Digital Fundraising Specialist - Oxfam International

Closing date: 16th May 2021 @ 23:59 BST

Interviews: w/c 7th June 2021

Location: Flexible location. Oxford, UK or Nairobi, Kenya preferred. Other locations where Oxfam affiliates have an office might also be considered subject to being able to establish a hosting agreement. 

Contract: Open-ended

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: National terms, in line with Oxfam values and subject to location.

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the role. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as home-based and we can consider job share.


The Role

Oxfam International Secretariat is looking for a Digital Fundraising Specialist who will work with fundraising teams all around the world to co-create ambitious fundraising goals and implement strategies for growth. This will include delivering in partnership with affiliates a strong growth strategy for Digital Fundraising. 

Please see the job description for further details.

Who we're looking for

You will be a digital fundraising expert with strong self-awareness, excellent influencing skills and able to build relationships with diverse stakeholders and exercise strategic thinking and judgement. 

You will have significant experience and be a recognized expert in all aspects of digital, with a strong understanding of fundraising (ideally within an international NGO). 

You will have proven success in delivering successful digital fundraising programs with demonstrated financial results and solid understanding and experience of integrating digital with offline campaigns (e.g. DRTV) to maximize performance and income and optimize future activity. 

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in maximizing the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns and platforms with a focus on user experience and have experience of working in an advisory role with a diverse range of senior levels and markets. 

As well as technical expertise you will have an ability to describe complex or technical issues using terms a non-specialist can clearly understand. 

Lastly you will have proven project management skills delivering complex projects on time and on budget with a strong knowledge of all the financial aspects of digital fundraising/marketing including analysis of costs/income, ROI, conversion and attrition data and all other relevant KPIs.

What we offer

This role will give you an opportunity to drive income growth and donor engagement contributing to Oxfam’s ability to deliver its Mission. At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please go on Oxfam International page and click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be shortlisted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

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

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in around 90 countries.

The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

All our work is led by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to 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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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