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HR Legal Advisor - Rosebel Mine Site, Paramaribo

The Role

To provide operational and tactical HR support to the business regarding various Labour Relations matters for a smooth running of Employee and Labor Relations. The incumbent will play an important role in effectively and strategically managing the issues related to investigations, employee grievances, discipline and court cases. Be a strong Legal advisor of Rosebel by promoting fair culture and strong consistent decision making according to Surinamese Labour Law. Establish a strong partnership with management to execute smoothly all employee/labor relations matters.
This role will be based out of both the Rosebel mine site and Paramaribo office from Monday to Friday.

Your Responsibilities:

Lead the relationships and key negotiations with the union as appropriate with a view to securing business performance, employee engagement and legal compliance.
Negotiate. analyze, draft, review and interpret various legal documents.
Advise leadership on labour relations issues, provide vulnerability audits, and work with HR staff to maintain an environment of positive employee relations.
Advise solicited and unsolicited on legal aspects of the Company and conduct due diligence investigations in all legal matters related to Labour relations.
Advise Management on content and procedures to ensure Company's compliance.
Responsible for monitoring and analyzing new legislative initiatives and laws, followed by risk analyses and mitigations for the Company.
Identifying legal risks for assigned groups and providing adequate and appropriate legal advice in relation to their day-to-day operations.
Develop and implement programs and/or specific projects related to Labour law topics.
Represent the Company at dismissal board hearings, meetings with the Ministry of Labour and external governing agencies.
Develop HR capability in the understanding and application of HR best practices within the Employee services functional area.


What we look for:

University degree in Labour Law or Human Resources Management is required.
At least 8 years' labour relations experience in a unionized environment.
Demonstrated employee relations experience, conducting workplace investigations, harassment claims and advising managers on implementing corrective action interventions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong negotiating skills in both amicable and hostile situations.
Excellent judgment and appreciation of complex legal problems.
Professionalism and discretion to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to meet deadlines in a proficient and timely manner.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Fluency in Dutch and English is required.

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: Human Resources
Organization: Rosebel
Job Posting: Jun 29, 2020, 6:21:15 PM

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