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Funding Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Funding Officer

D1 Level; Fixed Term 1 year

Based in Nairobi; Kenya


Who we are


Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 

Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction. 

Oxfam in Kenya works principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.

This post will work closely with the Country Funding Coordinator and manage established relationships with donors; To support programme staff and partners with contract management in order to maintain and grow levels of funding within the Kenya programme. 

We require a highly experienced Funding Officer for Oxfam GB Kenya Programme to deliver successfully on the country strategy.

The Role

This role will work with the Country Funding Coordinator to strengthen relationships with key donors by building restricted fund-management capacity within programme teams and inducting new staff on funding issues. 

In consultation with the Country Funding Coordinator, the post holder will make regular country programme visits, particularly to support on contract management related issues. 

He/she will capacity build all staff on donor requirements.

He/she will ensure high quality contract management including submission of timely and quality reports and amendments to maximise income from our donors and achieve country income targets in close collaboration with programme and finance teams. 

The post holder will actively support in development, coordination and effective communication on ways of working for all fundraising issues between the Kenya Programme and the Regional Centre funding team. 

The role conducts partner assessment and provides quality check on all financial reports reviewed by the finance partner officer to ensure they comply with donor requirements. 

You will provide support and advise to the programme team on the analysis of partner budget proposals in the interpretation of financial reports from the partners.

Person specification

To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in funding management, finance and donor contract management. 

Proven experience in funding management and/or coordination in an international non-governmental organisation is essential. 

You will be required to have a good understanding of the cultural and political context of the country and region. 

Experience of management/supervisory responsibilities, including good training and coaching skills and a willingness to support development of others is essential. 

He/she will have a good understanding of Oxfam’s fundraising and contract management systems and procedures. 

You will be self-motivated, target driven and an entrepreneurial approach to exploiting fundraising opportunities. 

You will be required to have excellent communication and team working skills.

To apply

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk

Applications deadline is 10th February 2012. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


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