Programme Assistant, Livestock
Christian Aid
Borno State, Maiduguri
5d ago

About the role

The Programme Assistant Livestock (PAL) will be responsible for implementing all project activities in the target communities in Maiduguri LGA, both directly and indirectly through training / mentoring of project community volunteers and Program Beneficiaries (PBs), linking up with BOSADP, other NGOs, and private sector actors at the community level.

The PAL will provide community livestock project supervision, promotes and values participatory approaches at the community level throughout the project’s cycle.

He / she will be responsible for awareness-raising and sensitisation, and all related program activities, Pre and Post livestock activities Monitoring (PAM) as well as monitoring and evaluation under the direct supervision of the Program Officer Livestock (POL).

During the absence of the POL, the PAL will wholly be accountable for the project under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator Maiduguri.

About you

You are required to have a Degree, in Animal production, Animal health, science Veterinary Medicine and any relevant field with at least 2 years of experience.

You must have substantial experience in implementing community-level development projects, using participatory engagement and grassroots mobilization techniques.

You must have experience in working with livestock value chain actors and their service providers (Private BDS providers).

You must have sound experience in working on disaster risk reduction, farmer field schools, asset transfer and revolving fund management, and community-based saving and lending groups.

You must have excellent training and facilitation skills with a wide variety of groups having diverse experiences, backgrounds, skills, and education levels.

You must have experience in handling grants to local groups, ensuring appropriate basic documentation and accountability at the community / field level.

Excellent verbal communication and listening skills. is essential for this role. You must be able to speak at least one local language predominant in that state.

Further information

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, 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 and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance 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 :

Strive for improvement

Please tell us about a time when you have identified a better way of doing something having taken into account the implications of your proposal.

What was the context? What was your better way’? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome?

Was your proposal accepted? What was the impact?

Deliver result

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised, and monitored your work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required.

What was your context? What was your task / responsibility? How did you make your plan? What actions did you take? What was the impact of your actions?

Were you successful? How did you know?

Build partnership

Tell us about a time when you actively consulted with others to ensure that you understood their needs or goals before taking action.

What was the situation? What different expectations were involved? What was expected of you? What did you do? How did you take those actions?

What was the impact? Were you successful? How did you know?


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