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Job title: Country Managing director At Oxfam Nigeria


Job description: Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economical Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to preserve lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to make full the place below:

Job Title: Country Managing director

Job ID: 1746
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Internal Job Grade: CD B1
Contract Type: Fixed-term 4 years
Reporting to: Regional Managing director, Westward Africa
Staff reporting direct to this post: Country Leadership Squad of about 8 staff.
Total Workforce: 80+ including a core squad, and projection funded staff.
Annual Budget: €14 million per annum on average.

Job Purpose

  • The Country Managing director will be responsible, with back up from the Country Governance Groups and the Regional Managing director, to deliver the new and exciting Oxfam Strategic Framework (2020-30) which aims to create a stronger but humble Oxfam that is division of a diversified and globally balanced network.
  • He/she will direct in positioning Oxfam in Nigeria as an effective and partner led agency of influence that is meaningfully connected to the struggles of the Nigerians and that of the ECOWAS part and African continent to cut the injustice of poverty.

The Role

  • Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Country Managing director who will be responsible to implement Oxfam Vision which aims to create a stronger Oxfam that is globally coordinated and relevant in every country in which we work. With back up from the Country Governance Groups and the Regional Managing director, the Country Managing director will deliver the new and exciting Oxfam Strategic Framework (2020-30) which aims to create a stronger but humble Oxfam that is division of a diversified and globally balanced network.
  • He/she will direct in positioning Oxfam in Nigeria as an effective and partner led agency of influence that is meaningfully connected to the struggles of the Nigerians and that of the ECOWAS part and African continent to cut the injustice of poverty.

Who we’re looking for

  • In say to aid drive and deliver this ambitious vision in Nigeria we are currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive Country Managing director. This leader will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, direction and coordination skills in a network setting, a multi-cultural worldview and understand the systemic challenges and strengths of beingness a global organization. Fantabulous communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English are fundamental.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Accountability, Risk Direction and Safe Programming:

  • Accountable to the Westward Africa Regional Managing director, for the delivery, effective direction (which includes budgets and programme), monitoring and evaluation, learning from the programme, contract compliance, business office administration and financial direction.
  • Ensure the financial viability of the country business office, optimal usage of financial and other resources; managed in a obvious and accountable mode, consistent with Oxfam’s and donor policies, systems and procedures, delivering character results and demonstrating value for money.
  • Forestall fraud and respond robustly to whatsoever suspicions or reports of fraud, code of conduct abuses or other misdemeanors, and adhering to Oxfam’s policy and procedures on investigations
  • Ensure Oxfam complies with all relevant national legal and administrative requirements
  • Place all risks and implementing mitigating measures in conjunction with the Country Leadership squad
  • Ensure a functioning Complaints Response Mechanism within all programmes
  • Ensure that all programmes are delivered in line with the expectations of Oxfam’s safe programming protocols.
  • Accountable for ensuring that appropriate tools and engineering are in location to allow a strong flow of positive and consistent programme content to influence and communicate with internal audiences and external stakeholders including but not limitedto regime, media, donors, nongovernmental sector and supporters.

Strategy Evolution and Implementation:

  • To be responsible fortheperiodic revisionof the country strategic programme with thesupport of the Regional Managing director, the Regional Leadership Teamand Country Governance Grouping (CGG), having taken on board their views and feedback.
  • Provide strategic leadership and direction of Oxfam’s programme in country including all evolution, advocacy, and humanitarian programming ensuring strong gender justice, and MEL across programmesto maximise our influence and impact.
  • Successfully direct thedesign, communication and implementation of the transition as division of the Country Mapping review for Oxfam in Nigeria to get an Influencing country program.
  • Conduct in political economic system analysis as basis for choices on issues Oxfam should engage inNigeria.

People Direction:

  • Line handle the Country Leadership Squad and handle the work in the country which will include: staff, budgets, funding and programme, ensuring that managers in country are in accordance with Oxfam’s policies and procedures, including but not limited toto Oxfam’s gender justice policy and procedures, the Code of Conduct, Performance Direction, Security, Health and Security,safeguarding policiesand local legislation.
  • Back up, create, build and embed a civilization ofprogramming forinfluencing within the organization to deliver on the mandate.
  • Creates and supports an environs which results in a safe environs for staff to contribute to strategic thinking, planning and implementation in a challenging external environs, strong partnerships, influence, knowledge sharing and innovation.
  • Responsible for Talent direction and evolution of Oxfam staff.
  • Ensure an effective engagement physical process is set in location for staff & partners to engage in the modify physical process of Oxfam in Senegal fitting an influencing country program.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge

Direction and Leadership:

  • Proven rails tape of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across a number of locations
  • Important senior leadership and direction experience in the evolution and delivery of high character program, influencing and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or direct, in one or to a greater extent challenging locations.
  • At to the lowest degree 5 years of experience of managing complex modify processes and relationships involving a broad reach of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines and geographical areas.
  • A high level of self-awareness and an understanding of how to drive and back up fantabulous squad performance and private evolution in line with Oxfam’s values and policies.
  • Proven rails tape of leading strategic processes including in complex and fast paced contexts.
  • Experience in leading complex organizational modify processes with considerable outcomes and keeping the squad motivated and engaged fifty-fifty in unstable contexts.

Representation and Communication:

  • Proven rails tape of success in representing an organization with partners, regime agencies, private sector organizations, media and donors at senior level: nationally and globally.
  • Proven rails tape of success in advocacy and influencing.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with the media and an power to stand for the organisation in the media whether required.
  • Demonstrable power to communicate complex messages in an appropriate mode to broad and various audiences.
  • Fantabulous written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate.

Finance and Funding:

  • Power to maximise fundraising from various institutions, both local and international
  • High level financial and asset direction skills to steer and efficiently handle budget of €14 million across a number of locations
  • Coordinate overall country budget funded by major bilateral donors; handle budget within approved spending levels and plant an annual cash flow programme to ensure a regular and adequate render of funds for programme activities.
  • Ensure programme implementation is on time, target and budget by leading the monthly budget monitoring physical process, ensuring that staff have grooming on the budget direction physical process and holding staff accountable for accurate forecasting.
  • Build and maintain operational structures that ensure proper segregation of duties betwixt finance, administration and logistics.
  • Ensure major bilateral donors contract and budget compliance with appropriate command and reporting measures.

Key Attributes:

  • Power to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as good as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Power to demonstrate an openness and willingness to memorize in relation to the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of evolution work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come up into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Equality- We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment – We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity – We bring together hands, back up, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness – We cover diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their combat against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability – We take responsibleness for our actions and inaction and take hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for
  • Courage – We speak truth to powerfulness and human action with conviction on the justice of our causes.


  • Power to locomote absent from home, often to remote programmatic sites within the country for several weeks per annum, and periodic locomote aboard for global meetings.


  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Ideally the power to also work in an additional local dialect.

What We offering:

  • At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can direct to a positive outcome. Whether you have the same persuasion, together with the power to encounter the challenges involved, this role offers ambit for immense personal fulfilment – as good as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation parcel and a flexible working environs.

Annual Salary and Benefits
Competitive Bundle

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Please upload an upwards to date CV and a roofing letter of the alphabet explaining your suitability against the fundamental criteria in the job profile and respond to the screening questions in the application physical process.


  • Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
  • Due to the volume of applications we have, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- generally within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Expected salary:

Location: Abuja, FCT

Job date: Thu, 27 May 2021 02:10:38 GMT


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