Position: SHORT-TERM CONSULTANCY FOR RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY COORDINATOR (Oxfam)__Deadline:08Aug


FOR FAIR FINANCE ASIA

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

 

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in 97 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice. We work with thousands of partners in countries around the world, and employ staff in a wide variety of posts. We work directly with communities and we work with the powerful to enable the most marginalized to be improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

 

Fair Finance Asia (FFA) Program

The Fair Finance Asia (FFA) program is a five-year program funded by the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. It is a network of civil society organizations in Asia working to ensure that financial institutions operating in Asia are transparent and accountable to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in their business activities and investment decisions. FFA aspires to reduce inequality in Asia by creating an enabling policy environment for integration of social and environmental considerations among financial institutions (FIs) in the region and ensuring that FIs advance the interests and needs of local communities towards their well-being.

 

Currently, FFA is operational at regional level and in 8 countries across Asia, namely - Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. FFA’s regional program management unit is stationed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

The FFA program is a part of the Fair Finance International (FFI) which operates in 7 other countries globally, apart from the seven FFA countries. FFI’s assessment reports on the policy and practices of national financial institutions form part of FFA’s influencing and engagement toolkit in promoting sustainable finance and responsible investments.

Background  

FFA is seeking an experienced consultant to support the program’s research and advocacy initiative with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the international sustainable finance landscape, and with a particular focus on Asia.

 

The consultant will closely work with the Program Lead and the Research & Advocacy Advisor to consolidate the FFA network’s body of knowledge on sustainable finance policies and practices, and leverage this knowledge to shape and deliver strategic influencing messages and materials to specific audiences. In addition, this role will also manage the coordination of flagship and multi-country research activities on key themes prioritized under the Fair Finance Guide Methodology such as gender, human rights, and climate change.

 

Consultant’s Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with FFA’s Research & Advocacy Advisor, manage the coordination of flagship and multi-country research pipeline and relevant influencing activities on key themes prioritized under the Fair Finance Guide (FFG) Methodology such as gender, human rights, and climate change.
  • Lead critical research and data analysis to ensure that all FFA-branded knowledge products published are technically sound and accurate, with all substantive themes and the statistical annexes fact-checked (including technical notes, statistical references, and definitions, etc.).
  • Work with FFA Program Lead and Research & Advocacy Advisor to strategically position Fair Finance Asia as a thought leader and key convener on sustainable finance dialogues in Asia by ensuring all FFA-branded publications are high-quality, evidence-based, fact checked, and technically sound.
  • In collaboration with Program Lead, maintain a ‘watching brief’ of the current debates and discussions around international sustainable finance policy and practices. This includes monitoring consultation processes and the work of existing high level panels and associations, relevant working groups, as well as others that will be formed over time.
  • Advise FFA partners on key, latest or upcoming sustainable finance and ESG publications, news developments, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact their work, and determine appropriate strategic responses.
  • Ensure quality and develop mitigation mechanisms for any potential sensitivities arising in line with FFA-branded knowledge and research products and other key documents.
  • Adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights.
  • Understand commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

 

Expected Deliverables and Timelines

This Consultant role is for an initial period of four months – from 1 September 2022 to 31 December 2022 – with the possibility of extension. The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

 

Deliverables

Timeline

Coordinate review of FFA policy brief on energy transition mechanisms 

September – October  2022

Support development of content for media engagement (including social media) for FFA policy brief on energy transition mechanisms and FFA just energy transition (follow up study)

October 2022

Jointly lead launch of FFA policy brief on energy transition mechanisms alongside COP27 

October 2022

Coordinate review of FFA just energy transition (follow up study)

September – October 2022

Jointly lead launch of FFA just energy transition (follow up study) alongside the G20 Summit

November 2022

Support agenda design and manage designated sessions for FFA’s general assembly

October – November 2022

Manage the design and development of FFA’s 2023 research pipeline

October – December 2022

Manage the design and development of FFA’s 2023 advocacy roadmap

October – December 2022

Support ongoing research and advocacy activities

September – December 2022

 

Indicative Budget and Payment Schedule

The proposed budget for this assignment, including consultancy fees and other associated expenses, should not exceed USD 10,000.00 (net fee). The payment will be transferred to the designated consultant at the end of every two months.

 

Other

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here). 
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

 

Consultancy Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to undertake policy research and deliver high quality quantitative analysis, utilizing relevant methodologies; knowledge in using financial databases and synthesizing relevant data sets, e.g., from Refinitiv, Capital IQ, Bloomberg Terminal, Proxy Insight, PreQin, etc. is a plus
  • Ability to strategically consolidate large bodies of knowledge in networks like FFA, and using that knowledge develop strategic, coherent, and high-impact messages for advocacy and influencing.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning and reporting, as well as organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities.
  • Ability to lead overall research project cycles in cost-effective and timely manner, and in consultation with multiple stakeholders.
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships with stakeholders, demonstrates understanding of varying perspectives, anticipates needs and addresses them promptly.
  • Lead project and adhoc teams effectively, demonstrating emotional intelligence and good judgment. Good mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven ability to work cross functionally with all work units and sections in both in large confederations and small CSOs settings.
  • Experience and proficiency in integrating gender considerations in the context of sustainable finance and international development are highly desirable.
  • At least 7-8 years of relevant professional experience in positions of increasing complexity and responsibility preferably in Asia;
  • Profound knowledge of international development issues is required, thorough understanding of the Asian sustainable finance landscape is highly desirable;
  • Native speaker or native fluency in English.   

 

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

 

How to apply

The applicant is expected to submit:

  • Detailed proposal with proof of experiences
  • Detailed CV/company profile
  • Estimated budget for this assignment in detailed breakdown – the consultancy fee should be mentioned the net fee as well as the gross fee which is subject to 15% withholding tax for resident tax- payer or 14% withholding tax for non-resident tax-payer, including budget lines for expected travel and accommodation costs to those target countries (could be subject to change to COVID-19 situation).

 by August 08, 2022 at 23:59hours GMT+7.

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