Funding Co-ordinator (INT2851)

Sanaa | Yemen

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of the international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice.

Oxfam is one of the largest humanitarian organisations providing support in Yemen and successfully established 4 field offices, in Amran, Hajja, Aden and Taiz. These areas host most of the IDPs and at the same time humanitarian needs in food security and WASH are high in these locations. Oxfam currently has over 150 national staff working in Yemen including about 25 international staff. The country team also draws on substantial support from Oxfam’s regional and global offices and resources. Oxfam has provided support to the Yemeni population for 32 years and since the conflict escalation in March 2015, has directly supported in excess of 850,000 people. Additionally, Oxfam is actively engaged in advocacy, protection and gender programming. The Organisation has consolidated and expanded its established programme activities in EFSVL, WaSH, Gender and Protection, with a target of over 1.2 million beneficiaries over the next two years.

The Role

We are looking for a highly skilled, self-motivated and resourceful Funding Co-ordinator with practical experience in developing and implementing resource mobilization strategies and identifying and developing new funding opportunities. The role is the primary link for accessing technical fundraising assistance and support from the confederation’s fundraising planning and is expected to work across the confederation of Oxfam International affiliates in achieving the country funding strategy, relevant and adapted to a conflict/post conflict context.

As a Funding Co-ordinator, you will provide specialist technical advice, knowledge and skills related to partnership-building with institutional donors to a range of Oxfam senior managers and staff members. You will, in addition, inspire, mentor and support programme staff in Yemen to understand funding processes according to Oxfam fundraising standards, policies and systems. You will also be responsible for quality control of funding processes and communications, recommending changes to processes and advising on risk management.

To be able to effectively do this job, you will have in-depth knowledge and extensive experience devising and implementing resource mobilisation strategies. You will lead technical teams to develop programme proposals that are funded by institutional donors in different contexts; you will have strong analytical skills and be able to think strategically; you will be flexible and results driven and capable of leading, motivating and mentoring others. Strong understanding and demonstrable experience in designing and managing complex projects preferably in gender development, protection or women’s rights in complex/fragile states will be essential, as well as proven skills in financial management of complex budgets as well as donor contract management. In addition, you will have experience of working with local civil society organisations, INGOs and UN in complex environments, among others.

Useful Information

Contract length: 2 Years


Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary (Net = take home pay); plus a Hard To Work Allowance of £4000 net per annum. In addition, Oxfam offers staff a comprehensive benefits package including a generous living expenses allowance, R&R, in addition to annual leave entitlements, sick pay provision, medical cover plus opportunities for learning and development.

This is an unaccompanied post, and benefits only apply to the post-holder, however in any future roles with Oxfam in more secure locations, accompanied status might apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Short-listing will start as applications come in because of the urgency to fill this role.

It is Oxfam’s policy to hire at the minimum to middle of the band, depending upon the skills and experiences of the strongest candidate.


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Oxfam GB
  • Location: Sanaa | Yemen
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: 2016-10-16

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