Partnership Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • Applications have closed

Website Oxfam



“Applicable for Nepali Nationals only”

Level: D2

Duration: Fixed term contract until March 31, 2023, with possibility of extension

Location: Kathmandu

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

The Role

The Partnership Officer stationed in the Program and Partnership team, supervised by Organization Development Advisor (ODA). Enable and facilitate the ambition of Oxfam’s partnership, working better and differently with others. The jobholder is responsible to operationalize the Partners’ Investment Fund (PIF)-a flexible fund provided by Oxfam GB to support Civil Society Organizations to meet their own priorities in line with their organization’s strategy and objectives including programmatic priorities for impact on women and men as well as organisational development priorities. The position holder will work closely with partner organizations, Oxfam team as well as relevant stakeholders ensuring proper planning, participation, experimentation, reflection, learning and knowledge management. The post holder is expected to bring about different ways of working with others and help challenging current partnering practices. The role also includes promoting a transformative and feminist approach to partnership across programs and business operation functions, working across the one program approach (influencing, humanitarian and development).

What we are looking for

The position is under Program and partnership team and fully responsible for the proper implementation of Partners’ Investment Fund (PIF) with internal partnership, program, business support teams and partner organizations.

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Social science, development Studies, Management or other related discipline
  • Hands on partnership management experience with at least 3 years’ experience (partnership assessment, capacity assessment, Organization Capacity Development etc.) in I/NGOs
  • Strong skills of training, facilitation, coaching and mentoring to build capacity of partners and other stakeholders as well as understanding and skills on reflective practices and learning
  • Understanding and experience of Project Cycle management (project designing, planning, budgeting, MEAL process and knowledge management)
  • Solid understanding of key policies and procedures required for NGOs in Nepal
  • Can effectively enable, challenge and influence others and can successfully represent Oxfam in different fora
  • Is strong in connecting, networking, and linking with different stakeholders
  • Facilitate interaction between different development practitioners of various levels with strong social skills, managing processes between colleagues, partners, donor, government, and communities.
  • Passion and strong commitment for transforming partnership practices and enabling local and national actors’ leadership and voice
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Nepali.

We offer

This role will provide you with an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam by working closely with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their field of Gender, WASH and Water Governance, Resilience and Climate Justice and so forth along with the national and international training and development opportunities. Our offer consists of fair pay and competitive benefits package.


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 as a partially home-based role or job share.

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

If this sounds like you, click ‘apply for this role’ button below.

Application for the above position can be sent by 27 December 2022. If you would like to learn more about this role, please refer to job profile.

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. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

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.

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.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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