Corporate Engagement Advisor

Location: GS Hub Office/AA Country office

Closing Date: 21 July 2017

Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract

Terms and conditions of base location will apply
ActionAid is a leading international organisation, working with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. We’re amongst the first few international development organisations with our head office based in Africa. We also have offices right across Asia, the Americas and Europe. We believe the people whose lives our work affects should decide how we’re run. And that’s what makes us different. We help people use their own power to fight poverty and injustice – the Power in People.

Focus on implementation of ActionAid’s Corporate Engagement Framework, with the goal of creating systems that can operate independently after this two-year appointment is concluded. Among the first tasks will be managing a participatory review and update of the Framework, along with detailed implementation plans that can be immediately grasped and used by countries and the GS. Managing compliance with the Framework will be an on-going responsibility, requiring consistent contact with relevant country staff and country directors; the Advisor will maintain a register of corporate engagements around the federation. The Framework focuses on procurement, investment, advocacy, campaigning, and fundraising, so the Advisor will need to cultivate a broad range of steady contacts, convene staff from different functions and countries, and develop guidance for consistent information-sharing. 

As the Advisor you will facilitate strategic thinking and planning among countries and the GS to maximize ActionAid’s engagement in activities that contribute to positive rights- and community- based development practices. The Advisor will develop standards and expectations of corporate conduct that will be expressed and exercised through revised corporate screening procedures, and facilitate collaboration with like-minded external factors including trade unions, movements, and activist networks. Knowledge gathering and management will be a crucial aspect of the job, so the Advisor can contribute to policy, fundraising, advocacy, and campaigns plans, and facilitate corporate engagements building on ActionAid’s work.

You must have relevant advanced degree or substantial experience working in either advocacy and policy or corporate social responsibility or related area and you must be proficient in English.

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the country where you will be based. We may not be able to consider your application if you do not have eligibility to work.

If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to

You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  

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Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.