Christian Aid (CA) Recruitment (3 Positions) – N29.9m P.A | UK-based NGO

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Christian Aid (CA) Recruitment: Christian Aid (CA) Recruitment portal opens. APPLY HERE via Christian Aid (CA) Official Recruitment Portal. 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.

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1). Job Title: Head of Operations – Africa Division

  • Locations: Abuja, Nigeria, Burundi – Bujumbura, Goma, DRC.
  • Type of Contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 3 years
  • Department: International

Role Purpose

  • The Head of Operations is a member of the Divisional Leadership Team and the Divisional Management Group with oversight responsibility for the operational performance of the Africa Division.
  • The post holder ensures that country teams have the support they need to be effective in their roles and adhere to Christian Aid’s quality standards and best practice in operational excellence, and that our systems and processes are appropriately responsive and adaptive to the local contexts in which we operate.
  • The post holder champions effective collaboration and coordination with teams and functions across the organisation to streamline support to country teams on the essential aspects of talent management and performance, systems and processes; and actively promotes continuous improvement and operational excellence that supports the division’s ambitions to deliver impact.
  • The post holder is results-oriented and acts timely and decisively to address problems and find solutions.
  • The role is delivered through strong internal partnerships in the Africa division and cross-organisationally, including with teams such as the Programme Quality & Operations Division, HR, Finance, Internal Audit, IT and Security.
  • The role will promote ways of working that reinforce Christian Aid’s values, collective responsibility, mutual accountability, shared leadership, open communication, interdependence, and organisational learning.
  • The post holder line manages 5 country managers in West and Central Africa.

Key Outcomes:

  • Appropriate and timely delivery of operational services and support to country programmes.
  • New operating models adequately resourced on organisational development, legal requirements, staff, systems and processes.
  • Country teams well supported through processes of change and/or rapid programme scale up.
  • Staff in the Africa Division equipped to effectively deliver their roles through timely performance and talent management.
  • Operational budgets sufficient to meet demands of outlined work in the Africa Division.
  • Digital solutions maximised to enhance organisational learning, efficiency, effectiveness, agility, and engagement.
  • Africa country programmes meet Christian Aid’s global standards in programme performance, accountability, safeguarding, compliance and risk management.
  • Areas of under-performance promptly addressed.
  • Up to five Country Managers empowered with good line management and coaching support.

Role Agility:

  • Expected travel per annum – Up to 50 days
  • On call/unsocial hours – Yes, in event of Christian Aid response to humanitarian emergency.
  • Surge capacity for emergency responses – No

In order to respond to ever-changing demands within the environment, Christian Aid operates within an agile framework (both in workforce and operational) that requires from all employees, a high level of responsiveness and adaptiveness to processes and structures making flexibility and a project-based working approach the norm. To sustain this system, managers may / will agree further details of specific tasks and duties as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, and employees may be required to change the focus of their role from time to time.

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Role Context:

  • The Africa Division works across 10 countries with programmes varying in size, complexity, thematic priorities and strategic approach, depending on the context. We have an annual budget of more than £45 million, 300 partners, and 400 staff. The breadth of our work covers long-term development and humanitarian activities. It is the largest Christian Aid programme with scope for further growth. We aspire for high standards of operational excellence so that we can strengthen our programme delivery and impact. Christian Aid’s business processes and systems also need to keep abreast with the current and future needs of our country programmes and new operating models. We want to achieve greater impact on poverty eradication in Africa by ensuring that our operations are well-aligned to our country, divisional and corporate strategies and are appropriate, responsive, effective and accountable.
  • The Head of Operations leads on business operations in the Africa division, developing and executing an operations strategy in close collaboration with key support functions in the division and wider organisation; in particular Programme Quality & Operations Division, HR, Finance, Internal Audit, IT and Security.
  • He/she reports to the Head of Africa Division and has responsibility for the division’s day-to-day operations, ensuring efficacy and continuous improvement.
  • The Head of Operations is a member of the Divisional Leadership Team, the Divisional Management Group, and line manages five Country Managers.

Role Requirements
Relationships

  • External Establishes contacts to enable learning and opportunities for collaboration
  • Internal Proactively works with colleagues in the division and across the organisation to achieve role objectives and purpose.

Decision Making:

  • Budgetary / savings responsibility: Delegated authority for decision making within parameters agreed with Head of Division.
  • Responsible for setting, monitoring and delivering the division’s operational KPIs

Analytical skills:

  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and planning skills required. The post holder efficiently prioritises and manages a high workload and multiple tasks with competing demands on his/her time.
  • He/she takes into account the wider and longer-term consequences of their and other people’s ideas, recommendations and decisions. Risk assessment is an important part of developing solutions.

Developing self and others:

  • Number of Direct reports – Up to 6
  • Overall people management responsibility – Up to 6
  • The post holder acts with a high degree of initiative, self-motivation and goal-setting. He / she will be responsible for delivering on their objectives to a high standard, as well as coaching and motivating others as appropriate to the role.

Role related checks:

  • Child protection clearance – Not required
  • Counter terrorism screening – Not required

Person Specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

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Essential

  • Educated to degree level, preferably with an MBA, Operations Management, or Organisational Development background
  • Good knowledge of development issues in Africa and extensive experience of programming in an international NGO setting
  • Deep and broad understanding of business operations, including organisational management, systems, policies, processes, HR, Finance, compliance and risk management, preferably in the international NGO sector
  • Proven ability to support an organisation through change and growth
  • Excellent strategic leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative team working style in a diverse workplace
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to provide thought leadership and innovative solutions to enhance ways of working and more agile, responsive systems and processes
  • Ability to apply short and long-term strategic planning, risk mitigation, and learning
  • Willingness to take calculated risks
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple demands, prioritise work, and complete tasks in line with expectations
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to influence a diverse range of stakeholders and negotiate win-win solutions
  • Results-oriented
  • Considerable leadership and management experience including distance management and coaching
  • Positive, resilient and supportive of others; has a ‘can-do’ attitude

Desirable:

  • Fluency in spoken French
  • Ability to apply organisational development and systems thinking

Digital / IT competencies required:

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  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint – Advanced
  • Web content design & development – N/A
  • Internet-based collaboration tools and video calling – Intermediate
  • Social Media – Basic
  • Data Visualisation – Intermediate

Salaries

  • Burundi: Band B-High – Salary Range:  CFA 134,921,826 P.A – 143,855,519 P.A
  • DRC: Band B-High – Salary Range: USD 84,211 P.A – 94,082 P.A
  • Nigeria: Band B-High – Salary Range:  NGN 26,305,077 P.A – 29,915,515 P.A

Application Closing Date
14th August, 2020.

Interview Date
24th August, 2020

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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2). Job Title: Africa Advocacy Advisor – Country Support

  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 3 years

About the role

  • As part of the Global Advocacy and Policy team in the Policy,Public Affairs and Campaigns (PPC) Department, the post-holder will support the development and implementation of national advocacy strategies across Christian Aid’s country offices in Africa.
  • This role will support African country staff and partners to raise capacity and delivery of national advocacy in relation to our priority campaigns; as well as collaborating with them to deliver impactful global and multi-country advocacy strategies.
  • This is a key role to strengthen the linkage between programmes and advocacy. Supporting the Senior Pan-Africa Advocacy Advisor and the Global Advocacy Lead,  the post holder will help to integrate this work into our national programmes and where relevant participate in regional and international advocacy initiatives.
  • S/he will also support the work between Christian Aid, and external partners and allies, as we collaborate with them to deliver impactful global and multi-country advocacy strategies and campaigns.

Key outcomes:

  • Christian Aid country staff and partners in African country offices are supported in delivering strategic and effective advocacy, in line with our priority campaigns, as part of a whole of programme approach.
  • Restricted funding for national level policy, advocacy and campaigns is secured, as part of the pipeline for country offices in the region
  • Country offices are confident about how to navigate national advocacy spaces, with partners and as Christian Aid, and to manage risk effectively and influence successfully
  • Partners and alliances are supported to mobilise and to campaign locally according to the context and needs. Capacity-building tools are identified or developed as appropriate.
  • The creation and delivery of discrete advocacy initiatives linked to international and regional processes that are relevant to international campaign projects.
  • Effective advocacy strategies at the national level connect to, and are supported by, the work Christian Aid does at the pan-African level, and globally.
  • Christian Aid in Africa collaborates well with strategic partners, coalitions and alliances to maximise progress on key corporate priorities and objectives and to be a catalyst for the building of global movements for justice Christian Aid is effectively represented in key inter-agency networks and working groups, both in Africa and internationally.

Role agility:

  • Expected national travel: Occasional travel: On call/unsocial hours No per annum
  • Expected international: Up to 30 days travel per annum
  • Surge capacity for emergency responses: No
  • In order to respond to ever changing demands within the environment, Christian Aid operates within an agile framework (both in workforce and operational) that requires from all employees, a high level of responsiveness and adaptiveness to processes and structures making flexibility and a project based working approach the norm.
  • To sustain this system, managers may/will agree further details of specific tasks and duties as part of the performance agreement. Any reasonable duty may be assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility, and employees may be required to change the focus of their role from time to time.

Role context:

  • This role will play a key part in ensuring that we have a whole of programme approach at the national level in Africa, that encompasses policy, advocacy and campaigns, and in linking our global, regional and national level influencing.
  • The post holder will need to demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills, and manage competing demands from different country offices, finding ways to connect their contextually specific work to globally coherent campaigns on climate justice and economic justice.
  • They will have a strong understanding of the external advocacy environment in countries in Africa where we operate, and an ability to help country offices to maximise the opportunities in settings where there are political and operational risks, and resources are limited.

Person specification
Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:
Essential:

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  • Degree or equivalent. Graduate qualification in relevant social science or development studies, or commensurate experience.
  • Strong understanding of how change happens and of effective advocacy and campaigning strategies
  • Proven experience of building constructive working relationships with diverse stakeholders, and of working in networks or coalitions
  • Good understanding of the African contexts in which we work, and the ways in which our global campaigns and other priority issues apply to these contexts, including at the regional level
  • Experience of working with African civil society, on advocacy, campaigning or communications
  • Experience in representing corporate policy positions to diverse audiences
  • Ability to communicate complex issues simply, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise work effectively.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Commitment to Christian Aid‘s mission, vision and values

Desirable:

  • Ability to work in French
  • NGO programme experience
  • Experience of online and social media campaigning
  • Experience of working with church based organisations or faith groups

About you:

  • We are looking for a strategic thinker, with a track record of implementing successful campaign strategies that brought about policy changes.
  • You will need to be a great team player with proven experience of building constructive working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, and of working in networks or coalitions.
  • Experience in working with ecumenical and faith-based organisations is an advantage.
  • The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the African contexts in which we work, and the ways in which our global campaigns and other priority issues apply to these contexts, including at the regional level.  
  • We are looking for a good influencer with strong understanding of how change happens  on effective advocacy and campaigning strategies, as well as with experience of working with African civil society, on advocacy, campaigning or communications.
  • Good knowledge in online social media campaigning,  NGO programme experience, as well as ability to speak French is also desired.

Role requirements:
Relationships:

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  • External National civil society partners, including churches and other faith-based organisations; regional partners and members of the ACT alliance; some engagement in networks and coalitions.
  • Internal Under guidance of the Pan-Africa Advocacy Lead Advisor, work very closely with our Africa country offices and regional team; the PPC department – and especially other advocacy colleagues working on country support, and thematic advisors, Programme Funding staff

Decision making:

  • Budgetary/savings responsibility: Accountable to cross organisational project groups in key areas, Christian Aid’s networks, country programmes for efficient use of resources.
  • Responsible for using initiative to identify and develop key contacts and relationships essential to deliver agreed strategic objectives; decides on the most effective means of influencing on agreed outcomes.

Analytical skills:

  • Ability to analyse complex situations and look beyond the surface to underlying causes.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise information to understand issues, identify options and support sound decision making.
  • Ability to plan well and communicate plans to others

Developing self and others:

  • Number of Direct reports 0
  • Overall people management responsibility 0
  • The postholder will be working with colleagues under country manager reporting lines, and with country managers and regional advocacy staff, and will have an advisory role that requires the confidence and trust of programme staff, agility, and a high level of understanding of different national contexts

Role related checks:

  • DBS clearance Not required Counter terrorism screening Not required

Application Closing Date
5th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Band Emid Salary 2020 (Xlsx)

Christian Aid Competency Framework (pdf)

Further information:

  • Application is by submission of a CV with supporting statement. Please ensure you address the competency requirements in your supporting statement. These can be found in the role profile and in the global competency model attached. To apply please follow the link assigned to the advert. 
  • This role can be based in any Christian Aid office in Africa, but it 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, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
  • 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.

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3). Job Title: Research and Learning Lead

  • Location: Abuja, Nigeria
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 3 years

Overview

  • This role sits in the Programme Policy, Research and Learning team (PPRL); one of three teams which make up Christian Aid’s Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns Department. PPRL exists to generate and provide thought leadership to the organisation – across our humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes.  
  • Its team of advisors support staff across the globe to translate and make meaningful different aspects of our strategy, bringing in external /sector-based expertise to inform our understanding and analysis; and supporting research and learning at the programme level to enhance the links between national programme delivery and learning, and global policy analysis and understanding.

About the Role

  • This role leads our ‘Research, Evidence and Learning’ (REL) Hub; line managing 3 advisors (on capacity development, evidence and impact, and research communications) a thematic research specialist, and 2 fixed-term posts (a research funding manager and a research associate).
  • REL has a dual mandate – to strengthen Christian Aid’s capabilities on research and evidence; and to influence wider sector thinking on development research.  Team members deliver capacity development opportunities, provide technical support and advice, and work in collaboration with staff across the organisation to capture programme learning, and design and deliver research.  
  • The team also advocates for research led by practitioners, designed for impact, and inclusive of diverse, marginalised perspectives. Key to this is to build Christian Aid’s profile as an organisation that produces credible research, through our own research outputs, and in collaboration with academics and research institutes, especially those based in the global south.
  • In addition to strategic leadership and operational management of the team, this role is designed to strengthen Christian Aid’s ability to develop research partnerships at national and regional level across our African programmes, working with country teams to support them to think through the types of research partnerships which would be useful for their humanitarian, development and advocacy programmes.  This includes 10 African country programmes working on a variety of themes: Climate, governance, health, markets and livelihoods, and gender.

About You

  • We are looking for an exceptional individual who is passionate about practitioner-led research, and the value of research for development impact.  You will understand the dynamics of development programmes, while also feeling confident in engaging with academics and forging partnerships in both NGO and academic sectors.  
  • You will provide leadership on how to integrate research into the programme management cycle and design research to be useful for practitioners.  You will feel as comfortable working with Christian Aid staff and partners as you are engaging with policymakers on issues of research funding and research agenda-setting, and you will share our vision of shifting power in research so that the voices of those working with or living in poverty can be better heard.
  • Equally important will be your leadership and interpersonal skills, your ability to build strong relationships and work across different departments, appreciating the diversity of cultures, work styles and perspective.  You will thrive on learning and developing with others, enjoy facilitation and creating space to promote critical thinking and learning from practice.  
  • You will have experience of working as an advisor, be confident at team management and at managing your own workload and competing priorities.
  • This role can be based in the Christian Aid offices in Ethiopia, Kenya or Nigeria

Salary & Currency
The Salary and Currency for this role will be aligned to Band B-low of the Country Payscale where the role will be based and will be offered as appropriate based on the ranges below:

  • Nigeria: Band B-low – Salary Range:  NGN  19,084,198/- p.a. – 22,694,637/- p.a
  • 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. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce.

Application Closing Date
16th August, 2020.

Interview Date
2nd September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Global Competency Model (Pdf)

Further Information

  • Application is by submission of a CV with supporting statement. Please ensure you address the competency requirements in your supporting statement. These can be found in the attached global competency model.
  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. Nationals and permanent residents of locations specified are encouraged to apply
  • 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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