State Programme Coordinator 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: State Programme Coordinator - Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)


  • The State Programme Coordinator will be based in Borno field office with frequent trips to project communities in Borno and other Northeast states (Gombe and Adamawa).
  • The role holder will lead on the assessment and analysis of WASH situations of households and communities, the design of response mechanisms and the high-quality implementation of programmes in an emergency.
  • He/she is responsible for compiling regular action plans and quality programme reports.
  • In coordination with the emergency response team, he/she provides technical assistance to the field staff and partners, designs and rolls out capacity building activities on WASH and oversees the successful programme implementation.
  • The person is also responsible for monitoring WASH programmes, working in collaboration with other civil society organisations, local government and UN agencies (including active participation in the WASH cluster), and in sharing and incorporating learning into the programming cycle
Key Outcomes
(Between 4 and 6)
  • Develop and support a strong CA local partner portfolio in Borno and other part of the northeast with regards to WASH programming whilst promoting knowledge sharing and best practices through effective stakeholder consultations.
  • Participates in resource mobilization and budget monitoring activities for CA projects in Borno and other states of northeast.
  • Identify & build relationships with relevant groups thereby contributing to a multi-stakeholder engagement which aims at developing a mechanism to monitor and implement WASH cluster/sector decisions and recommendations
  • Develop and roll out learning and capacity building modules for the partner organisation’s staff and partners, as well as community groups in the area of WASH and ensure learning and proper documentation both internally and externally
  • Participate and ensure adequate reporting of sector meetings and other relevant information sharing mechanism for the purpose of coordination
  • 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.


  • (Key relationships, frequency of contact, purpose of contact (liaison/influencing/negotiating etc.)
  • External:
  • Internal The role holder will be required to work closely with partner organisations.
  • Work closely with the country team staff , particularly humanitarian, advocacy, communication and fundraising staff in the UK.

Decision Making:

  • (Accountability, level of decision making and impact of them, authority to make decisions, how often, responsibility for resources)
  • Proposing action CA should take in its response to the humanitarian crisis - Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (SPC), ensuring funds are spent for the purposes they were approved and properly accounted for Supporting the preparation of Christian Aid’s plans for effective utilisation of funds
  • Preparation of reports and proposals to back donors as required Liaison with partners and facilitating partner capacity building.

Analytical skills:

  • (Responsible for one discrete area or several strands within a function, how much creativity, analysis and judgement or routine/semi-routine)
  • Some problems or issues encountered in work are likely to be complex. Looks beyond and challenges data/information to generate recommendations/ outcomes that are not readily apparent from the data/information alone; seeks for and initiates new and diverse sources of information to test solutions and direction.
  • Detailed risk assessment may be required.
  • Expected to question processes and ways of working to identify changes that will improve organisational performance.

Developing Self and Others:

  • (The extent to which the job holder is responsible for their own work, for influencing and/or directing the work of others, acting in an advisory/specialist capacity)
  • Typically involved in developing others’ skills by directing project work or in coaching and mentoring others including CA partners.
  • May have the direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating one or more staff, undertakes performance reviews and development of action plans to improve the performance of others, whether staff or volunteers.


  • (Extent/type of knowledge, skills and experience required, extent to which a source of expertise to others. Maybe a professional qualification but may be skills and knowledge gained through experience)
  • Degree- B.Sc, B.A Degree in Development-related field with at least two years’ NGO experience and managing WASH programmes in emergencies
  • A thorough understanding of and ability to apply the SPHERE standards on WASH
  • Experience of the programme management cycle especially around intervention on CLTS including project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation
  • Understanding of partnership approach to emergency/humanitarian work and experience of working with local partners
  • Working under own initiative with a variety of different stakeholders especially within the UN cluster systems
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and facilitating capacity building skills.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and documentation skills with Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skill.
  • A solid understanding of the behavioural change approach will be an asset.
  • Team management (if applicable): Experience in managing a team as a strong team player with positive attitude.


  • N6,717,870.
Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Interview Date
22nd December 2016.

Closing Date
21st December, 2016.


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