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ITSCI Reporting Officer

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Supply Chain
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-30

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At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Mines to Markets (M2M) - Pact’s Mines to Markets Signature Initiative assists mineral-dependent communities to gain lasting benefits from the more sustainable use of the natural resources around them. Pact takes an integrated approach to its work in the mining sector: we link mining to livelihoods, governance, health, environment, and the strengthening of local, regional and national institutions. The M2M program is currently active in eleven countries, working with all scales of mining from large scale industrial operations (LSMs) to individual Artisanal and Small-scale Miners (ASMs) and their communities, in remote areas. For more information on current and some past projects at www.pactworld.org/mining.

Position Overview

Pact seeks to recruit a reporting officer for our Mines to Market programs. Reporting to the ITSCI Program Manager, the reporting officer acts as key point of contact in the management of reporting including incidents occurring on the ITSCI supply chain. The International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI) is a traceability and due diligence program implemented by governments of the Great Lakes Region to allow minerals to be traded internationally, in respect with the requirements of the US Dodd Franck Act, the EU Regulation on Conflict Minerals and the OECD Due Diligence guidance for responsible supply chain.

The reporting officer position is a 12-month assignment with possibility to extend providing funding is available. This position can be home based worldwide. The candidate must have excellent connectivity to internet and speak and write fluent both English and French.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the ITSCI Program Manager, act as the point of coordination, preparation and submission reports relating to the ITSCI Program, including:

  • Ensure that the reporting process is aligned fully with donor requirements and schedules
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to include management of data quality, assurance of data completeness and accuracy, editing narrative field reports, baseline studies and stories from the field, translating reports
  • Ensure that reports are supplemented by photographs or other visual material which will increase its interest and accessibility
  • Liaison with the Project Managers on any protocols, data collection issues, data errors, or other reporting issues as identified by the Data Management Team
  • Design and carry out staff trainings on reporting, data management, and protocols as required
  • Raise incidents in case of any risk identified on the supply chain, as per the ITSCI incident report protocol and matrix.
  • Ensure the prompt communication of incidents with relevant stakeholders involved in the incident (ITSCI Governance Committee, member companies, Government, authorities, etc.)
  • Ensure that appropriate follow up mitigation actions are recommended and followed in accordance with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance
  • Ensure ITSCI field staff facilitate discussions of incidents during local/provincial/national steering committees
  • Translate and summarize reports of local/provincial/national steering committees highlighting key incidents discussed during the meetings
  • Ensure that incidents are followed up on and closed in a timely manner
  • Participate in trainings on incident reporting
  • Participate in staff or Program management activities as required
  • Other duties as may be required

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years’ experience; or Masters’ degree and three (3) years’ experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility, personal initiative, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to coordinate across departments.
  • Ability to travel in remote areas
  • Must be fluent in English and French
  • Experience in the Great Lakes Region preferred
  • Understanding and/or experience in the artisanal mining sector in Africa a plus

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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