Grants and Funding Manager (Re-advertised)

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 15 Nov 2020

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have Bachelor (BA) in relevant field of studies that can bring added value to the job from a recognised university/collage?

Do you have 7 - 10 years senior management experience in securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as ECHO, DFID, OFDA, CIDA, and UN agencies, as well as international trusts and foundations?

Do you have excellent planning and budgeting skills, and a sound understanding of Programme Cycle Management in emergencies and/or development environments?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.

The Role

The Grants and Funding Manager is responsible to provide direct support to the organisation leading on the development of the fundraising strategy, identifying new donors, managing existing donor relationships, ensuring that donor compliance requirements are met and facilitating the development of new programme designs and proposals.

As a senior manager within Oxfam, and a member of the Oxfam in Ethiopia Senior Management team, the Grants Manager leads the planning, coordination, securing and management of restricted income to enable Oxfam in Ethiopia to deliver on the national country strategy.

Accountable to the Oxfam International Country Director for planning, coordination, securing and management of restricted income for the Ethiopia country programme.

What we are looking for

As a Grants and Funding Manager, you are expected to have experience in working jointly with partner organizations to develop winning funding proposals; developing organizational strategies and plans for communication and measuring effectiveness; managing and developing others, including direct line management; and leading and managing conflict resolution. You are also expected to be proactive in addressing the interface between different functions and programme teams in-country to ensure efficiency and accountability; have demonstrated organisational awareness and understanding of knowledge management; and good understanding of management roles and dynamics in organizations.

You also need to have leadership, management, negotiation and coordination skills (of people and projects) in a complex multi-stakeholder, networked, global and largely virtual environment; strong analytical and conceptual thinking; excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others; excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills; highly developed interpersonal, influencing and relationship skills; and excellent skills and experience in capacity building staff in relation to fundraising or programme development.

You should also have the ability to demonstrate leadership behaviours and ways of working within the funding team that promotes value addition, non-duplication of roles across functions, empowerment and role enrichment of team and a culture of cost effectiveness by all functional managers; develop customer service attitude within the funding and a focus on integrated teamwork; liaise with a wide range of people, both internally and externally at very senior levels (OI, Executing Affiliate and other senior organizational leaders) with credibility, tact and diplomacy; represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions; and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to act as key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast paced, dynamic and internationally focussed environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Further Information

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Fixed term/Open ended

Closing Date: 15 November 2020

How to apply:

To apply for this rewarding and multi-faceted role please visit the following link:

Applicants who applied for this position previously need not to apply for this position again. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Due to the urgency of the post, this advert will close before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.

About us

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.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


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