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Communities Manager

The Simandou Project, Guinea / Rio Tinto
Location: Conakry Region, Guinea
Last Date: September 1, 2010
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Communities Manager

The Simandou Project, Guinea is a large project within Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s portfolio. Stage 1 will involve implementing a 95Mtpa mine + 700km long rail + deep water port. The project is in Pre Feasibility Stage (PFS).

The role will be responsible for the community relations of the project including: development of community systems, development of community program in health, education and infrastructure as well as building strong relationships with NGO’s, government and the community leaders to ensure the success of the project.

Main Accountabilities
• Actively promote safety and environmental awareness, safe work practices and compliance with safety, community and environmental standards.
• Integrate the communities management into the Simandou HSEC management system
• Oversee the implementation of community health and education programs
• Oversee the implementation of local infrastructure and other community projects
• Develop livelihood compensation measures
• Contribute to the development of a strategy for sustainable regional economies
• Develop partnerships with donors and NGO’s in line with the project and community team strategy
• Liaise with local authorities on community matter and issues pertaining to the project where required
• Implement measures to monitor community issues, progress and opportunities for strengthening relationships.
• Manage development and succession planning initiatives to identify key talent and create consistent leadership coverage and support for the project.
• Identify and implement areas to facilitate and increase the skill development, employment & integration of Guinean nationals into the project workforce.

• A graduate or post-graduate degree in social sciences, anthropology, community training or development studies.
• At least 10 years working in community relations management in remote locations;
• French speaking with preference for English as well
• Experience in managing impacts of in-migration
• Significant experience in both strategic and operational management of community and broader social issues;
• Previous work experience in West Africa is highly desirable
• Knowledge of IFC standards is highly desirable

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