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Vacancy - Work at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is a universal confederation of 17 associations working in roughly 94 nations worldwide to discover answers for neediness and what it thinks about foul play the world over. In the entirety of Oxfam's activities, a definitive objective is to empower individuals to practice their rights and deal with their very own lives. Oxfam works straightforwardly with networks and tries to impact the amazing, to guarantee that needy individuals can improve their lives and vocations and have a state in choices that influence them. Every association (subsidiary) cooperates globally to accomplish a more prominent effect through aggregate endeavors.

Media and Communications Officer

Employment Type

Full Time




5 years



Employment Field


Inner Job Grade D1 national

Contract type Fixed Term (inexhaustible)

Answering to Head of Influencing and Public Engagements

Staff detailing specifically to this post - None

Key connections/cooperations Internal: Supply and Logistics group, IPE group, SMT External: NUJ, media houses, Government

Occupation Purpose

To arrange and convey assets and procedures in help of the media and correspondence part to our program. To be in charge of conveying the media part of the Nigeria program working with accomplices to accomplish effect and improvement in the lives of individuals in Nigeria on the issues identifying with agribusiness, sustenance security, exchange and environmental change.

The post holder will likewise lead, create and convey advanced procedures and battles on GROW, Right to Food, Climate Change Adaptation, ladies' territory rights and access to credits, Agriculture spending observing and support preparing and Gender Justice. The post holder is required to be a solid cooperative person and add to the nation program collaboration. The job expects ability to direct power examination of political territory required for creating backing and media and advanced crusade plans, procedures and strategies. It requests imagination and capability in dissecting and incorporating data to comprehend issues, recognize choices and bolster the Oxfam nation group in cool headed basic leadership.

Also, the post holder is required to help accomplices to reinforce their ability for powerful backing work, train them on promotion particularly media (new and customary) and crusading instruments, brief government authorities, private area performing artists, columnists, campaigners and others on the battle issues above.

Employment Responsibilities

Contribute colossally towards media, computerized and correspondence as a major aspect of support advancement in all projects

Concurs on media and correspondence as a component of promotion issues and together with the important program staff recognizes backing and correspondence issues identified with Oxfam's work in Nigeria.

Bolster Program Officers in building Networks to do backing on vocations, Market Access and Right To Be Heard issues in Nigeria.

Structure and produce preparing and instructive materials on media and correspondence for showcasing the Oxfam program, and its GROW battle

Creates work plans, singular advancement plans, and customary reports to the Campaign Manager

Bolster program accomplices in media and interchanges related limit constructing and guaranteeing this is incorporated inside projects

Backings in recognizing potential new vital media accomplices for Oxfam in Nigeria and create methodologies for working with them.

Have duty regarding the observing and supervision of media as a feature of backing related accomplice exercises and plans in Nigeria by guaranteeing that these are in accordance with Oxfam GB procedure in Nigeria

Record and distribute Oxfam's learning in Nigeria by contributing articles preparation notes, media productions and contextual investigations for Oxfam's battles.

Backing Oxfam Nigeria staff and accomplices in getting important messages crosswise over to target gatherings of people inside and outside the association on significant exercises.

Announcement in West Africa, our every other month site reps, and other important distributions.

Keep up contact with key government employees, services and parliamentarians (Trade, Land, Education, and so on) for data and feed these into Oxfam's national media and support work

Much of the time refresh our Oxfam in Nigeria online networking outlets (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and so on.) and guarantee we disperse data about our program on a week by week premise

Create and continue association with the media and the common society bunches in Nigeria to bolster into Oxfam's backing work.

Guarantee sufficient media inclusion for all program exercises, capacities and official statements/press explanations

Liase with dynamic partners to distinguish and assist them with using uncommon chances to drive Oxfam's corporate promotion issues in different news sources in Nigeria

Energetic and required to stick to Oxfam's standards and qualities (click here) just as the advancement of sex equity and ladies' rights (click here).

Comprehension of and promise to hold fast to value, assorted variety, sexual orientation, kid security and staff wellbeing and prosperity standards.

People Specifications


At least four year college education in sociology, Communication Studies, Development Studies or some other related field.


Least five (5) years work involvement with no less than three (3) years spent in a comparative job is fundamental

Least of three (3) years evident abilities and involvement in immediate and aberrant campaigning/backing and battling work in this field exceedingly alluring

Evident wide handle and comprehension of arrangement issues and strategy condition in Nigeria with respect to Livelihoods (Market Access, Trade, and Right To Be Heard) and Gender.

Evident abilities and involvement in compelling media relations

An obvious comprehension of NGO media/backing work with regards to advancement

Involvement in limit building as well as preparing aptitudes is exceedingly favorable

Obvious and demonstrated solid theoretical, look into, systematic and composing abilities

Evident comprehension and experience of sexual orientation and assorted variety issues as it identifies with all media work and promise to tending to imbalances in all the key zones of obligation.

Experience of working with Civil Society/Media Network accomplices.

Aptitudes and Abilities

Capacity to convey complex thoughts in basic language

Certifiable capacity to work freely, think deliberately just as work inside a group

Imaginative reasoning, creating, planning, or making new thoughts, connections, frameworks, or items

Abnormal state relational and strategic aptitudes alongside attention to political sensitivities in various settings of Nigeria

Familiarity with composed and communicated in English

Acquainted with the most recent patterns, strategies and advances in computerized impacting and can interface online with disconnected media.

Some visual depiction aptitudes and capacity to create basic infographics is attractive

Capacity to show affectability to social contrasts and sexual orientation issues, just as the pledge to rise to circumstances.

Capacity to exhibit a receptiveness and readiness to find out about the utilization of sex/sexual orientation mainstreaming, ladies' rights, and decent variety for all parts of improvement work.

Duty to Oxfam's shielding approaches to guarantee all individuals who come into contact with Oxfam are as sheltered as would be prudent.

Authoritative Values:

Responsibility – Our motivation driven, results-centered methodology implies we assume liability for our activities and consider ourselves responsible. We trust that others ought to likewise be considered responsible for their activities.

Strengthening – Our methodology implies that everybody required with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to individuals living in neediness, should feel they can get change going.

Comprehensiveness – We are available to everybody and grasp decent variety. We trust everybody has a commitment to make, paying little mind to noticeable and imperceptible contrasts.

Key Behavioral Competencies

(in view of Oxfam's Leadership Model)



We are agreeable to settle on straightforward choices and to adjust basic leadership modes to the unique circumstance and requirements.


We can connect with differing partners such that prompts expanded effect for the association We spot chances to impact adequately and where there are no open doors we can make them in an aware and significant way.


We put 'we' before 'me' and spot an accentuation on the intensity of the aggregate, support the group and play to the qualities of every person. We are not worried about progressive power, and we connect with, trust and esteem the information and ability of others over all dimensions of the association.

Relationship Building

We comprehend the significance of building relationship, inside and outside the association. We can draw in with conventional and non-customary partners in manners that lead to expanded effect for the association.

Tuning in

We are great audience members who can see where more profound dimensions of contemplations and inferred suspicions vary. Our messages to others are clear and think about various inclinations.

Shared Accountability

We can clarify our choices and how we have taken them dependent on our authoritative qualities. We are prepared to be considered answerable for what we do and how we carry on, as we are additionally considering others responsible in a predictable way.

Deftness, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We examine the earth, foresee changes, are OK with absence of lucidity and manage countless connecting in various and unusual ways.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.  We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support.

Method of Application

Candidates interested in this position should please email an application letter and Curriculum vitae as one attachment to with the position title as the subject of the email. Completed applications should reach the dedicated email on or before 5pm 15th March, 2019. Applications not sent in the required format will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment and interview.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately as due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as received, as such suitable candidates may be shortlisted and interviewed prior to closing date. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.