Senior Director of Regional Programs

London, , GB

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is an independent, non-profit policy institute that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Too often natural resource wealth results in corruption and poverty, instead of growth and development. With effective revenue management, citizen engagement and government accountability, natural resource wealth can drive economic growth and development. With offices in resource rich countries around the world, NRGI conducts research, provides expertise and advocates for change. Please visit for more information.

Funded by philanthropic organizations and national governments, we are headquartered in New York City with further offices in Accra, Beirut, Jakarta, Lima and London, and staff presence in Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Tunisia.

Job description

The Senior Director of Regional Programs is a highly strategic and global role providing leadership to our country programs, ensuring they are aligned with our mission, deliver genuine impact and that learning and best practice is shared. You will oversee and support regional directors and country managers, and in all regions act as an ambassador for NRGI with our diverse stakeholders, ranging from governments and civil society organisations, to businesses, legislators and media.

We are seeking candidates with significant international leadership experience, excellent knowledge of good governance and transparency, ideally as it relates to extractive industries. Highly analytical and strategically minded, you will be able achieve significant impact in politically complex landscapes also facing implementation challenges. Your positive approach to people enables you to lead, motivate and develop a geographically dispersed team, and you are a first class communicator who can engage effectively and with clarity across different stakeholders and cultures.

Candidates will have a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant academic discipline. Fluency in French or Spanish is desirable.

Please note that the appointee will preferably be based in London, but New York City or other NRGI office locations may be considered. Willingness and ability to undertake frequent international travel is essential. NRGI offers a highly competitive compensation package.

Key Dates:

Closing date: 2 February 2017
Interviews with Prospectus: 10-17 February 2017
NRGI Interviews: w/c 27 February and 6 March 2017

Apply now »