Policy Advisor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/13/2018

Start Date

09/05/2018

Address

1110 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington
District of Columbia
20005
United States

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


REQUIRED 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


To Apply

Send a tailored cover letter, resume, two-page writing sample and references to info@pwypusa.org with the subject line “Policy Advisor – Your Name.”


The target start date for this position is September 5, 2018.

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree


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