Field Support Officer
Christian Aid
Borno State
13d ago

About us

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.

About the role

The Field Officer will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on agricultural and livestock interventions.

The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’ Food security and livelihoods programme providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to communities enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled Food security and livelihood response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards.

About you

You are required to have a B.Sc in Agronomy, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or Crop Science. Work experience from the Borno context preferred.

You are required to have experience working in livelihoods and food security humanitarian / recovery context with a proven experience in implementing agriculture support programs.

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts as well as knowledge of the context in Northeast Nigeria is required.

Fluency in one or more of the local languages (Hausa and Kanuri) is essential.

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.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including 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 :

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect.

What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task?

What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Deliver results

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

What was your context? What was your task / responsibility? What actions did you take? What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?

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?

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