Prosell Project Manager at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Prosell Project ManagerLocation: Abuja, NigeriaContract type: 1 Year Fixed TermReporting to: Deputy Country Director – ProgramsStaff reporting to this post: TARABA State Coordinator and Manages relationships with the Implementing partner - Development Exchange Center (DEC)Job PurposeOxfam seeks the position of Project Manager - TARABA for its EU-funded PROSELL project which aims at building food security and resilience in Taraba State.The project will build resilience of small-scale farmers, fishermen and livestock owners (women, youth, and vulnerable households) in commodity value chain and rural enterprise in 6 LGAs in Taraba State.PROSELL will (i) increase income of small scale farmers by enhancing their agricultural productivity, market access, and job creation along crop, fish and livestock value chains; (ii) enhance adaptive capacities and resilience of small-scale farming households to climate change; (iii) Promote cooperation and mutual benefits of farmers, livestock owners, and all value chain actors.The jobholder will manage Oxfam-EU funded PROSELL Project and lead on related strategy development.The Project Manager will be the main liaison person for PROSELL project activities between Oxfam and The Federal and State Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development officials, Ministries of Women Affairs and Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and private sector and Agricultural Research Institutes involved in the project implementation.Dimensions:Coordination and delivery of agreed plans and strategies to achieve significant impact from PROSELL project unit and meet targetsEstablish and maintain effective partnerships with NGOs and government bodies to increase national resource mobilization and long-term sustainability for PROSELLWork as part of the Program Management Team (PMT) in Nigeria and lead PROSELL management teamInput into and influence long term vision on Economic Justice (GROW campaign), inequality in the food system and World Influencing Network (WIN) in NigeriaWorking autonomously with significant financial, human resource, and representational responsibility.Produce, assimilate, analyse and use project information from varied and diverse sources to provide in-depth analysis in the specific project unit or policy area.Decision-making is strategic and operational with a high degree of judgement based on specific problem-solving experience and a range of external and internal factors.Role as a key decision maker/responsible person for project unit.Represent Oxfam in coordination meetings and some external relationships in relation to the PROSELL project.Play an active role in lobby and advocacy through personal contacts and co-ordination of allies at national and occasionally regional level.Plan and implement fundraising plans and ensure proper reporting and accountability to donors.Ensures that the notion of “women’s rights at the heart of our work” is present in all work s/he takes forward. Assess food security situation, designing, implementing and scaling up of Food Security and Livelihoods programs when acute emergencies are forecast as required.Key Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesStrategic leadership:Leadership of Oxfam PROSELL project management at all levels (strategic, tactical and operational) ensuring that the project is driven by primary stakeholder needs and interestsAs a member of the Programme Management Team (PMT) and leader of the PROSELL management team, contribute to overall development of longer-term strategy and management of the Oxfam programme in NigeriaKeep up to date with national and regional trends in the area of resilient livelihoods, food security and agricultural value chain development order to fully understand the context within which Oxfam operates (present and future)Work with relevant actors to establish yield insurance schemeLead Household Economy Assessment, food security and nutrition assessments, and rapid care analysis in PROSELL areas and coordinate implementation of recommendations.Actively represent PROSELL in the quarterly Cadre Harmonise analysis, Regular Cash Working Groups and Food Security Cluster at the national levelDesign social protection/safety net initiatives (cash transfer and/or voucher program, taking into account a fluctuating market system and security situation, temporary employment in the form of food for work, VS&L, livestock management, backyard gardening, local food reserve, nutrition enhancement programming) in chronically food insecure areas working with the Livelihood Program Team and Humanitarian teamSupport gathering and sharing of good practice within thematic groups that are integrating disaster risk reduction, social protection/safety nets and sustainable livelihoods approaches to work in areas of chronic poverty and inequality.Facilitate learning and contribute to knowledge management across our program, Oxfam International, and with partners and external organisations.Provide strategic analysis and direction through high quality advice, analysis of food security trends, and synthesis of learning from external sources and our programs to help the organisation make strategic program, policy and campaign choices.Fundraising:Prepare capacity statements, concept notes and project proposals ensuring they are aimed at achieving resilient income and food security for small holder farmers especially women and youthEnsure that proposals developed for specific calls are in line with co-financing targets and priorities of the PROSELL project.Prepare monthly, quarterly, mid-term and annual reports to be submitted to Oxfam and existing as well as potential donors.Project management and implementation:Ensure PROSELL project achieve its planned outcomes, and provide an effective framework for project workPro-actively share information within the Nigeria and PROSELL project teams and ensure that team members are coordinating effectively over activity planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learningEnsure adherence to Oxfam quality standards and integration of best practice in livelihood programme in close liaison with Oxfam technical advisers, finance, MEAL and other support staffEnsure that PROSELL management information systems are maintained accurately and up to dateEnsure delivery of PROSELL project reports and donor reports to quality standards and deadlinesEnsure that all work is carried out in a way that is gender-sensitive, and promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.Commission and supervise research or analysis to underpin programming and advocacy on rural livelihood and related areasShare information within region and to other Oxfam colleagues related to PROSELL and advocacy issues in NigeriaFacilitate the implementation of counterfraud, anti-aid diversion and safeguarding recommendations for operational excellence.Ensure adequate complaint and response mechanism is in place and functioning.Partnership management and external relationships:Build and manage relationships and partnerships with producer organisations, NGOs, research institutions, private sector and other key stakeholders in the Agricultural and rural sectors in Nigeria.Provide and facilitate technical support, training and information to partners to enable them to effectively use Oxfam resources and best practices in project implementationRepresent Oxfam in coordination meetings related to PROSELL and some external relationships with donors and other key stakeholdersEnsure regular communication with counterparts and government organisations.People management:Line manage Oxfam PROSELL project staff in TARABA StateProvide and facilitate technical support, training and information to PROSELL project staff and partners to enable them to effectively use Oxfam resources as well as best practices in programme planning and implementation.Roll out trainings on Oxfam Code of Conduct for staff and non-Oxfam staff involved in PROSELL implementationFinancial management:Direct responsibility for budget management of up to 2.5- 3 million EUR project per year including significant donor funds.Ensure that budgets are drawn up for all activities, and that costs are kept within budgets, doing a monthly budget monitoring (BVA), quarterly analysis of trends and timely budget reallocation.Develop a supply plan and manage PROSELL procurement in compliance with donor requirements and in relevance with time bound agricultural activities with minimum to zero waiver. 

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