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COMMUNITY SPECIALIST - 365063
Engineering / Mining / Industrial
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
A world-class base PGM Metals development project based in SA has an exciting opportunity for Community Specialist. Identify, design, develop, plan, manage, implement, monitor and report on the Company’s projects according to Company processes and relevant legal/regulatory requirements on Community Development, Local Economic Development/Social, Economic Development/Economic Development etc. Mining/Metals industry/sector experience is essential. EE/AA position
Duties & Responsibilities
Main job function
Identify, design, develop, plan, manage, implement, monitor and report on the Company’s projects according to Company processes and relevant legal/regulatory requirements:
Local Economic Development
Support, participate in and manage stakeholder engagement
Conduct analyses to understand local/provincial socio-political, socio-economic and relevant legal/regulatory environment in which the Company operates in
Priorities plans, including conducting a social baseline/community needs assessment to understand the local community context.
Ensure in-depth understanding of Mining Charter; BBBEE; Social and Labour Plans; Guidelines/Local Economic Development (LED) national framework/mining charter/municipality's Industry Development Plans (IDP's) etc.
Support manager stakeholder affairs to develop/update the company
Engage local communities/municipality to identify/agree on projects,
Identify LED/ Social and Economic Development (SED)/Economic Development (ED) projects
Develop high level scope per LED project.
Identify enterprises to be included in ED programme and collaborate with SCM regarding the development needs of identified suppliers
Support coordination of community development forums and ensure accurate record keeping for reporting purposes
Participate in relevant internal/external community development forums as required
Support risk management processes/systems for community development
Identify and analyse risks related to LED/SED/ED projects
Ensure all initiatives are delivered in accordance with the Company, stakeholder affairs, stakeholder management, corporate communication and community development policies, guidelines, procedures etc.
Adhere to sound corporate governance principles
Develop LED/SED/ED project proposals including ECF/EF documentation, project goals/objectives, project budget, project milestones, impact map etc. and submit to senior specialist community projects and manager stakeholder affairs for review.
Oversee implementation of LED/SED/ED projects
Report on progress to manager/community stakeholders
Evaluate impact of projects (SROI) at set intervals,
Manage project budget,
Develop work plans etc.
Develop/build harmonious and sustainable relations with the Company’s community development stakeholders
Develop understanding of the Company’s community development stakeholders' expectations, concerns, needs and views
Track community stakeholders' perceptions/opinions relating to the Company community development initiatives.
Collaborate with senior specialist stakeholder management to utilise protocols, tools, guidelines etc. and to develop material to streamline and support community stakeholder interactions.
Report on stakeholder interactions and outcomes as well as stakeholder issues and concerns
Support manager stakeholder affairs to proactively identify, anticipate, analyse and flag community stakeholders' risks and issues.
Communicate frequently with community stakeholders re the status of LED/SED/ED projects.
Participate in relevant stakeholder, provincial/local authorities and industry forums as required
Desired Experience & Qualification
Relevant tertiary degree
Post- Graduate diploma or degree
Local Economic Development
Business development or enterprise development experience.
Understanding of the Mining Charter
3-5 years Relevant experience in community development including