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

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
  • 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.
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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
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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


  • For more information please send an email to:
  • 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: with the position title as the subject of the email

Application Deadline: 16th June, 2017.

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