Social Scientist

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • The successful incumbent will provide and carry out social and resettlement activities throughout Africa. One will work for a reputable client with an international footprint, having vast industry knowledge and expertise within the Mining sector as well as, Oil & Gas sectors & Agriculture is looking for an experienced and professional Social Scientist to join the esteemed team.


  • Company: Environmental Consultancy
  • Location: International
  • Date Posted: 05/01/2023
  • Industry: Mining, Oil & Gas & Renewable Energy
  • Nationality: OPEN
  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Qualifications: Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Responsible for social impact assessment and resettlement projects covering the administrative and technical aspect of the job requirements (either as isolated projects or as part of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
  • Winning projects through proposal compilation and building of positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Compilation of Social Impact Assessment reports and Resettlement Action Plans.
  • Managing socio-economic and asset surveys, including analysis and interpretation of survey data.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at community and government levels.
  • Liaising with clients and project partners.
  • Effectively managing interfaces between disciplines – e.g. coordination between social/ resettlement practitioners and database management, GIS, stakeholder engagement, land surveying, economic modelling, community health impact assessment, etc
  • Providing support and mentorship to junior staff.
  • Developing and maintaining client relationships.
  • Carrying out business development and marketing activities.
  • Working in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.
  • Project managing and administrating projects, where required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology,
  • Research Psychology or related field.
  • Work Experience 5 or more years’ experience in resettlement
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of social impact assessment and resettlement.
  • Planning or social impact assessments and related field
  • Must be willing to travel internationally
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

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