Mongolia Officer

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Apply by 30 April 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 13 April 2018

Job Description

NRGI seeks a Mongolia Officer to provide necessary support for NRGI’s work in Mongolia.

The Mongolia Officer is the key person in implementing NRGI’s Country Strategy in Mongolia and will be actively involved in NRGI’s work with key stakeholders in the extractive industry, including government, civil society and other oversight institutions. The incumbent will support policy development and implementation in the sector including analysis and development of laws and regulations and their enforcement, and engage in capacity development of these stakeholders. The Officer will act as a key liaison for NRGI with different stakeholders including at the local community level, maintain a database of extractives policy documents and other relevant information related to NRGI’s work, and communicate NRGI’s work to public and policy community. The incumbent will report primarily to the Mongolia Manager, and provide necessary support to NRGI’s Mongolia Country Team.

Responsibilities

Program-Related:

  • Develop, plan, organize and lead program-related events, specifically training programs, panel discussions and disseminations;
  • Work with Mongolia Manager and other staff to develop grant making and capacity building strategies and priorities;
  • Work with Mongolia Manager to ensure close collaboration with other programs, convene cross-program working groups as needed, to advance research and development and rapid response grant making and capacity building opportunities;
  • Write and edit program materials including reports, briefs, case studies and blogs;
  • Acquire and analyze data for program related activities;
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field through research and attendance of conferences and/or meetings;
  • Offer suggestions about strategic program development for funders and grantees;
  • Perform special assignments, including participation with other programs and foundation task forces and thematic working groups;
  • Identify joint programming opportunities and efforts with external funders and partners;
  • Build and establish strategic relationships with line ministries, agencies and other partners, projects and NGO’s.

Grants/Contracts:

  • In conjunction with Mongolia Manager and other staff/consultants, develop grant making and contractor procurement strategies and priorities;
  • Review and assess potential grantees and contractors and make recommendations to Mongolia Manager;
  • Organize the procurement of grantees and contractors;
  • Work with applicants to develop and finalize grant proposals; Review grant proposals and participate in the preparation of recommendations as part of grant dockets preparation process;
  • Perform site visits of prospective and current grantee organizations and contractors;
  • Monitor grants and contracts implementation through site visits and review of narrative and financial reports;
  • Ensure that grantees and contractors submit narrative and financial reports as required under the terms of the contract;
  • Interact with grantees and contractors and participate in program- and field-related meetings and events;

Budget:

  • Manage financial and budget reports to track grant and program spending;
  • Assist in the planning and developing of annual budgets and preparing quarterly and annual reports;

Requirements

  • Education and Work Experience:
    • University degree, preferably master’s degree in Law, Economics, Public Policy and Administration, Social Sciences or other related fields;
    • At least five years of relevant professional work experience in public, international or non-governmental organizations;
  • Experience in designing and implementing project related activities;
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies in theory and in practice;
  • Experience working with parliament, government, State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), non-government organizations (NGOs) and media on governance issues;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment, as a team player and as an individual;
  • Experience working on extractive governance issues in Mongolia and international is an advantage;
  • Ability to periodically travel in country and internationally;
  • Strong event facilitation and capacity building skills;
  • Fluency in English and Mongolian, knowledge of other foreign languages an advantage;
  • Proficiency in MS Office and other essential computer applications;

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.

LOCATION: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

START DATE: Immediately

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, CV/resume to jobs@resourcegovernance.org by April 30, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Please include in subject line: NRGI/ Mongolia Officer.

About the Organization

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) helps people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals. We do this through technical advice, advocacy, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development. We work with innovative agents of change within government ministries, civil society, the media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to promote accountable and effective governance in the extractive industries. For more information, please see www.resourcegovernance.org.

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