sharing in governance of extractive industries

Don't Miss Out - Exciting Job Opportunity with GIZ in Monrovia, Liberia

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

For our operations in Liberia/Monrovia, we are looking for a/an

Advisor (m/f) for the Program Regional Resource Governance in West Africa

JOB-ID: 33267

Field of activity

The four member states of the Mano River Union (Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone) are among the least developed countries in the world. Their political and socio-economic conditions are shaped largely by mineral and natural resources. In this context, it is promising that all four states have begun reforming their minerals sectors in recent years to encourage sustainable development. The task now is to complete these sector reforms and to focus on their implementation. The implementation action plan of the Africa Mining Vision, which has been adopted by all four states, will guide them in this endeavor.  
The "Regional Resource Governance in West Africa” program is designed to support the Mano River Union member states in implementing the Africa Mining Vision. It supports partners in their efforts to reduce their dependence on external assistance in the long term and to mitigate risks arising from the mining sector. To this end, it applies a multi-stakeholder approach to cooperate with governments, civil society and the private sector at the regional, national and local level.

Your tasks

As advisor, you will be responsible for the implementation of specific components of the regional program in Liberia. You will advise partners of the program in implementing fields of action of the Africa Mining Vision and support change processes in organizations and institutions of the mining sector.   Depending on your knowledge and interests, you will advise partners on one or more of the substantive focus areas of the program:

  • Public revenues and transparency: We support our partners in enhancing tax compliance in the mining sector, introducing reforms,  and in strengthening public revenue transparency, for example through more effective license management
  • Political reform processes: We assist civil society and other partners in requesting accountability and form part of modern mining policy frameworks (sector strategies, laws and regulations) that contribute to inclusive development
  • Local governance in mining areas: We support our partners on local level on the path to participatory development planning and improved benefit-sharing mechanisms that reduce conflict and aim for positive socio-economic impact
  • Regional cooperation: We support regional peer-learning and policy harmonization among the Mano River Union member states

Your profile

  • Masters-level university degree in social science (economics, political science, law) or in another relevant field of study
  • Several years of professional experience in project implementation, ideally in Africa or in a fragile context
  • Sound expertise and understanding of governance issues in the mining sector, public finance and local governance in mining regions, acquired ideally in cooperation with the private sector or in public institutions
  • Experience in the implementation of multi-stakeholder approaches, skills in process and change management, ideally in a fragile context
  • Political sensitivity, excellent advisory, communication and networking skills, and understanding of the challenges of fragile statehood
  • Independent way of working, strong motivation and continuous willingness to learn in a young and dynamic team environment
  • Experience in financial management (advisory and financing contracts and other instruments of development cooperation) would be an advantage
  • Fluent English is a requirement for this position. German is a distinct advantage, French an asset

Assignment period

01.11.2017 - 31.12.2018

Conditions regarding location

Monrovia is an attractive and safe location. Burglary and violent crime rates are significantly below the level of other African cities. There is a variety of opportunities for excursions and sports, as well as a vibrant international community. Primary health care is available and accessible. The climate is tropical with a rainy season from June to September.

Our offer

Other information

If we caught your interest, we are looking forward to your application until 03.09.2017.

Contact department:
Carmen Thome
++49 - (0)6196 - 79 - 2663


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