OXFAM International Job Vacancy: Regional Seafood Private Sector Influencing Lead, Jakarta

Together we can end extreme poverty for good. Will you join us?

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

All our work is led by three core values: 
Empowerment. Everyone, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

Accountability. We take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

Inclusiveness. We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences. 

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. The Oxfam International Secretariat is currently headquartered in Nairobi, with offices in Oxford, Washington DC, New York, Brussels, Geneva, and a liaison office with the Africa Union in Addis Ababa.

Regional Seafood Private Sector Influencing Lead (code: Reg. SPS. Influencing Lead)
Location : Jakarta - Indonesia and/or Bangkok - Thailand with extensive travel in ASEAN region
Grade : C1 National
Contract type : Fixed term
Reporting line : Food and Climate Justice Campaign Lead, Asia

This post will be part of the OI Asia regional platform team and be hosted by the Oxfam Country Office in Indonesia or Thailand. This post will develop and Coordinate Oxfam Asia Regional Platform’s private sector strategic engagement, in line with the Behind the Barcode/ Price campaign, on seafood value chains focusing on key large national and international seafood processors and traders headquartered and operational in Asia with supply chain connections to global supermarkets. This position is expected to work closely to reduce poverty, empower women and increase the resilience of fishermen, workers and aquaculture farmers with the following stakeholders: 
  • National CSO coalitions/alliances and Oxfam national and regional partners;
  • Oxfam in country Private Sector and Policy/ Influencing teams in Asia with a primary focus on Thailand and Indonesia with scope for additional country engagement,
  • Oxfam global and affiliate teams working on the Behind the Barcode/ Price campaign, and 
  • Relevant Oxfam Programmes in the Asian region like. The Gender Transformative & Responsible Business Investment in South East Asia (GRAISEA)
To support delivery of the Behind the Price campaign strategy for Oxfam in Asia and national seafood private sector influencing strategies of Oxfam country offices and allies in Thailand and Indonesia contributing to responsible value chains in the seafood sector in Asia
  • To develop and operationalize strategies for successful private sector engagement of specific Asian seafood processors and traders
  • To lead engagement with relevant industry bodies, platforms and other networks with access to key private sector actors, which may include engagement with the Global Seafood Task Force and facilitating the national seafood dialogues between companies and NGOs in specific locations 
  • To develop relationships and co-design capacity building trajectories with national and regional civil society partners and allies and networks working on responsible business value chains and workers’ rights through workshops, trainings etc
As representative Oxfam in Asia strategic discussions with the private sector and in public forums with the private sector on seafood sustainability and human rights-related issues
  • To lead and manage research studies and scoping studies related to project objectives on sustainable seafood value chains- This would include developing discussion papers, research reports, policy briefs, etc 
  • To design and implement tactics including high level events to influence stakeholders, especially seafood traders and processors, to adopt responsible and inclusive business practices Using a data driven strategy to convey a complex advocacy narrative to diverse sets of audiences, including mainstream consumers and urban middle-class citizens in Thailand, Indonesia and other East Asian nations. 
  • To ensure that gender and diversity analysis is applied across all levels of planning and delivery 
  • To mobilize and coordinate internal and external resources to implement agreed strategies and plans working closely with Oxfam Thailand and Indonesia teams along with Oxfam GRAISEA and BHR projects 
  • To provide support to Public Engagement to engage the Project’s target audience through media, social media and events
  • To ensuring prudent record keeping of planning and implementation progress including activities and budgets for internal and donor reporting.

  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience working in economic development, the private sector, public advocacy, corporate social responsibility, labour and/or related fields 
  • Collaborative leadership and experience on collaborations, campaigns and/or policy initiatives engaging private sector actors
  • Strong familiarity with engaging Asian businesses and with industry associations is preferable 
  • Strong writing, analytical, presentation, and relationship-building skills; and
  • Strong facilitation and convening skills and expertise in contexts where there is little trust or established ways of working between key actors, esp. between large companies and CSOs or communities of farmers and workers 
  • Affinity with gender issues and intervention strategies
  • Comfortable with public campaigning where suitable, to mobilize consumer and urban middle class support
  • Experience working effectively in cross-cultural teams.
  • Experience managing projects across departmental lines 
  • Experience and affinity with the programs and ways of working of national and international CSOs in Asia relevant to the project 
  • Experience working in cross-cultural setting
  • Strong understanding of, and experience working with Thai/Indonesian companies and/ or Governments. 
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the seafood global supply chains and labour rights issues.
Key Behavioral Competencies (based on Oxfam’s Leadership Model)


We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.

We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual.

We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building
We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.

We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability
We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity
We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking
We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment
We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting
We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.

We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.

We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply by sending your complete application to jakarta@oxfam.org.uk and mention the code of the position title Reg SPS Influencing Lead on the subject of the email.

The closing date: September 10th, 2018

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

We encourage women and people with disability to apply

Promotes equality and diversity

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering.

Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 612172.

Registered office: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY.

A registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC 039042)