Africa Director

Ref: 5525

Natural Resource Governance Institute

Possible locations include: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania

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Role Managed by:

Teresa Phiri

Senior Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6273


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience and location

Closing Date: 28/01/2022

More than a billion worldwide people live in poverty in countries that produce oil, gas or minerals, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The global climate crisis creates new challenges for citizens of resource-rich African countries, who are facing some of the most severe effects of climate change on top of broader challenges of human development and energy poverty. The choices countries make today about the governance of their natural resources will have a major impact on the ability of their citizens to thrive in the future.

The Natural Resource Governance Institute, an independent, global policy analysis and advocacy institute, is committed to bringing cutting-edge evidence and ideas to the challenges facing countries rich in oil, gas and minerals – and their citizens.

Responding to the current context demands new thinking. We do not have all the answers, but we are committed to tacking these challenges head on, in collaboration with public officials, researchers and civil society. NRGI seeks an Africa Director with the creativity and ambition to help us meet this moment.

The Africa Director brings rigorous expertise and intellectual leadership to build an impactful and influential NRGI presence in the region, precipitating transformation in governance and sustainable development. As the senior-most representative in the region, they define strategic engagements at the country, regional and global levels, identifying key influencers and obstacles to change.

In this leadership position, the Africa Director leads a team of nearly 30 professionals to advance the organization’s mission in the region, including with regional partners and programs in NRGI’s focus countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. They have a major role driving NRGI’s research agenda, developing and executing a regional strategy, cultivating partnerships, raising funds for NRGI’s programs and serving as an ambassador for the organization in Africa and globally. The Africa Director reports to NRGI’s Chief Program officer and serves on the Institutional Leadership Team that develops the organization’s global agenda.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to take on this exciting position. To view the full role description and additional details about this opportunity, please click "Download Further Details" below. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 5525. The deadline for applications is 9am GMT Friday 28th January 2022.

The location is flexible and possible locations include: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania. Salary is commensurate with the seniority of the experience and the location. The modality of employment will be contingent upon where NRGI is registered.

NRGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NRGI considers all applicants based on merit without regard to race, gender, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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