Oxfam Novib (the Netherlands) vacancies
OXFAM PURPOSE: Oxfam Novib is committed to ridding the world of poverty. We have a conviction that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve the general public also in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development issues and apply a gender justice and rights based approach to all our work.
Oxfam Novib (the Netherlands) is currently looking for the below position:
1. Program, Officer, Good Governance/ Niger Delta Program in Nigeria
Location: Duty station Nigeria (Abuja), also local travel
Duration: One year
G. Strategic development financing
The development and management of the portfolio of local partners and projects of the Oxfam Program in the Niger Delta.
Submits proposals for targets in the area of approvals, spending, specified by counterpart and country level and/or by theme.
Identifies relevant local partners, within set frameworks; appraises, together with the financial officer and any other programme officer, the project proposals, the organisation and management capacities of local partners, plans on result and makes proposals on the (way of) financing.
Monitors and evaluations the implementation of programs by local partners, retrieves and registers the results achieved. Records them in SAP. Discusses relevant developments and the implementation and priorities within programs.
Applies conflict and gender sensitive programming in the Niger Delta Program and ensures integration thereof in the other three Country Programs.
H. Institutional funding / project development
The development and implementation of projects and programs back-donors (could) finance.
Writes and develops a project plan, including the deployment of people, systems and resources. Identifies potential donors.
Assesses partner organisations for Special Projects and any other projects in the consortium framework.
Implements and monitors the agreements reached with the consortium or the implementation partners, such that donor wishes and demands are fulfilled.
Provides proactively for communication and information transfer around the project to (potential) donors, co-operation partners, head office and other Oxfams.
I. Thematic and/or policy priorities
Initiates elaboration and implementation of thematic policy priorities within the Promoting Transparency/ Good Governance policy of Oxfam (Novib). Signals local and regional opportunities for co-operation that contribute to the goals of Oxfam (Novib). Develops and maintains partnerships.
Takes part in relevant Oxfam (Novib) working and project groups, primarily for reasons of thematic knowledge, with input from partner organisations, and is capable of fulfilling the role of project leader.
Skills & Competence
A University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level.
At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation, preferably with NGOs
At least 3 years experience of raising funds and preparing project proposals for institutional donors which are predominant in Nigeria, as well as experience with donors’ rules and regulations in order to ensure grant compliance
High level numeracy, budgeting, narrative reporting and IT skills
Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve contract targets / Organisational awareness understanding how to get what information and who to keep informed
Knowledge of innovative methodologies and up-to-date information on Transparency/ Good Governance programming
Good communication skills both written and verbal; experience of writing proposals and reports
Experience of capacity building NGO staff in all aspects of project cycle management (planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, gender, learning) & able to facilitate training sessions
Influencing skills, diplomacy and tenacity
Good administrative skills and ability to follow departmental procedures
Fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of NGO programming in development/campaigning
Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s and civil society program work an advantage.
Regular travel within Nigeria, in particular to Niger Delta states is compulsory and to Head Office Oxfam Novib in The Hague may be required.
More information and application procedure
Are you interested, send your written application in English, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number as follows:
5-148 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-147 to: email@example.com
5-145 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-144 to: email@example.com
5-146 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention the above to Shabinah Asgarali, Recruiter, on or before July 25, 2012.
For more information about the procedure you can contact Shabinah Asgarali, +31703421868 for more information about the job content you can contact Ale.Dijkstra@oxfamnovib.nl , FeliciaHudig@oxfamnovib.nl or 31703421670 the interviews will take place in week 33-34(12th-18th August 2012