Cash/ Food Security & Livelihood Coordinator at Christian Aid (CA)

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Cash/ Food Security & Livelihood CoordinatorLocation: Maiduguri, BornoDepartment: InternationalContracted Hours: 35 Report to: Senior Programme Coordinator- HumanitarianRole PurposeThe 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.Role ContextThe role is in the Cash/FSL program family. The role is Key in developing, and implementing programs strategy across a country program, region and division, whilst leading on partner portfolio projects.The role is Key in developing and implementing programme strategy across a country, region or division, whilst leading on partner portfolio projects.The role also manages a team who recommend projects to partners and engage in Christian Humanitarian response.The role ensures Christian Aid is represented appropriately and positive relationships are developed thorough the Cash/FSL work that this role is involved in.Key outcomes:Project proposals prepared which are based on strong planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures and financial policies and procedures complied with including reporting requirements.Decisions on supporting projects informed by Christian Aid’s strategy and strategic focus areas and strong program of institutional support and strengthening for Partners in place.Strong linkages between partner work Cash/FSL within the UK and Ireland, developed through positive relations.Clear and timely policy positions developed for standing and emergency issues and humanitarian strategy developed for the region or continent which reflects country priorities.Strong synergy between regional or continental strategy and Corporate Cash/FSL Priorities developed and strong development of relationships with partners, ecumenical networks, sector clusters, and policy makers in the program region, continent and globally.Partner and beneficiary engagement successfully led.Role RequirementsRelationships:External Build strong relationships with partners, networks, donors, stakeholders and community beneficiaries.Internal Build strong relationship with program departments, Cash/FSL officers, program managers, M&E units and all in-country and global staff.Decision making:Make decisions in order to manage team effectively, from recruitment of volunteers and program staff to day to day management of team members. Also providing technical input on Cash/FSL to the team.Day to day decision to ensure partner portfolio projects are running effectively and higher levels decisions on supporting the projects informed by Christian Aid's strategy and strategic focus areas.Makes decisions around project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements. Make policy decisions that support standing and emergency issues. Contribute to shaping and implementing Cash/FSL strategy, making sound decisions to support this.Analytical skills:Works on complex specialist/ technical issues. Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across a number of departments.Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet program goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.Developing self and others:Has direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating a team or teams of colleagues/project team members. Focus will be on advising and guiding senior management on policy issues/high level procedures and direct line management responsibility may be limited. 

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