Head of Public Engagement & Influencing at Oxfam Nigeria

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Head of Public Engagement & Influencing (C1 - National)Location: Abuja (With possible travel to North East)Job DescriptionThis newly created position otters the right candidate an opportunity to play a key strategic and operational role in implementing Oxfam Nigeria’s campaign, advocacy, media nd communication platforms in order to promote programs and change policies In delivering on Oxfam’s World Wide Influencing Strategy (WIN) to address the root causes of povertyKey Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesStrategic Leadership of our Public Engagement & Influencing Unit:Develop long-term vision and strategic planning, long-term research strategies to achieve significant impact on Oxfams public engagement and influencing work from research, policy and advocacyLead and coordinate the development of Oxfams Nigeria’s Public engagement and Influencing Strategy that embodies the One Oxfam’s Program Approach addressing inequality in the food system, on gender and rights in crisis and addressing transparency in public and private governance systems in line with a new and highly complex environmentLead on synergy on all Oxfam’s Nigeria Public engagement and influencing strands of work ensuring that the build on each other both geographically and thematicallyOversee the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies and projects with a public and Win focusResponsible for identifying policy gaps and opportunities to affect change within or through the Nigeria Government, and directing the development of policy in priority areas of Oxfam Nigeria’s workProvide Specialist Technical Advice On:Political context and relevant policies of major political parties; Public Service and operations of specific government departments and agenciesEnsure direct link between Oxfam Nigeria’s programme work and our media coverage through familiarisation with Oxfam’s work on the ground and the development of stories to be used in media work for advocate campaign and fundraising.Program, Project and Partnership Management:Actively work with national programs asid partners to build research capacity of Country Program teams and Partners staff and develop effective, evidence-based campaignsEnsure Oxfam quality and compliance standards and the integration of good practices in the Public Engagement and Influencing program in close liaison with Oxfams technical advisers and Project Manager from the regional platform and affiliates headquarters, and the wider team in the Abuja officeEnsure Oxfam’s gender justice and gender mainstreamin in the full cycle of project and program management and guarantee verifiable result achievement related to Oxfams gender objectives.Develop and facilitate cooperation with civil society organizations (including non-implementing partners), the pci- vale and public sector, media, philanthropic, academic and other knowledge institutions.Represent Oxfam at the various coordination platforms at national and regional levels ensuring compatibility with overall commitments and policy/project prioritiesFinancial Management:Direct responsibility for budget management of up to 2- 4 million F.UR project per year including significant donor fundsManage all revenue streams related to public engagement and Influencing to maximize contributions to Oxfam. 

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