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Environmental and Communities Coordinator ( SHEC / Exploration / Portuguese) – Angola

Angola, Central Africa
Reference Number: 987VG

Job Description:

Our client is looking for an Environmental and Communities Coordinator to provide support and management for Discovery programs in Angola.
  • Identify social risks (either for the project and the communities) and to design mitigation actions
  • Design and implement organizations social strategy aligned with organizations social way
  • Design and implement communication strategy, plans and material
  • Develop social investment programs according to the stage and nature of the project, and the needs of the local communities
  • Proactively include social engagement activities in the project planning and budgeting
  • Deliver social mapping, stakeholder identification and analysis
  • Coordinate social engagement plans, and related activities at a country- and projects-level, including desktop and field work
  • Adapt the Social Way and Human Rights policy at the country and site level
  • Ensure the social and communities’ activities are implemented according to the SHEC policies and standards
  • Obtain and maintain social license to operate by collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Support the planning and implementation of field and desktop assessment of new opportunities/projects
  • Strategical planning of the environmental management plan (PMA), including scheduling, budgeting, etc., as per AA standards and local regulations
  • Lead the implementation of the PMA´s to achieve compliance to environmental permit requirements and regulations
  • Coordination, organizing, scheduling, technical review, report writing, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, and field technical support as per PMA´s, including environmental monitoring and sampling
  • Supervision of environmental technicians and consultants if applicable
  • Performing internal inspections and facilitating regulatory inspections
  • Delivery of staff environmental training/awareness/orientation programs
  • Overall responsibility for leading and managing all water and waste issues related to our operations and activities
  • Accountable for obtaining environmental and water permits if applicable
  • Preparation of environmental-related tenders (e.g. base lines, studies, etc.)
  • Obtain necessary environmental license when applicable to projects activities
  • Ensure that all contractors follow up the PMA´s, legislations and clients standards and procedures
  • Manage environmental databases (Landfolio, waste management, consumables, etc.)
  • To actively engage with third parties (JV partners, contractors and other companies) to ensure alignment on environmental policies and PMA´s
  • To identify environmental risks and to design and implement mitigation actions
  • Implement environmental and social requirements
  • Review of incidents when applicable, ensuring that causes are understood, and controls implemented
  • Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce the policies, guidelines, and procedures
  • Development, and will uphold standard operating procedures. Maintain environmental-related standards up to date closely following changes in regulations
  • Ensure that all legal and environmental requirement on the Mining Investment Contracts (MIC´s) are fulfilled on time and per legal requirement
  • Properly document and keep track of all stakeholder engagement actions
  • Deliver training on social and environmental matters to internal stakeholders: Country, project and SHE Managers, admin staff, project teams, contractors, providers and JV partners
  • Key stakeholders management, at various levels
  • Actively engage with third parties (JV partners, contractors and other companies) to ensure alignment on social and environmental policies
  • Provide input into monthly, quarterly and annual SHEC performance and Sustainability reports
  • Technical mentoring to team members
  • Input social and environmental data (metrics) into SHEC management system
  • Ensure all field activities are conducted according to the clients SHEC Way
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Professional in some of the social academic areas (Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Journalism, History, Psychology, Geography, or any other related area) or in environmental areas (e.g. Environmental Engineer).
  • Desirable: Postgraduate in Environmental, Safety or Social Management or related subject (Master’s degree or equivalent)
  • Experience of environmental management programmes applied to mineral exploration (e.g. early-stage exploration)
  • Experience of social assessment techniques, and of delivering strategic social engagement plans for businesses and operations
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Angola social environment and local communities
  • Practical experience of working at site level in developing economies, in a company, consultancy or development institution
  • Experience in the extractive sector with focus on greenfield exploration (highly desirable)
  • Experience in (or working with) NGO´s;
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategies in a professional practice area
  • Experience of planning and delivering local environmental programs
  • Good knowledge of GIS analysis (e.g. ArcGIS)
  • People management skills that ensure a collaborative working environment
  • Strong professional network within Angola
  • Frequent travel to field sites, including field work as key component of the role
  • Fluent English & Portuguese
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 Mining 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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Vivienne Gower
CA Mining: Global Recruitment
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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