Bid Manager


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

Do you have experience working with technical advisors to design development / humanitarian programmes?

Do you have strong verbal and written communications skills?

Do you have good financial, commercial and business negotiations skills?

If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking for a Bid Manager at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation

Please note: This role is being advertised as a 12 month fixed term contract

What you’ll be doing: You will work closely with OGB, country and regional colleagues to bring together well-performing bidding teams to successfully pursue grant and tender opportunities.

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 have/ be:

Proven track-record in leading a broad range of bids, showing knowledge and experience in leading best practice across both grants and tenders and across a range of donor agency clients and funding mechanisms. Experience working with technical advisors to design development / humanitarian programmes, responding to complex, high-risk, high-value competitive calls from government departments, executive agencies, bilateral donors and multilateral agencies. Good financial, commercial and business negotiations skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills, including writing and editing quality proposal with input from technical experts. Proven ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues Flexfam We believe 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. We think this role would work particularly well up to 3 days remotely based.

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.

How to apply As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

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


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