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.

Attached Views: 

Head of Secretariat
Nationality: SwedishEITI 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.
Technical and Regional Director
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 9026 7530
Nationality: Australian
Regional Director
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21 68 53 84 / + 47 90 79 79 37
Nationality: Norwegian.EITI responsibilities: Support to EITI implementation and outreach in Asia.  
Programme Coordinator
EITI International Secretariat
Aida is on maternity leave until end of december 2014.EITI responsibilities: Latin America and EITI Data analysis. 
Country Officer
EITI International Secretariat
Fax:
+47 228 30 802
Phone:
+47 21685381
Nationality: American and Canadian.EITI Responsibilities: Supporting Companies, Institutional Investors, EITI Chair Clare Short, Africa Regional Coordinator
Regional Director for Central Africa and Madagascar
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+4796043106
Nationality: GuineanEITI Responsibilities: Central and North Africa
Communications Officer
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 387
Nationality: Swiss, CanadianEITI responsibilities: Communications support for media activities
Regional Director
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 398
Nationality: Dutch
Regional Director for Central Asia and the Caucasus
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 397 / +47 40 675 114
Nationality: American
Country Officer
International EITI Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21685383
Nationality: Trinidad and TobagoEITI Responsibilities: Support EITI implementing countries, communications and language
Country Officer
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 386 / +47 450 74 008
EITI Responsibilities: maintenance of the EITI website, coordination of Board documents and communication with Russian-speaking countries.
Country Officer
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21685391
Lyydia Kilpi supports EITI implementation in Anglophone and Lusophone Africa, leading support to Mozambique, São Tomé and Principe and Seychelles. She is also involved in analysing EITI Reports. Lyydia holds a B. Soc. Sc. degree in Development Studies from the University of Helsinki.
Communications Manager
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 46662888
Nationality: Norwegian
Finance and Administration Manager
Phone:
+47 222 00 800/+47 216 85 385
Work Experience: Assistant Branch Accountant, Kenya Breweries LimitedAdministration Assistant, South African Embassy, OsloOperations Assistant, International Organization for Migration, Oslo
Country Officer
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21685395
Divine joined the team at the
Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 393
Nationality: VenezuelanDr 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).
Special 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 Re
Regional Director for West and East Africa
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21685390
EITI Responsibilities: Lead EITI implementation in Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Zambia and Ghana.
Country Manager
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 21685394
Pablo is Country Manager for the Middle East and North Africa at the
Ines Schjolberg Marques
Intern
EITI International Secretariat
Phone:
+47 216 85 388
Nationality: Norwegian, Portuguese