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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of 'a just world without poverty' and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change.

PHE ASSISTANT

Location: Pulka, Borno State
Job Family: Programme Technical
Level: E1
Reports to: Program Manager
Staff reporting to this post: None
Budget Responsibility: Nil
Salary: National

OXFAM PURPOSE
To work with others to overcome poverty, stress and suffering

TEAM PURPOSE
To implement Oxfam’s Public Health Engineering humanitarian response in order to meet urgent public health needs for Oxfam’s beneficiaries.

JOB PURPOSE

To deliver Public Health Engineering humanitarian response in North Eastern Nigeria.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
With support and supervision, join in supporting the assessment of emergency needs when required and collect and record basic needs assessment data from communities
As a part of rapid repairing team, plan and implement hand-pump, borehole and water supply system and pipe net work repairing activities as directed by the {PHE Officer and TL.
Train community hand-pump mechanics technicians, VLOM, and care & maintenance
Support PHE Officers in BoQ for repairs and rehabilitation of hand-pumps, water points and other plumbing and pipe works.
Ensure that all construction work, such as latrines, showers, washing slabs, water works meet Oxfam standards and assist in ensuring that contractors and community members work to the required timescale and qualities.
With guidance from the PHE Officer, implement the WASH response intervention that may include: water treatment, water quality testing, borehole construction and renovation, construction of semi-permanent and emergency latrines, solid waste management, drainage construction, construction of hand washing facilities, and other relevant activities
Always work to a pre-planned and agreed work plan. Where a work plan does not exist, be proactive in creating a work plan prior undertaking activities. With supervision, collect and record basic monitoring data, sometimes directly from programme beneficiaries, using forms provided by the PHE Officer
To conduct daily quality and quantity checks and record all work in the appropriate forms provided by the PHE Officer.
To report verbally and in writing to the PHE Officer as requested.
With the guidance of the PHE Officer, ensure that health and safety monitoring is incorporated into all public health engineering activities, including water works repairing
Maintain a good relationship with the community.
Advise the PHE Officer of progress, constraints and any other issues that may impact on work plans
Ensure all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues. In particular, to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE
Proven experience in integrated water, sanitation and hygiene promotion projects
Experience and experts in India Mark 2-3 hand pumps, plumbing works and water committees, care & maintenance
Good listening skills.
Ability to work under pressure, to be flexible in work areas and to be responsive to changing needs.
Sensitive to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged people.
Gender sensitive.
Willingness to learn Oxfam procedures and to be flexible in tasks undertaken.
Shows enthusiasm for own and team work.

Other:
This job profile is not incorporated in the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.
The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievement of the responsibilities in accordance with the performance review process.

PROTECTION TEAMLEADER - ROVING


Location: Maiduguri with frequent travelling to the field
Fulltime/ 40 hours a week
6 months, extendable
Issuing of contract is subject to funding by our donors.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To support the development and implementation of Oxfam s 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 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.
Provide spe...t protection advice and support to Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria, including regarding engagement with armed non-state actors and ensuring independence and impartiality in providing services.
Support the Protection Coordinator in mainstreaming protection across Oxfam’s humanitarian response in North-east Nigeria.
Provide technical support to WaSH, EFSVL and MEAL teams in integrating protection within their programmatic tools, such as targeting criteria or PDM.
Prepare for and organize community consultations and community based orientation sessions, in coordination with Oxfam team(s) and other partners.
Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research.
Monitors protection issues affecting IDPs and host population in areas of operation.
Support the Protection Coordinator, Programme Managers and Team Leaders to strategize, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all programme activities.
Support the Protection Coordinator and Programme Manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response.
In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator and the Programme Manager, ensure program staff members are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs.

Advocacy and Research:
Support protection-related advocacy researches and surveys in coordination with the Protection Coordinator and the Policy, Media, Advocacy and Campaigns department.
Support Program Team for preparing written protection updates for Oxfam situation reports.

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 gendered protection updates that will be included in field visit reports
Organise and prepare protection analysis if and when required
Contribute in Sitreps, monthly reports, donor reports and proposals.
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 an University Degree at Masters level in a relevant discipline (Law - including International Law -, Political Science, Social Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, or any other relevant education profile);
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 in English
Experience managing diverse staff/teams including in complex and challenging environments
Experience of capacity-building and training of colleagues and partners

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 8 with a salary range between € 2672,- to € 4110, - gross based on 40 hours a week.
Application Closing Date
7th June, 2017.

MEAL ASSISTANT

Location: Pulka, Borno
Department: Programmes                                               
Job Family: Programme Technical/E1
Reports To: Programme Manager
Duration:  6 Months Contract

OXFAM PURPOSE
To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering

JOB PURPOSE
To support the field team with quantitative and qualitative data collection, validation and storage. S/he will also support preparing MEAL reports.

BACKGROUND
Dimenssions:
Most tasks well-defined technical activities within objectives set by manager with some routine reactive work in response to requests.
Work patterns are mainly routine.
Problems may vary but do not always need upward referral.
Reactive work requires common sense to make judgments about basic adjustments to own routine but also contributes to improvement of programme's services, procedures and systems.
Impact mainly with own team or within local context. Planning usually short-term. Occasionally need to influence own team and /or partners or local community.
Manages moderate amounts of cash and/or equipment.
Some supervision of contractors / partners /other employees / small projects/processes.
Communicates widely within the unit or department, with some wider Oxfam contacts and/or external contacts within a defined area.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
To monitor the field activities based on project implementation plan through monitoring and evaluation tools
Ensure that relief food distribution activities adhere to the principles and rules of community based targeting and distribution system.
To transparently facilitate the identification, registration and review of project beneficiaries according to agreed beneficiaries eligibility criteria
Provide effective training, support & supervision to field enumerators on data collection using mobile devices
To carry out effective mobilization & sensitization of community & other key stakeholders on project implementation strategies
Be responsible for ensuring successful implementation to completion of project activities at community level
Ensure that project accountability systems at community level are implemented and properly documented (Inspection, information sharing on distributions, waybills management, ledger, beneficiaries’ register and accounting for assistant and maintaining files at community level.
Ensure the involvement of the poorest, vulnerable & marginalized members of the community, especially women, men, children, chronically ill and persons with disability in programme identification, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Participate in gathering and compiling of project information (reports, assessments, baseline, monitoring and evaluation)
To be familiar with and abide by the CHS standard, SPHERE principles and Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE
Good analytical skills
Above average use of MS Office, particularly MS Word and MS Excel
Ability to work as a team, interpersonal skill and able to provide field based training to community
Good training facilitation skills
Knowledge of gender and diversity mainstreaming in programme work
Skills and ability to administer tools for to gather information on needs assessments, monitoring and evaluation as well as gathering information on local context especially humanitarian situation, social, political, economic etc)
Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam & understanding and have commitment to humanitarian principles and minimum standards for disaster response.

HEAD OF HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

Req ID: 2181
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Contract type: 1 year contract

JOB PURPOSE
The Humanitarian Program Manager will be expected to lead Oxfam’s humanitarian response, monitoring, evaluation and contextual analysis of the EFSVL, WASH and Protection/Gender situation in Nigeria and to design and manage the implementation humanitarian projects in response to emerging needs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
Strategy, analysis of the humanitarian situation/recommendations:
Ensures the correct implementation of the projects managed by Oxfam in Nigeria and partners and that donor contractual requirement are fulfilled. This includes the management of funded projects according to guidelines and standard.
Represents Oxfam in the country, maintain and build relevant relationships with Nigeria Government agencies, Donor representation in the country and relevant INGOs.
Consolidates Oxfam role in the country by providing strategic leadership in its specific sectors of intervention in coordination with the Oxfam HQ.
Supports the implementation of country humanitarian strategy and the coordination of periodic operational plans and budgets of the country and its programs, monitoring progress towards achieving program objectives - also measures outcome and impact against recognised indicators.
Supports ongoing monitoring and analysis of the humanitarian situation in the country.
Leads and coordinate new proposals following the recommendations of the ongoing evaluations for the scale-up of the response.
Contributes to the report tracking tool and improvement plans emanating from program standards assessments.
Supports programme planning, monitoring and evaluation including field visits, periodic reviews and knowledge management.
Ensures evidence based programming, contributing to MEAL data analysis to ensure learning influences programme design and strategy.
Coordinates key baselines, endlines, and evaluations, ensures surveys meet the expected standards, in close collaboration with MEAL and programme teams.
Participates in programme/project planning processes, particularly on logic of intervention (Develops logical frameworks and MEAL plans), and contributes to ensuring adherence to Oxfam’s programme quality standards.

Programme Management:
Ensures overall leadership of disaster preparedness, mitigation and management including humanitarian response activities for Category 1 emergencies working with a team of Global Humanitarian for advice and support.
Represents Oxfam to government officials, Consortium, international organisations and NGOS and others stakeholders.
Carries out ongoing monitoring and providing clear analysis of the humanitarian situation and Oxfam response.
Recruits and manages staff in line with Oxfam policies, ensuring that they have the necessary induction, training and support as required.
Ensures staff safety and security procedures are monitored, updated and implemented. This will include an analysis of the risks and the threats to staff working on Oxfam programmes.
Ensures that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way.
As appropriate, identify any blockage in coordination/communication and ensure resolution.
Prepare periodic briefings and communication/funding documents on the response.

Partner Management:
Builds and develops networks with the relevant governmental institutions, local authorities and other actors that play a key- role within the projects’ intervention areas.
Maintains effective partner grants and reports monitoring system, ensures adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.
Participates in regular meetings with partner organisations to fully understand the context and operating environment; ensures that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.
Supports the local partner’s identification and contract.
Pro-actively initiates and maintains contacts with peers, Oxfam and other relevant stakeholders.
Capacity Building for Partner and Oxfam Staff:

Ensures, in coordination with the CD, the management and capacity building of the staff involved in the implementation of projects, according to Oxfam values and ways of working.
Contributes to and maximise use of the Knowledge networks to share strategic thinking and learning more widely as well as within the Country Team to ensure that programming builds on learning and is evidence based, innovative and agile to respond to opportunities for change.
Contributes to managing technical performance of field staff including objective setting, personal development plans, and performance appraisal.
Facilitates capacity building process of Oxfam staff and partners on knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary for effective Humanitarian response.
Provides high-quality advice to partner staff as required.
Forms key part of technical team. Ensures good management, facilitation and ‘problem solving’ with and for staff as and when needed.
Supports the local implementation partners, ensures their capacity building in humanitarian key skills and competencies

MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) OFFICER
Location: Maiduguri, with field visits to Rann, Pulka, Gwoza and Newly Accessible Areas.
Department: Humanitarian
Job Family: Programme / D2
Reports To: MEAL Coordinator.
Duration: 6 months contract with possibility of extension

JOB PURPOSE
To increase Oxfam Humanitarian Programme impact through the provision of strategic support on core Programme Quality (PQ) components (design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, social accountability and partnership), and to strengthen throughout all humanitarian programmes the embedding of Oxfam's one programme approach, gender and rights-based approach.

TO APPLY
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PROTECTION TEAMLEADER - ROVING
HEAD OF HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer - vacancies-nigeria@oxfamnovib.nl
Applicants should submit their application letter and Curriculum Vitae in person to:
Oxfam Office,
Pulka,
Borno State.

Note

Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
Completed applications should reach us on or before the closing date
“Oxfam is an equal - opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc.”

DUE DATE: 3 June, 2017

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