Christian Aid: Programme Coordinator – Livelihood


Salary (full time): ₦8,501,197 Salary (full time)
Full time salary: 8501197
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 3 months
Location: Borno State, Maiduguri
Closing date: 25 June 2019
Interview date: 2 July 2019


About us
Christian Aid is an international development agency working in 47 countries around the world. Christian Aid commenced operations in Nigeria in 2003 and have worked with local communities, individuals and groups as facilitators of social development in the areas of Health and Human Development, Democracy and Good Governance; and Humanitarian and Sustainable Development. With marginalized and vulnerable groups at the centre of our interventions, we have designed, funded, implemented and complemented programmes using a rights-based approach, and taking power dynamics into account, to empower communities to drive their own sustainable development and effectively engage with all stakeholders’ accountability and increase their participation in decision making processes for development.

About the role
The Livelihood Programme Coordinator will be based in Maiduguri with frequent travels to Mongunu. The post holder will support the development and implementation of all aspects of the programme, performance management, assessments, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring. staff capacity building, reporting and technical support to the agricultural recovery and sustainable livelihoods programme. The post holder will be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and projects as well as the effective implementation of Livelihoods programme in Monguno and other locations within Borno State. S/he will contribute to the development of Christian Aid Livelihood and Resilience Strategy with focus on both agriculture and non-agricultural based recovery initiatives for communities affected by conflict. The post holder will engage with relevant stakeholders, and promote livelihood and resilience strategy with institutional donors. s/he will contribute to the representation, brand management of Christian Aid project portfolio, engage with and promote programme communication and fundraising, with institutional donors. S/he is required to have understanding of the sustainable livelihoods’ framework, understanding of agricultural recovery, resilience framework, humanitarian preparedness and response, value chain analysis, farming as a business and engaging market players, rural finance, facilitating linkages and creating space for various players in the market to interact and enabling markets to work for the poor in fostering agricultural recovery.

About you
You are required to have a degree in relevant discipline related to Entrepreneurship studies, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Development Economics, Agriculture, Food Security and /Sociology. A Postgraduate qualification is an added advantage.  You are required to have at least 5 year of experience in livelihoods, market driven approaches, cash for work programming, post conflict agricultural recovery with understanding of agricultural extension and communication, entrepreneurship, agricultural nutrition intervention and vocational training. You are required to have good Project management skills and good knowledge of and experience working with IDPs in Nigeria. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate in English clearly both verbally and in writing is essential. Ability to communicate in the local language is desirable.

Further information
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, 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.

Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Deliver results
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

Realise potential
Please tell us about a time when you took action to address gaps in your own knowledge and skills without being prompted. What was the context? What gaps did you identify? How did you identify them? What action(s) did you take? Why? What else did you consider? What were the results? Were you satisfied by the outcome? What did you learn?

Communicate effectively
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

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NB: Please note that Christian Aid is an equal opportunity organisation and does not request applicants to make payment as part of any recruitment process.


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