Publish What You Pay seeks a Francophone Africa Coordinator to provide dedicated support for coalition-building, advocacy, communications and outreach in the francophone Africa 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 Francophone Africa 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. The Francophone Africa 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, with particular emphasis on improving the engagement in the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and on the use of the information disclosed through EITI reports and upcoming mandatory disclosures rules in the US and EU. Moreover, the Francophone Africa 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 either 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.
Excellent knowledge of French (written and verbal) and working knowledge of English are essential for this position. Knowledge of local languages is a plus.
The Francophone Africa Coordinator will be based with one of the hosting organisations of the Francophone Africa coalitions, and s/he will report to the Africa Programme Manager.
Deadline for submission is 10 May 2013
The PWYP US Advocacy Coordinator marshals the energy, technical expertise and global experience of the 30+ dynamic NGOs comprising the PWYP US Coalition. She/he plays a leading role in the global campaign on an emerging norm of revenue transparency. She/he works with the membership to advance the coalition’s advocacy, campaigning and communications strategies. This crucial coordination function is integral to the success of the coalition and to the broader movement. The Advocacy Coordinator is supported by a small management committee that currently includes representatives from Revenue Watch Institute, ONE, Global Witness and Oxfam America.
LOCATION: Washington DC
Experience and Core Competencies:
Visit Oxfam America's site for more information and how to apply.