Bid Manager - MENA (Middle East & North Africa) (2063)

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


  • Do you have understanding of the institutional donor and partner landscape particularly in MENA?  
  • Do you have experience of engaging with institutional donors such as FCDO, EU, UN, US, and Nordics? 
  • Do you have proven track-record in leading a broad range of successful bids/proposals? 
  • Do you have the right to work in Lebanon or Jordan?


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


The Role:


The Bid Manager-MENA works closely with Oxfam Great Britain’s (OGB) strategic partner countries in MENA region to bring together high performing bidding teams to successfully pursue large, complex grant and tender opportunities.

The role will contribute towards:

  • Increasing Oxfam’s institutional income in the MENA region.
  • Building stronger relationships and providing additional funding capacity to the MENA region.
  • Build new partnerships with the MENA regional platform to advance Oxfam strategic goals.



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:

  • Sound understanding of the institutional donor and partner landscape particularly in MENA and familiarity with rules and regulations of public sector procurement.
  • Experience of engaging with institutional donors such as FCDO, EU, EBRD, UN, Nordics and International Financial Institutions such as World Bank etc.
  • Previous experience in the MENA region
  • Proven track-record in leading a broad range of successful bids/proposals (particularly in Oxfam’s thematic areas), showing knowledge and experience in leading best practice across both grants and tenders and across a range of donor agencies and funding mechanisms.
  • Experience of working in matrix management system with wide range of stakeholders such as technical advisors, country funding coordinators, regional business development manager and finance lead.
  • Strong Arabic and English, verbal and written communications skills, including writing and editing quality proposal with input from technical experts.
  • Proven ability to analyse, synthesise and document complex issues.
  • Detailed oriented and analytical.



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. We think this role would work particularly well as a full-time job with some flexible working from home arrangements.


How to apply:


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



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.



About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 



A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    Lebanon or Jordan (must have right to work in either country)
  • Hours:
    minimum 36 hours per week
  • Salary:
    41,184 USD - 53,239 USD FTE
  • Region:
    Funding and Strategic Partnerships (F&SP)
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    4 July 2024
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