Publish What You Pay seeks an Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator to provide dedicated support for coalition-building, advocacy, communications and outreach in the region.
The primary remit of this position is to support the efforts of national coalitions in their advocacy for stronger transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. In doing so, the Asia-Pacific Coordinator will work closely with national coalitions to reinforce their strategic and organisational capacities, their advocacy approaches and their ability to engage constructively with governments, parliaments, companies and other civil society groups to advance PWYP Vision 20/20 and in particular, to implement the regional advocacy strategy.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator will particularly seek to reinforce the capacity of PWYP national coalitions to engage along the different steps of the Chain for Change of extractive industries. Moreover, the Asia-Pacific Coordinator will ensure regular communication and information exchanges within the PWYP network and she/he will promote sharing of experiences and best practices and peer-to-peer learning. Another important focus of the position is to help (primarily) national coalitions as well as (secondarily) the PWYP International Secretariat access funding from national, regional and/or international funding sources. As in line with Vision 20/20 and the roles of the International Secretariat, the regional coordinator will seek joint fundraising opportunities with national coalitions thereby promoting and developing regional synergies and strategies for joint advocacy and campaigning work. Our long-term goal is for the post and region to be entirely self-funded.
The regional coordinator will be an integral part of the decentralised PWYP international secretariat (support unit based in London), but will also need to work in close cooperation with partners in the region (Cordaid, Natural Resource Governance Institute, Christian Aid and others) to ensure complementarity, rather than duplication of the activities.
Excellent knowledge of English (written and verbal) is essential for this position. Knowledge of local languages is a plus.
The Asia-Pacific Coordinator will be based with one of the strategic partners or hosting organisations of the Asia-Pacific coalitions preferably Indonesia or the Philippines. S/he will report to the Programme Manager who is based in London.
Coalition-building and outreach
Ensuring effective communications and networking
Integration with the international PWYP campaign
Donor relations and budget monitoring
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
Advanced Degree in a related field and at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working on civil society, capacity building and/or natural resource governance in the Asia-Pacific region
Knowledge of regional issues, plus experience working with civil society in the region
Familiarity with the global extractive industry transparency movement and with the basic structure / operations of the extractive industries
Experience in fundraising with a proven track record of working with (international) donors
Fluency in English required. Local language a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Willingness to travel up to 50%
Proven organisational skills and ability to work under pressure
Experience of using social media and Content Management Systems is desirable
Initial contract of 12 months, renewable, with a probationary period of 6 months
The Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator will be based with one of the strategic partners or hosting organisations of our coalitions based in the Asia-Pacific region. S/he will therefore be working on a local contract. S/he will report to the Programme Manager.
Remuneration commensurate to experience and qualifications
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a cover letter and CV by 15th January 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org Include in subject line your name, surname and reference PWYP.
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Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a coalition of civil society organisations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. Founded in June 2002 by six NGOs based in the UK, it grew rapidly and now boasts 800 member organisations in over 60 countries, in 40 of which they are organised into national PWYP-affiliated coalitions.
The global coalition has been coordinated by a small Secretariat. As the coalition, its reputation and remit have grown, the Secretariat has become increasingly important for the coherence of the coalition, and its workload has increased. In the last two years, substantial progress has been made on developing a PWYP governance structure, a global strategy, standards for governance of national coalitions and a more coherent approach to fundraising and budgeting for PWYP activities.
With a new global strategic framework (Vision 20/20, launched in late 2012), a new governance structure and increasingly diversified sources of funding, the Secretariat has expanded significantly in 2013-14. This growth includes recruitment of a number of Regional Coordinators based in several regions outside the UK.
The Secretariat has been ‘hosted’, since its inception and almost unbroken since then, by the Open Society Foundations (OSF). OSF provides legal and financial cover and takes the associated liabilities. OSF service departments, including Administration, Human Resources, Finance and IT, currently provide the accounting, staff employment and support services to the Secretariat. In 2012, OSF made a strategic decision to move away from hosting a range of organisations, and asked PWYP to investigate ways in which it could move out of OSF. After 10 years of development, this also felt appropriate and timely for PWYP and a consultant was engaged to undertake a strategic and operation review of how this could be achieved in a way that reflects the Vision 20/20 strategy.
Following a period of eight months in which the consultant reviewed both the operational processes and requirements of PWYP as well as the strategic direction, and interviewed a diverse number of stakeholders, PWYP is now planning to transition from a hosted group within OSF to an independently registered charitable organisation.
Publish What You Pay/OSF is seeking a Transition Project Manager who would be able to implement the operational aspects of the transition process outlined above, and oversee the entire transition itself through close liaison with PWYP’s International Director, Marinke van Riet, the Transition Committee, an independent consultant and with the various departments within OSF.
Essential duties and responsibilities
The tasks of the Project Manager will include the following. OSF/PWYP may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.
Financial management, donor contracts & governance
Human resources management
IT & telephony
The Project Manager will also be expected to work closely with the HR, Finance & Administration and IT teams within OSF. Should OSF engage someone to manage the transition from OSF’s perspective, then it is expected that the PWYP Project Manager work closely with this person as well.
Start date: ASAP
Duration: January to August 2015
Remuneration: £300/day for a maximum of 100 days during the time period mentioned above. Payment will be made in installments for meeting specific deliverables according to an agreed timeline.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a cover letter and CV by 11th January 2015 to email@example.com Include in subject line your name, surname and reference TRANSITION.
To download the full application pack please click here