Finance Coordinator at Oxfam

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
  • 00 USD / Year
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Application closing date: 22nd September 2023 (the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, hence candidates are advised to apply early).

About the Project

Oxfam GB intends to bid for the commercial tender ‘Design, Delivery and Management of Scottish Government’s International Development Equalities Programme, Woman and Girls Fund (W&GF) funded by the Scottish Government International Development (IT) department. This Fund will target Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. We are now seeking expressions of interest for long term Finance Coordinator that will manage the delivery of all financial management activities and requirements connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls Fund to local delivery partners. If selected, your CV will be included in our application and if the bid is successful the role will be awarded.

About the Role

Job Title: Finance Coordinator

Indicative Start date: November 2023 (subject to award of funding)

Length: 4 years (with initial offer of two year contract)

Project Location: The position will be based in one of the following countries: Malawi, Zambia

Indicative duty stations: Lusaka, Lilongwe

Job Description

The Finance coordinator will be responsible for managing the delivery of all financial management activities and requirements connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls Fund to local delivery partners.

They will be responsible for:

  1. Donor Reporting and Management (40%).
    1. Produce accurate, consistent financial accounts, and supporting documentation for donor reporting, including liaising with local delivery partners to ensure reporting aligns with Oxfam and donor’s requirement
    2. Assist in managing donor relationship and participate in donor visits and meetings as appropriate
    3. Support the team lead to develop and maintain an effective partner grants and reports monitoring system; regularly visit local delivery partners organisations to ensure effective support is provided.
    4. Proactively review and identify any potential issues which would interfere with reporting requirements and/or meeting compliance standards and take appropriate action to resolve them.
  2. Partner Management and Capacity Building (30%)
    1. Support the development and implementation of a detailed plan for building the business services capacity of partner organisations & undertake training, coaching and capacity sharing to partner organisations as required.
    2. Participate in regular meetings with partner organisations to ensure that the working relationship between them and Oxfam is positive, open and conducive to the successful achievement of agreed objectives.
  1. Support operational activities for the delivery of the contract (30%)
    1. Support day to day operations connected to the delivery of the contract, including banking, validating grants, payment processing, partner financial report validation
    2. Support auditing processes
    3. Fund reconciliations

Minimum requirements:

  • Relevant academic qualifications in financial management, commerce, economics, or related field.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities, including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, statutory requirements, and standard accounts.
  • Proven experience working with partner organisations and helping them develop their independent expertise and ability to deliver results, through effective capacity building and learning and development activities.


  • Good organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations.

Method of Application

To apply, visit or website page using the number INT9907


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 Oxfam:

Oxfam is a global community who believes poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s rights 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