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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.

CASH/ FOOD SECURITY & LIVELIHOOD COORDINATOR

ABOUT THE ROLE

The role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on the cash/food security and livelihood sector interventions. She/he will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid and it partners in Borno and other northeast states. The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s cash/food security and livelihood humanitarian response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to liberated communities and partner organizations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled Cash/FSL response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards. The role holder will be representing Christian Aid in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks, while increasing the profile of Christian Aid Humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility in the region.

ABOUT YOU
The post holder should have a first degree in social sciences or BSC in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, plant science, environmental science, rural development, nutrition, public health and any other related fields with at least 4-5 years’ experience of working in humanitarian response with local and/international partner organizations.
She/he should possess strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 4-5 years learning period.
At least a three years humanitarian response experience in food security and livelihood, cash transfers programming is desirable. She/he should be familiar with Cash /Food security context of Northeast Nigeria.
Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language is essential.

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 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? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

Steward Resources
Tell us about a time when you had to estimate the resources you needed to achieve your own work objectives and then delivered them in an efficient and cost effective way. What was the context? How had these circumstances arisen? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you take in first estimating what was needed and then delivering the work objectives? What was the outcome? Were you successful? If so, what was your evidence?

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 actions did you take? How did you take them?

PROGRAMME OFFICER - CONFLICT AND PEACE BUILDING

ABOUT THE ROLE

The post holder will be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and programmes with support from the Programme Manager Governance. The role will coordinate the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programmatic areas of governance, gender & inclusion and conflict sensitivity. The post holder will contribute to the implementation of Christian Aid Tackling Violence Building Peace strategy while supporting the team on concrete steps in the implementation of the strategy within the wider country programmes. The position will contribute to the representation and brand of Christian Aid in country, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors. The role holder will work directly with partners, conduct technical trainings on conflict analysis, sensitivity, and do no harm, peace building, Participatory Vulnerability Capacity Assessments and protection monitoring. The role will be responsible for strategic planning and will identify new opportunities. Furthermore, the role is expected to build relationship and work closely with external stakeholders including government and donors and to proactively engage with networks and learning groups.

ABOUT YOU
You are required to have a degree in any of the Social Sciences with at least 3 years progressive experience in implementing gender programmes.
Knowledge of political and religious context, especially around peace building and conflict in Northern Nigeria is vital for this role.
You should understand advocacy, campaigning, lobbying and network building.
You should have good facilitation skills and experience of developing partner capacity.
You must understand gender and other forms of exclusion. Fluency in Hausa language 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, 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 partnership
Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action. What was the situation? What different expectations were involved and what were you expected to do? What did you do? What was the impact? Were you successful?

Communicate effectively
Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect. What was the context?What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?

Deliver results
Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs, What was the situation? What were the competing priorities? What was your task and what action(s) did you take? What was the effect of your saying no? What was the outcome(s) and what did you learn from the experience?

TO APPLY
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CASH/ FOOD SECURITY & LIVELIHOOD COORDINATOR
PROGRAMME OFFICER - CONFLICT AND PEACE BUILDING

DUE DATE: 25 July, 2017

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