Term: Up to 100 days
Timing: January 2018 to February 2019
Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global membership-based coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) in over forty countries across the world. PWYP works to reduce poverty, combat corruption and protect basic human rights; and promotes economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development through the transparent and equitable management of the oil, gas and mining (extractive) sectors. PWYP engages at all stages of the extractive sector value chain to support research and promote training, learning and access to information by citizens.
Since 2010, the introduction of mandatory payment disclosures legislation in the EU, Norway, US and Canada have been major successes of the PWYP campaign. This legislation requires oil, gas and mining companies listed on stock exchanges in the jurisdictions listed above to disclose the payments they make to governments (including royalties, fees, etc.) in the countries where they operate. Such mandatory disclosures by companies help citizens in resource-rich countries to hold their governments to account for the deals they have reached with extractive companies, as well as for the way in which revenues derived from natural resource exploitation are managed.
With the European Commission due to review the EU Accounting and Transparency Directives by mid-2018, PWYP is looking to engage a consultant who will carry out high-level advocacy to maximise the impact of civil society’s response and engagement in that process. The consultant will also be responsible for undertaking research and mapping to develop PWYP’s EU strategy for the coming two to three years.
A number of other organisations such as Eurodad, One, Transparency International, CONCORD, the Open Society Foundations and the Financial Transparency Coalition have a presence in Brussels, and have programmes related to monitoring and engaging with EU institutions and policies.
Please send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 November 2017, with ‘EU consultant’ in the subject line. In the interests of time, interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and may be requested on short notice. If you have any questions about this position please contact the PWYP Secretariat on +44 20 3096 7715.