Location Norway
Job-type Permanent
Salary £60,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Reference 22303

*Please note that the role can be based in a wide range of locations across Europe, with a preference for Norway-based candidates. This could be a remote position, although Oslo-based candidates would have opportunities to meet with the team on a regular basis. EITI could also potentially support the right candidate to relocate to Norway.

Are you a data professional with a passion for open data? Are you energised by the prospect of using your skills to advance global natural resources governance?


The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) believes that a country's natural resources belong to its citizens. Its mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector.

By becoming a member of the EITI, countries commit to disclosing information along the extractive industry value chain - from how extraction rights are awarded to how revenues make their way through the government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when - the EITI Standard.

The role:

Acre is delighted to partner with EITI to appoint a Data Manager to support its strategic vision of making open data the norm in all of its member countries. The Data Manager reports to the Technical Director as part of the disclosure team and works closely with all teams worldwide.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Leading the shift of EITI's Data Strategy from maintaining and updating its database to promoting the utilisation of more than a decade's worth of EITI data, particularly in relation to policy decision-making and accountability.

  • Leading and project-managing initiatives that contribute to EITI's open data objectives. This includes leading and project-managing the development of a new database of EITI data.

  • Staying up-to-date with developments in open data and data science, as you will be managing a team of technical data specialists.

  • Liaising and influencing international stakeholders that produce and use EITI data. Undertaking capacity building of internal and external stakeholders on open data.

  • Promoting the publication and use of open data through coordination between various departments on open data concepts, standards, publication of open data, and functions of EITI data, such as the Policy team, Communications team, and Regional country teams.

  • There will be opportunities for you to present and be engaged in speaking events with senior government officials, corporates, and civil society stakeholders, so you should have the aptitude for it, although you are not expected to be a public speaking expert.

You will be able to leverage your following skills in this role:

  • Experience in applied data science, data analysis, or data advisory roles.

  • Experience in project management, including design, planning, and budgeting for multi-year workstreams that involve organisational change.

  • Experience in data management, database design, data mining, processing, and analysis software, and data visualisation is highly desirable. This may include software and tools such as Microsoft Excel, VBA, SQL, Python, and/or R, Power BI, and/or Tableau. Experience in other software and tools would be welcomed too.

  • An understanding of the incentives for governments to undertake transparency reforms and for businesses and investors to support promoting transparency would be an advantage.

  • Fluency in a working language used in any EITI implementing country (Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish) would be welcomed, although this is not a requirement.

As the energy transition gains traction, it will have a transformative impact on the extractive industries and the global economy, with the world turning to critical minerals to support the transition. EITI plays a role in building awareness of how the transition will affect extractive sector activities and revenues and in supporting the responsible and transparent production of minerals that are critical for a sustainable future.

If you are thinking about using your data management expertise to support EITI's drive for open data in resources governance, get in touch with Canace Wong at canace.wong@acre.com for further details on the position.