Oxfam Nigeria Recruitment Portal 2018/2019


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

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: Business Incubation & Rural Finance Advisor

Location: Bauchi
Oxfam Purpose: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering
Reporting: This position will report to the Project Team Leader, based in Bauchi.
Staff Reporting: The Business Development Officers of the 6 LGAs wiil be reporting to this position.
Job Purpose

  • To provide technical expertise and project business development and rural financial services functions for the LINE project to improve the livelihoods of poor women and men farmers in Bauchi State, Nigeria.

Background

  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 independent aid development organizations 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 Justice/Female Leadership and Good Governance, adopting a right- based approach. The overreaching goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives.
  • Oxfam in Nigeria with 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.

Job Description

  • Oxfam Novib is looking for qualified and experienced individuals to fill the positions of Business Development Services Expert and Microfinance Advisor for a GAC funded project on improving the livelihoods and nutrition of poor rural households in six LGAs of Bauchi State, Nigeria.
  • The person recruited will also identify and work with private public sectors stakeholders including academicians to enhance project beneficiaries’ business and entrepreneurial skills and improve their overall wellbeing.

Dimensions

  • Impact and influence 10,000 households in six IGA5 of Bauchi State through business association formation and village savings and loans implementation with project partners and beneficiaries.
  • Developing expertise within the LINE project agro enterprise business services development and networking of rural financial services into LINE project.
  • Developing expertise within LINE project to undertake rural financial intermediation and networking rural financial services and formal banking systems into the project.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for new strategic partnerships.
  • Seeking and developing partnership opportunities and brokering introductions to the relevant teams within the LINE Project.
  • Providing specialist advice to the Project advisors agro enterprise development services that are linked to Market based agricultural and Nutrition Services systems to enhance overall project performance and possibly interfacing with media/public.
  • Support partners to implement specialised business services development related to agricultural commodities and village savings and loans systems including mobilization and integration of rural microcredit financial services to benefit project beneficiaries.
  • The role requires the ability to analyse and communicate complete information at a simpler level to partners and other project stakeholders.
  • In-depth knowledge of the principles underlying the key purpose and role is required in order to partners and beneficiaries are effectively mobilized and engaged on project intervention activities.
  • Influence diverse allocated internal/eternal target audiences in the State and the six participating LGAs, particularly at the community levels.

Key Responsibilities
Project Development Planning:

  • To coordinate project interventions development and implementation of activities for the GAC funded 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
  • Design a draft project implementation Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to guide Oxfam and its stakeholders and others in the implementation of the key partnership related activities based on an agreed framework of operations that enhances the value chain development using innovative market based agricultural models.
  • Ensure a comprehensive baseline is carried out to derive quality data needed for the implementation of market based agricultural livelihoods component of the LINE project.
  • Undertake financial intermediation with a focus on rural financial services intermediation.
  • To identify and network relevant rural micro financial organizations into LINE projects in order to expand scope for beneficiary in rural financing of activities.
  • To coordinate systematic appraisal, assessment and implementation of institutional development plans of selected project partners according to agreed plan with the Project Manager.
  • To organize and lead key project development planning meetings.
  • To develop, manage and implement selected value chains activity plans for LINE project.
  • To support the Project Manager in managing relations with project partners for effective project delivery.
  • To ensure quality project planning and implementation are carried out within the framework of the project.
  • To assist the Project Team Leader In recruiting and line managing private consultants for specific short-term assignments including facilitating the development of their work plans, monitor their field work and organize debriefings sessions of with consultants.

Training and Mentoring of Partner staff and Project Beneficiaries:

  • To organize and support business development training and services to partner staff involved in the implementation of project activities around bulking of commodities.
  • 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 formed and village savings arid loans groups to enhance group governance capacity and decision-making including facilitation of rural micro-financial services to the target LINE project beneficiaries.

Communications:

  • To maintain effective communication on programme work with a wide range of people within Oxfam on work progress, particularly programme staff in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • To maintain effective communication with external sources on the LINE in consultation with the Project Manager.
  • To support Project Coordination in ensuring project learning for communication within the wider organisation with regard to Business Development arid village savings and loans.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • To produce activity reports related to project development, partner and beneficiary training, and support to project groups including activities implemented directly.
  • To carry out periodic monitoring visits to project partners and project implementation sites and verify outputs indicated in progress report submitted to Oxfam by partners.
  • To participate in the process of annual impact assessment for the project and participate in other similar processes in Nigeria-as advised.
  • To support the Project Manager in preparing project donor reports as well reports for wider circulation within Oxfam in consultation with Project Manager-as appropriate.

Experiences and competencies Required

  • Minimum of ten years working experience in managing development programmes- preferably within the NGOs sector.
  • Minimum of M.Sc degree in social science, economics or any other related field.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated 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 diversity and gender equity, willingness and commitment to incorporate Oxfam guiding principles of project in all aspects of programme working Nigeria.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong initiative, tenacity and proven capacity to get the job done.
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
  • Commitment to development principles and action.
  • Previous development work experience, ideally with non-governmental organizations would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English arid at least two of the Northern languages.
  • Working experience with PCs computers, particularly excellent skills in working with word processing, excel, PowerPoint, databases and electronic communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong initiative, tenacity and proven capacity to get the job done.
  • Ability to working dependently and under minimum supervision.

2. Job Title: Agro Economist Advisor

Location: Bauchi
Oxfam Purpose: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering
Reporting :This position will report to the Project Manager based in Bauchi
Duration: One Year (Fixedterm)
Job Purpose

  • To ensure market driven agricultural value chain interventions are effectively implemented in Bauchi to improve the livelihoods of 10,000 poor women and men farmers in Bauchi State Nigeria

Background
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 independent aid development organizations 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 networked 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 consider the interests of the poorest people and Justice/Female Leadership and Good Governance adopting a right-based approach The overarching goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives

Oxfam in Nigeria with 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 10000 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.

Job Roles

  • 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 M.Sc degree in Agriculture, 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, initiative, 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.

3. Job Title: State Security Officer

Locations: Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi State and Yola in Adamawa State
Internal Job Grade: D2 national
Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
Job Family: Security
Reporting to: State Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post: None
Job Purpose

  • Oxfam seeks to hire three (02) Security Officers for its food security and resilience building projects in Adamawa Kebbi and Taraba States
  • The Security Officer provides technical support to the Oxfam PROACT team in Kebbi State in the day to day management of security for staff working in the State through the monitoring of field trips security assessment and security incident reporting
  • Key deliverables for this position include general administration of local guards assigned to the project office and warehouses documentation and reporting of all security incidents liaison with local security agencies and security focal points of other INGOs in the state procurement processes.
  • The Officer will be exemplary in commitment to Oxfam core values upholding principles and policies

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Security:

  • Engage state project management and staff as well as staff at all levels to facilitate the adoption and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Undertake Security Risk Assessments for all project locations in the State
  • Undertake implementation and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Develop and deliver capacity building in safety and security training for staff
  • Provide security management advice, guidance and support to the state project office operations in implementing action plans based on Oxfams Safety & Security Manager assessments and recommendations
  • Provide and Coordinate technical assistance and guidance to state project office operations
  • Assess and evaluate country security guidelines and make recommendations for improvements using the Standards in Oxfam Policy and Standards for security management plans, evacuation contingency plans and standard operating procedures
  • Enforce Oxfam Standard Operating Procedures for Kebbi State, and provide recommendations to state Livelihood project Coordinator and the Security Coordinator for improvement
  • Promote the concept that safety and security plans and guidelines should be jointly developed by the whole team to create ownership and encourage compliance
  • Assist the National Oxfam Security Coordinator to manage the safety and security for day-to-day operations any and all emergency responses and project operations
  • Undertake implementation and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Ensure the physical site security of all office and project locations under the jurisdiction of the project state Office
  • Oversee the contract management and daily management of guards
  • Track daily field missions and movements of all staff
  • Report and assist in managing safety and security incidents
  • Report on safety and security at weekly meetings, and provide updates and information, verbally and in writing as well as send in weekly security situation report to the Country office.
  • Assist Livelihoods project Coordinator in organizing the core Crisis Management Team and rehearsing and executing contingency plans.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Oxfam policies and procedures with respect to gender, safety and security code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Provide Security briefing to all Oxfam staff and visitors to the project state.

Educational, Experience & Competence Essential

  • First degree or equivalent in Security Management, Business Administration or any other relevant discipline of study.
  • Minimum of 4 years “hands-on” working experience in Security management with an international NGO including 1 years at supervisory level.
  • Proven experience of establishing and implementing security systems for an International Organization.
  • Good understanding of working with donor requirements and prior experience of monitoring/managing budgets.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and negotiation skills. The ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and report writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting! Procurement software etc.)
  • 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.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations.
  • A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility. Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge or appreciation of Nigeria in terms of its political, economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the region.

4. Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Taraba
Internal Job Grade: D2
Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
Job Family: Business Support
Reporting to: Finance Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Finance Assistant
Job Purpose

  • The finance Officer will support the delivery of all financial management functions of according to Oxfam Financial Manual, including but not limited to petty cash management, time sheets recording, monthly payroll processing and the monitoring of financial activities and requirements as they relate specifically to Oxfam’s relationship with partner organisations.
  • S/he will check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with organization’s policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing.
  • S/he will coordinate and act as focal point for issues relating to finance for the Taraba field office.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Financial Planning, Budgeting and reporting:

  • Assist in preparation of the phased budget for the project.
  • Review budget, activity plans and partnership agreements to ensure compliance with donor requirements and Oxfam policies and procedures.
  • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilisation and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
  • Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments and supporting documentation for inclusion in project budget planning.
  • Supports on the finance implementation of projects.
  • Coordinates with Finance Manager on the finance implementation of the grants implemented by counterparts.
  • Prepares monthly financial progress reports (budget monitoring reports) for project, and provide all relevant parties with effective budget analysis.
  • Support and advice programme team on all relevant finance issues regarding project management.
  • 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 before sign-off by the Finance Manager

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 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
  • Check accuracy, completeness and validity of financial data before payment and posting into Finance system.
  • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.

Financial Control & Risk Management:

  • Support the development of risk mitigation strategies in order to eliminate loss or fraud.
  • Carry Out financial/ compliance risk assessment of financial and organisational systems of partner organisations according to Oxfam’s partner assessment tools, in line with donor requirements.
  • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  • Maintain an effective reports monitoring system, ensuring adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.
  • Highlight and indicate financial processes that need to be changed to optimize group value.

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

Educational, Experience & Competence
Essential:

  • First degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or any Social Science discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, bookkeeping cash management, budget development, statutory requirements and standard accounts
  • 2 years proven knowledge and experience of grant accounting and sound experience with donors funding regulations, procedures and reporting requirements
  • Monthly WHT report preparation/submission to TAX inspection; compiling financial documents for audit reviews as needed
  • Strong numerical skills and experience using a computerized financial management information system
  • Good analytical skills and experience using a computerised 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 organisations
  • 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:

  • Recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and relevant post qualification experience
  • Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s (or similar organisation’s) program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors
  • Knowledge and for experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards and tools

Key Behavioural Competencie
Competencies Description:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Systems: Thinking We view problems as parts of n 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.

Annual Budget
The Oxfam Country Programme has a budget of over €15 million.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV as one attachment to: [email protected] with the position title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Applications not sent in the required format will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment and Interview.
  • 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 closing date. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered.

Application Deadline:  13th November, 2018.

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