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Graduate Recruitment at Oxfam Novib (Over 20 Positions)

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26 May, 2016

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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 independent aid and development organisations networked together to fight poverty and injustice around the world. Working with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries, the mission of Oxfam is a just world without poverty. With a conviction that people are well capable of building a life devoid of poverty on their own once given the chance to do so, Oxfam works with partners on projects in developing countries, lobbies companies and governments to take into account the interests of the poorest people and campaigns to ensure men and women are involved in decisions on issues that affect their lives. In Nigeria, Oxfam’s focus areas are Economic Justice/Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming, Gender Justice / Female Leadership and Good Governance, adopting a rights-based approach. The overarching goal is to enable people exercise their rights and manage their own lives.

Oxfam in Nigeria with funding support from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is implementing a five year Livelihoods and Nutrition Empowerment (LINE) project in Bauchi State. The project is aimed at improving the livelihoods for 10.000 poor and vulnerable households through increased farm productivity, enhanced market access, better nutrition and a more enabling environment for business development in 6 LGAs in Bauchi state.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position for the LINE Project:

Job Title: Compliance Officer
Location:
Abuja/North-East
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Admin
Reports To: Humanitarian Programme Manager (line); Finance Support Manager (matrix)
Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Job Purpose

  • The Compliance Officer will be primarily responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues internally and on donor-funded projects.
  • This critical role will put in place mechanism to support staff in meeting institutional donor and Oxfam compliance requirements.

Levels of Responsibility
This role is broken down into two levels of responsibility

  • Level 1: Compliance with the rules and regulations of donors
  • Level 2: Compliance with Oxfam’s internal systems of control that are imposed to achieve compliance with the externally imposed rules

Dimensions:

  • Assisting and alerting management to implement adequate internal control procedures as a tool for effective stewardship and management of the agency’s resources
  • Alerting management on irregularities via periodic reports and recommendations for timely corrective measures
  • Using standards, policies and procedures as tools to measure and monitor consistency and compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable Donor rules & regulations and Local law and related reporting.
  • Ensuring that all employees are informed of their obligations
  • Identifying major compliance risks and recommending corrective action of risk factors Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Research Oxfam policies and procedures and make recommendations to management to enforce those policies and procedures applicable to Nigeria context.
  • Develop internal audit/Compliance tools (paperwork, checklist, standards, audit report template, internal control survey questionnaires, physical counts of properties tools/checklist etc.)
  • Research and suggest new approaches to effective and efficient management system
  • Monitor implementation of action/corrective action plans relative to both internal and external audits
  • Responsible for preparing audit closure status and progress report for the management and SMT review, responsible for collecting and arranging all the audit closure exhibits and responsible for submitting to the management the reviewed audit closure status/progress reports as well as all the exhibits
  • Verify the closure of all audits findings
  • Assist and guide the management team members in the implementation of new systems, tools, policies, and processes
  • Prepare and arrange training to programme and programme support staff as part of the strategy to build the program’s compliance capacity
  • Perform specific audits when assigned and when irregular activities indicate the existence of fraud during the audit process. Exercise due diligence to detect misconduct and wrongdoings
  • Document all observations regarding activities and transactions to be audited highlighting potential areas of compliance weakness, risk and discrepancies
  • Prepare supporting schedules & reconciliations
  • Stay abreast of organizational policies, activities and programmes; and ensure that the Oxfam Nigeria Humanitarian Programme Office and partners are informed of any changes in the laws or policies that regulate the NGO sector
  • Conduct monitoring visits to Implementing Partner organizations to assess adequacy of internal controls & to check if partners maintain proper records for all financial transactions
  • Develop an annual/quarterly monitoring, compliance and internal audit programme work plans in consultations with the Finance Support Manager at the beginning of each fiscal year
  • Develop/update audit programmes and tools for compliance review
  • Prepare reports on internal controls as related to procurement, fleet, asset and stock management; as well as management of human resources at all Oxfam Humanitarian Offices.
  • Submit reports containing findings and recommendations to the Humanitarian Programme Manager within one week of conducting the compliance reviews

Requirements/Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or any relevant field is required; Master’s desired
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management. Audit experience essential
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analysing data
  • Previous experience working with institutional donors (ECHO, DFID, UN Agencies, etc.) preferred
  • Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in MS Office package including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness and ability to travel to North East Nigeria 20 – 30 % of the time
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities; fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “humanitarian” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • A strong budget and operations analytical skills

 

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Officer
Location:
North-East, preferably Maiduguri, Borno state
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Admin
Reports To: Procurement and Logistics Coordinator
Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Team Purpose

  • To provide a proactive, efficient and effective logistical support to Oxfam’s response to humanitarian emergencies in North East Nigeria

Job Purpose

  • To strengthen Oxfam’s response to humanitarian emergencies through logistical support to humanitarian programme teams

Dimensions:

  • Responsibility for the management and implementation of logistics support in the field. This includes all procurement chain, warehousing & stock management, vehicle management
  • Manage people, assets, equipment, stock/warehouses, budgets, projects or processes
  • Oversees the management of vehicles and taxi service provision
  • Monitors performance of external contacts and gives advice / guidance to line manager
  • Objectives are set within well-defined limits although some adaptation on day-to-day issues may be required
  • Problems may vary but solutions can be defined from previous experience with judgement being required to choose and apply the most appropriate solution
  • Regular communication is normally with immediate manager but may require a broad range of communication (including negotiation) internally and externally
  • Ensure Health and Safety procedures are followed at specific sites

Key Responsibilities
Procurement and Supply Management:

  • Support the management of procurement and other logistics to ensure goods and services are purchased in time to facilitate Emergency Response Programme implementation at the same time ensuring the organisation receives value for money
  • Ensures stock and purchase requisitions are complete following the Oxfam’s compliance guidelines and escalating when required to national level
  • Prepares the Supply plan proposed by the line manager, as well as the stock replenishment strategies
  • Prepare and send monthly and quarterly report regarding stock movement and reconciliation
  • Ensures the correct implementation of the Procurement Guidelines in line with the nature of the Emergency Response Programme
  • Oversees open and closed tender procedures and performs bid analysis together with the Tender Committee

Warehouse and Stock Management:

  • Ensure that all goods are packed safely and segregated according to their nature
  • Manage stock data and tracking systems in accordance with Oxfam Novib standard procedures
  • Ensure receipt of goods is in good order as described on the purchase order and requisition ensuring relevant technical advice for receiving goods of specific technical nature
  • Organize the loading/unloading of store goods when dispatching to projects
  • Carry out regular stock reconciliation and report of any discrepancy to the line manager
  • Ensure all health, safety and security precautions by all people involved in the store
  • Ensure the timely maintenance of the store building (s) and all equipment related to safe store keeping
  • Communicate with global/regional logistics team on receipt of imported goods
  • Ensure that there is no unauthorized access to the store and the store area is smoke free
  • Ensure store management policies and procedures are implemented in all programme locations including emergency response offices set up temporarily
  • Produces stock/warehouse management reports on a monthly basis

Asset Management:

  • Manage asset inventory and tracking systems for all Oxfam Humanitarian assets in the field offices
  • Conduct periodical and annual inventory counting and report to the line management according to Oxfam Novib procedures, including ensuring all field office locations maintain appropriate standards and procedures
  • Keeps track of all asset and equipment movements and updates asset and equipment registers
  • Prepare list of obsolete asset and items for management decision and carryout the disposal accordingly
  • Ensure all assets and Oxfam properties are maintained to a good working condition and appropriate standard
  • Produces asset and equipment reports on a monthly basis

Transport and Vehicle Management:

  • Ensure that office vehicles are checked daily and road worthy before any assignment
  • Place logbook for each vehicle and monitor records for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensure that all Oxfam Humanitarian vehicles insurance is renewed and up-to-date
  • Liaise with the right institution and facilitate for timely annual vehicle technical inspection
  • Maintain data and update records of all vehicles
  • Ensure that daily transport is organised and courier service and driver are assigned based on the requests received
  • Maintain appropriate contracts with transportation companies and ensure all non-Oxfam drivers and transport companies hired for specific purposes know and follow Oxfam driving policies and procedures and are maintained up to Oxfam standards
  • Ensure that drivers’ testing is conducted and records of staff authorized to drive is maintained and kept up-to-date
  • Provide advice and support on vehicle repair and management to project offices
  • Establish regular service schedule and ensure proper maintenance is carried out by liaising with vehicle garage
  • Follow up accident reports with insurance company
  • Prepare reports of vehicle usage according to Oxfam Novib guidelines on a monthly basis.

Oxfam specific:

  • Ensure all arrangements for visitors and staff visiting the North East humanitarian programme are made and communicated in a timely manner
  • Ensure implementation of Oxfam Novib’s operational policies, procedures and guidelines, especially gender equity, in all aspects of Oxfam’s work. With support from technical advisors and programme service staff as needed
  • Support setting up and maintenance of all asset management responsibilities in field offices for all humanitarian programmes, providing capacity building support as necessary.
  • Be a member of Oxfam’s team; participating in appropriate staff meetings, planning sessions and on-going liaising as needed
  • To be familiar with and abide by the Humanitarian/NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct and the SPHERE standards.

Requirement/Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Supplies Management, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent is required; Master is desired
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as asset management, storekeeping, procurement – ideally with at least 2 years in International NGO
  • Able to work with little supervision in humanitarian emergency context
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Experience and training on vehicle management
  • Technical skill of vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Data management and reporting skills
  • Computer knowledge, MS word and excel
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies. Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into logistics programmes
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly to North East Nigeria
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “humanitarian” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action

 

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location:
Abuja/North-East
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Humanitarian Programme Manager (line)
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Job Purpose

  • To increase Oxfam Humanitarian Programme impact through the provision of strategic support on core Programme Quality (PQ) components (design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, social accountability and partnership), and to strengthen throughout all humanitarian programmes the embedding of Oxfam’s one programme approach, gender and rights-based approach.

Key Responsibilities
MEAL System Development and Implementation:

  • Work with Technical Coordinators (EFSL and WASH) and Country/Regional/Global Programme Quality Team in developing / updating MEAL frameworks and tools
  • Work with the project team in all location of North East Nigeria in implementing MEAL framework and tools

Data Gathering, Information Management and Reporting:

  • Prepare a clear data collection plan in discussion with the technical team and lead on all field data collection exercises, data management and analysis
  • Analyze the data, together with the project team, and share them in the required format
  • Contribute in timely and quality reporting on WASH and EFSL projects in all locations in North East Nigeria
  • Producing clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning
  • Appraising the project activities, progress reports and streamlining the partners’ work and documentation

Accountability:

  • Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level
  • Setting up and managing complaint and feedback mechanism for the project
  • Capacity Building for Oxfam and Partner Staff
  • Train the project teams and relevant staff at partners’ level on MEAL concepts and tools
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to partner working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
  • Work closely with partner MEAL team or focal point on overall MEAL issues

Review, Reflection and Learning:

  • Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt
  • Collecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period
  • Conduct reviews, learning events at project locations

Other:

  • Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager

Requirements/Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or any relevant field is required; Master’s desired
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analysing data using spreadsheet, SPSS and other statistical package
  • Previous experience working with INGO or UN agency preferred
  • Excellent coordination and leadership skills
  • Practical experience in mainstreaming of gender and rights in programme development
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to North East Nigeria 30 – 50 % of the time
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities; fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well in a team, and to liaise with a wide and diverse range of people, mainly internally, and at many levels
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “humanitarian” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action

 

Job Title: Programme Officer, Humanitarian
Location:
Abuja
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Humanitarian Programme Manager
Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Job Purpose

  • To ensure quality and maximum impact of Oxfam Humanitarian responses in North East Nigeria, by supporting the programme teams in emergency preparedness and implementation and also represents the humanitarian team in humanitarian coordination meetings at the national level.

Dimensions

  • Responsible for monitoring and advising on high quality humanitarian preparedness, early warning and response of the country programme
  • (Under the One Program Approach) support Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate and the achievement of Oxfam’s humanitarian challenges and goals, by engaging and informing staff across the humanitarian team. Seek synergies with Development and Campaigns
  • Support with the development of emergencies and recovery programme proposals, strategies and other key strategic documents
  • Be the face of Oxfam Humanitarian in humanitarian coordination meetings at the national level

Key Responsibilities
Programme Design and Development:

  • Inform the humanitarian team of emerging and innovative systems and techniques within the humanitarian cycle and support with strategic programme decision before and during emergency and recovery programme interventions
  • Support with proposals development, programme design and planning and overall systems strengthening

Monitor and support humanitarian crisis response, preparedness and recovery interventions:

  • Monitor and Support the reinforcement and proper implementation of Oxfam’s humanitarian programmes
  • In coordination with the Humanitarian Manager, support the Humanitarian Manager and programme leads to perform their role at the highest Oxfam and International Standards (Humanitarian Dossier including Code of Conduct and Sphere Standards) during emergencies and in preparedness phase (including contingency planning)
  • Monitor humanitarian crises around the world and produce regular humanitarian updates (Situation Report), in order to inform Oxfam humanitarian responses in Nigeria
  • Travel to crisis affected areas during an emergency when requested by programme lead or by the Humanitarian Manager
  • Support cross-programme cooperation & coordination during preparedness and response

Quality and Learning:

  • Support the coordination and workplan implementation of the emergency response and recovery interventions in the North East
  • Support the monitoring process to assess the quality of the response, include participate in Real Time Evaluations, After Action Reviews and support the implementation of learning events
  • Support the development and implementation of Oxfam wide programme standards, development of core competencies
  • Support humanitarian capacity building across the team and partners

Humanitarian Coordination:

  • Represent the team in Sectors (Food Security, WASH), Working Groups (Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, Cash Transfers) and coordination meetings at the national level
  • Coordinate and ensure the various programme leads in the field regularly attend the sectors, working groups and coordination meetings at the state level
  • Inform the management of major developments arising from meetings at the state and national levels, as well as in the wider humanitarian cycle

Other:

  • Provide support to the Humanitarian Programme Manager as required
  • To be familiar with and abide by the Humanitarian/NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct and the SPHERE standards

Key Working Relationships
Strong links to:

  • Humanitarian Coordinator, North East
  • WASH Specialists
  • Information Management and Programme Quality Team
  • Gender and Protection Team
  • EFSL Team
  • Regional and Global Emergency Team

Requirements/Skills and Competences
Qualifications:

  • A good graduate degree in Development, Social Sciences, International Relations or any relevant equivalent; Master’s preferable
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as asset management, storekeeping, procurement – ideally with at least 2 years in International NGO

Leadership and Management:

  • Experience of implementing organizational strategy in development; preferably in emergencies
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills

Communication:

  • Ability to liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally and at many levels, with credibility, tact and diplomacy
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Good negotiation and conflict mitigation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, influence and motivate others
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Other:

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian work, the international humanitarian system and international humanitarian standards & law
  • Extended humanitarian field and HQ experience
  • Excellent organizational skills, including self-organisation and self-starting
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to show perseverance, persistence and patience
  • Prepared to travel to areas with higher security risks, very basic living conditions and on short notice
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “humanitarian” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action

Job Title: Programme Assistant, Gender and Protection
Location:
North East
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Protection Officer (line); Gender Officer (matrix)
Band: E National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Programme Assistant, Gender and Protection will support the Gender and Protection Officers with technical and logistics support to ensure successful implementation of Oxfam’s humanitarian gender and protection programmes in the northeast.

Functions

  • Support the Gender and Protection Officers in implementation of Gender and Protection activities as stated in the project proposal
  • Support with the identification of government and non-government institutions providing health, SGBV and psychosocial services to vulnerable groups and maintain regular relationships with them
  • Support with report writing and document lessons learned of protection and gender interventions
  • Participate in humanitarian team in meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. as it relate to protection and gender at the field level
  • Manage cases of abuse and complaints with confidentiality and refer them to the right channels with support from the Protection Officer
  • Assist with the identification and documentation of gaps on gender and protection issues in the field where Oxfam is working
  • Make arrangements of all gender and protection workshops, meetings and seminars, also take minutes when required
  • Other suitable tasks as assigned

Requirements/Competence and Skills

  • Graduate degree in Law, Psychology, Social Sciences or a relevant equivalent with 1 -2 years of similar experience in a social service, psychology, education, or development sector; Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies will be considered as a strong advantage
  • Well acquainted with issues around SGBV and human rights; knowledge of humanitarian codes, principles and standards is an added advantage
  • Willing to learn and ensure the practice of Oxfam procedures and to be flexible in tasks undertaken
  • Shows enthusiasm for own and team work
  • Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills, including report writing and communicates verbally
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Must be able to use computer applications (Internet and Microsoft Office tools)
  • Fluency in English, as well as a working knowledge of at least one other language in the North East (preferably Kanuri, Higgi, Hausa, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances
  • Self-management skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure

 

Job Title: Emergency Food and Livelihood (EFSL) Officer
Location:
North-East, preferably Maiduguri
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme
Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016
Reporting Lines: Post holder reports to: Humanitarian Programme Manager

Job Purpose

  • To support the development and implementation of Oxfam’s Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods programming in North East Nigeria.
  • The EFSL Officer will be in charge of related portfolio of activities and initiatives in Borno state and will also support other states when required.
  • Coordinates With: Humanitarian Programme Officer, WASH Team, Logistics and Admin Team, MEAL Team, Gender and Protection Team, MIS Officer, Media and Advocacy Team, Oxfam Livelihoods Team, Global Humanitarian Livelihoods Team, local authorities, partners, communities, and various vendors

Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The EFSL Officer will support the following:

  • Providing operational and technical leadership of Oxfam’s EFSVL program, coordinating planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating. Supports on program quality at field level to ensure that Oxfam EFSVL activities meet Oxfam and international humanitarian standards
  • Accountable to the Humanitarian Programme Manager for the delivery, effective management and monitoring, evaluation and learning of the EFSVL program
  • Designing, planning and leading the EFSVL needs assessment, including assessment and analysis of markets, as part of a multi-sector program assessment. Works with teams that include Oxfam and partner staff, together with or in coordination with other agency staff as appropriate
  • Planning and designing EFSVL programmes and response strategies
  • Implementing programmes in Oxfam’s core thematic areas of EFSVL: cash transfer programmes, agriculture (crops and livestock), and food aid. Plans and implements interventions that utilize and support markets
  • Working with the gender and protection team to ensure gender and diversity issues are consistently incorporated across the EFSVL program, paying special attention to gender across all components of the program including gender analysis, gender equality, promotion and protection of human rights, empowerment of women and girls, and gender balance of staff
  • Developing log frames and robust MEAL systems for EFSVL programmes with clear indicators of success, adapting the programme to the M&E carried out. Puts in place accountability mechanisms
  • Contributes to and articulates policy and strategy, incorporating broader organizational policy/advocacy issues into program design and planning
  • Managing EFSVL partner relationships, assessing capacities and leading EFSVL capacity building, developing flexible modalities for working with technical partners according to their capacity and experience
  • Planning and designing recovery food security and livelihoods activities that build resilience and are linked with long-term development. Leads the design, management, and communication of a responsible exit strategy
  • Representing Oxfam Humanitarian at Technical Working Groups or other Forums within EFSVL networks in the North East

Qualifications
Education and core competencies:

  • A minimum of first degree in Agriculture, Economics, Development Studies or related discipline is required. A master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years field experience in a similar position in development and/or humanitarian programmes in developing nations, preferably with non-governmental organizations
  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Kanuri or Hausa is desirable.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven and substantial humanitarian management experience in leading teams, and ensuring the delivery, of EFSVL program strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the capacity to analyze the humanitarian EFSVL context and propose new interventions and changes in the programme
  • Proven knowledge and capacity to train others in at least two of the following key analytical tools: Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA), Household economy approach (HEA), Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA), Integrated Food security Phase Classification (IPC)
  • Experience designing and implementing Cash Transfer Programmes in emergencies
  • Experience assessing and analyzing markets in emergencies and knowledge of market support interventions
  • Experience designing and implementing programmes in at least two of the following thematic areas: agricultural support (crops and livestock), entrepreneurship, food aid, social protection, and/or nutrition
  • Knowledge of SPHERE and other recognized humanitarian standards and principles that relate to EFSVL programs. Ability to ensure that program objectives and activities uphold key national and international frameworks, codes, and Oxfam commitments and expectations
  • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of people affected by disasters in all aspects of the organization’s work. Experience applying gender analysis and accountability standards in designing programs for women, girls, boys, and men affected by crises. Ability to communicate gender and accountability principles and influence others to apply them
  • Financial management skills
  • Experience on humanitarian fundraising and humanitarian donor reporting
  • Good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO.

 

Job Title: Protection Officer, Humanitarian
Location:
North-East
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Humanitarian Programme Manager
Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Humanitarian Protection Officer will work with the programme team to design and implement Oxfam’s humanitarian protection programmes and ensure protection is mainstreamed in all activities.

Functions
Technical:

  • Develop workplan of all project activities on protection as stated in the project proposal
  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of protection activities in the field
  • Work with programme team to ensure the rights and dignity of women, children and men are protected at all times in all project activities
  • Lead in the development of feasible protection mainstreaming strategies and support Oxfam team and partners to properly meet and maintain humanitarian standards in all humanitarian work
  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor processes and outputs ensuring that all opportunities for protection mainstreaming are being taken forward
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure that protection specific indicators and activities are developed in projects and gender disaggregated data is consistently collected, documented and used
  • Manage cases of abuse and complaints with confidentiality and refer them to the right channels
  • Identify gaps on gender and protection issues in the field where Oxfam is working and proffer solutions
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of new protection concept notes/ projects and support their implementation
  • Report writing and document lessons learned of all protection interventions
  • Monitor expenditure against planned activities and project progress of protection-related budget lines

Capacity Building:

  • Identify protection-related capacity gaps/needs of Oxfam humanitarian staff and partners and develop appropriate strategies to address them
  • Provide trainings to Oxfam humanitarian staff and partners on protection mainstreaming through organised workshops and/or mentoring & couching and monitor the application of the training

Networking and Influencing:

  • Support and participate in the protection focused humanitarian coordination meetings and forums at the states level
  • Identify and link up with the right government and non-government institutions in the North East providing health, SGBV and psychosocial services

Others:

  • Engage in Performance Management including objective setting, performance review, upward feedback and personal development plans
  • In case of emergency response, undertake additional responsibilities related to respective functions
  • Other suitable tasks as assigned

Requirements/Competence and Skills

  • Graduate degree in Law, Psychology, Social Sciences or a relevant equivalent with at least 3 years of similar experience in a social service, psychology, education, or development sector; Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies will be considered as a strong advantage
  • Master’s degree is desirable
  • Well acquainted with issues around SGBV and human rights; knowledge of humanitarian codes, principles and standards is an added advantage
  • Willing to learn and ensure the practice of Oxfam procedures and to be flexible in tasks undertaken
  • Shows enthusiasm for own and team work
  • Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent writing skills, including report writing and communicates verbally
  • Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours and in insecure environments
  • Must be able to use computer applications (Internet and Microsoft Office tools)
  • Fluency in English, as well as a working knowledge of at least one other language in the North East (preferably Kanuri, Higgi, Hausa, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances
  • Self-management skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure

 

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
Abuja
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Finance
Reports To: Humanitarian Programme Manager (line); Finance Support Manager (matrix) Band: D National
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Issue Date: May 24, 2016

Team Purpose

To provide a proactive, efficient and effective financial management service to the Oxfam Humanitarian Programme in Nigeria, to ensure financial procedures are working efficiently and effectively and that they are being adhered to, and to provide strong financial monitoring and oversight to Oxfam partners

Job Purpose

  • To provide for the financial aspects of the Oxfam Humanitarian country portfolio, the implementation and monitoring of the financial aspects of the assigned programmes and projects, and the management of the financial risks and opportunities.
  • Also provide financial monitoring and oversight to Oxfam Humanitarian partner organisations and for the appraisal and analysis of the necessary financial aspects of reports for back-donors

Dimensions

  • Handling (finance related) queries regarding Donors and related project Interpretation of financial information, advice to Programme Manager, Finance Manager, Programme Officer and coordinators Analysing reports for programme staff and providing guidance Manages and contributes to project work Influences staff to adopt procedures 100% focus on the Oxfam Humanitarian Country programmes

Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1.) Payables:

  • Maintain a register of supplier invoices, expense claims and other payables documentations received
  • Ensure supporting documentation for payments is correct (e.g. authorised and coded by budget holder)
  • Enter fully authorised invoices, expense claims and other payables in the finance system (SAP)
  • Prepare payments for authorisation by account signatories (including payroll)
  • Match direct debit payments to invoices or other documentation
  • Reconcile supplier accounts to supplier statements and follow up with supplier on any discrepancies (e.g. missing invoices)

2.) Receivables:

  • Review invoice requests and miscellaneous receipt forms to ensure that they are properly supported e.g. funding agreements are in place
  • Raise invoices
  • Maintain donor accounts in SAP, including regular issue of statements to programme staff and follow up to resolve problems
  • Ensure that all receipts are properly documented, e.g. by an invoice or a miscellaneous receipt

3.) Bank Reconciliation:

  • Reconcile project’s bank accounts in SAP, including revaluation of foreign currency values and reconciliation of Naira values in the nominal ledger.

4.) Managing Bank and Cash Balances:

  • Monitor balances on bank accounts on a daily basis to:
    • Ensure that balances are sufficient to cover anticipated payments
    • Identify receipts or payments that may require further investigation
    • Ensure the Finance Support Manager is aware of surpluses available to invest
  • Action transfers between currencies, e.g. pay currency brokers as instructed by Finance Support Manager.
  • Manage Humanitarian petty cash and Foreign Exchange cash balances:
    • Maintain spreadsheets to summarise receipts, payments and balances
    • Ensure payments and receipts are recorded in the finance system (SAP)
    • Revalue and reconcile project amounts in the finance system (SAP)
    • Monitor and chase outstanding floats

5.) Financial Facilities Administration:

  • Act as primary point of contact for day-to-day matters with Oxfam Humanitarian financial service providers
  • Manage filing systems, both electronic and hard copy (payables, receivables, payments, receipts, cash payments etc).

6.) Others:

  • Supervise clerical support work of part-time Finance Assistant and occasional volunteers.
  • Provide support and advice to Humanitarian Staff on various matters including:
    • Completion of finance related forms (expense claims, float accounts)
    • Locating documentation supporting particular payments, receipts and re-charges made to budget holders
    • Coding of financial transactions

Requirements /Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or any relevant equivalent is required; Master’s desired
  • ICAN or ACCA qualification will be an added advantage
  • Thorough understanding of currency conversion, and calculation of exchange losses and gains
  • 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience, such as finance, accounting, grants management – ideally with at least 2 years in 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
  • Ability to respond to a variety of questions relating to the job
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Manages own time under guidance and direction from supervisor and meet the deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to travel to North East Nigeria 20 – 30 % of the time
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Strong understanding on Gender and Diversity
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “humanitarian” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action

 

Job Title: Business Development Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Manage and coordinate the Business Incubation Centres (BICs) at the LGA level. These are state-of-the-art skills development centers that provide employability and entrepreneurial skills training to youth.
  • Organize and train youths in agro-processing skills in collaboration with SMEDAN and possibly IITA, identify and develop business opportunities targeted at youth.
  • Support young entrepreneurs in the development of business plans and assist to monitor implementation.
  • Pro-actively hunt for target agro-allied companies and establish communications with those businesses that can benefit from the activities of the LINE project
  • Generate and share market information using innovative ICT models
  • Undertake intermediation and linkage between farmer groups and agro-allied industries
  • Identify / mobilize youth target beneficiaries and support them to engage in agro-processing activities to add value to agric commodities thereby increasing their market value.
  • Actively and successfully manage and support farmer groups in commodity bulking and bulk input procurement
  • Create and be accountable for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following procedure
  • Further develop multi-tier relationships to support and assist farmer and youth groups to organically grow their business
  • Build referral and lead generation network. Locate or propose potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities.
  • Follow up all leads generated from website, networking sessions, trade fairs and other events/ contacts
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities.
  • Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new ventures with BDS centre activities and mandate of the LINE projects.
  • Mentor and coach youth project participants in the development and implementation of strategies for new products and services
  • Determine new opportunities by analysing business needs / opportunities
  • Manage farmer and youth groups relationships together with the various agro-allied industries in an effective manner.
  • Undertakes relevant networking activities such as to promote and enhance better implementation of the LINE project mandate
  • Influence diverse allocated internal/external target audiences in the six LGAs, particularly at the community levels.
  • Supporting all the Project advisors – Market based Agricultural Livelihoods, Nutrition Services, Private sector and Rural Financial Services and other staff to coordinate, network and disseminate relevant information at the LGA level.
  • Manage the LGA Business Incubation Centre and liaise with relevant MDAs and agencies in the implementation of business models that promote value addition to agricultural outputs and gainful employment for youth
  • Respond to requests for information in a timely manner

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Possession of a Bachelor Degree in Economics, Actuarial Science, or Banking & Finance, Social Sciences or related field
  • Have at least three years relevant experience working in Northern Nigeria in Business Incubation and Youth Employment related projects.
  • Proven track record in managing business development services, including development of a variety of small scale business models
  • Comprehensive knowledge of government plans, policies and institutions related to Enterprise Development and Youth Employment
  • Demonstrable ability to engage, motivate and inspire youth to realize planned objectives
  • Ability to analyse complex information and communicate at a simpler level to youth beneficiaries of the LINE project.
  • Must possess an enthusiastic and self confident demeanor to motivate young people
  • Ability to properly apply and adapt knowledge, size up problems and see the ‘Big Picture’
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time and work under stress.
  • Good writing and reporting skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge in the usage of software packages and ICT tools.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa language

 

Job Title: Admin and Logistic Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Takes responsibility for the management of supplies on the LINE project and includes requisitioning, local purchase, clearance, transport, warehousing (storage and stock control systems) and the issuing of supplies.
  • Make assessments of the logistics issues of the project with or on behalf of other staff, and reporting with recommendations to the Project Manager. Also provides training to partners on logistics and related areas.
  • Effectively manages logistical arrangements for the project office including for workshops, travel, meetings.
  • Ensuring the installation of phone, fax and other communications systems and establishing communications routines for project team. Train team members in the use of equipment.
  • Make follow up travel arrangements for programme and visiting staff including hotel, flight booking and transportation – by telephone as directed. Assist the Administrative and Finance officer in Bauchi in any other logistic matters as requested.
  • Undertake short periods of research or project work to document experience and build up institutional learning on finance, admin and logistical aspects of Oxfam’s development work.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator on security issues, security of assets, and the safety, security and evacuation of staff.
  • Establishing and maintaining vehicle management routines, including the management of drivers.
  • Maintain accounts and submit reports as appropriate, for aspects of the programme detailed above.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • A good university degree in the Social Sciences
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in managing logistics and demonstrable experience in designing, implementing and coordinating logistics for large donor funded projects
  • Good organizing and documentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills especially in the use of excel and other computer packages
  • Able to work well in a diverse team.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English

 

Job Title: Project Cashier/Front Desk Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

Cashiering roles:

  • Responsible for cash management on the LINE project
  • Responsible for verification of cash expenditure and implementation of corresponding payments and recoveries after their authorization by the Project Manager
  • Keep petty cash records and transactions on the Project in accordance with donor specified procedures and submits timely replenishment requests and reports.
  • Manage petty cash including record keeping and verification of cash expenditure and implementation of corresponding payments and recoveries on the LINE project.
  • Efficiently manages the front desk and maintains safe and clean reception area by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Receive and direct visitors appropriately, receive and manage calls, monitor logbooks; issue visitor badges.
  • Handle in coming written and outgoing materials, register them and pass them on to the relevant staff.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Manage the operation of the office equipment and maintain records of usage and issues
  • Assist the Administrative and Finance officer in general office management tasks, as requested.
  • Assist the Administrative, Finance and logistic staff in organizing official functions including workshop, receptions etc.
  • Ensure a good level of cleanliness is maintained in the interior and exterior of the LINE project office.
  • Any other tasks as assigned within the Programme team

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Finance and Administration
  • Minimum of two years experience in communication and public related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one of the main local languages
  • widely spoken in Northern Nigeria.

 

Job Title: Community Development Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Assist in the implementation and oversee the value chain development for selected agricultural livestock commodities
  • Responsible for the selection and training of local community animators/facilitators/ mobilizers and volunteers in close consultation with the relevant partner management and LINE project advisors
  • Provide support, supervision and coordination of the community mobilizers and volunteers
  • Responsible for community sensitisation and mobilisation regarding all aspects of the LINE project in close consultation with the various partner management and project advisors
  • Adhere to and maintain timely Monthly reporting system
  • Coordinate, monitor and supervise the community based promotion and mobilization activities related to the LINE project implementation.
  • Establish relationship of respect and trust with communities
  • Promote programme within communities, especially integrating community leaders and decision makers
  • Identify and select suitable Community mobilizers and volunteers in consultation with partner management and relevant LINE project advisors
  • Coordinate and liaise with existing societies and community based organizations in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist in developing training plans and refresher training of Mobilizers and Volunteers
  • Supervise and support the activities of the Mobilizers and Volunteers
  • Ensure that proper LINE project activities are implemented according to mandate and guidelines/workplans
  • Keep records of supervision and actions taken from own activities and activities of the local animators
  • Write weekly and monthly reports on community mobilization activities according to LINE project and partner requirements
  • Relationship building, negotiation and problem solving with authorities, communities and Mobilizers/Volunteers
  • Participate in carrying out assessments/surveys such as mid-term surveys, data on activities in communities, etc.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and to participate in discussion regarding project

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Degree in Agricultural Sciences with a focus on Extension, HND in agric extension or related field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in agric related / livelihoods projects especially in northern Nigeria.
  • Experience of working with an NGO, community promotion/community based interventions,
  • Strong community mobilization and communication skills
  • Ability to analyse and communicate complex information at a simpler level to partners and other project stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated, with capacity to deliver services to rural communities, especially agricultural communities in Bauchi State.
  • Able to lead a team of community mobilizers and volunteers from different locations
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Able to work in a team
  • Flexible and willing to work in difficult and busy environment.
  • Sound knowledge of team management and supervision
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hausa.

 

Job Title: Project / Office Driver
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Ensure the project vehicle – or any other car as directed or under the driver’s control is in good working order and properly maintained at all times.
  • Abide by standard driving /safety rules and procedure at all times.
  • Ensure that periodic maintenance is effected on the project vehicle as and when due and to notify the FA/L Assistant at least 36 hours before designated time.
  • Transport project staff and equipment efficiently and safely as required.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of Secondary School Certificate qualification.
  • 5 years driving experience and long distance driving to all parts of Nigeria.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with International organizations, Embassy or any similar body will be an advantage.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • 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

 

Job Title: Project Advisor – Nutrition Services
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • 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.
  • Work with nutrition promotional associations formed including the Village Savings and Loans groups to encourage and enhance better family nutrition.
  • Coordinate systematic appraisal, assessment and implementation of institutional development plans of selected project partners according to agreed plans with the Project Manager.
  • 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, monitor their fieldwork and organise debriefings sessions of with consultants.
  • Maintain effective communication on progress on the project with a wide range of people within Oxfam on work progress, particularly programme staff.
  • Ensure effective communication with external sources on the LINE project in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • 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.
  • Participate in the process of annual impact assessment for the project and participate in other similar processes on the project as advised.
  • To participate in the process of annual impact assessment for the project and participate in other similar processes in Nigeria- as advised.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of BSc degree in Nutrition, MBBS, Nursing/Midwifery or any other related field.
  • Minimum of ten years working experience in managing development programmes, specifically nutrition related interventions – preferably within the NGOs sector.
  • At least three years field experience in community development in Northern Nigeria.
  • Substantial experience in working with community groups and community associations, particularly women groups and children.
  • Good understanding of social inclusion, diversity, gender equity and ability to incorporate guiding principles of aid effectiveness in all aspects of the project activities and engagement with key stakeholders in the course of project implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong initiative, tenacity and proven capacity to get the job done. Ability to work independently and under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Commitment to development principles and action.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one Northern language.
  • Previous development work experience, ideally with non-governmental organisations would be an advantage.

 

Job Title: Project Finance Administrator
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Responsible for the Setup of financial administration systems and procedures of the LINE Project, fully complying with Oxfam and Global Affairs Canada financial management rules and requirements
  • Responsible for verification of expenditure and implementation of corresponding payments and recoveries after their authorization by the Project Manager
  • Keeps all financial records and transactions relating to the LINE project in Bauchi state in accordance with Global Affairs Canada and Oxfam Novib procedures and submit timely replenishment requests and reports
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports/statements for the project in line with standard accounting principles-including budget tracking and preparation of budget variance analysis
  • Prepares cash flow statement and cash forecasts for the project as and when needed
  • Liaises with the Administrative Officer (Procurement) and Finance and Support Manager (FSM) in Abuja
  • Design and implement a Grant Management System for partners and ensure timely, effective financing and reporting from the same.
  • Support internal and external auditing processes by providing all supporting documentation in an orderly and timely manner.
  • Ensure that all payment request forms, invoices, LPOs, receipts and any other payment documents are critically checked for accuracy and correctness and meet the organization’s minimum standard.
  • Ensure proper and accurate coding of expenditure on all primary documentation
  • Process all bank drafts, Tele graphic transfers, liaise with banking managers on collection of bank statements timely.
  • Collect petty cash from the bank for operational use.
  • Act as contact person with the bank to operate banking duties as required for effective management of the project and as specified by the Project Manager.
  • Assumes full responsibility for ensuring cash books based in the Bauchi office are up to date at the end of each working day.
  • Ensure records are filed and properly stored.
  • To perform any other duties that may be delegated by the Project Manager.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of Masters in Finance or MBA in Accounting or other financial related discipline.
  • At least ten years practical experience in Financial Management and Accounting. Five years out of this should have been on Contract and Grant Management within an NGO setting
  • Commitment to gender and diversity and to addressing inequality in all aspects of this job.
  • Computer literacy, particularly proven experience in accounting packages, word processing and spreadsheets. High proficiency in use of Excel required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong initiative, tenacity and proven capacity to get the job done.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one main local language widely spoken in Northern Nigeria.
  • Commitment to development principles and action.
  • Previous development work experience, ideally with non-governmental organisations would be an advantage.

 

Job Title:   Project Manager/Team Leader
Location:
Bauchi
Duration: 57 months (Fixed term)
Main Tasks

A.) Project Management and Implementation:

  • Provide overall leadership of the project team, coordinate and manage the implementation of the LINE project, set up and run a core Programme Implementation Unit in collaboration with the team.
  • Participate in and assess the engagement of project staff to ensure the right skills sets are deployed for the various roles of the project.
  • Develop and approve work plans and ensure smooth implementation of the project by effectively and efficiently coordinating the Livelihoods, Market Based Agriculture and Nutrition components in line with the Project Implementation Plan (PIP).
  • Work in close collaboration with other Oxfam projects to ensure quality planning and implementation is carried out within the framework of the project and is compatible with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) Sustainable Economic Growth objectives in Nigeria and Oxfam Country Strategy.
  • Closely collaborate with relevant government agencies to ensure improved support for farmers involved in the project areas through policy and budgetary advocacy and other interventions outlined in the project strategy.
  • Effectively manage relations with Civil Society Partners, working in collaboration with Oxfam programme team on the implementation of the project to ensure delivery of envisaged results.
  • Initiate and oversee the production of specific case studies on project learning to support and feed into the donor and Oxfam’s linking and learning goals for further communication within the wider organization and with key external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way.
  • Working with the project team and partners, ensure appropriate reporting requirements to the donor are met in line with contractual agreements.
  • Work with the Oxfam in Nigeria programme team in recruiting and managing consultants that will provide short-term assistance on project implementation.

B.) Financial Management:

  • Ensure minimum standards in financial management and reporting are met to support accountability and transparency in project implementation.
  • Review monthly status reports on grants and assist the LINE and Oxfam programme team to monitor budgets against expenditure, project progression and financial forecasts.
  • Manage budgets for the project in line with donor policies and standards, as well as agreed delegated signing limits for project grants.
  • Manage and monitor grant disbursement to partners involved in project implementation.
  • Oversee the management of delegated imprest float for project-related working advances.

C.) Donor and Representational Roles:

  • Assist the Oxfam in Nigeria programme team in maintaining and managing relationships with the donor through consistent monitoring to ensure compliance and adherence to contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that effective liaison with other agencies permits effective and collaborative approach to the project.
  • In all activities of the project, influence other actors by disseminating and using key standards.
  • Represent Oxfam at the various coordination fora at local and national levels ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/project priorities

D.) Staff management:

  • Manage recruited project-related staff in line with Oxfam Human Resource policies and procedures within the framework of performance management and staff development strategies. Line manage designated staff under a workable and accountable management structure.
  • Ensure that all project staff are aware of Oxfam’s performance management systems, that objectives are set and monitored
  • Ensure that all staff of the project are aware of and abide with key internal and external protocols and principles (e.g. Code of Conduct, People in Aid, Oxfam’s draft sexual conduct policy)

E.) Project Communications:

  • Maintain effective relationships and communication with project staff, partners, donor, Oxfam, relevant external stakeholders / institutions key to realizing project results.
  • Communicate project learning in consultation with Oxfam and in line with donor rules as well as Oxfam’s linking and learning objectives as appropriate.

F.) Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Put in place systems and processes for effective monitoring of project outcomes and reporting based on the project Logic Model and the results framework established.
  • Ensure that the baseline, mid-term and end-line surveys are conducted to derive credible data to guide Project Implementation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning as planned.
  • Work closely with the M&E Lead to ensure adequate tracking of indicators as agreed in the project plan and provide technical information for donor reporting in a timely manner.
  • Lead the process of half yearly and annual project reviews and submit regular situation reports to the LINE team within Oxfam through the Programme Officer.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits to project partners and implementation sites and verify output(s) indicated in progress report submitted to Oxfam and donor.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of MSc degree in Agriculture related discipline, Project Management, Social Sciences, Economics or any other relevant field.
  • The post holder should have at least 15 years practical experience in managing livelihoods and agricultural projects including ability to integrate private sector, rural financial management and nutrition components especially within an NGO setting in a coordinating capacity
  • Experience and ability to work well in, manage and lead large project teams and steer them to achieve and deliver results.
  • Knowledge of market-based agriculture especially the value chain approach, rural financial services and promotional nutrition interventions
  • Strong skills in market based agricultural models and value chain approach from smallholder farmers’ perspective
  • Ability to integrate nutrition interventions for disadvantaged women and children and knowledge and incorporation of Village Savings and Loans scheme.
  • Understanding of national, international agricultural and development issues
  • Experience in budgeting, budget monitoring and expenditure forecasting.
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating Gender and Diversity issues in market based rural agric sector
  • Demonstrable experience of working with and managing local Civil Society partners, donor funding management and reporting
  • Proven analytical and planning skills and ability to think critically and strategically.
  • Skilled in Diplomacy, International Development Cooperation, tact and negotiation.
  • Demonstrable skills in inter-cultural and religious tolerance
  • Training/counterpart development skills.
  • Ability to travel at short notice, work under pressure and in difficult circumstances.
  • Commitment to development principles and action.
  • Good written English and spoken Hausa are essential. French will be an added advantage but not a must

 

Job Title: Project Advisor – Market Based Agricultural Services
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Coordinate development and implementation of activities of the LINE project
  • Conduct Value Chain Analysis and packaging interventions to address critical gaps associated with targeted commodities.
  • Design a draft Project Implementation Manual to guide implementation on the key value chains including the crops specific Packages of Practice (POPs). Develop, manage and implement selected value chain Activity Plans for the LINE project.
  • Ensure the baseline carried out is comprehensive enough to generate quality data needed for the implementation of market based agricultural livelihoods component of the LINE project.
  • Work with the LINE team to ensure quality planning and implementation is carried out within the framework of the project. To realize this, organise and lead project planning meetings and develop annual work plans for the implementation of the project in collaboration with the project team.
  • Coordinate systematic appraisal, assessment and implementation of project plans of selected project partners according to agreed results with the Project Manager.
  • Assist the Project Manager in recruiting and managing private consultants for specific short-term assignments including facilitating the development of their work plans, monitor their fieldwork and organise debriefing sessions with the consultants.
  • Manage relations with project partners and key relevant stakeholders for effective project delivery.
  • Organise and support business development training and services to partner staff involved in the implementation of project activities around bulking of commodities.
  • Provide professional mentoring and counselling advisory services to partners on developing and implementing Business Plans with project beneficiaries.
  • Work with Business Associations and Village Savings and Loans groups formed to enhance group governance capacity and decision-making including facilitation of rural micro-financial services to the target LINE project beneficiaries.
  • Maintain effective communication on progress of project implementation with a wide range of people including relevant stakeholders within the project locations, Project Implementation Unit and Oxfam programme team in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • Support Project Coordination and ensuring project learning is documented for communication within the project locations, the wider Oxfam confederation and to the donor with regard to Business Development as well as Village Savings and Loans.
  • Produce activity reports related to project development, partner and beneficiary training, and support to project groups including activities implemented directly.
  • Carry out periodic monitoring visits to project partners and project implementation sites and verify outputs indicated in progress report submitted to Oxfam by partners.
  • Participate in the process of annual impact assessment for the project and participate in other similar processes on the project as advised.
  • Support the Project Manager in preparing donor reports as well as reports for wider circulation within Oxfam.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of MSc degree in Social Science, Economics or any other related field.
  • Minimum of ten years working experience in managing development programmes – preferably within the NGOs sector.
  • Demonstrable skills in Business development, Private Sector integration into rural livelihoods initiatives and/or microfinance development and management especially the Village Savings and Loans schemes.
  • Must possess at least four years field experience in community development, working with community groups and community associations, particularly women groups in Northern Nigeria.
  • Good understanding of diversity and gender equity.
  • Commitment to development principles of aid effectiveness and alignment with the values, aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tenacity, strong initiative, and proven capacity to get the job done. Ability to work independently and under minimum supervision.
  • Excellent computer skills particularly in working with word processing, excel, powerpoint, databases and electronic communication.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least two of the Northern languages

 

Job Title: Project Advisor – Private Sector and Youth Development
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Coordinate development and implementation activities for the LINE project including conduct of Value Chain Analysis and packaging interventions to address critical gaps associated with targeted commodities.
  • Develop Annual Work Plans for the implementation of the project in collaboration with the project team
  • Develop comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to guide key partnership related activities between Oxfam, Private Sector actors and others in the implementation of the project based on agreed framework of operations that enhances value chain development using innovative Market Based Agricultural Models.
  • Ensure the baseline captures comprehensive, quality data on Private Sector actors, Rural Financial Institutions and Markets to guide the implementation of Market Based Agricultural livelihoods component of the LINE project.
  • Undertake financial intermediation with a focus on Rural Financial Services intermediation.
  • Identify and network relevant Rural Micro-Financial organizations in order to expand scope for beneficiary in rural financing of activities.
  • Coordinate systematic appraisal, assessment and implementation of institutional development plans of selected project partners according to agreed plans with the Project Manager.
  • Develop, manage and implement selected value chains activity plans for the LINE project.
  • Organise and lead key project development planning meetings.
  • Support the Project Manager in managing relations with project partners for effective project delivery.
  • Ensure quality project planning and implementation is carried out within the framework of the project.
  • Organise and support business development training and services to partner staff involved in the implementation of project activities around bulking of commodities.
  • Assist the Project Manager in recruiting and line managing private consultants for specific short-term assignments including facilitating the development of their work plans, monitor their fieldwork and organise debriefings sessions of with consultants.
  • To provide professional services, mentoring and counselling advisory services to partners on developing and implementing Business Plans with project beneficiaries.
  • To work with Business Associations and Village Savings and Loans groups formed to enhance group governance capacity and decision-making including facilitation of rural micro-financial services to the target LINE project beneficiaries.
  • Maintain effective communication on the progress of the project and ensure project learning in relation to Markets and Private Sector engagement 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.
  • Participate in the process of annual impact assessment for the project and participate in other similar processes on the project as advised.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or any other Social Sciences / Development related field.
  • Minimum of five years experience working with the Private Sector, preferably on Business Development programmes and financial services.
  • At least three years field experience in working on community development, with community groups and community associations, particularly women groups in Northern Nigeria.
  • Demonstrable skills in Business Development, Private Sector integration into rural livelihoods initiatives and/or Microfinance Development and Management especially the Village Savings and Loans schemes.
  • Good understanding of development principles of social inclusion, diversity and gender equity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong initiative, tenacity and proven capacity to get the job done. Ability to work independently and under minimum supervision.
  • Understanding of and commitment to good donor contract management as well as development principles and action.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one of the Northern language.

 

Job Title: Project MEL and Information Officer
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Ensure the conduct of comprehensive baseline to derive needed credible data for the tracking of results
  • Ensure quality MEL and communications frameworks are developed and implemented in alignment with the LINE project logic model and performance measurement framework.
  • Set up and maintain project MIS database
  • Collate and analyze M&E data (including through surveys, web statistics, interviews, subscriber data, unsolicited feedback, case studies and reports) and analyse against outcomes to draw out learning and implications.
  • Develop a monitoring protocol that both project subject component staff and partners can use for project reporting.
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of the LINE project web site and contents
  • Undertake triangulation of findings using different types of data and analysis of trends over time
  • Support partner MEL staff to ensure the quality of evaluation reports.
  • Set up community based monitoring and planning platforms for value chains learning and innovations and build capacity of groups/artisans in record keeping and reporting
  • Organise peer-to-peer exchange learning visits / communication for all levels of activities as appropriate. Stage exchange visits for farmer-to-farmer learning with successful value chain intervention activities.
  • Ensure learning and dissemination by documenting LINE project models in various publications in which their effectiveness and the lessons learned are analysed, and are disseminated to subject-matter specialist and inform decision and policy makers.
  • Develop and implement a project Communication Strategy with the support of the Project Manager and Oxfam Communication Officer.
  • Facilitate dissemination of information and results to all participating LGAs and key stakeholders in the state.
  • Monitor the quantitative and qualitative performance of the LINE project. Ensure quarterly monitoring reports on progress are submitted in line with donor reporting requirements.
  • Ensure mid and end term evaluation reports effectively document the activities in the project and track towards envisaged results
  • Develop ToRs, Capacity Development plans, Implementation routines, M&E routines, in order to support activities of implementing partners
  • Undertake surveys as needed for continuous tracking of results and learning
  • Provide technical support on M&E to project activities and Implementing partners especially towards the development, implementation and progress tracking of the project document and the Annual workplans (AWPs)
  • Document and analyzes innovative strategies, best practices and new approaches and adapt quickly to change as needed.
  • Maintain the LINE project Web content and provide back-up content editing cover.
  • Ensure the values of participation, partnership, sustainability, social responsibility, cost effectiveness, transparency, and accountability are reflected in LINE project activities.
  • Any other tasks as assigned within the Project team

Education and Relevant Experience

  • A good university degree in the Social or Agricultural Sciences
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience in project management especially in MEL capacity.
  • Demonstrable experience in designing, implementing and overseeing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems
  • Proven experience in M&E capacity building for local NGOs and CBOs on donor funded projects
  • Good knowledge of donor funded projects preferably for a Canadian agency funded project
  • Able to work well under pressure and in a diverse team
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and at least one main local language widely spoken in Northern Nigeria

Job Title: Project Advisor (Gender)
Location:
Bauchi
Main Tasks

  • Provide advice and support to the Project Manager and the Technical Advisors working within the respective field offices in the Implementation of the key gender components across the LINE Project.
  • Develop a comprehensive Gender Strategy for the LINE project and provide technical support to the project team to ensure gender mainstreaming in all activities in line with the strategy.
  • Provide specialist advice on gender sensitive planning and mainstreaming to all Project advisors – Market based Agricultural Livelihoods, Nutrition Services, Private sector and Rural Financial Services and other staff.
  • Support, coach, mentor and advice 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 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
  • 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.
  • Provide assistance 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.
  • Analyze 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 supervisor.

Education and Relevant Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Gender studies, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related fields with minimum of three years relevant experience of working in Northern Nigeria in gender related projects.
  • Comprehensive understanding of international, regional and national legal frameworks and policies related to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s rights.
  • 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
  • Maintains an established network within the gender community for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date in new developments
  • Able to formulate written information clearly and persuasively
  • Establishing effective client relationships
  • Possesses a proactive, problem solving and result oriented attitude.
  • Good reporting and writing skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and office software packages.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa language.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Motivational Letter in English to: [email protected]

Note: Applications sent to the enquiry e-mail will be disqualified

Application Deadline  2nd June, 2016

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