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Programme Funding Advisor Job in Kenya

Funding Advisor - Somalia Programme

Level: C2 – National 
Contract type: Open Ended TBC 
Location: Nairobi 

Salary Range:  Kshs.  247,713 to 334,412 gross per month.  A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including pension, and medical among others.

Are you a fund raiser with extensive experience with major donors? 

Are you able to ensure quality and consistent relationships with institutional donors and support programme teams in managing their funds?  If so this job is for you!

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. 

Oxfam GB in Somalia has been assisting the population since the 1960s with interventions focusing mainly on livelihood and public health sectors, including water and sanitation interventions.

The role:
  • You will ensure high quality contract management of contracts for Somalia including submission of timely and quality reports, amendments etc to maximise income from donors and achieve planned Income targets. 
  • Work with the Somali Programme staff to support and coordinate the submission of reports to institutional donors. 
  • Build restricted fund-management capacity within programme teams and inducting new staff on funding issues. 
  • In consultation with the programme team make regular field visits, particularly to support on contract management related issues. 
  • Ensure that all restricted income for specific programmes is correctly recorded according to Oxfam's internal procedures and that files both electronic and hardcopies are kept up to date. 
  • Coordinate and share information with Oxford-based staff, including International Funding Unit, Humanitarian Dept. and others as required. 
  • Conduct Partner assessment and provide quality check on all financial reports reviewed by the finance partner officer to ensure they comply with donor requirements. 
  • Provide support and advice to the Programme team on the analysis of partner budget proposals and in the interpretation of financial reports from the partners.
The person:
  • You will have a minimum of 2 years extensive experience in funding management, finance and donor contract management with major funding institutions e.g. DFID and EU.
  • Proven experience in funding management and/or coordination in an international non- governmental organisation. 
  • Proven ability to influence managers, with previous experience in negotiating with donors; 
  • Experience of supervisory responsibilities, including good training and coaching skills and a willingness to support development of others. 
  • Good administrative skills and ability to effectively use IT packages (Word, Excel and Databases). 
  • Good attention to detail Numeracy, budgeting and financial reporting skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets.
This role offers immense scope for career development.

If you think you can deliver in this role please read the full job description and submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at  Using   INT 6162

A detailed job profile   can also be accessed from the link above.

The closing date is 30th May 2013.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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