Private Sector Engagement Manager

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Founded in 1977, GOAL is an international NGO that follows market-based approaches to achieve development objectives in its 16 countries of operation: Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Iraq, Philippines, Liberia and Zimbabwe. GOAL’s head office is in Dublin, Ireland with support offices in London and New York.


Partnerships with private sector are crucial to the success of markeGOAL is seeking a highly motivated individual who is seeking a challenge at the intersection of business and development.t-based programming. GOAL partners with corporates and local private sector in order to improve its programme efficiency by creating output markets, improving access to inputs and drive technological innovation for the bottom of the pyramid. Key industry sectors are agribusiness, consumer goods, technology and pharma. 


GOAL is a member of the shared value initiative, and aspires to become a thought and practice leader in shared value and inclusive business practices. Going forward, we look to continue building strategic partnerships with leading businesses in target sectors, as well as contributing to the global agenda on shared value and inclusive businesses.



Key tasks:

  • Manage/co-ordinate ongoing relationships with private sector organisations at global level.

  • Explore new opportunities for engagement with private sector organisations at a global level in line with GOAL priorities and principles. Drive these relationships to maximise impact on GOAL programming.

  • Working with senior management, ensure that there is due diligence work undertaken to assess partners and potential partners.

  • Present private sector engagement opportunities to field offices based on country-level programmatic priorities.

  • Liaise with field offices and explore potential for expansion of country level relationships to regional/global level.

  • Support and assist with monitoring and evaluation of shared value and inclusive business activities.

  • Contribute to the development of the shared value and inclusive business community of practice in Ireland. Representation (as required) at conferences and networking events.




  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Business, Marketing, International Relations) or MBA

  • 5+ year’s private sector experience in relevant discipline, ideally including work on issues related to the intersection of business and international development.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives

  • Entrepreneurial mind set and ability to drive organizational change

Any published closing dates are estimated.  Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.  This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.  We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.