Senior Business Development Coordinator - MENA (2065)

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


Do you have experience working in funding or development programme roles in the MENA region?


Do you have a proven track record in leading successful bids/proposals? 


Do you have a good understanding of Institutional Donors such as World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and Islamic Development Bank?


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


The Role:


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


The BDC 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; and leading the operationalisation of business development elements of country funding plans, into donor specific funding proposals.


The role will contribute towards:


  • Increasing OGB’s institutional income in the MENA region.
  • Building stronger funding relationships and providing additional capacity to the OGB strategic partner countries.
  • Building a new partnership with Oxfam International regional platform at MENA to advance One Oxfam 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 have:


  • Drive to achieve results.
  • Organisational Awareness.
  • Minimum 5 years country based experience in a funding or development programme related role.
  • Knowledge and experience acquired in MENA region.
  • Experience of developing large consortium based proposals, from initial idea phase up to submission.
  • Understanding of Institutional Donors such as World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Islamic Development Bank, Non-traditional donors.
  • Proven Track record in leading successful bids/proposals.
  • Experience of working in temporary teams within a large complex organisation in the development sector.
  • Excellent written English communications skills, suitable for a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and experience of developing working relationships with people around the world.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise, respond quickly and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Organisational awareness and knowledge of Oxfam’s programme work.
  • Proactive approach, ability to influence others and use initiative to achieve goals.
  • Flexible team player.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity.
  • Critical information gathering, knowledge management and research skills.


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 partially home-based assignment. 2 days per week is common in the current team.


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.  



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:
    Jordan - Amman, Lebanon - Beirut, Lebanon or Jordan (must have right to work in either country)
  • Hours:
  • Salary:
    $41,184-$53,239 USD
  • Region:
    Business Development
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    12 July 2024
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