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OXFAM IBIS is looking for a Senior Private Sector Liaison




Mandag, 11. december 2017 - 12:00
Senior Private Sector Liaison


Oxfam IBIS is expanding our direct engagement with Danish and international private sector stakeholders and institutional investors as part of our ambition to contribute to the achievement of the SDG’s and Oxfam IBIS’ overall strategic goals. As Oxfam IBIS’ new Senior Private Sector Liaison, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Oxfam IBIS’ overall strategy and concrete approaches related to engaging and influencing private sector and institutional investors in Denmark, internationally, and in programme countries on aspects such as taxation, human rights and transparency. The successful candidate will specifically lead the continuation of the Tax Dialogue project in Denmark and similar pilot initiatives in Kenya and Ghana with the ambition of replication in other programme countries. Further, in connection with the responsibilities related to private sector and institutional investors, the private sector liaison will play a key role in research, capacity building, influencing, communication, fundraising, documentation of best practices for replication, and participation in Danish and international networks.

Oxfam IBIS has worked with international development for more than 50 years, and is now part of the Oxfam confederation, probably the world’s most influential INGO’s and known for development programmes in 70+ countries, for being an efficient humanitarian actor and for its high-end capacity to analyze, communication and influence.
Oxfam IBIS is in a growth scenario and has a strong track record and huge potential for making a significant difference in our strategic priority areas. Oxfam IBIS works Africa and Latin America focusing on three thematic areas: Education for Active Citizenship; Economic and Social Justice; and Peacebuilding, Rights and Inclusion with a strong focus on gender and youth and a rights based approach. Further Oxfam IBIS is building a new humanitarian programme.. Engagement with, and influencing of private sector and investors is increasingly important within all Oxfam IBIS’ focus areas. 

The Senior Private Sector Liaison will refer to the International Programme Director and be part of and coordinate closely with Oxfam IBIS’ team on Economic and Social Justice. The successful candidate will also coordinate closely with the Secretary General, the Deputy Secretary General, Oxfam’s private sector network, the Tax and Extractive Industry specialist, Programme managers for Africa & LAC and Oxfam’s country offices in Kenya and Ghana. Close collaboration with corporate fundraisers and communication officers is also of importance.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Responsible for implementation, monitoring, reporting and learning of the Tax Dialogue projects in Denmark, Kenya, Ghana, and internationally.
  • Engage and influence Danish and international companies and institutional investors on responsibilities related to tax, transparency, human rights and indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Collaboration with management and the Economic and Social Justice team.
  • Across Oxfam IBIS and in partnership with relevant Danish and international stakeholders, coordinate liaison with the private sector and responsible for developing a strategic influencing and partnership approach to private sector actors.
  • Elaborate and coordinate strategic research, positions papers and advocacy processes in support of Oxfam IBIS’ and Oxfam international’s agenda on business and human rights in close coordination with partner organisations and Oxfam colleagues.
  • Represent Oxfam IBIS in Denmark related to private sector issues, towards the media, on expert panels as well as internationally and within Oxfam confederation.
  • Coordinate and develop joint strategies with the Danish private sector, researchers and NGO networks.
  • Organizing high level conferences and meetings with the private sector, investors, civil society, Danish embassies and politicians.
  • Develop and project management of strategic research and policy briefs in support of Oxfam IBIS’ and Oxfam international’s agenda on business and human rights. 


  • Relevant education and a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience.
  • Profound understanding of developing countries’ challenges in relation to domestic resource mobilization and pro-poor redistribution, private and public investments, human rights and corporate taxation of MNCs.
  • Deep understanding of the international frameworks and principles guiding private sector responsibilities, e.g. UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, Danish and European CSR legislation and guidelines, Global Compact; OECD guidelines for multinational companies, etc.
  • Expert liaison skills in relation to private sector actors.
  • Experience in working with a variety of stakeholders and partner organisations, and sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • Profound knowledge of the SDG agenda and experience with influencing policy change at Danish and international level.
  • High level policy analysis and strategic thinking, and experience with programme cycle and budget management, including working with indicators and results frameworks and reporting to donors.
  • Fluency in Danish and English. Proficiency in Spanish and French will be considered an advantage.

Conditions for the employment
The work place will be in Copenhagen at Oxfam IBIS’ headquarters. Travel of up to 40 days per year can be expected.

Salary and working conditions is based on present collective agreement with a salary scale between 35.353 DKK and 48.872 DKK including pension and pay supplement. Pay grading will be based on the level of experience.

Starting date: February 1st. 2018 or earlier.

For further information about the position, please contact Deputy Secretary General Lars Koch on mail [email protected]

Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.
Application deadline: December 11th 2017 at 12.00. Expected interview date: December 20th, 2017.

Please note that only applications received using the link provided will be taken into consideration.
Applicants must be nationals of a European Union member State or have a valid work permit for the European Union.
Oxfam IBIS is committed to equal employment opportunities and we therefore encourage everybody – irrespective of age, gender and of religious, sexual, national or ethnic affiliation – to apply for this position.

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