sharing in governance of extractive industries
Deputy Field Office Director
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
Over the past six years, the Center has worked to improve transparency and accountability in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) industrial mining sector in partnership with both international institutions and leading local civil society organizations. The current phase of the Mining Governance Program focuses on building local actors’ capacity to advocate for mining sector transparency, make information more accessible to a broader audience, and analyze this information to ensure that mining provides greater benefits to the Congolese people both locally and nationally.
The Center is seeking a Deputy Field Office Director to oversee all operations in its Lubumbashi satellite office. This independent contract position is a non-family post and requires relocation to Lubumbashi, DRC for an initial 12-month assignment with the potential of a 12-month extension. The position requires deployment to Lubumbashi beginning in June 2014.
At least five years of professional experience managing field office activities, preferably related to mining governance, human rights, capacity-building, civil society strengthening or advocacy.
Competence in managing budgets, forecasts, and complex project work plans and timelines required.
Under the supervision of the Kinshasa-based Field Office Director (FOD) and the Assistant Director in Atlanta, the primary responsibilities of the Deputy Field Office Director will include:
Carry out other project-related tasks as may be required and assigned.
Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and salary information by email to: email@example.com. Please note “Deputy Field Office Director – Lubumbashi, DRC” in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for additional consideration will be notified by the Center.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 13, 2014; incoming applications will be reviewed as they come in and candidates may be contacted before the deadline.
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