Deputy Land & Social Manager

Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Job Reference 1238528

Location Dar es Salaam , Tanzania

Industry Oil & Gas - Pipeline

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 16, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of our key clients to seek a Deputy Land & Social Manager to join them in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on a 1-year renewable contract.
Main accountabilities and responsibilities:
  • She/he is responsible for support for LSOC department manager in execution of department activities.
  • She/he is responsible for supporting the delivery of appropriate livelihood restoration programmes and their monitoring and evaluation.
  • She/He will ensure the livelihood restoration progammes are implemented in compliance with IFC Performance and Project standards.
  • Collaborate with the LSOC Manager in leading and supporting the Land Acquisition, Livelihood Restoration, Social Performance teams, ensuring effective coordination and communication.
  • Assist in recruiting and mentoring LSOC team members and external advisers. · Support the Livelihoods Restoration Manager in defining and executing the livelihood restoration programme for all economically and physically displaced people based on the 11 RAPs for Tanzania.
  • Support to the Livelihoods Restoration Manager for the organization, deployment and oversight of the livelihood restoration team.
  • Lead, support and oversee the implementation plan and schedule for delivery of the livelihood restoration programme.
  • Support the procurement process for Livelihoods Restoration contractors including defining scopes of work, overseeing the evaluation of tenders and on boarding contractors.
  • Assure the reporting process of livelihoods restoration programme and ensuring inputs into overall departmental reporting.
  • Lead, support and oversee the monitoring and evaluation system for livelihood restoration.
  • Provide QAQC of Livelihoods programme implementation and documentation to ensure international requirements for livelihood restoration are met.
  • Ensure vulnerable households registers are updated, maintained and welfare monitoring of vulnerable households and physically displaced households are undertaken according to the monitoring programme.
  • Identify any issues arising for vulnerable households in accessing livelihoods programmes and work with the Livelihoods Restoration Manager to identify and implement corrective actions.
  • Support and input into the departmental reporting system including weekly and monthly department reports, shareholder reports and lender audit reports.
  • Engage with NGOs and other civil society organization on land, livelihoods and social performance subjects.
  • Support the drafting of responses to external reports or letters from NGOs.
  • Contribute to overall department management including budget management, invoicing approvals, reporting, human resource management etc.
  • Advanced Degree in Environmental, Social Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Agribusiness, Business Development, Social Anthropology, Sociology or related discipline required.
  • 15-20 years of proven Project Management experience working within industry or a large organization with a focus on the management of large and diverse professional teams and complex projects, required.
  • Professional experience in land acquisition and livelihood restoration planning, implementation and monitoring, required.
  • Proven experience of investor financed private sector Projects compliant with the International Performance Standards.
  • Proven experience managing contractors including technical and financial management and monitoring.
  • Proven communication skills with an ability to develop and maintain good relations with stakeholders.
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills, required.
  • Proven ability to mentor, coach and manage teams, required.
  • Proven ability to multitask, work independently, manage significant workload and competing demands whilst meeting deadlines, required.
  • Proven computer, report writing and analytical skills, required.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), required.

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