OpenTheGovernment.org seeks a consultant to assist in coordinating civil society organizations (CSOs) with a stake in US leadership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and managing the development of measurement tools to evaluate the Administration’s open government efforts. The contract will extend through at least June 2012 (extension of time reliant on continued funding) and require a commitment of 20 hours per week. Compensation under the contract is dependent on experience.
OpenTheGovernment.org is an 8-year-old coalition of non-profit organizations and associations committed to promoting openness and defending against secrecy in the federal government.
The OGP initiative brings together partners from many countries and sectors to support governments’ efforts to become more transparent, accountable, and participatory. To participate in the initiative countries must embrace a high-level Open Government Declaration; deliver a country action plan developed with public consultation; and commit to independent reporting on their progress going forward. The US National Action Plan was released on September 20, 2011 and includes 26 commitments ranging from implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative to managing the federal government’s electronic records.
Job responsibilities would include:
Coordination of civil society organizations
Management of development of metrics
Assist in Assessment Reports on Progress toward Implementation
Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample. These should be sent to email@example.com no later than December 1st. Calls in regard to this opportunity will not be accepted.