EPC Local Content Advisor

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Mozambique, , Mozambique

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POSITION: EPC Local Content Advisor
REPORTS TO: Local Content Supervisor
LOCATION: Palma/Afungi

Please note: This opportunity is only available to Mozambican nationals.

All CVs must be in English.

The EPC Local Content Advisor focuses on the Mamba Midstream Project. The role is characterized by:
- Managing the implementation of Local Content strategies and plans to ensure compliance with Project commitments to Government, Community and Lenders
- Monitoring to ensure Local Content is embedded into standard business processes (e.g. training, bidding process, contracts)
- Monitoring the Local Content landscape to inform continuous improvement

Responsibilities of the EPC Local Content Advisor shall include the following:
- Implement Project National Content strategy ensuring alignment with Project strategies and commitments in coordination with the different responsible groups within the project team
- Ensure clear short and long term strategies documented for the three pillars of Supplier Development, Workforce Development and Strategic Community Investment
- Build internal alignment across all business lines re National Content objectives
- Monitor to ensure National Content requirements included; provide input into contracting strategies
- Build and facilitate strong relationships with external stakeholders including co-venturers, government institutions, regulator and Project contractors
- Monitor and provide guidance and best practice approaches to employment, training and engagement/capacity building with Mozambique businesses
- Review various commitments by government as it relates to National Content and identify key strategies to work with Government Relations team to ensure commitments are honored to ensure smooth operations
- Review and maintain consistency in messaging and negotiations with stakeholders as it relates to Project issues
- Provide regular and timely National Content reporting to both the internal and external stakeholders, as stipulated in the project plans and directed by management
- Provide input into contracting strategy and execution planning to ensure appropriate National Content
- Provide guidance and best practice approaches to employment, training and engagement/capacity building with Mozambique businesses
- Schedule appropriate meetings and negotiate with key stakeholders to resolve issues and close
- Provide advice and mentor Socioeconomic staff on Mozambique Government National Content law, policy or procedures, Oil and Gas Act and relevant legislation/s that applies to overall P&GA operations
- Regular monitoring to ensure Local Content programs meet project Lender requirements through approved Social Management Plans
- Provide appropriate intel to CR teams to assist in the development of Community Relations strategies for dealing with issues (particularly related to Local Content) that crisscross different functions and responsibilities and where appropriate provide recommendation to be used in the development of short and long term mitigation measures

- Tertiary qualification in Law, Business, Social Science & Humanities, Lands, Anthropology or related field
- Minimum 10 years business, government, lands or adequate community relations experience
- Team leadership skill in alignment, empowerment and continuously improving team performance
- Experience in land owner issues and have excellent current landowner relationships
- Commercial knowledge to complement community and external affairs understanding is essential
- Understanding of extractive industry requirements
- Knowledge of legislations applicable to the Mozambique petroleum industry
- Good appreciation of government systems and contacts
- Strong report writing and presentation skills
- High level of interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural work environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills Proven management and leadership skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; persuasive with strong business perspective
- Adaptable to changing priorities
- Ability to assess and act on project resource needs
- Experience with interacting with a variety of external entities (e.g., government agencies, NGOs, local communities, EPCs, Lender institution representatives)