OXFAM International Job Vacancy: Head of Funding (HoF), Jakarta

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Oxfam in Indonesia represents the Oxfam International (OI) Confederation through the Oxfam International Regional Platform (OI RP) for Asia, supported by different Oxfam affiliates with dedicated roles. Oxfam in Indonesia is aligned to and complements the global aspirations of the OI Confederation as outlined in the Operational Guidelines for realizing Oxfam’s 2020 Vision, and the Strategic Plan for the OI RP for Asia... The Country Strategy for Oxfam in Indonesia acknowledges, responds and adapts to new and evolving ‘drivers of change’ and the emerging context of Indonesia as a ‘middle income country’.

As we progress our intentions, all of Oxfam Indonesia’s programming will be informed and developed through a ‘partner-based model’ with the aspiration to realize ‘An inclusive, sustainable and resilient Indonesia in 2030’. Within this timeframe, the Oxfam in Indonesia Country Strategy 2015 – 2020 vision of ‘People living equitably and free from injustice of poverty, enjoy their rights, and are resilient in times of disasters’ will still have relevance. Oxfam in Indonesia will bring about positive changes and impact as measured by the ability of women and youth to overcome inequality and realize their rights align with Oxfam’s goal of overcoming poverty, vulnerability and inequality with a focus on women and girls.


This role will continuously developing, maintaining, and implementing a viable and sustainable funding and accountability strategy for Oxfam in Indonesia. She/he will strategically manage and grow Oxfam’s institutional funding from bi-lateral, multi-lateral and other sources, mobilize effective approaches for engaging the private sector, and the Government, and maintain adequate measures of accountability to donors and the OI confederation. This position will contribute significantly to Oxfam’s commitment to the localization agenda in Indonesia. This will entail working closely with Programme, Programme Support and the Programme Quality functions in mobilizing local, Regional and global resources for supporting Oxfam’s Partner Based Approach model for Indonesia.

This position will manage internal and external relationships and related communications on behalf of Oxfam in Indonesia which result in resource mobilization. A key expectation is the ability to coordinate the work of specific cross functional teams in developing project and programme concepts and proposals in response to requests for expressions of interest and requests for proposals. Accountability and stewardship measures will include accurate and timely reporting, and the management of Oxfam’s systems for accountability (OPAL/CRIMSON). This is a key senior management position which contributes to deriving key conclusions which support organisational decision making. Required competencies are listening, humility, mutual accountability, systems thinking (in supporting the one programme approach for Oxfam in Indonesia) and, strategic thinking and judgment.

Location: Jakarta
Grade: C1 National
Contract type: Fixed term
Reporting line: Country Director, Oxfam in Indonesia
Subordinates: Funding, Private Sector Engagement & Accountability role

To ensure Oxfam in Indonesia has a viable financial model underpinned by a funding strategy which contributes to the fulfilment of Oxfam’s strategic ambitions and aspirations for Indonesia as set out in its Country Strategy. The sustain of three key areas of funding; 1. The management of institutional funding relationships, 2. The engagement with the private sector and the government to ensure inclusion of poor people in Indonesia’s economic and development growth, and maintaining systems of accountability and stewardship - reporting and related communications. 3. The ensures Oxfam’s decision making and deployment of capabilities is informed by funding trends, donor intentions, and the implementation of Oxfam’s Partner Based Approach in Indonesia. As a member of the Senior Management Team the post holder will participate in strategic decision making.

To contribute to the leadership and governance of the organisation as a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) Contribute to developing and delivering Oxfam’s Country Strategy and implementation plan, taking action as required through the funding function to support its successful implementation.

To develop appropriate strategies and interventions that strengthen Oxfam’s ability to successfully fundraise. · Provide strong analysis of the data to support CMT to make strategic decisions to deliver the Oxfam Country Strategy. Ensure a viable funding model is established and maintained to mobilize resources necessary to accomplish Oxfam’s ambitions. · Set a ‘business development’ target and a plan to achieve it - Being accountable and realistic. Lead on building a healthy funding pipeline for all programmes in Indonesia with a strong focus on gender justice and gender main-streaming.

Ensure the funding model meets the requirements of Oxfam’s organisational and operational needs based on strong business concepts (cost recovery, cost sharing, use of discretionary funds, use of collective resource allocation (CRA). · Contribute with CD and CMT, to ensure full cost recovery is built into programme funding proposals and influence donors to support a sustainable funding model for Indonesia.

Provide strong leadership on Business Development priorities. This includes external representation and internal understanding of programmes to credibly engage institutional donors, multi-lateral banks and the Private Sector and seek Commercial Bid leads for tendering and consortia opportunities. · Enable a relevant ‘funding strategy’ to enhance donor confidence through communication of outcomes and mobilize local, regional and global resources to support ‘localization’ priorities.

Demonstrate this capability with CMT and in dealings with Interested Partner Affiliates for Indonesia keeping OCS and country legal issues in mind. · Ensure new growth of funding and manage secured funding, maintaining a satisfactory balance between both priorities. · Establish and maintain excellent donor relationships with both institutional and other donors in Indonesia and outside via the Partner Affiliates ensuring Oxfam in Indonesia fulfil its accountability. · Coordinate and provide leadership to the development of high-quality concepts and proposals characterized by logical ‘theories of change’ promoting the ‘one programme’ approach. · Passionately motivate both programme teams and PAs to develop strong quality proposals and be able to encourage good implementation and delivery. Ensure with Head PM and Head PQP, high quality programme proposals that mainstream gender to a high level. · Establish a strategy and approaches that are effective in ‘partnering’ with the private sector based on outreach and coverage of poor and marginalized communities and households in Indonesia optimizing Oxfam’s ‘Partner Based Model’. Lead on and deliver ambitious but realistic targets for diversifying funding sources in country and in coordination with PAs and implement a clear plan (institutional donors, Tendering / Consortia mechanisms and working with Private Sector). · Establish and maintain an effective and sustainable strategy for engaging with the private sector, nationally and regionally, to support Oxfam’s localization agenda. · Collate and share intelligence and information on donor trends, context and opportunities, including those of Partner Affiliates for funding, their conditionality and compliance requirements. · Coordinate the development of funding proposals together with Programme Management, Programme Quality, Business  Operations and other stakeholders as relevant. · Proactive establish strong and trusted consortia to access large bilateral, multilateral and commercial funding opportunities. Lead on and deliver new consortia-based funding as per set targets. · Provide stewardship of Oxfam’s fund management and accountability systems (OPAL/CRIMSON) and ensure accurate and timely reporting, effective and efficient contract management.
To manage the performance of the Funding Function.
· Ensure staff is clear about expectations and is supported to develop and perform well, ensuring any poor performance issues are addressed swiftly and professionally when required. · Manage the programme function budget to ensure spending is within limits and delivers the planned returns. 


  • Ability to operate strategically and be credible and effective in a leadership role 
  • At least 5 years of programme concept and proposal experience, management of funding and relationship
  • Capabilities and competencies in developing, maintaining, and implementing sustainable funding and accountability strategies.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and growing institutional funding (from bi-lateral, multi-lateral or other sources), and mobilizing effective approaches for engaging the private sector and the Government. 
  • Significant experience in managing complex donor relationships in line with Oxfam and their requirements. 
  • Competent with figures and funding models. Broad set of management skills (financial, people management, technical) and competence
  • Proven communication, facilitation and representational skills sufficient to engage staff and external audiences
  • Ability to operate and think strategically, coupled with proven analytical skills and the use of these to problem solve and make decisions
  • Results oriented, and not a ‘task manager’
  • Able to build strong and respectful relationships to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Demonstrable behavioral competencies related particularly to strategic thinking and judgement, listening, decisiveness, relationship building, systemic thinking (in supporting the one programme approach), mutual accountability, and humility
  • Excellent organisational abilities with ability to work to deadlines and manage time well.
  • Strong interpersonal awareness including diplomacy, tact, being able to work effectively with others, cultural sensitivity and respect for confidentiality.
  • A good team member with excellent understanding of gender and diversity considerations within key areas of responsibility and commitment to addressing inequalities in the workplace and the programme.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong computer literate
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply by sending your complete application to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk and mention the code of the position title HoF on the subject of the email.

The closing date: September 7th, 2018 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage women and people with disability to apply

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