Junior Social Scientist

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior Social Scientist being able to 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. One will gain a great amount of exposure and be required to travel internationally


  • Company: International Mining & Environmental
  • Location: International
  • Date Posted: 14th July 2021
  • Industry: Mining, Oil & Gas & Environmental
  • Nationality: OPEN
  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Qualifications: Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Assisting in managing the administrative and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects (either as stand-alone projects or as part of an ESIA).
  • Doing proposal compilation for the success of winning projects and building positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Compiling 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.
  • 2 or more years’ experience in resettlement planning or social impact assessments and related field
  • Planning or social impact assessments and related field
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of social impact assessment and resettlement.
  • Experience in special-purpose studies (e.g. Social and Labour Plans, Community Development Plans, influx management, artisanal mining, etc.) would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).

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