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Community Relations Consultant - International FIFO in Toronto, ON at Design Group Staffing

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Relations Consultant – International FIFO
 

Client – A Canadian mining company with multiple operations around the world.

Location – West Africa

Reports to – Corporate CSR Manager

Languages – Must be fluent in English/French

Rotation – 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off

Duties and Responsibilities
• Oversee CR department when CR Manager is on leave, and provide support when CR Manager is on site, including developing, directing, participating in and/or evaluating:               

  • Grievance management;
  • Plan and project for stakeholder engagement, community development, ASM, human rights management, and local procurement and employment;
  • The professional development of CR team members;
  • The implementation of the clients Social Performance Standards
  •  Monthly and quarterly reporting;

• Support the implementation of major projects; and
• Carry out the above functions in accordance to the clients Social Policy and Social Performance Standards.
 

A significant area of responsibility will be overseeing the resettlement of a local village:


• Accountable for executing a successful resettlement project and working with external experts and consultants, all levels of company management, and other employees to fulfill on this mandate, including:
                o Ensure the livelihoods and standards of living of displaced people are fully restored or enhanced, including through participation in the construction of the new village;

o Oversee ongoing and regular engagement with affected community members and other stakeholders in order to manage expectations and inform company of stakeholder perspectives;
o Work with CR team members and external consultants on livelihood restoration programs and ensure alignment with community development;
o Oversee grievance management related to land disputes, compensation and resettlement commitments;
o Generate reports as needed (weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual) to management on resettlement progress, impact metrics and budget;
o Coordinate with other site-level departments and the clients corporate head office;

Competencies and Requirements
• Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Social Development, Economics, Social Science, International Relations, Communication);
• Master’s degree will be an asset;
• 6– 10 years related professional experience in the mining industry, preferably in a management capacity;
• Experience in coordinating with internal departments and external stakeholders and partners;
• Understanding of community relations processes, international standards, and best practices;
• Ability to identify, understand, and manage community expectations and needs;
• Strong skills in team building, conflict management, and consensus building;
• Strong organizational and project management skills; and
• Fluent in English and French.

Interested applicants should send their resumes and cover letter in MS Word format to ycallender@dg.ca quoting “Community Relations Officer’’ in the subject line.  

Design Group thanks all candidates for their interest in this opportunity.  Due to the volume of resumes we receive we may only be able to respond directly to those candidates being selected for an interview. 

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities will be provided upon request during the recruitment, assessment, selection and placement process.