Programme Officers, Governance Job at Christian Aid (CA)

Job Title: Programme Officers, Governance
Company: Christian Aid (CA)
Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  
Experience: 3 years
Location: Enugu, Kaduna, Nigeria
Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  
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 works within the International Programmes role family positioned within Programme support and development remits. – The Post holder will support Christian Aid’s governance programme with the objective of improving government accountability and responsiveness to the needs of poor and marginalised people. – S/he will oversee the voice and accountability programme working with local partners by providing technical support as required. – S/He will work within the country team with direct working relationship with the Senior Programme Coordinator on program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership management as well as ensuring adaptive learning with similar programme in the south east. – S/He will also be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships on the governance programme; assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the programme, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to partner organisations, enabling them to implement innovatively and ensure that this is in line with Christian Aid’s country strategy. – The post holder will support the country programme to expand the portfolio of the governance programmes, engage in the right networks including representing Christian Aid externally with partners, other NGOs, and other agencies.
About you: – The post holder must have a 1st degree in Social science or development related field, preferably in political science or with a governance /public policy focus with at least 3 years’ experience of working with local and international partner organisations. – You should have basic project management skills, good knowledge of working with faith and community based institutions and civil society organizations in Nigeria with a good understanding of gender-sensitive programming. – It will be desirable for you to have a substantial knowledge of supporting programmes and programme staff in international/national and local agencies as well as strong report writing, analytical and documentation skills. – You are required to have good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.

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