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Manager, Extractive Industries Governance in London at Adam Smith International

About the Extractive Industries Governance Team

Adam Smith International is a leading international authority on the governance and development of the oil, gas and mining industries in the developing world, with more than 10 years of experience in over 40 countries. We provide strategic advice and implement complex reform programmes to support governments to maximise resource revenue, increase employment and deliver sustainable and equitable economic growth.

We facilitate the establishment of favourable environments and positive socio-economic outcomes in natural resource countries by providing expert advice on every strand of extractive industries governance required by governments:

  • Strategy, policy & legislation
  • Institutional strengthening
  • Revenue management
  • Communications & communities
  • Transparency & accountability
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Economic impact

About the role

Managers perform a key role in Adam Smith International’s consulting model and play a central part in managing project technical and financial performance. An Extractive Industries Governance Manager will also be expected to deliver advisory and business development efforts through engaging with our donor and Government clients on technical issues, preparing technical/financial proposals and expressions of interest. The Extractive Industries Governance Manager will be based in London and will be required to travel, possibly extensively, and/or may need to relocate on a short-term basis to a developing country.

S/he is expected to deliver work in the areas of business development, project management, advisory services and firm-building as follows:

  • Devise and implement innovative and successful approaches to proposals and projects;
  • Ensure projects are implemented consistent with project implementation plans and are agreed with the respective team leader/project director in advance;
  • Convey the quality of our approach and of our teams compellingly to donors, governments and other clients through writing and delivering clear, accessible and well-structured documents and presentations in English;
  • Support extractive industries governance business development;
  • Ensure that the financial requirements of the firm are met in our projects and proposals, including good planning, budgeting and negotiating;
  • Build effective relationships with clients from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds;
  • Communicate the key risks and issues, updates and milestones to project directors and stakeholders clearly, concisely and in a timely fashion;
  • Work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments;
  • Maintain awareness of and conversance in extractive industries governance topics.


About you

An Adam Smith International Manager should have the ability to build effective relationships with clients from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds, and to work effectively in politically sensitive and challenging environments. He/she should relish working in a team, should be innovative, energetic, dynamic, positive, and genuinely committed to achieving lasting change in their work. Adam Smith International seeks the following skills and experience for the Extractive Industries Governance service:

  • Postgraduate degree in a related field;
  • A passion for extractive industries governance;
  • Experience in extractive industries governance (specifically mining and oil & gas);
  • Interest and experience working in developing and/or conflict-affected environments;
  • Outstanding written English and communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Superb attention to detail;
  • Enthusiasm and flexibility.

What We Offer You

We offer you a dynamic and friendly team environment and the opportunity to work on a highly successful portfolio of programmes. We have a strong commitment to our people and strive to live by our principles:

  • Take responsibility (Accountability). Individually and collectively accountable for what we do.
  • Always find a way (Resourcefulness). We think innovatively to reach a solution.
  • Promote Quality (Excellence). We maintain and promote professional standards in everything we do.
  • Commit to the Outcome (Achievement). We take pride in delivering our best to achieve results

We have built a culture to reflect our principles, full of likeminded professionals who are smart, passionate, dynamic and great at what they do. We have a headquarters overlooking the Thames in a central London location. We offer a highly competitive compensation package and excellent benefits.

Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?

We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 3 pages) and short cover letter torecruitment@adamsmithinternational.com with a subject line of “Manager Extractives London”. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this position.  Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.

Last updated by Norma Garza Apr 22, 2015.


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