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:Global Humanitarian Manager - West & Central Africa
Location: Abuja (FCT)
Type of Contract: Permanent
Contracted hours: 35
Salary Band: B Low
About the Role
The Global Humanitarian Manager will play the lead role setting up and managing new and managing existing Christian Aid emergency responses in various parts of the globe but with a focus on an agreed set of countries in West and Central Africa. The post holder will work with Country Teams and partners to develop humanitarian programmes ensuring appropriate funding is in place and that Core Humanitarian Standards for quality and accountability are met.
The role is part of the Humanitarian Division in Christian Aid but works alongside colleagues across the International department. They work closely with senior staff in-country programmes. The Global Humanitarian Manager will play the lead role in specific responses at the direction of the Head of Humanitarian response. In addition, they will provide management and other technical support to existing emergency responses and keep a watching brief on potential future emergencies. The work can be high pressured and high profile both internally and externally during major emergency responses. When it is feasible, the post holder needs to be willing and able to travel at short notice for up to 3 months per year, usually assignments are for between 2 and six weeks.
External: Works with key humanitarian actors and donors including the DEC, ECHO, UN, FCDO, Irish Aid and ACT agencies for funding and coordination purposes. Represents Christian Aid at relevant fora including UN Clusters at a country/emergency response level and may need to do so at a global level. Will need to build excellent relationships with the government, I/NNGOs, the UN and other humanitarian entities at a country level and build excellent relationships with ACT members.
Internal: Works with Country Teams and staff across the international department. Works closely with fundraising and media teams. Works closely with relevant staff in CSD ensuring CA systems are adhered to and working. Reports to the Head of Global Humanitarian Response, no line management responsibility is associate to this position now, it could change depending on emergency response.
Makes decisions to ensure the response to emergency and associated programmes are led and managed effectively. Decisions are made to manage a team from recruitment to managing or matrix managing staff so that they can effectively implement humanitarian or risk reduction programmes.
They will often be working in isolation and will need to make decisions without reference to others which may have a significant impact on Christian Aids humanitarian work in the region. They will need to make recommendations to partners and command their respect. They represent Christian Aid in national and international humanitarian fora and will need to make decisions accordingly
Some problems or issues encountered in work are likely to be complex. Looks beyond and challenges data/information to generate recommendations/outcomes that re not readily apparent from the data/information alone; seek for and initiates new and diverse sources of information to test solutions and direction. Detailed risk assessment may be required.
The post holder is directly responsible for supporting the professional development of staff working on emergency response. They need to provide specialist skills and understanding as well as being able to encourage excellent performance in areas where they do not have specific skills. During times of rapid scale-up they need to be supporting all staff, both existing and newly recruited to meet the high standards expected of them and how to uphold Christian Aid's staff code of conduct.
University Graduate or equivalent qualification.
Significant knowledge of humanitarian issues and best practices in humanitarian action.
Strong personal commitment to Christian Aid’s agenda of putting affected populations at the centre of their own response and recovery and empowering local organisations to take a stronger role.
Experience leading both rapid response and chronic emergencies or managing programmes to build resilient communities.
Excellent understanding of the CHS, SPHERE and other humanitarian standards.
Professional fluency in written and spoken English and French.
A proven ability to equip and encourage staff to take responsibility and promote an empowered working.
Proven ability to contribute to and work successfully as part of management and cross-organisational teams with excellent time management and the ability to work with challenging deadlines and to multi-task.
Self-motivated, with personal resilience and the ability to sustain performance.
High level of written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to develop and maintain successful working relationships with a range of colleagues and contacts at senior and more junior levels.
Experience in emergency programme cycle management from needs assessment, through funding applications, management, review and evaluation.
Competent facilitator of learning and change processes.
Experience of working with an NGO that works through local partners
Specific knowledge of at least one of the key humanitarian cluster areas.
Proven ability to negotiate with, influence and persuade others.
N21,546,060 per anum.
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 shown below:
Note: Christian Aid values diversity and aspires 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.