The Private Sector Engagement Advisor is a core member of the Development Programmes. The role is part of Oxfam Kenya Development Programmes that facilitates Private Sector Engagement across all programmes, projects and functions within the country programme and to advise on policies and practices relating to the role of private sector and enable private sector influencing.Â The Private Sector Engagement Advisor will contribute significantly to Oxfamâs thought leadership on strategic direction towards engaging the Private Sector in different capacities for impactful and effective programmes. H/She ensures an integrated approach and connectedness (synergy) of all our programmes including cross-campaigns. S/he will support in programme/project conceptualization, design, development and resource mobilization; and connects them with the wider confederation Global Strategic Framework and country programmeâs strategy in such a way as to maximise resource acquisition efficiency and impactful delivery.
S/he oversees the strategic development of the Private Sector Engagement Strategy and support in the management of projects that have a Private Sector engagement component and the execution of both local and global campaigns and advocacy initiatives. S/he develops and pushes for joint influencing actions with Oxfam and partners in engaging the governments, corporates and regional bodies. The post holder ensures effective coordination, design and delivery of complex projects and initiatives. S/he strengthens strategic partnerships with the Private Sector to maximize the impact of Oxfamâs work in Kenya.
Programme Management, Implementation and Resourcing â 30%
Develop and support implementation of organisational and divisional objectives and strategies, which involve specialist knowledge of the interaction between business and poverty issues, and the wider political and economic context. Facilitate collaborations with community and grassroots groups in the region to connect communities with support to successfully defend their human rights in development contexts. Regular interaction with and relationship management of companies. Leads in the implementation and coordination of the Private Sector Engagement Initiatives. Ensures an integrated delivery of the programmes and Projects in line with Oxfamâs One Programme Approach. Engages with other country programmes, Oxfam in Africa, Oxfam International and affiliates to support effective implementation of influencing programs that involve the Private Sector. Closely monitors country level and regional trends on Private Sector and provide timely advise to the country team on ways to respond and maximise positive impact from the countryâs interventions. Ensures synergised approaches to Oxfam in Kenyaâs Influencing and Campaign work. Supports in the designs of fundable projects and mobilization of resources for the Country Programmes and Projects. Ensures donor compliance and leads in the delivery of donor reports that meet Oxfam program quality standards. Supports program staff and leadership to review reports and relevant documents and adequately reflect Private Sector Engagement for Oxfam in Kenyaâs work.Partnership management, coalition building and support â 40%
Conduct outreach to civil society organizations within the Kenya to build coalitions membership and advance campaigns and advocacy efforts. Building and maintaining relationships with industry, consortiums and engage with lobbyists. Provides technical guidance and support to the implementation of key projects by working in collaboration with countries as well as the private sector. Leads and or coordinates capacity building initiatives on relevant approaches and tools related to Private Sector Engagement related work. Ensures Oxfam Program Influencing Standards are well integrated and constantly referenced by staff and partners to guide Oxfamâs work. Shares relevant information and tools such as briefing papers, internal documents and reports with relevant teams, partners, and allies, as necessary. S/he also participates in relevant regional/continental/national/international events.Research, knowledge generation, campaigns and policy influencing â 25%
Conduct research and analysis on development finance and human rights, and produce advocacy and education materials such as letters, case studies, guides, or policy papers as required. Support global working groups and programmes teams campaigns in strategy and workplan development and execution. Capture and share relevant information and learning with colleagues. Supports the convening of key stakeholders to shape correct and impactful narratives which in turn achieve design influence on issues of related to the private sector. To support partners on their influencing and campaigning strategies and activities. To coordinate with the Communications and MEAL advisors on the documentation of the programme and partner information, learning and case stories for programme visibility and fundraising.Human resource management â 5%
Manage consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy and procedures.PERSON SPECIFICATION
Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam needs to be able to:
Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these ) Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct):TECHNICAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE
Professional/technical qualifications â a bachelorâs degree in Law, Economics, Development Studies, Social Sciences or governance related field. Proven ability to analyse complex contexts, monitor change and translate this analysis into problem solving strategies that can be communicated in developing appropriate plans which have impact. Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills. Strong organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through. Fund raising, donor reporting and budget management skills. Ability to gather and apply lessons learnt and to communicate this learning effectively to influence others in action â both internal and external audiences. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with diverse teams with different value systems and cultures. Excellent oral and written communication skills including strong negotiation skills with diverse teams. A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility.Experience
At least 5 yearsâ experience with human rights (preferably in the context of accountability of development finance or economic actors). Prior advocacy and campaigning experience, including in collaboration with grassroots groups. Commitment to human rights, and social and environmental justice Proven experience in working in complex organizations with evidence of facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network. Experience of working in and/or with the private sector, labour unions and or worker representation. Experience working across multiple projects and able to adapt to diverse needs. Working knowledge of the themes of Gender Justice and or Climate Justice and accountable governance. Demonstrated experience in managing partners including effective oversight and capacity building. Demonstrated experience in managing and working with researchers and consultants including developing strong terms of reference and effective supervision.Essential
Self-Awareness: Ability to develop a high degree of self-awareness around own strengths and weaknesses and impact on others. Agility, complexity and ambiguity: Ability to scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways. Mutual accountability: Ability to explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values.
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