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Oxfam Nigeria 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 following positions below:

1. Job Title: Governance & Influencing Officer

Req ID: 5037
Location: Bauchi
Internal Job Grade: D
Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
Reporting to: Project Manager
Key relationships/interactions: Project Officers and PMU Staff

Team Purpose

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

Job Purpose

  • To lead the development and implementation of LINE project’s advocacy and influencing work in Bauchi State linking with national, regional and global Oxfam advocacy and influencing initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

  • To design and develop LINE project’s approach to advocacy and influencing work, as part of the Oxfam overall strategy.
  • To lead the implementation of LINE Project’s advocacy and influencing campaigns working in collaboration and with support from Oxfam Country Office and with the project’s key implementing partners.
  • To liaise closely with the other Project Officers to ensure advocacy is rooted in all LINE project activities.
  • In coordination with the project’s MELSA Officer, to compile, document and share the project’s lessons learnt, best practices and success case studies/stories for and with a wide range of audiences, locally, nationally and abroad.
  • Other duties commensurate with the post.

Key Tasks
Design and development of advocacy and campaigning:

  • To work with the Project Manager and other Officers to develop advocacy and influencing strategies that are line with the LINE project objectives as outlined in the Governance strategy and overall Oxfam advocacy and influencing strategy.
  • To take the lead within LINE project for the development and coordination of all advocacy, influencing and campaigning activities and work with all relevant partners to ensure advocacy outcomes are met.
  • To identify, work with, and collaborate, where necessary, with relevant civil society organisations in and around Bauchi State on advocacy, influencing and campaigning on improving the business enabling environment.
  • To establish a monitoring framework that tracks, and documents changes and impacts related to advocacy, influencing and campaigning activities under the LINE project in line with Oxfam’s Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN).
  • To advise the Project Management Unit on the development of reactive and opportunistic policy statements as required.

Lead implementation of advocacy, influencing and campaigns:

  • To develop LINE project’s profile with international development advocacy forums working in close collaboration with the PMU and the Oxfam country office.
  • To establish and develop relationships with relevant high profile influencers, including but not limited to Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Local Government Chairmen, civil servants, think tanks, etc.
  • To work closely with the LINE project officers and Oxfam country office to develop popular advocacy, influencing and campaigns materials.
  • To represent LINE project at relevant pubic events and in the media, including speaking at supporter events after due clarification from the Project Manager.

Rooting advocacy and campaigning in local partnerships:

  • To work closely with the PMU to understand the ‘voices’ of LINE project partners on advocacy-related issues.
  • To identify, work with and mentor local implementing partners on advocacy, influencing and campaign activities.
  • To ensure LINE Project advocacy and influencing work supported through local partners is incorporated into Oxfam country office advocacy, influencing and campaigning where appropriate.
  • In association with the relevant officer(s), to identify any potential impact of LINE Project’s advocacy or influencing or campaigning on our local partners and advise the PMU.
  • To provide targeted advocacy, influencing and campaigning support to LINE project partners as required.
  • To undertake partner visits as required.

Other Duties:

  • To work closely with all relevant parts of the project as appropriate to ensure that tasks deliver what is required both within the organisation and to our supporters and other stakeholders.
  • To play an active part in the wider LINE project team by offering help and support as required.
  • To undertake any other tasks that may be regarded as appropriate for a role of this nature within the organisation.
  • To travel as required and represent LINE project at appropriate forums, both nationally and internationally.
  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

Person’s Specification
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant course of study

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience with at least 2 years in a similar role in a development organisation.
  • Experience in developing and delivering policy advocacy strategies and influencing policy change.
  • Experience in working with senior influencers.
  • Experience in developing popular campaign materials.
  • Experience in documenting change and lessons learnt through success stories, case studies, learning manuals, etc.

Personal Attributes:

  • Self- motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively.
  • Good team player and prepared to contribute to the overall success of the organisation.
  • “Can do” attitude.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Willingness to carry out overseas travel as required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable negotiation, influencing and relationship-building skills.
  • Skilled at communicating in a clear, concise and compelling manner to a wide range of audiences.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven organisational and administrative skills.
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and Outlook.

Desirable

  • Cultural awareness of Northern Nigeria and/or experience with the issues of the region.
  • Proven ability of planning and carrying out training sessions.
  • Creative and innovative approach to work and result delivery

Organisational Values:

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Job Title: Head of Programs

Ref Id: 5083
Location: Abuja
Internal Job Grade: B2 – Global
Contract type: 2 Years Fixed Term
Reporting to: Country Director
Annual Budget: The Country Office has a budget of over €15 million

Job Purpose

  • A key member of the Country Management Team, the Head of Programs primary responsibility includes the strategic development and management of the country program.
  • S/he supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, and globally through ensuring program alignment to the key strategic objectives and program standards.
  • S/he provides oversight for all program budgets and expenditure – over EUR 15m a year.
  • The HOP collaborates with the Head of Influencing and Public engagement on policy and campaign issues.

Staff reporting to this post:

  • LINE Project Manager, PROACT Project Manager, FUWOBA Project Manager, PROSELL Project Manager, VOICE Project Coordinator, Gender Coordinator, VSL/Market Systems Coordinator and Programme Quality & Development Manager, Business Development Officer.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Strategic Management and thought leadership:

  • Coordinate programme strategy development; provide strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning  budgeting, and implementation and monitoring of the Oxfam Country Strategies (OCS)
  • Lead the implementation of Oxfam’s ONE Program approach in Nigeria ensuring it delivers on the OCS vision and objectives and championing the new ways of working embodied in the OCS
  • Provide high level technical advice and support on all policy issues and facilitate the development and delivery of high quality programmes with strong gender justice and MEAL components across all programmes
  • Stay abreast of and adjust to changing circumstances and understandings regarding international interventions and practices and anticipate, analyze and manage highly complex and diverse public policy issues and programme strategy, ensuring that Oxfam in Nigeria ideas and approaches include the latest thinking
  • Ensure adequate resourcing allocated within budgets to scale up influencing at national level and support initiatives for resource mobilization
  • Reduce exposure to risk, minimize opportunity for fraud and institutionalise logs, finance and programme quality systems and procedures into country management
  • Provide direct and close leadership ensuring that women rights and women leadership are at the core of Oxfam’s work in Nigeria
  • Working closely with the Business Development Officer, identify opportunities for funding to ensure the financial sustainability of country programme of Oxfam in Nigeria

Programme Development, Management, Delivery and Quality:

  • Lead intensive programme development that espouses the Oxfam’s one program approach, is conflict and gender sensitive while taking initiative to respond to the unexpected and generating alternative ways to achieve program results bearing in mind the implication of actions. Oversee the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects and program
  • Ensure the delivery of a country program with demonstrable impact and value for money, and is accountable for overall program quality and learning.
  • Ensure that programmes implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way and meets Oxfam’s quality standards.
  • Ensure technical / sectoral integration of programmes, in an OI context, where appropriate.
  • Provide leadership to programme teams in the assessment, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in line with Oxfam’s values, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that programmes comply with donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
  • Provide oversight to partner portfolio, ensuring the identification of both implementing and strategic partners, and ensuring the building and maintaining of these relationships
  • In coordination with programme teams, ensure technical programmatic support across the programme, ensuring programme quality elements are incorporated in budgets and identifying separate funding opportunities (internal or external) for programme quality.
  • Provide program quality assurance and develop, implement and embed,  a knowledge management system and social accountability, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program, other country programs, and the broader confederation in line with CAMSA requirements
  • Ensure that robust planning, design, monitoring, evaluation, learning and social accountability systems are in place, adhered to and used as a decision-making tool, encouraging consistency and best practice across programs;
  • Provide ongoing training and guidance to staff on MEALSA best practices.
  • Build strong synergy between development and humanitarian programming and policy advocacy/campaign ensuring that resilient thinking, humanitarian planning and as necessary response meet Oxfam standards.
  • Ensure value for money for program delivery is guaranteed and program effectiveness is the order of the day
  • In coordination with the Country Director, Project Managers, Head of Influencing and  other relevant staff, lead the identification of new funding and programming initiatives and opportunities that respond to identified needs and the OCS
  • Lead the development of solicited and unsolicited proposals and concept notes.

Representation, advocacy/policy and communication:

  • Promote a culture shift in how advocacy, humanitarian and long term development staff bring their skills together to achieve change at national level.
  • Manage external relations and public perception in addition to supporting wide dissemination of Oxfam’s policy positions, facilitating networking and ensuring that the organization has the necessary information to engage in influencing activities,
  • Support the programme to develop effective networks and partnerships with multiple stakeholders for the effective delivery of campaign goals ensuring linkages at regional and global level.
  • Represent Oxfam externally to Federal and State Government Officials in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, UN agencies, donors and (I)NGO forums.
  • Developing good networks and relationships for Oxfam with these agencies to create formal and informal alliances towards joint objectives
  • Advocate on key issues at programme level and feed into external advocacy initiatives, suggest focus areas for advocacy work.
  • Lead and/or participate in effective communications about programme impact with all relevant stakeholders (donors, UN, NGOs, beneficiaries, media).
  • Keep informed of relevant programme issues and initiate and contribute to wider programme learning – also by initiating and facilitating programme learning events and evaluations.

Security:

  • Ensure that programs are designed and implemented with a clear analysis and understanding of security and safety management priorities.
  • Promote conflict sensitivity programming across all projects and initiatives within the country program
  • Contribute to disaster preparedness, mitigation and management including humanitarian response activities for Category 2 / 3 emergencies.

People Development and Management:

  • As a key member of the SMT, support the Country Director steer organisational learning  for effective delivery taking into account Oxfam’s new ways of working.
  • Take initiatives to improve learning and sharing of programme experience (within the programme and beyond), including cross-programme learning.
  • Ensures the delivery of a country program with demonstrable impact and is  accountable for overall program quality and learning.
  • Manage the program team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, Inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
  • Provide operational and people line management, including performance management of program staff and budget management
  • Motivate and develops staff by empowering and inspiring them to want to do things, providing appropriate coaching and mentoring supports, acting as a role model for behavior
  • Provide challenging and stretching tasks or assignments and provide coaching to support staff in meeting those challenges
  • Responsible for Talent management and development of Oxfam staff.

Person’s Specification
Education:

  • Advanced Master degree in International Relations/ Development Studies, Public Administration, Economics, Project Management, Humanitarian Aid or other related topics

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of proven program management experience, with minimum of 5 years senior management experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of development programs (agriculture, WASH, Gender), Advocacy/campaigning and Humanitarian programs.
  • Demonstrable experience in managing multidisciplinary projects and programmes with significant budgets, from different donors, medium-large scale projects including multi-year, transformative economic and social projects in a conflict context.
  • Experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector organizations, legal advisors and donors at senior level: locally, regionally and globally ideally in the West Africa region
  • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders; bring in and draw on a wide INGO and NGO network in Nigeria and/or the West Africa region
  • Experience of developing and managing complex budgets associated with donor and partner budgets
  • Leadership experience of (possibly) remote teams operating within an INGO context; has knowledge and experience of using coaching and team working to deliver
  • Understanding of managing security, health and safety and risk within and INGO

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong, strategic, analytical and conceptual thinking skills; able to understand complex issues and translate them into simple, workable actions and plans
  • Strong people management skills to co-ordinate the Nigeria program team to deliver on the OCS objectives.
  • Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities
  • Politically astute, with a good understanding of key external organisations, how they operate and make decisions, and the country development context
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills. Able to use different approaches to achieve followership.
  • Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with different stakeholders
  • Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focussed on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives
  • Proven track record of making sound judgment in uncertain and pressurized situations.
  • Ability to anticipate and manage risks that could threaten the organizations reputation, operational viability and security.
  • Ability to encourage forward thinking, new ideas and learning from experience beyond the country program context while acting within a global framework
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Nigeria.

Organisational Values:

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


3. Job Title: Gender Coordinator

Req ID 5084
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Contract type: 2 Year Fixed Term
Internal Job Grade: C2- national
Reporting to: Head of Programs
Staff reporting to this post: No direct line report but may matrix manage the gender officers in some programme areas
Annual Budget: The Country Office has a budget of over €15 million

Job Purpose

  • The Gender  Coordinator is expected to provide high-quality support to different units of the Country Office and to partners according to Oxfam’s standards and contribute to Oxfam’s global and regional learning aspirations through capacity building, coordination, mentoring and monitoring, making sure that Oxfam’s Response meets the gender minimum standards as well as promotes women’s voice, participation and leadership.
  • The job holder will define and support the implementation of Gender Justice programming, and strengthen Gender Mainstreaming in humanitarian response, sustainable livelihoods, policy and advocacy/campaigning. This involves long term programming as well as practical support to humanitarian response.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Program Support and Information, Analysis:

  • Lead the implementation of the gender action plan according to OXFAM’s Country Strategy and commitments to gender transformative programming.
  • Review rapid gender analysis and update as required, drawing on external data and OXFAM partner information. Discuss with senior management the need for a more detailed gender analysis and overall gender strategy to guide OXFAM in Nigeria’s work.
  • Carry out gender analysis and power mapping across our programs to explore and address the underlying causes to women’s vulnerability to household abuses due gender stereotypes, social construct, social norms and misperception that limit women’s access
  • Promote the emergence of change agents that are strong gender champions (both male and female)
  • Support the collection and analysis of sex-and age-disaggregated data (SADD) as well as streamlining the needs assessment, collection and analysis  and gender audit so that Oxfam’s programs can be more effective in meeting beneficiary needs.
  • Facilitate and support the integration of gender perspectives in the programming across sectors and advise the Leadership Team on challenges and solutions.
  • Assist in adapting existing systems to monitor progress in gender mainstreaming by using OXFAM and IASC framework and checklists and adapting them
  • Ensure that issues of GBV, SN and PSHEA are explored in sensitive ways, and that services and follow-up are provided in keeping with OXFAM’s guidelines.
  • Review project plans and budgets (or provide written guidelines for such a review) to ensure that adequate attention is paid (and resources allocated) to the promotion of gender equality.
  • Review project proposals to ensure they are gender sensitive and include budget lines for gender activities.
  • Support the Program Quality and Development Unit in anchoring relevant and measurable gender mainstreaming indicators in Oxfam’s programming and influencing work.
  • Develop proposals on women’s rights to fundraise for programme activities.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on the women’s rights program

Partnership and Coordination:

  • Provide expert advice on the implementation of, facilitate and monitor the implementation of Oxfam gender priorities (mainstreaming and standalone projects)
  • Provide support and leadership to ensure women’s rights are at the heart of Oxfam’s humanitarian response strategy, and Oxfam’s long term gender justice strategy is relevant and adapted to a post crisis context
  • Lead external coordination with government, non-government, partner organizations and UN coordination mechanisms on women rights
  • Internal coordination with Program Quality and Development  Manager, Sector Specialists and Area Coordinators, strengthening coordination structures to understand the social/gender dynamics and trends in the affected population.
  • Encourage setting up gender and safeguarding focal points in partner organizations, local leaders and organizations/networks known to promote the interests of women.
  • Build strategic alliances with other key actors, including Women’s Rights Organizations, to advocate for gender-sensitive programming.
  • Ensure that OXFAM’s work treats gender as a cross-cutting issue in all its response and recovery activities, in accordance with the emergency response strategy.
  • Promote use of the gender action plan by all OXFAM and keep partner staff members aware of this so this is considered in ongoing response and recovery work.
  • Lead the activities of the international women’s day and Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Communications and Knowledge Management:

  • Initiate and/or support research on emerging issues on women’s rights to guide advocacy and campaigns in both humanitarian and non humanitarian programs
  • Collect and promote good practices and lessons learned, contributing to a collection of replicable good practices for gender equality programming for both OXFAM in Nigeria and the wider OXFAM
  • Provide technical support to identify opportunities for the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials to address gender (in)equality issues
  • Participate in planning sessions as needed and provide a gender perspective on planning issues.

Capacity Building:

  • Facilitate the training of project staff on gender transformative approach to reduce care burden on women, and involve more women in productive activities and improve their political participation right from the community to State and Federal levels
  • Work with OXFAM staff and partners to strengthen capacity to implement gender-responsive programming through training, guidance, one-on-one support, commenting on strategy plans, providing input to program design and proposal writing.
  • Review basic concepts and principles of gender/GBV/PSHEA/SN for all team members; provide specialized sector briefings to each respective specialist/team as appropriate.
  • Provide regular orientation on promoting the OXFAM gender pick and go modules, OXFAM Minimum Standards for Gender in Emergencies, the use of Gender, Gender in WASH, Gender in EFSL and SL, and GBV handbooks and checklists in all OXFAM focus areas.

Person’s Specification
Essential:

  • University degree in International Development, Humanitarian, or Gender Studies.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing technical advice on gender mainstreaming and/or women’s rights programming; demonstrable understanding of gender mainstreaming and women’s rights; and experience in promoting women’s leadership and decision making in areas of sustainable livelihoods emergencies, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Substantial knowledge of the socio-economic and political context of the region and how it affects women’s rights and gender equality
  • Knowledge of Results-based management (RBM) approach and Performance measurement framework (PMF).
  • Knowledge and / or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards and tools
  • Experience using a computerised information management system (Ms Word, Excel etc.)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong analytical skills and well-developed ability to think strategically, including the ability to analyse post disaster reconstruction and development trends, specifically gender issues;
  • Ability to work within multi-cultural teams and as an individual; a self-starter with proven ability to work creatively, innovatively and effectively and who can work within a framework and with limited direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflows and balance competing priorities
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations
  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward way and influencing this to a wider audience
  • Proven experience as a team player and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote areas

Desirable:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in relevant discipline.
  • Working experience in a conflict or post conflict situation

Organisational Values:

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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


4. Job Title: Head of Influencing & Public Engagement

Location: Abuja Nigeria
Internal Job Grade: C1 national
Contract type: One-year Fixed term (renewable)
Reporting to: Country Director
Staff reporting directly to this post: Media & Communication Officer, GROW Coordinator

Job Purpose

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

Job Responsibilities
Technical:
Program, Project and Partnership Management:

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

Communication and Relationship Management:

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

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

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

Management:
Leadership & People Management:

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

Financial management:

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

Other:

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

Job Requirements
Education:

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

Knowledge & Experience:

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

Key Attributes:

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

Organisational Values:

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

Key Behavioral Competencies:

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

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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