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  • Posted: Nov 5, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 17, 2021
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  • Home to more than 160 million people, Nigeria has the largest population and the second largest economy in Africa, and has a major influence on the continent’s political agenda. However, Nigeria has a history of political instability, corruption and mismanagement of public resources, and has recently seen religious and ethnic conflict. As a result, ...
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    Programme Development and Funding Manager- West Africa

    About the role

    This role is responsible for growing Christian Aid’s institutional funding portfolio in our programmes in Nigeria and Sierra Leone and supporting the country programmes to ensure strong contract management on their funds from institutional donors. The post holder will work closely with Country Directors and programme colleagues to initiate new donor engagements and sustain relationships with current donors; to coordinate the development of funding applications; to advise and provide support on the delivery of ongoing contracts ensuring compliance with donors’ and Christian Aid’s regulations.
    This is a senior role that is expected to engage at strategic levels both at the country and corporate levels to influence Christian Aid’s business models and the way we deliver our programmes. The role will be critical to supporting the Country Director in representing the organization to donors and other external stakeholders, and to improving Christian Aid’s in-country visibility.

    About you

    Candidates should have a good knowledge and expertise in working with institutional donors, which include the UN particularly WFP and OCHA, DFID, USAID, European Union / ECHO, with a deep understanding of the humanitarian cycles in-country, as well as the humanitarian development and peace nexus. They will have proven experience of successful bid leadership across development (health, education, governance) and humanitarian grants, alongside excellent communication and networking skills.
    The role also requires fluency in English knowledge and proven experience of Project Cycle Management and monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies.

    Further information

    This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Nigeria 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.

    Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

    You can expect a wide range of rewards, benefits and 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 build and maintain relationships with others in order to secure significant income that will help to reach the goals of your organization.

    Steward Resources

    Tell us about a time when you have been involved in the development and implementation of a funding strategy for an organisation or programme?

    Communicate Effectively

    Tell us about a time when you had to communicate a complex issue to a donor in writing and convince them that your way to approach the issue was the best way to achieve common objectives

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Christian Aid on jobs.christianaid.org.uk to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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