Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • As a service provider to the resources industry, our client is looking for a Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist. Applicants for a permanent or fixed-term contract position will be considered.


  • Company: International Mining & Environmental
  • Location: UK/SA
  • Date Posted: 05/01/2023
  • Industry: Mining, Oil & Gas & Environmental
  • Nationality: Open
  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Qualifications: Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field; knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).

Job Description

  • Managing the administrative and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects (either as stand-alone projects or as part of an ESIA).
  • 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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.
  • Knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).
  • 8-10 years’ experience in resettlement planning or related field
  • Must be willing to travel internationally - A MUST

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