NGO jobs at OXFAM for a Finance Manager

NGO jobs at OXFAM for a Finance Manager

oxfam_novib_logoOxfam Novib is an international non-profit organization committed to ridding the world of poverty. We believe that, once given the chance to do that people are able to build a life without poverty on their own. To do this, we work with local organizations to strengthen their capacity and provide strategic funding to local projects in developing countries. We lobby governments and companies also take into account the interests of the poorest people, and a campaign to involve men and women also in our work.


TITLE: Oxfam agent institutional funding (Nigeria)
DIVISION: International
JOB FAMILY: Fundraising
SERVICE: Oxfam GB and Oxfam Novib
LOCATION: Duty station Nigeria (Abuja)
SALARY: Salary range Naira net N 3648.088 – N 4924919
LEVEL: C2, the National Post.
Oxfam Objective: working with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

To raise funds for Oxfam GB and programs in Nigeria, to establish relationships with potential donors, to develop programs with staff and partners to ensure quality and consistency in relationships with donors institutional support and program teams in the planning and management of their funds

In collaboration with the Dakar-based OGB Regional Programme Funding (RPFT) and The Hague based on external funding (EFU) team, support from Oxfam Nigeria country program teams (50% OGB and 50%) to manage new and established relationships with donors for development and advocacy and when relevant humanitarian work in Nigeria. To identify opportunities for fundraising with institutional donors and the private sector. Provide internal and external specialized information for donors to meet funding goals affiliate of Oxfam’s strategy for Nigeria. Provide quality control in Nigeria for the delivery of quality concept notes, full proposals and assist in the writing when and where needed. Provide grant compliance guidelines for stakeholders in the country office of the various donor requirements Organize staff meetings and partner for development programs. Organize workshop grant compliance and monitoring information for staff and program partners. Support the efforts of writing proposals and managing their funds.

Post holder reports to the Oxfam Country Director in Nigeria Nigeria directly and liaise with Oxfam GB Regional Funding Unit and Finance Unit of Oxfam Novib in The Hague.


A small program development budget will be available for travel, research, documentation, communication purposes.
DIMENSIONS: manages the development of new and existing programs and fundraising processes
Facilitate and organize the process of developing programs involving Oxfam staff and partners (both the content and budget dimensions)
Good communication skills and facilitation of multi-stakeholder process
Gather information from a defined range of sources (internal and external) for colleagues.
Trafficking both externally and internally to influence adherence to Oxfam ways of working
Frequent external and internal negotiations /
Representation and acquisition
Mobilize specific technical and professional knowledge in program development, and provide to colleagues on grant management, strengthening training / significant strengthening of unskilled staff in funding responsibilities.

• Responsible for supporting the development and / or implementation of a funding strategy for Oxfam GB’s programs in Nigeria (50%) and Oxfam Novib’s program in Nigeria (50%)
• Responsible for developing relationships with key potential donors in Nigeria and proactively identify potential funding Nigeria, including advice and guidance Oxfam GB / ON colleagues country funding plans and donor relations
Support Oxfam colleagues OGB / ON countries in the development and submission of proposals for donors to Nigeria.
Perform quality control on all proposals and reports to support donors.
Supporting and delegating quality contract management, including reports of donors, in collaboration with the Oxfam colleagues.
Provide training and support country offices to manage the project cycle and contract management of donors according to plan capacity building to strengthen relationships with key donors, in collaboration RPFT of the ON and OGB Segmenty UFE.
Represent Oxfam (GB / ON) as required by donors
Understand and maintain Oxfam in Nigeria donor base and give advice on how to develop this for Oxfam
Coordinate and share information with OGB and the HQ, including attending planning meetings and training to meet the standards.

University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level.
At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of development cooperation, pref. with NGOs
Three years of experience in fundraising, preparation of project proposals for DFID, EU and other institutional donors which are predominant in Nigeria, preferably for NGOs as well as experience with rules and regulations of donors in order to ensure compliance with grant
Capacity building and training experience
Numeracy level, budgeting, financial reporting and IT skills
Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve the fundraising
Organizational Awareness – understand how to obtain that information and to keep informed
Excellent research skills – knowledge of how to find new sources of funding for advocacy
Good communication skills – both written and verbal; experience writing proposals and reports
The experience of non-finance staff capacity building in all aspects of funding and contract compliance and able to facilitate training sessions
Ability to represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions, good networking skills
Influencing skills and tenacity
Good administrative skills and the ability to follow departmental procedures
Experience in project cycle management (planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, learning)
Formed at diploma level.
Fluency in written and spoken English
Programming knowledge of NGOs in the development / campaign and if possible emergencies

OTHER: Knowledge or experience of Oxfam and program of work of civil society an advantage.
Regular travel within Nigeria, it is mandatory and offices in the UK and OGB ON in The Hague may be necessary.
The salary will be paid in Naira

If you are interested in this position please send a cover letter and
Curriculum vitae in English to the recruiter’s attention, by than18th June 2013.
Further inquiries about the position can be sent to Chinedu Ohanyido, Information Officer, @ chinedu.ohanyido

DATE deadline: June 18, 2013


NGO jobs at OXFAM for a Finance Manager — 1 Comment

  1. Hello there, please how can we get funding from the Oxfam NGO we are a new Ngo coming up. our Mission: U2CMADI via (FTS) is a vehicle to promote co-operation and co-ordination through a systematic sequence of mass enlightenment and sensitization campaigns in order to achieve sustainable and equitable national development through greater citizen participation in patriotism and nation building.
    Vision: To see all Nigerian deeply patriotic and skill filled. We believe that everyone on this earth is born with a specific purpose what is paramount is identifying yours and executing it. Fulfilling purpose comes with real satisfaction.We shall be inaugurating cum lunching the NGO “U2CMADI” on 1st October 2013 in Abuja. Theme: FLAG THE FLAG: LET’S TALK PATRIOTISM.YOU TOO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The President, National Assembly Members, Embassies organizations and States Governors will be in attendance as it is a matter of national interest; we have already taken the sensitization program to schools, churches and mosque as well as the general populace. We are equally encouraging, and given out our Nigerian flags to organizations and foreign missions whereby creating awareness on issues concerning contributing to the society.We will appreciate your deep involvement /sponsorship to see to the success of this vision/mission as we (government, individuals, and organizations) contribute to the nation building in every area. We are available at any time to elaborate on the forthcoming program

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