Posted on :
20 Dec, 2016
20 Dec, 2016
Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, 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 programmes 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: Senior Government Relations Representative
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Government Relations
DIMENSIONS: Position has no direct reports and direct no budget
Positions directly supervised:N/A
Positions indirectly supervised:N/A
The position has the responsibility of supporting the Government Relations function in the initiation, development and sustenance of effective relationships between the company and government stakeholders using a culturally sensitive approach and ensuring that internal stakeholders are aligned with key government stakeholders to achieve the company’s operational and sustainability objectives
This is to be achieved by facilitating contact between the company and national government authorities as necessary through the developing and maintaining of a standard operating procedure consistent with the company’s policies and standards and by ensuring that internal stakeholders are abreast with key government policies and programs pertaining to the mining industry.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
• The position is located in the Accra Regional office
• Position may be required to travel to, and assist other domestic and international sites.
• The position may require working outside regular work hours
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, masters is preferred
• Knowledge of Ghana’s legislative standards and procedures are required
• MBA studies or Post graduate in Public Administration is an advantage
• Knowledge of notable government bodies standards and procedures is required
• Minimum 5-7 years of relevant work or related government and public settings
• Mining, construction, utilities or relevant industry experience is preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with continuous improvement programs and integrated management systems
• Experience with industry organizations, government agencies, NGOs and civil society institutions.
Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong PC skills using MS office software
• Strong research capabilities
• Demonstrated ability to achieve deadlines and manage priorities
• Must have the ability to think strategically and implement tactically
• Public speaking ability
Job: Environment and Social Responsibility
Title: Senior Government Relations Representative
Requisition ID: 161810