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Funding Advisor Job in Nairobi, Kenya - Oxfam

Regional Funding Advisor – Maternity Cover
Level C
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 6 Months
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
To be based in Nairobi

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.

We are recruiting a Regional Funding Advisor. If you have supported restricted income management, have excellent writing skills and experience in proposal development, this could be just the opportunity for you.

The Role
You will have responsibility for managing Restricted Income including: supporting the negotiation of high risk donor contracts favourably in line with Oxfam standards and agreed principles of decentralisation. 

You will also support the effective management of the existing development donor portfolio to ensure compliance; ensure quality and timely information; assess and advise staff on donor funding policies and requirements, seek advice and input from affiliate HQ (donor leads) for high risk donors. 

You will track income, request payments from donors and any necessary follow-up, process repayments and obtain any donor approvals, in line with Oxfam standards. 

You will be expected to Maintain and advise on the maintenance of restricted funding information systems and records on donor contracts both manually and electronically (Oxfam systems/tools).

As part of your role, you will assist the relevant country funding teams in planning, coordinating, developing and submitting competitive, high quality concept papers, donor proposals, and budgets which are successfully funded by a variety of donor agencies. 

You shall analyse and provide advice to country funding and programme staff on the funding policies and formal requirements of the different donor agencies in relation to Oxfam’s programmes. 

You will also be expected to engage in budgeting process for restricted income, ensuring budgets are properly formulated and relevant to respective programmes in the portfolio, as well as shared in a timely manner by the relevant stakeholders.

Additionally, you will be responsible for coordination and information sharing by helping to ensure effective co-ordination and information flows with the Country, Regional and Global Program Funding teams and Oxfam Affiliates, and co-ordinate and manage processes for key funding opportunities in the region, linked to the relevant thematic focus.

What we are looking for
Significant experience in managing donor contracts and fundraising activities, in particular from EC, ECHO, OFDA, DFID, SIDA, UN agencies etc will be useful. 

You will need to have information management and IT skills with attention to detail 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. 

A successful candidate will also have a sound understanding of Program Cycle Management in emergencies and/or development environments. You will have strong numeracy and financial skills, particularly in developing budgets, financial management/monitoring and reporting. 

You should have ability to research, analyse, and report (e.g. researching donor priorities, evaluating proposals and reports, determining match between external funding opportunities and Oxfam objectives). 

In addition to a degree level of education, a successful candidate will have highly developed interpersonal and communication and relationship skills with ability to influence external organisations and individuals.

To apply
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. 

If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. 

Please download the full job profile and apply online. 

Use this link to apply:

The closing date is 13th January 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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