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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.

CONSULTANT - THEATRICAL GROUP FOR POPULAR THEATRE PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE

Type of Contract: Short-term Consultancy

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXTUAL UNDERSTANDING
Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) is a Christian Aid funded programme that aims to improve significantly the choices and opportunities available for adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria to live productive and meaningful lives.
Implemented in Kaduna state in partnership with Gender Awareness Trust (GAT) and Development and Peace Initiative (DPI), it seeks to change individual and societal behaviours, attitudes and perceptions that hamper the opportunities of girls, by using the strong influence of religion through religious leaders as enablers to facilitate this change.
CAAGI is focused on addressing practices around early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment for adolescent girls.
Key stakeholders involved in this initiative are religious leaders of the two majorly practiced religions in Nigeria – Islam and Christianity –, parents of adolescent girls, traditional leaders and adolescent girls themselves. It seeks to achieve its aim by supporting faith actors and faith based institutions at community, state and national levels as appropriate to take action around those issues.
Equally important are policy makers at community, state and national levels who can facilitate change through key policies such as the passing of the Child Rights Act in Kaduna state that will strengthen the drive to improve the choices of girls.
The project’s outcome is seen in behavioural changes as well as a shift in cultural practices that re-enforce gender discrimination/inequality.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The purpose of the consultancy is to use theatre to depict, directly address and stimulate action around the key issues of access to education, economic empowerment and early marriage as they affect the development of adolescent girls in Kaduna state. This will be used to commemorate the 2017 International Day of the Girl Child.
Specific objectives of the consultancy
Increase the understanding of the religious and cultural contexts or underlying dynamics that influence societal and individual behaviour and attitudes around the three key issues of education, early marriage and economic empowerment of adolescent girls.
Increase the understanding of how the issues of early marriage, lack of access to education and economic empowerment adversely affect adolescent girls’ development and the larger society as a result.
Support advocacy for the passing of the Child Rights Act in Kaduna state
Suggest actions for key stakeholders to take to cause an individual and societal shift in attitude and practices, including how Muslim and Christian leaders/actors can collectively cause a change.
Methodology

The production should be research/evidence-based. The development of the production should mimic participatory theatre to the extent to which is realistic in this context; working with the real stories of individuals within CAAGI’s target areas.
A rapid desk review using project documents in essential as the solutions being depicted should come from a total understanding of the project’s objectives and proposed methods.

CONSULTANCY RESPONSIBILITIES
Concept development and script-writing
Auditioning and identification of actors and all relevant personnel
Provision of all required props
Coordination of rehearsals and preparation for performance
Management and coordination of group on performance day to ensure it is hitch free and delivered professionally and to high standard.

Deliverables
A concept and comprehensive script submitted to and approved by Christian Aid before use.
A pre-performance presentation of the drama to Christian Aid staff two weeks ahead to demonstrate readiness.
A high-quality and professionally presented theatre production to a wider audience in Kaduna state.

Consultant Competencies
Christian Aid is seeking a professional, experienced and already established theatrical group with expertise in popular theatre.
The theatrical group must have an already existing pool of artists and personnel including costumier, make up, stage manager, script-writer and director.
The group must have within their pool personnel with experience in script and concept development, stage performance and directing.
In addition, knowledge of the context of Kaduna and these issues is desirable.

Budget and Terms of Engagement
Christian Aid will pay the cost for venue for the performance.
All production costs incurred will be covered from the consultancy fee.
10% withholding tax will be deducted at source from the total cost of the consultancy fee for a firm.
60% of the consultancy fee will be paid when the contract is signed, and the balance paid on final satisfactory performance.
Interested and qualified groups should submit a proposal to: ngprocurement@christian-aid.org with "Popular Theatre Production and Performance" as the subject of the mail.

The proposal should include the following:
A not more than 2-page overview of applicant’s relevant experience and expertise, showing evidence of being an already established theatrical group with key personnel who have relevant experience.
Proposed methodology, work plan and budget
If available, include links to previous work or reviews of previous work as relevant

REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGER - WEST AFRICA

Type of contract:Fixed Term
Contracted hours: 35
Contract length: 2 years

ABOUT THE ROLE
The post will be based in Abuja, Nigeria depending on the successful candidate. However the post holder will spend at least 6 month's in the West Africa region annually. The Salary will be based on the local pay scale of the country that the post-holder will be located.
As the Regional Emergency Manager for West Africa, you will develop, lead and manage Christian Aid’s humanitarian, resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes in West Africa including the current North East Nigeria Response, Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso/Mali humanitarian response.
You will play a key role in improving the capacity of Christian Aid staff and partners to prepare for, mitigate against the impact of and respond to natural and man-made disasters ensuring best practice in our humanitarian programmes.
You will support the country programs to develop and manage an effective portfolio of humanitarian programs in Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana.
Specifically, you will assist program staff in humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development. You will also provide surge capacity for emergency response in West Africa.
You will support broader thinking and strategy development across the Humanitarian division and CA relating to innovative humanitarian and resilience programs ensuring good program practice.
Lastly, you will have an external facing element, helping CA engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian and resilience work, ensuring we are influenced by current good practise and opening up opportunities for new productive humanitarian collaborations in West Africa.

REQUIREMENTS
To help make this happen, you will have considerable experience working internationally and an excellent understanding of and experience in humanitarian programmes in West Africa including north east Nigeria and the larger Sahel region.
You will have a passion about accountability and putting affected populations at the centre of our work.
You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues including capacity building tools and techniques, understanding of participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments, understanding of the partnership approach to emergency work.
You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors.
You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods

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

1.) Realise Potential:
Humanitarian responses are evolving with a lot of innovation. Please tell us of a time when you coached or mentored partners on new approaches in humanitarian response. What was the context? What was your responsibility? Who were you coaching/mentoring? What were their particular needs? What did you do? Why? What was the effect? Did you have the desired impact?

2.) Communicating Effectively:
Tell us about a time when you had to remotely identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a complex humanitarian response: What was the context? Who were the people and what differences did they represent? What was your task? What did you do? How did you do it? What was the outcome? Was everyone involved? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

3.) Building partnerships:
Can you tell us of an example where you have successfully built new and unexpected partnerships that led to the delivery of quality humanitarian assistance?
Salary Range
N16,409,457 - N19,513,876 p.a.

Interview Date
20th September, 2017 .

TO APPLY
Use the email(s) below to apply.

CONSULTANT - THEATRICAL GROUP FOR POPULAR THEATRE PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE - ngprocurement@christian-aid.org
REGIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGER - WEST AFRICA

DUE DATE: 21 August, 2017

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