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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.

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.

Nigeria Program Manager
NRGI is seeking a Program Manager to coordinate and oversee its Nigeria programs. This position is an exciting and unique opportunity to advance natural resource governance in a country where these issues are of integral importance to political and economic development.

Request for Proposals: Multi-Media Production for NRGI Online Training
In order to launch our online training practice, NRGI seeks assistance from a creative, innovative multimedia company to develop a prototype online training course that is entirely self-taught and learner-paced...

Program Officer for Capacity Development
NRGI seeks a full-time Program Officer for Capacity Development to manage and further develop NRGI's flagship educational and capacity building programs targeting NRGI's primary audiences, which include civil society, media, parliamentarians, government officials, the private sector and youth.

Libya Program Manager
NRGI is seeking a full-time, Tripoli-based Program Manager to oversee NRGI’s engagement in Libya and facilitate implementation of program activities. The PM will help, in particular, develop and strengthen ties with government stakeholders and facilitate targeted technical assistance...



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 application process opens in early February and continues until mid-March.

Selection of the applicants includes input from Natural Resource Governance Institute Regional and Capacity Building Staff, former fellows and PWYP International. Successful applicants will be notified in early April.

Petrad Fellowships: an eight-week program to attend a course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management run by Petrad. This intensive course spanning the entire extractive industries value-chain is usually only open to senior government officials. The fellowship aims to enable fellows to immediately take their campaigns to a more technical level upon returning to their home organization or coalition and share their knowledge with their colleagues over time. By targeting leaders in the extractive industries transparency movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society's ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries.

In order to be eligible the applicant must:

•  Have an undergraduate degree or equivalent and excellent English skills;

•  Be in a leadership role in his/her current organization or coalition that will enable him/her to promote direct change as a result of the experience;

•  Have strong diplomatic skills and a solid understanding of issues related to extractive industries to engage in nuanced discussions about policies;

•  Have the explicit support of his/her current home organization;

•  Have met all requirements of any current or past grant awarded by NRGI.

Download the application for the 2013 Petrad fellowship.

If you would like more information about the fellowship programs, please contact us at

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.....


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.