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Oxfam Institutional Funding Officer Job Nigeria

Job title: Oxfam Institutional Funding Officer (Nigeria/Ghana)

Location: Duty station Nigeria (Abuja), also travel to Ghana

Job Purpose: 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 (5%) & ON Nigeria Desk (50%) to manage new and established relationships with donors for development and advocacy & when relevant humanitarian work in two countries in West Africa. To identify opportunities for fund-raising with institutional donors and private sector.


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 as experience with donors' rules and regulations in order to ensure grant compliance.
Significant capacity building and training experience
High level numeracy, budgeting, financial reporting and IT skills
Work effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets
Organisational 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 & 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,evaluation, learning)
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 OBG 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:
abujahar@oxfam.org.uk. Not later than 30th September, 2011..

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