Governance and Influencing Officer at Oxfam


Oxfam is a worldwide motion of individuals working collectively to finish the injustice of poverty. Together we save, shield and rebuild lives. And we gained’t cease till each individual on the planet can defeat poverty or any kind of inequality or discrimination.

We are a global confederation of 19 organizations (associates) working along with companions and native communities within the areas of humanitarian, improvement, and campaigning, in additional than 90 international locations.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Governance and Influencing Officer

Requisition ID: 8167
Location: Bauchi
Internal Job Grade: D1
Contract kind: 1 Year Fixed Term
Reporting to: Project Manager
Staff reporting on to this put up: None
Key relationships/interactions: Project Officers, PMU Staff, Local NGO and Government Partners

Team Purpose

  • To promote agriculture-driven financial development and enhance the dwelling situations for 10,000 rural farmer households (60% girls) with a particular deal with girls and youth.

Job Purpose

  • To lead the event and implementation of LINE challenge’s advocacy and influencing work in Bauchi State linking with nationwide, regional and international Oxfam advocacy and influencing initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

  • To design and develop LINE challenge’s method to governance and influencing work, as a part of the Oxfam total technique.
  • To lead the implementation of LINE Project’s advocacy and influencing campaigns working in collaboration and with assist from Oxfam Country Office and with the challenge’s key implementing companions.
  • To liaise intently with the opposite Project Officers and Partners to make sure advocacy is rooted in all LINE challenge actions.
  • To compile, doc and share the challenge’s classes learnt, greatest practices and success case research/tales for and with a variety of audiences, domestically, nationally and overseas.
  • Other duties commensurate with the put up.

Key Tasks
Design and improvement of advocacy and campaigning:

  • To work with the Project Manager, different Officers , and Partners to develop advocacy and influencing methods which can be consistent with the LINE challenge aims as outlined within the Governance technique and total Oxfam advocacy and influencing methods.
  • To take the lead inside LINE challenge for the event and coordination of all advocacy, influencing and campaigning actions and work with all related companions to make sure advocacy outcomes are met.
  • To determine, work with, and collaborate, the place essential, with related civil society organisations and authorities places of work in and round Bauchi State on advocacy, influencing and campaigning on bettering the enterprise enabling setting.
  • To set up a monitoring framework that tracks and paperwork adjustments and impacts associated to advocacy, influencing and campaigning actions beneath the LINE challenge consistent with Oxfam’s Worldwide Influencing Network (WIN).
  • To advise the Project Management Unit on the event of reactive and opportunistic coverage statements as required.

 Lead implementation of advocacy, influencing and campaigns:

  • To develop LINE challenge’s profile with worldwide improvement advocacy boards working in shut collaboration with the PMU and the Oxfam nation workplace.
  • To set up and develop relationships with related high-profile influencers, together with however not restricted to Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Local Government Chairs, civil servants, suppose tanks, and many others.
  • To work intently with the LINE challenge officers and Oxfam nation workplace to develop widespread advocacy, influencing and campaigns supplies.
  • To symbolize LINE challenge at related public occasions and within the media, together with talking at supporter occasions after due clarification from the Project Manager.

Rooting advocacy and campaigning in native partnerships:

  • To work intently with the PMU to grasp the ‘voices’ of LINE challenge companions on advocacy-related points.
  • In affiliation with the related officer(s), to determine any potential influence of LINE Project’s advocacy or influencing or campaigning on our native companions and advise the PMU.
  • To present focused advocacy, influencing and campaigning assist to LINE challenge companions as required.
  • To undertake companion visits as required.
  • To determine, work with and mentor native implementing companions on advocacy, influencing and marketing campaign actions.
  • To guarantee LINE Project advocacy and influencing work supported by means of native companions is integrated into Oxfam nation workplace advocacy, influencing and campaigning the place applicable.

Supplementary duties:

  • To work intently with all related elements of the challenge as applicable to make sure that duties ship what’s required each inside the organisation and to our supporters and different stakeholders.
  • To play an energetic half within the wider LINE challenge workforce by providing assist and assist as required.
  • To undertake some other duties that could be thought to be applicable for a task of this nature inside the organisation.
  • To journey as required and symbolize LINE challenge at applicable boards, each nationally and internationally.


  • Eager and required to stick to Oxfam’s ideas and values (click on right here) in addition to the promotion of gender justice and girls’s rights (click on right here).
  • Understanding of and dedication to stick to fairness, variety, gender, baby security and workers well being and wellbeing ideas.

Job Requirements

  • University diploma or equal (e.g. important sensible expertise)


  • Experience of creating and delivering coverage advocacy methods and influencing coverage change.
  • Experience of creating widespread marketing campaign supplies.
  • Experience in documenting change and classes learnt by means of success tales, case research, studying manuals, and many others.
  • Experience of working with senior influencers.
  • Experience of advocacy and campaigning in an analogous function.

Personal attributes:

  • Self- motivated and in a position to work beneath strain and prioritise successfully.
  • Good workforce participant and ready to contribute to the general success of the organisation.
  • “Can do” angle.
  • Attention to element.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrable negotiation, influencing and relationship-building abilities.
  • Proven organisational and administrative abilities.
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Skilled at speaking in a transparent, concise and compelling method to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Strong communication abilities.


  • Cultural consciousness of Northern Nigeria and/or expertise withf the problems of the area.
  • Proven potential of planning and finishing up coaching periods.
  • Creative and modern method

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to reveal sensitivity to cultural variations and gender points, in addition to the dedication to equal alternatives.
  • Ability to reveal an openness and willingness to study in regards to the software of gender/gender mainstreaming, girls’s rights, and variety for all facets of improvement work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding insurance policies to make sure all individuals who come into contact with Oxfam are as secure as attainable.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused method means we take accountability for our actions and maintain ourselves accountable. We consider that others also needs to be held accountable for his or her actions.
  • Empowerment – Our method signifies that everybody concerned with Oxfam, from our workers and supporters to folks dwelling in poverty, ought to really feel they will make change occur.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everybody and embrace variety. We consider everybody has a contribution to make, no matter seen and invisible variations.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Decisiveness: We are snug to make clear selections and to adapt choice making modes to the context and wants.
  • Influencing: We have the flexibility to have interaction with numerous stakeholders in a approach that results in elevated influence for the group We spot alternatives to affect successfully and the place there aren’t any alternatives we have now the flexibility to create them in a respectful and impactful method.
  • Humility: We put ‘we’ earlier than ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the facility of the collective, nurture the workforce and play to the strengths of every particular person. We should not involved with hierarchical energy, and we have interaction with, belief and worth the information and experience of others throughout all ranges of the group.
  • Relationship Building: We perceive the significance of constructing a relationship, inside and outdoors the group. We have the flexibility to have interaction with conventional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways in which result in elevated influence for the group.
  • Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing danger towards the crucial to behave. We make selections according to organizational methods and values.
  • Vision Setting: We have the flexibility to determine and lead visionary initiatives which can be useful for our group and we set high-level route by means of a visioning course of that engages the group and numerous exterior stakeholders.
  • Self-Awareness: We are in a position to develop a excessive diploma of self-awareness round our personal strengths and weaknesses and our influence on others. Our self-awareness permits us to reasonable and self-regulate our behaviors to regulate and channel our impulses for good functions.
  • Enabling: We all work to successfully empower and allow others to ship the group’s targets by means of creating situations of success. We passionately put money into others by creating their careers, not solely their abilities for the job.  We present freedom; reveal perception and belief present applicable assist.
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see the place deeper ranges of ideas and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear and contemplate totally different preferences.
  • Mutual Accountability: We can clarify our selections and how we have now taken them primarily based on our organizational values.  We are able to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we’re additionally holding others to account in a constant method.
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the setting, anticipate adjustments, are snug with a scarcity of readability and cope with numerous parts interacting in numerous and unpredictable methods.
  • Systems Thinking: We view issues as elements of an total system and of their relation to the entire system, reasonably than reacting to a particular half, final result or occasion in isolation. We deal with cyclical reasonably than linear trigger and impact. By constantly training programs pondering we’re conscious of and handle well-unintended penalties of organizational selections and actions.

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
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  • All presents of employment shall be topic to passable references and could also be topic to applicable screening checks, which might embody legal data and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references referring to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.
  • Due to the urgency of this emptiness, purposes shall be reviewed as obtained and the emptiness may very well be closed sooner than the date indicated.
  • Qualified feminine candidates are strongly inspired to use

Application Deadline  twenty sixth February, 2021.


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