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Working at the EITI International Secretariat

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the EITI International Secretariat is a small team of around 40 staff who come from all corners of the globe. The International Secretariat is responsible for the functioning of the EITI Association and supports more than 50 countries in implementing the EITI Standard. Our work spans across different areas such as communications, country support, policy, data analysis and administration.

Our culture is underpinned by our values of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity. With 25 countries represented among our staff, we value our differences in backgrounds, culture, perspectives and languages. We believe those differences are an important part of what drives innovation and progress in our field.  

Current openings

Data officer

This position is a part of the EITI Data team and reports to the Technical Manager. The position will support wider team objectives to maintain comprehensive and reliable databases; provide guidance and build capacity of internal staff and external stakeholders’ knowledge of open data concepts, tools and best practices; provide statistical and analytical inputs under internal and external stakeholders’ requests; and provide support to improvements of implementing countries’ systematic disclosures information required by the EITI Standard.

It entails supporting the International Secretariat’s data work, by improving and ensuring consistent application of the EITI Requirements related to open data and systematic disclosures, and supporting countries’ implementation of the EITI Standard in key technical areas. It also entails drawing on recent developments and emerging best practice in open data and data science, as well as liaising with stakeholders internationally that produce and use EITI data. Another major focus of this position is in analytical work to support activities of the Policy and Communication departments.

Application deadline: 15 December 2021

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Analysis and visualisation of EITI data, writing research and analysis based on the Summary data database and the EITI’s API.

  • Support the wider Data team objective of maintaining comprehensive and reliable Summary data and Validation data databases (minimum of 90% data coverage).

  • Improve on guidance materials and undertake capacity building of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Liaise and advise the Communications team on website solutions and functions to promote the Secretariat’s objective of improving data access.

  • Identify areas to increase efficiency and automation of internal data and reporting processes.

  • Ensuring consistent application of EITI Requirements related to open data and systematic disclosures, and support country teams in helping countries in implementing provisions of the EITI Standard in key technical areas, particularly focused on Data accessibility and open data (Requirement 7.2).

  • On request, contribute to implementation support priorities in accordance with the International Secretariat’s work plan assigned to the Disclosure group.

  • Provide support to the Validation team, ensuring the Validation database and access to Validation data is maintained for all completed Validations.

  • Together with the wider Disclosure team, provide the analytical basis for outcomes and lessons learned from Validations.

Application deadline: 15 December 2021

Please note that we only accept applications through our recruitment portal. 

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Technical Manager

This Technical Manager position is a part of EITI Disclosure Group and reports to the Technical Director. The position coordinates and has overall responsibility of contributing to the EITI’s open data objectives as described in annual work plans. In addition, the position supports in leading Validations, the quality assurance mechanism for assessing member countries’ implementation of the EITI Standard.

This position will be leading our Data team and will have the overall responsibility for maintaining a comprehensive and reliable database of EITI data. The Technical Manager will also be leading the International Secretariat’s open data work, by improving and ensuring consistent application of EITI Requirements related to open data and systematic disclosures, and supporting countries’ implementation of the EITI Standard in key technical areas. It also entails keeping abreast of recent developments and emerging best practices in open data and e-governance, and liaising with high-level international stakeholders that produce and use EITI data.

Application deadline: 6 December 2021

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure consistent application of EITI Requirements related to open data and systematic disclosures, and support country teams in helping countries in implementation of the EITI Standard in key technical areas, with a special focus on Data accessibility and open data.

  • Lead the Data team’s work in supporting multi-stakeholder groups to consider options for systematic disclosure through systematic disclosure analysis, feasibility studies and wider stakeholder engagement. This position includes some travel to implementing countries to undertake in-country work with stakeholders.

  • Lead and coordinate the Data team’s work in supporting MSGs, national secretariats and independent administrators (IAs) in summary data collection, and in advising on matters relevant for open data efforts in EITI implementing countries.

  • Coordinate the EITI’s use of data visualisations to provide statistical and analytical inputs to other departments of the International Secretariat.

  • Coordinate the Data team’s work in keeping up to date with developments in open data and data science, and liaising with international stakeholders that produce and use EITI data.

  • Ensure internal coordination and alignment on open data policy matters across all departments of the EITI International Secretariat.

  • The position entails coordination on open data matters with the Policy team, to ensure alignment of EITI Requirements with international data standards and practices, and with the Communications team, to advise on website functions and its open data capabilities.

  • Lead and support Validation of specific EITI implementing countries, in accordance with the Validation schedule, procedure and guide.

  • Provide support to the Validation team, ensuring the Validation database and access to Validation data is maintained for all completed Validations.

  • Together with the Disclosure, Policy and Communications teams, document the outcomes and lessons learned from Validation.

  • Support country teams in helping countries prepare for Validation, including explaining the Validation procedures, and supporting implementing countries in preparing required documentation.

Application deadline: 6 December 2021

Please note that we only accept applications through our recruitment portal. 

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Policy Advisor

We are recruiting a Policy Advisor to advance our work on energy transition and the implications on resource-rich countries. This is a new position, and will be part of the EITI’s Policy team working on a range of exciting projects aimed at supporting resource-rich countries in better understanding how the transition to net zero will impact good governance of their extractive industries. This is a short term position (12 months), preferably with a start date in January 2022. 

In the last years the EITI has been studying how to better integrate energy transition considerations across its Standard, guidance and technical assistance to member countries and support them in  preparing for the transition. This position supports the implementation of EITI’s policy projects and technical assistance related to the energy transition. The role would also entail coordination and implementation of projects and activities on the implications of the energy transition on resource-rich countries, including workshops, technical country-level studies, capacity building activities and partner consultations. The position entails working with the country teams to ensure that EITI implementation support related to the energy transition is strategic and impactful.

Application deadline: 2 December 2021

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Design and implement studies and consultation workshops on the links between energy transition and EITI policy priority areas such as anti-corruption and contract transparency.

  • Coordination of regional peer exchange and national capacity building workshops with regional teams within the EITI.

  • Organise global awareness-raising events on the EITI and energy transition.

  • Support national multi-stakeholder groups in conceptualising and commission country-level studies on the implications of the energy transition.

  • Contribute to development of guidance for EITI implementers on transparency to inform discussions on revenue projections and revenue sustainability.

  • Manage targeted projects, research and consultations on how the EITI can improve transparency related to fossil fuel subsidies, reserves and emissions.

  • Facilitate internal capacity building for the International Secretariat on the energy transition. 

    Responsible for:

  • Implementing global policy projects on the implications of the energy transition on resource-rich countries.

  • Providing technical assistance and managing country-level studies on the energy transition.

  • Coordinating global, regional and national capacity building activities aimed at raising awareness around the implications of the energy transition and necessary responses.

Application deadline: 2 December 2021

Please note that we only accept applications through our recruitment portal. 

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Programme Administrative Officer

We are now recruiting a Programme Administrative Officer who will work with the EITI’s Policy team on a new and ground-breaking global programme jointly launched with Open Ownership called “Opening Extractives”. The programme will support over 10 resource-rich countries in developing systems to disclose high quality beneficial ownership data, build capacity of stakeholders to analyse the data, and mobilise global support for beneficial ownership transparency.

The role of the Programme Administrative Officer is a new, fixed 12 month short-term position, and will support the Programme Manager in delivering country-level activities, capacity building efforts, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) activities, advocacy, partner coordination and donor reporting.

Application deadline: 30 November 2021

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Support the Programme Manager in the administration of the Opening Extractives programme and related events, by drafting required reports to document programme progress and deliverables within timeline, and minute-taking.

  • Coordinate meetings, events, travels, invoices and necessary logistics between the programme and Open Ownership, as well as other programme participants such as external national country teams. Track progress and report status to Programme Manager on work task performed by the  EITI internal regional teams on their planning and delivery of country-level political engagement, technical assistance and capacity building efforts related to the programme.

  • Support organisation of global and regional programme events (including hybrid events) and side events at key global gatherings, including assistance on logistics and interpretation.

  • Support coordination with partners including leading experts working on anti-corruption, corporate governance and natural resource governance.

  • Support implementation of advocacy activities for the programme targeting key influencers who can contribute to programme objectives.

  • Support internal communications, regular programme reporting and minute-taking for internal monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) purposes, and broader communications of results to programme supporters and partners.

  • Support preparation of programme proposals and fundraising activities to raise additional resources for the programme.

Application deadline: 30 November 2021

Please note that we only accept applications through our recruitment portal. 

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Disclosure Manager (maternity cover)

We are seeking an analytical and organised professional for a period of six months starting 1 January 2022 for the position of Disclosure Manager. This full-time, fixed-term position is based in Oslo and will work closely with the Technical Director to undertake country Validations, the quality assurance of member countries’ implementation of the EITI Standard, oversee the Secretariat’s Validation work and provide support to other Secretariat staff and implementing countries in systematically disclosing information required by the EITI Standard. It entails helping to lead the International Secretariat’s Validation work, driving the EITI’s global quality assurance work and supporting countries’ implementation of the EITI Standard in key technical areas. It also entails close liaison with key stakeholders and support to the various Board committees as needed, in particular the Validation Committee.

Application deadline: 29 November 2021

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Duties and responsibilities

  • Validation

    • Lead and support Validations of EITI implementing countries, in accordance with the Validation schedule, procedure and guide.

    • Provide support to the Validation Committee of the EITI Board, including timely planning of meetings and record-keeping.

    • Together with the Disclosure, Policy and Communications teams, document the outcomes and lessons learned from Validation.

  • Technical support to implementation:

    • Support country teams in helping countries prepare for Validation, including explaining the Validation procedures, and supporting implementing countries in preparing the “Outcomes and impact”, “Stakeholder engagement” and “Transparency” templates.

    • On request, contribute to implementation support priorities in accordance with the International Secretariat’s work plan.

  • Open data:

    • Priorities to be agreed with the Technical Director, in co-ordination with the Policy Team. Expected to include analysis of EITI data on specific policy priorities, writing research and analysis based on Validation results and the EITI’s API.

    • Support on demand on website and content strategy as part of the EITI’s website upgrade.

Application deadline: 29 November 2021

Please note that we only accept applications through our recruitment portal. 

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Questions

For any questions about working for the EITI, please contact our HR Manager, Jeanette Reinertsen.