The EITI International Secretariat

The EITI International Secretariat is based in Oslo. Officially opened in September 2007 and hosted by the Government of Norway, the Secretariat is an independent body solely accountable to the EITI Board. The Head of the Secretariat leads a staff that includes the Regional Directors, a Communications Manager, a Finance and Administration Manager and a Human Resources Manager.

The Secretariat is responsible for turning policy decisions of the EITI Board into action, and for coordinating worldwide efforts in implementing the EITI. Its role specifically includes: outreach and advocacy, communicating and sharing lessons learned with stakeholders, managing a resource centre on revenue management and transparency, and oversight of the Validation process. It organises, jointly with supporting and implementing countries, the biennial EITI Conference.

An important role of the Secretariat is to support implementation. Although implementation is the responsibility of local EITI stakeholders, the Secretariat aims at ensuring coordination between supporting countries and assistance providers such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and bilateral donors. The Secretariat closely follows in-country implementation and findings of Validation processes to guide and inform the national EITI processes.

Finally, as a platform for exchange of experience and information, the Secretariat welcomes a constant dialogue and collaboration with all partners.

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Head of Secretariat
Nationality: Swedish EITI Responsibilities: Management of the Secretariat
Deputy Head and Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
Nationality: BritishEITI Responsibilities: Africa and Middle East.  Oversight for finance, human resources, communications, and the Global conferences.
Programme Coordinator
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 97 99 67 04
EITI responsibilities: Latin America and EITI Data analysis.
Administrator
EITI International Secretariat
Fax:
+47 228 30 802
Phone:
+47 979 96 702
Nationality: American and Canadian.EITI Responsibilities: Supporting Companies, Institutional Investors, EITI Chair Clare Short, Africa Regional Coordinator, EITI Progress Report
Country Manager
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+4796043106
Nationality: GuineanEITI Responsibilities: Central and North Africa
Technical Director
Phone:
+47 9026 7530
Nationality: AustralianEITI Responsibilities: Regional Director South-east Asia and Asia-Pacific. Oversight for EITI Implementation, Validation and report analysis. 
Strategic Advisor
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 97 99 47 70
Nationality: Dutch
Regional Director
Phone:
+49 173 5365549
Nationality: GermanEITI responsibilities: Regional Director for Francophone, including Chad, Côte d´Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Guinea. Promoting capacity-building initiatives for EITI stakeholders.
Communications and Country Researcher
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 97994776
EITI Responsibilities: maintenance of the EITI website, coordination of Board documents and communication with Russian-speaking countries.
Finance and Administration Manager
Phone:
+47 222 00 800/+47 979 96 700
Work Experience: Assistant Branch Accountant, Kenya Breweries Limited Administration Assistant, South African Embassy, Oslo Operations Assistant, International Organization for Migration, Oslo
Communications Manager
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 46662888
Nationality: Norwegian
Regional Director
Nationality: Venezuelan Dr Paris has worked both in the private sector in banking and consulting and in the Venezuelan public sector (Deposit Insurance Agency, Privatisation of assets in Colombia and Venezuela).
Regional Director
Phone:
+47 979 96 706 / + 47 907 97 937
Nationality: Norwegian.EITI responsibilities: Support to EITI implemenation and outreach in Asia.  
Strategic Adviser
EITI International Secretariat
Jürgen has worked for more than thirty years for the International Monetary Fund, initially in the European Department, later in the African Department, where he led at different times the country teams for Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Guinea, Mozambique, and Tanzania, and served as Senior Res
EITI Special Representative
Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen is a lawyer by training. He has worked in economic development for 25 years, mainly as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America; from 1988 to 1991 he was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank.
Intern
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 97996704