Job Title: Regional Emergency Manager – West Africa Type of contract:Fixed Term Contracted hours: 35 Contract length: 2 years

About the Role

  • The post will be based in Abuja, Nigeria depending on the successful candidate. However the post holder will spend at least 6 month’s in the West Africa region annually. The Salary will be based on the local pay scale of the country that the post-holder will be located.
  • As the Regional Emergency Manager for West Africa, you will develop, lead and manage Christian Aid’s humanitarian, resilience and disaster risk reduction programmes in West Africa including the current North East Nigeria Response, Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso/Mali humanitarian response.
  • You will play a key role in improving the capacity of Christian Aid staff and partners to prepare for, mitigate against the impact of and respond to natural and man-made disasters ensuring best practice in our humanitarian programmes.
  • You will support the country programs to develop and manage an effective portfolio of humanitarian programs in Mali, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana.
  • Specifically, you will assist program staff in humanitarian program design, implementation, fundraising and partnership development. You will also provide surge capacity for emergency response in West Africa.
  • You will support broader thinking and strategy development across the Humanitarian division and CA relating to innovative humanitarian and resilience programs ensuring good program practice.
  • Lastly, you will have an external facing element, helping CA engage in the right networks, increasing the profile of CA humanitarian and resilience work, ensuring we are influenced by current good practise and opening up opportunities for new productive humanitarian collaborations in West Africa.


  • To help make this happen, you will have considerable experience working internationally and an excellent understanding of and experience in humanitarian programmes in West Africa including north east Nigeria and the larger Sahel region.
  • You will have a passion about accountability and putting affected populations at the centre of our work.
  • You will have a good knowledge of emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues including capacity building tools and techniques, understanding of participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments, understanding of the partnership approach to emergency work.
  • You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop cross-organisational relationships and be confident in engaging with external networks and actors.
  • You will have experience in supporting learning and development, have experience of working with local partners and understand linkages between humanitarian work and resilient livelihoods

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

1.) Realise Potential:

  • Humanitarian responses are evolving with a lot of innovation. Please tell us of a time when you coached or mentored partners on new approaches in humanitarian response. What was the context? What was your responsibility? Who were you coaching/mentoring? What were their particular needs? What did you do? Why? What was the effect? Did you have the desired impact?

2.) Communicating Effectively:

  • Tell us about a time when you had to remotely identify and analyse the expectations and interests of others to involve them in a complex humanitarian response: What was the context? Who were the people and what differences did they represent? What was your task? What did you do? How did you do it? What was the outcome? Was everyone involved? Were you successful? If so, how did you know?

3.) Building partnerships:

  • Can you tell us of an example where you have successfully built new and unexpected partnerships that led to the delivery of quality humanitarian assistance?

Salary Range N16,409,457 – N19,513,876 p.a. Application Closing Date 10th September, 2017.

Interview Date 20th September, 2017 .


How to Apply

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  • This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position will be 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.
  • You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.