Manager Environment & Community (Safety / Environmental / Greenfields / Social License / Mining) – Malawi

Southern Africa#Eastern Africa
Posted 3 months ago

Reference No. 389 4 RR



Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Manager Environment & Community who will be responsible for fostering positive relationships and sustainable development initiatives between the mining operation and the local communities in Malawi. This role involves strategic planning and execution of community development and environmental programs, ensuring compliance with local and international standards, and actively engaging in social license to operate initiatives. Through effective leadership, collaboration, and a deep understanding of the socio-economic and cultural context of Malawi, the incumbent will contribute to the company's long-term operational sustainability and positive community impact.



  • Promote project safety by leading with visible, proactive risk mitigation.
  • Foster a culture that exceeds SHEC standards through leadership and proactive management.
  • Disseminate safety lessons and best practices across the project team and stakeholders.
  • Lead the creation and implementation of strategies for community engagement.
  • Develop and execute community projects that support local needs and sustainable development
  • Ensure compliance with local and international standards regarding land resettlement and environmental impacts.
  • Maintain social license to operate with transparent and ethical practices.
  • Conduct and review incidents involving community concerns, preparing comprehensive reports.
  • Develop and implement corrective actions to prevent future incidents.
  • Implement environmental systems and protocols.
  • Engage in planning and rehabilitation activities to minimize environmental impacts.
  • Establish environmental monitoring systems.
  • Advise on water, waste, land, and air quality management.
  • Manage the budget for community affairs, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Implement cost controls and report on community development expenditures.
  • Mentor and train community affairs team members for skills enhancement.
  • Collaborate with local educational institutions to develop training programs for community skill development



Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • At least 10 years’ previous experience leading both Environment and Community Affairs, specifically within the mining industry, including 5 years at a senior level.
  • Relevant degree, either Environment or Community related
  • Management and Leadership Development Programme would be advantageous.   
  • Deep understanding of international standards and legislation related to Environment and land resettlement and compensation.
  • Familiarity with international best practices and standards that can enhance operational compliance and efficiency.
  • Membership in relevant professional bodies (e.g., International Association for Public Participation – IAP2) advantageous
  • Accreditation in social impact assessment or community relations (e.g., Social Impact Assessment Professional (SIAP)) advantageous
  • Greenfields experience would be advantageous.


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Competitive remuneration package (USD net)
  • 2 Year contract linked to work permit (so possibly renewable)
  • FIFO Roster: 6/2


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Ruan Roodt

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