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Manager, Human Resources – Bilingual EN/ FR - Wahgnion

Job Field:
Human Resources Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
HR (Human Resources) Jobs, Industrial Relations Jobs, Recruitment/Talent Management/Reward Jobs, Training & Development and Education Jobs, HR Management Jobs
Africa, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Burkina Faso All
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Salary Description:
Expat FIFO benefits package 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster
Teranga Gold
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Position: Manager, Human Resources – Bilingual  

Site:  Wahgnion Gold Operations, Burkina Faso 

Summary of Role:


This is an expat FIFO role: 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off roster with travel in company time to our Wahgnion site in Burkina Faso.

 As a key member of the management team at our Wahgnion mine in Burkina Faso, the Manager, Human Resources will lead the HR Department, which includes training and development.  The primary areas of focus will be to oversee the implementation of our HR tactical plan over the next 12 months.   There is a major focus on updating all HR systems to support the business as well as developing the local HR team.  This role reports to the General Manager and Vice President, Human Resources. 

Key responsibilities: 

·         Lead and manage the development and supervision of all core HR functions in collaboration with the Vice President, Human Resources.

·         Manage the implementation of key HR programs including performance management and succession planning.

·         Work with senior management to identify site wide and departmental HR needs and formulate and execute solutions.

·         Ensure continued legal compliance in all HR areas – practices, policies, procedures and programs.

·         Ensure alignment and integration of all work activities to achieve overall people and human resources goals.

·         Manage job classification and salary progression systems including implementation, administration and compliance.

·         Supervise labour brokers as part of a broader workforce strategy, ensuring the best interests of the Company and conformity to required practices.

·         Contribute to and support talent management activities including progression and succession planning.

·         Ensure appropriate tracking and management of all human resources information and data via an HR database; provide various HR reports to support the business as required.

·         Provide support, coaching and counseling to both managers and employees as required to facilitate the resolution of issues/matters that impact on work performance.

·         Perform other related duties as required.



  • Minimum 15 years’ related experience ideally as a generalist with hands on experience in all key HR areas;         Bachelors’ Degree in Business (Human Resources’ Specialization preferred) or relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  French and English bilingualism (verbal and written) is essential
  •  Previous expatriate experience working in a remote location preferably in West Africa
  •  Demonstrated experience and success in a wide range of Human Resources generalist areas including job classification systems, compensation and benefits, recruitment, HR administration, employment laws, HR policies & procedures, employee relations, advising management on HR areas.
  •  Labour experience required including leading workers’ committees and dealing with various key stakeholders to address related employee and community issues    
  •  Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills required in the mining or related industries
  •   Strong cultural sensitivity and ability to work effectively across cultures

Company Overview

Teranga is a multi-jurisdictional West African gold company focused on production and development as well as the exploration of more than 5,000 km2 of land located on prospective gold belts.  Since its initial public offering in 2010, Teranga has produced more than 1.2 million ounces of gold from its operations in Senegal.    Focused on diversification and growth, the Company is constructing its Wahgnion Gold Project in Burkina Faso with production expected in late 2019.   Teranga has a strong balance sheet and the financial flexibility to execute on its growth strategy.  The Company has nearly 4.0 million ounces of gold reserves from its combined Sabodala Gold operations and Wahgnion Gold Project and is committed to building this reserve with continuing our exploration programs in three countries:  Burkina Faso, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire.


Our Vision, Culture & Values

  •         We are committed to a culture with a friendly and informal environment; dedicated and empowered people who want rewarding careers and the ability to make good decisions that positively impact the business.
  •          We are a fast-growing junior miner that offers career opportunities; the work is challenging and exciting with tremendous growth and challenge.
  •          Health and safety is one of our highest priorities – we have an exceptional record and strive to continuously improve all practices.
  •          We are committed to social responsibility, to our people, and to supporting and sustaining the local communities.


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