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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.

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative, and high-performing teams. We welcome applications from all community sections and those with experience from outside the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We ask that everyone live our values of dignity, equality, justice, and love. We value a good work-life balance, therefore, we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for most of our roles.

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About the role

Christian Aid’s Standing Together strategy is underpinned by a global result on Operational Excellence. The role of the Business Systems Manager will be responsible for delivering outstanding people and operational support to the Country Programme (CP). The role is responsible for developing, maintaining, and implementing essential HR, IT, Information Management, administrative, and operational systems within the country program enabling the team to function smoothly and effectively. The post holder will work closely with the Regional People team to build strong Christian Aid practices. The role is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) of Christian Aid Nigeria.

About you

You must have a degree in a Social Science or organisational-related discipline. Membership of a professional body e.g. HR, Organisational Development. Etc (e.g. CIPMN, CIPD, or its equivalent) is required for this role. You must have a minimum of 8 years of working experience of which at least 3 must be in a Senior Management role. You must have substantial operational experience including providing timely and quality advice and working in all aspects of Operations (procurement, logistics, office management, ICT, and HR (recruitment, reward, employee relations, employment legislation, learning and development, change management, policies, and processes). You must have a working knowledge of the principles and procedures of personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labour relations and negotiation; and HR information systems. You must have experience in organizational assessments, development of capacity-building plans & monitoring performance. You must have experience in developing and managing budgets, ensuring value for money, and effective budgetary controls. You must have experience in leading and effectively delivering People based projects. A strong knowledge, understanding, and application of employment law in Nigeria is crucial for this role. You are required to have strong IT skills particularly MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, with experience in using HR databases, online recruitment tools, and Intranets. Analytical and numeracy skills, to produce and distill accurate information is critical for the role. You must have strong communication skills in written and oral English.

Competency questions

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

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or make decisions after analysing data, information, and other evidence. What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to make? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others. What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Steward resources

Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources. What was the context? What was expected of you? What action(s) did you take? What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?

Further information

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

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative, and high-performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at the senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative, and high-performing teams.

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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 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 and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance
Abuja Nigeria


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