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NGO Jobs in Nairobi Kenya - Oxfam Novib

Oxfam Novib (ON), a Dutch based INGO is a member of Oxfam International (OI), a world-wide confederation of more than 14 organizations working for change and development.

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty. It believes that people are capable of building their own livelihood without poverty, provided they are given the chance to do so.

Oxfam responds to humanitarian needs in more than 120 countries and works with hundreds of thousands of supporters and volunteers who make up its international network of concern, action and solidarity.

Oxfam supports local projects in developing countries, and lobbies governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and to increase its impact on development and humanitarian issues

Accountant / Bookkeeper 

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Purpose of the function

To maintain the financial and administration aspects of the country office in such a way that the office running costs are efficiently and effectively administered and accounted for according to the standards and procedures set.

Required knowledge level

  • Bachelor degree in Commerce ( accounting)
  • CPA 2 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Programme Development and Management
  • Analytical Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 3-4 years of relevant work experience, preferably with an international organization
  • Proficiency in computer applications packages and especially knowledge of Pastel Evolution is an asset.
Humanitarian Program Officer - Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (HPO-VL) 


Purpose of the function

To contribute to the design and implementation of Oxfam Novib humanitarian strategy in Somalia/land.

The job holder will ensure that Oxfam Novib (ON) and its partners have the capacity and are able to respond to and deliver quality Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods interventions.

Required knowledge level
  • At least a degree in a field relevant/related to WASH/ERFS-VL
  • Firsthand experience with emergency response delivery and preparedness work, preferably in more than one country, in the field of EFS-VL/WASH
  • Is willing and able to travel to insecure areas of Somalia/land.
  • Experience in capacity building and support to partners.
  • Experience in coordination
  • Knowledge of Somalia and pastoralist communities is an asset.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in English.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in all partner-working areas if security permits
  • An understanding of Gender and HIV/AIDS protection issues and general community development issues.
  • At least 5 year experience in the relevant field.
  • Ability to speak Somali language is an added advantage
Programme Officer 

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Purpose of the function

Based on Oxfam Novib’s strategic plan, to further refine and implement the organisations country policy and the one programme approach in close co-operation with other Oxfam program staff and local partners.

Required knowledge
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Special knowledge on integrated programs with a bias on essential services (including health, education, and agriculture), Governance & civil society capacity building is emphasised.
  • Good Command of English Language.
  • Knowledge of Somalia context is an asset and willingness to travel to Somalia and ability to speak Somalia is an added advantage.
Application procedure

Applications (full curriculum vitae and motivation letter) to: For full job description can be requested on the above mail address quoting the reference number.

Application deadline is Friday 20th October 2011, COB.

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