State Programme Coordinator, Community Health and HIV

Christian Aid (CA)

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About us

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. The Nigeria Country Program presently focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance and Gender.  In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, Christian Aid conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to CBOs, CSOs and other organizations across the five states including the FCT. Our Community Health and HIV Program have evolved over the past years to support partners and communities to exercise their rights to health and related services using appropriate, integrated, context specific, scalable and transformative health approaches to health service access, provision and utilization through health promotion & education and health governance


About the role

To be responsible for supporting and managing Christian Aid partnerships and programmes as well as the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programme including recommending grants to partners.  Role will contribute to the development and implementation of the integrated Community case management (ICCM) approach to child and maternal health and overall Christian Aid strategy for Community Health.  The role will engage with and promote communications and fundraising within the organization, including institutional donors. The role is based in Benue with frequent travels and is responsible for strengthening capacity of implementing partners to respond to and support Christian Aid’s project outcomes.


About you

The post holder must have a degree preferably in Medicine, Pharmacy or any related field. S/he must have at least 3 years’ experience of working with indigenous partners and strengthening health system (particularly medical commodities logistics management system). You must have extensive understanding of the national response to health care delivery and broader health policies with particular experience in integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and maternal health interventions. You must also have experience in managing donor-funded projects, be familiar with ICCM costing and financing tools and techniques, demonstrate knowledge and competency in gender-sensitive and inclusive programming and have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent Christian Aid at the national, state and local levels.



Competency questions

  • As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
  • Build Partnerships: 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 
  • Communicate Effectively: Give us an example of a time when actively listened and questioned to check your understanding, draw out other people’s views when they are not expressing themselves clearly or seem to be holding back. 
  • Deliver Result: Tell us about a time when you used logical processes and relevant tools and techniques to report on information or analyze options 


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

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Christian Aid (CA)

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years