Funding Coordinator Register (INT3483)
Whether responding to food crisis in East Africa, conflict in Yemen, or a hurricane in Haiti, individuals on Oxfam’s Funding Register are ready to travel anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. If you’ve got the skills we need, you could be one of them, providing vital funding support to our staff in-country.
Generally working on a three to six-month contract, you could be brought in to support one of our international development projects. However, it’s more likely you’ll be deployed in the event of a humanitarian emergency, helping teams on the ground to plan, secure and manage their funds. You’ll make sure our donor grants are managed in line with guidelines and regulations, providing reports that show exactly how funds are being used. More than that though, you’ll research new funding channels and, representing Oxfam to donor organisations like DFID and ECHO, you’ll really get the most out of our relationships with them. It’s a chance to really experience the culture of the countries you’re based in and take the next step in your career whilst working for a global organisation. But critically, you’ll get funds to where they’re needed most, changing thousands of lives for the better.
What we’re looking for
Ideally, you’ll have a background fundraising in an NGO environment, but we’re interested to hear from anyone with the transferable skills needed to manage funds and represent Oxfam to our donors. That means being confident writing quality proposals to deadlines and having strong admin and IT skills – and the more you know about budgeting and financial reporting the better. As well as your practical abilities, you’ll need the proactive approach, drive and influencing skills to strengthen donor relationships. So your communication and networking talents will really come to the fore – both in your dealings with our donors, and as you work with our diverse and dedicated teams. You will be adaptable to working in challenging and potentially insecure environments, where situations and priorities may change daily. Obviously, any knowledge you have of NGOs and emergency responses would be an advantage, as would language skills in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic. More important though, is your commitment to making a difference, wherever you’re needed and whenever you’re called on.
Closing date: 23rd May 2017, at Midnight
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