Job Recruitment at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam, one of the leading global development organizations, mobilizes the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programs.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods National Team Leader
Location: Mubi, Gwoza, Damboa, Borno
Band: C2 National
Duration: Six (6) months contract with possibility of extension
Department: Humanitarian Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Programme Manager; with Matrix management line to EFSVL Coordinator
Oxfam Purpose:

  • To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

Team Purpose:

  • Ensure implementation of emergency food security activities, and contribute to livelihoods protection and recovery of the population in Adamawa/Gwoza/Damboa affected by the LCB Crisis.

Job Purpose

  • To work with the EFSVL Program Officers and assistants in the technical oversight and management of EFSVL activities encompassing cash transfers, agriculture, micro-enterprise, livestock, protection, and advocacy components across the target areas.
  • The role is also to support and lead the scale up and maintain the EFSVL program pace in the operation area by ensuring quality and standard of accountability in EFSVL, as well as build the capacity of officers and assistants and ensure timely submission of project reports and Sitreps. Monitor the extent to which the programme is meeting its objectives and participate in the formulation of sustainable recovery strategies aimed at supporting vulnerable families i.e. women, youth, female-headed households, family members with severe disabilities and older persons among others.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the implementation of EFSVL programme components in areas where Oxfam is responding to a humanitarian crisis, in line with Oxfam policy and agreed standards (as per approved project plans). This includes undertaking rapid needs assessments, scoping, designing, implementing and monitoring the EFSVL programme.
  • Play a strong leadership role within the EFSVL team in area of response, managing an EFSVL team and working closely with Partner staff, where applicable. This includes:
  • Ensuring the EFSVL team are working closely and proactively with the MEAL, logistics and finance teams and adhering to required procedures in implementing program activities on a timely, transparent and accountable manner.
  • Actively take lead in community targeting and registration of beneficiaries.
  • To work with teams to develop clear, realistic and achievable work plans for EFSVL interventions.
  • To contribute to Concept Notes and draft proposals for funding as required.
  • To provide timely the information for the Sitreps, prepare the EFSVL sections of interim and other reports (e.g.: Interim, final, Weekly Market Monitoring, etc.)
  • To continuously scan/assess the context, and adapt the programme and team composition as required by the context, security aspect always prioritized.
  • To encourage mainstreaming of Gender and Protection into livelihoods early recovery programming by increasing knowledge of the staff, community structures and beneficiary communities through trainings/awareness raising activities and incorporating gender data in program monitoring and design.
  • To gather and manage program information effectively, ensuring accurate, easily accessible records maintenance and filing by programme team members.
  • Managing, supporting, coordinating and appraising EFSVL staff appropriately, effectively and according to policy and procedures to increase understanding and build capacity on livelihoods and food security issues within the team and with partners where necessary.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, to monitor the impact of our work on the target beneficiaries, report on output indicators of all aspect of our work and also agree on strategy within the programme for monitoring.
  • To coordinate with other agencies, particularly those undertaking EFSVL programmes including Food Distributions, UTC, CFW, Vouchers, livelihood protection and promotion activities including agricultural and livestock support.
  • To represent Oxfam in area cluster meetings and in meetings with government or other NGOs.
  • To prepare situation reports and other project progress reports as required.
  • To take on any roles assigned as agreed with the PM and EFSVL Coordinator, in line with Oxfam Goals.

Job Responsibilities

  • To lead the implementation of EFSVL programme components in areas where Oxfam is responding to a humanitarian crisis, in line with Oxfam policy and agreed standards (as per approved project plans). This includes undertaking rapid needs assessments, scoping, designing, implementing and monitoring the EFSVL programme.
  • Play a strong leadership role within the EFSVL team in area of response, managing an
  • EFSVL team and working closely with Partner staff, where applicable. This includes:
  • Ensuring the EFSVL team are working closely and proactively with the MEAL, logistics and finance teams and adhering to required procedures in implementing program activities on a timely, transparent and accountable manner.
  • Managing, supporting, coordinating and appraising EFSVL staff appropriately, effectively and according to policy and procedures to increase understanding and build capacity on livelihoods and food security issues within the team and with partners where necessary.
  • To work with teams to develop clear, realistic and achievable work plans for EFSVL interventions
  • To contribute to Concept Notes and draft proposals for funding as required
  • To provide timely the information for the Sitreps, prepare the EFSVL sections of interim and other reports (e.g.: Interim, final, Weekly Market Monitoring, etc.)
  • To continuously scan/assess the context, and adapt the programme and team composition as required by the context, security aspect always prioritized.
  • Actively take lead in community targeting and registration of beneficiaries
  • To encourage mainstreaming of Gender and Protection into livelihoods early recovery programming by increasing knowledge of the staff, community structures and beneficiary communities through trainings/awareness raising activities and incorporating gender data in program monitoring and design.
  • To gather and manage program information effectively, ensuring accurate, easily accessible records maintenance and filing by programme team members.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, to monitor the impact of our work on the target beneficiaries, report on output indicators of all aspect of our work and also agree on strategy within the programme for monitoring.
  • To coordinate with other agencies, particularly those undertaking EFSVL programmes including Food Distributions, UTC, CFW, Vouchers, livelihood protection and promotion activities including agricultural and livestock support.
  • To represent Oxfam in area cluster meetings and in meetings with government or other NGOs
  • To prepare situation reports and other project progress reports as required.
  • To take on any roles assigned as agreed with the PM and EFSVL Coordinator, in line with Oxfam Goals.

Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field of food security and livelihoods (Agriculture Economics, business administration, Community development, social sciences etc.)
  • Minimum of at least four (4) years in relief and /or development work with INGO / NGO/ or
  • Government, and knowledge and experience of work in EFSL interventions, including market based and cash transfer programmes (vouchers included), Experience of in kind food or other items distributions;
  • Experience and knowledge of Livelihood asset protection and recovery activities in emergency and post-emergency situations.
  • Good understanding of Resilience approaches.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and ability to work and build a good team and team spirit. Strong mentoring and capacity building skills. Ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive and responsive to a continuously changing environment.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong commitment to social justice, promoting gender awareness and equality.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring UTC, CfW and Voucher programmes This includes designing all necessary formats and training staff in the implementing CTP.
  • Proven experience in post distribution monitoring and price monitoring.
  • Proven experience in market assessment and analysis.
  • Good communicator in English – both written and oral as well as a good listener.
  • Good community participation skills – PRA and other methodologies, good negotiating capacities.
  • Already worked in conflict zone and complex crisis areas, difficult rural locations, able to work and deliver under stress;
  • Strong project cycle skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning.
  • Financial monitoring skills
  • Proven computer competence and conversant with data management (spreadsheets);
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organisation.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of NGO programming in emergencies
  • Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s cash programme work
  • Fluency in written and English

Equal Opportunity:
“Oxfam is an equal–opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
etc.”

 

 

Job Title: Public Health Promotion Team Leader (National position)
Location:
 Borno – Mubi, Borno – Gwoza
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme Technical
Reports To: International PHE TL
Staff reporting to this post: PHE officers and assistants
Band: C2 National
Duration: Six (6) Months with possibility of extension.
Job Purpose

  • To enable Oxfam quickly respond to the Public Health Promotion needs of the conflict affected communities in the North East of Nigeria. The work involves in the immediate stage; assessment of the situation and the implementation of public health measures required to alleviate the plight of the people affected by the emergency in Nigeria.

Team Purpose

  • To protect public health of IDP’s and host communities in Borno, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe States in North East Nigeria through delivery of an integrated WASH response.

Dimensions

  • Work pattern requires significant planning input but requires a high degree of flexibility.
  • Required to make sound judgments regularly within agreed processes using management and technical knowledge, a good understanding of the team and the facilities of the team.
  • Communication with internal staff and coordination with external contacts / target audiences to support and plan operational work.
  • Problem solving activities using professional or technical knowledge
  • Makes complex technical information accessible and useable by non-specialists
  • Develop a shared analysis of local issues, contacts and key players
  • Impact and influence within the team and Oxfam allocated camps/host communities, but also monitor trends in returnee settlements and foster strong external relations with other agencies responding in target areas
  • Analysis and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning
  • Analysis and communication of the wider context
  • Supervising resources within defined boundaries or a specialist area, which may include people, assets and/or budgets.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the quality of programme work
  • Carry-on ongoing assessments and propose adequate and adapted program to context/population needs.
  • Ability to contribute to proposals/reporting (sitrep)/lessons learned
  • Update monthly and weekly activity planning in collaboration with EFSVL/Protection and Log/HR/Fin.
  • Knowledge required includes broad understanding of and their relevance to own specialism.
  • Short, medium and long term planning is required in the context of changing priorities and
  • contributes to humanitarian response strategy.

Skills and Competences
The post holder may be required to do some or all of the following, depending on the context:
General:

  • To manage or support PHP activities in the areas where Oxfam is responding
  • To directly manage PHP staff which are in the same geographical area in the field office
  • To assist in programme design and to provide technical support to write proposals for short term.
  • To ensure that all Oxfam’s work is to a suitable standard as laid out in the Oxfam minimum requirements document.
  • As part of a multi disciplinary team, carry out rapid and ongoing assessments of the public health risks faced by communities affected by emergencies. Make recommendations for response interventions which are consistent with Oxfam’s policies and guidelines.
  • Identify and assess the current resources and capacity of national teams and counterparts, humanitarian agencies and government authorities to respond to the public health needs arising from the emergency. Identify any unmet needs likely to present risks to the health of the affected population.
  • Lead and task manage a team of national public health promoters to implement and monitor appropriate health promotion interventions in emergency contexts.
  • To ensure there is regular communication between the PHE and PHP teams but also Protection and EFSVL Team at each sub office where information can be transferred and shared between the different projects.
  • Work in close collaboration with Gender and MEAL team Support for Public Health initiatives in Oxfam’s Humanitarian response programmes
  • Implement health promotion initiatives appropriate to the context. This will involve working in close collaboration with engineering colleagues to ensure that technical and social aspects of WASH programming are closely integrated and with EFSVL and Protection colleagues to maximise the potential for cohesive programming for protection crisis – under-nutrition response and cholera outbreak.
  • Engage with women and men in the affected population in the assessment, planning, implementation and monitoring of public health activities and play a key role in ensuring that communities are informed and consulted about Oxfam’s work and have opportunities to give their views on, and influence programme activities.
  • Contribute towards planning and proposal writing in order to provide clear objectives and establish indicators for monitoring and evaluating the programme including indicators relating to participation and gender.
  • Plan weekly and monthly activity and ensure closely communication and collaboration with support department as logistic, finance and HR.

Programme learning and reporting:

  • Write regular reports adhering to Oxfam reporting formats at intervals to be decided by the line manager.
  • Document meeting minutes for any internal and external coordination meetings, or agreements with other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to donor reporting, budgeting and new proposals when required

Coordination and representation:

  • Act, on occasion and as acting , coordinating public health activities within Oxfam and with external agencies. Share good practice examples from Oxfam PH programmes at interagency coordination meetings and TWIG
  • Contributing to programme quality standards
  • Ensure that work aims to meet Sphere Standards and adheres to Oxfam’s emergency guidelines and protocols.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and promotes the full and equal participation of women.
  • Represent Oxfam to other agencies and authorities, including the WASH Sector where this is operating, and if requested provide briefings to other Oxfam departments (Media, Advocacy and Policy) teams in agreement with the local manager.
  • Contribute to programme reviews and evaluations where appropriate

Essential

  • A suitable mix of qualification and experience in any discipline relating to Public Health Promotion or Social Science. Experience could substitute for a formal qualification, but not vice versa.
  • At least 2 years experience of working with local partners and an understanding of community-based and gender-sensitive approaches to water sanitation and hygiene behaviour change work in emergency relief or development programmes
  • Ability to lead a team under rapidly changing circumstances, heavy workload, and wideranging roles and responsibilities and work closely with support team (logistic, finance, HR)
  • Ability to work in the field in potentially contentious situations with local community leaders and partners and draw on local knowledge.
  • Proven analytical, organisation and planning skills, as well as the ability to take initiative and identify priority areas for work.
  • Ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines
  • Must have a good understanding of the public health needs of poor rural and urban communities and of appropriate ways of tackling them. The post holder must be aware of and sensitive to the particular needs of women in this context.
  • Have the capacity to come up with innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work in the field in potentially contentious situations with local community leaders and partners and draw on local knowledge.
  • The post holder should be at ease in working with local people. Well developed interpersonal, team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations, rapid changing circumstances and wide-ranging roles and responsibilities.
  • The ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations.
  • Knowledge of assessment and reporting methods. Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Good spoken and written English essential. Speaks local language.
  • Computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft word, power point and excel.
  • Knowledge of different working standards/qualities including sphere.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action, and to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae as one attachment in English with the position title and location as the subject of your email.

Note

  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • Completed applications should reach us before the closing date
  • Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2017.

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