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Senior Social Development Manager ( ESG / EMPr / Renewable Energy / SED / Social Impact / Risk Management) – Gauteng, South Africa

Job Reference

172 03 22 MNW

Region

Southern Africa

Date Posted

March 14, 2022

Reference Number: 172 03 22 MNW

Job Description:

Our client, one of Africa’s leading renewable energy companies, is seeking a Senior Social Development Manager who will be responsible for social impact and risk management, the company’s stakeholder engagement strategy and functions, and the community investment programmes. The Senior Social Development Manager will also be responsible for overseeing and managing the team in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the project-specific community investment programmes. The ideal incumbent will have experience in social impact and risk management, stakeholder engagement strategy and functions, and community investment programs in the renewable energy industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, updates, and oversees implementation of the company’s Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and Plan, including a corporate grievance mechanism for project application.
  • Oversees the team in managing the compliance of all community stakeholder related requirements and processes under environmental management programs (“EMPr”)
  • Responsible for reporting back to management on stakeholder engagement and social impact and risk management, and providing input to management reports on grievances, community risks and matters and stakeholder engagement activities
  • Identifies key community risks (e.g. equal employment opportunities) and community opportunities to be managed at the local level to mitigate risk and to optimize initiatives undertaken respectively
  • Manages the interface between the Social Development and the Economic Development team practitioners with any information and data gathering for REIPPPP ED reporting, as required
  • Identifies & designs, manages and oversees implementation of sustainable initiatives that support the long-term community investment / SED & EnD strategy
  • Oversees the team in maintaining accurate records (baseline assessments, community needs assessments, contracts, payments etc.) of all initiatives and ensuring that the records have been collated and saved on the company’s online systems
  • Communicates with local community trust trustees regarding community investment/ SED and EnD initiatives undertaken by the project and those undertaken by the trust and finds opportunities for collaboration in order to reduce possible duplication of efforts and funding and to have real and sustainable community development impact at a larger scale
  • Creates content for communications, media and other social platforms regarding SED & EnD initiatives undertaken – “story-telling”
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly & annual reports & forecasts to be communicated to board members, shareholders, financers, and any other relevant stakeholder

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • At least 6 - 10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social or Developmental Studies
  • Driver’s license

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent

If you wish to apply for the position please send your CV to Mitchill Wernich at mwernich@camining.com

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

Mitchill Wernich

Senior Recruiter

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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