sharing in governance of extractive industries
Country: South Sudan
Post: Extractives Advisor
Duty station: Juba, South Sudan
Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion. Cordaid has been active in South Sudan for more than 20 years, with a strong focus on civil society capacity-building and currently has programmes in the areas of health, disaster response, entrepreneurship, investments, food security, women’s leadership, security & justice, and extractives.
The objective of Cordaid’s Extractives programme is to ensure that the exploitation of extractives (oil, gas and minerals) contributes positively to local community development, to increase the number of companies operating as responsible corporate citizens and to increase good national and transnational governance of the benefits of extractives. To this end, Cordaid supports local communities and civil society to become informed, legitimate and capacitated partners in negotiations with international oil, gas and mining companies and governments. Our work is centered around four main product areas: contextualization, stakeholder engagement, community development agreements, and monitoring and evaluation. We provide grant management, project management, advocacy, training and education, as well as technical advice and consultancy. Cordaid’s Extractives team works in South Sudan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Colombia.
Responsibilities and tasks
Strategy Development and Technical Advice
Programme Design, Management and Support
Networking, Representation and Business Development
Specifics of duty station
The Extractives Advisor will be based in Juba at the Cordaid South Sudan office, which is staffed by advisors from different thematic programmes. The Extractives Advisor will report to the Cordaid Country Director in Juba, and work closely with other extractives colleagues based in South Sudan (Juba and Malakal) as well as at Cordaid HQ in The Netherlands.
The position is open to both international candidates and South Sudanese nationals. Please note this is a senior-level position, we kindly invite only those candidates to apply who meet the above-mentioned qualifications.
Initial contract for 12 months, renewable, with a 2-month probation period. Starting date as soon as possible. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes comprehensive insurance cover, social security, pension contribution and a travel allowance.
Further information & how to apply
For additional information, please contact Josée van der Beek, Recruiter. Phone: +31 70 3136 300.
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be submitted before 29 September 2013. Please note that we accept applications through our website only: www.cordaid.org (>About Us>Working for Cordaid>Vacancy Overview), then select the relevant vacancy, and click on the ‘apply’ button). Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. An assessment might be part of the procedure. This is a re-advertised position; people who applied before and were not selected for interview are kindly requested not to apply again.
Last updated by Jeroen De Zeeuw Aug 30, 2013.