The Corporates and Natural resources unit promotes coherence between local, national and international work on the role of corporations in control of natural resources. Global remit, but with special emphasis on Fair, Green & Global (FGG) project in Southern & Eastern Africa (Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa), working to improve local control of land, water, and other resources in the face of increasing control being granted to private companies
There is an urgent need to source for a consultant for 3-4 months to help with the following specific tasks:
- To carry out mapping of ActionAid’s current work in the area of natural resources (forests, water, minerals, other commons) both at national and international levels– produce a database with key areas of focus, key contacts, key allies
- To produce an annotated bibliography on current state of play – threats/opportunities on natural resources including threat from privatisation and climate change especially at regional and international levels (particularly for rural women)
- Support with potential funding proposals during this phase
- Identify gaps in policy positions by building a database of AA research/reports
- Identify policy opportunities – for work at regional/international level
Formally you will have a relevant degree / Masters or equivalent experience coupled with at least 5 years experience working in an international agency / across countries on natural resources and corporate accountability. This is underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of rights-based programme practice and the potential to link this work to national and international influencing work.
You will have excellent problem-solving skills and resourcefulness. A high capacity for work output in order to meet tight deadlines and multiple priorities are essential. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (additionally French and Portuguese will be an advantage) are crucial, especially the ability to inform and engage through written communication
On a personal level you will have a strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s vision, mission, values, and strategy.
Further information on this position can be obtained from our website at www.actionaid.org/jobs.
Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and two names of your nominated referees to: email@example.com by no later than the 10th July 2012. Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for on the subject line.
Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.