Advocacy Adviser, Private Sector at ActionAidUK

You have significant experience of working in the private sector or in a lobbying or public policy position with exposure to the private sector. Now you are ready to use your knowledge in a new role. One that will make the most of your skills and give you the opportunity to make a positive difference to some of the world’s poorest people. This role of Advocacy Advisor working with the private sector for ActionAid UK is just the challenge you are looking for.

As Advocacy Advisor you will lead our day-to-day work with companies and the business community by developing and implementing advocacy strategies that reflect our priority campaigns and advocacy issues. We will look to you to develop and sustain effective relationships with key influencers and opinion formers in the private sector. Important will be the ability to significantly shape our strategic approach to private sector engagement to bring about improvements in business practice and policy. You will also support international influencing work in partnership with colleagues across the ActionAid federation.

Your experience must include working in the private sector in a field that is relevant to our work or in a lobbying/public policy role with exposure to the private sector. This will have given you excellent knowledge of the UK private sector, its professional bodies, processes and networking events. You will also have a strong understanding of the key debates covering the role of the private sector in international development, in particular corporate tax and the impact of business on women’s rights. You will have been involved in developing and implementing successful influencing strategies as well as working in national coalitions. Able tobuild strong stakeholder relationships at the most senior levels you will be comfortable working cross-organisationally and possess good communication and networking skills.

Interviews will be held on the 16-18 September 2015.

Job title: Advocacy Adviser, Private Sector

Location: London

Salary: £39,099 - £40,282 per annum

Contract: Full time, permanent

Closing date: 9 September 2015