Country Manager for Anglophone Africa

Full TimePart Time Africa, Greater Accra EITI
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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 30/05/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 6 Years
Career Level: Senior Level
Industry: Extractives

Country Manager Job Description

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is recruiting a Country Manager for Anglophone and Lusophone Africa.

This Country Manager position offers the chance to work in an international and vibrant working environment helping citizens of resource-rich countries benefit from their natural resources and to work on subjects at the cutting edge of development and the extractive industry. The role provides opportunities to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders in the region, develop technical expertise on different areas related to natural resource governance.

We are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, detailed-oriented, political and research-savvy Country Manager with sharp analytical skills, who can manage competing interests and stakeholders’ relations in EITI member countries in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe, as well as prospective EITI members in the region.

Duties and responsibilities of the Country Manager

Provide strategic direction and oversight of implementation in Anglophone West African EITI countries (Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe), including assessing and responding to opportunities for new engagements and bringing together regional priorities.
Encourage innovations and better use of EITI as a tool to improve natural resource governance, strengthened EITI implementation and disclosures, and support peer learning opportunities.
Develop tools for monitoring progress with implementation and support the team in preparation of training and Validation missions.
Provide analysis and training on issues related to transparency and accountability in natural resource governance, produce communication materials and update website content related to EITI implementation in the region.
Support outreach activities in other countries in the region and mobilisation of partnerships in civil society, industry and financial institutions.
Support Regional Directors in the production of EITI publications and other relevant documentation, including Board papers.
Desirable Skills
Strong inter-personal and communication skills.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Interest and experience in natural resource governance and political developments in the region.
Excellent organisational and administrative skills, and ability to track progress on a wide range of work streams.
Excellent command of written and spoken English. Portuguese skills are an advantage.
Required Qualifications
Relevant advanced university degree. Bachelors degree is required. Masters degree is highly desirable.
Experience in natural resource governance and knowledge of the region.
Experience with the mining industry, the oil and gas industry, public financial management, anti-corruption, extractives taxation, or audits is highly desirable.
Experience working in an international environment and liaising with development partners, government representatives, oil, gas and mining companies, state-owned enterprises, and civil society actors is an advantage.
We particularly welcome applicants from within the region.
We can offer
This position offers the chance to work in an international and vibrant working environment helping citizens of resource-rich countries benefit from their natural resources and to work on subjects at the cutting edge of development, anti-corruption and the extractive industry.

The EITI International Secretariat is located in Oslo, Norway. We offer a competitive salary and will consider requests to provide financial support to contribute to relocation costs to Oslo based on circumstances and financial need. We will also consider applicants who want to join on a remote working contract.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources.

Guided by the belief that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens, the EITI has established a global standard to promote the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. The EITI Standard requires the disclosure of information along the extractive industry value chain from the point of extraction, to how revenues make their way through the government, and how they benefit the public. By doing so, the EITI seeks to strengthen public and corporate governance, promote understanding of natural resource management, and provide the data to inform reforms for greater transparency and accountability in the extractives sector. In each of the 55 implementing countries, the EITI is supported by a coalition of government, companies, and civil society.

The EITI is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. The EITI is an equal opportunities employer.

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