Part-Time National Oil Company Coordinator
Position: National Oil Company Coordinator (contracted consultant)
Location: Virtual/ Remote. We are open to candidates from all over the world but actively encourage people from the Global South and the Middle East. The successful candidate must be able to work across multiple time zones, particularly Latin America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. Some international travel may be required.
Time commitment: Part-time (approximately 2.5 to 3 days per week), 1 year contract (w/ potential to renew). Exact hours TBD with the successful candidate.
Compensation: $25,000 to $45,000 for one year (part-time rate) depending on experience and weighted to location.
Reports to: GGON Secretariat team
About the Global Gas & Oil Network
The Global Gas and Oil Network (GGON) is an international non-profit network of civil society organisations. It supports global efforts to stop oil and gas expansion and catalyse a just and equitable managed decline of existing production in line with limiting global warming to 1.5ºC, and in a way that centres the needs of people, communities and biodiversity. Since its creation in 2017, the network has steadily grown to over 300 organisations across more than 60 countries on 6 continents.
GGON provides movement infrastructure for a diverse group set of members and partners through a variety of approaches, including convening critical conversations, coordinating strategy development, commissioning research and analysis, and providing communications tools and support. We host a number of issue-specific thematic working groups, one of which is focused on National Oil Companies. GGON operates with a small secretariat that is guided by a strategic advisory committee.
Greater global coordination and advocacy around National Oil Companies (NOCs) is a strategic priority for GGON. NOCs—in which the government is the sole or the dominant shareholder—produce half of the world’s oil and gas, and invest 40 percent of the capital in the global oil and gas industry. They are also important for millions of citizens in the developing countries where many NOCs operate. It is therefore critical for climate as well as socio-economic and development reasons that NOCs are transformed as part of the energy transition needed to limit temperatures to below 1.5C.
GGON is looking for a consultant to take on responsibilities for providing facilitative leadership of the NOC work for the GGON secretariat. The coordinator will work in an effective and highly collaborative manner with a diverse range of partners – from grassroots movements representing impacted communities to policy influencers at the UN and G20 governments.
Areas of Responsibility
- Coordinate, organise and facilitate online meetings of the GGON NOC Working Group and potentially very occasional in person strategy meetings, and support development of the group’s strategic priorities
- Expand the GGON NOC working group membership in a strategic and inclusive way, with a particular focus on improving the diversity of the network
- Incubate coalitions, activities and task forces: from time to time, there may be value in establishing sub-groups which would bring in expertise from other partners for specific goals, at national, regional or international levels
- Work with other relevant existing and emerging coalitions that focus on the intersection of oil and gas, corporate transition and economic development agendas
- Provide a strategic link between organisations in the GGON NOC Working Group, and other members of the wider GGON network, including by participating in national coalition meetings, international strategy discussions and other GGON working groups as necessary; and help identify how the wider GGON network can support or add value to National Oil Company work (and vice versa)
- Develop, and/or provide support for developing materials and resources that are strategically useful for members of the working group or wider community, support relationship building and liaising with external contacts, for example to draft op-eds or facilitate meetings with members of government
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Significant experience organising and facilitating large meetings, especially using online facilitation skills and techniques
- Experience of planning and delivering campaigns or projects within civil society
- Strong experience of working in diverse coalitions, ideally at a cross-national level
- Strategic thinker with an ability to synthesize a variety of perspectives and co-develop shared strategic priorities
- Highly collaborative
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Knowledge of fossil fuel issues
- Willingness to travel internationally
- Experience of working on oil and gas related issues highly desirable
- Experience of working on economic diversification and alternative development related issues highly desirable
- Professional level English speaking is essential, additional languages in particular Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic desirable
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to [email protected].
We value diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work and believe we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff and partners. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and strongly encourage applicants from Global South countries, people of colour and persons with disabilities to apply.
Deadline for applications, 24 September 2023