Programme Officers- Disaster Management & Peacebuilding
Christian Aid
Benue
18d 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 post holder will support Christian Aid financial management functions at the field offices and ensure that adequate financial records are kept at field offices and payment requests are processed on a timely basis.

    The finance associates will be responsible for preparing financial documentation including cheques, petty cash reimbursement, petty cash advances and all staff floats.

    The role is required to be familiar with Christian Aid and donor financial compliance requirements and to ensure that these are operationalised in the field office they are responsible for.

    About you

    You must possess a degree in Finance / Accounting or its equivalent with 2 to 3 years experience in a similar role. You must have experience working with institutional donors particularly ECHO.

    You must have excellent skill in using excel spread sheet, word processing packages and other accounting reporting tools preferably SUN.

    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 :

    Effective Communication

    Tell us about a time when you needed to explain something in a simple or different way because someone appeared to have not understood you.

    What was the context? What was your task? What did you have to communicate differently? What did you say? How did you say it?

    What was the result? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

    Steward resources

    Please give us an example of how you have taken account of the need to use resources economically and without unnecessary waste when planning and delivering your work.

    What was the situation? What was your task? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? Why? What was the outcome?

    How did you know you were successful in using resources economically?

    Strive for improvement

    Please give us an example of a time when you identified a way to improve the quality of your work. What was the situation?

    What was your role and what did you want to improve? What did you do? Why and how? What was the impact? Was your work improved?

    About the role

    The post holder will lead in the financial management and reporting for Christian Aid’s projects in Kaduna, Plateau and Benue States.

    The role will ensure that all financial transactions incurred on the project are in line with CA and donor requirements.

    The role is responsible for reviewing all costs incurred at the field offices and posting all transactions into CA Accounting software.

    The role will also ensure that donor reports are prepared and shared with all stakeholders within the organisation in line with the Finance Team Reporting timetable.

    This role will directly line manage 3 finance associates and will ensure that financial procedures and controls at field office are adhered to and that grant conditions of donors relating to the projects are complied with.

    About you

    You must have a 1st degree in Finance or Accounting and be a member of a Certified Accounting body (ACCA or ICAN) with 5 to 6 years experience in similar role.

    You must have strong experience in financial reporting, grant management for institutional donors particularly ECHO. You should have experience preparing monthly financial reports using accounting softwares such as SUN.

    Progressive experience working in a finance environment within an INGO (preferable) or NGO 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 a 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 :

    Steward resources

    Tell us about a time when you had to estimate the resources you needed to achieve your own work objectives and then delivered them in an efficient and cost effective way.

    What was the context? How had these circumstances arisen? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you taking in first estimating what was needed and then delivering the work objectives?

    What was the outcome? Were you successful? If so, what was your evidence?

    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?

    Deliver results

    Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence.

    What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility?

    What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

    About the role

    The post holder will assist the MEAL unit in regular data collections through implementing partners / volunteers and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validation.

    S / he will record, manage and preserve monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way. Provide technical support on M&E and evidence-

    based recommendations to the relevant Program Officers and Partners. Support Program Officers and partners in conducting of field activities and adheres to CA’s monitoring and evaluation system.

    Participate actively in programme planning processes. The role holder will upload key reports to the Source (intranet) and assist the MEAL unit in designing, coordinating and conducting project evaluations (baseline, mid-

    term and end-line). S / he will support the team in developing quarterly / annual organisational reports and work collaboratively with different programmes for strengthening, integration and cross-learning in programmes.

    About you

    You must have a degree in Statistics or any of the Social Sciences and a sound knowledge of office programmes including word, outlook, power point and excel.

    Knowledge of relevant database systems and data management tools (such as CS Pro, DHIS, NHMIS) is essential. You are required to have experience of monitoring and evaluation, project / programme-

    cycle management approaches and tools including participatory planning. You should understand reporting requirements of institutional donors such as Global Fund, EU, DFID and USAID.

    The post holder is expected to have excellent report writing skills and communication skill.

    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 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 :

    Build partnerships

    Tell us about a time when you worked in a helpful and cooperative way with others and provided help to them without being asked.

    What was the situation? What help was needed? What was expected of you in the situation? What was your task here? What actions did you take?

    Why did you take that action(s)?What was the outcome of your actions? What was the impact? How did you know?

    Communicate effectively

    Tell us about a time when you needed to explain something in a simple or different way because someone appeared to have not understood you.

    What was the context? What was your task? What did you have to communicate differently? What did you say? How did you say it?

    What was the result? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

    Deliver result

    Please tell us about a time when you were particularly conscious of the quality of your work and how you ensured it met the standards required.

    What was the situation? Which piece of work? Why was it memorable? What had you been asked to do? What action(s) did you take to check the quality and standard?

    Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

    About the role

    The post holder will be responsible for raising Christian Aid’s profile through effective content management of the Building Early Improved Early Warning Early Response to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness in Nigeria’s Middle Belt and Northern Regions.

    To contribute to the implementation of Christian Aid Resilience Strategy while supporting the team on concrete steps in the implementation of the strategy within the wider country programmes.

    To contribute to the representation and brand of Christian Aid in country, engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors.

    The role holder will be directly working with partners, conducting technical trainings, managing partnership and networking with key stakeholders.

    About you

    You are required to have a degree in any of the Social Sciences with at least 3 years progressive experience in a similar role including administration.

    Knowledge of political and religious context, especially around peace building and conflict in Northern Nigeria is vital for this role.

    You should understand advocacy, campaigning, lobbying and network building. You should have good facilitation skills and experience of developing partner capacity.

    You must understand gender and other forms of exclusion.

    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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