Oxfam Graduate & Non-graduate Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

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Oxfam Graduate & Non-graduate Job Recruitment (4 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.

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1. Job Title: Media & Communication Officer

Req ID: 5544
Location: Abuja
Internal Job Grade: D national
Contract type: Fixed Term (renewable)
Reporting to: Head of Influencing & Public Engagements

Job Purpose

  • To coordinate and deliver resources and processes in support of the media and communication component to our programme
  • To be responsible for delivering the media part of the Nigeria programme working with partners to achieve impact and improvement in the lives of people in Nigeria on the issues relating to agriculture, food security, trade and climate change.
  • The post holder will also lead, develop and deliver digital strategies and campaigns on GROW, Right to Food, Climate Change Adaptation, women’s land rights and access to credits, Agriculture budget monitoring and advocacy training and Gender Justice
  • The post holder is required to be a strong team player and contribute to the country programme team work. The role requires capacity to conduct power analysis of political terrain needed for developing advocacy and media and digital campaign plans, strategies and tactics
  • It demands creativity and proficiency in analysing and synthesizing information to understand issues, identify options and support the Oxfam country team in sound decision making.
  • Moreover, the post holder is required to support partners to strengthen their capacity for effective advocacy work, train them on advocacy especially media (new and traditional) and campaigning tools, brief government officials, private sector actors, journalists, campaigners and others on the campaign issues above.

Job Responsibilities

  • Contribute immensely towards media, digital and communication as part of advocacy development in all programmes
  • Agrees on media and communication as part of advocacy issues and together with the relevant programme staff identifies advocacy and communication issues related to Oxfam’s work in Nigeria.
  • Support Programme Officers in building Networks to carry out advocacy on livelihoods, Market Access and Right To Be Heard issues in Nigeria.
  • Design and produce training and educational materials on media and communication for marketing the Oxfam programme, and its GROW campaign
  • Develops work plans, individual development plans, and regular reports to the Campaign Manager
  • Support programme partners in media and communications related capacity building and ensuring that this is integrated within programmes
  • Supports in identifying potential new strategic media partners for Oxfam in Nigeria and develop strategies for working with them.
  • Have responsibility for the monitoring and supervision of media as part of advocacy related partner activities and plans in Nigeria by ensuring that these are in line with Oxfam GB strategy in Nigeria
  • Document and publish Oxfam’s learning in Nigeria by contributing articles briefing notes, media publications and case studies for Oxfam’s campaigns.
  • Support Oxfam Nigeria staff and partners in getting relevant messages across to target audiences within and outside the organisation on major activities.
  • Bulletin in West Africa, our bi-monthly site reps, and other relevant publications.
  • Maintain contact with key civil servants, ministries and parliamentarians (Trade, Land, Education, etc) for information and feed these into Oxfam’s national media and advocacy work
  • Frequently update our Oxfam in Nigeria social media outlets (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, etc.) and ensure we disseminate information about our program on a weekly basis
  • Develop and sustain relationship with the media and the civil society groups in Nigeria to feed into Oxfam’s advocacy work.
  • Ensure adequate media coverage for all programme activities, functions and press releases/press statements
  • Liaise with active allies to identify and help them to use rare opportunities to drive Oxfam’s corporate advocacy issues in various media outlets in Nigeria
  • 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.

Persons Specifications
Education:

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Communication Studies, Development Studies or any other related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years work experience with at least three (3) years spent in a similar role is essential
  • Minimum of three (3) years demonstrable skills and experience in direct and indirect lobbying/ advocacy and campaigning work in this field highly desirable
  • Demonstrable broad grasp and understanding of policy issues and policy environment in Nigeria regarding Livelihoods (Market Access, Trade, and Right To Be Heard) and Gender.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in effective media relations
  • A demonstrable understanding of NGO media/advocacy work in the context of development
  • Experience in capacity building and/or training skills is highly advantageous
  • Demonstrable and proven strong conceptual, research, analytical and writing skills
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender and diversity issues as it relates to all media work and commitment to addressing inequalities in all the key areas of responsibility.
  • Experience of working with Civil Society/ Media Network partners.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas in simple language
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, think strategically as well as work within a team
  • Creative thinking, developing, designing, or creating new ideas, relationships, systems, or products
  • High level interpersonal and diplomatic skills along with awareness of political sensitivities in different settings of Nigeria
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Familiar with the latest trends, tactics and technologies in digital influencing and can link online with offline media.
  • Some graphic design skills and ability to develop simple infographics is desirable
  • 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.
  • Qualifed female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

2. Job Title: Finance Assistant (PROACT)

Req ID: 5542
Location: Kebbi
Internal Job Grade: E1
Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
Job Family: Business Support
Reporting to: PROACT Finance Officer

Job Purpose

  • The Finance Assistant will support the delivery of all financial management functions according to Oxfam Financial Manual, including but not limited to petty cash management, timesheets recording, and requirements as they relate specifically to Oxfam’s relationship with partner organizations.
  • S/he will check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing.
  • S/he will work with the PROACT Finance Officer to coordinate and act as a focal point for issues relating to finance for the PROACT project in Kebbi State.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Financial Planning, Budgeting, and reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation of the phased budget for the project.
  • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilization and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
  • Supports on the finance implementation of project.
  • Coordinates with Finance Officer on the finance implementation of the grants implemented by counterparts.
  • Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation for inclusion in donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting deadlines are met and that reports adhere to donor requirements.

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 bank accounts are regularly reconciled. Manage and oversee projects inventory, capital equipment and issues related to offices and guest houses management
  • Ensure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.
  • Ensure that all vouchers are stamped, scanned, properly filled for easy retrieval, uploaded into OXFAM’s Share file/Box for Supervisor review and internal audit purpose.

Financial Control & Risk 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.
  • 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 organizations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.
  • Participate in regular meetings with partner organizations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

Person’s Specification
Essential:

  • First degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or any Social Science discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in handling of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, bookkeeping cash management, budget development, statutory requirements, and standard accounts
  • 1 year proven knowledge and experience of grant accounting and sound experience with donors funding regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements
  • Strong numerical skills and experience using a computerized financial management information system
  • Good analytical skills and experience using a computerized information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting software, etc.)
  • A critical focus on providing a superior service level to managers and colleagues and delivering agreed results within time and budget constraints and to expected standards
  • 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
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organizations
  • Proven experience as a team worker and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work

Desirable:

  • Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s (or similar organization’s) program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors
  • Knowledge and/or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards, and tools

Organizational 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 a 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 a 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 organization’s 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
25th October, 2019.

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

Important Information/Notice

  • 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.
  • Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
  • 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 females are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as received, as such suitable candidates may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to the closing date. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered.

3. Job Title: Finance Assistant (PROSELL)

Req Id: 5541
Location: Jalingo, Taraba
Internal Job Grade: E1
Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
Job Family: Business Support
Reporting to: State Finance Officer
Matrix Reporting: PROSELL Finance Manager

Job Purpose

  • The Finance Assistant will support the delivery of all financial management functions according to Oxfam Financial Manual, including but not limited to petty cash management, timesheets recording, and requirements as they relate specifically to Oxfam’s relationship with partner organizations.
  • S/he will check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing.
  • S/he will work with the PROSELL Finance Officer to coordinate and act as a focal point for issues relating to finance for the PROSELL project.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Financial Planning, Budgeting, and reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation of the phased budget for the project.
  • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilization and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
  • Supports on the finance implementation of projects.
  • Coordinates with Finance Officer on the finance implementation of the grants implemented by counterparts.
  • Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation for inclusion in donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting deadlines are met and that reports adhere to donor requirements.

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. Manage and oversee projects inventory, capital equipment and issues related to offices management
  • Ensure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.
  • Ensure that all vouchers are stamped, scanned, properly filled for easy retrieval, uploaded into OXFAM’s Share file/Box for Supervisor review and internal audit purpose

Financial Control & Risk 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.
  • 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 organizations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.
  • Participate in regular meetings with partner organizations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

Educational, Experience & Competence 
Essential:

  • First degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or any Social Science discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in handling all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, bookkeeping cash management, budget development, statutory requirements, and standard accounts
  • 1 year proven knowledge and experience of grant accounting and sound experience with donors funding regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements
  • Strong numerical skills and experience using a computerized financial management information system
  • Good analytical skills and experience using a computerized information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting software, etc.)
  • A critical focus on providing a superior service level to managers and colleagues and delivering agreed results within time and budget constraints and to expected standards
  • 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
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organizations
  • Proven experience as a team worker and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s (or similar organization’s) program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors
  • Knowledge and/or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards, and tools

Organizational 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 a 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 a 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
25th October, 2019.

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

Important Information/Notice

  • 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.
  • Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
  • Note: 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 females are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as received, as such suitable candidates may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to the closing date. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered.

4. Job Title: Driver (PROSELL)

Req ID: 5524
Location: Jalingo – Taraba
Internal Job Grade: F1
Contract type: One year (Renewable based on performance and funding)
Reporting to: Supply & Logistics Officer

Job Purpose

  • PROSELL is an EU-funded project currently implemented by Oxfam in Taraba State and a local partner Development Exchange Center (DEC). Oxfam is advertising the position for a Driver to be based in PROSELL office Jalingo who will be expected to drive and maintain the project vehicle. The successful candidate will:

Specific Responsibilities

  • Driving of Official Vehicle.
  • Washing and Cleaning of the Vehicle on a regular basis.
  • Effective management of vehicle logbook
  • Ensuring timely service of the project vehicle
  • Under the supervision of the Supply and Logistics Officer, ensures that office Generator fueling and Logbook are managed appropriately
  • May be assigned to keep some relevant records of the office where necessary.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Line manager.

Person’s Specification
Educational Qualification:

  • WAEC/ OND in any discipline

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years driving experience
  • A minimum of 3-4 years professional driving experience in a structured organisation
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and road cautions
  • Experience in fleet management
  • Experience with providing support services to the project team is an added advantage
  • Experience working with other INGOs/NGO’s is an added advantage

Skills/Abilities/Attributes:

  •  Must have a Valid Drivers License
  • Good written and spoken English skills with the ability to speak the local language as an added advantage.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • Good phone etiquette
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong prioritization and task management skills
  • Good team player

Organizational 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 a 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 organization’s 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.
  • Qualifed female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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