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About the Project

Oxfam GB intends to bid for the commercial tender ‘Design, Delivery and Management of Scottish Government’s International Development Equalities Programme, Woman and Girls Fund (W&GF) funded by the Scottish Government International Development (IT) department. This Fund will target Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. We are now seeking expressions of interest for long term Finance Coordinator that will manage the delivery of all financial management activities and requirements connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls Fund to local delivery partners. If selected, your CV will be included in our application and if the bid is successful the role will be awarded. 

About the Role

Job Title: Finance Coordinator
Indicative Start date: November 2023 (subject to award of funding)

Length: 4 years (with initial offer of two year contract) 

Project Location: The position will be based in one of the following countries: Malawi, Zambia

Indicative duty stations: Lusaka, Lilongwe

The Role:

The Finance coordinator will be responsible for managing the delivery of all financial management activities and requirements connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls Fund to local delivery partners.
They will be responsible for:
1.    Donor Reporting and Management (40%). 
a.    Produce accurate, consistent financial accounts, and supporting documentation for donor reporting, including liaising with local delivery partners to ensure reporting  aligns with Oxfam and donor’s requirement
b.    Assist in managing donor relationship and participate in donor visits and meetings as appropriate
c.    Support the team lead to develop and maintain an effective partner grants and reports monitoring system; regularly visit local delivery partners organisations to ensure effective support is provided. 
d.    Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
2.    Partner Management and Capacity Building (30%)
a.    Support the development and implementation of a detailed plan for building the business services capacity of partner organisations & undertake training, coaching and capacity sharing to partner organisations as required. 
b.    Participate in regular meetings with partner organisations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.

3.    Support operational activities for the delivery of the contract (30%)
a.    Support day to day operations connected to the delivery of the contract, including banking, validating grants, payment processing, partner financial report validation
b.    Support auditing processes
c.    Fund reconciliations

What we are looking for:

Minimum requirements:

·    Relevant academic qualifications in financial management, commerce, economics, or related field.
·    Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements, and standard accounts. 
·    Proven experience working with partner organisations and helping them develop their independent expertise and ability to deliver results, through effective capacity building and learning and development activities.

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

·    Good organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
·    Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English.
·    Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations.

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.

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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