Job vacancy

Senior Policy Advisor, Oil, Gas and Mining – 6 month fixed term contract

Washington DC
Salary range(s):
$84,340 pro-rata

If you have the passion and drive to play a key role in advocating for U.S. policies to tackle corruption in the oil, gas and mining sectors, you can join Global Witness to push forward our ground-breaking investigative work in this area as a Senior Policy Advisor.

About us:

Our vision is simple: we want a better world - where corruption is challenged and accountability prevails, all can thrive within the planet’s boundaries, and governments act in the public interest.

At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to stop human rights and environmental abuses caused by corruption and the exploitation of natural resources.

We’re looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join our Oil, Gas and Mining team which is part of our Corruption strand.

About the role:

You’ll play an instrumental role in advocating for U.S. policies to tackle corruption in the oil, gas and mining sectors and supporting our ground-breaking investigative work in this area. This will include carrying out advocacy with key policymakers, conducting research and analysis and developing – policy, legal and media strategies to advance campaign objectives.

About you:

As an experienced advocate with an ability to think strategically and innovatively, you have executed campaigns to influence government policies and corporate practices. Ideally you will bring with you some knowledge of corruption and/or the extractive industries, and some experience using litigation as an advocacy tool. Legal background is desirable but not necessary.  

You will be able to develop persuasive arguments and promote our work through a variety of channels. As a team player, you will have excellent interpersonal skills needed to bring together the diverse perspectives of a broad range of people (civil society, government, business and other NGOs) to ensure that meaningful change and impact is achieved and communicated. 

What you can expect from us:

We’ll reward you through a combination of exciting and creative work together with a sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to your development.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, 25 paid vacation days, 401k plan with employer match, health insurance and flexible working arrangements. 

Global Witness is an equal opportunity employer and we aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. It is the policy of Global Witness to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment and employees and not to discriminate because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, or political affiliation.

People from communities that traditionally experience discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities; and LGBTQ+ people are especially encouraged to apply.


Please send in your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] telling us how you meet the role requirements (no more than two pages of each document please).   Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please write the job title in the subject line and where you saw this ad in your email text.

This position is based in our Washington, DC office.