North East Nigeria Humanitarian Program Coordinator at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is convinced that people have the power to end poverty. All they need is an opportunity. Oxfam is committed to make sure everyone gets that chance. That is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to listen to the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve both men and women in our work. Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organizations that works together to increase the impact of its long term development and humanitarian responses.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: North East Nigeria Humanitarian Program CoordinatorLocation: Maiduguri, BornoStart Date: ASAPBackgroundOver the past year, insurgency has intensified attacks which have spread from North-East Nigeria to Cameroon, Chad and Niger, affecting some 20 million people. Suicide bombings and raids targeting civilians in villages and in cities around the Lake Chad basin have caused widespread trauma, prevented people from accessing essential services and destroyed infrastructure. Across the region, over 2.8 million people are displaced; most of who are sheltered by communities that count among the world’s most vulnerable. The combined effect of growing insecurity, fast population growth and severe vulnerability resulting from a changing climate, environmental degradation, poverty and under-investment in social services is translating into record numbers of people in need of emergency relief. There are 9.2 million in need of humanitarian assistance of which Nigeria is hosting 7million.The increasing number of attacks and arrival of displaced children have placed an additional burden on already weak health and education systems. Insecurity, displacement, disrupted agricultural activities and cross-border trade continue to undermine communities’ livelihoods and have resulted in a sharp rise in food insecurity. Some 4.4 million people facing severe food insecurity urgently need support in the Lake Chad region, 90 per cent of them in north-east Nigeria, with 50,000 people in IPC Phase 5Job PurposeThe Humanitarian Program Coordinator will provide overall management and leadership of the North East Nigeria humanitarian response, in accordance with Oxfam standards and technical leads.S/He will be responsible for ensuring the elaboration and implementation of the response strategy, operational plans and global budget. He will provide a coherent integrated response; financial and human resources; security; and an appropriate campaign/advocacy dimension.Key Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesSupports the implementation of North East response strategy and the coordination of periodic operational plans and budgets of the response, monitoring progress towards achieving program objectives - also measures outcome and impact against recognized indicators.Ensures that the response strategy (speed, scale, contextually appropriated, integrated) is in line with Oxfam’s overall strategic ambitions, external commitments and Oxfam’s brand as a lead humanitarian actor.Contributes and provides leadership to the overall One Oxfam response in North East Nigeria, by reinforcing strategies with communication and advocacy.Supports and maintains oversight of financial and people resourcing for the North East Nigeria response.Participates in regional level response coordination, ensuring follow up of agreed actions and necessary support from others for Nigeria (e.g. HR, Funding, MEAL, others).Maintains effective partner grants and reports monitoring system, ensures adherence to Oxfam policies and procedures on partner management.Represents Oxfam to government officials, Consortium, international organisations, NGO’s and others stakeholders.Ensures staff safety and security procedures are monitored, updated and implemented. This will include an analysis of the risks and threats to staff working on the response .Recruits and manages staff in line with Oxfam policies, ensuring that they have the necessary induction, training and support as required. 

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