Cash/ Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator At Christian Aid (CA) 440 views0 applications

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 role holder will support Christian Aid’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria with special focuses on the cash/food security and livelihood sector interventions. She/he will support Christian Aid’s funded programmes which are implemented by Christian Aid and it partners in Borno and other northeast states. The role holder will assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of Christian Aid’s cash/food security and livelihood humanitarian response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to liberated communities and partner organizations, enabling them to implement the rapid, effective and principled Cash/FSL response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards. The role holder will be representing Christian Aid in sector working groups meetings/activities and engage in the right networks, while increasing the profile of Christian Aid Humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility in the region.

About you

The post holder should have a first degree in social sciences or BSC in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, plant science, environmental science, rural development, nutrition, public health and any other related fields with at least 4-5 years’ experience of working in humanitarian response with local and/international partner organizations. She/he should possess strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 4-5 years learning period. At least a three years humanitarian response experience in food security and livelihood, cash transfers programming is desirable. She/he should be familiar with Cash /Food security context of Northeast Nigeria. Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language 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:

Deliver result

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

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 take 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?

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 actions did you take? How did you take them?

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Christian Aid is the official relief and development agency of 41 British and Irish churches, and works to support sustainable development, stop poverty, support civil society and provide disaster relief in South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Christian Aid campaigns to change the rules and systems that keep people poor, speaking out on issues such as tax justice, trade justice, climate change, and Third World debt. Christian Aid has fought poverty for more than 65 years.

Christian Aid's essential belief is summed up in the statement "We believe in life before death", often used alongside the Christian Aid logo. Christian Aid states it works where the need is greatest, regardless of religion, nationality or race. One of its other messages is "Poverty Over", represented by the word "Over" highlighted within the word "Poverty". It works with 570 local partner organizations in 45 countries around the world to help the world's poorest communities. It is a major member of the Stop Climate Chaos, The Fairtrade Foundation and Trade Justice Movement campaigns. Christian Aid's headquarters are in London and it has regional teams across the UK and Ireland. Christian Aid also organizes the UK's largest door-to-door collection, Christian Aid Week, which takes place in May each year.

Who we are

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.

We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Our vision 

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision - an end to poverty - and we believe that vision can become a reality.

From April 2012, Christian Aid's work will be focused around the goals and objectives identified in our corporate strategy

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