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  • Posted on: 11 August, 2011 Deadline: 30 September, 2011
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  • To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering
    To raise funds for Oxfam GB and ON's programming in  Nigeria and Ghana; to build relationship with potential donors; to develop programs with staff and partners; to ensure quality and consistency in relationships with institutional donors; and to support programme teams, in planning and managing their funds

    Oxfam Institutional Funding Officer (Nigeria/Ghana) 

    Responsibilities
    In collaboration with the Dakar  based OGB Regional Programme Funding Team (RPF) and The Hague based ON External Funding (EFU) team, support the OGB Count 
    Programme Teams Nigeria and Ghana (50%) & ON Nigeria Desk (50%) to manage DC and established relationships with donors for development and advocacy & when relevant humanitarian work in two countries in West Africa. To identify opportunities for fund-raising with institutional donors and private sector. Provide specialist information, internally and externally to donors in order to meet the Oxfam affiliate funding strategy objectives for the two countries. Ensure skill transfer, training & provide tile quality check in Nigeria and Ghana for delivery of quality concept notes, full proposals and grant compliance & assist in editing where needed. Organize staff & partner meetings for program development purposes. Organize grant compliance & monitoring information for
    program staff.
     
    A small program development budget will be available for research, documentation communication process 

    Dimensions
    1   Manages new and existing program development and fund-raising processes 
    2   Facilitates and organises program development processes involving Oxfam staff a counterparts (both content & budget dimensions) 
    3  Good communication and facilitation skills for multi-actor processes 
    4   Collate information from a defined range of sources (external and internal) for colleague 
    5   Deals with people both externally and internally to influence adherence to Oxfam ways working         
    6   Frequent internal and /external negotiations 
    Representation and acquisition                 
    7  Mobilize specific technical and professional knowledge in program development, and provide this to colleagues on grant management; significant training/capacity building 
    non-specialist staff in funding responsibilities. 
    8  Responsible for supporting tile development and/or implementation of a funding strategy for Oxfam OB's programmes in Nigeria and Ghana (50%) and for Oxfam Novib's programmes in Nigeria(SO%)                       
    9   Responsible for developing good relationships with key potential donors in these two countries & pro-actively identify funding potentials Nigeria and Ghana, including advising & guiding Oxfam OBION colleagues on country funding plans and donor liaison 
    10  Support Oxfam country colleagues OGB/ON in tbe development and submission of donor proposals for Nigeria and Ghana.                      
    11  Conduct aquality check on all proposals & reports. 
    Supporting and delegating quality contract management, including' donor reporting, in collaboration with the Oxfam colleagues.                         
    12   Deliver training and support country offices with project cycle management and donor contract management according to capacity building plans in order to strengthen relationships with key donors, this in collaboration with OGB's RPFT and ON's EFU units. 
    13  Represent Oxfam (GBlON) as required with donors 
    Understand and maintain Oxfam in Nigeria I Ghana donor database & give advise on bow 
    to develop this for Oxfarn                            
    14 Coordinate and share information with OGB and ON HQ, including attending planning and training meetings and upholding standards.
     
    Qualifications                   
    1   University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level. 
    2   At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation, pref. with NGOs                       
    3   Three years experience of raising funds, preparing project proposals for DFID, EU and other institutional donors which are predominant in Nigeria and Ghana , preferably for NGOs as well as experience with donors' roles and regulations in order to ensure grant compliance             
    4    Significant capacity building and training experience 
    5    High level numeracy, budgeting, financial reporting and IT skills 
    6   Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets 
    7   Organisational awareness - understanding how to get what information and who to keep informed                                 
    8   Excellent research skills -knowledge of bow to find new sources of funding for advocacy work                    
    9  Good communication skills - both written and verbal experience of writing proposals and reports                       
    10    Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of funding and contract compliance & able to facilitate training sessions 
    11 Ability to represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions, good networking skills 
    12   Influencing skills and tenacity                             
    Good administrative skills and ability to follow departmental procedures 
    13  Experience with project cycle management (planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, learning)                              
    14  Educated to degree level                       
    15   Fluency in written and spoken English                            
    16  Knowledge of NGO . programming   in development/campaigning and if possible emergencies      
    17    Knowledge or experience of Oxfam's and civil society programme work an advantage. 
    18   Regular travel within Nigeria/Ghana is compulsary and to Head Offices OGB in UK and ON in The Hague may be required. 
    19 The Salary will be paid in Naira.      

    METHOD OF APPLICATION
    Qualified candidate should submit their CV and cover note to abujahr@oxfam.org.uk  Not later than 30th September, 2011 from the date of this publication.
    Oxfam  GB is an equal employer of labour
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