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Research Assistant, RGI
NRGI seeks to hire a talented and dynamic individual with excellent research and analysis skills relevant to the Resource Governance Index project. The position is a 6-month full-time, fixed term contract. The successful candidate will support the delivery and execution of the Resource Governance Index 2016. In addition to project management duties the role will also involve contributions to overseeing the data collection process and peer review on a day to day basis.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Senior Officer
The Senior Officer will provide overall leadership and support for NRGI’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts. This will include working with staff across regional, country and program teams to implement NRGI’s MEL Plan and ensure the plan is continually refreshed, and increasingly integrated with other NRGI processes.

Country Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo
An exciting and unique opportunity to advance natural resource governance in the country. In line with its ambitious new five- year organization-wide strategy, NRGI has developed a three-year country strategy to foster new programs in DRC. These programs will reflect the organization’s comparative advantage, develop collaborations with the key Congolese actors, and strengthen the execution of our ongoing activities in the country.

Expression of Interest: Development and Extension of and
The consortium behind RC/OLC – the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the World Bank and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) – are seeking a vendor to scale the site to enable improved search functionalities, comparison of contract content, more flexible annotation options...

Researchers and Peer Reviewers for the Resource Governance Index 2016
NRGI seeks individual researchers and peer reviewers to support the data gathering process for the 2016 Resource Governance Index (RGI).

Research Associate
NRGI seeks to hire a Research Associate (RA) to work with and support the President, in conducting applied research related to governance issues; obtain, manage, organize and analyze data; and also assist with the substantive preparation of high level meetings, events and outreach activities.

Media Capacity Development Associate
Reporting to the Program Officer for Media Capacity Development, the Program Associate will provide administrative and programmatic support to the management and implementation of media project activities with primary, but not exclusive, focus on programming in selected Anglophone African countries...

MENA Capacity Building Officer
The post will support the design and implementation of capacity development programs that advance the objectives of NRGI’s Libya, Tunisia and Iraq engagements. Based in Beirut, the MENA capacity building officer will work closely with Beirut-based MENA regional staff, as well as with Libya, Tunisia, and Iraq country staff, and global NRGI staff. The post reports dually to the MENA regional director and the head of capacity development.

Director, Africa
The Africa Regional Director role is a unique opportunity to cohesively improve natural resource governance across Africa. Reporting to NRGI’s Deputy Director and as the senior-most representative in the region, the position will define strategic engagements and target agents of change...

Francophone Africa Program Officer
NRGI is seeking a program officer to support its work across Francophone Africa, with a primary focus on coordinating our projects in the Republic of Guinea. The Guinea country portfolio includes work with various stakeholders to promote the more effective management of the Guinea’s mineral and petroleum resources...

Latin America Regional Program Officer
The Natural Resource Governance Institute's Latin America Regional Office (NRGI-LA) seeks to hire a highly motivated, capable individual combining economic and general analytical skills, an understanding of policy-making, and also project management capacities.



Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates

NRGI offers individual support awarded to individuals for fellowship opportunities based on a competitive bidding process on an annual basis.

Currently NRGI awards one type of fellowship in partnership with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Petrad Fellowships. Fellows are selected as part of a competitive process. The NRGI-Petrad Fellowship enables two civil society leaders to develop knowledge and skills through an intensive eight-week programme followed by a research project overseen by a mentor. These fellows then return to their home organizations or coalitions better equipped to take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share new knowledge with their colleagues. By targeting leaders in the movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society's ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries.

In 2015, fellows are sponsored to attend an intensive full-time eight-week course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management, run by Petrad from 14 September to 5 November 2015. Petrad delivers two eight-week programs in parallel: “Petroleum policy and resource management” and “Petroleum development and operations.” Where possible, fellows will automatically be enrolled on the petroleum policy and resource management stream, except in cases where the alternative program is better suited for a participant's role as an accountability actor in a particular context.

This intensive course spanning the entire petroleum value chain is usually only open to senior government officials. To help bridge the knowledge and skills gained in this course to their work in their home country, the fellows will be provided with a mentor before, during and after the coursework. Fellows will be expected to complete the background reading, communicate regularly with their mentors, participate actively and constructively in the course in Stavanger, and provide NRGI with a report about how they will apply their learning from Stavanger upon their return.

Fellows' travel, course tuition, and accommodation in Stavanger will be paid by the sponsors of the fellowship.

In addition, fellows will undertake a short project that demonstrates their increased level of analysis in a topical issue for their country. NRGI will support fellows to complete their project over a period of three months. In order for NRGI to be able to provide as much support as possible, including by mobilizing in-house experts to provide coaching and reviews of research outputs, assignments should cover NRGI areas of focus and expertise. (See fellowship “priority themes” under criteria.)

For more information about the Petrad fellowship program or to download an application, click here.

Intern and Associate Program

Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates


Research Intern
The Natural Resource Governance Institute seeks a Research Intern to provide research, data analysis and other support to the incoming President of the Institute and to the NY-based economics and governance teams. Learn more »


The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) offers undergraduate intern and graduate associate positions on an as-needed basis.

Internships are unpaid, and are open only to enrolled undergraduate students. Salaried associate positions are open to matriculating and current graduate students, as well as to recent graduates.

What NRGI offers:
Interns and associates can expect a structured, integrated experience at NRGI and the opportunity to make substantive contributions to research and program activities. NRGI develops specific work plans for each intern and associate position, so that hiring is targeted, as are the projects assigned to each position.

•  In recent years intern and associates have:

•  Contributed research and analysis to ongoing legal projects,

•  Worked closely with policy staff, e.g. by drafting white papers on specific economic and fiscal issues,

•  Collaborated with grantees and regional partners on capacity-building initiatives such as NRGI's online Resource Center, and

•  Undertaken independent research assignments on a number of extractive industry issues related to governance, development trends, and transparency.

What NRGI looks for:
Intern and associate positions are open to qualified students from any discipline, although applicants with experience in related fields—such as political science, economics, law, international affairs and/or public policy—may be given priority. Experience with the extractive industries is preferred, but not required.