State Programme Coordinator, Community Health and HIV 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 of:Job Title: State Programme Coordinator, Community Health and HIVJob Ref: 0874Location: Benue Type of Contract: Fixed TermContracted Hours: 35Length of Contract: 3 YearsRole Purpose To be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and programmes as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programme including recommending grants to partners.To contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy.To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid.To engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including institutional donors.Role Context The role is within the International Programmes role family positioned within the Community Health programme department of the Nigeria country office.The role is important in providing support to Christian Aid and its Africa Division through Nigeria programme’s partnerships, to ensure they are managed and developed effectively. Frequent local travels will be required.Key Outcome:Strong portfolio of partners able to respond and support Christian Aid’s advocacy, fundraising and communications agenda. Project(s) delivered on time and within approved budget.Strong relationships developed through effective communication between partners and Christian Aid.Strengthened capacity of implementing partners to respond and support Christian Aid’s project outcomes and country strategy.Compliance with financial policies and procedures including reporting requirements and contribution made to other team members in the development and implementation of partner capacity building and training.Strong linkages between partner work and advocacy, communications and fundraising roles. RelationshipExternal:Relationship with partners, NGOs and institutional donorsInternal:The role is line managed by a Senior Programme Officer/Senior Programme CoordinatorDecision making:The ability to make day to day decisions to assist in the administration and smooth running of partnerships and programmes.Provides support to partners based on frameworks agreed with line manager and other members of the country teamRepresents Christian Aid and the programme externally with partners, other NGOs, and other agenciesAppraise, monitor and review programme in line with CA and external requirements.Contribute to fundraising proposalsAnalytical Skills:Analytical skills desirable to perform day to day workProblems or issues need detailed information gathering, investigation and analysis including assessment of benefits and risks of different courses of action.Initiative and judgment needs to be applied regularly in the course of day-to-day work. Expected to make direct contribution to improved performance, whether through own area of work or participation in cross-disciplinary projectsDeveloping self and others:Ability to take initiative, be self-motivated and build capacity of others such as partners’ staff, government owned workers (e.g. health workers).Taking responsibility for ensuring that work quality and professional standards are maintained. 

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