Job opportunities with the EITI

The International Secretariat has around 35 staff members from 21 countries. 

Communications Officer

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is now recruiting a full-time Communications Officer to join the office in Oslo, Norway.

The position occupies an integral role in the Communications team with a special focus on website management. It 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 industries.

We offer a competitive salary and will consider requests to provide financial support to cover relocation costs based on circumstances and financial need.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Overall responsibility for managing the EITI website and related sub-sites.
  2. Regularly generate, edit and publish engaging web content, maintaining the website in a way that supports EITI’s organisational objectives and optimises user experience.
  3. Liaise with other Communications team members to share website content on social media and other communications platforms, to ensure consistency across EITI’s communications channels.
  4. Monitor search engine and web traffic metrics and ensure that the EITI’s website is aligned with current technologies and trends in digital media, design and applications.
  5. Manage relationships with relevant external suppliers, supervising and monitoring production of content.
  6. Support EITI implementing countries in developing their web presence and in publishing data on the extractives sector in an open and accessible format.
  7. Contribute to production of relevant Board papers and other internal documents.
  8. Support other Communication team activities in accordance with the EITI work plan.
  9. Serve as internal contact person on EITI’s file sharing system.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years’ experience with website design and maintenance, including proven ability to generate website content and plan and implement improvements in user experience for a range of audiences.
  • Excellent understanding and ability to use web content management systems such as Drupal and/or Wordpress.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills and command of English. Other languages, especially French, Spanish and Norwegian are an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of Adobe design programmes is an advantage.
  • Experience of working in a development environment is an advantage..

How to apply

To apply please do so on our job portal no later than close of business on 31 August 2019. Please note that we will not process applications received via email.

Country Manager for Anglophone Africa

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is now recruiting a full-time Country Manager for East and Southern Africa to join the office in Oslo, Norway.

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, detailed-oriented, political and research-savvy individual with sharp analytical skills, who can manage competing interests and stakeholders relations in EITI member countries in East and Southern Africa.  

We offer a competitive salary and will consider requests to provide financial support to cover relocation costs based on circumstances and financial need.

Key responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic direction and oversight of implementation in Anglophone African EITI countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Seychelles and Zambia), including assessing and responding to opportunities for new engagements and bringing together regional priorities.
  2. Encourage innovations and better use of EITI as a tool to improve natural resource governance, strengthened EITI implementation and disclosures, and support peer learning opportunities.
  3. Develop tools for monitoring progress with implementation and support the team in preparation of training and Validation missions.
  4. Provide analysis and training, produce communication materials and update website content related to EITI implementation in the region.
  5. Support outreach activities in other countries in the region (with particular focus on Angola, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe).
  6. Support Regional Directors in the production of EITI publications and other relevant documentation, including Board papers.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant advanced university degree. Bachelors degree is required. Masters degree is highly desirable.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Portuguese is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Experience in natural resource governance and knowledge of the region.
  • Experience with the mining industry, the oil and gas industry, Public Financial Management (PFM), or Audits is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in an international environment and with international partners is an advantage.
  • Experience working with databases and websites is an advantage.
  • We particularly welcome applicants from within the region.

How to apply

To apply please visit our application portal no later than close on 31 August 2019. Please note that we will not process applications received via email.

Policy Officer

The Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is looking for a full-time Policy Officer to  join the office in Oslo, Norway. This key-position will support the implementation of EITI’s policy priorities related to extractive sector governance, with a particular focus on state-owned enterprise transparency and reporting on the sale of oil, gas and minerals.

This is an opportunity to work in an international and vibrant environment helping citizens of resource-rich countries benefit from their natural resources by promoting the Standard for good governance of the extractive industries.

We are looking for a motivated, curious, detailed-oriented, research-savvy individual who can manage projects, review companies' filings and annual reports and help prepare publications related to EITI’s policy areas including state-owned enterprise and commodity trading transparency.

We offer a competitive salary and will consider requests to provide financial support to cover relocation costs based on circumstances and financial need.

Key responsibilities

1. Support the policy group’s work on improving transparency of state-owned enterprises and the sale of oil, gas and minerals (commodity trading), including:

  • supporting the implementation of relevant reporting requirements in EITI countries, including supporting the development of analytical tools for use by EITI implementing countries and state-owned enterprises,
  • coordinating secretariat and partner support as well as the EITI working groups and networks dedicated to advancing these issues,
  • reporting on progress to the EITI Board.

2. Contribute to the drafting of outreach material and reports, such as preparing briefs with EITI staff members ahead of meetings with stakeholders and industry representatives, updating existing publications and guidance related to state-owned enterprise and commodity trading transparency.

3. Liaise and coordinate with partner organisations, industry associations and company representatives, building strategic partnerships to establish support and understanding of the EITI’s mission and work.

4. Support internal coordination and administration of policy and implementation projects, including keeping internal documents, databases and relevant website content updated.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant advanced university degree. Bachelors degree is required. Masters degree is highly desirable.
  • 3-7 years of applicable experience with government, company, civil society organisation, or a development agency. Experience with oil, gas and mining companies, state-owned enterprises and the commodity trading industry, Public Financial Management (PFM), or reviews of audited financial statements is highly desirable.
  • Interest in natural resource governance is required. Knowledge of issues related to governance of state-owned enterprises and/or the sale of oil, gas and minerals in resource-rich countries is an advantage.
  • Ability to influence stakeholders, in particular industry, through a combination of strong writing, presentation and networking skills. An understanding of the incentives for business and investors to be supportive of promoting transparency, and of corporate strategy as it relates to corporate social responsibility and shared value partnerships with INGOs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work flexibly with a wide range of team members, while retaining the ability to act independently.
  • Experience working in an international environment and with international partners is an advantage.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Fluency in French or Spanish is desirable though not required. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Willingness to work in an “all hands on deck” environment, and engage in a variety of tasks.

How to apply

To apply please visit our application portal no later than close on 31 August 2019. Please note that we will not process applications received via email.

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