Senior Director of Thematic Programs

Washington DC, New York or London, , XV


The Senior Director of Thematic Programs role is a new and unique opportunity. The Senior Director will report to the COO, and will contribute to NRGI’s broader organizational strategy and development as a member of the newly restructured Management Team, alongside the CEO, COO, CFO, and two other Senior Directors covering Regional Programs and Learning & Program Design. The Senior Director for Thematic Programs will play a pivotal role in leading NRGI’s work to improve natural resource governance globally through overseeing our Governance Program, Legal & Economic Program and Research & Data department, as well as representing NRGI internationally.

In this leadership position, the Senior Director for Thematic Programs will have a major role identifying and cultivating partnerships internationally, developing strategic relationships with a range of actors to ensure NRGI stays at the cutting edge of reform efforts. Working with our expert and high performing staff, the role will also involve providing intellectual leadership on extractives, research, data and analysis. The role also involves building, developing and managing a diverse and diffuse team to progress the work of NRGI.

We are seeking an outstanding individual to take on this exciting new position. The successful candidate will bring proven research skills, strong writing skills, and technical knowledge of the area of extractives, and a demonstrable ability to contribute to policy analysis and research. They will be an inspirational and strategic leader with the ability to build relationships across a variety of stakeholder groups. Perhaps most importantly, they will be deeply committed and passionate about helping individuals and governments to realize the benefits of their countries natural resources.

For more details on the job posting and requirements, please see the following link: 


The role will be based in New York, Washington, D.C., or London.


The salary is competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.


NRGI has engaged Perrett Laver to help in this hire. To apply and to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 3178.

The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. BST on Monday, October 2, 2017.

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