sharing in governance of extractive industries

Deadline to Apply: July 20th, 2017

Position: Interim Director

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Contract: 15 months, full-time, some travel required

Salary: TBD based on experience

Starting Date: September 2017

Interviews: August 14 & 15th

Publish What You Pay Canada is seeking a passionate and motivated Director to fill a maternity leave. The Interim Director will work with coalition members to plan and oversee or carry out advocacy, policy analysis and research; they will spearhead PWYP-Canada’s communications; oversee finances, and work to secure new sources of funds for the coalition. The director will work with the national and global coalition to lead the implementation of the current workplan, which prioritizes the creation of a database of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) reports, highlevel reports analyzing payment global and domestic payment flows, and mini-case studies of individual extractive projects, alongside continued support of the Canadian campaign for beneficial ownership transparency. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and collaborative individual.

Core Responsibilities: 

Coalition coordination

  • Communicate proactively with coalition members through the list-serve and host/chair regular tele-conferences, alongside annual/bi-annual in-person meetings.
  • Engage coalition members in activities and outreach and participate actively in related activities led by coalition members

Work with coalitions in other countries to coordinate actions, but also to support advocacy/outreach related to ESTMA data disclosed by Canadian companies. Advocacy/Campaigning:

  • Engage in campaign planning, working with coalition members to identify priority actions/issues.
  • Meet with government officials, Members of Parliament, civil society organizations, and companies/industry bodies to advocate for a transparent, accountable extractive sector.
  • Coordinate letters, social media campaigns and other actions to communicate core PWYP-Canada messages with key stakeholders. 


  • Research and write short policy notes and submissions on key issues of importance to PWYP-Canada.
  • Conduct corporate research on Canadian extractive companies with operations abroad/in Canada

            Analyze the data disclosed under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act and oversee researchers/consultants to analyze data. Produce mini case studies of individual extractive sector projects.

  • Work with partner organizations to analyze the ESTMA data from a statistical perspective, examining domestic and global payment flows

External Communications:

  • Manage PWYP-Canada’s web presence, including posting regularly to twitter, updating the website and managing any other relevant social media platforms.
  • Maintain and build relationships with traditional media, to ensure coverage of campaigns PWYP-Canada is leading/supporting. o Draft and circulate press releases and blogs



  • Manage existing grants by liaising with current donors and ensuring timely reporting, both narrative and financial.
  • Monitor budget and expenditures to ensure funds are spent appropriately.
  • Build relationships with new donors to achieve the goals established in the PWYP-Canada work plan.
  • Draft and submit grant proposals.

Human Resource

  • Hire and manage consultants and/or students to undertake projects that help PWYP-Canada achieve the objectives outlined in the annual workplan


  • Monitor and report on implementation of the workplan and its impact to coalition members.
  • Work with the coalition to engage in strategic planning and to develop a clear, operational workplan for 2018/2019.
  • Plan events and meetings. 

Successful Candidates will have:

  • 5+ years of experience working with civil society organizations
  • 5+ years of experience working on issues related to the extractive sector
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders and within virtual networks
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Bilingual (French/English) (competency will be assessed), other languages an asset
  • Experience managing budgets from a variety of sources and working with donors
  • Post-graduate degree in a related field
  • Corporate research skills and knowledge of corporate reporting 

Other assets include:

  • Experience coordinating a coalition or network
  • Experience living/working internationally
  • Experience lobbying governments
  • Experience with social media 

About Publish What You Pay Canada
Publish What You Pay Canada is part of a global network of over 800 civil society organisations united in their call for oil, gas and mining revenues to form the basis for development and improve the lives of citizens in resource-rich countries.
We work to address the “resource curse”, a phenomenon by which countries rich in natural resources (such as oil, gas and minerals) – “resource-rich” countries – tend to have less economic growth, worse development outcomes, higher inequality and weaker institutions than countries with fewer natural resources. We do this by promoting the transparent, accountable and sustainable management of oil, gas and minerals so that they contribute to prosperity for all.
In Canada, we are focusing on the implementation of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act. This act is broadly aligned with legislation requiring that mining, oil and gas companies report payments in other markets, including the EU and the US.
PWYP-Canada is hosted by Partnership Africa Canada and is based out of PAC’s Ottawa office. PAC is the legal employer of all PWYP-Canada employees.

To apply Send the following information by email to Claire Woodside, cwoodside@pwyp.ca or apply through Charity Village
A cover letter explaining your interest in the position A curriculum vitae

The deadline for applications is July 20th, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins please.

Last updated by Norma Garza Jul 11, 2017.


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