Business Development Manager

Jul. 04, 2023
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Job Description

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 works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

As a confederation, our values are Accountability, Empowerment and Inclusiveness.

Empowerment: Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can be a catalyst for change.

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 promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. 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.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


Oxfam started working in southern Africa in the 1980s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programmes to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty.

We work with local stakeholders to find lasting solutions to the root causes which keep people in poverty. Oxfam is currently collaborating with the Government, international and local CSOs, UN Agencies and other stakeholders.

Oxfam envisions Southern Africa free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and can influence decisions that affect their lives.

Our programs aim to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.

  • Contract type: Fixed Term – 1 year, renewable subject to availability of funding
  • Location: Any country of the Southern Africa countries with right to work (Malawi/ Mozambique/ Zambia/ Zimbabwe)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Business Development Manager will support the Southern African Business Development and Support Lead in providing strategic support on resource mobilization across different thematic areas in the region.
  • They will be supporting the development and implementation of the regions resource mobilization strategies; while building partnerships with donors and civil society stakeholders; identifying new funding opportunities and addressing key financial and reputational risks.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience.
  • Excellent understanding of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into different interventions.
  • Demonstrable experience and success in engaging with bilateral and multilateral donors for an international agency like Oxfam.
  • Demonstrated ability to devise and implement resource mobilisation strategies .
  • Proven ability to identify new business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Experience of working with technical teams to develop program proposals that are funded by institutional donors
  • Good familiarity with government decision-making processes, both political and technical, including budget processes, appropriation, protocols, and communications.
  • Strong proven ability to identify and articulate strategic and policy issues through effective oral and written briefs
  • Excellent computer skills, including various office applications and internet navigation
  • Ability to work in a cross regional Team and support work across the region.


  • Knowledge and experience of EU grants.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units
  • Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks.
  • Knowledge of region political, economic and social aspects.
  • Good knowledge and awareness of issues related to Oxfam’s strategic objectives and theories of change.
  • Some knowledge of Portuguese will be an added advantage.


How to Apply

To Apply Use Link: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/business-development-manager-int9688/19562/description/

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Deadline: 04 July 2023

Generate a Whatsapp Message

Buy Phones on Credit.