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.

Human Resources/Admin Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationBorno
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial  Human Resources / HR

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Job Purpose

  • To provide effective and efficient Human Resources (HR) and administration services to help smooth programme delivery.
  • To ensure that Oxfam meets its business objectives and mainstreams its core organizational values through the effective administration service.
  • To manage recruitment, HR policies and procedures, keep up to date and accurate HR filing systems and support in all HR and administrative issues for Oxfam bases in Biu and Damboa

Key Responsibilities
Human resources:

  • Manage all recruitment (in collaboration with the allocated recruiting manager), including advertising, collecting CVs, administering written tests and interviews
  • Maintain a capacity planner, and alert line managers of upcoming staff renewal dates
  • Support with training and capacity building of staff where relevant
  • Ensure compliance with all Oxfam HR policies and procedures
  • Support line managers with all aspects of HR and personnel management, as per Oxfam policies and procedures


  • Supervise administration staff and ensure that all staff reporting to post holder have work plans, performance objectives; and deliver to agreed set standards.
  • Ensure Oxfam Office and Guesthouses are managed proactively and properly.
  • With support from the HR Manager, continuously review and update admin systems and procedures to ensure compliance with local laws and Oxfam set standards and to improve efficiency.
  • Ensuring timely processing of utility and service bills (telephone bills, power, water cleaning and maintenance, fumigation.
  • Monitoring and maintaining office premises in line with Oxfam health and safety requirements and standards.
  • Provide monthly admin and forecast reports for management information system, and for input into budget and audit processes.
  • Conduct inductions of new staff on Admin systems and procedures.
  • Ensure smooth management of day to day administrative function and requirement in the office.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in HRM, Business Administration, Public Administration, Arts or Social Sciences with three years of relevant professional experience in human resources administration.
  • Previous experience working in an NGO or within a structured organization will be an added advantage.

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Protection Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationBorno
  • Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit

Location: Biu/Damboa, Borno
Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Job Purpose

  • To support in implementing gender-sensitive community-level protection activities in particular, protection monitoring and information dissemination and referrals guided by Oxfam’s policies and guidelines for managing information and relevant professional standards in protection work.

Key Responsibilities
Programme Implementation:

  • Ensure the delivery of protection activities in Southern Borno (this may include protection focused distributions, services mapping, and other targeted support).
  • Undertake regular field visits with the WASH and EFSVL teams to identity and address, along with the sectorial teams, potential protection concerns arising from Oxfam’s humanitarian response.
  • Prepere for and organize community consultations and community based orientation sessions, in coordination with Oxfam team(s) and other partners
  • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research
  • Monitors protection issues affecting lDPs and host population in areas of operation
  • Support the Programme Manager and Team Leaders to strategise, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all programme activities
  • With support of the Programmse Manager and Protection Coordinator, develop and update relevant Information, Education and Communication tools (leaflets, brochures, posters etc.)
  • Coordinate and organize regular internal mapping of services available in the area of intervention

Experience and Qualifications

  • University degree in a relevant discipline (Law, Political Science, Social Science, Psychology or any other relevant education profile).
  • Demonstrable experience (minimum 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts.
  • Capacity and willingness to be based daily in the field locations where Oxfam operates
  • Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
  • Previous experience in using and adapting community-led approaches.
  • Good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Oxfam’s equal opportunity and gender policies
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft word, powerpoint and excel

Method of Application

Applicants should send their application letter and Curriculum Vitae as one attachment in English to: vacancies-nigeria@oxfamnovib.nl with the position title as the subject of your email.


  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.