Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.
Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.
Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.
Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.
The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.
Job Title: Land Officer
To work with the Sustainability and External Relations Land Access team by providing support to the Land Management Coordinator regarding property surveys, assessments and the provision of technical advice relating to Cultural Heritage, and key Community stakeholders in Project, Mining and Exploration areas.
Land Access Data Coordination
- Support the coordination of consultants in the collection of baseline data (Rapid Asset Survey, Full Built Asset Survey (FBAS), Crop Surveys and Crop Assessments) and socioeconomic data to facilitate land access and resettlement.Assist and monitor all land access field activities to ensure compliance with Newmont’s Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Standard and country legislations.
- Facilitate the gathering of data for land access related activities, for the purpose of developing SOP’s, conducting Crop – Assessments and Property Rates valuation.Assist in the management of the Resettlement Negotiation Committee (RNC) and Crop Rate Negotiation Committee (CRNC) engagement.
Land Access and Resettlement Support
- Support the management and coordination of acquired land for Newmont in a responsible manner including speculative activities.
- Support the monitoring of resettlement entitlement processing, sign offs and construction and supervise the physical movement and re-establishment of livelihoods and resettlement households and support the negotiation of satisfactory compensation rates of impacted properties during land acquisition activities.
Land Access Compliance Adherence
- Ensure that all land management activities are conducted in line with Newmont policies, standard operating procedures, and relevant local Ghanaian laws and governmental regulations.
- Follow management of acquired lands according to regulations enshrined in the Ghana Mining Regulations.
- Provide cultural heritage and customary rites advice in Project/Exploration areas.
- Provide professional level assistance and advice in dealing with traditional authorities, District Assemblies, communities and other interest groups involved in NGGL Land Access projects.
- Foster effective relationships with host communities and sensitise current land owners to compensation structures and how these relate to Mining Laws, policies and procedures.
- Monitor and ensure that Newmont’s Consultants and Contractors conducting clearing of acquired land activities, strictly work within the Company’s acquired boundaries.
- Facilitate asset verification and validation exercises during land access projects.
- Supervise the work of the community escort team during the construction phase of various undertaken projects.Advise, monitor and assist the movement of community people within resettlement construction areas and other land access related project areas.
- Provide feedback and report on all Land Access related field complaints, grievances and other dispute resolution processes
- Monitor and provide report feedback on the Contractors’ relationship with the communities, including adherence to land access processes and procedures, as well as safety.
Training & Experience
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
- First Degree in Geography, Land Economy, Natural Resource Management, Social Science or a related discipline
- Knowledge of local community customs and traditions
- Working knowledge of the Minerals and Mining Act 2006 (Act 703) and all enactments relating to Ghana Stool Lands, where applicable to NGGL advantageous.
- Minimum of at least 3 years’ in a similar role, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Land Access-related activities – specifically Stakeholder Engagement, Community Education and Public Participation.
- Strong, communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to translate technical language into local dialect
- Strong planning, prioritizing and coordination skills.
- Sound analysis, problem-solving and reporting skills.
- Sound consultation skills
- Sound computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
- Committed, Culturally Sensitive, Deadline-driven, Diplomatic, Directive and takes initiative.
- Empathetic, Follows through, Honest, and has Integrity.
- Goal oriented, Team Player, Quality oriented, Transparent, Reliable and independent.
- Incumbent works with farmers and Structure Owners whose properties will be impacted by mining activities. Impacted people may sometimes be hostile and difficult to engage.
Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.