sharing in governance of extractive industries

GOXI Short Term Opportunity- Web Development Consultant

Deadline to Apply: November 6, 2017


GOXI (www.goxi.org) is a standing online forum for innovation and collaboration across stakeholder groups, countries and initiatives that aims to strengthening governance of the extractives sector. GOXI is used by more than 3,800 practitioners from 100 countries, ranging from government, the private sector, civil society and think tanks. GOXI is designed to, among other things: enable substantive discussions; share opinions, information, new research and events; connect people working on extractive industry issues and dealing with similar challenges; learn what is happening globally in governance of the sector; find jobs; and announce initiatives and seek collaboration to make them happen.


GOXI was launched by the World Bank (WB) in 2009, and in 2013 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined as a co-convener.


GOXI is among the largest existing networks of practitioners interested in extractive industry governance. It is a trusted source of knowledge, experiences, learning and connections in the sector and a rich platform for dialogue and exchange of practical experiences, policy and lessons learned. GOXI is curating knowledge and helping users access relevant information and best practices, not only through online exchanges, but also through face-to-face learning events. However, GOXI has the potential to do more to support knowledge exchange and learning and to play a connector role. The vision is to become a go-to hub on extractive sector governance.


Within the World Bank Group, core sector expertise on extractive industries is concentrated within the Energy & Extractives Global Practice (EEX GP), where policy and technical specialists manage a broad array of assistance to governments. The EEX GP provides specific expertise across an array of development issues requiring policy and technical solutions. On Governance of Extractive Industries, it provides training and capacity building through working with a network of partners. It has focused on making information accessible, and promotes the use of technology for better governance outcomes.  As part of this work the WB established GOXI.


This year the Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) has provided funding to support GOXI and its integration with the EI Sourcebook under the EI Collective program. The EI Sourcebook provides diverse stakeholders from developing countries with a technical understanding and practical options around oil, gas, and mining sector to better inform political, economic, and social choices with respect to sector development and the related risks and opportunities.


Based on this, the WB is seeking a web development support consultant to facilitate the modernization of the GOXI platform and support the integration with the EI Sourcebook. 




The Consultant will support GOXI’s Conveners and work closely with GOXI’s Community Manager in providing web development enhancements and fixes to the current GOXI community of practice.  In addition, the Consultant will assess the current state of the GOXI Ning platform in order to provide recommendations on alternative platform solutions to implement an online community/social network  that provide new features to address identified user needs, and facilitate the integration of the EI Sourcebook platform.


The Consultant will primarily provide web design services using skills such as HTML, PHP and JavaScript. The Consultant will work closely with the Community Manager to improve user experience and enabling easier administration and community management of the site,  In addition, the consultant will suggest alternative social network platforms that provide core functionalities of the current platform together with new identified features. Related to these efforts, the Consultant may need to interact with the support engineers from the software platform (Ning) in order to obtain necessary access, background or documentation.


Activities include working with the Community Manager to identify user experience issues and bugs to:

  1. Provide estimates of the expected effort for remediation
  2. Prioritize development efforts
  3. Suggest design changes to enhance or improve the user experience in the form of light designs or wireframes through Adobe PhotoShop, Axure, sketch or similar tools.
  4. Implement changes through coding in HTML, PHP, JavaScript or similar frontend programming languages.


The Consultant will work closely with GOXI’s Community Manager and in collaboration with EI SourceBook partners, particularly with the University of Dundee, to identify user needs and potential technology solutions to integrate GOXI and the EI Sourcebook to:

  1. Support GOXI member consultation process to identify new features
  2. Suggest process for exporting data and information contained in GOXI for migration into new platform
  3. Identify technology solutions for the integration of GOXI and the EI Sourcebook platforms. This will be a short assessment report that includes a list of a minimum of 3 recommended solutions and their associated expected effort for remediation, costs and sustainability.



The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:

  • Masters degree with a minimum of 3 years (or equivalent) of relevant experience in front end web design and development, quality assurance and testing;
  • Strong familiarity with and being passionate about user experience design and the creation of engaging user interfaces;
  • Experience working in user experience design a distinctive advantage;
  • Experience working in database architecture and performing full data exports of complex datasets for platform migrations a distinct advantage;
  • Technical experience with web analytics and search engine optimization;
  • Excellent personal skills and ability to relate to business users from across the World Bank, the UN and the wider development practitioner community. Ability to translate technical jargon into business language;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Dynamic, independent and highly-organized professional with an ability to work effectively in fast-paced and multi-cultural teams;
  • Good project management skills; ability to motivate and coordinate colleagues on the project team; proven capacity to deliver results on time and within the allocated budget;
  •  Ability to work capably under stress and to juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.


Start Date: ASAP


Time Allocation: Consultant will be given initial 15 days until December 30, 2017 with an opportunity of contract extension.  All work will be supervised by GOXI’s Community Manager and in close collaboration with the GOXI’s Core Team composed of members of the WB Energy and Extractives Global Practice and the UNDP’s Extractive Industries, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.


To Apply:

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter by November 6, 2017 6:00PM EST to: ngarza@worldbank.org

No phone calls, please. 

Last updated by Norma Garza Nov 1, 2017.


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