, accountability, clear communications and compliance

Person specification 
Applied Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

Essential:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in Livelihood work in the INGO environment including exposure to field operations in both emergency programmes.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or HND in relevant field relevant experience
  • Effective communication skills
  • Have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Have the ability to facilitate discussions and meetings, coordinate and supervise a team.
  • Have the ability to prepare monthly work plans and plan appropriately for tasks assigned.
  • Have the ability to write reports and collect relevant information from surveys, community, health facility and meetings.
  • Be willing and able to be based and travel within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Be proficient in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Be committed to Christian Aid mission, values and policy

Desirable:

  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language.

IT competency required:

  • Intermediate

Competency Profile 
LEVEL 2: You are expected to be able to:

Build partnerships:

  • Supportively manage teams or lead on projects, involving others in discussing how to take work forwards, helping people feel part of the team and treating everyone equally.
  • Influence others to develop shared understanding and work cooperatively and collaboratively towards common goals where there are different personal or organizational agendas.
  • Develop and maintain new relationships with individuals and organizations to further Christian Aid’s aims.
  • Recognize and value differences in people; be ready to challenge assumptions, beliefs or attitudes in self or others.
  • Manage expectations and adhere to what’s agreed, by doing what you say you’re going to do.

Communicate effectively:

  • Reflect the needs of different audiences, adapting style, media, timing and pace to communicate most effectively.
  • Show an understanding of how personal and external factors impact on others’ communication style and needs and seek to manage these differences to ensure that all voices are heard.
  • Clarify expectations and anticipate interests and potential issues of others, in order to help them get involved in debate and dialogue.

Steward resources:

  • Accept accountability internally and externally for the effective use of Christian Aid resources.
  • Look for ways to achieve more effective outcomes by using existing resources in a new or different way, before using or commissioning new resources.
  • Ensure results of self and others are achieved to quality and time by managing allocated resources and workloads.

Deliver results:

  • Create plans with key milestones and measurable outcomes: track progress and adjust to meet the objectives, ensuring others are aware of changes and reasons for them.
  • Ensure individuals/ teams understand and agree to work to the overall goals, specific objectives and quality standards.
  • Make recommendations or decisions in the best interest of Christian Aid, involving others as needed whether in and beyond own work area.
  • Be willing to take action or make recommendations or decisions in difficult or ambiguous situations.
  • Commit to your decisions and be accountable for them.
  • Show willingness to adapt if your initial decision did not produce the expected result.

Realize potential:

  • Demonstrate continuing commitment to your own professional and personal development.
  • Utilize coaching and mentoring skills in order to support others to develop.
  • Encourage others to give their best by discussing goals and aspirations and recognize achievement.
  • Provide an appropriate level of supervision according to need; know when to provide help and when to give others enough space to learn.
  • Give constructive and timely feedback to others on difficult or contentious issues.
  • Deal with poor performance directly and sensitively, seeking appropriate and timely advice and support if needed.

Strive for improvement:

  • Be open to radical suggestions to avoid closing down options too early.
  • Evaluate benefits and risks of new ways of working or ideas and identify ways to reduce risk.
  • Find and implement ways to better support internal knowledge and information sharing.
  • Coach others on dealing with resistance to change.
  • Seek and evaluate a range of viewpoints, whether internal or external, about how Christian Aid could do things better, regardless of whose ideas they are and what role they have.

Remuneration
Salary (full time): N8,501,197

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application/Interview Date 2nd October 2018.

 

Job Title: Human Resource Assistant (Maternity Cover)
Location
: Abuja
Department: International
Reports to: Business Systems Manager
Child protection clearance required: Not required
Expected travel per annum: Occasional travel
Job Type: Full time
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 8 months

Role Purpose

  • Provide effective and efficient support to HR, IT, and information management within the Country programme, ensuring high standards with focus on recruitment, staff induction, staff documentation (both hard and soft copy). Manage external relationships and performance of vendors, service providers and consultant contracts.

Role Context

  • The role is positioned in the business systems, HR and IT role family, based within the Nigeria Country team.
  • This role supports the smooth running of the HR operations unit with primary focus on smooth and effective recruitment and onboarding processes. It also supports the maintenance of valid HR data, collection of data for input into various surveys and management information system. Supports the administration for employees starting, leaving or being redeployed within the team.
  • The role holder is also required to prepare monthly updates of changes to employee details for payroll. In consultation with the Business Systems Manager, the role holder provides basic employment advice to staff in Nigeria. It supports in the management of CA property and supports the process of securing various contracts with suppliers, service providers, consultants.
  • The role supports the Business Systems Manager in staff welfare matters and updating of staff information for policy renewals.

Key Outcomes

  • Smooth and effective recruitment process, a well-supported employee life cycle within the organisation.
  • Accurate and timely information on employee-related concerns and personal information is updated and maintained in the electronic and physical files.
  • Accurate maintenance of data relating to office HR, IT administration and operations including monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and fulfilment of all Christian Aid procedural requirements.
  • Consultant information and data is maintained to organizational and statutory standards
  • Effective support is provided to the HR operations and admin unit and others in the department.
  • Effective HR administrative support and high-quality customer service is provided to staff in the organisation.

Role Requirements
Relationships:

  • External:
    • External suppliers and service providers (e.g. landlords, IT service provider, lawyer, HMOs, consultants recruited for programme evaluations/reviews).
    • Applicants for new posts at CA
  • Internal:
    • Work closely with the BSU team.
    • Work closely with all CA staff at all locations.

Decision making:

  • The ability to make day to day decisions to support in the administration and smooth running of the office, Provides basic employment advice based on Christian Aid’s policies and procedures and employment law.

Analytical skills:

  • Understands and interprets HR policies and procedures to provide accurate and efficient advice to managers and employees.

Developing self and others:

  • Responsible for managing own workload in accordance with priorities. Work closely with the Business Systems Manager in supporting hiring managers by provide advice to ensure a smooth and successful recruitment process. Works in a peer group with another HR support officer to develop and support each another.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

  • Essential:
    • Degree in Administration, HR, Social Science or relevant field.
    • 2-3 years previous HR administrative experience particularly in an NGO
    • Strong IT skills, including experience of Microsoft Office and databases management.
    • Team player able to organise and prioritise workload
    • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel. Knowledge of managing databases and producing reports. Numerate and good with figures.
    • An understanding of data protection and the need for confidentiality.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to explain and visualize complex issues to expert and non-expert audiences, including presentation and public speaking
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment, including tile ability to build relationships with colleagues at long distances.
  • Desirable:
    • Previous experience of HR and Payroll administration, experience of working with a computerised HR system.

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 bebeyond 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 signoff.
    • 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.

Remuneration
Salary (full time): N3,187,627

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline 2nd October, 2018.

Interview Date 9th October, 2018.

 

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Locations
: Dikwa, Mongonu and Shani, Borno
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Department: International
Reports to: Nutrition Officer
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 3 months

Role Purpose

  • To support Christian Aid’s development, implementation and monitoring of a 4-month WFP food distribution project.

Role Context

  • The Nutrition Assistants will be based in Dikwa, Mongonu and Shani Borno State and report to Nutrition Officer.
  • He/she will provide support for efficient and smooth implementation of nutrition interventions at community level under the direction of the Nutrition Officer. He/she will also collect information and data on nutrition at community level through screening and other assessments.
  • He/she will be in charge of the mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at Community level).
  • The Nutrition Assistant will also be required to represent Christian Aid and the program within the community.

Key Outcomes

  • Facilitate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and trainings during community led nutrition activities.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of Community

Role profile

  • Management of Acute Malnutrition(CMAM), Care Group Model (CGM), and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from the Nutrition Officer.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on IYCF practices, malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Actively participate in scaling up of surveillance activities at community level to ensure monitoring of situation.
  • Lead Monthly MUAC screening as part of routine program activities.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM and IYCF with support from MOH, community volunteers, traditional leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Close coordination all activities in collaboration with MOH, Community team and other key stakeholders.

Role requirements
Relationships:

  • External: Assist Nutrition Officer to coordinate with WFP and Nutrition cluster
  • Internal: Works closely with the Nutrition Officer, the wider project team, Nigeria country team and humanitarian colleagues.

Decision making:

  • Makes day-to-day decisions to contribute to supporting the Nutrition sector activities for Christian Aid humanitarian programmes

Analytical skills:

  • Needs to have a detail-focused approach to work.
  • Developing self and others
  • The Nutrition assistant is expected to work closely with both the Nigeria team and humanitarian colleagues, adapting to changing priorities but also contributing to an organizational culture of collaboration, accountability, clear communications and compliance.

Person Specification (Applied skills/knowledge and expertise)
Essential:

  • Have a minimum of B.Sc in Nutrition or community-based program with similar experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts) as well as CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.
  • Be professional, have good organizational capacity, good human relationships, self-motivated, open, creative, proactive, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive.
  • Have a minimum of 2-year work experience in Nutrition and SBCC approach-IYCF and CGM a plus.
  • Have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Have the ability to facilitate discussions and meetings, coordinate and supervise a team.
  • Have the ability to prepare monthly work plans and plan appropriately for tasks assigned.
  • Have the ability to write reports and collect relevant information from surveys, community, health facility and meetings.
  • Be willing and able to be based and travel within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Be proficient in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Be committed to Christian Aid mission, values and policy.

Desirable:

  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language.
  • IT competency required Intermediate.

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

Build partnerships:

  • 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 relationships with individuals and networks, based on mutual understanding and respect.

Communicate effectively:

  • 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 behaviour, adapting your approach accordingly.
  • Address difficult issues when they arise, being honest and open.

Steward resources:

  • Implement ways to reduce inefficiency in 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 deliver them in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
  • Set and communicate realistic timelines for achieving tasks, working out how best to adapt if priorities change or unforeseen circumstances arise.

Deliver results:

  • Prioritise, plan and monitor your work to meet your own and team deliverables to agreed 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.

Realise potential:

  • 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, considering the possible implications.
  • Make positive suggestions on a way forward when faced with challenges, even if these falls outside the scope of your own work.
  • Look inside and outside Christian Aid for innovative ideas and evaluate their potential for your own work.

Remuneration
N3,187,627

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Interview Date 2nd October, 2018.

Application Deadline 9th October, 2018.

 


Job Title: Accountability Assistant
Location: 
Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: Accountability Support Officer
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 3 months

Role purpose

  • To support the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) unit and programs in implementing accountability activities which would range from daily visit to project locations with volunteers to get complaints, escalate them to the appropriate unit for them to be solved, Input complaints into the Christian Aid Complaints database and produce periodic reports.
  • The role holder is expected to have a basic knowledge of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) guideline, Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) principle and other relevant accountability guidelines.

Role context

  • The role works within the International Programmes role family positioned within the humanitarian team. The role is key in providing Accountability support through complaints logging, management, tracking, analysis and reporting to the Accountability focal person in the MEAL unit and various project leads. The role will normally work within the country office and there may be occasional travel required

Key outcomes

  • Support training sessions of relevant staff members (both Christian Aid and partner organisations) to support and ensure quality implementation of accountability mechanisms and information provision plans
  • Develop monthly work-plans from the work-plans of other units
  • Ensure through a systematic way that during distributions, helpdesk/information table are established to the community members to answer beneficiary comments/questions.
  • Support the entry of complaints into the Christian Aid Complaints database
  • Prepare Bi-weekly reports showing the various categories of complaints and the status of the complaints
  • Lead in the handling of the Christian Aid toll-free line

Role requirements
Relationships:

  • External: The role holder will have contact with partners, volunteers and stakeholders at state level.
  • Internal: The position is line managed by the Accountability Support Officer. Has a key role in ensuring good relations with other roles in programmes, finance and logistic and procuement

Decision making:

  • The ability to make day to day operational decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of the project.

Analytical skills:

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Packages.

Developing self and others:

  • Ability to take initiative, be self- motivated and build capacity of/guide new and existing staff on programme and Accountability requirement.

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • A university degree/HND with at least one year working experience with an I/NGO
  • Ability to speak Kanuri and Hausa fluently.
  • Willingness and ability to interact with community stakeholders and displaced persons in the various project locations
  • Knowledge and use of mobile data collection technology
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages.
  • Good communication skills. (written and verbal)

Desirable:

  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Manage and organize information systems and maintain filing systems

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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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:

  • Show initiative when faced with problems and proactively seek solutions.
  • Willingly share knowledge and information that may help others.
  • 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.

Remuneration
Salary (full time): N3,187,627

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline 2nd October, 2018.

Interview Date 11th October, 2018.

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