Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Campaign Manager at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is a confederation of 17 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.Campaign Manager at Oxfam Nigeria

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Campaign Manager

Job ID: INT3328
Location: Abuja - with travel
Job Familiy: Campaigns and Advocacy
Salary Level: Global B Level 2
Job Type: Fixed Term
Oxam Purpose
  • To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.
Team Purpose:
  • The Lake Chad Basin response provides humanitarian assistance to the population
  • affected by the conflict, through a combined approach of direct humanitarian response and campaigns and advocacy.
The Campaigns team leads our campaigns and advocacy on issues related with the crisis within the frame work of the Oxfam International Rights in Crisis Campaign:
  • Raise awareness of Oxfam's work locally, nationally and internationally,
  • Works to lobby and influence Decision Makers partners and allies and using a variety of campaigns and advocacy techniques.
  • Facilitate information and communications sharing for the LCB Response with stakeholders, NGOs, donors and other advocacy targets. Works closely with the programmes team to ensure campaigns and advocacy complements our programmatic approach.
The key tasks for the Campaign Manager will be:
  • Lead the development and implementation of in-country and global campaign strategies and plans
  • Manage complex set of internal relationships, including RiC affiliate offices, Oxfam International, regional and international advocacy offices such as New York, Brussels including managing sign off procedures on policy and advocacy products,
  • Manage relations with a diverse range of campaign allies, targets and crisis-affected people with responsibility for external representation when appropriate
  • Lead (or provide strategic support to) multi-country, multi-affiliate fundraising proposals to support humanitarian advocacy and campaigning
  • Diverse and complex problem solving and strong leadership
  • Manage the Advocacy & Policy Lead, the Media Lead and the IM/Communications Manager.
Team Vision:
  • The LCB Campaigns Team uses their professional expertise in information, research, campaigns and advocacy to achieve Oxfam's goals and strategic aims.
  • The campaigns team will take the lead and be in the frontline of campaigns and advocacy to build support for Oxfam's efforts in the LCB.
  • The team will also facilitate understanding of Oxfam's principles and promoting its humanitarian goals among all stakeholders: beneficiaries, the public, regional governments affected by the crisis, other agencies (donors and NGOs) and Oxfam staff.
Job Purpose
  • The Campaign Manager will take overall responsibility for managing the delivery of the campaigns and advocacy across Oxfam International (OI)
  • The Rights in crisis campaign Manager will support Oxfam’s efforts to design and implement advocacy strategies to better meet the needs of Congolese civilians affected by conflict and humanitarian disaster.
Reporting Lines:
  • Post holder reports to: Operational Lead for the LCB Response
  • Staff reporting to this post; Advocacy & Policy Lead; Media Lead; IM & Communications Manager
Job Profile
Budget Responsibility:
  • Small administration and operational budget
The following responsibilities are not exhaustive. They aim to provide a clear sense of the nature and scope of jobs at this grade:
  • Management of a budget or of significant processes and relationships, particularly with partners and external contacts.
  • Involves line management of core Campaigns Team staff
  • Project management - within own specialism
  • Works independently, making decisions and problem solving on routine, new and complex issues/problems, which are often highly unpredictable in type, content, or circumstances.
  • Expert knowledge of relevant communications environment and programme context.
  • Provides creative/innovative solutions to wide range of problems/tasks/projects - some new/some routine.
  • Forward planning & management of projects/development of strategy within own specialism.
  • Contributes to strategic development at a wider level within the programme.
  • Providing technical advice and specialist guidance on appropriate communications solutions across the affiliate at all levels – possibly also OI-wide.
  • Representing affiliate to influential external contacts, and acting as key external spokesperson.
  • Achieves goals by influencing internal/external agenda/policies through using well-developed influencing, negotiating and sales skills.
  • Develops messaging for national, regional and international audiences for influencing.
  • Responsible for shaping work which has potential major impact on public image.
  • Requires ability to analyse and communicate complex information to a wide range of audiences.
Key Responsibilities
Expectations for the position:
  • The incumbent will work independently and effectively with minimal supervision and with flexibility to achieve the deliverables of the position.
  • S/he will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • S/he will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work, will perform all duties appropriately for a multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam mission and goals.
  • Act as Campaign Manager for the LCB Response: providing humanitarian campaigns advocacy leadership, and working with the Operational Lead and Programme Teams to ensure positions and messages on related issues such as food insecurity, returns. gender, and protection are consistent and coherent
  • Plan and ensure delivery of an appropriate range of campaigns and advocacy activities to convey Oxfam’s positions and messages to prioritised advocacy targets and media outlets
  • Directly line manage the Advocacy & Policy Lead; the Media Lead; The IM & Communications Manager
Strategy development and implementation:
  • Lead the development of strategic plans for the LCB Campaign and research on humanitarian and conflict-related issues in the Lake Chad Basin.
  • Monitor and analyze developments in country and share this information with the broader Oxfam International team through regular SitReps, email updates, teleconferences, and briefing notes.
  • Lead in the development of policy analysis on emerging crisis situations to inform Oxfam positioning and planning.
  • Work closely with colleagues in Oxfam and national and international civil society to ensure new developments are monitored and communicated in a timely fashion to ensure information can be used by both advocacies, regional and international.
  • Represent Oxfam in meetings with external stakeholders and visiting delegations
  • Provide analysis for Oxfam representation and lobbying in international platforms
Skills and Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/International Affairs/Public Policy /Government with focus on conflict and security/humanitarian affairs/ governance/ risk Management.
  • Advanced degree in related field would be an added advantage.
Experience and Core Competencies:
  • Substantial and proven experience in advocacy or campaigning for humanitarian or human rights
  • Understanding of humanitarian response, disaster risk reduction, complex humanitarian, emergencies, conflict resolution strategies, and international human rights/humanitarian law.
  • Ability to think and operate strategically, independently and creatively.
  • Lobbying and political skills: persuasive, diplomatic and articulate.
  • Experience in advocacy, research, policy, lobbying, media work and public campaigning, including the ability to act as a spokesperson when necessary.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work independently yet cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a number of long distance working relationships.
  • Computer literacy (MS Word, Internet).
  • Fluent in English, written and verbal.
  • Initiative, influencing skills , self awareness, ability to work effectively with others and critical analysis skills.
  • Language skill desirable - French
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission, values and ethics.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for More Information (PDF)

Application Deadline Date
24th March, 2017.


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