Elevated scrutiny from the news media, advocacy groups, and other international organizations of child labor and other human rights abuses in the copper-cobalt (2C) supply chain in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has prompted a surge of interest in Pact's M2M program by a range of existing and prospective donors. Industry and consumer demand for responsible sourcing, as well as increasing regulation of transparency and supply chain accountability, are important drivers of change in the mineral sector’s practices at all scales of extraction, processing and trade. Pact's work addressing due diligence and traceability in the tin, tantalum and tungsten (3T) supply chain is an example of our integrated development approach working at scale over time in DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. By working in partnership with industry, government, miners and other stakeholders, Pact develops and delivers solutions for the mining sector that make business sense, are locally appropriate, meet international standards, and continually evolve in changing environments and with constructive input. Beyond the 3Ts, Pact has a long track record of working in the copper and cobalt sector on responsible practices and sourcing, most recently implementing a demonstration project on formalization of cobalt production at a key site in the Kolwezi area of Lualaba Province, DRC.
Our portfolio encompasses the formalization of artisanal and small-scale mining in addition to interventions for large-scale mine operators (LSMs) to strengthen human rights, their engagement with mining communities, and transform their relationships with ASM activities into socially and commercially constructive ones. Such interventions are focused on developing the capacity of mine operators, cooperatives, and regulators to work together to make ASM safer, more transparent, more professionalized, and meet ambitious international responsible sourcing goals.
Pact anticipates significant expansion of our work in this sector. The M2M Project coordinator will have various responsibilities ranging from the coordination, design and management of project activities at various levels, communication, and donor relationships.
The project coordinator position is a one-year assignment with possibility to extend providing funding is available. This position can be based in Washington, DC, or a country where Pact has a country office in depending on the candidate’s experience and precise location. The project coordinator must have excellent connectivity to internet and speak and write fluently in both English and French. This position is contingent on confirmation of funding.