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CALP job

Donor Relations Officer

Deadline: 14 June 2021

Contract type: Fixed-term/full time

Organisation: CaLP

Oxford, UK

CaLP is looking for a donor relations officer to support our funding work.  This is a key role that will help strengthen and develop CaLP.

If you have strong interpersonal, written and numeracy skills, along with an eye for detail this could be a role for you.  We’d also be looking to you to meet deadlines, set up and maintain systems, and support a wide range of colleagues, based in various locations around the world.

In return you will work with a dynamic team, have the opportunity to engage with a range of international donors, and develop your career in the humanitarian and development sector.

About CaLP

CaLP is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. Collectively, CaLP members deliver the vast majority of humanitarian CVA worldwide.

We envision a future where people are enabled to overcome crises with dignity, by exercising choice and their right to self-determination.

The purpose of the CaLP network is to maximise the potential that humanitarian CVA can bring to people in contexts of crisis, as one component of broader financial assistance. To do this we catalyse the power, knowledge and capacities of our diverse global network, alongside other local, national, regional and global actors, all of whom are seeking to secure better outcomes for people living in crisis contexts. Our role as a collective is to generate alignment in the approaches and actions of those within and across our network, in order to help optimise the quality and scale of humanitarian CVA.

What makes CaLP unique is its diversity. CaLP members currently include local and international non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, specialist social innovation, technology and financial services companies, researchers and academics, and individual practitioners.

As a CaLP team, we work with and for the CaLP network – keeping our vision front and centre. Working impartially, we engage with the network to generate evidence, we facilitate dialogue, we challenge and question, we draw together good practices and promote their uptake. We play a key role in creating the impetus and means for thought leadership and convene network members to generate futures-thinking agendas. We mobilise the membership and the wider network to look for collective solutions to collective problems.

Role Purpose

This is a critical interface role, responsible for maintaining accurate funding data and recording information on CaLP’s funding database. Working within the Network Development Team, linking closely with Planning and Monitoring Coordinator, the Operations team and colleagues across the regions, the role holder supports timely production of reports and management information giving visibility of information for effective funding pipelines and assured donor relations.

Management support from: Donor Relations Manager

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure the funding systems used by CaLP (Crimson) and team trackers (for reports due, income requests, etc) are developed, regularly updated and shared
  • Support the preparation of narrative reports for donors of core grants
  • Assist with the development of proposals and reports
  • Proofread narrative donor reports
  • Support and document donor research
  • Keep information about donors up to date (contacts, information about meetings)
  • Undertake housekeeping of funding documents on SharePoint
  • Take notes at funding meetings and follow-up on action points
  • Support with Oxfam GB approval processes
  • Maintain and coordinate reporting schedule with systematic reminders

Essential Technical Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Excellent English written communication skills, including experience and ability to write short documents, proofread, synthesise and present data clearly
  • Excellent eye for detail and passion for accuracy
  • Good administration and self-organisation skills
  • Proficient with using databases, spreadsheets, information management and system reminders
  • Experience of note-taking and documentation processing
  • Passion for good customer service
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Knowledge of international development and NGO funding systems
  • Prior experience in a funding or business development function
  • Fluency in Arabic, French or Spanish, in addition to English
  • Experience of working in a virtual network or remote team

We offer:

Grade D role, OGB contract

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

This position is hosted by Oxfam GB. We are 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 CaLP and Oxfam GB engages. We expect 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. See the job description below.

Closing date: 14 June 2021

This role is hosted by Oxfam GB in the UK, please apply via this link