Communications Officer (Programme support)
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is recruiting a Communications Officer. The successful candidate will work as part of the EITI communications team, supporting the communications activities of the International Secretariat. A major part of the role will be the provision of communications support to a new global programme – Opening Extractives.
Opening Extractives is an ambitious global programme launched by the EITI and its partner organisation Open Ownership. It aims to end the use of anonymous companies linked to corruption and mismanagement in the extractive sector. Closing this channel for corruption can boost the ability of the sector to contribute to development.
The programme will support 8-10 resource-rich countries in developing systems to disclose high quality beneficial ownership data, build capacity of stakeholders to analyse the data, and mobilise global support for beneficial ownership transparency.
The Communications Officer will work to raise awareness of the programme and the importance of beneficial ownership, build and leverage political commitment, communicate key project milestones to global and country-level stakeholders, share technical information in an accessible format and stimulate cross learning and the wider application of best practice.
Duties and responsibilities
- Support development of the Opening Extractives communications strategy and ongoing communications workplan.
- Take the lead in implementing the Opening Extractives communications strategy and ongoing communications workplan.
- Supporting development of a visual identity for Opening Extractives, including branding guidelines and templates.
- Working with programme team members, EITI staff and consultants to identify, map and document stakeholder information needs in relation to the programme.
- Generating compelling print, digital and visual content in line with key communications messages and to meet the programme’s communications needs.
- Working on selected communications projects, campaigns and events, related both to the Opening Extractives programme and more generally to implement the EITI International Secretariat’s communications plan.
- Managing day-to-day relationships with regional teams and consultants engaged on communications aspects of the Opening Extractives programme.
Required qualifications and experience
- Relevant university degree or equivalent.
- 3 + years of successful experience in a communications officer role, having developed skills and proven ability to coordinate communications activities and apply key messages to developing a broad range of communications products.
- Excellent writing skills, experience in developing digital and social media content and keen attention to detail and accuracy.
- Experience of working in an international environment and demonstrated ability to produce communications materials that are sensitive to a range of national and linguistic settings.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with team members, while retaining the ability to act independently.
- Highly organised approach to the working environment and to meeting project deadlines.
Desirable skills and experience
- Experience working on communications activities or campaigns related to open government, corporate transparency, anti-corruption, beneficial ownership or natural resource governance.
- Experience working with remote teams in a diverse range of settings. The role will require regular contact with stakeholders in a wide range of countries and time zones.
- Experience and/or understanding of the extractive sector.
- Spanish or French language skills.
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. As part of the EITI’s communications team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of communications projects and activities within the International Secretariat.
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. This position is also available as a consultancy and we will consider applicants who want to join on a remote working contract from the UK or a European location within easy reach from Oslo.
We are considering applicants on a rolling basis.
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Advisor - Francophone Africa Team
Deadline: 23 April 2021
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat is recruiting a consultant for a one-year contract to join the Francophone Africa team.
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 and the extractive industry.
The main responsibility will be to work with the Regional Director and the team in providing implementation support for the EITI Standard to Francophone Africa countries. We are looking for an organised, diplomatic, political and research-savvy individual with sharp analytical skills, who can deliver analytical work in a given timeframe. The candidate is expected to manage competing interests and stakeholder relations in selected EITI member countries in Francophone Africa. The length of the assignment is one year, starting in May or June 2021.
We particularly welcome applicants from Francophone Africa and will consider applicants who want to join on a remote working contract. The working languages are English and French.
- Support the Francophone Africa Team in overseeing EITI implementation in Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Senegal. This includes:
maintaining active engagement with national stakeholders
providing analysis of EITI reporting, work plans and other key documents
supporting the countries in the preparation of the above
coordinating country projects on specific themes such as SOEc transparency, contract disclosure, beneficial ownership
conducting capacity building activities
coordinating implementation with local and international partners
- Document and communicate progress in assigned countries, including through blogs, news items, updates to country pages on the EITI website and regular reports to the Board, senior management and other partners.
Relevant advanced university degree. Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree is highly desirable
Excellent communication skills with very good command of written and spoken English and French
Excellent command of Microsoft Office tools
At least five years of experience in
natural resource governance
technical or policy work in the extractive sector
Understanding of natural resource governance challenges in Africa
Experience of working in an international environment and with international partners is an advantage
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Familiarity with EITI is required
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