Institutional Funding Officer – Oxfam Novib

Oxfam Novib is committed to eradicating poverty. We believe that people are well capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. This is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve people also in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase the impact of our work.
Oxfam Novib will decentralise its country programme to Uganda by June 2012. We are looking for an
Institutional Funding Officer Duty station: Kampala, Uganda Starting date: 1 March 2012 for 1 year with possibility for extension

Objective of the position: To identify and mobilise new sources of income in order to increase external funding for the Uganda country programme, by applying a strong entrepreneurial approach. This includes spotting funding opportunities, targeted donor relationship building and engaging in joint fundraising initiatives with other Oxfam affiliates in Uganda.

Main tasks • To identify opportunities for fundraising with institutional donors and private foundations. Acquisition with (potential) donors for specific themes; • To conduct donor mapping and develop further a country funding strategy in line with the identified Oxfam wide country strategy for Uganda; • To work together with other relevant Oxfam staff on the formulation of and timely update of the country funding strategy; • To support and monitor the performance of the Uganda country team on external funding in consultation with the External Funding Unit in The Hague; • To inform and advise the country team on new acquisition opportunities (donors, budget lines, Calls for Proposals), on the basis of information obtained from the network of donors and other relevant contacts and to advise on how to follow-up on these opportunities; • To maintain contacts with embassies and other donor institutions and make continuous investments to expand the network; • To analyse concept notes and proposals on consistency, completeness, presentation, relevance to the donor and on the correct compliance with the donor’s demands. Assist in drafting and editing project/programme proposals in coordination with the country team; • To advise and provide guidance, including (on-the-job) training to the Uganda team on the process of developing high quality project proposals and report writing.

 • Have a university degree in international relations, business administration, development studies, or related field and proven experience at this level; • Have at least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation preferably with an NGO; • Have experience with identifying fundraising opportunities preferably for NGOs and a good track-record of successfully acquired funding and donor-compliant implementation of programmes; • Have experience with preparing project proposals for institutional donor agencies, including the European Commission, ECHO and private foundations as well as experience with other main donors’ rules and regulations; • Have knowledge of Uganda and the East & Central Africa context; • Have experience and knowledge of project cycle management, including monitoring, technical and financial reporting; • Have excellent communication and coaching skills; • Have good knowledge of the INGO sector; a natural networker with substantial experience of building relationships with (potential) donors; bringing a network of donor agencies is an asset; • Have a relevant thematic specialisation (is an asset); • Have the willingness to travel regularly; • Have English proficiency orally and in writing.
We offer A competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. We will offer a gross salary in the range of € 2.581,- to € 3.971,- on the basis of a fulltime position. This is excl. 8% holiday fee, additional expat allowances will be offered.
How to apply: 
More information and application procedure Are you interested? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae and mentioning reference number (5-105) to to the attention of Shabinah Asgarali, Recruiter, before January 24, 2012. Information about the job can be obtained from Robbert van den Berg, Regional Manager HECA (

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