PWYP seeks an EITI Programme Officer to support PWYP work related to EITI at global and national levels.
Publish What You Pay seeks a Programme Officer for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI ) to support PWYP work related to EITI at global and national levels through dedicated coordination and communication; advocacy, research and analysis; and capacity building to national coalitions and members. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a global reporting standard which promotes transparency and accountability in the extractive sector.
Essential duties and Responsibilities
- Support civil society board members to strategise their engagement and champion collective decision-making;
- Assist civil society board members to coordinate, document and amplify civil society perspectives in International Board decision-making;
- Assist civil society board members to organise consultations prior to Board meetings with their constituency;
- Work with civil society board members to report back to national / regional CSOs on Board outcomes;
- Work with civil society board members to ensure well-prepared and active participation in the various board committees;
- Work with Director and other staff to develop strategies, priorities, and guidelines;
- Supporting and advancing the EITI to ensure it is and remains a robust global standard;
- Monitor country progress and provide critical analysis of country validation processes and outcomes to influence Board decisions on country compliance and implementation;
- Advocate for innovations in the mandate and scope of the EITI;
- Provide assistance in the development, management and dissemination of EITI-focused projects;
- Maintaining internal and external communications around EITI through blogs, publications and articles;
- Liaise between PWYP International Secretariat, PWYP national coalitions and international actors;
- Liaise with capacity/technical providers to design training materials;
- Assist with disseminating civil society’s work using EITI reports;
- Manage financial and budget reports to track program spending;
- Assist in the planning and developing of annual budget;
- Travel will be required;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and several years’ relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Solid knowledge of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and familiarity with other international transparency and multi-stakeholder initiatives, or other initiatives aimed at strengthening civil society in the resource governance sector.
- Effectively manage to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget and reporting;
- Understanding of basic dynamics of extractive industries and public finance, as well as issues of transparency and governance;
- Experience working in developing countries and with training/capacity-building programs is desirable;
- Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
- Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and experience with internet research and database management;
- Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences;
- Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a high-level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
- Show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
- Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field;
- Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with colleagues and the general public.
- Excellent knowledge of English (written and verbal) and working knowledge of French are essential for this position. Knowledge of other languages (Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic others) is a strong plus.
Start date: ASAP
Duration: 12 months fixed term contract with the possibility of extension
Working hours: full time position, 40 hours per week
Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.
To Apply: Please email a cover letter and CV before 5 November 2013 to: recruitment-ECP@opensocietyfoundations.org. Include in subject line your name, surname and job code PO EITI