sharing in governance of extractive industries
LOCATION: Washington, DC
Publish What You Pay – US (PWYP-US) is the US chapter of a global coalition calling for a more transparent and accountable extractives sector so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of people in resource-rich countries. PWYP-US advocates for transparency initiatives that shine a light on the financial flows between companies and governments so that citizens have the information they need to hold their governments accountable.
PWYP-US has 40 NGO members and is governed by a steering committee led by Global Witness, ONE, Oxfam America, and PWYP-International. PWYP-US is a project of the Fund for Constitutional Government. The global PWYP network spans 41 countries, primarily in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The Policy Advisor will lead on policy analysis and research, support the coalition’s advocacy activities, engage in social media and press outreach, and provide coalition management and administrative support.
Policy and Advocacy
Policy analysis, research and writing
Draft and coordinate PWYP-US submissions to government agencies, including the SEC
Track regulatory and congressional activity relevant to oil, gas and mining
Track and cover relevant congressional hearings and briefings
Draft fact sheets, policy briefs, regulatory submissions, and other documents
Travel as needed to support campaign objectives, no more than 10% of time
Maintain and manage the PWYP-US website
Maintain PWYP-US’s Twitter presence and develop and implement a social media strategy
Manage Extract-A-Fact website content: draft and edit blogs, promote content, coordinate submissions from members, develop and implement an outreach plan to gather submissions from data-focused organizations
Draft press releases, circulate to relevant journalists, and track key reporters covering our issues
Track and cover relevant external meetings and events, representing PWYP-US as needed
Organize internal and external events
Meeting Management: send out meeting notices, take and circulate notes, organize weekly calls and quarterly in-person meetings, managing all logistics
Support the Director in fundraising efforts, grant reporting, budget reconciliation, office management, etc. as needed
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, international affairs, communications, or a related field
Experience and Competencies
5+ years professional experience in policy analysis, research and writing
Strong writing skills. Must be able to write clearly and concisely, and explain complex information in simple terms.
Ability to work on multiple projects with little or no supervision
Substantial knowledge of natural resource governance, anti-corruption and/or extractives transparency initiatives (e.g.: Section 1504, EITI, etc.)
Experience with data analysis, programming or data visualization
Experience in federal advocacy
Experience participating in an NGO coalition
Fluency in French or Spanish
Please send a tailored cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to info @ pwypusa.org with the subject line “Policy Advisor – Your Name.”
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