Capacity Building Program Officer - Media
Revenue Watch Institute
Location: Accra, Ghana
Last Date: February 13, 2011
Available: Capacity Building Program Officer - Media
The Revenue Watch
Institute (RWI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization
that promotes the transparent, accountable and effective management of oil, gas,
and mineral resources for the public good. RWI provides expertise, capacity
building and funding to help countries maximize the long-term economic benefit
of their natural riches.
Oil, gas and
mining resources have the potential to fuel the growth and development of
resource rich countries. But, often this wealth may be captured by elites, may
distort and damage the broader economy, may reduce governments’ apparent need to
respond to their citizens and may fuel conflict. Many developing countries lack
the oversight mechanisms, both within government and civil society, to manage
Revenue Watch is
the only organization exclusively dedicated to helping oil, gas, and
mineral-producing countries harness extractive revenues for development. We take
a comprehensive approach to improving governance and development along the
resource value chain—from the decision to extract, through the organization of
production, revenue generation and management, to the expenditure processes in
We believe that
improved public oversight of these revenues, coupled with targeted assistance to
governments on managing them, can help turn resource wealth from a hindrance
into an asset.
Building Program Officer for Media post will implement, monitor and promote our
approaches to addressing the diverse and increasingly advanced needs of the
RWI believes that
a vibrant, scrutinizing media is essential in giving public the information and
voice it needs to demand the transparency and accountability necessary for good
use of public resources and revenues, including those related to oil, gas and
mining. RWI has undertaken some training and capacity building work with and
for media actors, to improve the quantity and quality of reporting on extractive
issues. But RWI now has a strong desire to develop more systematic, sustainable
and impactful approaches and expand its coverage.
Officer will focus on work to build the capacity of media as a key target group.
At the end
of 2009, RWI received funding to develop a significant new media capacity
building program in Ghana and Uganda.
The project is currently slated to run for 3 years, with the possibility of
expanding in geographic scope in the following years. If the project is
successful and further funding secured, there is the strong probability that the
post will be extended and the remit expanded. The position will be based in
Accra, Ghana, but will be managed from London.
Building Program Officer for Media will be responsible for the following:
on-going communication and coordination with other agencies involved in
capacity building of media (especially related to economic media and the
extractives) – nationally, regionally and internationally.
manage all contracting and relationships with local partners and any others
providing inputs to the program (including inputs from technical advisors
partners, ensure the smooth design and implementation of the:
process to identify participants,
assessments and trainings,
effective monitoring and evaluation approach is designed and implemented,
including tracking and analysis of media coverage.
project learning and impact is effectively documented and communicated to key
audiences, using traditional and new media and tools.
close and constructive relationships with editors, owners, leading journalists
etc to ensure the smooth running of the program.
effective financial management of the project and reporting to donors.
contacts and lever the project to develop and sustain the RWI media programme in
Africa and other regions.
RWI externally at meetings, conferences, with donors etc.
media related work as required by RWI’s capacity building portfolio, in
agreement with the Director of Training and Capacity Building.
other tasks as required by management.
At least 3-5
years experience running and managing capacity building projects in an
international development and advocacy environment – including recruitment and
management of staff, relationship management and capacity building of local
partners, monitoring and evaluation, financial management.
understanding of the media in Africa – key players, constraints, opportunities
– and how it can be strengthened.
commitment to improving the use of, and accountability for, public resources.
effective documentation and communication of project progress and learning.
combine attention to detail whilst driving towards the overall goals of a
manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work
in a self-motivated manner, with management support from a distance.
working style with superior interpersonal, writing, and organizational skills.
Ability to use
all key Microsoft office software.
travel – at least1 week per month.
Ability to be
based in Accra for the duration of the project.
in media capacity-building and network building in low income countries,
especially in Ghana and Uganda.
Post-graduate degree in a relevant field (media, political science, economics,
in adult learning and teaching/teacher training.
in civil society capacity-building and network building in low income countries.
at least one additional language to English, especially French.
candidate will be based in Accra, Ghana, where RWI’s Africa regional office is
Initially until the end of the first project, slated for completion by October
- April 2011
Commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental, work travel
insurance, life and disability insurance, private pension scheme, 20 annual
leave days plus all public holidays.
email resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements before February
13, 2011, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include job code
in subject line: PC/MEDIA/RWI
Once we have had
an opportunity to consider all resumes received by February 13, 2011, we will
only contact those applicants whose background and prior experience appear to be
most suited to this particular position.
No phone calls,
please. The Revenue Watch Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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