apacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC

apacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC Capacity Building Specialist, USAID/DRC Monitoring, Evaluation and Coordination Contract (MECC) 2, Kinshasa, DRC Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Colombia and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development to support clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the United Nations Development Progra…

Consultancy: Morocco Oil, Gas and Mining Researcher, Morocco

Consultancy: Morocco Oil, Gas and Mining Researcher, Morocco Summary NRGI seeks to hire an experienced researcher to answer a questionnaire provided by NRGI for Morocco with respect to the oil and gas sector (licensing sub-component) and mining sector for the 2021 Resource Governance Index project. The researcher's role will involve researching publicly available information on the transparency and accountability of the extractives sector, including government reporting and disclosure practices and information about Morocco's legal framework. About NRGI and the Resource Governance Index (RGI) Countries that are rich in oil, gas, and minerals face a critical development challenge. When used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations; used poorly, or squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict, and lasting environmental damage. NRGI is a non-governmental organization dedicated to helping communities and nations benefit from their countries' endowments of oil, gas, and minerals. For more information about NRGI, please refer to this short introduction and our 2020-2025 Strategy. NRGI produces the Resource Governance Index (RGI), a tool for measuring the quality of governance in the oil, gas and mining sectors across a range of countries with considerable oil, gas and/or mineral reserves. The RGI is based on the premise that good governance of natural resources is necessary for the successful development of countries with abundant oil, gas and minerals. It provides a diagnostic tool to help identify good practices as well as shortcomings in governance. The most recent edition of the index is the 2017 Resource Governance Index; you can learn more about the results at https://ift.tt/2xVrgbx. Details The researcher will be responsible for answering a detailed questionnaire provided by NRGI for Morocco with respect to the mining sector and the oil and gas sector (licensing sub-component). In order to complete the RGI questionnaire, the researcher will consult publicly available official documents. The researcher will provide justifications and supporting documents as evidence for their responses to the questionnaire. Once the researcher has completed the questionnaire, peer reviewers will review them for accuracy and consistency. Following peer review, the researcher will be asked to follow-up on specific questions, to provide further evidence or clarifications in response to concerns following the review. Deliverables and compensation Researchers will produce the following deliverables: First two sub-components of the questionnaire. Due date: 6 weeks after contract start, or as agreed with NRGI Completed questionnaire Due date: 14 December 2020, or as agreed with NRGI Completed revised questionnaire Due date: 26 February 2021, or as agreed with NRGI We estimate that the research of a single country-sector questionnaire will take 80 hours of work. It is therefore possible that the questionnaire is done full time in a short time-frame of a few weeks or done part-time over the course of a several months. NRGI will compensate the researcher upon satisfactory performance of the work, assignments and tasks outlined in this Terms of Reference at a rate of USD $3,600. Please note that the researcher will be compensated after satisfactory completion of the work and compensation will not be based on an hourly or daily rate. Application procedures It is expected that the researcher will possess the following qualifications: Graduate degree in Law, International Affairs, International Development, Political Sciences, Economics, or similar disciplines. Demonstrated desk-based research skills. Detailed knowledge of extractive industries operating in the given region. Familiarity with the movement for greater transparency in the extractives sector, including initiatives led by NRGI, as well as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and Publish What You Pay (PWYP), among others. Attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines. Responsiveness to inquiries and excellent communication skills. Independence from government and extractive companies. Excellent language skills in at least one official language of the country, and English. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and applications will close on 31 July 2020. Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview (on Skype or Zoom) and may then be asked to complete a short 3-question test.

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