Greater London
Contract, Full-time
Job description
This role is a full-time, fixed term contract

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

This post is a one year fixed-term contract. The Programme Officer is part of the Middle East team and will provide programme management support and co-ordination for Christian Aid's work in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory (IOPT) in accordance with the country programme theory of change and strategy. This strategy focuses on issues of rights, tackling violence building peace and resilience, particularly in the context of conflict and displacement.

The role includes close working with a portfolio of partners to support them in a range of areas including monitoring and evaluation, financial accountability and technical support where required for adaptive and accountable programming (e.g., community led responses, outcome harvesting; strategy testing). The role will also be responsible for reporting on ongoing projects as well as leading on proposal development for new projects. The role will also take the lead on the programme's gender and inclusion engagement and will be expected to implement compliance procedures in line with organisational policies

About you

In addition to the below, you will be expected to communicate and work well with partners and the rest of the team. You will also represent and communicate on behalf of Christian Aid with donors and networks in the region and occasionally in the UK and Ireland.


-Degree in a relevant development or humanitarian discipline, or equivalent field experience.

-Experience in and knowledge of international development and humanitarian issues.

-Familiarity with the political, social and economic context, issues and challenges of the Middle East, and IOPT in particular.

-Excellent communications skills including fluency in written and spoken English, including report writing, and chairing and minuting meetings accurately and effectively.

-Direct experience of project cycle management incorporating robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems.

-Experience of working with partner organisations in a collaborative manner.

-Experience of facilitation and training or developing partner capacity.

-The ability to build strong, effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

-Knowledge and experience of emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery programme issues, and familiarity with the core international standards including Sphere, CHS, Red Cross Code of Conduct.

-Understanding of financial controls, procedures, analysis and management and experience of developing budgets in a complex environment.

-Experience of raising funds and reporting to institutional and other donors.

-A positive 'can do' attitude and ability to deal with a wide range of issues and manage a dynamic workload.


-Professional experience of living and working in a country affected by a humanitarian crisis.

-Experience of advocacy on development and humanitarian issues.

-Experience of dealing with Christian Aid systems.

-Knowledge of digital monitoring and evaluation.

-A working knowledge of Arabic.

-Masters or equivalent in a relevant discipline

-Experience of network and alliance building

Further information

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

All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.

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, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To Apply

Please submit a CV and a brief cover letter detailing the experience that you have that you would bring to the role. Please use concrete examples wherever possible.
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Posted on: 20 April 2021
Closed date: 03 May 2021
Job ref: 3253
Tags: Fundraising