Programme Officer- Emergency at Christian Aid

Programme Officer- Emergency

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

The post holder is responsible for supporting Christian Aid’s portfolio of partnerships and projects within a country or group of countries. To support the development of Christian Aid policy and strategy by providing the programme team with partner feedback. To contribute to the representation of Christian Aid at country/regional/local level. Responsible for the capacity-building of partners. To help ensure that project resources and planned project activities are undertaken within budget and time frame which enable impact and direct benefit to target communities. To work with the country /thematic programme management team to support delivery of projects to the highest standards and in line with the country, divisional and organisational strategy. To act proactively to engage in any activities that strengthen the country program and takes up additional assignments given from the organization. To act as the interface between participating partners and Christian Aid and/or donors including coordinating feedback, representation in key stakeholders meetings and contributing to strengthening of partner relationships. To lead the implementation of the project in the assigned area and ensures that deliverables of the projects are met as per the expectations. This entails working closely and actively with the implementing partner, Government at Woreda, Zonal and Regional levels, other humanitarian organizations, clusters and community organizations.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate who has strong analytical skills and a good understanding of a range of methods for monitoring, evaluation and assessment to promote evidence-based learning. Proven experience in leading participatory vulnerability and capacity assessment processes. In addition, you need to be educated to at least degree Degree in, social sciences, Humanitarian work, DRR and EW, Project Management. At least 7 years NGO experience and managing emergency programs in difficult and challenging locations.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is 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.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions (if required)

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build Partnership

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect

  • What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important?
  • What was your task? What outcomes were being sought?
  • What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Communicate Effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others

  • What was the situation?
  • What did you need to communicate effectively?
  • How did you make sure the message was understood by others?
  • What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver Result

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful? How did you know?


More Information

  • Job City Ethiopia