Jobs at PWYP

Communications Associate

To help implement PWYP’s strategy, Vision 20/20, the International Secretariat seeks a Communications Associate to enhance its communications strategy (2014) which focuses on three integral components:

  • Supporting our members
  • Strengthening our brand
  • Supporting our advocacy in realising its goals

A key component is PWYP’s public profile (via the PWYP International website and other social media)  plus the bi-monthly Newsletter in various languages to feature the work of the national coalitions around the world.

The ideal candidate for the Communications Associate position would have academic and professional exposure to journalism, media, communications, political science or similar and demonstrated experience in new media and content management systems. Applicants must be enthusiastic and well-organised with excellent communications skills and an ability to write with flair and accuracy.


  • Manage and continuously update PWYP’s new multi-lingual website (creating and sourcing content)
  • Coordinate with Regional Coordinators and Web editors to ensure that the non-English versions of the website are regularly updated with fresh content
  • Write and/or organise PWYP’s bi-monthly newsletter, including sourcing articles from around the coalition
  • Maintain and develop PWYP’s social media channels via Facebook and Twitter (includes organising Q & As, twitter chats etc…)
  • Work with Secretariat and members to coordinate and manage the creation of PWYP communication materials, including bi-annual report
  • Develop press releases, Op-eds, Letters to the Editor on key advocacy positions at international level
  • Cultivate and nurture key contacts with the print, broadcast and online media both in the north as well as in the south, identify opportunities to promote PWYP’s work through the media
  • Support and coordinate the writing of press releases at national level
  • Support the communications efforts of PWYP national coalitions in order to further PWYP’s global strategy “Vision 20/20”
  • Develop examples of PWYP activism and promote them to a wide audience
  • Identify opportunities, assist with developing proposals and donor reporting for communications funding
  • Identify, contract and liaise with contractors and consultants (translators, designers, web editors, etc.) 
  • Develop and monitor annual communications budget

Essential Attributes:

  • Excellent spoken and written English and French;
  • Ability to write with flair and accuracy;
  • Excellent eye for detail;
  • Highly organised team player;
  • Interest in the global natural resource revenue transparency movement;
  • Media-related work experience;
  • Experience in online content creation;
  • Experience in website management (including knowledge of CMS) and social media;
  • Editing experience.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Interest in the power of open data
  • Experience in creation of communication materials (brochures, videos etc.);
  • Knowledge of natural resource governance;
  • Additional languages (Arabic, Spanish or Russian).

It needs to be noted that PWYP is in the process of spinning-off from Open Society Foundations, a transition process which will be completed by August 2015. For more information on the transition please see

Download the complete job description.

Start date: ASAP

Duration: 12 months fixed term contract with the possibility of extension. Following UK legal requirements the contract will be transferred to PWYP once the spin-off from OSF is completed.

Working hours: full time position, 40 hours per week

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and CV by 31st March 2015 to Include in subject line your name, surname and reference PWYP. 

Please note that only candidates who have the right to work in the UK can be considered for this position.

No phone calls, please. The Open Society Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


PWYP Tanzania -  Interim National Coordinator/Interim Steering Committee

The PWYP Tanzania coalition is currently being revamped, a process that is due to be completed by the summer of 2015.

The coalition seeks an Interim Steering Committee as well as an Interim National Coordinator. For more information, please download the TORs here (Interim Steering Committee) and here (Interim National Coordinator). If you have any questions please get in touch with Carol Kiangura (

Please note that only Tanzanian nationals are eligble to apply for the role of Interim National Coordinator.