CHRISTIAN AID: Senior Programme Coordinator – Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)


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.

  • Salary (full time): ₦9,871,478 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 3 months
  • Location: Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date: 29 November 2018
  • Interview date: 12 December 2018

About the role

The Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 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 WASH Programme. S/He will be responsible for managing Christian Aid WASH programmes,  provide support on both hardware and software project components and ensure the project is implemented in line with the proposal and project plan. S/He will provide oversight and lead on technical WASH areas as well as coordinate with WASH sector.

About you

The post holder must have a degree preferably in a discipline related to WASH, Civil Engineering and/or related field. The post holder must have practical experience in managing water and sanitation projects (construction / repair of hand pump, construction of wells, low cost sanitation etc.), sustainability of water points, training of WASH committees and experience coordinating WASH activities. He/she must have at least 5 year experience in humanitarian response with International Non-Government Organisations with a track record of success in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring WASH programming in different emergency settings, ideally in WASH sectors. He/she is required to have a minimum one year aid-related International NGO experience in North-East Nigeria. The post holder is required to have project management skills and good knowledge/ experience working with IDPs in Nigeria. The post holder is required to have good understanding of gender-sensitive programming, good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. Knowledge of capacity building tools, SPHERE, Red Cross Code of Conduct and HAP standards are essential. Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work and ability to speak and understand 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:

Steward resources

Tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?

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?

Strive for improvement

Tell us about a time when you identified a better way of doing something having taken into account the implications of your proposal. What was the context? What was your ‘better way’? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome? Was your proposal accepted? What was the impact?

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