The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD serves as the Secretariat for the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF). The IGF is a member-driven organization aimed at providing national governments committed to leveraging mining for sustainable development the opportunity to work collectively to achieve their goals. It is devoted to optimizing the benefits of mining to achieve poverty reduction, inclusive growth, social development and environmental stewardship. The IGF serves as a unique global venue for dialogue between its over 70 member country governments, mining companies, industry associations and civil society.
As part of the IGF mandate, IISD has developed a comprehensive program focusing on addressing tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in the mining sector. The program is a partnership with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Together, IGF and the OECD provide sector-specific guidance on BEPS challenges and capacity building support to resource-rich developing country governments.
IISD is looking for a Policy Adviser on Tax and Extractive Industries to join IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program to work primarily with the IGF-OECD BEPS in Mining team. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a fast-growing, high impact program. The successful candidate will work with IISD experts and play a leading role in technical assistance programs with governments in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia. The Policy Advisor will also work closely with the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, as well as the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Inter-American Centre for Tax Administrations (CIAT), and the United Nations, and will contribute to the development of practical guidance for governments on mining tax policy and administration. Most importantly, the candidate will play a key role in helping developing countries to secure a fair share of the fiscal benefits from their natural resources.
Technical assistance and capacity building
Analysis and drafting of guidance products for resource-rich developing countries
Strategy, vision and leadership
Fundraising and donor relationships
Communications and outreach
Ideal Candidate Profile
Language of work
Location: Ottawa or Toronto IISD offices. There may be an option to work remotely for exceptionally qualified candidates.
Start Date: TBD
Closing date: October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM
All submissions must be in English.
IISD is committed to equal opportunity. Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.
Candidates must submit a cover note outlining their interest in the role, and why they are suitable. They should also provide three references related to their professional experience and submit a piece of relevant written work; this could be a short article, blog, or policy brief.