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- Position of the Coordinator of the Technical Unit on Natural Resources. Deadline, 27 August 2019 at 17h00, Bujumbura time (15h00GMT).

1. BACKGROUND

Since the adoption of the Lusaka Declaration of Heads of States and Government in December 2010 on the Regional Initiative to Fight against the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources (RINR), the Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) which has played the role of platform for dialogue in the development of regional strategies, must also provide technical support to accompany the implementation process at national level in Member States. Furthermore, it is mandated to monitor the progress of implementation of the six tools and play a supervisory role to ensure the credibility of the system.

The six tools of the RINR are the designated instruments adopted by ICGLR Heads of States and Governments to fight against the illegal exploitation of natural resources. The (i) Regional Certification Mechanism, (ii) Harmonization of National Legislations, (iii) Regional Database on Mineral Flows, (iv) Formalization of the Artisanal Mining Sector, (v) Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and (vi) Whistleblowing Mechanism make up the six tools.

In the aim of fast-tracking the implementation of the Regional Initiative against Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources within ICGLR Member States, the ICGLR Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee (RIMC), at its meeting held in Bujumbura, Burundi in February 2013, approved the structure of the ICGLR Technical Unit on Natural Resources. The RIMC urged the ICGLR Executive Secretariat to establish the Technical Unit within the framework of the ...(click here for more details)