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Country Director - Paramaribo - Suriname

The Role:
The incumbant will reserve the corporate interests of the Company in the country and ensure the best investment conditions and protection of the assets. Generate and maintain long-term relationships with government officials, agencies and local communities. Monitor good practices in terms of communities’ socio-economic sustainable development, environmental regulation, social responsibility and manage the public relations. Assist the Management of the Mine site in the execution of administrative, legal, strategic and communication matters.


Your Responsibilities:

Generate and maintain long-term relationships with government officials, agencies and local communities ensuring alignment with the organization’s strategic priorities.

Work closely with the mine GM to ensure alignment, co-ordination and integration of corporate interests, strategies and programs in country.
Lead the implementation of processes, policies and practices within the region that maximize operational efficiencies and competitive advantage.
Ensure the Supervisory Board activities are working flawlessly and maintain good relationship with the Board members.
Monitor key competitor activity, establish IAMGOLD as a preferred partner, and when warranted work in close co-operation with Corporate Development to establish new beneficial business arrangements with partners.
Responsible for Public Relations and External Communications and act as the primary point of communication for the medias.
Manage relations with the Government, especially with key Ministries, e.g., Natural Resources, Regional Development, Labour, Technology and Environment, Justice, Police and Defense
Identify issues and facilitate discussions with the Government to advance corporate interests.
Promote effective communication and relations with local government agencies, indigenous groups, local communities, and peer companies, as required.
Represent the Company at the government level and in dealing with matters involving professional associations, NGOs and community interest groups.
Inform the various parties on activities of the Company to enhance image of the Company.
Produce proactive strategic analysis and recommendations on political, economic and social activities that may have an impact for the Company.
Review and seek business opportunities (business development) to spread risk, share costs, increase the level of focused activity and provide greater access to potentially successful projects.
Provide support to Surex operations.
Keep abreast of issues and potential developments that may impact business operations.
Report on key issues and develop recommendations to address risk through mitigation strategies.
Manage proactively the potentially difficulties and opportunities in relation to changes of legislation or practices of public administration.


Qualifications

What we look for:
A university degree in Engineering, Legal or related technical field, preferably a post graduate degree
Master of Business Administration would be an asset
Minimum of 15 years’ experience in an exploration/mining environment
Good knowledge of Suriname culture and business environment
Experience in community and government relations
Business and management experience are required
Knowledgeable on agreement structures and terms
Good negotiation and deal making skills
Strong leadership, teambuilding and networking skills
Creative and innovative financial acumen
Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication; good presentation skills
Ability to communicate complex problems clearly – both written and orally
Multi-cultural awareness
Sense of urgency
Strong business ethics and values, role modeling IAMGOLD corporate values
Demonstrated organizational agility and effective communication with key stakeholders

Primary Location: Suriname
Work Locations: 14 - Paramaribo Office North President Da Costalaan NR 2 Paramaribo PO Box 2973
Job: Corporate Affairs
Organization: Rosebel
Job Posting: Aug 26, 2020, 9:55:54 PM

Closing Date:
28/09/2020

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