Private Sector Advisor (deadline 01.12.2021)

The Role

Private Sector Advisor will be a technical lead to GRAISEA 2’s work. This role will engage with the private sector, develop and support the overall strategy, advise and support teams on activities implementation, working with key companies to influence them and leading on knowledge sharing and influencing work connected to private sector development.

What we’re looking for:

  • Experience of instigating, developing, and implementing partnerships with private sector companies, using a variety of tactics – business modelling, capacity support, market assessments etc - to adopt more inclusive and sustainable business practice

  • Experience influencing companies to shift their behaviour, using a variety of tactics – partnership, advocacy, campaigning, policy etc - to encourage companies to adopt new more progressive business practices and to change their attitudes on key issues.

  • Experience working with formal and informal multi-stakeholder initiatives and of supporting collaboration between companies and other stakeholders

  • Direct experience of women’s economic empowerment programming with the private sector, and knowledge of and commitment to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment

  • Experience of market systems development approaches to working with the private sector

  • Knowledge and experience of the private sector in South and Southeast Asia including corporates, SMEs and business associations and their role in inclusive development.

  • An established network of contacts with corporates, private sector groups and social enterprises to draw upon.

  • Experience of and skills in supporting others to engage effectively with the private sector including support to capacity development and accompaniment – and remote support.

  • Ability to work in innovative way, to operate in a pressured environment and to work effectively across a variety of cultures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Commitment to the goals and vision of Oxfam.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and cover letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV.

Please mention your permanent as well as current address in the application/personal detail form.

Link to apply:

For internal staff: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal/vacancy/16100/description

For external candidates: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/16100/description

Closing date for application: 1st December 2021.