Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Salary: £25,094 - £33,938 net per annum
Hours: Full Time; 36 hours per week
Contract length: 12 months
Are you a humanitarian funding specialist? Could you secure large contracts from institutional donors in the high pressure environment of a humanitarian response? Are you able to travel to the world's largest humanitarian emergencies at short notice? Are you prepared to take on a hugely demanding yet thoroughly rewarding job where you actually see the results of your work? We are looking for a new recruit to join our team of roving humanitarian experts in our Humanitarian Funding Team.
You will be fundamental to the work of Oxfam, being a key resource for country and regional teams requesting temporary support to their institutional fundraising team. This could be in a variety of responses including first phase emergency response to support the scale up of country programmes to meet the needs of evolving slow onset crises. You might be making first contact with institutional donors, creating and implementing a funding strategy, coordinating proposal and budget writing, creating professional internal communications, providing on the spot technical donor expertise to programme colleagues, or negotiating contracts with donors, to name just a few of your responsibilities. Roles can comprise capacity building of national teams, representing Oxfam in external donor meetings, supporting budgeting, and advising on donor compliance issues. Deployments can last from a few weeks to up to 6 months. The most recent deployments have been to the Philippines, Gaza, Central African Republic, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nepal.
You will be both a 'doer' and a strategic thinker, happy to work on all aspects of securing and managing funding for whichever response you are deployed to. You will be able to deploy at a few hours notice and hit the ground running in any situation in which you are placed. You will be flexible and adaptable to different contexts and teams and be able to lead as well as provide support..You will have experience in a variety of contexts across the broad range of donors. You will have excellent soft skills, able to create professional working relationships very quickly and in the heat of a sudden onset crisis. You will be familiar with working in multicultural environments, and have the ability to get on with your colleagues both in and out of work.
Your position will be home-based but you will be deployed for the majority of your working year. Note that in addition to the salary, the package provides accommodation and expenses paid/per diem for all time spent away from your home base and considerable time off in lieu.
Please apply if you want to get this exciting opportunity.
Applications must be submitted through our online system. To apply, please go to:
Please note that English is essential for this role, all applications must be submitted in English and include an English CV.
Once your application has been reviewed and approved of, you will be kindly asked to complete a test and, depending on the test results, you will be invited to participate in an interview in English and we will also request references. Interviews will start in the week of 13 July.
We would ideally like to use Skype to call you for the interview, so please include your Skype address in your CV or application form.
Previous applicants for INT1361 do not need to reapply.
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