Wednesday, October 26, 2016

COMMUNICATION & SYSTEMS OFFICER - Lumwana Mining Company Limited (LMC)

Job Title: Communication & Systems Officer
Location: Lumwana Mine, Solwezi, Zambia
Reporting to: Community Relations Superintendent
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 Communication & Systems Officer.
Role Summary
Reporting to the Community Relations Superintendent, you will be responsible for monitoring, analysing and reporting social impact and social risk as well as supporting stakeholder engagement, grievance and social impacts/risk management. In addition, you will ensure data integrity and execute enhancements to the system maintaining liaison with departmental and other operation staff (especially IT Department) to facilitate the flow of social impact information to and from other department systems. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Lead on managing the Community Relations management systems and implement the Social Monitoring, Evaluation, and information/communication systems.
  • Monitor Social Sustainability Program, including data collection, analysis and development of tools to improve effectiveness of program implementation
  • Generate and provide system support to Community Relations Superintendent towards review and update of Social Sustainability Management Plan to capture changing environment
  • Draft and compile weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Facilitate provision of a GIS service (i.e. map development interface with community)
  • Coordination of reporting requirements of the department and establishment of strong lines of communication with all the Departments on site.
  • Coordinate with all departmental functions ensuring all is set as required.
  • Responsible for publication of all departmental alerts and other site wide communications and Document control (whether soft copy or hard copy) relating to Barrick CRMS standard
  • Maintain Community grievance and Incident databases (including input into RIMS /retrieving data from RIMS and facilitating departmental analysis and responses)
  • Maintain the department’s portal and promote its use by all team members.
  • Coordinate and facilitate application/use of site systems such as monitoring and evaluation systems, pronto and oracle within the department.
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
  • Degree in Social Sciences/Sociology
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience within mining industry with special strength in monitoring and evaluation systems including social impact monitoring and social risk management.
  • Strong knowledge in mining operations and social risk monitoring and management. Added strength in stakeholder Communication systems highly recommended.
  • Knowledge of social economic impact monitoring, impact assessment and reporting
  • Experience in data management role, SSPS, SQL queries and/ relational data bases. Programming skills will be an added advantage
  • Ability to interpret and implement requirements for community relations administration tasks and effectively achieve targets and goals
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, professional integrity and co-ordination skills
  • Knowledge of 101 mining
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use GIS (Arc View), integrated management systems and MS Suite
  • Valid Driver’s License
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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