Gold Fields Ghana Limited September Jobs (3 Positions)

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22 Sep, 2011

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Abosso Gold Fields Limited – Damang Gold Mine, a subsidiary of Gold Fields International is a world-class operation, consisting of 25 Mtpa open pit-mining operations and a 5.2 Mtpa CIL Metallurgical Plant. The mine is located in a tropical climate in the Western Region of Ghana



1. Cost Accountant

Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Gold Mine is seeking to appoint a dedicated, experienced and self motivated individual to fill the vacant position of Cost Accountant. The successful candidate will be expected to use his acquired knowledge and expertise to assist in the preparation of performance measurement reports (daily, monthly, quarterly and annual cost & financial accounting information) for management decision making. The successful person will be required to submit accurate periodic information within specified deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring efficient liaison between responsible heads of departments in the efficient management of their departmental cost
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly cost reports and trends analysis
  • Assisting with the preparation of operational annual budgets
  • Application of cost management and budgetary control principles in managing mining assets
  • Undertaking operational reviews in specific departments with the view to determining profitability of various mining/processing operations
  • Monitoring relevant financial and operating ratios in the operation and advising management
  • Interpreting and applying relevant tax laws in business transactions
  • Understanding and application of SOX and COSO frameworks in financial management
  • Preparing monthly reconciliation on selected accounts
  • Ensuring that periodic reports meet set time frames and targets
  • Be in charge of Fixed Assets Register, and preparing yearly impairments as and when required


Required Skills or Experience

  • Bcomm or BSc Accounting/Finance or any relevant tertiary qualification from a recognised institution
  • Be a part qualified member of a recognised Accountancy body (ACCA, CA Gh, CIMA)
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in similar position
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Working knowledge in SAP or similar ERP Accounting Package
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to interact with people of diverse cultures and levels
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A hands-on approach and be willing to work long hours to obtain required results
  • Valid Ghanaian driver’s licence and proficiency in driving light vehicles

Special Attributes:

  • Reliable
  • Integrity and trustworthiness
  • Be able to cope with pressure
2. Superintendent -Drill & Blast (D-Lower)

Purpose of the position:
The Mining Department of Damang Gold Mine is seeking to employ an Expert Drill & Blast person who will be responsible for all drill & blast deliverables in the department. The incumbent of the position will be responsible for the improvement of the current drill & blast efficiencies as well as the required maintenance of the drill & blast equipment in the Mining Operations department.

Reporting to the Manager Mining, the Drill & Blast Superintendent will be responsible for effective people management and machine safe practices in accordance with Gold Fields Ghana Standards and Procedures, effective operational cost control, equipment availability/reliability and performance, risk mitigating initiatives and contract management. The incumbent will also make use of his/her knowledge, skills and experience to identify, implement and manage continuous improvement projects and programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the achievement of qualitative and quantitative outputs through the efficient utilisation of drill & blast designs;
  • Timely delivery of blast designs;
  • Coordinate and account for the performance of all shifts involved in drill & blast section
  • Initiate cost saving practices and productivity improvement of specially assigned projects
  • Interact with other sections to ensure continuous and seamless mining sequence
  • Ensure own staff are effectively trained, developed, and supervised
  • Maintain a culture of continuous improvement in his/her section of responsibility
  • Responsible for Green Belt 6 Sigma projects in sections
  • Maintain a safe and an environmental friendly working environment


Required Skills or Experience

  • BSc (Hons) or Diploma in Mining Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable understanding of relevant applicable legislations and Mining Regulations
  • Mine Superintendents’ or Mine Captains’ Certificate of Competency and blast certificate
  • Demonstrable understanding of open pit mining operations
  • Computer literacy and experience in the use of mining software programmes
  • Well developed oral and written communication skills (English proficiency)
  • Medical fitness for the position and environment
  • Supervisory skills and ability to lead and motivate the production team(s)
  • A hands-on approach and be willing to work long hours to obtain the required results
  • Valid Ghanaian driver’s licence
  • At least 8 years previous experience in open pit mining, 3 of which has been in a similar capacity
  • Competency in First Aid
3. Protection Services Superintendent – Investigations

Purpose of the position:
Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Gold Mine is seeking to appoint a dedicated, committed and self motivated individual for the position of Protection Services Superintendent – Investigations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing investigative processes by utilizing policies and procedures made available in order to protect assets and information of the company. He/she will also be required to apply acquired knowledge and experience to provide the necessary support services to the company for the achievements of both departmental and organisational goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of all security policies/procedures regarding crime and investigations, and ensure full compliance with Mining and other Regulations
  • Ensure consistent improvement in security deliverables (investigation, audit, sox compliance, background checks)
  • Initiate and monitor preventive and precautionary measures to decrease criminal activities on the mine
  • Ensure that appropriate devices and resources are procured for the effective running of the investigative section
  • Assist with Performance Management, and development of subordinates in his/her section
  • Maintain a strong bond with key external law enforcing bodies (Ghana Police, Judiciary, Bureau of National Investigation, Inspectorate of Mines, and Military)
  • Build an effective and reliable information acquisition platform
  • Provide advice to stakeholders based on intelligence gathered from investigations
  • Compile weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on crimes, thefts and illegal mining activities carried out on the company’s concession
  • Ensure compliance with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 requirements and standards
  • Adhere to company principles, ethics and values with integrity


Required Skills or Experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification from a recognised institution
  • Have at least ten years relevant security experience at management level
  • Investigative and reporting skills
  • Proven leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills with high level of integrity and the ability to interact with people of diverse cultures
  • Comprehensive security knowledge and experience in mining operations
  • A high level of computer literacy in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Medically and physically fit for the position and environment


How To Apply

Dries Hugo – Regional Manager – Protection Services, E-mail:- [email protected]

Interested parties should submit their Curriculum Vitae to:

Gladys Damalie – Human Resources Officer
Tarkwa Gold Mine
P. O. Box 26

Or email: 
[email protected]
Company details can be found at:

Note: “Gold Fields will only respond to applications that meet the necessary qualification stipulated”

Gold Fields is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Safety First – Do not accept second best – Ahwe Yie



Cllosing date: 27 Sep, 2011

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