Program Manager

Publish What You Pay is a global network of civil society organizations that are united in their call for an open and accountable extractive industry in order for the revenues to help improve the lives of women, men, and youth in resource-rich countries. It undertakes public campaigns and policy advocacy to achieve disclosure of information about extractive industry revenues, contracts, and government budgets. The global network has grown to over 800 member organizations across the world including human rights, development, environmental, and faith-based groups. In 41 countries, network members have joined forces by creating civil society coalitions for collective action. The priorities of these national coalitions reflect the unique context for the extractives sector in a particular country. For more information on Publish What You Pay please visit: www.publishwhatyoupay.org.

Job Profile

Publish What You Pay seeks a program manager who is responsible for coordination, coherence, and harmonization in Vision 20/20 strategy implementation in Africa, Asia–Pacific, Central Asia and Caucasus, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa by directly supervising regional coordinators and indirectly supporting national coalitions as well as ensuring cross-regional learning and knowledge management. 

S/he will ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the Publish What You Pay decentralized secretariat and the organization of the key regional activities, including the regional meetings and where appropriate regional governance meetings (such as the Africa Steering Committee). S/he will support the international director and regional coordinators in identifying and developing fundraising opportunities and proposals as well as timely donor reporting.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

(Advocacy) Strategy Implementation

  • Work closely with the regional coordinators (individually and as a group) and indirectly with national coalitions to implement Vision 20/20 at national level and where appropriate regional level;
  • Where no regional presence (currently in Asia–Pacific and Latin America), work directly with the national coalitions to implement Vision 20/20 by helping to identify donor opportunities at regional level and through strategy development;
  • Ensure regional and cross-regional coherence in Vision 20/20 implementation especially in developing and implementing a (cross-)regional advocacy, governance, and/or protection strategy; 
  • Oversee an M&E framework, including outcome and impact indicators, to monitor and document progress against Vision 20/20 at global, regional, and national level;
  • Create bridges and working relations between PWYP and other relevant networks and organizations to strengthen the work of PWYP in Africa, Latin America, Middle-East, Central Asia, and Asia–Pacific;
  • Support regional coordinators and the EITI coordinator to ensure active and meaningful participation of PWYP coalitions in the EITI, both nationally and internationally, providing guidance, support, and capacity building;
  • Support the regional coordinators to oversee the effectiveness and relevance of national coalitions’ strategies and governance system;
  • Regular communication and coordination with the Africa Steering Committee and partners (such as Cordaid, NRGI, AfDB, WB, etc.) to ensure shared information and intelligence, coherent messages, common positions, consensus on campaign issues, and effective advocacy;
  • Identify capacity gaps in strategy implementation both at secretariat, regional, and national level, and develop strategies to overcome this by leveraging the decentralized secretariat and membership.

Functioning of the Publish What You Pay Decentralized Secretariat

  • Direct-report responsibility for regional coordinators in Africa (3), MENA (1), and Eurasia (1) (based in regions) as well as EITI coordinator based in London. Responsible for recruitment of Asia–Pacific and Latin America coordinator once funding has been identified;
  • Provide day-to-day management of personnel, tasks, and annual review, and provide periodic feedback on performance;
  • Oversee the development/implementation/updating of annual regional management plans for direct reports;    
  • Oversee performance evaluations (with other senior management for direct reports) process;
  • Complete management of recruitment and personnel issues for the regional coordinators and liaison with their hosting institutions (with support from international director and program assistant);
  • Organization and management of bi-annual staff retreats;
  • Overseeing and co-organizing (cross-)regional activities including global and regional meetings and where appropriate regional governance meetings (such as Africa Steering Committee).

Fundraising and Donor Relations

  • Develop and implement (regional) fundraising strategies to ensure sustainability of PWYP strategy in Africa, Latin America, Middle-East, Central Asia, and Asia–Pacific;
  • Identify donor and fundraising opportunities, particularly at regional levels;
  • Draft and coordinate proposals with support from staff and coalitions as necessary;
  • Oversee implementation of funding proposals;
  • Ensure timely and accurate donor reporting.
Qualifications
  • Demonstrable experience in a senior management/leadership role in an NGO or network, including line management experience and experience with remote management (essential);
  • Advanced degree in a related field (e.g. development, political science, finance, law, international relations);
  • Experience in advocacy with a variety of stakeholders (e.g., NGOs, government, international financial institutions, and the private sector);
  • Experience in fundraising and institutional development;
  • Knowledge of the global extractive industry transparency movement and with the basic structure and operations of the extractive industries and key players;
  • Understanding of coalition dynamics and ability to patiently and diplomatically forge consensus between diverse stakeholders on campaign issues;
  • Fluency in English and French (fluency in any other coalition language such as Arabic, Russian, Spanish would be a strong asset);
  • Ability to inspire and persuade;
  • Pro-active, fast-thinker;
  • Effective project management and organizational skills in order to prioritize competing requests, meet deadlines, manage a complex workload, and delegate as necessary;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people, situations, and languages;
  • Excellent communications, writing, editing, and presentation skills;
  • Ability to travel internationally approximately 25 percent of the time;
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
Work Environment and Physical Demands

Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
Application Instructions

Please email a cover letter and CV by August 31, 2014, to: recruitment@opensocietyfoundations.org. Include in subject line your name, surname, and job code: PWYP.