Our client is a large multinational mining company with operations in Ghana. The main focus of this role is to acquire, maintain, and divest land, and various legal interests in land, within Africa in support of the company’s exploration, development, social / community, and mining endeavors. To represent the Company’s interest with business partners across the Region and establish sound internal and external stakeholder networks regarding the company’s lands and various legal interests in land.
Job Title: Land Manager
- Foster communications between the Region and global Land, Legal, Exploration, and Corporate Development departments to ensure that regional endeavours are aligned and consistent with global policies, procedures, and expectations
- Negotiate with third parties (e.g., indigenous communities, individuals, companies, etc.) for the acquisition of surface and subsurface land rights required for mine development or mine operations
- Plan, forecast, budget, and satisfy all land-related obligations necessary to maintain the validity of all of company’s lands, and interests in land, located in the Region.
- Coordinate with Regional VP, Legal, Land teammates, outside legal counsel and advisors, and other departments (e.g., Exploration, Corporate Development, S&ER, Finance, Operations, etc.), to provide critical land expertise and support in negotiating land-related agreements with private, indigenous, or governmental entities.
- Conduct field inspections to verify required monuments delimiting our lands are properly erected and maintained, together with identifying trespass or illegal mining
- Verify that all relevant transactions are conducted and concluded in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and values.
- Coordinate with Regional VP, Legal, Land teammates, outside legal counsel and advisors, and other departments (e.g., Exploration, Corporate Development, S&ER, Finance, Operations, etc.) to determine surface and subsurface land rights needed for Company’s exploration, development, mining, processing, reclamation/closure, and other corporate activities, including such rights needed for associated facilities, mitigation, exchanges, and other strategic needs of the Company, including those land rights to be retained by the Company in farm-outs, exchanges, outgoing leases, options, and related transactions.
- Verify all land rights are properly registered or recorded in appropriate public and / or mining registries
- Report and maintain land database, records, maps, reports, etc. to advise the company of its land holdings and associated agreements, rights, terms, payments, royalties, maintenance obligations, and receivables.
- Work with Land teammates, develop, monitor, and maintain knowledge of competitor-owned lands, and interests in land, located adjacent or near Company’s mines and projects and identify opportunities to either acquire or divest land, or various interests in land.
- Complete and / or oversee the completion of, land title and spatial due diligence sufficient for the scope of the transaction and the investment and revenue risk to the Company, including, but not limited to, researching and analysing local land registries/recorders and other governmental institutions (e.g., Minerals Commission, Lands Commission, EPA, Forest Commission, Geological Survey Department, Mines Department, OASL, etc.) to determine or verify ownership and legal descriptions, status, zoning, laws, regulations, environmental restrictions, procedures, and customs.
- Prepare, submit, and monitor until issuance, the applications, dossiers, and petitions, of surface or subsurface land rights from applicable government entities
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
- Undergraduate Degree in Law, Land Economy, Surveying, or other relevant field required.
- Between 10 to 12 years of experience in the application of the regional mining laws, Mining Cadasters, and mining and environmental procedures
- Knowledge of the regional mining laws, Mining Cadasters, and mining and environmental procedure
- Solid knowledge (or ability to build) of Geographic Information Systems and database (e.g., ArcGIS, MapInfo, AutoCAD, and others).
- Excellent written and spoken English plus fluency in Twi
- Must possess good (or ability to build) professional relationship with governmental institutions such as Minerals Commission, Inspectorate Division, Lands Commission, EPA, Forestry Commission, Geological Survey Department, Mines Department, OASL, and other related governmental agencies.
- Advanced computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Benefits and Contractual information:
- Ghanaian nationals strongly encouraged to apply