Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
We’re looking for a corporate responsibility manager to enable effective embedding of corporate responsibility activities across Oxfam’s operations and supply chains. This varied role requires labour standards, capacity building and training skills along with commercial knowledge to enable a relevant and effective programme.
The Corporate Responsibility team at Oxfam is integral to Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and suffering, by working to make sure that our own operations contribute to good working practices, respect human rights, and uphold our campaigning messages. This is a newly created fundamental role within where you will provide specialist advice to teams, focusing on labour issues, to ensure they have the tools they need to balance their team’s commercial needs with our corporate responsibility commitments. In line with Oxfam’s priorities on Women, Work, Water and Inequality, the labour rights priorities relevant to this job are Wages, Modern Slavery and Freedom of Association.
You will also be working as part of a small team to pilot new initiatives and translate our campaigning messages into implementation into our programme, as well as supporting the Head of Corporate Responsibility to develop the strategic direction of the team.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
High level of competence in ethical procurement (specifically labour rights). Proven project management experience
Experience implementing beyond audit approaches and strong understanding of the benefits of continuous improvement.
Experience applying judgement to determine appropriate solutions that do not drive audit duplication, but deliver pragmatic solutions resulting in a better outcome for workers.
Fully IT literate, Microsoft Office Package.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to use clear examples to explain complex issues.
Experience developing and delivering training, facilitation and other learning and development techniques.
Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail and a pragmatic tenacity to drive projects forward given the time and resource available.
Good understanding of purchasing and supply chain management
Critical information gathering: actively researches and assesses relevance of information and can leave behind additional information for the sake of clarity.
Good negotiating, influencing skills and supporting skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues with differing priorities, skills, and knowledge of issues.
Good time management skills, with the ability to prioritise, coordinate and forward plan several tasks at the same time, whilst dealing with the need to respond to immediate requirements.
A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. It’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. And with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
This is an opportunity for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online by clicking the below button.
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