Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organizations that works together to increase the impact of its long term development and humanitarian responses.
The Nigeria Country Office, is currently recruiting for the Lake Chad Basin Response, to fill the
Job Title: Funding Coordinator
Req ID: 1522
Job Type: Full time/40 hours a week
Purpose of the Position
- To establish, implement and maintain the LCB Nigeria Response funding program strategy and Response funding plan, including resourcing for humanitarian/early recover and policy/advocacy work in order to increase the Oxfam income of institutional donors.
Fundraising and managing unrestricted and restricted funding (20%):
- Lead on developing and implementing the LCB Nigeria response funding strategy and country funding plan;
- Working closely with Humanitarian Managers in the field and support services staff to ensure optimal use of unrestricted funds and greatest use of restricted funds through strategic recharging to donor contracts where possible;
- Work with the humanitarian team to develop the response budget, and mapping donor funding.
- (Work with the in-country teams to develop an annual income plan and budget jointly with Partners Affiliates for submission to Governing Bodies and affiliate HQs as appropriate).
- Assist the humanitarian response team in planning, coordinating development and submission of competitive, high quality concept papers, donor proposals, and budgets which are successfully funded by a variety of donor agencies, seeking multi-year funding from potential donors whenever possible;
- Establish and maintain an up-to-date country funding strategy and plan and help to prioritize approaches to donors;
- Oversee overall coherence and quality of donor relationships in country in line with Oxfam strategy for their sovereign donors;
- Research and analyses changing donor environment and strategies and advise on effective influencing of donors, linking in with affiliate HQ (donor leads) as appropriate;
- As a member of the Humanitarian Management Team, help shape Oxfam’s strategy and objectives in the response.
- Ensure good quality and timely information is fed back to governing bodies, affiliate HQs and other stakeholders for budget and income planning purposes according to agreed Oxfam processes;
Coordination and information sharing (15%):
- Ensure effective coordination and information flows with Global Programme Funding team, Affiliate HQs, Governing Bodies and Partner Affiliates;
- Ensure overall coordination of the humanitarian funding for the LCB Nigeria response;
- Broker and help to ensure that core content is gathered and shared about the country program as per agreed Oxfam guidelines with affiliate HQs to support marketing staff in unrestricted fundraising;
- Engage in peer networks of other country fundraising staff within region, between regions and globally as appropriate.
- Coordinate and manage processes for key funding opportunities in country;
- Coordinate any donor visits and facilitate any reasonable requests from funding affiliates and governing bodies;
Contract Management/ Managing Restricted funding (20%):
- Lead responsibility for negotiating donor contracts favourably in line with Oxfam standards and managing donor relationships in country;
- Ensure sign-off of donor proposals, reports and contracts within delegations and according to agreed Oxfam processes;
- Help prepare for audits of donor funded programs
- Collaborate with the in-country funding staff (compliance officers, donor contract manager, finance staff – as appropriate) to ensure compliance with donor requirements; ensure reports are of good quality and submitted on time; analyze and provide advice to staff on the funding policies and requirements of different donors, seek advice and input from affiliate HQ (donor leads) for high risk donors;
Represent Oxfam to the donor community in country as required and maintain positive working relationships with donor agencies (20%):
- Identify, assess and approach new donors or funding sources and represent Oxfam as required with donors together with relevant programme staff.
Information Management and Capacity building (5%):
- Ensure sufficient capacity and skills of staff and partners in country to manage funding portfolio to recognized Oxfam and donor standards;
- Help develop information for induction, funding manuals and other resources for use by the LCB Response Niger programme and finance staff;
- Maintain restricted funding information systems and records on donor contracts both manually (hard files) and electronically (Oxfam systems/tools);
- Track income, request payments from donors and any necessary follow-up, process repayments and obtain any donor approvals, in line with Oxfam standards.
- Assess and strengthen the capacity of colleagues and partner staff across the country in the planning, securing and managing of unrestricted and restricted funds through formal training delivery, coaching and accompaniment.
- You have a Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Humanitarian, Management, International Development or related field;
- Significant experience in managing donor contracts and fundraising activities, in particular from institutional donors, such as OFDA, ECHO, DFID, SIDA, UN agencies etc.;
- Information management and IT skills with good attention to detail in order to develop and analyse donor budgets and financial reports; and to develop/maintain, and give guidance on electronic and manual contract management and reporting systems;
- High level of analytical skills and critical thinking;
- Ability to research, analyze, and report (e.g. researching donor priorities, evaluating proposals and reports, determining match between external funding opportunities and Oxfam objectives);
- Experience in capacity building; coaching and delivering training at an individual and group level;
- Ability to network and represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions;
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication and relationship skills with ability to influence external organizations and individuals;
- Ability to manage his/her time effectively. Willing and able to adapt priorities in order to respond to changing demands;
- Self motivated, target driven and an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising;
- Excellent oral and written command of English.
- Sound understanding of Programme Cycle Management in emergencies and/or development environments;
- Strong numeracy and financial skills, particularly in developing budgets, financial management/monitoring and reporting;
- Good written skills with proven ability to develop and present proposals and donor reports, for both internal and external audiences;
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 donors.
- The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between € 2962,– to € 4557,– gross based on 36 hours a week.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 19 March, 2017.