The objective of Cordaid’s Extractives programme is to ensure that the exploitation of extractives (oil, gas and minerals) contributes positively to local community development, to increase the number of companies operating as responsible corporate citizens and to increase good national and transnational governance of the benefits of extractives. To this end, Cordaid supports local communities and civil society to become informed, legitimate and capacitated partners in negotiations with international oil, gas and mining companies and governments. Our work is centered around four main product areas: contextualization, stakeholder engagement, community development agreements, and monitoring and evaluation. We provide grant management, project management, advocacy, training and education, as well as technical advice and consultancy. Cordaid’s Extractives team works in South Sudan, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Guatemala and Colombia.
Responsibilities will include Strategy Development and Technical Advice, Programme Design, Management and Support, Capacity Development, Networking, Representation and Business Development. For more details, read this file.
Please read this file for more information and how to apply
Specifics of duty station
The Extractives Advisor / expert will be based in Nairobi at the Cordaid Kenya office, with colleagues from different thematic programmes. The Extractives Advisor will report to the Cordaid Country Director in Nairobi as well as the Programme Manager Extractives, and work closely with other extractives colleagues based in South Sudan, DRC as well as at Cordaid HQ in The Netherlands.
Open to international and local candidates, the position is preferably filled by a Kenyan national. Please note this is a senior-level position, we kindly invite only those candidates to apply who meet the aqualifications.
Deadline 21 May 2014
Tests are scheduled on 30 May, interviews on 5 June 2014.
You develop together with the Director Extractives, the unit’s fundraising strategy. You support field staff in mobilizing resources and creating innovative solutions with local partner organizations, governments and extractives companies. You develop attractive project proposals for institutional donors, private foundations and, under certain conditions, extractive companies.
You provide technical advice and deliver trainings on guidelines, international standards and good practices on community engagement and corporate social responsibility (CSR) around extractives.
You identify, design and/or manage the development of research and advocacy materials to influence decision-makers. You support documentation of human-interest stories, lessons learned, best practices and strategic opportunities related to Cordaid / partners’ programmes and projects.
You represent Extractives in platforms and networks and advocate on community-oriented and multi-stakeholder extractives management. You built relationships with strategic donors and funders and you have a leading role in fundraising.
§ Academic degree or equivalent in business administration, development, international human rights, conflict studies, law or related fields;
§ At least 15 years’ relevant work experience, including 5+ years’ experience working on extractives issues;
§ Track record in fundraising with institutional and private donors (incl. Netherlands Foreign Affairs, EC, USAID, DFID, NORAD, WB/IFC, EBRD, CIDA);
§ In-depth knowledge of international CSR standards, and implementation guidelines and good international industry practices for the oil, gas and mining sector as developed by relevant (industry) organizations (e.g. ICMM, IPIECA, IFC),
§ Experience in working with communities, local civil society organizations, government and extractive industry actors in conflict-affected states in Africa, Latin America or Asia;
§ In-depth understanding of conflict transformation processes.
§ Practical experience with providing technical advice on community development, CSR and development and with delivery of trainings and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes;
§ Strong proposal writing, analytical and problem-solving skills;
§ Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time (up to 2 weeks per visit), often at short notice;
§ Diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, creative, innovative and a strong team player;
§ Excellent English communication skills; Spanish and French language skills are an asset.
Deadline 19 May