Natural Resource Governance Institute
Countries that are rich in oil, gas, and mineral wealth 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 socioeconomic decline, dire poverty, inequality, conflict, and environmental damage. The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)'s mission – and passion – is to capitalize on these opportunities and surmount the challenges that more than one billion people in resource-rich countries face.
NRGI is a high-impact, international non-governmental organization dedicated to helping countries benefit from their endowments of oil, gas, and minerals. With a global reach across more than twenty countries, NRGI uses research, data, and analysis, as the evidence base for our training, technical assistance, grant-making, brokering dialogue and convening change actors. NRGI partners with global as well as national influencers and leaders within governments, non-governmental organizations, media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to increase accountable and effective governance.
With a $14M annual budget, NRGI has a highly skilled staff of over 80 global and country experts in more than ten countries, including lawyers, economists, and governance and data specialists. NRGI has registered offices in Accra, Lima, Dar es Salaam, London, New York and Washington DC, and further staff in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa. NRGI, the product of a merger between Revenue Watch Institute and the Natural Resource Charter in 2013 has built a reputation over the past decade as a leader and change maker in the field of governance. NRGI is ranked among the top ten transparency and good governance policy institutions globally. For more information, please visit www.resourcegovernance.org.
The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) will play an important hands-on leadership role in ensuring NRGI has a strong operational backbone that enables the achievement of its mission. As NRGI embarks on a new strategic plan for 2020-2025, the CFAO will play a critical role in designing, updating and implementing organizational systems, processes, and structures to support impact across a global team. This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to shape the long-term financial strategy and effectiveness of a leading governance and policy organization.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, and also working closely with the President/CEO, they will manage the support services team, advise the senior management team, work in tandem with the broader NRGI leadership team, and report to the Governing Board and its Audit and Finance Committee on matters relating to financial systems, strategy and budget execution, risk management and compliance, and longer term planning.
In addition, the CFAO will provide management oversight and ensure the quality and continual improvement of NRGI's financial operations and systems, including budgeting, accounting, cash management, auditing, donor reporting, and contracts and grant management. Importantly, the CFAO will also have oversight of administration, including issues related to risk management, compliance, IT, and human resources. The CFAO will also play a critical role in managing a multiplicity of donors, improving how NRGI recoups overhead costs, and optimizing the use of restricted funds.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Financial and Administrative Strategic Planning and Leadership
Risk Management and Compliance
Oversight of Support Services
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Natural Resource Governance Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.
On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We're partnering with the team at NRGI to build a diverse team that represents the global diversity of the communities it serves. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.