Country Funding & Partnerships Lead Job at Oxfam Tanzania

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Job Opportunity at Oxfam Tanzania, Country Funding & Partnerships Lead

Position: Country Funding & Partnerships Lead (INT6098)
Country Funding & Partnership Lead
Location: Tanzania – Dar-es-Salaam
Hours: 36
Salary: Competitive Package
Region: HECA
Job Family: Fundraising
Division: International
Job Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 22 November 2019

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Contract type:  Fixed Term – 2 Years
Salary: Competitive Package
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Oxfam in Tanzania envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).
Oxfam therefore seeks to recruit a Country Funding & Partnerships Lead to lead and support the Country Director plus other country staff to grow Oxfam income and partnerships at country level in order to resource all four (4) country goals.

The Role
We are looking for  Country Funding & Partnerships Lead who will be responsible for developing and implementing resource mobilisation strategies, in order to forge strategic partnerships between Oxfam and a wide range of donors, and will contribute to building capacity of Oxfam and partner’s in country.  The post holder will be expected to work across the confederation of Oxfam affiliates in achieving the country funding strategy and be the primary link for accessing technical fundraising assistance and support from the confederation’s fundraising architecture.

Key Responsibilities;
The person we are looking for will be responsible with the following:


  • Resource mobilisation strategies: Leads the design and implementation of resource mobilisation strategy for the Tanzania country programme intended to strengthen income and partnerships to deliver the country strategy. Monitors the funding pipeline and leads on income planning and forecasting at a country level.
  • New business development: Actively identifies, qualifies and tracks funding and partnership opportunities in a systematic manner in pursuit of supporting Oxfam’s program in Tanzania. Including scoping new consortium partnerships with local stakeholders.
  • Donor compliance: Provides technical oversight and guidance on donor compliance in negotiations with institutional donors over contracts, costs, governance, accountability, and donor conditions. Advises program, program quality and finance staff to deliver strong donor compliance and ensure quality assurance of reports for donors in country considered to be high risk, in order to help minimise any negative impact to Oxfam’s income and reputation.

Strategic donor engagement: Responsible for managing and building Oxfam’s relationships with donor representatives in the country. Proactively engages on a strategic basis with institutional donors at a country level in order to facilitate technical programme exchanges, influence policy and thinking, and identify key areas of potential cooperation, including program funding.
Bid development: Leads on proposal development, helps to assemble bid development teams, provide effective bid coordination and project management in country and to oversee the quality assurance of donor proposals to ensure high quality competitive proposals in order to successfully secure institutional donor funds.

Capacity building: Provide guidance and oversight on capacity assessments to staff and partners on how to work with donor funding in country.
Coordination: Links with the confederation funding architecture to access intelligence, opportunities and skills. Brokering assistance from technical advisers and donor account managers in affiliate HQs, regional offices and shared services. Supports in-country staff to adhere to funding policies and guidelines of the confederation. Collaborates with other affiliates to co-create or develop global or multi-country funding opportunities
Women and other marginalised groups: Together with other team members this role will ensure that women issues are mainstreamed in all Oxfam’s work.

What we are looking for
Our next Country Funding & Partnership Lead will require the following;
Minimum requirement is a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Law, Economics, or International Development or other related studies.

Strong grant management and fundraising skills, with significant experience in managing donor contracts, working with a wide range of institutional donors and managing the co-ordination of the bid development process.
Experience of collaborating with and leading technical teams to develop program proposals that are funded by institutional donors.
Demonstrable experience and success in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for international agencies like Oxfam.


  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement resource mobilisation strategies for both humanitarian response and in long term development programmes.
  • Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and partnerships
  • Good interpersonal, communication and relationship skills with ability to influence external organizations and individuals.
  • Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units.
  • Proven ability to utilise talent and expertise of team members to achieve objectives
  • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues
  • Commitment to Oxfam values including putting women at the centre of all its interventions.

We offer
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference the country programme and  act as key contributor to fundraising team, the role will also give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields. Oxfam also offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.

How to Apply
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online through:
The closing date is 22nd November 2019. 
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

About us
Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.
Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
Funding & Partnership Lead – Tanzania.pdf (54.48 KB)


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