Monday, May 12, 2014

RWI-PETRAD Fellowship – 2014

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) and the Oil for Development Program (OfD) of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation are accepting applications for the 2014 RWI PETRAD Fellowship.

The program seeks to accelerate civil society leaders’ effectiveness in promoting the better management of oil, minerals, and gas for the public good. In 2014 the fellowship will be open to civil society activists from the following OfD countries: Bolivia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Timor Leste.

The PETRAD Fellowship aims to enable fellows to return to their home organization or coalitions equipped to immediately take their campaigns to a more technical and informed level and share this knowledge with their colleagues over time. By targeting leaders in the movement, this program aims to quickly raise civil society’s ability to engage in technical debates surrounding extractive industries. PETRAD is a non-profit Norwegian government foundation established to facilitate sharing of knowledge and experience on petroleum management, administration and technology between managers and experts within governments and national oil companies.

Fellows in this eight-week program will be sponsored to attend a course in Stavanger, Norway on Petroleum Policy and Natural Resource Management run by PETRAD( are two eight-week programs running in parallel: “Petroleum policy and resource management” and “Petroleum development and operations.” 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.

The PETRAD Fellowship is for civil society leaders in extractive industry transparency and management campaigns who will be able to quickly apply this new and deepened knowledge of industry policy. Successful candidates must have sufficient background in issues related to petroleum extraction to engage in nuanced discussions about policy and its application. They should also hold a leadership role in their current organization or coalition, which will enable them to promote direct change as a result of the experience. Preference will be given to applicants from newly producing countries or contexts where civil society engagement in extractive issues is fairly recent.

The successful candidate will have, at minimum:
  • an undergraduate degree/equivalent
  • a background in civil society research, monitoring and activism around extractive revenue, legal and fiscal regimes, transparency
  • a dedicated commitment to return to their country and their current campaigns
  • a strong ability to constructively debate issues with multiple actors
  • excellent English skills
They also must have the explicit support of their current home organization to pursue all aspects of this fellowship.

The deadline for application is June 16th 2014. 

For more information and application please visit the RWI-PETRAD Fellowship – 2014 page.

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