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6 Feb 2021

Business Development and Funding Coordinator

Job Description

Oxfam GB is an international non-governmental organisation with a mission of working with others to alleviate poverty, suffering and distress. Oxfam GB has been working in South Sudan since 1983. Our Programmatic Strategy concentrates on Saving lives, Resilient Livelihoods, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance and Active Citizenship through a full spectrum platform that includes humanitarian response, recovery and resilience, long-term development and policy and advocacy.

Position: Business Development and Funding Coordinator

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Grade & Level: C Zone 1 Global

Contract Type: Fixed Term (1 year with possibility of extension)

Number of posts: 1

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

· Support the South Sudan team in coordinating and communicating with field bases, Oxfam affiliate offices and Regional Platform point persons during the programme design process, and Funding Strategy development and implementation

· Work closely with DCD Programmes, Humanitarian Programme Manager and Area/Field Managers on funding opportunities and donor engagement

· Evaluate suitability and eligibility of calls for proposals and potential funding opportunities, lead bid/no bid decision-making process with the country team and manage Oxfam authorisation and sign off processes

· Provide regular monitoring and support to ongoing projects in terms of donor requirements and grant management, including overseeing timely, accurate submission of donor reports

· Coordinate cross-unit collaboration (Finance, Logistics, HR, Programmes, MEAL, Security etc) during the proposal development process

· Maintain and build positive working relationships with other NGOs, line government, partner agencies and donors with regard to coordination and collaboration on funding pursuits

· Ensure all proposals and reports are donor and Oxfam ready prior to submission (i.e. realistic and tightly woven design, consistent narrative and budgeting, high standard of language/ grammar)

· Support and oversee the Funding team’s utilisation of Oxfam’s online contract management system

· The post holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly as needed

· The post holder will comply with all Oxfam policies and practice with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge


· Post-graduate degree from a recognised university/college in International Development, Public Health, Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Assistance, Programme Management or other relevant area

· Relevant experience in a similar position for a minimum of 4 years for postgraduate degree holders or 6+ years for bachelor’s degree holders, in an international NGO in a similar context

· Demonstrable experience and success in securing and managing funds from bilateral and multilateral donors such as ECHO, FCDO, USAID, GFFO and UN agencies for an international agency like Oxfam

· Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and partnerships, implement resource mobilisation strategies and effectively engage with donors/prospective donors

· Experience of collaborating with technical teams to develop successful programme proposals and concept notes funded by institutional and private donors

· Strong networking, interpersonal and negotiation skills

· Ability to work effectively with others across business units and geographic locations

· Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment

· Experience of managing staff: challenging, motivating, developing and inspiring team members

· Excellent programme planning and budgeting skills, and a sound understanding of the Grant Cycle Management in emergencies and/or development environments

· Superior verbal and written English communication skills with the ability to analyse and synthesise complex information

· Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks


· Experience working/living in South Sudan

· Knowledge of Oxfam GB’s internal contract management system

· Good knowledge and awareness of issues related to Oxfam’s strategic objectives and theories of change

· Knowledge of Arabic

· Previous work experience with Oxfam

· Experience working in a conflict-affected/hardship location

How to apply

NB: Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for submission of applications is 19 February 2021. Interested Applicants should send soft copies of their CVs and cover letters to Hrsouthsudan@oxfam.org.uk

Previous candidates are encouraged not to re-apply Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of screening checks.*

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