Policy Advisor

Publish What You Pay United States
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 19

Position description

Publish What You Pay – US (PWYP-US) is the US chapter of a global coalition calling for a more transparent and accountable extractives sector so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of people in resource-rich countries. PWYP-US advocates for transparency initiatives that shine a light on the financial flows between companies and governments so that citizens have the information they need to hold their governments accountable.

PWYP-US has 40 NGO members and is governed by a steering committee led by Global Witness, ONE, Oxfam America, and PWYP-International. PWYP-US is a project of the Fund for Constitutional Government. The global PWYP network spans 41 countries, primarily in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

The Policy Advisor will lead on policy analysis and research, support the coalition’s advocacy activities, engage in social media and press outreach, and provide coalition management and administrative support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Policy and Advocacy

  • Policy analysis, research and writing
  • Draft and coordinate PWYP-US submissions to government agencies, including the SEC
  • Track regulatory and congressional activity relevant to oil, gas and mining
  • Track and cover relevant congressional hearings and briefings
  • Draft fact sheets, policy briefs, regulatory submissions, and other documents
  • Travel as needed to support campaign objectives, no more than 10% of time

Communications/External Engagement

  • Maintain and manage the PWYP-US website
  • Maintain PWYP-US’s Twitter presence and develop and implement a social media strategy
  • Manage Extract-A-Fact website content: draft and edit blogs, promote content, coordinate submissions from members, develop and implement an outreach plan to gather submissions from data-focused organizations
  • Draft press releases, circulate to relevant journalists, and track key reporters covering our issues
  • Track and cover relevant external meetings and events, representing PWYP-US as needed
  • Organize internal and external events

Coalition Coordination

  • Meeting Management: send out meeting notices, take and circulate notes, organize weekly calls and quarterly in-person meetings, managing all logistics

Administrative

  • Support the Director in fundraising efforts, grant reporting, budget reconciliation, office management, etc. as needed

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public policy, international affairs, communications, or a related field

Experience and Competencies

  • 5+ years professional experience in policy analysis, research and writing
  • Strong writing skills. Must be able to write clearly and concisely, and explain complex information in simple terms.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with little or no supervision
  • Well-organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Team player

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Substantial knowledge of natural resource governance, anti-corruption and/or extractives transparency initiatives (e.g.: Section 1504, EITI, etc.)
  • Experience with data analysis, programming or data visualization
  • Experience in federal advocacy
  • Experience participating in an NGO coalition
  • Fluency in French or Spanish

Application instructions

Please send a tailored cover letter, resume, and short writing sample with the subject line “Policy Advisor – Your Name.”

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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