18 Février 2018

18Community Development Superintendent - French Speaking

Posté dans , le 18 Janvier 2018

Progressive International

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Admin, Office & Support, INTL - Africa Central Africa - Democratic Republic of Congo


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Purpose of the Role: The Community Development Superintendent provides strategic input and operational management of Company’s Community Development activities with a focus on non-mitigation programs. Core non-mitigation development programs are community health, education, economic development and infrastructure.


The Community Development Superintendent’s primary responsibilities include the following:  directing the department staff and contractors in daily operations; inspecting projects in progress and verifying their completion to ensure quality of work; providing administrative and technical direction to staff; implementing company policies and procedures; complying with regulatory requirements; and assuring program effectiveness (i.e. audits, development and tracking of key performance indicators) with the overall goal of reducing social risk to the mine operations.




The Community Development Superintendent must have a strong track record in the day-to-day management of social programs in the challenging conditions of Sub-Saharan Africa.  Additional requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences, business administration/economics, international relations, or related sustainable development field
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in community relations/community development or a similar activity
  • Management and/or coordination experience with stakeholder engagement
  • Experience with leadership of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and building cohesive team function
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and administration
  • Skills in evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Strong technical writing skills in either English or French
  • Good oral communication abilities in both English and French-(Mandatory)
  • Ability to adapt to living conditions in a remote area
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of policies, guidelines and practices promoted by lending institutions, including the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards
  • Management skills preferred in a large organization setting


The Community Development Superintendent is expected to perform the following:

  • Lead development of Community Development annual project plans
  • Contribute to annual revision of the 5 year community development plan
  • Develop, plan, and direct the work plan for projects and responsibilities.
  • Prepare project cost estimates and coordinate work with other departments as required.
  • Forecast necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies, and capital improvement projects; submit budget recommendations and justifications including AFEs (Approval for Expenditure); and monitor and control expenditures.
  • Liaise with the company’s Social Community Fund and ensure coordination between the Fund and the Community Development Department. 
  • Lead the Company’s interaction with local stakeholders, including community, chiefs, government officials, and NGOs. 
  • Assist the Community Relations Superintendent in the grievance management process.
  • Coordinate with the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) Superintendent on mitigation-driven program implementation especially Resettlement Action Plans.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders such as company managers and superintendents, government officials, NGOs, and respond to queries on company community programs and activities.
  • Promote internal and external communications on the community development programs with company’s Communications Department.
  • Work with employees to correct deficiencies, implement disciplinary procedures and recommend terminations, and investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary.
  • Oversee and recommend the selection of key staff.
  • Identify and facilitate training for the Community Development staff

Additional responsibilities:

  • Track performance in the core areas of company social risk management programs namely education, health, economic development and infrastructure.  Develop continuous improvement processes based on results from monitoring and evaluations.
  • Develop, implement and supervise procedures for internal routine compliance monitoring and external assurance processes.
  • Develop, propose and implement risk mitigation, community development and stakeholder engagement strategies that support company’s “Social License to Operate.” Actively participate on the company Sustainable Development Team to complete the annual risk register process, develop action plans for actionable risks, submit information for the annual Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), and achieve compliance with the International Council on Mining and Metals Sustainable Development Framework.
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging community development funds with bilateral and multilateral agencies, as well as private donor organizations.
  • Establish and maintain dialogue with local authorities regarding local and regional social issues (e.g. equitability of employment within the project area, growth management in urban communities, etc.)
  • Represent company at public conferences and forums as required.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 7 working days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. However, we will keep your CV on our database for any position that may become available.

Ad Visible Until: 28 February 2018

Ref: JHB000739/SF

Vacancy Type: Contract

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