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Oxfam Regional Funding Capacity-Building Coordinator Job Vacancy

Regional Funding Capacity-Building Coordinator

Horn, East and Central Africa
Base: Nairobi, Kenya

Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 Years)
Salary Range:competitive salary and benefits


Oxfam is one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world.

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change.

The role

This is an exciting role for a dynamic institutional funding professional. Working within our Regional Programme Support Team, you will lead a project to decentralise funding processes from the regional office to our country programmes.

This will involve working to build the capacity of a network of country-level staff, through mentoring and accompaniment; building guidelines and resources for country teams to draw on; and providing monitoring and oversight of risk management and performance as our ways of working change within the organisation.

You will provide quality assurance technical support on higher-risk contracts and work with your fellow funding colleagues in the region office to provide input into strategic funding initiatives at the regional level.

What we’re looking for

You will have 5 years experience of institutional fundraising and funds management experience ideally within an International NGO.

You will have good knowledge and experience of working with our major donors including EC, ECHO, DfID, UN around humanitarian, development and campaigning
work. You will have excellent project management skills and an ability to coordinate and monitor complex processes.

You will have strong relationship-building skills, an ability to influence across
different teams and levels, and ideally would have some capacity-building or mentoring experience.

Line management experience would be an advantage. You must be able to travel approx 40% of time away from the home base (Nairobi) to work to support and accompany countries as required. Working knowledge of French would also be desirable.

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please send your application to or apply online at using REF INT4130.

The closing date for applications is 10th October 2010.

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