Latin America Regional Program Officer -- NRGI, Peru

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) helps people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals. We do this through technical advice, advocacy, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development. We work with innovative agents of change within government ministries, civil society, the media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to promote accountable and effective governance in the extractive industries.

Description
The Natural Resource Governance Institute's Latin America Regional Office (NRGI-LA) seeks to hire a highly motivated, capable individual combining economic and general analytical skills, an understanding of policy-making, and also project management capacities. The Regional Program Officer will be expected to be a core member of the NRGI-LA regional team reporting to the NRGI-LA Regional Director. The Regional Program Officer will also establish working relations as needed with global teams in charge of research, capacity building and technical assistance activities.

The NRGI–LA office wishes to build on its work to date to expand its profile as a respected interlocutor in the regional debates regarding the extractive industries, growth, wellbeing and democracy. In order to achieve such goal we will develop short and mid-term research projects that provide civil society activists, the media, the corporate sector and public officials with new data, analysis and policy recommendations on cutting edge issues regarding the extractive industries in Latin America. 

At the same time, we promote regional and national comprehensive capacity building programs aimed at civil society activists but also public and private sector decision makers, in association with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Universidad del Externado in Colombia.

Responsibilities
The NRGI-LA Regional Program Officer will be responsible for:
  • Identifying research and analysis needs at the regional level and producing proposals for how to meet those needs
  • Monitoring and contributing to the evidence base associated with natural resource governance, both regionally and globally
  • Overseeing the implementation of research and analysis projects, including coordinating and managing the participation of other colleagues and/or institutions or in charge of consultants
  • Developing strategies to disseminate research and analysis regionally and globally, in concert with NRGI’s communications team
  • Leveraging NRGI’s global data, analysis and research agenda, making linkages to the regional issues and contributing inputs as appropriate
  • Managing the NRGI LA Regional Knowledge Hub project in direct coordination with the PUCP management team, including direct participation in training activities
  • Collaborating with regional and global staff to provide capacity development and technical assistance as required
  • Representing the organization in international conferences, the media and other public events, as requested
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters level degree in the social sciences or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work/ research experience regarding the extractive industries
  • Track record of engaging with key stakeholders in the region, including civil society, media, companies, private sector or government
  • Proven knowledge of regional/country issues and demonstrated familiarity with natural resource governance
  • Excellent writing, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Technical skills related to macroeconomics, and the management of oil, gas and mining resources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required
  • Integrity and professional discretion
  • Previous experience managing simultaneous projects in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Experience working or exposure to the international arena preferred
  • Some travel regionally and internationally required
Salary: Commensurate with experience; opportunities for professional advancement. Full-time position.
Start Date: October 2014
Location: Lima, Peru.
To apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and short writing sample (no longer than 5 pages) to ahidalgo@resourcegovernance.org at your earliest convenience and no later than October 1, 2104. Include in the subject line: NRGI - LA Program Officer.

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