Monday, April 28, 2014

Manager Institutional Partnerships - Oxfam India (Apply by: 12 May 2014


Job Title: MANAGER INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Organization:OXFAM INDIA

Reporting to: DIRECTOR- PROGRAMMES AND ADVOCACY

Location: DELHI

INTRODUCTION:


Oxfam International
was founded in 1995 and today it is a confederation of 17 individual affiliates working together under the Oxfam International umbrella with over 3,000 partners in over a 100 countries with the aim of finding lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. The organization’s mission is a just world without poverty and its goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam is marking its 61st year in India this year. Oxfam India, a fully independent Indian organization (with Indian staff and an Indian Board) is a member of a global confederation of 17 Oxfams.
The Oxfams are rights-based organizations that fight poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local, national and global advocacy and policy-making. All of Oxfam’s work is framed by our commitment to five broad rights-based aims: the right to a sustainable livelihood, the right to basic social services, the right to life and security, the right to be heard and the right to equality: gender and diversity.

Oxfam India's vision is to create a more equal, just, and sustainable world. The overarching vision of Oxfam India is “right to life with dignity for all”. Oxfam India will fulfill its vision by empowering the poor and marginalized to demand their rights, engaging the non poor to become active and supportive citizens, advocating for an effective and accountable state and making markets work for poor and marginalized people.

Oxfam India aims to be a role model for promoting gender equality and diversity. It works in 7 focus states, which have been identified as the most lagging states, economically and socially. Oxfam India has a staff complement of around 179 people. Oxfam India works with around 130 partners to implement its strategy on ground to empower communities to demand their rights.

Oxfam India is an equal opportunities employer.

For more information on Oxfam, please visit their website: www.oxfamindia.org

REASON FOR HIRE:

Oxfam India is poised for rapid expansion and has recently undertaken an internal re-structuring exercise to make its functioning more efficient. They are looking to hire an individual with at least 5-7 years of experience in fundraising with experience of developing winning, evidence based proposals and tender bids that demonstrate impact and offer value for money to Institutional donors, Trusts and Foundations. The Manager – Institutional Partnerships is a key position that will support the team members in India, in raising resources. The incumbent will be responsible for developing innovative solutions and approaches to ensure the response to challenges presented through new business opportunities. The role focuses more on an entrepreneurial approach in working with program, finance and related staff to develop and submit donor proposals and tender bids that are evidence base, demonstrate impact and offer value for money to donors.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Contribute to research on new donors and make recommendations on Institutional funding prospects beyond Oxfam’s traditional donors.
• Work with relevant programme staff and partners to establish and manage consortium partnerships with similar minded civil society organizations and private sector consultancy firms as appropriate to leverage Oxfam’s chances of success in competitive calls for proposals for proposals and tender bids.
• Explore opportunities for other non-grant forms of funding and support senior leaders by identifying and facilitating opportunities for relationship building with key donors.
• Pioneering entrepreneurial approaches and innovative funding opportunities, including philanthropies; establish strategic relationships to mobilize resources; provide support for proposal/bid/tender preparation and supply specialist information about donors.
• Maintain & develop relationships with existing/traditional donors to protect and optimize returns from these sources.
• Support program staff capacity building and strengthening their skills for building and sustaining high quality relationship management with a range of external organizations.

COMPETENCIES & SOFT SKILLS

Communication Skills

• Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work well and flexibly in hard-working, multi-disciplinary teams based at different locations.

Leadership

• Ability to work on own initiative, manage complex workloads and deliver outputs to agreed deadlines.
• Ability to prioritize own workload and work with minimal supervision.

CANDIDATE PROFILE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Must Haves:

• A post graduate with minimum 5 years of experience in Fundraising with Institutions, Trusts and Foundations.
• Experience with an NGO in senior programme management positions involving proposal development.
• Excellent writing skills to appeal to target institutional donor audience.
• Proven experience and understanding of working with project design and logic models such as Logical Framework Approach.
• Strong networking skills, communication & negotiation skills to work effectively in cross cultural environment.

Interested candidates can send in their CVs with three references with the subject line indicating ‘Oxfam– Manager Institutional Partnerships’ at oxfam.ip@gmail.com. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. Last date for application is 12thMay, 2014.

1. All applications should be sent to oxfam.ip@gmail.com.
2. All applicants to put “Ref. ‘Oxfam– Manager Institutional Partnerships’ ”as the subject line
3. All applications should have the covering letter and the CV as a single document, in a word format.
4. The deadline for receiving applications is 12 May 2014
5. Applications without the exact reference code will not be considered.
6. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
7. Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified

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