|Date Posted:||May 20, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Jun 1, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||Fresh|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
Who we are
Nearly three decades of debilitating conflict and insecurity have devastated Afghanistan. This is best illustrated by some of the worst demographic indicators, including very high rate of child and maternal mortality, limited access to basic services like clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Afghanistan, an impoverished nation in conflict, depends on foreign aid development and humanitarian activities. Aid effectiveness is becoming more crucial than ever. Current cycle of drought conditions creating food crisis, raising unemployment, reducing water resources and worsening public health vulnerability. Afghanistan has been hit hard by the impact of global economic down turn and food price rise. Continuation of conditions of drought and lack of livelihood opportunities not only increasing malnutrition and deaths, also hindering achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Oxfam has been involved in Afghanistan since 1962, with an active presence from 1990. Oxfam initially started by supporting partners and from 1990 directly providing emergency relief and development work including WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), agriculture, livelihoods, and advocacy. Oxfam also manages a campaign to end violence against women.
In the current complex humanitarian situation and chronic insecurity context, Oxfam has developed National Change strategy and is shifting its programme delivery modus operandi from operational to working with local partners. The programme will focus to works on three inter linking pillars: livelihood, humanitarian and policy advocacy with gender as a cross cutting issue.
The global economic slowdown poses challenges to raising of funds and makes it necessary to ensure that new donors are identified and existing donor contracts are managed well.
Oxfam is looking for a confident and talented individual to work as the funding and partnership co-ordinator and contribute to the alleviation of poverty in Afghanistan.
The Job purpose
To work closely with the programme teams on issues related to funding, contract management and co-ordination with partners. The key focus of the job is co-ordination with the donors and partners so that Oxfamâ€™s reputation and quality of work is maintained and enhanced.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢Maintains Donor Reporting Schedule â€“ follow up with programme and finance and regular updating.
â€¢Liaison with Regional Centre funding team.
â€¢Quality check of concept notes, proposals and reports.
â€¢Submission of concept notes, proposals and reports.
â€¢Maintain and update Crimson (Oxfamâ€™s contract management system)
â€¢Update Donor Mapping Report developed in 2008
â€¢Scan for funding opportunities
â€¢Liaison with Oxfam Affiliates for fund raising
â€¢Support programme in managing donor interaction
â€¢Maintain and update the partnership appraisal pack with inputs from programme
â€¢Facilitate and co-ordinate desk and field appraisals of partners
â€¢Facilitate signing of contracts with partners â€“ technical aspects done by programme and other contractual issues by services.
â€¢Facilitate and co-ordinate capacity building initiatives for partners â€“ whether done in country or from Regional Centre / Oxford
â€¢Support partners in registering with major donors - eg. PADOR registration with the EC Delegation
â€¢Quality check on partner reports.
â€¢Help expand Oxfam partnerships with other actors from private sector and government
(E) = Essential
â€¢Experience of having worked in social development sector Afghanistan preferably with INGOs
â€¢Understanding of development issues in Afghanistan
â€¢Understanding and clear linkages with civil society organisations in Afghanistan.
â€¢Experience of interaction with donors
â€¢Ability to develop concept notes for new programmes and report on existing programmes
â€¢Computer use expertise
â€¢Good communication skills with fluency in written and verbal English and at least one major Afghan language (Dari, Pashtu)
â€¢Commitment to humanitarian principles and action and to Oxfam's equal opportunity and gender policies
â€¢Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into water and sanitation programmes
â€¢Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Oxfam
(D) = Desirable
â€¢Experience of having worked in donor environments
â€¢Experience of having managed local NGO partners