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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.
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.
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.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
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.
Tell us about a time when you have been involved in the development and implementation of a funding strategy for an organisation or programme?
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
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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