Head of Secretariat

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Law, Public Administration
  • Deadline:
    February 25, 2020

VACANCY NOTICE
POSITION: Head of Secretariat
BACKGROUND:
The Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) is an autonomous public entity
created by statute to promote transparency over extractive industry revenues. It is part of a global
initiative known as Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) International. Since the
establishment of the LEITI, it has made significant progress resulting in Liberia being bestowed
the “Best EITI Implementing Country Award” in 2009.
The LEITI is overseen by a Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG), comprising of
government, civil society, representatives of companies in Liberia’s extractive industry, the
National Traditional Council of Liberia, with international development partners as observers.
The LEITI Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the policy decisions
and directives of the MSSG and leads nationwide efforts in implementing Liberia’s LEITI law.
The Secretariat’s role specifically includes outreach, advocacy, communication, monitoring and
facilitating information sharing. More information about the LEITI can be found on the LEITI
website: www.leiti.org.lr.
The Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) is currently recruiting for a
competent and dynamic Liberian to serve as the Head of Secretariat.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Head of Secretariat (HoS) is the head of the management team of LEITI and is responsible
for the effective implementation of all approved activities and programs of LEITI. The specific
responsibilities of the HoS include, but not necessarily limited to, the followings:
1. To provide evidence-based information and advice the LEITI MSG on enhanced policymaking decisions to strengthen LEITI interventions;
2. To support the MSG in policy formulation that are consistent with EITI standards, local
legislation and other government reform efforts in the oil, mining, agriculture and
forestry sectors;
3. To coordinate and supervise implementation of all LEITI activities and programs
articulated in an annual, time-bound and fully – costed work-plan;
4. Lead the articulation of a multi-year strategic plan for LEITI to outline opportunities for
expansion and growth of the initiative;
5. To lead and supervise preparation of annual budgets for LEITI;
6. To work with the Government of Liberia and other development partners to mobilize
funding and material resources for the effective discharge of the functions of LEITI, and,
in connection therewith, to draft project proposals and grant requests;
7. Oversee the development and implementation of LEITI Communications Strategy with
the intention/desire of making the aims and objectives of LEITI known all over the
country;
8. To identify, initiate and lead the execution of activities that are necessary, preparatory
and/or required for regular annual publication and dissemination of Liberia EITI Reports;
9. To supervise the production of LEITI Newsletters and other media items;
10. To organize meetings of the MSG, and supervise the recording, preparation,
dissemination and filing of the minutes of every meeting of the MSG;
11. To establish a data base that will annually compile, review, research, document and
analyze lessons and experiences from Liberia’s implementation of EITI and make this
information publicly available.
12. To establish and maintain good working relationships between LEITI and the
international EITI Secretariat, other EITI countries, and current and potential
development partners;
13. To provide support to any visiting EITI international Secretariat and other partners;
14. To draft the Terms of Reference (ToR) of needed personnel and consultants;
15. To coordinate the timely annual recruitment of independent auditing or accounting firms
to audit and reconcile payments and revenues data from extractive industry companies
and Government ministries and agencies;
16. To report and remain answerable to the leadership and members of the LEITI MSG in
respect of all of his/her functions and responsibilities, and
17. All other activities associated with the successful implementation of the duties and
functions of this position.
REPORTING PROCEDURE:
The Head of Secretariat shall report to the MSG, through its Chair /Co-Chair or designated
representative.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. A master’s or advanced degree in natural resource management, economics, law, public
administration, or related field or bachelor’s degree in any of the above fields with at
least 6 years of progressive working experience within the government, private and
public sector;
2. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive work experience in managerial position;
3. Excellent research, analytical writing and presentation skills;
4. Knowledge of auditing or accounting standards is an advantage;
5. Previous experience of engagement with multi-stakeholder groups, particularly private,
public, and civil society actors;
6. Familiarity with the principles and procedures of EITI will be an added advantage;
7. Demonstrated strategic partnership building and maintenance abilities, professional
maturity to engage senior-level government, donor and private sector representatives.
8. Proven organizational management skills, supervision of professional level staff,
attention to detail and results oriented;
9. Experience (1) with extractive industries and (2) in governance-related work;
10. Proficient in the use of computers and Microsoft suites/office (word, excel, power point,
etc.)
APPLICATION INSTRUCTION:
To be considered for this position, qualified applicants must submit the following as part of their
application:
• A letter of application summarizing individual qualifications for this position;
• A current resume in reverse chronological format;
• A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and
statement of relationship to the applicant.
Deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 4pm. Hard copies of
applications must be sealed and submitted to the below address and clearly marked “Letter of
Application for the Post of Head of Secretariat”:
Mr. T. Ojuku Nyenpan
Chairman
Finance and Administration Committee
6
th Floor
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning
Board& Mechlin Streets
Monrovia, Liberia
Applications should also be submitted via email to: tonyenpan@mfdp.gov.lr,
onyenpan@mfdp.gov.lr, Or apply through the system below.
Applications can also be submitted via email:
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED. QUALIFIED
FEMALES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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