Investment Fund Manager Wanted at Oxfam International

Closing date: 7th April 2017 23:59 GMT
Interviews: week starting 10 April 2017 (first round)
Based in: Nairobi (or other OI Secretariat location/ Oxfam affiliate headquarters- subject to being able to establish a contract of employment and where the right to work can be obtained)
Contract: 3 years
Salary: In line with Oxfam values and subject to location
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.
Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam partners with other organizations and works alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
As a global movement for change, the Oxfam confederation is composed of 19 national affiliates who work together in more than 90 countries to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat (OIS) is currently headquartered in Oxford and will move to Nairobi starting April 2017. Oxfam also has advocacy and campaigns offices in Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the African Union in Addis Ababa.
This post will be part of the OI Confederation Development team, working closely with other Oxfam Investment Fund Strategic Partners and the OIS Finance Team.
Role Description:
Oxfam International is looking for an experienced professional who, as Oxfam Investment Fund (OIF) Manager will play a key role in helping the global Oxfam Confederation implement its global Strategic Plan and Oxfam 2020 vision.
The Oxfam Investment Fund was established in 2016 to facilitate growth and development of Oxfam’s global network of affiliates by building individual and collective organizational, program and influencing capacity. Achieving a step-change in income growth from public and institutional sources also remains a core focus area of the Fund. The Goals of the OIF are aligned with the Oxfam Strategic Plan (OSP) 2013 – 2019.
Responsible for an annual investment portfolio of approximately EUR 8 Million, the Fund Manager will play a key role in guiding and monitoring the investment choices Oxfam makes to strengthen capacity of affiliates across regions at an exciting time of organizational transformation.
Specifically, the Oxfam Investment Fund Manager – working closely with the OI International Investment Committee and a number of Strategic Partners at the OI Secretariat – will be responsible for:  
  • Ensuring strategic use of OIF investments
  • Managing the OIF project cycle
  • Maintaining an annual cycle of key OIF meetings
  • Facilitating OIF impact assessments
  • Tracking and reporting on performance of OIF strategic partners at the OI Secretariat
  • Supporting implementing affiliates in developing sound financial management systems policies and procedures 
Skills and Experience:
The successful applicant will have a strong track record in strategic project design and management, with sound financial management and analytical skills. S/he will be an effective team worker in a multi-disciplinary and highly networked environment, and enjoy working across boundaries. The ability to manage time and to strike the right balance between critical engagement and the need to get things done; and between ‘big picture’ and ‘detail’ will be critical.
Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required. Competency in Spanish (and/or French) is highly desirable.
For a full description of this role and to apply for the position, please visit our website athttp://www.oxfam.org/en/jobs/secretariat    
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