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Community Field Officer (Mining / Social Strategy / Safety / Stakeholders / Sustainability) – Angola, Central Africa

Job Reference

143 05 22 VG

Region

Central Africa

Date Posted

May 17, 2022

Reference Number:  143 05 22 VG

Job Description:

Our client is an international mining house who is seeking a Community Field Officer, who will deliver social engagement outcomes at sites consistent with the company’s aim to be seen as a leading responsible mining company, and to ensure the social sustainability of the projects, to plan, obtain and maintain the social license with all stakeholders to operate in all the company’s exploration projects. The ideal incumbent will be well versed in understanding different sociocultural backgrounds, and handling community engagement in the mining industry on site level.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify the different stakeholders in the project's area of influence
  • Carry out additional socio-economic diagnosis of the area
  • Raise relevant information to the area from secondary sources
  • Implement the social income action plan
  • Coordinate and conduct informational meetings with communities in the area of influence, social leaders and local associations.
  • Actively participate in monitoring and approaching identified stakeholders.
  • Register and respond to complaints and claims received from different stakeholders and ensure that they are resolved as per the grievance mechanism.
  • Mediate possible low to median disputes between the companys team and the community.
  • Attend meetings with stakeholders, when required
  • Coordinate and conduct informational meetings with communities in the area of influence, social leaders and local associations.
  • Execute the activities committed in the Social Strategy and/or programs of the social investment plan.
  • Document and monitor the interactions and commitments established with the different stakeholders.
  • Register, and respond to complaints and claims received from different stakeholders.
  • Monitor the work zones in order to avoid any social incident that becomes a risk for the operations (i.e. accompaniment to the technical team in the field).
  • To carry out a permanent follow-up to the Community alerts received
  • Support the gathering of information in the field for the elaboration of the different baselines, according to company regulations (e.g. social, environmental, flora and fauna, archaeology)
  • Participate in the elaboration and analysis of socio-environmental diagnostic reports.
  • Participate in the preparation of social investment plans
  • Identify social risks (both for the project and for the communities) and participate in the design of mitigation measures.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of communication plans with key stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with all activities according to the company's SHEC policies
  • Consistent application of Safety & Health principles in all programs of work and take personal responsibility for safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities 
  • Act as a role model and reinforce a workplace culture where safety and health for the site is paramount
  • Provide necessary training to the different members of the team and communities
  • Be part of the purpose-led, high-performing culture within the discipline that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive and promotes diversity.
  • Document all interactions with stakeholders according to the company's standards and methodologies

 

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Degree in Social worker, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Journalism, History, Psychology, Geography, Agronomical sciences; Communication, or any other related area.
  • Practical experience of working at site level in developing economies, in a company, consultancy or development institution.
  • Experience in the extractive sector on green-fields exploration
  • Desirable knowledge of GIS analysis (e.g. ArcGIS).
  • Effectively communicate in Portuguese and English.
  • Understand different sociocultural backgrounds, and its sensitivities.

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Vivienne Gower at vgower@camining.com

Please visit www.camining.com for more exciting opportunities.

Vivienne Gower

Managing Director

CA Mining

CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

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