Programme Officer (Cook Stove), Community Health And HIV in Abuja, Nigeria

at Christian Aid

Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Christian Aid is working 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. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person for the position of Programme Officer, Community Health and HIV to support Christian Aid partnerships and programmes.


The post holder will be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and programmes, as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners. He/she will represent Christian Aid, contribute to the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy, as well as engage with and promote communications and fundraising, including from institutional donors.

The ideal candidate must possess a degree in a development/business management -related subject. He/she must have at least five years’ working experience in community based small scale business development or entrepreneurship development for poor/low income populations.

He/she must have experience in Pro-Poor Market Development (PPMD) approach and can lead on exciting new markets and private sector work, with the ability to support partners. He/she must have experience in supporting advocacy work to ensure systemic interventions aimed at creating an enabling environment for the poor to participate more effectively in markets. Emphasis will be placed on a candidate who is able to demonstrate substantial experience in supporting poor people to grow small and medium scale businesses.


Essential criteria

  • Substantive experience in private sector and business model development

  • Extensive understanding of pro poor market development approaches and market access work

  • Significant technical and business expertise in Cook stoves publicity, commercialisation and household adoption

  • Significant experience in working with local partner organisations

  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive programming

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Appreciable experience in research, evaluations and knowledge management

  • Experience of managing institutional donor-funded projects

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent Christian Aid at national, state and local levels

  • Advanced skills in computer application

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

Desirable criteria

  • Skills and experience in  national, state and local advocacy and lobbying processes

  • In-depth understanding and familiarity with DFID, EU,COMIC RELIEF and/or USAID funding and reporting requirements

  • Familiarity in working with community and faith based institutions in Nigeria.

  • Post graduate degree in Business Management or Entrepreneurship development will be an advantage

  • Experience and knowledge of community health interventions in Nigeria

You will need to be an individual who is meticulous about detail and well organised, who is able to plan, organise and prioritise a demanding workload.

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes on the application form may help you formulate your answers.

Build partnerships

Give an example of a time where you listened to and took on fresh perspectives and views, even if you initially disagreed with them.

Deliver results

Give an example of a time where you had toprioritise, plan and monitor your work to meet agreed standards.

Steward resources

Give an example of a time where you implemented ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources in an organisation or passed ideas to someone who could make them happen.

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