Supporting the establishment of a climate justice movement in Nigeria with new and old partners and a wide and diverse group of stakeholders including academics, media, government, CSOs, students, activists, youth and women led organizations.
Works with others to ensure the effective implementation of 5-year climate justice and influencing project in Nigeria - embedding clear power analysis and theories of change and delivering effective strategies for systemic change.
Coordinate effectively with project consortium partners in Nigeria and other allies to achieve project aim. The role also has a substantial management responsibility for local CSOs and implementing partners working with Oxfam.
Works with other colleagues within Oxfam country office and globally to achieve effective project delivery.
Oversee project implementation and management including work plan, budget, reporting and MEAL functions related to the project.
Job Responsibilities :
Project Coordination and management :
Manage the African Activists for Climate Change (AACJ) and Together Against Poverty (TAP) projects in line with agreed project design, implementation guidelines and governance structure.
Coordinate with colleagues in country, regionally and globally and with consortium partners and allies to create comprehensive project planning, develop periodic workplans and roll out those workplans.
Collaboratively design MEAL and research plans and ensure project quality in line with overall logframe and MEAL plan while regularly reviewing project deliverables with other partners.
Regularly review project budgets against actuals ( BvAs) and manage project budget to ensure donor compliances with the support of with business support services / finance team.
Ensure internal and external reporting are submitted on time with quality and develop project related communications material for internal and external profiling and use.
Ensuring power analysis and theories of change are clear using effective team building strategies with consortium partners.
Coordinate with country team and line manager for timely decision making to keep the project on track.
Build and maintain partnerships with external campaigning partners and activists on relevant topical issues about climate change in Nigeria.
Engaging with communications, content and digital experts and media contacts for the purpose of awareness creation, visibility, and public engagement.
Designing, developing and delivering impactful influencing activities within the project, including public awareness and behaviour change campaigns, political and private sector influencing campaigns, activist and public mobilisation campaigns in line with project objectives.
Ensuring that campaigns work is developed based on the experiences of country program, allies and partners, and ensuring they are reflective of the lived experiences of people living poverty, and that they are delivered in a non-extractive, decolonised, anti-racist feminist way.
Working collaboratively across the confederation at every level country, regional, affiliate and advocacy offices - to align, where possible, activities and objectives
Providing creative direction ensuring we deliver powerful common narrative, engagement and communications with an audience sensitive approach
Adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights which are cardinal values dear to Oxfam.
Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, environmental or population studies, climate change administration, and other related fields.
Experience of working within either development sector, DRR, resilience, climate change or with youth or women’s empowerment in Nigeria.
Comfortable with complexity and the need for agility.
Excellent project management skills and experience, including budget management, coordination with partners and reporting.
Experience of developing accurate power analysis, advocacy strategies, and models and theories of change.
Excellent communications and writing skills with previous experience of developing policy briefs, advocacy papers and communications material.
Ability to manage large amounts of work, outstanding prioritisation and time management skills
Master’s degree in social sciences, environmental or population studies, climate change administration, and other related fields.
A proven track record in leading successful campaigns or advocacy initiatives that contributed to policy / practice / behavioural changes preferable related to climate change / resilience / DRR and / or women and youth empowerment.
Experience of managing consortium-led or partnership projects with complex structure.
Good understanding of climate crisis, climate justice, climate change adaptation, climate diplomacy and global dynamics of the climate change discourse.
Expansive network with climate change activists, media organizations, CSOs, other INGOs, government, and rural communities.
Excellent understanding of capacity needs of local partners and ability to provide required capacity building supports on technical and administrative areas.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to promote equal opportunities.
Demonstrated openness and willingness to learn about the application of ender / gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
Accountability Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable.
We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
Empowerment Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
In clusiveness We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.
Key Behavioral Competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model)
Decisiveness - We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
Influencing - We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
Humility - We put we’ before me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of everyone.
We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
Relationship Building - We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
Listening - We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and consider different preferences.
Mutual Accountability - We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity - We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
Systems Thinking - We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome, or event in isolation.
We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.
Strategic Thinking and Judgment - We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
Vision Setting - We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
Self-Awareness - We develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others.
Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
Enabling - We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success.
We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.
Application Closing Date
December 1, 2021