Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organisations working in more than 90 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and related injustice around the world. In all Oxfam’s actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Job Title: Humanitarian/ Security Coordinator
Location : Abuja
Level : National C2
Salary : starting from 3,648.088 Naira gross Per Annum , negotiable depending on profile
OXFAM PURPOSE: Oxfam works with other to overcome poverty and sufferings.
TEAM PURPOSE: To ensure Oxfam has the capacity to respond effectively in the event of a Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria.
- To develop, coordinate and implement Oxfam humanitarian strategy and contingency plans;
- To ensure that Oxfam and partner organisations have the capacity to respond proportionately with a focus on WASH and EFSVL and to develop, manage and coordinate the effective and efficient implementation of emergency programmes with partners in the event of a crisis
- To advise Humanitarian programmes on ‘best practice’ in all programme service areas, and
- To ensure that country security strategy and security management plan is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed consistent with Oxfam policies, standards and requirements and to facilitate all security related planning and activities.
Post holder reports to: Associate Country Director Oxfam GB temporarily,
Once the Oxfam Country Director is in place the post holder reports to the Country Director (line managed by Oxfam Novib))
Staff reporting to this post: None at present.
In recent times, Nigeria is seemingly becoming more vulnerable to natural disasters, especially floods in the south and droughts in the north due to sporadic and less predictable rainfalls. This has led to large loses and displacement of people leading to loss of livelihoods.
The coming year is likely to be worse up north in view of the upcoming Sahelian crises which may potentially affect Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Mali, with a high chance of impacting Northern Nigeria directly or by way of refugee influx into Nigeria & its link to the grain & livestock markets in the Sahel. It is therefore most likely that Nigeria will experience considerable humanitarian problems as a result of the threat or actual incidents of conflicts that may result due to limited food availability resulting from the crisis.
Security is and will remain of key importance for the Oxfam staff in Abuja and during duty trips throughout the country, especially in more volatile regions like the North-East and the Niger Delta. Good security analysis and risk management measures are required. …
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Budget accountability for the projects in zone of humanitarian response programme
- Monitoring and assessing the humanitarian situation.
- Making recommendations about Oxfam’s strategy and operations.
- Scenario planning to address dynamic humanitarian situations.
- Appraisal, monitoring and building response capacity of Oxfam Partner Organisations’ and coordinate capacity building activities and close coordination with existing and new Partner Organisations
- Develop Oxfam’s humanitarian profile and identify opportunities for fundraising in close coordination with IFO.
- Representation of Oxfam in relevant humanitarian and security networks
- Support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment, including building a network of key information sources
- Develop a security management system (including a strategy for acceptance, implementation protocols) and ensure regular updating
- To ensure setting-up a security incident system and provide training for staff to develop a security culture amongst staff and partner organisations.
SKILLS REQUIRED/ COMPETENCIES
The role requires the ability to analyse and communication complex information at a simpler level to a wide audience.
The role is variable with well-defined targets and/or minimum standards and is both proactive and reactive.
In-depth knowledge of the principles underlying the key purpose and role is required in order to make decisions affecting the team and which may impact more widely in the division/programme.
Influence and promote (to achieve impact) with diverse allocated internal/external target audiences in area/region.
Impact of this role is significant within the department and division(s), and could have some impact Oxfam-wide
Ensure gender mainstreaming in humanitarian planning and implementation.
- Assist in providing overall coordination and support to the Oxfam Country Director and the Oxfam Country Leadership Team in setting up and establishing a feasible humanitarian programme strategy in Nigeria
- Representing Oxfam on Humanitarian & security platforms to government officials, UN agencies and other NGO staff at Country and field level as appropriate
- Coordinating between relevant staff and partner organsiations ensuring that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative, gender- and conflict-sensitive way.
- Develop and lead a Humanitarian response capacity assessment for staff and partners + develop a capacity development plan to address gaps for implementation.
- Carrying out ongoing monitoring and providing clear analysis of the humanitarian & security situation and of the Oxfam response
- Providing accurate Humanitarian related information and analysis for the development and implementation of the advocacy and media strategy for Oxfam in Nigeria.
- To develop a comprehensive context analysis and risk assessment, and on the basis of that a security management strategy. Develop a security management system with protocols, staff training and ensure regular monitoring of overall security context. Ensure staff safety and security procedures are adhered to, monitored, updated and implemented. This will include an analysis of the risks and the threats to staff working on Oxfam programmes. Liaise with stakeholders to share and exchange information.
- To support the country leadership team and director in security incident management, security learning and staff development.
- To ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and is done with conflict sensitivity..
- To be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, Sphere standards, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures.
Skills and Competence
- Experience of emergency response delivery and preparedness work (and development work?) preferably including Wash and EFSL , and an understanding of relevant issues.
- A proven record of effective management in an insecure environment.
- A proven record and recent experience in security strategy development and incident management in a dynamic situation
- Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills.
- Cooperation and networking skills.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and with staff and partners with variety of ethnic, gender, cultural backgrounds..
- Basic accounting and bookkeeping skills.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
- Commitment to humanitarian principles and action.
- Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into emergency response programmes.
Required work experience:
5 years or more
Is willing and able to travel in insecure areas and when necessary on short notice