Global Adviser – Private Sector Programmes

Oxfam GB
Oxford, UK
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Global Adviser – Private Sector Programmes (0067)

Salary: £40,000 – £49,000
Location: Oxford

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

Do you have experience of working in or with the private sector, preferably including corporates?

Do you have experience, including leadership roles, with corporate initiatives that develop business models that achieve improved social outcomes ?

Do you have experience of project development and design and/or project and contract management of substantial multi-year projects?

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

The Role
As a global adviser – private sector programmes you will develop and support new programmatic partnerships with private sector players, mainly corporates, that align with Oxfam objectives and priorities of Oxfam country teams. You will work to strengthen the capacity of country teams in private sector engagement as well as improve alignment between Oxfam’s campaign and advocacy work and our practical programming.

You will also provide Oxfam programming perspectives to companies and provide direct advisory services to companies as part of the Better Business Advisory Service.

What we are looking for
As a global adviser – private sector programmes you will have proven experience straddling the commercial sector and mission-driven programmes. You will have an eye for the sweet spot where business drivers and transformational social impact can align.

You will be able to see and create opportunities with business that long-standing social sector colleagues are not familiar with, particularly in food value chains. You will need to work effectively with private sector partners, country programme staff, fund-raisers and other teams working on economic justice and gender justice issues. In particular, this means being able to build capacity of country staff that are seeking new ways to engage with the private sector and build the confidence of companies in our practical and ambitious programme approaches.

Tenacity and stakeholder management skills will be essential to manage internal dynamics associated with work on the private sector and the complex process established to manage risk. You will work through detailed protracted processes and at the same time speak the big picture of our private sector work and inspire others.

We offer
This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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 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.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Please note interested candidates must have right to work & reside in the UK in order to apply for the role.

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 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.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.