Senior Advisor, Advocacy and Engagement
- Expired: November 30, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description Senior Advisor, Advocacy and Engagement DURATION: Fixed term position for a period of two years DEPARTMENT: Private Sector Department LOCATION: Boston, MA or Washington, DC OR in any of the following states: MA, CT , RI, ME, NH, NY,NJ,PA, VA WV,NC, DE, MD REPORTS TO: Advocacy Manager, Private Sector Department COORDINATES WITH: Private Sector Department, food systems thematic team, country offices, and senior leaders and staff of other relevant Oxfam America and Oxfam International teams and offices. This position may be matrixed into other teams, such as the food systems thematic team. PURPOSE OF POSITION: To strengthen Oxfam America’s capacity to engage key US-based private sector actors through advocacy and other engagements; to develop and drive Oxfam America’s private sector strategy for campaigns and policy work around food and agriculture, climate change, labor issues, and other agency priorities; to raise Oxfam America’s profile as a thought and practice leader regarding corporate accountability and human rights. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Strengthen Oxfam America’s capacity to engage key US-based private sector actors through advocacy and other engagements: Lead Oxfam America’s corporate advocacy in the food and agricultural sectors, specifically with food and beverage companies, traders, and supermarkets. Manage programming related to seafood supply chains, working with partners and Oxfam’s Asia Regional team. Provide strategic guidance on corporate advocacy and campaigning to Oxfam campaign teams, regional offices, and partners. Conduct desk research on supply chains and corporate structure. Develop policy and execute a strategy for corporate advocacy in the food and agricultural sectors and ensure integration of gender equity in corporate asks. Serve as a spokesperson/representative including producing online materials for social media such as blogs to raise the profile of Oxfam America’s private sector work. Drive Oxfam America’s private sector strategy for specific initiatives: Design, oversee and implement corporate advocacy and engagement strategies around food and agriculture, including gender and other priorities. Provide campaigns and other agency initiatives with strategic guidance and research on the private sector, including Oxfam America’s Domestic Program. Engage Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, industry associations, and companies in the food sector to advance Oxfam America’s advocacy on food and agriculture. Manage relationships with key private sector actors and networks to advance relevant agency priorities, including private sector dialogues on policy issues such as land, gender, and labor. Monitor the development of private sector campaign ideas and flag potential conflicts in content and resources. Raise Oxfam America’s profile as a thought and practice leader regarding nuanced private sector engagement on development and poverty issues: Represent Oxfam America’s (corporate and other) advocacy and engagement and its market systems approach at external meetings and events with industry, policy, and civil society leaders. Engage influential private sector actors to build support for Oxfam public policy positions. Provide strategic guidance on Oxfam America’s private sector strategy, ensuring gender is integrated. Strengthens fundraising for private sector advocacy and campaign work: Write proposals for existing and developing advocacy and campaign work. Identify potential funding sources. Support outreach and pitches to potential funding sources. EXPECTATIONS FOR THE POSITION: Will stay abreast of professional trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities and demonstrate continuous learning in the field. Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based, problem-solving work culture performing all duties appropriately for a multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam America mission, values, and goals. Will have a fundamental understanding of gender justice and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender justice, racial equity, and diversity in our workplace and programs. Within key areas of responsibility, will have a commitment and be accountable for activities contributing towards a safe and an accountable workplace environment, projects and relationships for staff, partners, and the communities we serve. Periodic travel will be required up to a maximum of five weeks per year.
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