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Position based in Oslo.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the global standard for the governance of oil, gas and mining sectors. This is an outstanding opportunity to lead the EITI to drive efforts to ensure that natural resource wealth becomes a key engine for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction.

The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day running of the EITI and its International Secretariat in Oslo, Norway. The Secretariat’s staff of 25 supports EITI implementation in 51 countries, working together with a global network of governments, industry and civil society supporters.

The Executive Director should ensure that the EITI Board and Members’ Meeting are supported by the Secretariat in realising the EITI Principles. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the EITI’s work globally, ensuring that appropriate support is available for EITI implementation, and working to improve the EITI’s credibility and effectiveness.

Key responsibilities

Specifically, the Executive Director should:

  • Support EITI implementation in the 51-member countries, including to all stakeholder groups in their efforts to realise the EITI Principles.
  • Support the EITI Chair and EITI Board to ensure that the EITI is governed to the highest standards, in a spirit of openness, collaboration and trust.
  • Ensure effective financial management of the EITI International Secretariat and promote financial and technical support for EITI implementation in the 51 countries.
  • Ensure that the EITI’s staff are appropriately selected, supported and managed.

Required qualifications

  • Extensive experience in financial management and governance of a complex organisation, ideally with a considerable multi-stakeholder component.
  • Demonstrated success in building relationships with interlocutors at senior levels within governments, industry and civil society organisations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong commitment to the broader global pursuit for transparency and good governance.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English and ideally French, with Arabic, Spanish and Russian being an advantage.

How to apply

Please send your cover letter and CV no later than Monday 25 June 2018 to Brynjar Wiersholm (, HR Director at the International Secretariat.


Country Officer for Southeast Asia

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is now recruiting a Country Officer to support our work in Southeast Asia. The position is based in the region.

This position offers the chance to work in an international and vibrant working environment helping citizens of resource-rich countries benefit from their natural resources and to work on subjects at the cutting edge of development and the extractive industry.

Country Officers support EITI activities, both directly by the International Secretariat and through partners, in a portfolio of countries. At present, the EITI is being implemented in 51 countries and several other countries are expected to join in the near future.

In addition to geographical duties, Country Officers support on specific policy and thematic issues related to extractive sector governance. They also support the International Secretariat’s work on management, finance, training, communication and research.

Candidates from EITI implementing and resource-rich countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive package and candidates will be contracted as independent consultants.

Key Responsibilities

The country officer will be expected to provide overall support to the regional director in Southeast Asia. The scope of work includes the following:

  1. Provide day-to-day support for EITI implementation in the region
  2. Provide support in reviewing and analyzing EITI Reports, Annual Progress Reports, work plans Terms of Reference and other country documents
  3. Conduct missions in the region as needed
  4. Provide support for capacity building activities in the region, including designing and conducting these activities
  5. Provide support for Validation including compiling and drafting necessary documents
  6. Regularly update country pages and Validation pages on the website, including drafting news articles and blogs about countries in the region
  7. Draft correspondences for different stakeholders
  8. Create and maintain a database of stakeholders from countries in the region
  9. Schedule and arrange regional conference calls and webinars, as well as regional team meetings
  10. Liaise and follow-up with national secretariats regarding announcements, surveys, questionnaires from the International Secretariat
  11. Take the lead on logistics for regional trainings
  12. Draft funding proposals for regional activities
  13. Provide assistance in drafting ToRs for various studies, consultancy assignments
  14. Provide research assistance as may be necessary
  15. Provide assistance in drafting internal documents, e.g. Internal Progress Reports, surveys, internal monitoring tools

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant advanced university degree.
  • At least 3-years’ experience with government, company, civil society organisation, or a development agency from the region.
  • A sound knowledge of development, private sector development, energy and/or natural resources management, law, public finance, or project management.
  • Ability to influence organisations, governments, civil society and industry through a combination of strong writing, presentation and networking skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and openly with a wide range of team members, while retaining the ability to act independently.
  • Knowledge and experience of South East Asia, including Indonesia and Myanmar, is an asset. 
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Other languages are an advantage.

How to apply

Send your cover letter and CV to with the subject “Country Officer Southeast Asia” no later than close on 21 June 2018. Further inquiries can be directed to Gay Ordenes (, Regional Director at the EITI International Secretariat.


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