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Community Relations Officer Saramacca Project

Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs, Human Resources Jobs
Community Relations Jobs, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Jobs, Welfare & Community Affairs Jobs
South America, Suriname
Suriname All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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The Role

Support the development and implementation of plans and procedures to manage all social aspects of the Saramacca project in the areas of Community Relations, communication, Local economic development, capacity building, social investment strategy and the sustainable development of surrounded communities. To contribute to raising the profile/ visibility and improving understanding of Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. community relations activities both internally and externally. Ensure all activities are done according the Community Relations Management System.

Your Responsibilities:

Maintains ongoing dialogue with internal and external stakeholders and participates in Community relations issues meetings internal and external;
Implements community communication activities, initiatives and forums including the Communications Committee and other consultation forums and initiatives in line with department strategies;
Implements projects, initiatives and activities relating to community development activities;
Implements community-based projects / activities and monitors community interventions;
Implements the grievance mechanism relating to Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. operations which directly affect the community (as well as requests for assistance from the communities) and to ensure that all Community complaints and requests are effectively processed and recorded;
Provides data for updates, manages and follows-up on risks and needs related to the surrounding communities via the Risk Register;
Implements communication, local economic development, capacity building, social investment strategy and the sustainable development programs, activities and initiatives related to the sustainable development for surrounded communities;
Supports the development of strategic plans relating to communication, local economic development, capacity building, social investment strategy and the sustainable development programs and ensure that these plans are comprehensive and effectively implemented;
Continuously supports the improvement of activities and projects of the department;
Contributes to baseline, monitoring and evaluation studies to support effective analysis of data;
Contributes to the strategic planning process for the Community Relations Department and other relevant departments through the development of workshops and other planning forums;
Assess the impacts of the operations and department programs on communities and alerts Community Relations coordinator;
Provides information and data for reports, case studies and strategy papers on Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. Community Development programs as required;
Improves the visibility and understanding of Community Relations Department activities within Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. and to educate Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. employees about the needs, preoccupations and realities of the surrounding communities.


What we look for
University degree in social science
Experience in community development, development economics & measuring tools and concept
Knowledge on the Mining industry in Suriname is useful
Fluent in Dutch, English and Sranan Tongo
Knowledge of Maroon languages is useful
Ability to work in a culturally diverse and complex environment with people of varying abilities and competences
Quick learner
Good level of cultural awareness and understanding

Interested candidates should click on Apply Now to be directed to this vacancy on the IAMGOLD careers website and complete the application process online

Primary Location: Suriname
Work Locations: 17 - Rosebel Mine Site President Da Costalaan NR 2 Paramaribo PO Box 2973
Job: Health, Safety and Sustainability
Organization: Rosebel
Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019, 3:06:42 PM

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