Manager Public Policy and Corporate Relations Southeast Asia

Start Date: A.S.A.P., full time (40 hours p/w)
Location: Southeast Asia: preferably in Jakarta, Manila or Hanoi
Contract: 1 year, project based initially

Introduction
GRI is looking for a manager to help implement activities related to the “Sustainable Trade and
Investment through Reporting in the Indo-Pacific Region (STIR Indo-Pacific)” in Southeast Asia.
This program is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (Australia)
and will contribute to greater stability and poverty alleviation in the Indo-Pacific region by
increasing corporate transparency as a driver for sustainable trade and investment. The
program will focus on capital market actors and companies in selected countries in South Asia
(Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam).

Position summary
The post holder will be part of GRI’s Regions and Programs Implementation Department and
reports to the Department’s Director in Amsterdam. He/she will also have a functional
reporting line to the Senior Global Program Manager at the GRI Secretariat in Amsterdam that
oversees the implementation of all donor funded programs. Initially the key activities of our
new colleague will be to engage with and plan/implement collaboration with key public and
private sector stakeholders in Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam such as the stock exchanges,
financial market regulators and other policy makers as well as listed companies and investors in
these countries. We are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record in
managing programs and developing and fostering relationships with a broad range of
stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Pro-actively follow policies and legislation on sustainability reporting and work with
    relevant key stakeholders in the target countries such as Governments, private sector
    partners including institutional investors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
    on issues related to sustainability reporting, and implement a strategy aimed at
    advancing the practice of sustainability reporting in the framework of ongoing GRI
    programs and activities
  • Supporting policy makers and regulators in their ambitions to integrate sustainability and
    transparency into the marketplace through capacity building and policy dialogues
  • Engage with and train relevant persons in listed companies to promote the practice of
    sustainability reporting
  • Supporting stock-exchanges in listing an ever-growing group of companies that issue
    sustainability reports
  • Plan, monitor, evaluate and report on the STIR Indo-Pacific program activities in the
    target countries under the supervision of the Senior Global Program Manager.
  • Represent GRI at public meetings as appropriate
  • Contribute to identifying new partnership and funding opportunities for GRI’s Market
    Strategy
  • Provide guidance and advice to GRI colleagues in the target countries and at the
    Secretariat on developing and implementing policy/advocacy strategies.

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