Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator , Publish What You Pay (PWYP)

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global coalition of civil society organisations that are united in
their call for an open and accountable extractive industry in order for the revenues to help improve
the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. PWYP undertakes public campaigns
and policy advocacy to achieve disclosure of information about extractive industry revenues,
contracts and government budgets.

The global coalition has grown to over 800 member organisations across the world including human
rights, development, environmental and faith-based groups. In over 40 countries, PWYP coalition
members have joined forces by creating national PWYP affiliated coalitions for collective action. The
priorities of these national coalitions reflect the unique context for the extractives sector in a
particular country.

The role of the PWYP decentralised secretariat is to support and facilitate the work and efforts of the
national coalitions in our quest for an open and accountable extractive industry. PWYP has a small
support unit in London and a growing team in Africa, MENA, Eurasia and Asia-Pacific. For more
information on Publish What You Pay please visit

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and motivated individual to support our team
in strengthening the knowledge management and learning function within the Secretariat and
wider coalition.

Job Title: Knowledge Exchange Coordinator

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: London, with some travel

Salary: £33,000-£35,000 plus excellent benefits

Purpose: Strengthens the knowledge management, learning and M&E functions within
the PWYP coalition including the decentralised Secretariat and the 41
national coalitions. Facilitates the sharing of knowledge and learning.
Connects members, projects and programmes to expertise and experiences
both inside and outside of PWYP for greater impact. 

Result: Translates knowledge into tangible and practical products and uses
innovative methods to release and harness knowledge for PWYP globally.
Supports greater global balance within the coalition by valuing and profiling
knowledge wherever it sits, with special focus on supporting national
coalitions to share their work with others inside and outside of the coalition.


1. Knowledge Management

• Develop and take leadership for the implementation of a knowledge management strategy
• Structure and manage the internal google drive platform for optimal use by the
decentralised PWYP team, and work on other internal communication tools to ensure that
staff are aware of knowledge management resources available to support them in their work
• Manage the various list servs within the PWYP coalition to increase opportunities for
members to connect, to exchange experiences and share knowledge
• Structure and manage the ‘resources’ pages on the web site for optimal use by the relevant
audiences in close collaboration with the Communications Coordinator
• Broker information and knowledge between those in need for it and those that can offer it
(within and outside PWYP)
• Provide direct advice on natural resource governance or refer to the appropriate resources
or experts within the PWYP coalition
• Develop the framework for a members’ database and if necessary recruit a consultant for
the design. Once designed, be responsible for the maintenance and management of the
• Bring together knowledge from all of the coalitions / compile knowledge information

2. Learning

• Monitor and share information to highlight PWYP’s progress towards our Vision 20/20
• Promote learning between PWYP members on the relevant list servs, develop webinars and
other learning and training activities
• Share experiences across communities of practice, national coalitions, and networks on
innovative approaches in knowledge sharing in the sector and beyond
• Lead and coordinate the development and finalisation of learning products, working closely
with Communications Coordinator and Regional Coordinators
• Together with the Communications Coordinator develop a publishing process guidelines
• Work with PWYP members to develop and promote content through appropriate channels
and media, identifying opportunities for innovation, and contribute to the implementation
of plans
• Contribute to design, planning and coordination of internal and external events to share
learning and influence development actors, including government and multilateral officials,
NGOs, movements and community based organisations
• Work with Regional Coordinators and directly with coalitions, in coordination with the
Communications Coordinator, to document successes and challenges of the coalitions.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

• Monitor compliance with the data protection act in the UK
• Support to help finalise the M&E framework currently developed for PWYP by the University
of Sheffield
• Support the programme manager and regional coordinators in applying the M&E framework
consistently in proposals and throughout implementation
• Take leadership of design, implementation and analysis of the annual members’ governance
• Design the framework and recruit (external) consultants for external evaluations at regular
• Lead on applying M&E framework within the PWYP Secretariat.
Person Specification
Knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes
• In possession of at least a HBO (Bachelor) degree in relevant field
• A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position in an international development
organisation and/or (global) networks
• An excellent command of English and French, both written and spoken. Any other language
is a strong asset
• The ability to multi task and ability to adapt in a changing work environment
• The ability to work in a project orientated manner with all the interests of the involved
stakeholders at heart and a strong focus on the end results
• Strong organisational, computer and analytical skills and a proven track record in
coordinating and leading external and internal processes and projects
• Willingness to travel to different countries to work with a variety of coalition members and
• Data analysis skills, can use Excel and other spreadsheets to a high level

Personal Attributes

• A self-starter
• Proactive thinker and perceptive individual
• Sociable, enjoys meeting new people and helping others
• Enjoys organising, planning and delivering work
• Enthusiastic and engaging
• Ability to present well and act professionally
• Ability demonstrate attention to detail, initiative and reliability


Please email an updated CV and cover letter indicating how you are meeting the criteria, before 30
October 2015 to Please indicate in the subject matter KNOWLEDGE

Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received so you are encouraged to apply
as soon as possible.

PWYP is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

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