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Posted: 04 May 2017 11:23
Deadline: 01 Jun 2017
Category: Administrative
Location: Africa , Nigeria
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 7 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: NATURAL RESOURCE GOVERNANCE INSTITUTE
About Company: The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a nonprofit policy institute and grant­making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource­rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actors. For more information, please see www.resourcegovernance.org. In Nigeria, NRGI’s work is focused on enhancing and institutionalizing transparency and better informed public debate on oil sector reform; improved governance of licensing processes and promoting better governance of the national oil company. Towards this we work with government, civil society organizations, the media and various international development partners.
Email: jobs@resourcegovernance.org
Contact name: RESOURCE GOVERNANCE
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Requirements
Education and professional experience:
1.University degree with preference for a master’s degree in law, development studies, political science,
public policy, economics, sociology or related fields
2.At least seven (7) years of directly relevant experience in managing or coordinating programs in a 
relevant field such as development, governance, 
public administration, public finance or policy
advocacy, including experience in program
supervision and/or management.
3.Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities that affect the governance of the oil sector in Nigeria, 
including transparency and accountability, fiscal management, and public policy reforms, among others
Ability to monitor and analyze developments in Nigeria’s oil sector in a sophisticated and accurate manner
4.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and speak about complex
 oil sector issues to diverse audiences (shortlisted candidates will be asked to do a writing exercise and
share samples of their written products)
5.Ability to initiate productive interaction with diverse actors including the Nigerian government, civil
 society and companies.
6.Ability to manage simultaneous projects in a fast­paced environment while paying attention to details.
7.High level of influencing skills combined with an ability to build excellent working relationships within 
a matrix environment (both at country level and globally).
8.Strong oral presentation skills
9.Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and to work independently
10.Demonstrates professional maturity, a consistently positive attitude, and an energetic, eager to work 
approach.
11.Integrity and professional discretion
Conditions
NRGI is hiring a Nigeria senior officer. As part of the country team, the new hire will be actively involved in
NRGI's multifaceted engagement with government
institutions, civilsociety organizations, and other key
 stakeholders in the extractive industry. S/he will
also work toward supporting the uptake of global governance and transparency norms,
including by providing support to Nigeria’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
(EITI) and OGP processes. Working closely with and reporting to the Nigeria manager,the senior officer has dual roles in advancing NRGI’s country strategy and 
project management and oversight.
Responsibilities
1.Act as a regular public voice of the organization at the country level by either writing regular blogs or
reports,conducting media interviews, making
presentations, etc.
2.Establish contacts and build relationships with representatives of government,private companies, 
international organizations, sector experts and civil society,building a network that will support the successful promotion of oil sector reform by NRGI.
3.Monitor, analyze and write updates on relevant policies in Nigeria’s oil sector.
4.Support the dissemination of NRGI’s forthcoming 2017 Resource GovernanceIndex, and use it to spotlight key reform priorities.
5.Lead in the design and execution of country level campaigns for contract transparency and national
oil company reform, and work with accountability actors to implement the campaigns.
6.Act as the champion and lead on country data work, supporting the dissemination and uptake of 
resourceprojects.org and general open data projects.
Represent NRGI at conferences, workshops and donor coordination meetings.
7.Offer support in the design and delivery of training programs with a variety of stakeholders, drawing
on the organization’s expertise and resources globally.
8.Conduct timely monitoring, evaluation & learning (MEL) processes for the Nigeria program in line with 
organization and funder guidelines.
9.Coordinate grant support to civil society organizations, playing a liaison role and checking in regularly
with grantees.
10.Contribute to NRGI’s global programs by sharing experiences from Nigeria andoffering subject ­specific 
expertise.
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