• Country Office Manager at Christian Aid

  • Posted on: 18 August, 2011 Deadline: 1 September, 2011
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  • Christian Aid (CA) exists to contribute to poverty alleviation around the world while acting for equity and justice. It is working in more than 50 countries worldwide. The Nigeria Country Office runs a complex programme of development activities and needs to recruit a person who will be in charge of the office systems.

    Country Office Manager
    Salary: NGN 3,943,685.  4,483,371
    Requirements
    The position of Country Office Manager is an excellent opportunity to join the Nigeria team. Under the line management of the Country Manager and the matrix management of the Finance Manager, this position will lead on human resources administration, administration and information management, logistics, security management and IT functionality within the Nigeria programme. The post will provide specific and general administrative support to facilitate the smooth running of the office, and communication with the wider organization. It will drive a learning culture within the Nigeria staff team.
     
    The ideal candidate should possess a degree in Business Administration or Social Science and must have INGO working experience. He/she will have considerable experience in general management, office management, senior administration, including human resources administration and IT. He/she will also have strong skills in using spreadsheets, intra net and word processing. The post holder must have excellent English. Above all, he/she will have exceptional interpersonal skills, be able to listen, consult others and communicate proactively, and be able to build team spirit. He/she will have to work productively in a high pressure environment, respond to tight deadlines and multiple priorities, and have strong planning and organisation skills.
     
    Christian Aid values the contribution each and every one of our staff makes to the success of our organisation. That's why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including generous leave and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
     
    The post is local and based in Christian Aid's office in Abuja, Nigeria. Applications are open to Nigerian nationals only. Please show your suitability forthis post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
     
    Activities
    Planning & Negotiation:
    Please provide an example of a time when you developed a backup plan to handle potential obstacles that could have jeopardized the success of a major activity you were responsible for
    Teamwork:
    Discuss about a time when your understanding of an organization's culture or climate enabled you to anticipate and better address issues and concerns that were likely to arise
    Critical Judgment:
    Describe a problem where the experience of others or established guidelines helped guide your chosen solution
    Customer Focus:
    Please describe an example of a time when you followed up on a problem or issue with a client to be sure that their needs had been met.

    METHOD OF APPLICATION
    To apply for this post, please download an application from www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs , and email your completed International Application form to: nigeriarecruit@christian-aid.org  quoting the job reference number.
    Please note CVs will not be accepted.
     Job reference: COM/NG/2011/02.
    Closing date for applications:
     12 noon, Thursday 1 September 2011 Interview date:
    Week commencing 12th September 2011
    Christian Aid values diversity and aspires 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.

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