Oxfam in Nigeria and International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED): Improving Fuel Wood Balance Project
Oxfam is a confederation of 17 Affiliates committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Livelihood, Basic Social Services, Humanitarian programming, Gender Justice / Female Leadership and Good governance, adopting a rights based approach. The International Centre for Energy, Environment & Development (ICEED) is a Nigerian think tank focused on addressing climate change and promoting clean energy through policy research, advocacy and communication on the low carbon economy.
Oxfam and ICEED, with funding support from the European Union and the National Planning Commission (NPC) as the contracting authority, are collaborating in the implementation of a four year project on renewable energy production, including Agro-forestry. The project is aimed at sustainably improving the fuel-wood balance and resilience of livelihoods of rural households in 7 LGAs in Katsina state by increasing wood supply through farmer managed natural regeneration whilst reducing fuel wood demand through dissemination and use of fire wood efficient stoves. While Oxfam is responsible for the delivery of the Agro-forestry component, ICEED is charged with managing that of the efficient cookstoves, with the two organizations working in close collaboration.
DIVISION / DEPARTMENT / LOCATION: West Africa Region, Abuja
JOB FAMILY: Program
Salary: Based on the National Salary Scale of Nigeria Country Office
Level: D, Zone 1 (National), 1 year
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering
TEAM PURPOSE: To deliver Oxfam’s strategic and operational emergency/resilient food security and livelihood priorities in Nigeria and ensure innovative and quality programme which is shared within Nigeria, the West Africa Region and beyond.
To ensure quality and impact of the country’s work on resilient livelihoods and food security through: supporting the design and implementation of EFSL and resilient livelihoods programs, facilitation of technical support and capacity building of Oxfam and partners’ teams, provision of sound national analysis and supporting linkages from program work to policy influence. The EFSL Officer will be the main liaison person for EFSL programming between Oxfam, relevant stakeholders and Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) involved in the Food Security and Livelihoods programs. S/he will ensure that the notion of “gender at the heart of our work” is present in all work s/he takes forward.
8 years post graduate working experience
BSc in Agriculture and related courses.
DIVISION / DEPARTMENT / LOCATION: International Division/ West Africa/Abuja
JOB FAMILY: Advocacy and Campaigns,
SALARY: Based on the National Salary Scale of Nigeria Country Office
LEVEL: C2 (National), Fixed Term 1 year
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering
The Nigeria Country Team works on programs focussed on economic justice, gender justice, humanitarian and good governance. The Research, Policy and Advocacy team’s purpose is to lead and provide support to Oxfam’s influencing work to maximise the impact of its work at local, national, regional and global levels.
The Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will have a solid understanding of the context in Nigeria and of the tools that Oxfam can use to influence political change and achieve its objectives (these tools include: lobbying, advocacy, media, research, policy briefs, and digital communications tools). She/he will support Oxfam’s efforts to design and implement advocacy, campaign and communications strategies that enable Oxfam and its partners to influence pro-poor and equitable change. The Research, Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will support Oxfam’s programmes in Nigeria by delivering high quality research, policy and advocacy work on key poverty issues, through a strong research capacity at national level, and engagement with influential regional research institutions. She/he is expected to play the role of both a ‘project manager’ and ‘expert practitioner’ on research, policy and advocacy.
BSc Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy or Government
8 – 10 years post graduate working experience.
DIVISION / DEPARTMENT / LOCATION: International / West Africa / Abuja
JOB FAMILY: Programme
SALARY: £25,596- £35,000 net depending on experience + benefits (medical, pension, relocation and 50% accommodation)
GRADE: National Plus C1, 12 months
All qualified Nigerian Nationals encouraged to apply
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
TEAM PURPOSE: To work directly with Oxfam's beneficiaries, government, donors and partners to overcome poverty and suffering; and to advocate and campaign for policy, knowledge, attitude and practice change to help achieve Oxfam's strategic change objectives, the West Africa regional business plan and the Nigeria joint country analysis and strategy.
JOB PURPOSE: To manage Oxfam GB livelihood and private sector engagement programme in Nigeria and lead on related strategy development.The livelihood and Private Sector Programme Manager will be the main liaison person for livelihood and private sector activities between Oxfam GB and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development officials and Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector involved in livelihood and private sector programs and may assist them in coordinating livelihood and private sector activities.
Post-holder reports to Oxfam GB – Head of Programs
Directly manages staff dedicated to the livelihood programme: The composition of the livelihood team and size of budget to manage are expected to evolve.
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Directly responsible for management of livelihood programme budgetranging from GBP 1-10 million per year.
Leadership of Oxfam GB livelihood programme management at all levels (strategic, tactical and operational) ensuring that the programme is driven by primary stakeholder needs and interests
As a member of the OGB Country Management Team, contribute to overall development of longer-term strategy and management of the Oxfam GB programme in Nigeria
Act as lead of the Private Sector working group among all Oxfam affiliates in Nigeria, and play a significant role in the coordination with other Oxfam affiliates involved in livelihood programme and related work
Coordinate with humanitarian response team and affiliates to ensure coherence between Oxfam humanitarian and livelihood programmes
Keep up to date with national and regional trends in order to fully understand the context within which OGB operates (present and future)
Be active on donor landscaping and intelligence gathering
Prepare capacity statements, concept notes and project proposals ensuring they are aimed at achieving resilient income and food security for small holder farmers especially women and youth
Ensure that proposals developed for specific calls are in line with fundraising targets and priorities of the programme.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports to be submitted to Oxfam and existing as well as potential donors.
Programme management and implementation
Ensure programmes and projects achieve their planned outcomes, and provide an effective framework for project work
Pro-actively share information within the Nigeria and livelihood programme teams and ensure that team members are coordinating effectively over activity planning implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning
Ensure adherence to Oxfam quality standards and integration of best practice in livelihood programme in close liaison with Oxfam technical advisers, finance, M&E and other support staff
Ensure that programme information systems are maintained accurately and up to date
Ensure delivery of programme reports, project reports and donor reports to quality standards and deadlines
Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is gender-sensitive, and promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.
Commission and supervise research or analysis to underpin programming and advocacy on rural livelihood and related areas
Share information within region and to other Oxfam colleagues related to livelihood programme and advocacy issues in Nigeria
Partnership management and external relationships
Build and manage relationships and partnerships with producer organisations, NGOs, research institutions, private sector and other key stakeholders in the Agricultural and rural sectors in Nigeria.
Provide and facilitate technical support, training and information to partners to enable them to effectively use Oxfam resources and best practices in programme implementation
Represent Oxfam in coordination meetings and some external relationships with donors and other key stakeholders
Ensure regular communication with counterparts and government organisations.
Line manage Oxfam GB Livelihood and Private sector programme staff
Provide and facilitate technical support, training and information to Livelihood and Private sector programme staff and partners to enable them to effectively use Oxfam resources as well as best practices in programme planning and implementation
Direct responsibility for budget management of up to 1- 10 million GBP programme per year including significant donor funds.
Ensure that budgets are drawn up for all activities, and that costs are kept within budgets, providing a monthly financial summary and quarterly analysis of trends.
Recommend and approve Oxfam grants within strategic priorities.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
(E) Essential, (D) Desirable
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until January 15th, 2015. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible before the deadline for the best chance of moving forward.
If you are interested in this position please email your application letter and Curriculum vitae in English to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of The Recruiter, no later than January 15, 2015.
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