Posted on :
27 Nov, 2020
27 Nov, 2020
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 Management Officer II
About This Role:
To provide support to the Land Access and Control Specialist in the development and day-to-day implementation of Land Access and Resettlement programs and policies, providing professional valuation advice regarding the acquisition of land for mine operations, projects and/or exploration.
In This Role You Will:
Land Access Planning and Implementation
• Contribute to the development and implementation of the land use access strategy and management plan for land access, compensation and resettlement programs for the Ahafo North mine.
• Verify the implementation of Newmont’s programs, policies and procedures for all land access, compensation and resettlement activities, at all stages of project implementation.
• Monitor and control speculative activities, mining area boundaries and other lands of interest within the Newmont mining lease.
• Coordinate asset surveys and valuations activities (including Socio-Economic surveys) and verify that these are undertaken in a timely and well-regulated manner.
• Contribute to the collection and compilation of all necessary data to quantify land access, resettlement and compensation needs.
Land Access and Resettlement Support
• Support the management and coordination of acquired land for Newmont in a responsible manner.
• Support the monitoring of resettlement entitlement processing, sign off and construction of resettlement buildings.
• Supervise the Resettlement construction and the physical movement of resettlement households including structure demolishing.
• Support the negotiation of mutually satisfactory compensation rates of impacted properties during land acquisition activities.
Land Access Compliance Adherence
• Align all land management activities and provide verification that these are in line with Newmont policies, standard operating procedures, relevant local Ghanaian laws and governmental regulations, and international best practice.
• Follow management of acquired lands according to regulations enshrined in the Ghana Mining Regulations.
• Supervise property surveys and field studies undertaken by the Land Management Officers.
• Build relationships with community members to listen to and document specific concerns and issues that may need to be addressed and/or investigated.
• Work in conjunction with external organization, government institutions and other external stakeholders to find mutually satisfactory solutions.
Budget and Reporting
• Support the implementation of the compensation plans to ensure prompt compensation payment to beneficiaries.
• Lead Environment department’s contribution to the Zero Harm goal of Ahafo with focus on quality Safety Interactions, Inspections, Audits, Risk Assessments & Impact Mitigation and Control Systems.
Your Training, Skills & Experience Checklist:
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations
• First Degree in Land Economy, Property and Land Management, Planning or a related discipline.
• Valuation expertise.
• Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience working in a Land Management, Land Law, Resource Planning and Resource Management environment.
• Advanced interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds).
• Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
• Strong planning, prioritizing and coordination skills.
• Sound analysis and problem-solving skills.
• Sound conceptual skills.
• Strong reporting skills.
• Sound consultation skills.
• Sound coaching and mentoring skills.
• Sound relationship management skills.
• Sound computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
• Cultural Sensitivity.
• Deadline driven.
• Directive and takes initiative.
• Follow Through.
• Honesty and Integrity.
• Goal orientated.
• High quality orientation.
• High level of transparency.
• Reliable and independent.
• Team Player.
• Incumbent’s work is mostly located within the mining lease area round the mine site, but role requires some travels to catchment communities within the Newmont concession.
• Work is conducted mostly in the bush, supervising property surveys, interacting with community stakeholders and sometimes walking for long periods in the elements.