Oxfam Nigeria Graduates and Non-graduates Job Recruitment (6 Positions)

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Oxfam Nigeria Graduates and Non-graduates Job Recruitment (7 Positions)

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: Project Assistant 

Req ID: 5040
Location: Abuja
Internal Job Grade: E1
Contract type: Fixed term (with possibility of renewal based on funding)
Reporting to: Work in Progress / SME Development Project Lead
Key relationships/interactions: Programme management unit, Finance, Supply & Logistics and IPE

Team Purpose

  • The Work in Progress! (WiP!) project aims to create more employment and positive expectations about the future for young men and women in Nigeria, Egypt & Somalia.
  • This overarching objective will be achieved via the three complementary pillars depicted below: increasing the supply of skilled youth by developing young people’s skills and capacities; providing business development services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to enhance their growth; and cultivating an enabling environment for youth employment, startups and SMEs.

Job Purpose

  • The post holder will be responsible for the Monitoring and Learning activities of Oxfam in Nigeria and of the partners all within the boundaries of the project Work in Progress!.
  • Therefore the Project Assistant will work closely with the Project lead based in Abuja office and other colleagues within the Project Management team (both in the Netherlands and in Abuja). The project organisation is matrix based.
  • The post holder will keep oversight of the progress of project activities and monitor the indicators of the partner organisations and the activity planned by Oxfam in Nigeria. Fostering partnership management and assisting the Project lead in organizing joint activities among the partners. Ensuring project activities respond to the youth employment needs and the context specific way of working as defined by the Nigerian context. It will also include monitoring of the ‘Enabling Environment’ strategy.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor and support monitoring of and by partner organizations during the implementation of their activities
  • Support the Project lead and Finance Officer in using partnership management tools of Oxfam
  • Develop ideas where added value of the joint activities can be increased; how the project strategy and risks to the project can be monitored and amended
  • Provide support to project development and fundraising within WiP! Project
  • Monitor the ‘Enabling Environment’ strategy.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Project Manager

Monitoring & Evaluation Tasks
Monitoring:

  • Implementation of MEAL plan:
  • timely administratin of online surveys (overview of activity planning essential), supporting partners in surveys implementation if needed, monitoring of surveys’ completion in Survey Monkey
  • Updates of MEAL framework:
  • 6-mnthly updates of actuals in framework (thorough understanding of project’s indicators essential), providing project manager with information about project implementation based on collected data on a regular basis, this can be monthly or two monthly
  • keep an updated database f beneficiaries and other supporting documents for reporting against previously agreed indicators

Reporting:

  • Prepare/update reprting templates for partners especially the MEL framework. In cooperation with the partners and the global MEL advisor
  • Supprt the compilation of the reports at project level and link to programme level
  • Communication with partners:
  • infrm and discuss with partners upcoming MEL-related activities, collect feedback and suggest adjustments if needed

Learning:

  • Contribute to, follow up and shape learning agenda of WiP! project
  • Ensure logistics for and help facilitate learning events (yearly)
  • Develop and/or contribute to creation of learning products based on qualitative and quantitative research in the project and/or interviews with partners
  • Communicate and discuss findings and recommendations to project manager (and partners)
  • Discuss survey report with partners and get feedback. Communicate feedback with global MEL advisor. Ensure relevant comments are taken into account in final report.

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Person’s Specification
Education:

  • First degree or equivalent in Political Sciences, Economics, Financial Management, , Law or other relevant qualification.

Experience:

  • 2- 3 years’ experience in Monitoring Evaluation And Learning(MEAL) of development projects
  • Experience developing or using M&E systems in projects with different components and/or interventions.
  • Experience in working with partner organisations.
  • Experience in working in a multi-national/ cultural environment.
  • Experience in working with young people .

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel etc.).
  • Strong training and facilitation skills for various groups at multiple skill levels.
  • Excellent in both oral and written English language .
  • Willingness to travel at least once in the 3 months

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.
  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

2. Job Title: Environmental Compliance Officer

Req ID: 5038
Location: Bauchi
Internal Job Grade: D
Contract type: 1 Year fixed term
Reporting to: Project Manager
Staff reporting directly to this post: None
Key relationships/interactions: Project Monitoring Unit (PMU)

Team Purpose

  • To promote agriculture-driven economic growth and improve the living conditions for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women) with a specific focus on women and youth.

Job Purpose

  • To ensure that implementation of all LINE project activities are in compliance with the minimum standards and guidelines/requirements of the Bauchi State Government, Federal laws and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) environmental requirements
  • The LINE Project is targeted to improve the livelihoods of 10,000 poor women and men farmers in Bauchi State.

Job Responsibilities
Technical:

  • Perform the duties of Environmental Compliance Officer for LINE Project and ensure the implementation of the Project’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) as agreed by Oxfam and the donor.
  • Ensure the tasks as indicated in the EMP are carried out systematically and proactively.
  • Perform monitoring and reporting requirements as per the EMP.
  • Arrange training for staff and partners for the activities assigned to the Environmental Compliance Officer.
  • Ensure monitoring data is provided to the LINE Project’s M&E Officer on a timely basis and electronically, and working with that person to plan monitoring activities.
  • Prepare an annual report on the implementation of the EMP.
  • Revise the EMP as necessary and present the proposed adjustments to the Project Management team in advance of the preparation of the Project’s annual work plan and in advance of the Project’s PSC meetings, as arranged with the Project Manager
  • Coordinate with all LINE team members where there are shared or overlapping roles.
  • Prepare technical proposals as required to ensure the LINE Project meets all the standards required in Nigeria and under Canadian law related to plans, permits and procedures for air quality, hazardous waste, spill prevention, storm water and waste water, and ensure quality standard on Project deliverables.
  • Be familiar with Nigeria’s environmental protection agency and local environment regulations and have an understanding of the environmental permit applications process.
  • Compile, track and analyze information related to LINE Project that is needed for LINE’s semi-annual and annual reports and for the LINE Project’s mid-term and final evaluations.
  • Perform onsite inspections to ensure compliance with the EMP and, as necessary, work with Bauchi State agencies, primarily BSADP.
  • Represents the interest of Oxfam at workshops, seminars, committees and with outside organizations.
  • Schedule and prioritize workload, set work schedule deadlines, and determine appropriate implementation procedures.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and well being principles.

Person’s Specification
Education:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Management or any relevant equivalent Degree
  • Master’s in Environmental Studies will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Five(5) years working experience in managing development projects with an environmental component. – preferably within the NGO sector.
  • Demonstrable skills in environmental planning, design and management including experience involving community participation for environmental protection and sustainable living.
  • Must possess at least 2 years field experience in community development particularly with farmer groups in northern Nigeria.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly in working with word processing, Excel, Power Point, databases and electronic communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tenacity, strong initiative and proven capacity to get the job done.
  • Ability to work independently and under minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.
  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

3. Job Title: Office Driver

Location: Bauchi (with possibilities of travels to other states)
Internal Job Grade: F1
Contract type: Fixed Term (One year renewable)
Reporting to: Logistics & Admin Officer
Staff reporting directly to this post: None
Key relationships/interactions: Project Monitoring Unit (PMU)

Team Purpose

  • To promote agriculture-driven economic growth and improve the living conditions for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women) with a specific focus on women and youth.

Job Purpose

  • The driver will work within the Logistics department to support operations structure, committed to providing reliable support to program activities in order to achieve efficiency in program delivery.

Job Responsibilities
Technical:

  • Ensure the project vehicle – or any other car as directed or under the driver’s control- is always in good working order and properly maintained.
  • Always abide by standard driving /safety rules and procedure.
  • Ensure that periodic maintenance is effected on the project vehicle as and when due and to notify the Logistics Officer / Logistics Assistant at least 36 hours before designated time.
  • Transport project staff and equipment efficiently and safely as required.
  • Collecting and distribution of vehicle log-sheets, responsible for monthly compilation, and submission of log-sheets
  • Schedule vehicle use to meet programmatic and operational needs
  • Ensure trip ticket or form are used by program staff and approved by the necessary person
  • Maintain the Vehicle Board daily.
  • Oversee and ensure proper use of vehicles
  • Organise cleaning of vehicles
  • Oversee fuel consumption, purchase, and tracking including coordination with petrol stations
  • Ensure that accident reports are completed and filed.
  • Ensure security measures for vehicles such as parking, storage of keys, emergency suppliers etc.
  • In collaboration with the Security Officer, coordinate movement routes for field trips.
  • Coordinate communication with staff for every field trip.
  • Ensure major repairs are done in a timely manner.
  • Collect and submit vehicle related receipts to the Logistics Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights.
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Person’s Specification
Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate qualification.
  • Automobile certification Trade test 1 & 2
  • 5 years driving experience including long-distance driving to all parts of Nigeria, with special consideration given to knowledge of Bauchi State.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with an International organization, Embassy or any similar body will be an advantage.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Skills & Abilities:

  • A good knowledge and understanding of vehicle mechanics and the ability to carry out minor vehicle maintenance.
  • Good working knowledge of road networks in most parts of Northern Nigeria
  • Fluent in Speaking English and Hausa

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. Job Title: Gender & Nutrition Officer
Location:
 Bauchi (with possibilities of travels to other states)
Internal Job Grade: D
Contract type: Fixed Term (One year renewable)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Staff reporting directly to this post: None
Key relationships/interactions: PMU Staff, Other Project Managers & Country Office Gender Team

Team Purpose

  • To promote agriculture-driven economic growth and improve the living conditions for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women) with a specific focus on women and youth.

Job Purpose

  • To ensure gender considerations and women’s empowerment forms an integrated core of the LINE implementation. To also provide technical expertise on nutrition and other nutrition related functions to improve the livelihoods of 10,000 poor women and men farmers in Bauchi State.

Job Responsibilities
Technical (Gender):

  • Provide advice and support to the Project Manager and the Technical Officers working within the respective field offices in the implementation of the key gender components across the LINE Project.
  • Provide technical support to the project team to ensure gender mainstreaming in all activities in line with the project’s gender strategy.
  • Provide specialist advice on gender sensitive planning and mainstreaming to all Project officers and other staff.
  • Support, coach, mentor and advise Partners’ technical staff to implement and mainstream gender into project activities.
  • Liaise with project partners and other stakeholders in the project location to facilitate and enhance their contribution towards the implementation of the gender equality agenda.
  • Support advocacy activities on gender matters to key stakeholders in collaboration with partners and other interest groups that are relevant to the LINE project
  • Improve networking and coordination with key stakeholders to ensure the promotion of gender equality in the project locations and across the state.
  • Represent LINE project in gender-related meetings and consultations that are relevant and would add value to project implementation.
  • Assist in the development of case studies, best practices and key learning on gender mainstreaming and integration into LINE project including generating success stories related to project and project developments as they relate to gender equality issues to feed into the linking and learning objectives of Oxfam.
  • Aid in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing.
  • Support in updating and sharing with staff recent developments and knowledge tools in the areas of interventions.
  • Analyse and ensure interventions are gender-sensitive and factor in issues of inclusion of normally socially excluded groups.
  • Provide regular brief updates on the development of gender related issues in the project areas.
  • Ensure regular and comprehensive monitoring for reporting on the gender-related indicators in the project areas in consultation with the Project Manager and in line with donor requirements.
  • Perform other work-related outputs as requested by the Project Manager.

Technical (Nutrition):

  • Coordinate the Nutrition component of project development activities for the LINE project.
  • Provide professional services, mentoring and counselling advisory services to partners on developing and implementing training on food diversification, preservation and preparation for better family nutrition especially for women and children.
  • Organise and support nutrition promotional activities through partner staff involved in the implementation of project activities.
  • Organise and lead key project development activities to ensure quality planning and implementation are carried out within the framework of the project.
  • Ensure effective engagement and relationship management with project partners, community leaders and groups, government institutions and other relevant, strategic/key sectoral actors for effective and sustainable delivery of the Nutrition component of the project delivery.
  • Assist the Project Manager in recruiting and line managing private consultants for specific short-term assignments related to Nutrition including facilitating the development of their work plans, monitoring their fieldwork and organising debriefing sessions with consultants.
  • Maintain effective communication on the progress of the project and ensure project learning in relation to Family Nutrition is documented for communication with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Carry out periodic monitoring visits to project partners and project implementation sites, verify outputs indicated in progress reports submitted to Oxfam by partners and produce project activity and progress reports. Support the production of reports for the donor as well as reports for wider circulation within Oxfam in consultation with Project Manager – as appropriate.

Other:

  • Eager and able to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Job Requirements
Education & Experience:

  • Degree in Gender Studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Nutrition Studies or related fields with minimum of five years relevant experience working in gender-related projects in Northern Nigeria.
  • Working experience in supporting development programmes, specifically nutrition-related interventions – preferably within the NGOs sector.
  • Comprehensive understanding of international, regional and national legal frameworks and policies related to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s rights.
  • An understanding of the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) will be highly desirable.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to generate and communicate gender-related information for a variety of audiences to enhance understanding of gender integration and mainstreaming goals of the LINE project
  • Experienced in generating new ideas and approaches, researches, best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of promoting gender equality in patriarchal communities and especially in Northern Nigeria
  • Contributes to results through primary research and analysis
  • Able to formulate written information clearly and persuasively
  • Able to establish effective client relationships
  • Possesses a proactive, problem solving and result oriented attitude.
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using office software packages.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa language.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who meet Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


5. Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
 Bauchi
Internal Job Grade: D2
Contract type: 1 Year fixed term
Reporting to: Finance Administrator
Staff reporting directly to this post: None
Key relationships/interactions: Project Monitoring Unit (PMU)

Team Purpose

  • To promote agriculture-driven economic growth and improve the living conditions for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% women) with a specific focus on women and youth.

Job Purpose

  • To implement and monitor all financial aspects of the project, including the management of financial risks, to ensure that financial procedures are adhered to and non-compliance challenged, to provide financial information and monitoring to project staff and partners. To work closely with the Country Finance Teams to provide quality financial information, process payments and maintain comprehensive accounting records.

Job Responsibilities
Financial Planning, Budgeting and reporting:

  • Assist in preparation of the budget for the project.
  • Support in review of budgets, activity plans and partnership agreements to ensure compliance with donor requirements and Oxfam policies and procedures.
  • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilisation and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
  • Prepare accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation.
  • Supports on the finance implementation of projects.
  • Support the preparation of monthly financial progress reports (budget monitoring reports)
  • Support and guide programme team on all relevant finance issues regarding project management.

Financial Transaction and Cash Management:

  • Ensure the management of cash and treasury including timely and accurate payments of suppliers and locally hired short and long-term staff.
  • Ensure cash and banks accounts are regularly reconciled.
  • Support logistics on maintenance of project’s inventory, capital equipment and issues related to office management
  • Ensure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically (Pastel, SAP, Box) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Check accuracy, completeness and validity of financial data before payment and posting into Finance system.
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.

Financial Control & Risk Management:

  • Support the implementation of risk mitigation strategies in order to mitigate loss or fraud.
  • Carry out financial/ compliance risk assessment of financial and organisational systems of partner organisations according to Oxfam’s partner assessment tools, in line with donor requirements.
  • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Maintain an effective reports monitoring system, ensuring adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.

Donor and Partner Management:

  • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Visit partner organisations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.
  • Review partner financial reports monthly and ensure application of appropriate standards for financial accountability on a monthly basis, flagging any issues/ challenges in due time for management information and action.
  • Participate in regular meetings with partner organisations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Job Requirements
Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent degree.
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification will be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management – ideally with at least three (3) years with an International NGO.
  • Ability to understand and implement the government tax & VAT laws.
  • Proven knowledge of computerised systems and demonstrable experience of working with computerized accounting packages and spreadsheets.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organization skills and flexible approach to planning comprehensively, managing and prioritizing effectively a high workload and multiple tasks and deadline
  • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English and  at least one main local language widely spoken in Northern Nigeria.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


6. Job Title: Head of Influencing & Public Engagement
Location:
 Abuja Nigeria
Internal Job Grade: C1 national
Contract type: One year Fixed term (renewable)
Reporting to: Country Director
Staff reporting directly to this post: Media & Communication Officer, GROW Coordinator

Job Purpose

  • To align programme strategy with global campaigns, develop, advise on Country pubic engagement and wider influencing objectives across all areas of programs in line with Oxfam Country Strategy.
  • The job holder is responsible for leading the strategic thinking and implementation of Oxfam Nigeria’s campaign, advocacy, media and communication platforms to promote programs and change policies in delivering on Oxfam’s WorldWide Influencing Strategy (WIN) to address the root causes of poverty.  This will include managing high level external stakeholder relationships including funding partners, media; the middle class, leading internal strategic thinking about how to integrate stakeholders wherever possible and devise ambitious media and communication strategies and mobilise the power of people against poverty.

Job Responsibilities
Technical:
Program, Project and Partnership Management:

  • Actively work with national programs and partners to build research capacity of Country Program teams and Partners’ staff and develop effective, evidence-based campaigns
  • Lead the development and management of projects and programs in order to create verifiable social impact and value for money for Oxfam and the funding donor.
  • Ensure Oxfam quality and compliance standards and the integration of good practices in the Public Engagement and Influencing program in close liaison with Oxfam’s technical advisers and Project Manager from the regional platform and affiliates headquarters, and the wider team in the Abuja office
  • Ensure Oxfam’s gender justice and gender mainstreaming in the full cycle of project and program management and guarantee verifiable result achievement related to Oxfam’s gender objectives.
  • Support implementing partners in their capacity to implement projects and achieve results.
  • Develop and facilitate cooperation with civil society organizations (including non-implementing partners), the private and public sector, media, philanthropic, academic and other knowledge institutions.
  • Coordinate and mobilise technical support for program and project partners and ensure high quality of programming.
  • Support extensive networks that promote Oxfam’s work in the thematic areas related to this position. Especially deepen the collaboration with private and public actors towards a greater impact of the program.
  • Ensure synergies between the program and other Oxfam initiatives on transparency and accountability in Nigeria as well as within the region and on global level.
  • Represent Oxfam at the various coordination platforms at national and regional levels ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/project priorities

Communication and Relationship Management:

  • Identify and establish opportunities for engagement with and influencing of the public, ministers, media, press and senior public servants to further Oxfam’s influence and agenda
  • Represent Oxfam Nigeria and establish strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders, across the Nigerian Government including ministers, public servants, parliamentarians and their staff.
  • High level liaison with staff in Oxfam Nigeria, international affiliates and external partners to develop and contribute to policy priorities and strategies for influencing political change
  • Provide strategic advice and facilitate the planning of events targeted at, or for the benefit of, public, government representatives, media or partners
  • Oversee the collection, collation and reporting of all information relevant to Oxfam Nigeria’s public engagement and influencing, including the establishment of an effective digital database and website
  • Represent Oxfam Nigeria as appropriate on internal and external bodies, working/steering groups external contacts in meetings with networks, alliances, institutional/government officials on wide range of research topics, and acting as key external spokesperson including contribute to relevant Oxfam International groups and fora as required.
  • Act at all times in the best interests of Oxfam Nigeria while continually promoting the vision and mission within all sections of the community as well as the media and/or at appropriate events as required.
  • Be accountable for internal communications regarding Public Engagement and Influencing and support the organisation’s internal communications strategy as appropriate.

Leadership:
Strategic Leadership of our Public Engagement & Influencing Unit:

  • Develop long-term vision and strategic planning, long-term research strategies to achieve significant impact on Oxfam’s public engagement and influencing work from research, policy and advocacy
  • Builds influential relationships and develops networks for effective change, both internally and externally, and is committed to maximising our influencing capability.
  • Lead and coordinate the development of Oxfam Nigeria’s Public engagement and Influencing Strategy that embodies the One Oxfam’s Program Approach addressing inequality in the food system, on gender, and rights in crisis and addressing transparency in public and private governance systems in line with a new and highly complex environment
  • Accountable for ensuring that appropriate tools and technology are in place to allow a strong flow of positive and consistent programme content to influence and communicate with internal audiences and external stakeholders including but not limited to government, media, donors, nongovernmental sector and supporters.
  • Lead on synergy on all Oxfam’s Nigeria Public engagement and influencing strands of work ensuring that they build on each other both geographically and thematically.
  • Lead and provide strategic oversight of Oxfam Nigeria’s public engagement and influencing with the objective of bringing about public engagement, influencing and practice changes aligned with Oxfam’s Strategic Plan and which ultimately achieve positive and lasting change in people’s lives.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies and projects with a public and WIN focus
  • Responsible for identifying policy gaps and opportunities to affect change within or through the Nigeria Government, and directing the development of policy in priority areas of Oxfam Nigeria’s work
  • Provide specialist technical advice on:
  • Plitical context and relevant policies of major political parties
  • Public Service and perations of specific government departments and agencies
  • Ensure consistency with best practices in public engagement and influencing across programs at Federal, State and LGA levels; ensure a direct link between Oxfam Nigeria’s programme work and our media coverage through familiarisation with Oxfam’s work on the ground and the development of stories to be used in media work for advocacy, campaigns and fundraising.
  • Develop work practices and procedures for, and oversee the preparation of meeting requests, briefing papers, submissions and general correspondence

Management:
Leadership & People Management:

  • Proactively contribute to the Country Office’s leadership team as an important member of the team; working with thematic teams to champion change in the way we relate to the public
  • Manage the operations and output of Oxfam Nigeria’s Public Engagement  and Influencing priorities
  • Provide general advice to, and build the capacity of, staff, partners and coalitions in relation to public engagement and Influencing, as required
  • Other related duties as delegated.
  • Manage the Public engagement and Influencing team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, Inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
  • Provide people line management, including performance management of Public engagement and Influencing staff
  • Motivate and develop staff by empowering and inspiring them to want to do things, providing appropriate coaching and mentoring supports, acting as a role model for behavior
  • Provide challenging and stretching tasks or assignments and provide coaching to support staff in meeting those challenges
  • Be a team player on Oxfam Country Management Team and the wider office

Financial management:

  • Direct responsibility for budget management of up to 2- 4 million EUR project per year including significant donor funds.
  • Manage all revenue streams related to public engagement and Influencing to maximize contributions to Oxfam.
  • Responsible for formulating, managing and monitoring an annual budget to facilitate Oxfam Nigeria’s public
  • Support the Country Director in identifying funding priorities that can support delivery on key income targets and determine appropriate distribution

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Job Requirements
Education:

  • First degree in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Administration with a postgraduate degree in Development, Public Policy, Administration or a relevant subject

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience leading and providing strategic oversight of public engagement and influencing with the objective of bringing about policy and practice changes
  • In-depth understanding of the economic, political and social causes and dynamics of poverty, vulnerability and inequality and a familiarity with policy issues related to the creation or reduction of poverty, vulnerability and inequality
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of advocacy and campaigning tools and techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of working across complex organisations and managing internal and external stakeholders to get the best outcome
  • Knowledge of Africa and global media; Ability to apply knowledge of internal and external environment to complex media and reputational issues.

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to analyse, interpret and act on complex information from varied and diverse sources.
  • Delivery orientation and ability to inspire and work collaboratively and build cohesive relationships with others to achieve outcomes
  • Identifying and establishing opportunities for engagement and influencing with various stakeholders with the view to being able to influence an organisation’s agenda
  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward way and influencing this to a wider audience
  • Strong interpersonal and representation skills including good team work, and experience of working in multi-cultural and virtual teams
  • Personable and professional approach when working with others internally and externally
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports including effectiveness in representation and the ability to translate policy into clearly written material for decision-makers
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
  • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.
  • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.
  • This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who had applied previously do not need to apply again as their applications are still being considered.
  • Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply

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