Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 9 Jul 2021


LOCATION: Addis Ababa with frequent visits to the field offices

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term, 2 years contract





TEAM: Country Funding and Grants Team

SALARY: Depends on Experience, Skills and Competencies

HOURS: (FTE) 37.5 per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage


'We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we're open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. **


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.**

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: This position will help the country program devise a resource mobilization strategy to effectively contribute to the Ethiopia OCS (Oxfam's Country Strategy – 2021 - 2030) and thrive in its funding ambitions. The funding Unit in Oxfam is responsible for contract management, developing relations with donors, ensuring compliance, reporting to donors, and extending support to country program teams on developing bids/proposals and concept notes.

TEAM PURPOSE: In complete collaboration with the Country Programme team and with the support from the regional/global funding team and Oxfam Affiliates raise funds for Oxfam's programme in Ethiopia in humanitarian/development contexts. To develop and maintain good quality and consistent relationships with donors; To ensure high-quality contract management: To effectively support programme teams to create and plan concept papers, proposals, and reports according to country strategy and donor requirements.

JOB PURPOSE: Provide direct support to the organization leading on developing 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 Country Leadership Team, the Business Development 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.**




Grants and Funding Officer and Grants Coordinator




Whole country


Internal: Effectively coordinate with FSP (Funding and Strategic Team) team, especially when exploring the new markets and seeking technical guidance while developing bids. Support the country funding and program team in contract management, meet deadlines, amendments and ensuring compliance and quality in donor report submissions.

External: This role will have an impact externally on the donors and partners. Arrange events, meetings or discussions with donors to raise its profile and strengthen relations with donors and other key stakeholders.


Internal: Country program teams, especially program managers, Director of Programs, Country Finance Manager, Business Support Team and Response Managers.

External: Partners, Government, Potential Private Sectors, UN Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Donors, Technical Advisors of ECHO and EU focal persons and beneficiaries**

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Technical, Leadership, People and Resource management)

  1. Business Development, Partnerships and Resource Mobilizations strategies (30%):

Ø Devise resource mobilization strategy by analysing the country's social, economic, and political factors to set realistic targets, propose diversity in partnerships and lay the sustainable foundation for nurturing donor relations.

Ø In close coordination with the Programme Director and close coordination with the Country Leadership Team (CLT), leads the production and updates of the Country Office (CO) funding strategy and annual plans.

Ø Actively identifies, qualifies and systematically tracks funding and partnership opportunities in pursuit of supporting Oxfam's CO and programmes; with Oxfam Affiliates, institutional and other donors. To the Director Programs, Program Managers and CLT, makes propositions to seize them best, attract and establish new partnerships and support.

Ø Propose diversity in partnerships at national and regional levels in close coordination with Director Programs, CLT and Program Managers to seek income growth and ensure proper role out of resource mobilization strategy

Ø Facilitates inter-affiliate negotiations on prime applicant selection and supports the Country Director for the final decision

Ø Collect content from the program leads and share it with the FSP team to develop capability or capacity statements to explore new markets, foundations, and target supporters.

Ø Monitors and mentors the country office's performance on fundraising and, in consultation with the Institutional Funding Units at the PA (Partner Affiliate) level, provides the country office input into relevant monitoring tools and systems

  1. New business development and strategic engagement with donors and affiliates (25%):

Ø Actively identifies, qualifies and systematically tracks funding and partnership opportunities in pursuit of supporting Oxfam's program in the region.

Ø Seeks to grow income for the confederation through country funding opportunities and scoping new consortium partnerships with stakeholders.

Ø Explore new income streams and innovative fundraising models with non-traditional donors, the private sector, and other philanthropies such as foundations, lotteries and trusts. Explore opportunities for other non-grant forms of funding i.e. public-private partnerships, venture philanthropy.

Ø Contribute to diversifying donor base and agile use of different funding mechanisms (including grants, tenders, and flexible strategic finance)

Ø Develop new business by creating, identifying and accessing new funding opportunities in support of the country as well as regional programs

Ø Coordinates business development and funding activities with relevant Oxfam staff in-country and at the regional level, Oxfam Affiliates, and reports on progress to the Country Director and CLT.

Ø Build the capacity of the funding unit and support country teams and partners to engage with donors and other funding opportunities.

  1. Bid development and compliance assurance (25%)

Ø Prepare all necessary work in close coordination with finance and programme for Bid No Bid documents and calls with OGB for all county and multi-country proposals with realistic co-financing plans or innovative cost-share planning.

Ø Provide technical support to the financial and program team in ensuring compliance to avoid disallowances.

Ø Arrange in-country project inception workshops and field visits to reinforce compliance and quality in the restricted and unrestricted grants to relevant program and finance people to adhere to donor compliance.

Ø Supports staff to adhere to funding policies and guidelines of the Oxfam confederation.

Ø Analyze and provide advice/training to relevant staff on funding policies and formal requirements of donors

  1. Coordination and Grant Management (20%)

Ø Brokering and streamlining assistance from technical advisers and donor account managers in affiliate HQs and shared services

Ø Supports staff within the region to adhere to funding policies and guidelines of the confederation.

Ø Provide matrix management for in-country funding function staff across the region, ensuring consistent excellence in resource mobilization from one country to another.

Ø Take responsibility for backstopping, recruitment, risk identification, skills training and capacity building.

Ø Foster development of best practice across the region, supporting an active community of practice amongst CFCs.

  1. Management (Cross-Cutting):

Ø Help individuals and the team to achieve the objectives through day-to-day support, monthly face to face meetings. These regular team meetings include discussions of progress against objectives, giving feedback, challenges and encouragement. **

Ø Keep abreast of changing donors requirements and policies for Ethiopia to ensure that information is always up to date**


1. Essential

Ø A Graduate Degree - or equivalent - in Social Sciences, Business Administration, International Development or in relevant field of studies.

Ø A minimum of 10 years of demonstrable experience and success working in fundraising, programme development and management in the humanitarian & development sector and 5 years’ experience at senior level.

Ø Demonstrable experience and success in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency; demonstrated ability to devise and implement resource mobilization strategies; and proven ability to identify new business opportunities and partnerships.

Ø Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and partnerships

Ø Experience in working with technical teams to develop program proposals that institutional donors fund

Ø Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills

Ø Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units

Ø Proven ability to utilize talent and expertise of team members to achieve objectives

Ø Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment

Ø Experience of skills capacity building in relation to programme funding or related field

Ø Superior verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues

Ø Good familiarity with government decision-making processes, both political and technical, including budget processes, appropriation, protocols, and communications

Ø Strong proven ability to identify and articulate strategic and policy issues through effective oral and written briefs

Ø Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks.

Ø Excellent computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation

2. Desirable

Ø Good knowledge and awareness of issues related to Oxfam's strategic objectives and theories of change

Ø Knowledge of Oxfam GB's internal contract management system ("PEOPLESOFT")**

Ø Understanding of the Ethiopia context and the current situation of donors and funding trends in Ethiopia and East Africa.**

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through Oxfam application portal on or before 9th July 2021. 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

<Due to the urgency of this role, we will be reviewing CVs and interviewing candidate in advance of the closing date. For this reason, interested candidates are asked to submit their application as soon as possible>**


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