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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 7, 2022
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  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and what it considers injustice around the world. In all Oxfam's actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influen...
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    Prosell Project Assistant

    Requisition ID: 11042 
    Location: Project LGAs in Taraba, Nigeria
    Job Family: Program
    Internal Job Grade: E1- national
    Contract type: Fixed Term
    Reporting to: Project Manager
    Staff reporting to this post: None

    Team Purpose

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

    Job Purpose

    • Oxfam seeks to fill the position of Project Assistant – Taraba state project office for her EU-funded PROSELL project which aims at building food security and resilience in Taraba State.
    • The project will build resilience of small-scale farmers, fishermen and livestock owners (women, youth, and vulnerable households) in commodity value chain and rural enterprise in 6 LGAs of Taraba State.
    • The jobholder will support the Project Manager in managing Oxfam-EU funded PROSELL Project and other assigned related strategy development activities. He or she will work closely with the project team  in monitoring and reporting all project activities between Oxfam and relevant stakeholders involved in the project implementation.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensuring the delivery of agreed planned strategies in the project communities to achieve targets that will have significant impact.
    • Supporting  the maintenance of effective partnerships with NGOs, government line ministries and relevant stakeholders for long-term sustainability of the PROSELL project.
    • Represent PROSELL Project Manager in community  meetings and some external engagements in relation to the PROSELL project as will be assigned to him or her by the Project Manager.
    • Support in Planning  of  fundraising, and ensure proper reporting of activities and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders.
    • Ensure that the notion of “women’s rights at the heart of Oxfam’s work” is enshrined  in all the work s/he undertakes.
    • Support in assessing community food security situations, and suggesting effective ways of designing, implementing, and scaling up Food Security and Livelihood activities.
    • Support in  the development of PROSELL  project’s Procurement plans, in coordination with the Project Manager.
    • Maintains Oxfam’s procedures by keeping  project records and documentation.
    • Conducts him/her self within the provisions of  Oxfam’s code of conduct and policy(ies). 
    • Reports all  Project activities  and progress to the Project Manager.
    • Tracks and records all  relevant  information/figures necessary for reporting
    • Documents all project lessons learned and best practices.
    • Supports in reviewing and updating project work plans, including implementing partner’s work plans.
    • Supports with the development of monthly project report, project implementation follow-up, field visits reports and weekly plans.
    • Leads on  daily follow-up on monthly and weekly planning of activities in coordination with the project Manager.
    • Performs any other duties assigned by the Project Manager

    Job Requirements
    Essential:

    Education:

    • Minimum of First Degree in Agriculture, Agric-economics, Food Security, Climate Change or any related field of study.

    Experience & Competence:

    • 3- 4 years’ experience in implementing agriculture value chain  projects..
    • Proven experience in project cycle management, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance.
    • Very good understanding of Nigeria’s agriculture policy processes including budgeting and community engagement.
    • Ability of working with networks, coalitions and in complex and diverse partnership approaches across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening of partner organizations and coordination structures.
    • Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding and excellent financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting, controlling, and financial risks.
    • Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
    • Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel etc.).
    • Commitment to policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of  work.
    • Understanding of and commitment to One Program Approach (linking development & influencing work).Experience in working in a multi-national/ cultural environment..
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Good organising and documentation skills

    Desirable:
    Key Attributes:

    • Fluent in both written and spoken English and one of the main local languages widely spoken in northern Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Oxfam on career2.successfactors.eu to apply

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