On behalf of Caritas Germany, AGIAMONDO is looking for a
Consultant for emergency and transitional aid (m/f/d), Abuja, Nigeria
for the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN) in Abuja, to start as soon as possible.
Your new role
Caritas Germany is the charitable organisation of the Catholic Church in Germany. Every year, Caritas Germany provides support for approximately 1,000 aid projects worldwide, regardless of the religion, ethnic identity or nationality of those affected.
The national Caritas Nigeria (Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria – CCFN) and its diocesan structures provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in the north-east of the country.
Given the urgent need, the field of emergency response is to be expanded, in order to implement projects in humanitarian aid and transitional aid in north-east Nigeria more effectively.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will travel regularly in the project region and advise the local project partners on needs assessment, project conception and the preparation of funding applications to public sponsors.
- You will support the local partners in the management and implementation of projects, reporting (narrative and financial) and the execution of project agreements and administrative guidelines, as well as in the coordination process with the UN system.
- You will coordinate activities with the international Caritas network, in particular in western Chad and northern Cameroon, and with other humanitarian agents.
- You will provide support to the ongoing aid programmes and projects by monitoring the content and administration, prepare reports on the expenditure of funds for public sponsors (e.g. ECHO, AA, EU) and compile case reports.
- Through budget monitoring, you will ensure that the financial administration standards are complied with and provide support in audits.
- You will train local development workers and managers to execute the emergency aid projects in accordance with international standards and relevant donor regulations.
- You will support Caritas Germany in relevant coordination meetings locally (German embassy, EU) and in public relations work.
- You have successfully completed a university degree or training in a commercial profession.
- You have at least three years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid or development cooperation, ideally acquired in the region.
- You have practical professional experience in planning, managing and supervising complex aid programmes.
- You possess applied business management knowledge and relevant practical experience.
- You have sound knowledge of programme and project management (PME, PCM).
- You have already carried out training and consulting tasks.
- You are diplomatic and have strong intercultural communication skills, to enable you to deal with a variety of local and international players in a manner based on mutual partnership, and you can act appropriately in a church context.
- You have a business-fluent command of German and English. Ideally, you also have good French language skills.
- You identify with the objectives and substance of Caritas Germany or are actively prepared to familiarise yourself with these and to make them your own.
- You are a member of a Christian church and are an EU or Swiss citizen.
What AGIAMONDO offers
- Individual and thorough preparation
- Two-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
- Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice
We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 07/06/2020.
Corona - Information about the selection procedure
even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the online application portal. We are currently conducting the selection procedure online. We also offer our preparatory courses as digital services.
At present, no development workers are travelling abroad. We hope that the global situation will improve from the summer onwards and that we will be able to make a responsible decision, together with our partners, to have development workers on the ground working on projects again.