Programme Officer (Malaria), 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

Job Description

In line with Christian Aid Corporate strategy, our Community Health and HIV programmes have evolved over the past year to support local partners and poor people to exercise their rights to health and related services. We are currently expanding our malaria prevention component, taking into consideration the health priorities of the communities where we work and empowering them to demand quality health services. To do this, 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 institutional donors.

He/she will provide technical support to partners to develop organisational plans; providing support in designing effective malaria programmes. The role requires a self-motivated, dynamic and innovative person, with extensive knowledge of Community Health issues in Nigeria, teamwork and coordination skills and experience in managing partnerships with local organisations. The ideal candidate must possess a degree in international development/public health-related subject. He/she must have at least five years’ working experience in Community Health with significant experience in implementing and/or managing community-based malaria interventions.


Essential criteria

  • Extensive knowledge of the national response to Malaria in Nigeria

  • At least five years’ experience in Malaria intervention programmes in Nigeria (Extensive experience in community based Malaria response will be an added advantage)

  • Significant experience in working with local partner organisations

  • Knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive programming

  • Experience of managing institutional donor-funded projects

  • Excellent report writing skills

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

  • High level of computer literacy

  • 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 and/or USAID funding and reporting requirements

  • Familiarity with working with faith based institutions in Nigeria

  • Post graduate degree in MPH or related field will be an added advantage

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 pass ideas to someone who can make them happen.

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