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Community Relations Officer - Rosebel Mine Site - Paramaribo

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

Develop and implement plans and procedures to manage all social aspect of the Rosebel project in area of Community Relations, communication, Local economical 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:

Bachelor degree in Community Relations, Public Relations or Social Sciences;
3 to 5 years experience in community development, sustainable development, agricultural economics;
3 years field experience in development work in a developing country context
Mining industry background useful;
Fluent in Dutch, English and Sranang Tongo
Saramaccan speaking is recommendatory
Ability to Manage complex and diverse project portfolios with limited resources and to tight deadlines
Ability to work in a culturally diverse and complex environment with people of varying abilities and competences
Good developed interpersonal and diplomacy skills
Good level of cultural awareness and understanding

About Us

IAMGOLD is a leading mid-tier gold producer with four operating gold mines (including current joint ventures) on three continents. IAMGOLD has a pipeline of development and exploration projects. The company’s growth plans are focused in Canada, select countries in South America and Africa.
IAMGOLD is committed to a Zero Harm approach: we continually strive to reach the highest standards in human health and safety, minimize our impact on the environment and work co-operatively with our host communities.

Rosebel Gold Mines

Having a successful career path is about making the right choices and at Rosebel Gold Mines, we offer you many opportunities. We are one of the largest private employers in Suriname and offer a wide range of career paths, with all the support and incentives you need to be your best. We believe that by engaging, empowering and supporting each other, we can achieve extraordinary performance.

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: Jul 4, 2019, 8:25:25 PM

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