POSITION: OXFAM INSTITUTIONAL FUNDING OFFICER (NIGERIA/GHANA)
JOB FAMILY: Fund-raising
DEPARTMENT: Oxfam GB and Oxfam Novib
Location: Duty station Nigeria (Abuja), also travel to Ghana
SALARY: Net Salary Range Naira
N3, 648.088 – N 4,924,919
LEVEL: C2, national post
OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering.
To raise funds for Oxfam GB and ON’s programmes in Nigeria and Ghana; to build relationship with potential donors; lo develop programs with staff and partners, to ensure quality and consistency in relationships with institutional donors; and to sport programme teams, in planning and managing their funds
In collaboration with the Dakar -based OGB Regional Programme Funding Team (RPFT), and The Hague based ON External Funding (EFU) team, support the OGB Country Programme Teams Nigeria and Ghana (50%) and ON Nigeria Desk (50%) to manage new and established relationships with donors for development and advocacy and when relevant humanitarian work in two countries in West Africa. To identify opportunities for fund-raising with institutional donors and private sector. Provide specialist information internally and externally to donors in order to meet the Oxfam affiliate funding strategy objectives for the two countries. Ensure skill transfer, training and provide the quality check in Nigeria and Ghana for delivery of quality concept notes, full proposals and grant compliance and assist in editing where needed. Organize staff and partner meetings for program development purposes, Organise grant compliance and monitoring information for program staff.
The post holder directly reports, to the OGB Associate Country Director in Nigeria directly and liaise with Oxfam Novib’s Nigeria Program Officer in The Hague and the OGB Ghana Country Director in Accra.
STAFF REPORTING TO THIS POST: None at present
A small program development budget will be available for research, documentation communication purposes.
Manages new and existing program development and fund-raising processes
Facilitates and organises program development processes involving Oxfam staff and counterparts (both content and budget dimensions)
Good communication and facilitation skills for multi-actor processes.
Collate information from a defined range of sources (external and internal) for colleagues
Deals with people both externally and internally to influence adherence to Oxfam ways of working.
Frequent internal and /external negotiations
Representation and acquisition
Mobilize specific technical and /professional knowledge in program development and provide this to colleagues on grant management; significant training capacity building of non- specialist staff in funding responsibilities.
Responsible for supporting the development and or implementation of a funding strategy for Oxfam GB’s programmes in Nigeria and Ghana (50%) and for Oxfam
Novib’s programme in Nigeria (50%)
Responsible for developing good relationships with key potential donors in these two countries and pro-actively identify funding potentials Nigeria and Ghana, including advising and guiding Oxfam GB/ON colleagues on country funding plans and donor liaison
Support Oxfam country colleagues OGB/ON in the development and submission of donor proposal for Nigeria and Ghana.
Conduct a quality check on all proposals and reports
Supporting and delegating quality contract management, including donor reporting, in collaboration with the Oxfam colleagues.
Deliver training and support country offices with project cycle management and donor contract management according to capacity building plans in order to strengthen relationships with key donors, this in collaboration with OGB’s RPFT and ON’s EFU units
Represent Oxfam (GB/ON) as required with donors.
Understand and maintain Oxfam in Nigeria / Ghana donor database and give advise on how to develop this for Oxfam
Coordinate and share information with OGB and ON HQ, including attending planning and training meeting and upholding standards.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level
At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation, pref. with NGOs
Three years experience of raising funds, preparing project proposals for DFID, EU and other institutional donors which are predominant in Nigeria and Ghana, preferably for NGOs as well us experience with donors’ rules and regulations in order; to ensure grant compliance
Significant capacity building and training experience
High level numeracy, budgeting, financial reporting und IT skills
Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets
Organizational awareness – understanding how to get what information and who to keep informed.
Excellent research skills – knowledge of how to find new sources of funding for advocacy work
Good communication skills-both written and verbal; experience of writing proposals and reports
Experience of capacity building non-funding staff 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 ability to follow departmental procedures
Experience with project cycle management (planning, monitoring, reporting,
Educated to degree level
Fluency in written and spoken English
Knowledge of NGO programming in development/campaigning and if possible emergencies.
Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s and civil society programme work an advantage
Regular travel within Nigeria/Ghana is compulsory and to Head Offices OGB in UK and ON in The Hague may be required.
The Salary will be paid in Naira
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before 30th September 2011.