Field Officers 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.

Job title: Field Officer


  • To support Christian Aid’s development, implementation and monitoring of a 2 month WFP food distribution project.
  • Based in Borno state (Maiduguri/Konduga) the role is part of the wider Nigeria Country Team. The role works closely with the Project Manager based in Maiduguri, as well as other colleagues from the Nigeria team.


  • Oversee Christian Aid response in respective LGA, including identification of beneficiaries
  • Timely distribution of food to targeted beneficiaries is successfully achieved.
  • Increased understanding of Christian Aid’s work among beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
  • Coordination is smooth with IDPs/returnee communities are mobilised and supported.
  • Project activities routinely monitored and assessments carried out as per Christian Aid policy.
  • Key programme information is routinely collected and reported


  • External: The post holder will be required to work closely with project beneficiaries and their communities.
  • Internal: Works closely with the Project Manager, wider project team, Nigeria country team, humanitarian colleagues and field based volunteers.
  • Decision making: Makes day-to-day decisions to contribute to the implementation and smooth running of humanitarian programmes. This may include suggesting programmatic and administrative changes, agreeing necessary support to field volunteers, monitoring and suggesting adjustments and the provision of other support as necessary.
  • Analytical skills: Responsible for providing a wide range of support to the project, including administration, financial and field level support. Needs to have a detail-focussed approach to work, ideally with experience of working in humanitarian programmes. Ability to locate and collect data from appropriate sources and analyse it to create meaningful reports to be shared both internally and externally.
  • Developing self and others: The Field Officer is expected to work closely with both the Nigeria team and humanitarian colleagues, adapting to changing priorities but also contributing to an organizational culture of collaboration, accountability, clear communications and compliance.


  • Secondary School Certification with basic knowledge of clerical work.
  • At least 6 months of evidenced experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate in English and Hausa.
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of and experience working with IDPs in Nigeria.
  • Administrative and logistical support experience.
  • Ability to communicate in Kanuri.
  • Intermediate


  • #6,717,870 

Location: Maiduguri and/or Konduga Nigeria

Closing Date
27th December, 2016.

Interview Date
28th December, 2016.


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