Agricultural Extension Support Officer
Christian Aid
Borno
1d ago
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    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 , 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?

    About the role

    The post holders will support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project and perform his / her role to carry out all agricultural extension activities under the supervision of Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator.

    About you

    The post holder should have a first degree in Agricultural Science / Agronomy / Agric Extension / Animal Science. she / he should have a minimum 2-

    year experience in leading Agricultural based interventions. She / he should have coordination experience with different partners and stakeholders.

    The post holder is required to have experience in staff supervision, capacity building and developing training modules. Experience in the local languages Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage.

    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 Partnership

    Give us an example of when you treated others with dignity and respect while recognising that they had different ideas and views to you.

    What was the situation? How were you aware of the differences involved? What was your task? What outcome were you trying to achieve?

    What actions did you take? How did you demonstrate dignity and respect? What was the result of your actions? Were you successful?

    Deliver results

    Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs.

    What was the situation? What were the competing priorities? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? What was the effect of you saying no?

    What was the outcome(s)? What did you learn from the experience?

    Communicate effectively

    Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others.

    What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others?

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

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  • About the role

    The role holder will be responsible for raising Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management in Christian Aid's humanitarian response programme.

    The role holder will provide technical support to staff and partners involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions in all areas of Christian Aid's work in the North East.

    The role holder will identify and share the best stories, case studies that show how Christian Aid Nigeria and partners are changing lives those affected by insurgency through its programmes.

    The role holder will write, edit and commission a varied mix of content including case studies, interviews, blogs, photos and films in line with CA’s communication guideline and strategy for dissemination to show the value and impact of the Programmes.

    About you

    You are required to have a first degree in Mass Communication or related field. A Masters degree will be an added advantage.

    You are required to have a minimum of 3 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating communications interventions within development approaches.

    You are required to have experience of developing and delivering effective project communications strategies and plans. Knowledge of fundraising communications and an understanding of major donor audiences and the issues they relate to is required.

    Good knowledge of the international development sector, its issues and challenges 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, 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 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 and what were you expected to do? What did you do? What was the impact? Were you successful?

    Communicate effectively

    Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty and respect. What was the context?

    What did you have to do? What did you say and how? What was the result? If you were successful, how did you know?

    Deliver results

    Please give us an example of a time when you had to say no to another colleague or team because of other priorities while acknowledging their needs, What was the situation?

    What were the competing priorities? What was your task and what action(s) did you take? What was the effect of your saying no?

    What was the outcome(s) and what did you learn from the experience?

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