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.
The Programme Funding Division (PFD) contributes to the work of Christian Aid by mobilising and managing restricted income; and supporting Country Programmes (CPs) to deliver on our commitments to donors, governments and the communities that we serve. PFD supports CPs in fundraising and contract management ensuring compliance with donors' requirements and promoting positive engagement with donors to achieve transformational growth by increased impact, scale and leverage
About the role
The Fundraising and Contracts Manager work with the Country Programmes and other colleagues in Christian Aid in developing programmes, leading on raising and managing restricted institutional income; and, promoting positive engagement with donors to achieve transformational growth by increasing impact, scale and leverage. This Post will be based in our office in Lagos but will travel to project locations within Nigeria as necessary.
You must be fluent in written and spoken English. You must have a Master or first Degree in Development or any related field and you must have at least five years of experience. You must be able to demonstrate success at securing institutional funding from major donors including DFID, EU and USAID. You should be skilled in preparing narrative and finalcial reports. you should have management experience in addition to representation skills. On top of your excellent communication skills, you should be highly numerate and have a real analytical ability. Working experience in Nigeria will give you and additional advantage.
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, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, 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:
1.- Communication: Describe a time when your ability to communicate effectively in a highly sensitive situation helped to produce a successful outcome? (What was the situation and what made it sensitive? What aspects of your communication did you focus on to help produce a positive outcome? What was the outcome?)
2.- Networking: Please tell me about events or processes you have organised to ensure that you are able to keep in touch with key influencers in your sector and up to date with the latest developments. Describe an example where you had to verify that work adhered to procedures and standards (What was the work? What were the procedures and standards that had to be followed? What changes, if any, had to be made in order to adhere to the procedures and standards?)
3.- Deliver results:Tell us about a time when you were able to set up an institutional funding programme to deliver outcomes on time and within budget (what was the programme about ? and the donor? what were the main challenges you encountered and how did you proceed to ensure you delivered the expected outcomes ? )
To apply, visit Christian Aid Career Page