Oxfam Novib Program Funding Manager Jobs in Uganda

Oxfam Novib Program Funding Manager Jobs in Uganda

Program Funding Manager

Team Purpose

To raise funds for Oxfam's programs in Uganda; to ensure quality of proposal development and consistency in relationships with institutional and non institutional donors; and to support program teams and country office in planning, securing and managing funds

Job Purpose - Key Responsibilities and Account-abilities

Design, implement and update Uganda donor map 10%

  • Responsible for designing, updating and implementing the Uganda donor mapping and funding strategy

    Support the country program team in the development of quality project proposals and concept notes 40%

  • Support the country program team in the development of quality project proposals and concept notes

    New business development including philanthropies 30%

  • Responsible for new business development including philanthropies , income streams and innovative funding models with non-traditional donors, private sector, and other philanthropies such as foundations, lotteries and trusts
  • Provide ongoing research, strategic donor intelligence gathering, and trends analysis and generate information to enable engagement with global, regional and country level donors.
  • Support the appraisal of new funding opportunities using the bid and no bid decision making tool and processes.
  • Work with other affiliates in identifying and sharing new opportunities with home donors.
  • Identify and foster potential partnerships, coalitions, consortia and affiliate engagement that may result in joint programme funding opportunities.
  • Prepare and share with the CD regular updates on top-line income status of the country in terms of (a) secure income for current year, (b) secure income for future years, and (c) proposals in the pipeline (which covers likely and possible)
  • Advise the CD and the program team on ways to ensure effective management of donors contracts and related risk management procedures.

    Partner Capacity Building and Relationship Management 20%

  • Work closely with the Program team to ensure the overall capacity building approach is fully integrated, so that development and training in all organisational areas is provided to partner organisations in a coordinated and logical manner
  • Develop and implement a detailed plan for building the funding capacity of partner organisations, especially in proposal writing and donor mapping.
  • This will include needs assessment, capacity building approach and delivery plan including tools and methodologies, performance standards, and evaluation approach

    Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge

  • Ability to facilitate proposal development processes involving technical program, MEL, and finance staff.
  • Proven analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in relation to fundraising and donor engagement.
  • Ability to work effectively with others persuading, influencing, negotiating and supporting, following as required in order to achieve fundraising targets. Ability to forecast and plan income
  • Ability to produce clear and timely written proposals and reports for donors
  • Ability to represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions.
  • Research and analytical skills and ability to evaluate proposals and write quality reports and make recommendations for improvements
  • Experience with gender programming and working in multi-cultural environment
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work
  • At least 7 years of fundraising experience from institutional donors in an international environment.

  • Sufficient knowledge of Oxfam’s priorities and development and humanitarian programme work an advantage
  • Knowledge of donor environment, understanding of funding issues in relation to Northern and Southern NGOs work in emergencies and development

    Education background
  • Minimum of Masters Degree in Economics,Business Related fields or Finance

    Key Behavioral Competencies

  • Description
  • Decisiveness
  • We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
  • Influencing
  • We have the ability to engage
    with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impact manner.

    Relationship Building

  • We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization.
  • We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.


  • We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ.
  • Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

    Mutual Accountability

  • We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.
  • We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

    Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

  • We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

    Systems Thinking

  • We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation.
  • We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect.
  • By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.

    Strategic Thinking and Judgment

  • We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

    Vision Setting

  • We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


  • We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others.
  • Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


  • We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success.
  • We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job.
  • We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

    How to Apply:
  • Send your CV and cover letter ONLY to oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfam.org by 30 January 2019, indicating the position name in the email subject line.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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