sharing in governance of extractive industries
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.
SCOPE OF WORK:
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.
Activities include working with the Community Manager to identify user experience issues and bugs to:
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:
The successful candidate will have the following skills and competencies:
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.
Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter by November 6, 2017 6:00PM EST to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls, please.
Last updated by Norma Garza Nov 1, 2017.