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. For more information, please see www.resourcegovernance.org.
Funded by philanthropic organizations and national governments, we are headquartered in New York City with further offices in Accra, Beirut, Jakarta, Lima and London, and staff presence in Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Tunisia.
The Media Capacity Development Officer will implement, monitor and promote our approaches to addressing the diverse and increasingly advanced needs of the media.
NRGI believes that a vibrant, scrutinizing media is essential in giving the public the information and voice it needs to demand the transparency and accountability necessary for good use of natural resource wealth. NRGI runs multiple short and long-term media capacity development programs, directly and through partners, in Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda, among other countries. We also provide technical advice and financial support to media houses in other countries such as Colombia, Indonesia and Peru. Learning from these programs, NRGI is poised to embark on a revised media capacity building strategy that will respond to lessons from earlier engagement and seek to alter programs to respond to the changing role of journalists.
Working closely with NRGI staff and partners in each country, the Media Capacity Development Officer will seek to draw lessons to inform the global strategy while tailoring programs to the context in each country. Leaning on NRGI’s strong network of advisors, Media Capacity Development Officer will continuously improve the program with best practices from capacity development and journalistic practices. The Media Capacity Development Officer will also have the opportunity to communicate with donors about the program’s impact.
The Media Capacity Development Officer will be responsible for the following:
Advise on the Implementation of Media Capacity Development Programs:
Facilitate Global Learning on Media Capacity Development Approaches
Location: The appointee will preferably be based in London or New York, but other NRGI office locations may be considered. Willingness and ability to undertake international travel is essential, as is having the legal ability to work in the location where based.
Start Date: March 2017
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, work travel insurance, life and disability insurance, private pension scheme, 20 annual leave days plus all public holidays.
To Apply: Please email resume, cover letter, and references before February 10, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include Media Capacity Development Officer in the subject line.
Candidates must possess the right to work in the United Kingdom or the United States.
We will review applications on a rolling basis and we will only contact those applicants whose background and prior experience appear to be most suited to this particular position.