NEXUS FUND MANAGER – National’s/International’s
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- Post date:18 Nov 2020
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INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ADVERT
[NEXUS FUND MANAGER]
Fulltime / 40 hours a week
Contract length: 1 Year with possibility of extension
Mogadishu 60-70% of the time with frequent travel between Somaliland, Puntland, South Central Somalia and Nairobi
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.
Purpose of the position
To manage Oxfam’s commitments towards the Nexus locally-led platform (9 leading local NGOs across Somalia); lead grant management, compliance and donor reporting of Nexus-implemented projects; ensure programme quality. The post-holder will be based in Mogadishu 60-70% of the time with frequent travel between Somaliland, Puntland, South Central Somalia and Nairobi – the induction Background:
The Nexus platform is a consortium of nine Somali NGO’s, Oxfam and Save the Children. Founded in 2019 its members are – African Development Solutions (ADESO), Centre for Peace and Democracy (CPD), Gargaar Relief and Development Organization (GREDO), Horn of Africa Voluntary Youth Committee (HAVOYOCO), KAALO, Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), Social-Life and Agriculture Development Organisation (SADO), Taakulo Somaliland Community (TASCO), and WASDA – and two INGOs – Oxfam and Save the Children International.
Nexus is a paradigm-shifting platform for civil society leadership that aims to shape the future in Somalia and Somaliland and breaks the silos of humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding interventions. Nexus is strategically investing in the institutions of civil society and government, advancing a new, community-driven framework that creates space for local organizations, our partners in government and the private sector to lead the way in identifying, scaling and integrating community owned and driven solutions to humanitarian, development and peacebuilding needs. Nexus aims to overcome the structural inequities present in the Somali humanitarian system, to shift power towards Somali humanitarian actors. Thus, moving from a predominantly internationally led humanitarian system in Somalia towards a humanitarian system where local organizations are in the driver’s seat.
Working with others is a fundamental part of Oxfam’s strategy and crucial for us to achieve Oxfam’s vision: most effectively address the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice, and that help strengthen people as empowered agents of their own development. The Oxfam Somalia programme works on life saving and resilience projects in a complex and changeable context. The programme is committed to working with a variety of actors and to further strengthen the capacity of local actors and to shift power to local actors.
Oxfam’s role within the Nexus Platform is Fund Manager and lead on Learning and Innovation. This is recognizing that many donors are currently unable to directly fund local NGOs and to support Nexus members in donor compliance, programme quality and dispersing Learning regionally and globally.
The Fund Manager role is embedded within the Oxfam Somalia country office, reporting to the Country Director, and is required to effectively galvanise all efforts towards the effective implementation of the donor-funded Nexus Platform programmes. The Fund Manager will work closely with Nexus members programme leads and lead the programme management unit to deliver on donor-funded projects. The Fund Manager’s principle accountability is to Oxfam and back donors, however they will closely collaborate with and support the Nexus Technical Advisor and the Nexus Steering Committee on strategic issues. will take place in Hargeisa.
Key responsibilities and tasks
Oversee financial compliance, grant/risk management and related areas in line with donor rules and regulations, but with each Nexus Core Member ultimately responsible for ensuring financial compliance and risk management.
Oversee management of grants and contracts with Nexus members, ensuring timely release of grant funds, financial monitoring of partner projects and internal budget monitoring that are in compliance with Oxfam’s financial systems; report on progress, status and possible re-adjustments of activities.
Support development of proposals for new funding opportunity/partnerships and ensure compliance with internal Oxfam approval processes (eg. bid/no-bid etc) and sign off process
Upon award of any grant, prepare individual financing agreements for each Nexus member receiving funding, which will outline specific details of the funding arrangement, including various
donor requirements, liability for ineligible expenses and similar areas.
Facilitate an external evaluation and audits of the programmes
Coordinate Oxfam sign-off of new proposals and support Nexus in proposal development if required
Partner coordination and relationship management
Convene regular update and coordination on donor-funded projects with Nexus programmatic leads, forming the Programme Management Unit
Update Nexus Steering Committee on progress/delivery and any strategic issues, in coordination with Nexus technical advisor and project management committee
Operate in a way that is aligned with the long-term vision of Oxfam transitioning out of the fund management role and Nexus core members receiving direct funding, by utilizing opportunities to gradually transition responsibilities, in line with strengths and capacities of Nexus members.
Join Oxfam staff member meetings with government officials and other partners in Mogadishu when necessary
Facilitate and share opportunities for funding and advocacy with Nexus members
Develop risk management plan in coordination with members for each grant and partner.
Receive adequate funding within any grant to ensure robust fund and risk management systems can be ensured, such as through adequate staffing dedicated to Nexus.
In coordination with Nexus, maintain situational awareness including current and upcoming opportunities, economic and political developments, humanitarian risks and challenges; monitor context, give updates to donors.
Ensure safe programming and safeguarding processes are in place and mainstreamed across Nexus-implemented projects
Facilitate all Nexus core members through Oxfam’s internal due diligence processes
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, Learning and Innovation:
Manage an internal learning initiative in conjunction with Nexus Core Members at all stages of implementation, in particular learning on the modality of the consortium, integrated nexus programming, and advancing of the localization agenda.
Collaboratively deliver learning events and products that also seek to leverage Nexus’ experiences to advocate for broader aid system changes.
Encourage innovation in programme delivery, drawing on Oxfam’s global experience and networks.
Ensure MEAL plan are available and rolled out for all donor grants and accountability and
feedback systems are in place by all members.
Postgraduate degree in relevant discipline
At least 5 years’ experience in managing and coordinating humanitarian/development programmes and grants (standalone and in consortia), in collaboration with partners (local and international)
Proven donor reporting skills and very good understanding of compliance and risk management
Experience in donor contract management and understanding of donor regulations, including the effective communication of such towards project stakeholders
Demonstrated experience in project cycle management, including strategic planning, monitoring & evaluation
Very good command of English language, written and spoken
A clear understanding of the Grand Bargain, Charter for Change, the localization agenda and CHS; nuanced understanding of partnerships which encourages participation, articulates the rights of partners, alongside managing relational issues.
Experience in partner capacity strengthening
Excellent people, networking and diplomacy skills
Experience and understanding of working in volatile and conflict-affected contexts
Effective communication and facilitation skills internally and externally towards donors, government and NGOs, superiors, managers, technical experts.
Leadership capacity to develop a common vision, and capacity to support and develop staff and partners
Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into emergency response programmes
Understanding of safe programming and PSEA, including related potential risks/mitigation measures in NGO programming
Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
Interest in and commitment to the aims, values and objectives of Oxfam
Commitment to humanitarian principles and action, and relevant codes of conduct including CHS, the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, and Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes.
Please apply the position by apply in the below link. Applications Deadline is on 02nd December 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted .
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