Advisor for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f/d)

Maiduguri, Nigeria
Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN)
2 Years
Advisor for Emergency and Transitional Aid (m/f/d)
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Your tasks

  • Coordination of the Caritas Germany-led ECHO consortium in North East Nigeria including quality management and representation of the consortium to ECHO andcoordination with the UN system, as well as senior management of the consortium partners.
  • Provision of technical support to Caritas Germany project partners on relevant issues (including food security, WASH, protection, MEAL) and new areas (environmental protection, gender) in projects funded by ECHO, AA, and BMZ.
  • Provision of programmatic support and strategic development of the Caritas Germany project portfolio in Nigeria and other project countries depending on need.
  • Advising local project partners on needs assessment, project design, and grant applications to public funding agencies (AA, BMZ, ECHO).
  • Conceptual design and implementation of capacity development activities for local experts and managers of the project partners.
  • Support to coordination with key stakeholders (GFFO, BMZ, ECHO, UN coordination) and public relations.

Your profile

  • You have completed a thematically relevant degree (e.g. sociology, political science or economics, area studies, anthropology or other social science courses) and have at least 2 years of professional experience in the field of humanitarian aid and/or development cooperation, ideally including relevant regional experience.
  • You are able to employ your advisory and capacity development skills in a culturally sensitive way and have sound knowledge of programme and project management.        
  • You are physically and mentally resilient enough to work in vulnerable and volatile contexts and  you are willing to travel.
  • You speak fluent English and French, or are willing to learn it.
  • You are an EU or Swiss citizen and identify with the vision and mission of Caritas Germany.

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Our benefits - your impetus

We want you to feel good working with us:

Subsistence payments

12 subsistence payments (and a prorated 13th) are based on your degree, experience, marital status, and your obligations to support your dependants. Other allowances will be considered on an individual basis.

Social benefits

Social insurance includes statutory pension, accident and unemployment insurance as well as health insurance for you and the dependants accompanying you.

Private insurance

In addition to statutory insurance, we also take out private insurance including professional and personal liability as well as accident insurance.

Personnel development

Individual seminars including language and safety courses ensure your personal development and effectively strengthen your work on location.

Health care

We bear the costs for medical examinations, the health check beforehand and vaccinations to ensure you are perfectly prepared for your assignment.

Cost coverage

We bear the costs for rent and consumption. The pro-rata costs for furnishing your accommodation depend on the number of people living there.

Your work together with AGIAMONDO and Caritas Germany

Caritas Germany is the mandated humanitarian relief agency of the Catholic Church in Germany. Every year, Caritas Germany provides support for approximately 1,000 humanitarian aid and development projects worldwide, supporting people in need regardless of their religion, ethnic identity, or nationality.

Caritas Germany and its local partners provide innovative emergency and transitional aid for victims of the displacement crisis in north-east Nigeria. Caritas Germany implements aid from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (EU-ECHO) in the areas of food security, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and protection. As an international expert, you will work with several partner organisations in the field and advise them on technical topics (food security, WASH, protection, environmental protection, gender, MEAL) as well as organisational development.

You will be embedded in a team of local Caritas Germany experts in Maiduguri, who provide technical guidance to our partner organisations in the Lake Chad region. Depending on emerging needs, humanitarian missions are also planned in project countries outside Nigeria.

If you have any technical questions about the job, please contact Mr. Lukas Müller (

From the application to the preparation contract

How can I apply?

We will gladly accept your online application. You will receive feedback approximately 14 days after the application deadline.

What follows positive feedback?

We will invite you to the next available selection day. You will receive information about the procedure in advance.

What do the selection days involve?

Over the course of two days, we will provide you with specific information about the conditions and framework. We will also conduct selection interviews with you.

What happens after that?

If we consider you to be a good match for the assignment, we will request your consent to introduce you to the partner organisation. You will then receive a contract for the preparation period.

What does preparation include?

All specialists receive extensive training for 3 - 4 months in Cologne to prepare them intensively for their assignment.



Jacqueline Kallmeyer

Personnel Recruitment

+49 221 8896 -271

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