Programme Services Manager

If the idea of playing a major role in institutional funding, programme development and monitoring & evaluation for a leading organisation focused on international development and elimination of poverty in  the Pacific region is making you spill your Fair Trade coffee right now, then this is the opportunity of a lifetime!

Oxfam New Zealand (ONZ) is an independent, rights-based development agency, affiliated to Oxfam International.  Working with partners in the Pacific and South-east Asia regions,we support poor and disadvantaged communities to achieve basic human rights and build capabilities to access resources and take advantage of opportunities to improve their lives.

We currently seek to fill the key position of Programme Services Manager, heading up a small Programme Services Unit (PSU), which is responsible for providing a range of services to support the effective implementation and management of ONZ’s international programmes. You will also  play a key role in increasing and diversifying current institutional funding sources, be accountable for developing and implementing appropriate regional and country funding strategies, and responsible for maintaining processes that will ensure quality donor submissions, effective contract management and strong relationships with key donors.

Our ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to developing fundraising opportunities, a track record of success proposal preparation, securing and managing significant funding from institutional donors/trusts/foundations, experience of strategy development and implementation and an understanding of key trends in official development assistance, donor policy and practice, and funding mechanisms.

You will also have strong IT and report writing skills, financial management experience, experience of managing others, of capacity building and delivering outcome focused training activities, as well as an ability to develop effective networks and relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  A relevant degree, or equivalent experience, and the capacity to work under pressure and to tight deadlines are also expected.

In return, we offer passionate work colleagues, a friendly work environment and the opportunity to take your international development career to the next level with an innovative and reputable INGO. The post attracts a starting salary of $67,578 per annum (and possibly more depending on the skills and experience of the successful post holder).   

To apply, send your CV with covering letter to humanresources@oxfam.org.nz , using the header ‘Programme Services Manager – your name’. Applications close on Wednesday 24 April 2013.

ONZ is an equal opportunities employer and encourages diversity in the workplace. Priority consideration will be given to applications from suitably qualified NZ nationals or NZ based overseas nationals who have the right to work in NZ (residents/work permit holders).