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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved. 15 more years and we can end it for good.

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    Head of Bid Management (Remote)

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

    • Do you have bid proposal/leadership experience across complex and high value grants and/or commercial tenders, and a good understanding of rules and regulations of public sector procurement with focus on FCDO, Institutional Financial Institutions (World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank) and other Nordic donors?
    • Are you passionate about managing the performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential?
    • Do you have demonstrated financial/commercial and business negotiation skills?

    We are looking for a Head of Bid Management at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.

    What you’ll be doing:

    • In this role, you will provide strategic direction and leadership in line with Oxfam’s feminist principles and values to a dedicated team of professional bidding experts. You will develop strategies and ways of working that will improve the successful pursuit of quality funding.

    You'll have:

    • We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

    An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

    • Experience of managing performance of others and helping people to develop, grow and achieve their potential, including increasing diversity and inclusion in teams and / or workplaces, and creating positive change in work culture, processes and practices.
    • Bid leadership experience across complex and high value grants and/or commercial tenders, and a good understanding of rules and regulations of public sector procurement
    • Demonstrated financial / commercial and business negotiations skills.
    • Demonstrated ability, tact, and sensitivity in working across institutional boundaries, business units, and teams (some remotely) in an effective and productive way.
    • Lived experience (s) or evidence of learning/taking action on anti-racism and inequalities


    • 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.
    • 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.

    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.


    • Feminist Principles - OGB.pdf (119.24 KB)
    • Oxfam's Promise (2).pdf (439.36 KB)
    • Job Profile_Head of Bid Management.pdf (159.03 KB)

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