Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Location: Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia.
Reporting to: Sustainability Manager
Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC), a copper mining company owned by Barrick Gold Corporation is situated in the North Western region of Zambia, some 300 km west of the Zambian Copperbelt and 95 km south west of the provincial capital of Solwezi. The mine is a multi-pit, multi staged operation mining approximately 100MT of ore and waste per annum and producing copper concentrates containing an average of 120,000 tonnes of copper metal per year over a twenty (20) year mine life, making Lumwana the largest single open cut copper mine in Africa. The Company is now looking for an experienced and qualified individual to be considered for the position of Community Development Coordinator.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of LMC community development projects in support of the Lumwana Community Development plan. In addition, you will Facilitate, promote and negotiate community planning and development projects, monitor empowerment programs necessary to examine and secure community development opportunities. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Supervise and manage the Social Sustainability Management Plan (SSMP) sector activities in small and medium enterprise development, Agriculture, Education, health and community liaison. Supervises named sector staff as direct reports.
  • Prepares Monthly reports on Community development facilitation including achievements, constraints and direction to improve.
  • Monitor the Social Sustainability Program, including data collection, analysis and use of the information to improve on-going process.
  • Refer to the Social Sustainability Management Plan (SSMP) for result tracking and program assessment.
  • Help improve communities by overseeing plans to add and revitalize infrastructure in the impacted close by communities through collaborative activities with the community organisation/development committees.
  • Through research analysis and planning initiatives, offer recommendations and direction on development opportunities.
  • Identify, secure and coordinate resources necessary to implement community development programs, and make recommendations on potential funding opportunities.
  • Frequent interaction with community leaders, local government and planning authorities and private sector.
  • Oversee and coordinate all LMC support to local Community development projects.
  • Oversee and provide strategic guidance to productive liaison between LMC, community interest groups and public officials.
  • Coordinate with Community Relations Superintendent on social impact monitoring and mitigation
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Degree in Community Development/Planning or Public Administration/Economics or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum experience (10 years) in a related field and basic knowledge of Finance of which 5 years or more must be in a supervisory role
  • Good understanding of local customs and practice.
  • Good understanding of expectations of the community in the area
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and show a commitment to understand local culture
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use integrated management systems, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet applications.
  • Confident communicator with senior management, legal entities and external stakeholders
Zambian Nationals who meet requirements for this position and are resident in Zambia are strongly encouraged to apply
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a Security and / or Police Clearance Check; a Competence Assessment, Qualifications, Credit and Reference Checks


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