Oxfam Institutional Funding Officer (Nigeria) in Abuja, Nigeria


NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

In collaboration with the Dakar -based OGB Regional Programme Funding Team (RPFT), and The Hague based ON External Funding (EFU) team, support the Oxfam in Nigeria Country Programme Teams (50% OGB & 50% ON) to manage new and established relationships with donors for development and advocacy & when relevant humanitarian work in Nigeria. To identify opportunities for fund-raising with institutional donors and private sector. Provide specialist information internally and externally to donors in order to meet the Oxfam affiliate funding strategy objectives for Nigeria. Provide the quality check in Nigeria for delivery of quality concept notes, full proposals and assist in editing when and where needed. Provide grant compliance guidelines to the relevant stakeholders in the country office on the various donor requirements  Organise staff & partner meetings for program development purposes. Organise grant compliance workshop & monitoring information for program staff and partners. Support proposal writing efforts and manage their funds.



The post holder reports to the Oxfam In Nigeria Country Director in Nigeria directly and liaises with Oxfam GB regional funding Unit and Oxfam Novib’s funding Unit in the Hague.



A small program development budget will be available for travel, research, documentation, communication purposes.

DIMENSIONS: Manages new and existing program development and fund-raising processes

Facilitates and organises program development processes involving Oxfam staff and counterparts (both content & budget dimensions) 

Good communication and facilitation skills for multi-actor processes 

Collate information from a defined range of sources (external and internal) for colleagues.

Deals with people both externally and internally to influence adherence to Oxfam ways of working

Frequent internal and /external negotiations

Representation and acquisition

Mobilise specific technical and professional knowledge in program development, and provide this to colleagues on grant management ; significant training/capacity building of non-specialist staff in funding responsibilities.


· Responsible for supporting the development and/or implementation of a funding strategy for Oxfam GB’s programmes in Nigeria  (50%) and for Oxfam Novib’s programme in Nigeria (50%)

· Responsible for developing good relationships with key potential donors in Nigeria  & pro-actively identify funding potentials Nigeria, including advising & guiding Oxfam GB/ON colleagues on country funding plans and donor liaison 

Conduct a quality check on all proposals & reports to back donors.

Supporting and delegating quality contract management, including donor reporting, in collaboration with the Oxfam colleagues.

Deliver training and support country offices with project cycle management and donor contract management according to capacity building plans in order to strengthen relationships with key donors, this in collaboration with OGB’s RPFT and ON’s EFU units.

Represent Oxfam (GB/ON) as required with donors

Understand and maintain Oxfam in Nigeria  donor database & give advise on how to develop this for Oxfam 

Coordinate and share information with OGB and ON HQ, including attending planning and training meetings and upholding standards.



University degree in relevant area or proven experience at this level.

At least 5 years of work experience in the field of development cooperation, pref. with NGO.

Three years experience of raising funds, preparing project proposals for DFID, EU and other institutional donors which are predominant in Nigeria, preferably for NGOs as well as experience with donors’ rules and regulations in order to ensure grant compliance

Significant capacity building and training experience

High level numeracy, budgeting, financial reporting and IT skills

Works effectively with others in a team situation to achieve fundraising targets

Organisational awareness – understanding how to get what information and who to keep informed

Excellent research skills – knowledge of how to find new sources of funding for advocacy work

Good communication skills – both written and verbal; experience of writing proposals and reports

Experience of capacity building non-funding staff in all aspects of funding and contract compliance & able to facilitate training sessions

Ability to represent Oxfam to donors and external institutions, good networking skills

Influencing skills and tenacity

Good administrative skills and ability to follow departmental procedures

Experience with project cycle management (planning, monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and learning)

Educated to degree level

Fluency in written and spoken English 

Knowledge of NGO programming in development/campaigning and if possible emergencies 

OTHER: Knowledge or experience of Oxfam’s and civil society programme work an advantage. 

Regular travel within Nigeria is compulsary and to Head Offices OGB in UK and ON in The Hague may be required.


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