Job Opening at Oxfam Nigeria for a Business Support Manager (C1 – Global)

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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of ‘a just world without poverty’ and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Support Manager (C1 – Global)
Location: Abuja 
(With possible travel to North East)
 Job Description

  • This role is for a good leader interested in providing financial and risk management service by developing business intelligence that supports program decisions and performance management.
  • The job holder will provide strategic overview and management of Finance, Procurement & Logistics and information Communication & Technology; leading on business process re engineering initiatives that will ensure appropriate integration with user departments.
  • The job holder will reinforce value for money criteria in close cooperation with the program and management units.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Performance Management & Business Intelligence: 

  • Steward performance management Lead business intelligence activities, performing proactive monitoring and analysis to drive strategic business decisions and continuous improvement activities
  • Respond to informational requests from The Headquarters and The regional Centre and be the main contact point for information for on all matters to do with programme support.

Financial Planning and Information Management: 

  • Lead the annual and periodical financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes to ensure efficiency and compliance with all organisational standards of management and accountability.
  • Provide direct support to Programme Managers and/or budget holders on all matters of finance specifically budget preparation, monitoring, control and reporting with a view to ensuring good financial standards is met.

Grant Management and Donor Reporting: 

  • Ensure that the Finance team provides proactive response to the Programme team in:
    • Departmental planning and budgeting (Inc departmental operating $ans, budgets, and (re)forecasting and analysis);
    • Cost recovery through proactive and aggressive recharging of core costs and key positions to restricted donor funding
  • Contributes to proposal development (for Grants and Tenders) and leading the development of detailed internal coat models and external budget / pricing proposals together with the supply add Logistics Manager,
  • Manage restricted funds (e.g. EU/ECHO, UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, USAID/OFDA, etc) in collaboration with Funding Coordinator to ensure best practice for compliance and financial reporting as required.

Procurement & Logistics: 

  • Supports the Supply and logistics Manager in design and implementation of effective supply chain and logistics management strategies working with the Country Director with respect to identifying required interventions, and the resolution of attendant issues.
  • Support the team to embed organisational systems, standards and structures into logistics & procurement functions, including strategic advice, clarity on policy, procedures and ways of working.

Information Technology: 

  • Ensure that IT strategy not only incorporates developing effective business solutions and services with the underlying infrastructure but that it underpins the delivery of appropriate technology enabled solutions.
  • Ensure continuous follow up to IT process and day-by-day operation that complies with Oxfam minimum standards and policies; promote best practise.

Leadership, Coordination and Capacity Building: 

  • As a member of the leadership team, support the development of the country strategy, with a focus on ensuring. sufficient capacity and support in business operations.

Educational, Experience and Competencies

  • Masters degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or closely related field i.e. in the areas of Project management, social sciences or a combined professional qualification. Relevant work experience may be considered.
  • Proven ability to interpret financial procedures and standards and put them into practice and influence others in their implementation
  • Experience managing humanitarian, campaign as well long-term program budgets of over €40 million and reporting to relevant donors,
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Ex- eel, Accounting/Statistical analysis software etc.)
  • Full professional qualification in accountancy (e.g. CA/ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CPA)
  • Minimum of 10 years “hands-on” working experience in providing a whole range of financial services within a structured organisation, 5 years of which must be at strategic level in an INGO program work, including field experience and/or with institutional donors .
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a dispersed, multi-disciplined, multicultural team

Essential Competence: 

  • Commitment to Oxfams overall aims and policies arid experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfams work
  • Knowledge or appreciation of Nigeria in terms of its political economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the region.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and report writing skills. Good analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting/work related software etc.)


  • Knowledge and / or experience of common Oxfam norms objects, standards and tools

What We Offer
Oxfam (Novib) is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.


  • For more information please send an email to: [email protected]
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as suitable candidates may be shortlisted and interview prior to closing date. Only applications sent in the required format will considered.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should email an application letter and CV as one Word Document or PDF attachment to: [email protected] with the position title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline: 16th June, 2017.

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