Christian Aid: Senior Programme Coordinator – Food Security & Nutrition


Salary (full time): ₦9,871,478 Salary (full time)
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 4 months
Location: Borno State, Maiduguri
Closing date: 22 April 2019
Interview date: 8 May 2019

About us
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.

About the role
The Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC) Food Security and Nutrition will provide day to day oversight and strategic leadership on the development and implementation involving management of all aspects of the programme, including recruitment and performance management, assessments, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring staff capacity building, reporting and technical support to the Food Security and Nutrition Programme. He/she will be responsible for managing Christian Aid WFP Food Security and Nutrition programmes, projects and partnerships as well as the effective management of significant budget funds.

About you
The post holder must have a degree preferably in any of the Social Sciences, Rural Development or a related field. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage. He/she must have at least 5 years of experience in humanitarian response with an International Non-Government Organisation and a track record of success in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring Food and cash-based programming in different emergency settings, ideally in Food and nutrition sectors. He/she must have a minimum of one-year aid-related International NGO experience in North-East Nigeria. He/she is required to have good project management skills and sound knowledge/ experience working with IDPs in Nigeria. He/she is required to possess good understanding of gender-sensitive programming, have good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work and ability to speak Hausa is an added advantage.

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:

Build partnerships:
Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect. What was the context?  Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task?  What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take?  How did you take them?

Communicate Effectively:
Give us an example of when you enabled someone who was not expressing themselves clearly or seemed to be holding back to put their message across and be understood. What was the context?  What had led to the situation? What was your task? What did you do and how? What was the outcome?  How did you know you had enabled the other person to communicate effectively?

Deliver Result:
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?

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