Seeking Civil Society Representatives for the EITI International Board (2023-2026)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard promoting the open and accountable management of oil, gas, and mineral resources. The International Board, the EITI’s main governing and decision-making body, is composed of 21 representatives from the various Constituencies engaged in the EITI: governments of implementing and supporting countries, extractive companies and investors, and civil society organizations. The Board is supported by the EITI International Secretariat, based in Oslo, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the EITI and the coordination of EITI implementation efforts worldwide.

June 2023 will mark the beginning of a new three-year term for EITI Board Members. The EITI Civil Society Constituency is therefore conducting a search for 10 new Board Members (5 full members and 5 alternates) to serve during the next mandate period. The EITI Civil Society Board Members seek to work together as a diverse and integrated team to share a significant workload and collectively bring a strong civil society voice to the EITI.

Roles and Responsibilities of Civil Society Board Representatives

The international EITI Board is responsible for providing strategic direction and for overseeing the EITI at an international level. The EITI Articles of Association (Article 12) outline the key policymaking and governance functions of the EITI Board which include:

  • Consider general and specific policy issues affecting the EITI Association
  • Agree on the work plans and budget of the EITI Association
  • Engage the Executive Director
  • Oversee and direct (through the EITI Chair) the work of the EITI Secretariat
  • Ensure that the multistakeholder nature of the EITI Association is maintained and fully reflected in the EITI Association at all levels, including in its Committees
  • Monitor and support implementation of the EITI in implementing countries and establish its procedures regarding the validation process, including complaints, resolving disagreements, the question of de-listing a country and appeal procedures
  • Adopt more detailed procedures and rules for the management and operation of the EITI Association including the contents of country work plans and company work plans, the validation process, the management of funds, payments for projects, goods and services, auditing and reporting and the approval of projects
  • Recommend a candidate for the EITI Chair prior to each ordinary EITI Members’ Meeting

Nominations Process and Timeline

As per the Constituency Guidelines for Civil Society, the 10-member Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) will be responsible for executing the process leading to the nominations of the next crop of CSO Board Members. The Consensus Building Institute facilitated the establishment of the new CSAG from December 2022 to February 2023 (for more information on the selection process and membership see here) and will convene and support the CSAG in carrying out a fair and effective nominations process. The CSAG will be responsible for carrying each step of the selection process which will unfold according to the timeline below.

The Consensus Building Institute in its capacity as independent Organization will provide a public report on the process upon its completion.

Eligibility and Qualifications

EITI Board Members need to be members of the EITI Association at the time they assume office. Applications are welcome from members of independent civil society organizations from both EITI implementing and non-implementing countries. Women are especially encouraged to apply, as are representatives from organizations working directly with communities affected by extractive industries. CSO Board members coordinate in English and French so candidates will need to be comfortable operating in one of these languages. This will be checked in the interview.


The follow would be excluded from applying to serve on the Board:

  • Anyone who has served two terms on the EITI International Board at any time (whether consecutive or not) is excluded from applying.
  • In addition, individuals who have previously served on the EITI International Board under another constituency, such as government or companies, need to wait 3 years (“cooling off” period) before being eligible to serve as a CSO Board member.

Interested candidates should complete an application by visiting the link below and providing the requisite information and documentation. As working knowledge in English and/or French is necessary to work with the EITI Board, the CBI website is available in complete form only in those languages. However, you may submit your application in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Application Requirements

  • Basic personal and professional information
    A Curriculum Vitae
  • A Statement of Interest clearly demonstrating how the candidate meets the criteria and how the candidate intends to use the International Board Membership strategically to advance the EITI at the global, regional and/or national level (minimum 1 page, maximum 2 pages)

All Applications must be received by 23 February 2023


Please make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an interview conducted by panels drawn from among CSAG members.

Shortlisted candidates will also be strongly encouraged to conduct outreach and actively solicit expressions of support from regional or national civil society organizations and networks, and global peers in the case of international non-governmental organizations. These expressions of support must be addressed to the CSAG in writing within the allotted timeframe. They will be given serious consideration during the selection process.

Candidates are therefore asked to remain available for the above activities in the period between 13-31 March 2023.

Questions about the position and application can be directed to