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Appointment of Africa Director
In a dynamic context involving a large number of potential new petroleum and mineral projects and emerging challenges associated to the decline commodity prices, NRGI seeks an individual who can build relationships with a diverse range of critical partners and harness the strengths of the organization to advance accountable and effective governance in Africa.

Consultant to Conduct Research on Regional and Global Best Practices in Contract Management
NRGI seeks a short-term international consultant to conduct a survey of international best practice in transparency in the administration of oil, gas and mining contracts. The consultant would be called upon to produce a document laying out the state of the art in terms of what extractive-rich governments disclose regarding their oversight of company compliance of the obligations included in the contracts signed with them, including financial, productive, social and environmental ones.

Economic / Policy Analyst
NRGI seeks a full-time Economic/Policy Analyst that will be a member of the Tanzanian Team leading on policy research, analysis on the impact of resource revenue on socio-economic development; institutional arrangements and financing of the National Oil Company. He/She will lead on delivery of NRGI’s technical assistance to the government and support delivery of such technical assistance to parliamentarians, CSOs and the Media...

Part Time Graduate Research Associate - National Oil Company Reporting
The Natural Resource Governance Institute is seeking a graduate student or qualified recent graduate to gather data on information contained in the annual reports of national oil companies throughout the world...

Researchers and Peer Reviewers for the Resource Governance Index 2016
NRGI seeks individual researchers and peer reviewers to support the data gathering process for the 2016 Resource Governance Index (RGI).

Request For Proposals: Media Program Evaluation Consultancy Services
NRGI intends to commission the second comprehensive multi-country evaluation to provide evidence of the results and outcomes of the capacity development program, Strengthening Media Oversight of the Extractive Sectors in Ghana, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Uganda...

Request for Proposals: Consultancy Services to Design and Conduct a Baseline Media Assessment of Oil Sector Coverage in Nigeria



Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates

NRGI offers individual support awarded to individuals for fellowship opportunities based on a competitive bidding process on an annual basis.

Currently NRGI awards one type of fellowship in partnership with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD): Petrad Fellowships. Fellows are selected as part of a competitive process. The NRGI-Petrad Fellowship enables two civil society leaders to develop knowledge and skills through an intensive eight-week programme followed by a research project overseen by a mentor. These fellows then return to their home organizations or coalitions better equipped to take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share new knowledge with their colleagues. By targeting leaders in the movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society's ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries.

In 2015, fellows are sponsored to attend an intensive full-time eight-week course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management, run by Petrad from 14 September to 5 November 2015. Petrad delivers two eight-week programs in parallel: “Petroleum policy and resource management” and “Petroleum development and operations.” Where possible, fellows will automatically be enrolled on the petroleum policy and resource management stream, except in cases where the alternative program is better suited for a participant's role as an accountability actor in a particular context.

This intensive course spanning the entire petroleum value chain is usually only open to senior government officials. To help bridge the knowledge and skills gained in this course to their work in their home country, the fellows will be provided with a mentor before, during and after the coursework. Fellows will be expected to complete the background reading, communicate regularly with their mentors, participate actively and constructively in the course in Stavanger, and provide NRGI with a report about how they will apply their learning from Stavanger upon their return.

Fellows' travel, course tuition, and accommodation in Stavanger will be paid by the sponsors of the fellowship.

In addition, fellows will undertake a short project that demonstrates their increased level of analysis in a topical issue for their country. NRGI will support fellows to complete their project over a period of three months. In order for NRGI to be able to provide as much support as possible, including by mobilizing in-house experts to provide coaching and reviews of research outputs, assignments should cover NRGI areas of focus and expertise. (See fellowship “priority themes” under criteria.)

For more information about the Petrad fellowship program or to download an application, click here.

Intern and Associate Program

Jobs | Fellowships | Interns & Associates


The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) offers undergraduate intern and graduate associate positions on an as-needed basis.

Internships are unpaid, and are open only to enrolled undergraduate students. Salaried associate positions are open to matriculating and current graduate students, as well as to recent graduates.

What NRGI offers:
Interns and associates can expect a structured, integrated experience at NRGI and the opportunity to make substantive contributions to research and program activities. NRGI develops specific work plans for each intern and associate position, so that hiring is targeted, as are the projects assigned to each position.

•  In recent years intern and associates have:

•  Contributed research and analysis to ongoing legal projects,

•  Worked closely with policy staff, e.g. by drafting white papers on specific economic and fiscal issues,

•  Collaborated with grantees and regional partners on capacity-building initiatives such as NRGI's online Resource Center, and

•  Undertaken independent research assignments on a number of extractive industry issues related to governance, development trends, and transparency.

What NRGI looks for:
Intern and associate positions are open to qualified students from any discipline, although applicants with experience in related fields—such as political science, economics, law, international affairs and/or public policy—may be given priority. Experience with the extractive industries is preferred, but not required.