Mining Governance Lead At Natural Resource Governance Institute

Job Title: Mining Governance Lead

Location: Lubumbashi , DRC

Hours per week: 40 hours

Position Type: Fixed Term – 5 years (subject to change dependent on funding)

Reports to: NRGI DRC Country Manager, Dotted Line Report to: DAI Field manager

Salary: Annual total gross of 120,859,119 FC

Position open for DRC nationals only.

Application Closing Date: 3rd December 2023

Interviews commencing the week of 11th December 2023.

About the Role:

The Mining Governance Lead plays a vital role in leading the delivery of component four : “Systems to reduce corruption and enhance accountability in the mining sector strengthened” of the USAID DRC Good Governance Activity focused on reducing corruption and enhancing accountability in the mining sector. This role encompasses strategic planning, overseeing the implementation of technical activities, managing relations with mining sector stakeholders, donor reporting and monitoring and evaluation. This role will be embedded within DAI’s offices in Lubumbashi.

The Mining Governance Lead will be the point of contact for NRGI within a multi-talented team led by DAI. The holder of this position will lead activities related to improving transparency and accountability, and fight against corruption in the public management of mining resources, traceability in the Artisanal mining sector (ASM), EITI standard implementation in the DRC mining sector, etc. The Mining Governance Lead will embrace and demonstrate NRGI’s values of rigor, collaboration, passion, integrity, and impact.

This role might be for you if have…

  • Minimum 10 years of directly relevant work experience in development program management, policy research, analysis and/or advocacy.
  • Experience translating strategy into project and research design; ability to think conceptually and strategically with a 2–5-year horizon.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in the DRC mining sector governance.
  • Broad understanding of the natural resource governance sector and the complex ecosystem that results in resource-rich countries failing to achieve sustainable development.
  • Deep understanding of DRC trends and civil society ambitions for resource governance.
  • Experience working with EITI in DRC.
  • Experience working with Congolese civil society on resource governance issues.
  • Experience working with ETD on issues related to local participatory planning and budget development
  • Effective in multi-cultural settings.
  • Experience with USAID-funded programs in DRC.
  • Experience working in a complex or pioneering environment, including supporting and developing opportunities for systemic change.
  • Able to initiate and develop strong, credible relationships and influence stakeholders at a project level.
  • Experience managing and allocating resources efficiently.
  • Excellent language skills, both written and spoken -French and any other national language; proficiency in English is required.

Education & Qualifications

Masters or/Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (development, political science, economics, international affairs, public administration, law, etc.).

Learn more about the role: Mining Governance Specialist – Full Job Description .pdf

NRGI Background:

The Natural Resource Governance Institute is an independent, non-profit organization, it exists because decisions about how natural resources are governed determine the wellbeing of people in resource-rich countries, and of the planet. We partner with reformers in civil society and government to design and implement just policies based on evidence and the priorities of citizens in resource-rich developing countries.

In resource-rich developing countries NRGI has succeeded in supporting policy reform and implementation, ensuring that resource revenues benefit extraction-affected communities. We have also directly contributed to the growth and strength of engaged civil society organizations, accompanying them in their advocacy for transparency and monitoring of the extractives sector. Internationally, NRGI is a leading player in the evolution of global extractive industry governance standards and their adaptation to drive the energy transition.


  • Medical coverage (Including dental, health, and vision): the premiums are fully paid for employees and dependents.
  • Generous pension contribution: 10% of the above gross salary payable after the first 6 months retroactively
  • 20 days annual leave and 13 days personal leave (country bank holidays included)
  • End of year shutdown: 10 days of leave when the organization closes.
  • Access to any other leave allowances and/or entitlements as applicable and in line with NRGI’s processes, such as sick leave.
  • Hybrid working – NRGI has a flexible working policy that includes an average of 2-3 days per week in the office.

What’s great about us:

  • An inclusive diverse global organization with a mission to create an impact in the world with staff in various locations like Belgium, Ghana, Peru, Senegal, M etc.
  • Training workshops to support professional development.
  • Flexible, Hardworking, and professional environment
  • Friendly, supportive, and collaborative team

Learn more: About us | Natural Resource Governance Institute


We invite people of all identities, including those from marginalized groups, to come together in support of our mission. We strive for an NRGI where staff can be themselves at work, feel that they belong, and are equipped to succeed. Achieving meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion—together—is among our highest priorities.

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How to apply

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