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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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    • Open Jobs
      1. Finance Officer – Voice
      2. Governance and Influencing Officer
    • Method of Application

    Finance Officer – Voice

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 8169
    Location: Abuja
    Internal Job Grade: Finance Officer (D1)
    Contract type: 1-year Fixed Term
    Job Family: Business Support
    Reporting to: Finance Manager    

    Job Purpose

    • The Finance Officer will support the delivery of all financial management functions according to Oxfam Financial Manual, including but not limited to petty cash management, timesheets recording, monthly payroll processing, and the monitoring of financial activities and requirements as they relate specifically to Oxfam’s relationship with partner organizations.
    • S/he will check all expense supporting documentation to ensure compliance with the organization’s policies and related law, prior to obtaining approvals and payment processing.
    • S/he will coordinate and act as a focal point for issues relating to finance for the VOICE project.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
    Financial Planning, Budgeting, and reporting:

    • Assist in the preparation of the phased budget for the project. –
    • Review budget, activity plans, and partnership agreements to ensure compliance with donor requirements and Oxfam policies and procedures.
    • Assist with regular forecasting of project budget utilization and in effectively managing the resources for the respective projects.
    • Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments, and supporting documentation for inclusion in project budget planning.
    • Supports on the finance implementation of projects.
    • Coordinates with Finance Manager on the finance implementation of the grants implemented by counterparts.
    • Prepares monthly financial progress reports (budget monitoring reports) for the project, and provides all relevant parties with effective budget analysis.
    • Support and advice program team on all relevant finance issues regarding project management.
    • Produce accurate, complete, and consistent financial accounts, comments, and supporting documentation for inclusion in donor reports, ensuring that all donor reporting deadlines are met and that reports adhere to donor requirements.

    Financial Transaction and Cash Management:

    • Ensure the management of cash and treasury including timely and accurate payments of suppliers and locally hired short and long-term staff. Ensure cash and banks accounts are regularly reconciled. Manage and oversee projects inventory, capital equipment and issues related to offices and guest houses management
    • Ensure detailed and accurate records of all financial transactions are maintained physically and electronically in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles
    • Check accuracy, completeness, and validity of financial data before payment and posting into Finance system.
    • Review payment vouchers to ensure that correct budget codes are charged and also approvals have been made with appropriate delegated authority.

    Financial Control & Risk Management:

    • Support the development of risk mitigation strategies in order to eliminate loss or fraud.
    • Carry out financial/ compliance risk assessment of financial and organisational systems of partner organisations according to Oxfam’s partner assessment tools, in line with donor requirements.
    • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
    • Maintain an effective reports monitoring system, ensuring adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.
    • Highlight and indicate financial processes that need to be changed to optimize group value.

    Donor and Partner Management:

    • Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
    • Visit partner organisations to fully understand the context and operating environment they work in to ensure effective support is provided.
    • Participate in regular meetings with partner organisations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

    Educational, Experience & Competence
    Essential:

    • First degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or any Social Science discipline.
    • Minimum of 5 years experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, bookkeeping cash management, budget development, statutory requirements and standard accounts
    • 2 years proven knowledge and experience of grant accounting and sound experience with donors funding regulations, procedures, and reporting requirements
    • Monthly WHT report preparation/submission to TAX inspection; compiling financial documents for audit reviews as needed
    • Strong numerical skills and experience using a computerised financial management information system
    • Good analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting software, etc.)
    • A critical focus on providing a superior service level to managers and colleagues and delivering agreed results within time and budget constraints and to expected standards
    • Excellent organization skills and flexible approach to planning comprehensively, managing and prioritizing effectively a high workload and multiple tasks and deadline
    • Ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through
    • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with a proven proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems and suggesting improvements that continuously seek to provide a better service to Oxfam.
    • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English
    • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organizations
    • Proven experience as a team worker and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues
    • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work

    Desirable:

    • Recognized accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and relevant post qualification experience
    • Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s (or similar organisation’s) program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors
    • Knowledge and / or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards and tools

    Key Attributes:

    • Ability to analyse, interpret and act on complex information from varied and diverse sources.
    • Delivery orientation and ability to inspire and work collaboratively and build cohesive relationships with others to achieve outcomes
    • Identifying and establishing opportunities for engagement and influencing with various stakeholders with the view to being able to influence an organisation’s agenda
    • Well-developed conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward way and influencing this to a wider audience
    • Strong interpersonal and representation skills including good team work, and experience of working in multi-cultural and virtual teams
    • Personable and professional approach when working with others internally and externally
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports including effectiveness in representation and the ability to translate policy into clearly written material for decision-makers
    • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
    • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
    • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

    Organisational Values:

    • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
    • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
    • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

    Key Behavioral Competencies:

    • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
    • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities, we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
    • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
    • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
    • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
    • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
    • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
    • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well-unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
    • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
    • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
    • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
    • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

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    Governance and Influencing Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Bauchi
    • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

    Requisition ID: 8167
    Location: Bauchi
    Internal Job Grade: D1
    Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
    Reporting to: Project Manager
    Staff reporting directly to this post: None
    Key relationships/interactions: Project Officers, PMU Staff, Local NGO and Government Partners

    Team Purpose

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

    Job Purpose

    • To lead the development and implementation of LINE project’s advocacy and influencing work in Bauchi State linking with national, regional and global Oxfam advocacy and influencing initiatives.

    Job Responsibilities
    Technical

    • To design and develop LINE project’s approach to governance and influencing work, as part of the Oxfam overall strategy.
    • To lead the implementation of LINE Project’s advocacy and influencing campaigns working in collaboration and with support from Oxfam Country Office and with the project’s key implementing partners.
    • To liaise closely with the other Project Officers and Partners to ensure advocacy is rooted in all LINE project activities.
    • To compile, document and share the project’s lessons learnt, best practices and success case studies/stories for and with a wide range of audiences, locally, nationally and abroad.
    • Other duties commensurate with the post.

    Key Tasks
    Design and development of advocacy and campaigning:

    • To work with the Project Manager, other Officers , and Partners to develop advocacy and influencing strategies that are in line with the LINE project objectives as outlined in the Governance strategy and overall Oxfam advocacy and influencing strategies.
    • To take the lead within LINE project for the development and coordination of all advocacy, influencing and campaigning activities and work with all relevant partners to ensure advocacy outcomes are met.
    • To identify, work with, and collaborate, where necessary, with relevant civil society organisations and government offices in and around Bauchi State on advocacy, influencing and campaigning on improving the business enabling environment.
    • To establish a monitoring framework that tracks and documents changes and impacts related to advocacy, influencing and campaigning activities under the LINE project in line with Oxfam’s Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN).
    • To advise the Project Management Unit on the development of reactive and opportunistic policy statements as required.

     Lead implementation of advocacy, influencing and campaigns:

    • To develop LINE project’s profile with international development advocacy forums working in close collaboration with the PMU and the Oxfam country office.
    • To establish and develop relationships with relevant high-profile influencers, including but not limited to Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Local Government Chairs, civil servants, think tanks, etc.
    • To work closely with the LINE project officers and Oxfam country office to develop popular advocacy, influencing and campaigns materials.
    • To represent LINE project at relevant public events and in the media, including speaking at supporter events after due clarification from the Project Manager.

    Rooting advocacy and campaigning in local partnerships:

    • To work closely with the PMU to understand the ‘voices’ of LINE project partners on advocacy-related issues.
    • To identify, work with and mentor local implementing partners on advocacy, influencing and campaign activities.
    • To ensure LINE Project advocacy and influencing work supported through local partners is incorporated into Oxfam country office advocacy, influencing and campaigning where appropriate.
    • In association with the relevant officer(s), to identify any potential impact of LINE Project’s advocacy or influencing or campaigning on our local partners and advise the PMU.
    • To provide targeted advocacy, influencing and campaigning support to LINE project partners as required.
    • To undertake partner visits as required.

    Supplementary duties:

    • To work closely with all relevant parts of the project as appropriate to ensure that tasks deliver what is required both within the organisation and to our supporters and other stakeholders.
    • To play an active part in the wider LINE project team by offering help and support as required.
    • To undertake any other tasks that may be regarded as appropriate for a role of this nature within the organisation.
    • To travel as required and represent LINE project at appropriate forums, both nationally and internationally.

    Other:

    • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
    • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

    Job Requirements
    Education:

    • University degree or equivalent (e.g. significant practical experience)

    Experience:

    • Experience of developing and delivering policy advocacy strategies and influencing policy change.
    • Experience of working with senior influencers.
    • Experience of advocacy and campaigning in a similar role.
    • Experience of developing popular campaign materials.
    • Experience in documenting change and lessons learnt through success stories, case studies, learning manuals, etc.

    Personal attributes:

    • Self- motivated and able to work under pressure and prioritise effectively.
    • Good team player and prepared to contribute to the overall success of the organisation.
    • “Can do” attitude.
    • Attention to detail.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Demonstrable negotiation, influencing and relationship-building skills.
    • Skilled at communicating in a clear, concise and compelling manner to a wide range of audiences.
    • Excellent written and spoken English and Hausa.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Proven organisational and administrative skills.
    • Computer literate in Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Desirable:

    • Cultural awareness of Northern Nigeria and/or experience withf the issues of the region.
    • Proven ability of planning and carrying out training sessions.
    • Creative and innovative approach

    Key Attributes:

    • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
    • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
    • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

    Organisational Values:

    • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
    • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
    • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

    Key Behavioral Competencies:

    • Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
    • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
    • Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
    • Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building a relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
    • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
    • Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.  We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
    • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with a lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
    • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well-unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
    • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
    • Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
    • Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
    • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organization’s goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

    Method of Application

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    Note

    • All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.
    • Due to the urgency of this vacancy, applications will be reviewed as received and the vacancy could be closed earlier than the date indicated.
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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