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Oxfam is convinced that people have the power to end poverty. All they need is an opportunity. Oxfam is committed to make sure everyone gets that chance. That is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to listen to the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve both men and women in our work. Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organizations that works together to increase the impact of its long term development and humanitarian responses.

COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Req ID: 1462
Full time/ 40 hours a week
Issuing of contract is subject to funding by our donors.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Compliance Coordinator, working under direct supervision of the Country Director, will ensure that Oxfam is able to maintain the integrity of all business operations/ transactions and activities through the development, implementation and continuous monitoring of the risk management and the control framework (systems, structures, policies and procedures). This is achieved by providing periodic appraisal of Oxfam Novib policies, procedures, plans, donor contract guidelines compliance within various functional areas.
The job holder will monitor actions agreed to address areas of high risk and/or control lapses observed.

MAIN TASKS
Strategic:
Accountable for the delivery of business systems, procedures and processes to enable the delivery of the risk and compliance strategy and objectives, in line with agreed key performance indicators and ensuring service level agreements are met where applicable.
Has delegated authority for decision making around risk and compliance matters, and is accountable for managing responses to internal audit and enquiries from external regulatory bodies.
Provide direction and strategic leadership for organizational change and development processes with a particular focus on ensuring that the business support functions (Finance, Logistics, Human Resources and ICT) adequately support the program teams.
Establish and/or refine and disseminate policies, systems and practices and provide training and guidance for effective management, procurement, disbursement and accounting for all financial resources in line with Oxfam global accounting policies, funder requirements and local law where required.
Ensure business support processes align with Oxfam in country Strategic Objectives and can be accomplished in an efficient manner.
Ensure shared understanding of, and creates organisation-wide awareness about, the various risks inherent in Oxfams business context and operations and works with various employee groups to develop and execute effective risk mitigation strategies.
Facilitate the evolution of a strong and effective risk management culture across the organisation to ensure all business activities are carried out in accordance with Oxfam policies, relevant industry regulations, country laws and risk management standards.

Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Donor Reporting:
Work in close coordination with the Program Managers to ensure full adherence to the grant management rules and donor compliance standards In coordination with Program Managers, prepare and track donor budgets and prepare modifications and activity realignments as necessary
In coordination with Program Managers and other unit heads, monitor performance and efficiency of on-going donor projects by analyzing country/project monthly spend rates and highlighting possible problem areas.
Validate monthly cost analysis and update cost ratios to ensure each donor bears the correct proportion of costs.
Track and reviews budgets in consultation with budget holders and finance team; conducts detailed activity status review and give input to CD and budget holders.
Lead monthly review and analysis of financial reports and reconciliations with attention to how resources can be better allocated to achieve program objectives.
Design and maintains internal systems that ensure accurate and timely reporting on financial and program performance.
Support with integration of systems and provide project management support, as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

You have a Bachelors/Masters degree in Accounting, Auditing, Economics, Business Administration or related discipline
Minimum of 8 years progressively responsible positions in an INGO finance/audit operations team with at least 3 years experience of managing compliance.
Proven knowledge of funder regulations, including Global Fund, DFID and USAID.
Strong analytical skills and experience with ERP systems required. Strong working of Ms. Word, Excel, Access)
Proven ability to influence activity at a senior level, taking initiative and working independently as well work as a team player; demonstrably cooperation with members of other teams, responding quickly and accurately to queries and issues.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.
A strong commitment to high standards of service delivery and customer care.
Good organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
Well-developed conceptual, critical, problem solving and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward, interesting way, and influencing this to a wider audience.
Proven leadership, project management and team building skills, including training, giving support and recognising expertise in others.
Commitment to Oxfas overall aims and policies and experience of promoting womens rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfams work.
Knowledge or appreciation of Nigeria in terms of its political, economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the region.

WHAT WE OFFER
Oxfam Novib is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between €2962 - to € 4557- gross based on 36 hours a week.

PROTECTION COORDINATOR

Req ID: 1501
Location: Maiduguri
Fulltime/ 40 hours a week
Issuing of contract is subject to funding by our donors.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To support the development and implementation of Oxfams humanitarian work by providing spe...t advice and support on humanitarian protection.
This will include implementing mainstreaming protection in the humanitarian response, supporting safe programming and undertaking gender-sensitive community-level protection activities in particular, protection monitoring and information dissemination and referrals guided by Oxfam’s policies and guidelines for managing information and the relevant professional standards in protection work.

MAIN TASKS
Programme Implementation:
Ensure the delivery of protection activities and provide technical support to the Protection Team Leader and Officers to undertake their responsibilities in line with their role and responsibility.
Join field protection officers in monitoring and analysing protection issues affecting populations in area of Oxfam operations.
Analyse protection concerns arising from Oxfam’s humanitarian response, provide recommendations on addressing them and throughout the process of addressing the protection concerns s/he must support continuous support to the relevant teams
Provide spe...t protection advice and support to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria, including regarding humanitarian access and engagement with armed non-state actors and ensuring independence and impartiality in providing services.
Support the management to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection throughout the humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria.
Provide technical support to WaSH, EFSVL and MEAL teams in integrating protection within theirprogrammatic tools, such as targeting criteria or PDM.
Support Protection Team Leaders and Officers in preparing and organizing community consultations and community based orientation sessions.
Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research.
Monitor protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation.
Provide technical and analytical advise to manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response.
Provide capacity-building on protection
Ensure program staff members are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs.
Organise and prepare protection analysis, if and when required, and draft the reports
Build proposals to ensure appropriate funding and response for protection activities
Review proposals to ensure protection is integrated and mainstreamed

Advocacy and Research:
Support protection-related advocacy researches and surveys in coordination with the Protection Coordinator and the Policy, Media, Advocacy and Campaigns department.
Inform the Policy, Media, Advocacy and Campaigns department of emerging protection concerns

Coordination:
Develop lines of communication and close collaboration with the PHE, PHP and EFSVL teams and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response
Liaise with logistic and procurement to ensure protection activities have the required resources in good time. Complete and keep records of the necessary paperwork
Represent Oxfam with key protection actors such as ICRC, UNHCR, IOM, OCHA and actively participate in the Protection Cluster and relevant Areas of Responsibility
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) and reporting:

Produce regular protection updates
Contribute in Sitreps, monthly reports and donor reports.
Support and coordinate with MEAL Officers and assistants for baseline survey, post-distribution and other monitoring activities.
Other duties and responsibilities required by the line manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS
You have a Masters degree in Law – including international law, Political Science, Social Science, Peace and Conflict Studies or a related discipline
A minimum of 3 years involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based protection work in conflict or insecure environments.
Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and specifically Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy;
Understanding of the Protection Cluster and other protection coordination mechanisms and the roles and mandates of key protection actors;
Analytical skills and strategic thinking, including experience developing written analysis and strategies for protection
Strong understanding of gender-related aspects of protection work. Commitment to gender equity, diversity and equal opportunities
Excellent written and verbal communication.
Fluency in English
Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments
Experience of capacity-building and training of colleagues and partners
A sound understanding of Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid code and SPHERE minimum standards.

WHAT WE OFFER
Oxfam Novib is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between €2962 - € 4557, gross based on 36 hours a week.

WASH COORDINATOR

Req ID: 1461
Location: Maiduguri
Fulltime/ 40 hours a week
Issuing of contract is subject to funding by our donors.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To provide strategic leadership and facilitate quality, gender-sensitive, accountable, and impact-focused emergency WaSH interventions in LCB NE humanitarian response, building on existing programming, as well as influencing policy and practice and representing Oxfam on WASH issues

MAIN TASKS
Strategic Planning and Coordination:
Define and shape strategic objectives and priorities for the WASH strategy and contribute to other strategies, involving collaboration with other programme units.
Ensure that the strategy is informed by sound analysis, with consultations with teams and concerned stakeholders and are devised in promotion of Oxfam's values, culture
Overall responsible and focal point together with other coordinators in the scale up response in newly accessible areas.
Provide strategic advisory support, linking up Oxfam GHT advisors, UN and other agencies in the WaSH sector based in Maiduguri
Ensure that “lessons learned” from the emergency interventions in NE Nigeria is conveyed to the department to influence future policies and planning.
Explore and develop strategic partners contributing to quality and scaling up of programmes:
Liaise with donors on WASH technical issues of the programme (as required)
Advocate on programmatic options and link in with policy/advocacy team as required.

Project design and implementation:
To continuously assess the context, and design/adapt the programme and team composition as required by the context, ensuring that operational plans take into consideration risks
Ensure a high quality, multi-sectoral approach, aiming at reaching appropriate minimum SPHERE and internal technical standards, with a focus on quality and accountability.
Work closely with TLs to agree on operational plan and share process guidelines and systems to be used in emergency WASH to ensure that quality objectives are met.
Support the preparation/ inception of projects, including recruitment of key WASH staff and activity planning as required.
Lead the team direct and remotely (as appropriate)  on assessments, compiling the report and leading on analysis and response plans
Develop guidelines and tools with teams for implementation, and also to ensure compliance with established guidelines and standards.
Endeavour to ensure a good working relationship with support functions, procurement planning, preparing supply requisitions, distribution plans, staffing requests, budgets etc in a timely manner
Proactively ensure that gender equity issues are taken into account in all aspects of Oxfam’s work and encourage mainstreaming of gender into all programme aspects by increasing knowledge of the staff, community structures and beneficiary communities through trainings/ awareness raising activities and incorporating gender data in program monitoring and design.
Ensure that the programme is accountable to beneficiaries through promoting their participation, providing them with information about programme activities and ensuring that beneficiary feedback is used effectively to adapt the programme.
To represent Oxfam at national and state level Coordination meetings and other sub-sector meetings when needed or requested by NEPC.

Management of Oxfam staff:
In line with Oxfam performance management procedures, matrix line manage PHE/PH TLs – ensuring that overall performance management is in place and used effectively by the team in the Yemen humanitarian programme.
Build a strong team spirit and vision, ensuring that discussions on Oxfam country strategy, project implementation strategies, roll on WaSH strategies and detailed implementation planning are shared with the team, understood and implemented
Ensure an internal coordination mechanism is in place (regular staff meeting and reporting) & feedback is provided to PMs and NEPC, HRco in a timely manner.

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DUE DATE: 22 February, 2017

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