TECHNICAL EXPERTS, EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIESTetra Tech ARD is pioneering the establishment of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit within its international development services. CSR in this context covers a range of technical skills encompassing social and environmental issues and practices that mitigate local, national and international impact of extractive industries.
We are presently seeking interested technical professionals with experience in this discipline and who have experience in, and/or reside in the eastern Africa region with a focus on the extractive industries, oil, natural gas and minerals. Successful candidates may engage in international work under the Tetra Tech Global Mining Practices (GMP) as opportunities become available.
Responsibilities/Experience: *Support the development and implementation of CSR programs in the field of extractive industries; * Analyze environmental and social circumstances in the vicinity of extractive industry activities and develop mitigation policies, plans and procedures; * Develop strategic and operational plans for managing execution, and measuring results; *Prepare, communicate and educate target groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the world of CSR best practices; *Manage programs and initiatives which keep Tetra Tech in a leadership position within CSR and sustainable development to the extractive industries and other clients with an interest in promoting CSR; *Maintain relationships and develops channels for dialogue with key CSR stakeholders, influencers and organizations; *Lead programs, strategic initiatives, communications and structural support to improve the performance of global, regional and local extractive industry efforts; *Manage strategic relationships with the appropriate affected communities, non-governmental organizations, business associations and public agencies; *Provide subject matter expertise on CSR implications of business issues; *Conduct and ensure the completion of performance reviews; *Ensure partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements; Provide training in corporate CSR to relevant partners in the industry and those affected by extractive industries.
Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities; *Excellent written and oral communication skills; *Well-versed in eastern Africa extractive challenges and practices; *Ability to apply sound business principles and practices to project management and change management processes; *Cross sector experience in the identification of and addressing CSR and sustainable development services; *Direct work experience related to the specific CSR functions in international development contexts and the extractive industries; *Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; advanced degree preferred; *Minimum of 5 years relevant international experience; *Knowledge of CSR practices and mining a distinct advantage; *Fluency in Swahili and other local languages, in addition to English, a major advantage; *East African nationals encouraged to apply.
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of this on-line application process: * A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity * A current CV in reverse chronological format
How to apply:
To Apply: https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingD...
Closing date: 28 Mar 2013
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.
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