Project Officer at Oxfam Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer

Location: Taraba
Internal Job Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed term – 6 months
Department: Programs


  • Program Support: Assist the Project Coordinator in planning, implementing, and monitoring project activities to ensure they are in line with project objectives and timelines.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders. Collaborate with & support the coordination of meetings, workshops, and trainings with government officials, community-based organizations, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure project success. Maintain effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Assist in the documentation and reporting of project activities, including preparing regular progress reports, success stories, and lessons learned. Present project updates and findings to project team.
  • Data Management: Collect, organize, analyse, and manage data related to project activities, beneficiaries, and outcomes for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation.
  • Capacity Building: Support the organization and facilitation of training sessions for project staff, government officials, and community members on relevant project topics and methodologies.
  • VSLA Group Formation and Management: Support the formation of savings and loans groups within the community. Support monitoring of meetings of the groups, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
  • Budget Management: Assist in the development and monitoring of project budgets.
  • Gender and Social Inclusion: Ensure that project activities are gender-sensitive and inclusive of marginalized groups, particularly women and vulnerable rural populations.
  • Networking and collaboration: Establish and maintain relationships with local partners, NGOs, financial institutions, and government agencies to facilitate collaboration and enhance the reach and impact of savings and loans programs. Attend relevant community meetings and represent the organization in external forums.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative support to the Project Coordinator, including organizing meetings, managing logistics, and maintaining project documentation.

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies
Educational Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Development Studies, Economics, or a related field.

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Previous experience in project implementation, preferably in the agriculture or development sector.

Key Attributes:

  • Strong organizational and coordination skills, with attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and data analysis software.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues in development programming is desirable.
  • Proficiency in English and any local languages spoken in Taraba State would be an advantage. Fluency in local languages is desired.
  • Ability to travel to project sites within Taraba State as needed.


  • Enabling : 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 give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.
  • Mutual accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for our actions and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.


  • Building relationships: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

Application Closing Date
22nd March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:


Product Location Taraba, Nigeria

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