Donor Account Coordinators (2 positions) (INT10470)


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




Oxfam in Yemen’s Funding team is led by the Business Development & Funding Manager who is accountable for overall team oversight, and manages two Donor Accounts Coordinators.  The team’s primary purpose is to secure and manage funds for the country programme, to support resourcing and implementation of Oxfam’s strategic and operational priorities in Yemen. Funding team members work in close collaboration and coordination with Programmes and Business Support teams across the Oxfam confederation.




The Donor Account Coordinator will work closely with Funding, Programmes and Finance colleagues to: 

  1. Identify, assess and track new project funding opportunities in line with the Country Operating Plan and Oxfam Country Strategy.
  2. Coordinate the project design and proposal writing process; 
  3. Manage the project accounts via ensuring quality grant management in line with the contractual obligations, especially reporting and management of online systems.
  4. Support the Business Development & Funding Manager in map and prioritize donors, develop an engagement plan and maintaining the existing, while developing new relationships with the donors at country level




Proposal Development 

  • Coordinate the programme design, development and submission of high-quality project proposals, concept notes and expressions of interest to donors and affiliates, designating clear roles and responsibilities and ensuring inputs from key technical and field teams
  • Review proposal submissions contributing to design and logic of project design.
  • Quality checks based on donor requirements and preferences, in addition to  language, grammar and narrative flow and cross-check narrative and budget documents for consistency and coherence
  • Support the country programme in ensuring that programme design is inclusive and includes a consultative, participatory and gender sensitive approach
  • Working with the Business Development and Funding Manager, DCD and all Programme Team Lead (PMs and Technical Leads) to respond timely on any query raised related to any submitted proposal. This include tracking for feedback whenever assigned by the BDM.



  • Support the Business Development & Funding Manager to identify and secure funding from a diverse range of institutional, private, foundation and in-country donor sources
  • Support the Business Development & Funding Manager in map and prioritize donors, develop an engagement plan and maintaining the existing, while developing new relationships with the donors at country level
  • Manage the project accounts via ensuring quality grant management (including reporting) in line with the contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate closely with the Business Development Manager & Funding Manager to maintain an up-to-date funding grid and pipeline analysis


Grant Management

  • Manage the internal processes related to the grant management, ensuring that the contractual obligations (ex. reporting, visibility) are communicated to met by the Programme, Finance, MEAL and other relevant teams
  • Support the coordination, writing process, and review of quality donor reporting; and working with the Business Development and Funding Manager to ensure 100% compliance with donor reporting requirement.
  • Deliver Capacity building for Programme staff in the area of Proposal writing, and internal and donor report writing across the Country Program.
  • Any other responsibilities to be assigned by the Line Manager from time to time in order to meet the demand and expectation of delivery results for funding team.


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 experience of writing quality proposals and/or report submissions for institutional donors, specifically, DFID, ECHO, SIDA, DANIDA, BMZ and UN agencies (UNOCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women).
  • Excellent attention to detail and proven experience writing/editing documents for an external audience
  • Strong knowledge of Yemen Crisis and complexities of the environment.
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Strong commitment with beneficiaries and humanitarian values.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and proven communication skills with the ability to analyse, synthesise, and communicate complex issues.
  • Willingness and ability to work within a multicultural, multilingual and insecure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including coordination, collaboration and diplomacy
  • Ability to manage time effectively, and adapt to competing priorities within tight deadlines
  • Ability to deliver capacity building for other staff on proposal and report writing
  • Adaptability and capacity to cope with hard to live environment
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
  • Capacity to work effectively with others, interpersonal awareness, able to influence others.



  • Understanding of and commitment to cross-cutting issues, including gender and protection
  • Previous experience working in humanitarian sector, particularly in an emergency/post emergency environment, and dealing with risks, limited movement etc.
  • Knowledge/understanding of humanitarian or development programming in at least one of Oxfam’s technical sectors (eg. WASH, EFSVL, Protection)
  • Arabic language is an added value.



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.




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.  




Oxfam doesn't charge any fees for recruitment and doesn't have any relationship with recruitment agencies in or out Yemen


منظمة أوكسفام لا تفرض أي رسوم على التوظيف وليس لها اي علاقة مع وكالات التوظيف داخل او خارج اليمن



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:
    Yemen - Sana'a
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  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    22 June 2024
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