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.
Good governance of oil, gas and mining resources and the revenues they generate requires effective oversight. An active, knowledgeable media plays a critical role in helping inform and engage the public, citizen groups and parliaments and thus help them hold government and companies accountable. NRGI currently offers training and related professional support to journalists in selected countries to improve their ability to report about oil, gas and minerals under the program for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors.
NRGI seeks a full-time Media Capacity Development Associate preferably to be based in Accra, Ghana.
Reporting to the Program Officer for Media Capacity Development, the Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support to the management and implementation of media project activities with primary, but not exclusive, focus on programming in selected Anglophone African countries. These include Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Country-level activities are primarily implemented by local partners, with guidance and support from NRGI. Working in tandem with the Program Officer, the Associate will ensure close coordination with partners to harmonize planning and monitor activities against agreed work plans and budgets. He/she will support efforts to evaluate progress as well as to document and facilitate the sharing of lessons, experiences, and practices across countries.
The media program is designed to be responsive to the changing and emerging needs of and challenges facing journalists, the media industry, and the extractive sector. The position will therefore require familiarity with the African media landscape and competence in basic research and analytical skills to be able to discern and document trends in media coverage of oil, gas and minerals and extractive journalism generally.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
SALARY AND CONTRACT:
A term based full time post initially for one year, subject to satisfactory performance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
As soon as possible.
Please email by 13 March 2015 an application letter stating your salary requirements and provide your CV with names of three referees to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Send the application letter and CV in one PDF document as an attachment.
Use Media Capacity Development Associate as the subject line of your email.