The Country Office in Somalia is currently recruiting a:
Humanitarian Funding Coordinator
Fulltime / 40 hours a week
Contract length: up to 31st March, 2020
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland with travel to the field
To mobilize resources for the implementation of Oxfam’s Humanitarian strategy in Somalia and increase the impact on Oxfam on the lives of men and women facing poverty and injustice. To develop and maintain excellent relations with institutional and non-institutional donors and ensure the quality of Oxfam’s project in Somalia.
- Establish, maintain and implement an up-to-date funding strategy for the response.
- Identify, assess, prioritise and approach donors, funding sources or other affiliates using internal tools and processes and represent Oxfam as required with donors.
- Assist with research into humanitarian donor intelligence gathering and trends to feed into engagement with donors Co-ordinate donor visits and coordinate responses to any reasonable requests from funding affiliates and governing bodies.
- Develop materials showcasing Oxfam’s humanitarian work in Somalia that could feed into track record building.
- Coordination and information sharing/management.
- Ensure overall co-ordination of funding of the response; regularly update the funding grid and share with relevant actors.
- Ensure that funding files, both electronic and paper, are complete and kept up to date.
- Track income, request payments from donors and any necessary follow-up, process repayments and obtain any donor approvals, in line with Oxfam’s Institutional Funding Guidelines.
- Lead or support the development and submission of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
- Work effectively with colleagues in other functions, partner organisations, and affiliates to develop joint funding proposals.
Contract management / Managing (un)restricted funding
- Ensure compliance with donor requirements; analyse and provide advice to staff and partners on the funding policies and requirements of different donors, ensure reports are of good quality and submitted on time; seek advice and input from affiliate HQ (donor leads).
- Ensure sign-off of donor proposals, reports and contracts according to agreed Oxfam procedures.
- Ensure optimal use of unrestricted funds and efficient use of restricted funds through strategic recharging to donor contracts where possible.
Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge
- Solid track record of experience of planning for, securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as DFID, ECHO, SIDA, DFAT, GAC, GFFO, OFDA and UN.
- Extensive experience of writing high quality proposals and reports.
- At least 5 years of experience in a similiar role and or context.
- Ability to represent Oxfam to donors and other external institutions.
- Sound understanding of Program Cycle Management in emergencies.
- High level of numeracy, budgeting, financial reporting and IT skills.
- Highly developed influencing skills; strong verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to work effectively with others in diverse team situations to achieve fundraising targets.
- Ability to manage time effectively and adapt priorities to respond to changing demands and tight deadlines.
- Proficiency in written and oral English.
- Existing understanding of Oxfam’s fundraising and contract management system and procedures (desirable).
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 € 2,962.00 to € 4,557.00 gross
How to apply
If you are interested please visit our website and upload your resumé and create your own profile. Application received via email will not be considered. Your application must be received by August 20th, 2019 at the latest. However, applications will be shortlisted as we receive it and interviews will be carried out if necessary, before the end date. Therefore, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and before the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.
Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. 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, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.