Funding Coordinator

Damascus, Syria
Full time Staff


In full collaboration with the Country Programme team and with support from the MECIS Regional / Programme Funding Development Team in Oxford the funding team in Syria aim to raise funds for Oxfam's programme in Syria. This includes developing and maintaining good quality and consistent relationships with donor as well as ensuring high quality contract management. The team ultimately supports programme teams to develop and plan concept papers, proposals and reports in accordance with country strategy and donor requirements. We also make a true difference to the long-term work of Oxfam GB in Syria by ensuring the effective liaison with government departments and compliance with Government requirements for INGOs operating in Syria.

Oxfam GB therefore seeks to recruit a Funding Co-Ordinator to proactively fundraise for the Syria programme, support and capacity build the programme teams and country office in planning, securing and managing restricted funds as well as ensure that donor procedures and processes are adhered to.

The Role:

Reporting to the Funding Officer in Damascus, the Funding Co-Ordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Support on developing and maintaining up-to-date funding strategies and plans in line with Oxfam’s strategy and principles
  • Research new in country funding prospects to meet the set ambition of the programme
  • Maintain and share donor intelligence of in-country, regional and global funding opportunities relevant to Oxfam GB’s Syria programme
  • Implement the country funding strategy, sourcing new funding and analysing information and assessing risks
  • Ensure effective coordination with Oxfam GB and other Oxfam Affiliate colleagues at country/regional/HQ level to ensure country/emergency response overview of funding, proposal submissions and donor liaison
  • Responsible for Donor Contract Management (DCM) of restricted and unrestricted funds, including timely submission of reports, contract preparation and closure in compliance with donor requirements and Oxfam’s procedures and systems to ensure quality
  • In conjunction with the Country Director, represent Oxfam to donors, government ministries and other external stakeholders, INGO forums as appropriate
  • Ensure that program and project designs comply with national and international standards

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a dynamic and credible leader with the following:

  • University Education and/or substantial experience of working with INGO’s in the following specialisation: M&E, funding and/or programming
  • Demonstrable experience of planning for, securing and managing funds from institutional donors, such as DFID, ECHO, SIDA, GAC and UN agencies
  • High level of analytical skills and critical thinking with the ability to research, analyse, and report
  • Knowledge of Project Cycle Management with previous field experience
  • Excellent written skills with proven ability to develop and present proposals and donor reports, for both internal and external audiences.
  • Strong numeracy and financial skills, particularly in developing budgets, financial management/monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience in staff management, capacity building; coaching and delivering training at an individual and group level.

Additional Information:

Location: Syria – Damascus

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Fixed Term – 1 year (with possible extension)

Closing Date: 15 March 2019

How to Apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated processional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the fully job profile and apply online via the link below:

Kindly note that due to the urgency of this role, we will be reviewing CVs and interviewing candidates in advance of the closing date. For this reason, interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Closing date: 
15th March 2019