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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have a proven track record of success in new business development for a large international agency?


Do you have experience in the management of programmes in livelihoods, food security, gender justice, economic justice, humanitarian response, and water and sanitation?  


Do you have an ability to design and coordinate winning bids and consortia partnerships?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


The purpose of the Business Development manager is to pre-position Oxfam towards emerging funding & partnership opportunities that are in line with our mandate and aspirations.


The BDM will be required to develop and implement a strategic vision for business development across their country portfolio that aligns new funding opportunities (multi-stakeholder consortia, commercial bids and negotiated contracts) and more traditional institutional partnerships with OGB’s geographic and thematic priorities. The BDM will play an important part in advancing OGB’s overall strategic position within their country portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) by supporting the growth of programmes, strategic partnerships, and influence with partners and donors alike.


The BDM will be able to work seamlessly within the architecture of the Oxfam confederation and its affiliates worldwide, positioning OGB as the partner of choice for resource mobilisation and new business development in the MENA region. Critical to the success of our ‘One Oxfam’ approach will be establishing effective working relationships with the OI regional platform in MENA, the OI Regional Business Development Manager, and with counterparts at country level and in other affiliates


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • Proven track record of success in new business development for a large international agency
  • Prior experience in the design, delivery, or management of programmes in livelihoods, food security, gender justice, economic justice, humanitarian response, and water and sanitation, or hygiene; particularly in fragile contexts; and from a sustainable development perspective a sustainable development perspective
  • Significant amount of experience in resource mobilisation for a large international agency like Oxfam, preferably at regional level
  • Ability to design and coordinate winning bids and consortia partnerships
  • Ability to influence, facilitate processes, and work with others without direct line management authority
  • High calibre of networking, external representation, and negotiation skills
  • High degree of discretion, tact, and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues
  • Prior experience and knowledge of working in MENA.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and working as a part of a remotely based team.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in the MENA region.


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. 


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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