Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.
The Programme Development Specialist will work within the Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) of Oxfam GB. The vision of PSIT is to drive higher quality programming and learning in Oxfam. PSIT delivers support to country, regional and global programme teams by providing thematic expertise (in areas such as Gender Justice, Economic Justice, Water/WASH and Inequality) and expertise in Programme Quality such as programme design and monitoring, evaluation and Learning. PSIT works with people and systems across the Oxfam confederation including country, regional and global teams, Oxfam’s knowledge hubs, regional, country and global advisers, funding teams, campaign teams and the humanitarian division.
This role will have a strong link with the new Business Development team in the Programme Funding and Partnerships Department of Oxfam GB.
Oxfam GB’s Programme Strategy and Impact Team (PSIT) has an increasing portfolio of multi-country and strategic programmes funded by Restricted institutional sources. Primary donors are DFID, Swedish Sida, EU DevCo and private development foundations such as Gates and IKEA. This increase in restricted funding now calls for dedicated resource within the department to assist in monitoring, managing and overseeing PSIT’s contractual obligations to institutional donors, and to help ensure staff within the department are well equipped to manage both their internal and external compliance obligations relating to the receipt and spend of Restricted Income (RI).
The role will work closely with programme support functions across other departments, particularly in Programme Funding and Programme Finance, to ensure PSIT’s effectiveness in managing restricted funds and donor contracts. It will involve effective use of organisational data systems and the application of a risk-management mindset to donor funding commitments and compliant financial management, but will also involve working with others in PSIT to build their skills and understanding of donor contract management.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for someone with experience of grant or contract-based funding dynamics and financial management, who can support the monitoring, managing and overseeing of PSIT’s contractual obligations to institutional donors.