Full-time Christian Aid: Regional Emergency Manager West Africa Vacancy
Christian Aid is partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future and saving lives during emergencies.
In 20 countries across the continent, we manage a wide range of Humanitarian and development programmes that have a positive impact on the lives of millions. And while we’ve achieved some incredible results, there’s still a lot we can do.
The Job : Regional Emergency Manager West Africa
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
The post will either be based in Abuja Nigeria or Ouagadougou Burkina Faso depending on the successful candidate. The Salary will be based on the local payscale and will be dependant on the country that the post-holder will be located.
As the Regional Emergency Manager for West Africa, you will develop, lead and manage Christian Aid’s humanitarian, resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes in West Africa including the current Ebola response in Sierra Leone. You will play a key role in improving the capacity of Christian Aid staff and partners to prepare for, mitigate against the impact of and respond to natural and man-made disasters ensuring best practice in our humanitarian programmes.
You will support the country programs to develop and manage an effective portfolio of humanitarian programs in Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger and Senegal. Specifically, you will assist program staff in humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development. You will also provide surge capacity for emergency response in West Africa.
You will support broader thinking and strategy development across the Humanitarian division and CA relating to innovative humanitarian and resilience programs ensuring good program practice.
Lastly, you will have an external facing element, helping CA engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian and resilience work, ensuring we are influenced by current good practise and opening up opportunities for new productive humanitarian collaborations in West Africa.
To help make this happen, you will have considerable experience working internationally and an excellent understanding of and experience in humanitarian programmes in West Africa including the larger Sahel region. You will have a passion about accountability and putting affected populations at the centre of our work.
You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues including capacity building tools and techniques, understanding of participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments, understanding of the partnership approach to emergency work. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors. You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods
If based in Abuja/ Nigeria: Salary range is Naira 16,409,457.00 to 19,513,876.00
Eligibility: This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position will be 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 flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you are asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Please tell us of a time when you ensured that humanitarian programs were delivered under hostile and insecure circumstances to high standards, within budget and on time. What was the context? What made the situation hostile? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you take to ensure the program was delivered to higher standards and on budget? Why did you decide what you decided? What were the results? Was the outcome successful? How did you know?
Tell us about a humanitarian situation where you successfully built new and unexpected partnerships with actors you either didn’t know previously or who had been opponents to your work. What was the context? Who had to be influenced or persuaded? What was your task? What action(s) did you take? Why? How? What was the outcome(s)? If you were successful, how did you know?