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  • Christian Aid is a UK-based international NGO which exists to eradicate poverty around the world. It is currently working in more than 50 countries. and has had a programme In Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country Programme presently focuses on community health and HIV, governance and gender. It is looking to recruit a Programme Officer to contribute to the effective 
    management and progress of its country programme towards Its strategic goals and a Programme Assistant to contribute to the 
    effective administration of its country programme. These roles provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic professional who will support CA partnerships and programmes in its community health and HIV and gender work. 

    Contract Type: Open Ended 
    Salary: NGN4, 271, 273 - NGN 4, 903, 512 p.a. 
    Based: Abuja with frequent travel in-country 
    Job reference: PO-NG/2012/003 

    The ideal candidate must possess a degree in a development/public health-related subject. S/he must have at least five years' working in the field of health with significant experience in implementing and/or managing community-based  HIV/AIDS interventions.
    Essential criteria 
    1. Extensive understanding of the national response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria 
    2. Significant experience in working with local partner organisations 
    3. Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive programming 
    4. Experience of managing institutional donor-funded projects 
    5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent Christian Aid at the national, state and local levels 
    6. High level of computer literacy 
    7. Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

    Desirable criteria
    1. Skills and experience in national, state and local advocacy and lobbying processes 
    2. In-depth understanding and familiarity with DFID, EU, COMIC RELIEF and/or USAID funding and reporting requirements 
    3. Familiarity in working with faith based institutions in Nigeria 

    Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers. 

    Build partnerships
    Please give us an example of a time when you took an initiative to promote collaborative team working to break down barriers to effective cross-organisational collaboration.

    Deliver results 
    Describe an example where you had to prioritize, plan and monitor your work to meet agreed standards. 

    Steward resources 
    Give an example of a time where you implemented ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources in an organisation or pass ideas to someone who can make them happen.


    Contract Type: One year fixed term 
    Salary: NGN2, 288, 220 - NGN 2, 608, 606 p.a. 
    Based: Abuja with frequent travel in-country 
    Job reference: PA-NG/2012/004 

    The ideal candidate must possess a degree. n.Se, B. degree or HND holder in Management, Sociology and Social Sciences. S!he must have at least two year experience of working with local partner organisation, 

    S/he will need:
    Essential criteria 
    1. Understanding of and skills in community health programming 
    2. Basic project management Skills 
    3. Strong report writing and documentation skills 
    4. Good interpersonal and communication skills 
    5. Good level of computer literacy 

    Desirable criteria 
    1. Familiarity in working with faith-based institutions in Nigeria 
    2. Understanding of gender-sensitive programming 
    3. Experience of working for an international NGO 

    Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers. 

    Build partnerships 
    Describe a time where you willingly participated in team work and contributed ideas including those that, may be beyond your own or team's role.

    Deliver results 
    Describe an example where you had to prioritise. plan and monitor your work progress to meet agree standards whilst keeping others informed.

    Communicate effectively 
    Describe a time when you were able to explain things simply and in a different way to an audience who appear not to have understood an information 

    Method of Application:
    To apply for this post, please download an application pack from www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and email your completed International Application Form to nigeriarecruit@christian-aid.org stating the job reference number in the subject line 

    Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

    Deadline12 noon, Friday 14th September 2012 

    Interview dateWeek beginning 24th September2012 

    Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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