Community Liaison Officers (10 Positions) at Tullow Oil

On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Do You Have What it Takes?
Tullow is looking for you.

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. 

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. 
Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. 

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. 

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individuals to fill the following role:
 

Community Liaison Officer 
10 Positions
Reports to Field Supervisor, Stakeholder Engagement
 
Job Purpose:  As the key site based representative for community and local government engagement activities; the Community Liaison Officer will manage and coordinate the day to day execution of community based activities (engagement, sensitisation and issues management) according to business requirements and applicable policies and guidelines. 
He/she will also play a key role in managing grass roots engagement and company reputation / social licence to operate issues.   

Responsibilities
  • Undertake active community engagement in order to obtain and sustain the social license and enable smooth implementation of operations;
  • Initiate and sustain public awareness on exploration issues in order to enhance the community understanding of the industry;
  • Actively seek feedback from the community and advise the company on community views n various issues and any changing trends within the community that may affect operations;
  • Develop and maintain close networks with local, district and county leadership; Liaise with relevant local, state, district and county authorities to ensure good stakeholder relationships;
  • Develop and sustain an effective two-way communication network between the Company and Advisory committees;
  • Provide business insight and advise the Company about community activities that may impact Tullow operations;
  • Support Permitting and Compensation Aspects in the Areas of Operation where this may be required;
  • Gather information on social impact of Tullow operations on immediate communities and consult internally and with community leadership on mitigation measures;
  • Consult with local stakeholders and advisory committees regarding Community Development Projects and their implementation.
  • Submit daily activity reports to line manager or his designate.
  • Monitor interaction between sub/Contractors, locally employed persons and local communities and report any impropriety or Concern to the Company
  • Manage local stakeholder relationships through regular contact with local community representatives.
  • Carry out sensitisation campaigns to educate the local communities on Tullow’s activities on the ground.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Senior education qualified- Diploma or Degree level.
  • Five years previous experience working within a community relations / development role; management of grievances at community level.
  • Experience in the management of grievances and grievance management systems.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategies (including key stakeholder engagement) to secure desired outcomes and support objectives
  • Build and maintain a network of local stakeholders and informed parties.
  • Ability to translate complex information into strong, easily delivered messages, including the ability to influence, inspire confidence and build trust at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Applications and further enquires can be sent to:
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Email: [email protected]
Closing date:  Friday 1st November 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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