Actionaid International Corporates and Natural Resources Officer

Actionaid International
Directorate of Programmes
Programme Development

Corporates and Natural Resources Officer

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa or Nairobi, Kenya
3 years Fixed Term – Local Terms and Conditions of Employment

The Corporate and Natural Resources Officer promotes coherence between local, national and international work on the role of corporations in control of natural resources. 
The role has a 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.
  • 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 ability to link this work to national and international influencing work.
  • The ideal candidate can be described as energetic, enthusiastic and interested in learning within a political, changing and diverse work environment with strong networking/relationship-building skills- ability to anticipate, coordinate and facilitate activities with colleagues.
  • 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.
Application Procedures:

Further information on this position can be obtained from our website at

Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter and two names of your nominated referees to: by no later than the 29th June 2012.

Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

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