OXFAM AMERICA JOB DESCRIPTION
TITLE: Regional Funding Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Regional Programs Department (RPD)
REPORTS TO: The Director of Regional Programs
All staff in international and regional offices; Regional Programs; Humanitarian Response; Resource Development (Major Donors, Institutional Support Department, Communications (especially the relevant writers); Resource Development; Policy and Advocacy; Oxfam International and Affiliate funding staff in regional offices, outside freelancers and contractors.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Oxfam America (OA) is one of 17 Oxfam affiliates across the globe.This post will catalyze a culture of resource exchange among sister affiliates and grow the program funding pipeline for Oxfam America (OA). It will keep abreast of funding streams at the regional country level and work with regional staff to position OA programs to secure funding for individual programs or as joint initiatives with other Oxfam affiliates and partners. As the person in RPD responsible for the health of the funding pipeline, will work to support the Institutional Support Department (ISD) team to keep the OA "funding pipeline" full and as diversely balanced as possible. This position will also provide support by preparing, validating and keeping regional, country and program specific fundraising strategies up to date.
Both the Single Management System (SMS) that integrates the Oxfam affiliates and the current funding environment enrich the level of opportunity to share program ideas and funding sources among an Oxfam confederation-wide process of change. As affiliates re-organize to meet the objective of increased impact and program cohesion, the Regional Funding Coordinator will work with both program leads and funding coordinators to identify opportunities for joint work, facilitate training and/or start-up workshops as needed, and to secure and maintain funding for OA programs, fostering an exchange of information on programs and donors across the confederation.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: One-year contract with possibility of extension. Responsibilities:
Focus on increasing restricted revenue for non-humanitarian regional programs
Foster a sense of shared ownership for the strategic value of OA programs to the confederation and provide leadership to build strategic relationships with sister Oxfam affiliates.
Coordinate with and support ISD to build regional program staff skills to catalyze a grant management culture where needed.
Support regional directors and Country Leadership Teams (CLT) to keep funding strategies up-to-date with actionable work plans. Provide a clear link between in-country funding coordinators (working for OA and sister affiliates) and OA affiliate headquarters.
Focus and streamline the coordination between headquarters and country/regional staff on proposal development.
Guide the research and analysis of the external resource environment to identify funding opportunities, innovations and synergies with affiliate programs Improve OA knowledge of the funding opportunities available at the regional level from all sources.
Work with OA regional program leads and global technical staff to ensure OA keeps up-to-date with calls for proposals and supports forward planning to respond to them with competitive proposals.
Serve as liaison and support to the Institutional Support Department to increase funding from both country and regional sources. This includes keeping ISD informed of regional and country –based funding opportunities, and keeping regional and country directors informed of relevant decisions taken by the Institutional Funding Group (i.e. Donor Leads and Centers of Excellence)
Work closely with Country Leadership Teams, Country Directors and Regional Directors to provide hands-on support to build capacity of staff, accompany resource planning and implementation and link with affiliate headquarters" income planning.
Support the process of drafting and updating action plans for the country level teams where OA is Managing Affiliate including affiliate headquarter funding teams and program teams.
Identify both OA and multi-affiliate opportunities in the regions. Work with technical staff to position OA programs for specific support and identifying resources that best align with OA capacity and program expertise.
Provide guidance and support to OA teams on funding from Oxfam affiliates.
Access policies, protocols, requirements, and capacity to deliver.
Determine funding functions and recommend /negotiate action with sister affiliates and country funding coordinators 10.) Build consensus about the value add of OA expertise and foster a sense of shared ownership for the value of OA programs to the confederation.
Build trust across affiliates to establish solid foundation for joint program development and resource mobilization in the context of SMS Provide a regular overview of the ever-changing external funding environment and identify potential new opportunities for funding teams in Boston and the regions.
Attend events, conferences and other meetings that offer networking opportunities that will enhance our collective understanding of international cooperation trends and opportunities International travel up to 50% of the time.
Required: Education: Bachelor"s degree or equivalent relevant experience.
Experience and Core Competencies:
Minimum of 5 to 7 years" experience as a development professional with a proven track record building trust and managing coalitions among diverse stakeholders, reaching consensus and action High-level conceptual and writing skills Experience in raising funds from a variety of donor types (foundations, government)
Ability to represent Oxfam, be a thought leader, and interact at high-levels Experience developing programs and funding strategies
Experience managing field-based grants from a myriad of institutions.
Experience with staff partner capacity building. This includes having increased and sustained local capacity for successful resource mobilization over the medium to long term Experience working with communities, partners, country teams and technical staff.
Experience with capacity building and building consensus and strategic alliances Experience identifying, resource opportunities, mobilizing and managing restricted funds from a variety of sources for OA and multi-affiliate programs Experience with knowledge sharing, coaching and mentoring
Knowledge of Spanish is desirable
Oxfam America - 20 months ago