CHRISTAIN AID JOB OPPORTUNITY


SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER, GOVERNANCE, NIGERIA
Christian Aid is a UK-based international NGO which exists to eradicate poverty around the world. It is currently working in more than 50 countries, and has had a programme in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country Programme presently focuses on community health and HIV, accountable governance and pro-poor energy. The team has taken a strategic decision for governance to underpin all of its interventions and we anticipate a significant scale-up in our governance activities over the coming years. We are looking for an analytical and dynamic individual who is able to drive forward our governance programme.
The Senior Programme Officer (Governance) will be responsible for managing a number of projects in the area of governance, including a DFID-funded Global and Transparency Fund project. The role involves the support and management of partnerships, technical advice and expertise and the effective disbursement of funds; as well as strategic planning, proposal development and fundraising. The post-holder will provide organisational capacity-building to partners in the area of governance, policy and advocacy, in line with Christian Aid’s standards. The role will be 70% governance-focused alongside a 30% contribution to other programmes.

The ideal candidate must possess a degree in a development-related field, preferably in political science or with a governance/public policy focus. He/she must have at least five years NGO working experience and will need:
• Significant experience of implementing governance programmes
• In depth understanding of issues of governance, power and rights
• Significant experience of working with small, indigenous partners
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong IT skills
• Good knowledge of official donors such as EU, DFID, USAID and a proven track record of successful fundraising
You will need to be an individual who is meticulous about detail and well organized, who is able to plan, organize and prioritise a demanding workload.
Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
Delivery of goals and objectives.
Describe a time when you had to deliver an ambitious project at a time when your team/organisation was going through a process of significant change.
Impact and Influence Describe a time when you had to convince someone else to see your point of view.
TEAM WORKING
While working in a team, have you ever volunteered to take on additional tasks in order to support the group’s efforts?
Attention to detail Describe a multi-faceted project that you worked on or a complex report you wrote.
We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. 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.
Download the role profile (71 KB pdf)
http://www.christianaid.org.uk/Images/Senior%20programme%20officer%2C%20Governance%2C%20Nigeria%20SPO-NG-2011-03_tcm15-56963.pdf
TO APPLY
To apply for this post, please download an application pack and email your completed International application form to:
nigeriarecruit@christian-aid.org quoting the reference number.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted
JOB REFERENCE: SPO-NG/2011/03
CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, Friday 28 October 2011
INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 31 October 2011
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our 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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