PWYP-US Consultancy on Payment Transparency Data

Examining the impacts of the SEC Final 2020 Rule implementing Section 1504 on Payment Data Transparency

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organizations united in their call for an open and accountable extractive sector, so that oil, gas and mining revenues improve the lives of women, men and youth in resource-rich countries. 

The PWYP-US coalition consists of 40 different organizations, including a range of faith-based, humanitarian, anti-corruption and tax-justice groups. Our work focuses on combating the corrupt influence of the fossil fuel and mining industries, advocating for a transparent transition from fossil fuels that is guided by equity, justice, and accountability and working to support the rights of activists and frontline communities impacted by extraction. 


PWYP-US is seeking a consultant to examine and provide a detailed analysis of the impacts of the SEC’s Final 2020 Rule requiring oil, gas, and mining companies to disclose their payments to governments. The Consultant will undertake an analysis of the impacts of the Final 2020 Rule’s Modified Project Definition (MPD) on the level of detail reported by companies as compared to the level of detail disclosed by companies reporting in other jurisdictions.


The prospective consultant(s) should have:

  • Confirmed experience related to extractive industries, transparency, or fiscal justice of at least 5 years
  • High proficiency in using search engines and online sources including government websites to access data on current events and payment transparency data
  • Strong writing and data storytelling experience; ability to collect information from verbal and written sources and turn it into a compelling narrative

Proposals should include a technical and financial proposal highlighting their understanding of the TOR, their qualifications, and the methodologies they seek to implement during the assignment. Additionally, the consultant should include a budget with their daily rate, and likely timing of their work, as well as any other relevant expected expenses.

Please see the full consultancy terms of reference for more details.

To apply, please send an expression of interest via email to Carly Oboth at by January 31, 2023.