The Development Partner Institute is looking for an excellent program manager to support the design and implementation of its Pilots and Programs, with the goal of creating positive socio-economic impact and advancing mining as a global development partner.
Who we are
The Development Partner Institute for Mining (DPI) is a global coalition of ambitious leaders, committed to maximizing the contribution of mining to economic and social development. We work together, collaboratively, with stakeholders from across the ecosystem to advocate for new ways of operating, sparking multi-stakeholder conversations on the sector’s toughest challenges, preparing and sharing knowledge and research and catalyzing pilots and demonstrations to accelerate the vision of mining as a development partner.
We go where the energy and momentum takes us. Our current pilots include:
- Responsible Sourcing: Mine to Consumer: A joint program with the Rockefeller Foundation, it aims to accelerate the adoption of a ‘whole of value chain’ approach to responsible sourcing, in response to increasing societal pressure and the proliferation of global responsible sourcing standards, to achieve a higher level of performance across the mining value chain.
- Future Energy: Exploring new business models and energy supply options to meet future energy needs for the prosperity and development of both mines and communities. Pilots to launch in Australia and on the African continent.
- Australia - Maximizing Mining’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals in a Post Covid world: In partnership with Hatch, exploring the concept of The Social Value Approach through a series of spark forums with a dedicated Task Force comprised of mining company and other representatives.
- Mining Research Battlefield: In partnership with Mining Indaba and Business for Development this work aims to launch the first ever platform on which academic institutions propose innovation-led research projects with a focus on accelerating mining as a development partner. Selected proposals will be funded by sponsors and contribute to application of best practice on the ground.
- Implementation of the Development Partner Framework: Working with mining organizations to demonstrate and evaluate ways in which the development partner approach can be applied.
- New opportunity development: Exploring opportunities for country catalysts, especially in Latin America and Francophone Africa.
The DPI currently has a number of thematic areas of focus. These include responsible sourcing (mine to consumer), renewable energy for mines and communities, mining’s social value. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate specific knowledge or expertise in one or a number of these areas. The successful candidate will work with the DPI team to influence and accelerate the action, outcomes and impacts of these programs of work.
The scope of your work:
- Work with the DPI Team – Executive Director, Director of Programs and Initiatives and Marketing Advisers - to deliver on the full suite of active DPI pilots and programs.
- Lead on the design and implementation of agreed programs. This may include developing concepts, implementation plans, budgets identifying key partners, liaising with stakeholders, managing work, and reporting on progress and outcomes.
- Collaborate with partners and manage external teams where necessary, to implement pilots and programs.
- Organize and facilitate DPI sessions, as required.
- Provide input to the overall strategic direction of the Pathway to Impact.
- Support DPI Leadership, providing information, data and other input, as required.
- Work with our Marketing team to raise the profile of the DPI amongst key stakeholders, with a focus on the programs under your responsibility.
- Undertake fundraising-related activities on behalf of the DPI, as required.
- Support the team with organizational and managerial tasks as required (such as database management).
- Represent the DPI, as required, at key events and forums.
We would like you to demonstrate the following:
- Three or more years’ program design and implementation experience in mining and/or international development
- Relevant undergraduate or masters degree in fields such as international development, international relations, economics, sociology, or anthropology
- Facilitation and presentation skills; confidence communicating to and interest in or experience with large groups
- Strong action- and outcome- bias and commitment to and interest in cultural change or transformation
- Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills
- Experience working with multi-stakeholders towards a common goal
- An ability to problem-solve and adapt quickly to new conditions
- Creative thinking
- An openness to learn and evolve your own thinking and approaches
- A get up and go approach, with an awareness of what requires initiative and what requires more senior input
- Highly self-motivated, works effectively both alone and in remote teams
- Experience in the mining sector and /or a deep interest in mining’s role in economic and social transformation
- Professional level French and/or Spanish language (advantageous)
At the DPI we celebrate our diverse team. We welcome applications from those of any age, gender, background, race, ability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Home based (London timezone)/Travel as required by scope of services
Must have access to quality internet, own computer, and mobile phone.
12 months with the possibility of extension, subject to funding
Please submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm GMT on Friday 30th July.