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Community Liaison Officer

Company Tharisa Minerals
Reference # COMLOFF002
Published 31/03/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Marikana, North West, South Africa
Introduction
“Tharisa plc (Tharisa) is a European headquartered integrated resource group. We are uniquely positioned incorporating mining, processing, beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics.” Tharisa Minerals Mine is situated near the town of Marikana in the North West Province, and is seeking to appoint a qualified candidate to the following position:
Job Functions Mining
Industries Mining
Specification
Community Liaison Officer, REF/COMLOFF002
Job Level: C5
Internal / External
Purpose of Role
The Community Liaison Officer is responsible for internal and external stakeholder engagement, participation in and implementation of the Social and Labour Plan (SLP) and Mining Charter targets.
Requirements
Role Context
Responsible for the active involvement of the mine host communities affected by the mine in the identification, formulation and implementation of sustainable and variable projects to uplift the livelihoods of the local populace; Theincumbent will be the focal point in harmonizing relationships between internal and external stakeholders. He/She will engage the local communities to be able to plan their own future scenarios while at the same time promoting the image of Tharisa Minerals through its local economic development initiatives; The incumbent will provide office and database administration services to the SLP department including the compilation of reports as directed by the SLP Coordinator; Provide a primary communication link between community stakeholders and the mine with respect to Socio-economic development projects and the mines impact on host communities; Ensure that messages to and from Tharisa Minerals and the community are promptly handled, in line with the IFC guidelines on consultation and community engagement; Engage and/or consult with community stakeholders through support meetings, focus groups and presentations with community members where appropriate; Assist the SLP coordinator in developing and implementing Tharisa Minerals stakeholder engagement plan in consultation with the SLP Manager and Head of Department; Implementation of an effective grievance mechanism by ensuring that Stakeholder grievances are received and managed in an appropriate manner and by ensuring open and transparent communication of relevant information; Support the development and implementation of an appropriate Local Economic Development strategy in consultation with the communities and /or relevant stakeholders; Work with Heads of departments, including sub-contractors to facilitate the identification and development of employment /economic opportunities for local suppliers and contractors, in order to understand the procedures of the community engagement plan in advance; Prepare works-plans, develop reports and attend meetings /calls, where necessary to demonstrate, record or monitor progress and report to the SLP Coordinator; Liaise with engineers and other technical specialists where necessary to co-ordinate initiatives and ensure adequate monitoring /reporting of progress, in order to flag potential risks, coordinate community engagement needs and procedures throughout the life of mine.
Job Closing Date 12/04/2021
   
   
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