sharing in governance of extractive industries
Deadline to Apply: 16 January 2016
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is an independent, non-profit policy institute that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Too often natural resource wealth results in corruption and poverty, instead of growth and development. With effective revenue management, citizen engagement and government accountability, natural resource wealth can drive economic growth and development. With offices in resource rich countries around the world, NRGI conducts research, provides expertise and advocates for change. Please visit www.resourcegovernance.org for more information.
NRGI seeks to hire a capable and energetic policy advocate to support the organization’s global campaigns to improve transparency and accountability of the financial flows between natural resource companies (oil, gas and mining) and governments around the world as a means to improve natural resource governance and improve the lives of people living in resource-dependent countries. Our global campaigns have yielded important results. Together with collaborators in the global Publish What You Pay coalition, we have successfully secured legislation in the United States, Europe and Canada which requires oil, gas and mining companies to disclose certain payments to governments. Our focus is now on defending these laws in a challenging policy climate; improving the comprehensiveness and accessibility of the information disclosed; and ensuring that the publicly available data from these laws is used by diverse stakeholders to deliver accountability and improved natural resource governance in resource rich countries around the world. In tandem, we seek to improve accountability and governance in the specific area of commodity sales and trading, with a focus on transactions between traders and government entities.
The governance associate will work closely with NRGI’s senior advocacy officer to deliver progress against these objectives, drawing on NRGI’s depth of policy expertise and coordinating with partner organizations. The position is based in London. Some travel is expected.
Payment disclosure regulations and data use
Commodities trading transparency
Reports to: Senior Advocacy Officer, Governance Team
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Contract: 12 months (extension will be considered subject to funding)
Start date: January/February 2017
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV/resume, and salary range to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “NRGI/Governance Associate” in the subject line.
Deadline for applications: 16 January 2016
Applicants must have permission to work in the U.K.
Last updated by GOXI Dec 19, 2016.