Director, Office of Accountability at Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Office of Accountability is tasked with independently responding to community concerns related to OPIC-sponsored projects and reviewing and evaluating the Corporation’s compliance with its governing statutes, policies and procedures related to environmental protection, social impacts, worker rights and human rights.

As Director of the Office of Accountability, the incumbent will report directly to the President & CEO (P&CEO) of OPIC. The incumbent carries out the duties of the position at the P&CEO’s guidance and assists the P&CEO with the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives. As Director of the Office of Accountability, the incumbent receives complaints and evaluates OPIC compliance with the covered policies (“Compliance Review”), and assists OPIC clients in resolving problems with local communities related to issues emerging from OPIC-supported projects (“Problem Solving”).

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • International Travel is required. Travel will range from 25%-50%.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 - Selective Service Registration required.

DUTIES:

As the Director of Office of Accountability, you will perform the following duties:

  • Helping resolve issues raised by complainants about the environmental, social, worker rights and human rights impacts of OPIC-supported projects, and helping people reach agreements that meet the interests of all parties
  • Independently reviewing and reporting on OPIC’s compliance with its environmental, social, and worker and human rights policies where a complainant has alleged non-compliance, as well as providing recommendations to OPIC senior management.
  • Building and maintaining a strong dialogue with non-governmental organizations and civil society.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

To qualify for this position you must have one year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience at this level is defined as:

  • Knowledge of and experience with technical aspects of international investment projects and their environmental and social impacts.
  • Technical expertise in one of a number of disciplines necessary for a sound interdisciplinary approach to impact assessment (e.g., environmental engineering, ecology, geology, environmental chemistry, environmental modelling, sociology, anthropology, environmental economics)
  • Knowledge and experience with environmental and social safeguard standards in an international context.

 Job title: Director, Office of Accountability

Location: Washington DC

Salary: $126,245 - $158,700 per annum

Contract: Intermittent, temporary; 130 hours or less/month not-to exceed 1 year, with 1 year possible extension.

Closing date: 2 June 2015