VdE | Gerente de Investimento Social e Relações Comunitárias | SASOL

 



Job Title: Manager Social Investment & Community Relations

Business Unit: Gas Sourcing and Operations

Location: Temane

Closing date: 19 January 2023

Reports to: Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

Job Type: Permanent

Role Category: Optimisation

Level of Experience: Minimum of 7 years’ experience

Line Manager: Senior Manager Corporate Affairs

Job Id: 80010562

Short Description / Purpose of Job

Manager Social Investment & Community Relations will oversee the creation and implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSI) plan through the development of key actions and initiatives within Sasol in Mozambique. Identifying and enacting enablers such as policies, procedures, and learning tools; collecting and analysing relevant impact data and information; being a partner of community leaders and peer companies in the design, implementation, and measurement of external social impact programs. This position will also maintain Company’s employee giving process and help nurture partnerships that strengthen Company’s relationship with our employees, the local Government and the communities.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Social Investment

  • Responsible for developing and implementing plans which underpin the Company’s Social Responsibility objectives
  • Develop and deliver specific management plans as they pertain to specific social investment projects
  • Provide guidance on how the Social Investment business is undertaken, in compliance to Company’s CSI policies and procedures and in the pursuit of addressing the needs of multiple Stakeholders, mainly community Stakeholders whilst positioning our organisation as a credible stakeholder partner
  • Ensure the connection between the business agenda with broader reputation and social issues
  • Ensure that social investment initiatives follow internal governance structures to protect the company against unwarranted fines and penalties and reputational exposure
  • Build and maintain relationships with local communities and local governments and community-based organisations or community groups
  • Creation of meaningful metrics for CSI efforts and best practice sharing
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Social Investment reports
  • Build and maintain good relationships with implementation partner organizations, and help with expertise to guide a range of activities and initiatives which are designed to have a positive impact on the local communities
  • Conduct baseline assessments and develop the Theory of Change for each of the social investment focus areas and programmes as part of the planning process
  • Identify, select or design and develop interventions aligned to the Theory of Change and
  • baseline assessment results
  • Conduct internal and external stakeholder engagement, onboarding and training (where applicable) prior to implementing programmes and initiatives.
  • Conduct risk assessment and license to operate analysis, as well as community engagement
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation of the social investment programmes in line with the M&E Framework at identified intervals
  • Design the execute progress reports of the social investment programmes in line with the Group SI Reporting Procedure

Community Relations

  • Provide strategic counsel to management to proactively and effectively manage key issues which have community implications
  • Develop and implement a community engagement plan which encompasses all key local level stakeholder groups (district officials and community authorities among others)
  • Develop and maintain close networks with community-based organisations (CBOs)
  • Work closely with Communications to develop and execute targeted engagements with key stakeholders in accordance with an agreed strategy
  • Represent the Company at community engagements as required
  • Work closely with operations to determine extent and focus of
  • engagement activities.

Formal Education

Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in the humanities, social sciences, anthropology or related field

Experience

  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of combined experience in a social performance role
  • Good understanding of statistical analysis, social impact measurement, UN Sustainable Development Goals, community relations, human rights, volunteering, and social investment programs
  • Experience in the development of community engagement methods
  • Extensive experience in identifying and mapping key stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of grievances and grievance management systems.
  • Excellent planning and project management skills and ability to manage large projects in complex business sectors
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment, across several geographies.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to build relationships with diverse individuals working with senior management and partners (Communications, Finance, HR, Supply chain, etc.) at all levels in the Company.
  • Digital savviness, fast learning abilities, working under tight deadlines and capacity to undertake several responsibilities at the same time
  • Ability to evaluate and comprehend the complex external operating environment and the implications for the implementation of community consultation and engagement methods, investment projects, and social impact mitigation techniques
  • Ability to create and implement external affairs initiatives, including stakeholder involvement, in order to achieve desired results and promote corporate goals
  • Ability to communicate difficult information clearly and effectively, including the capacity to persuade, inspire faith in, and foster trust at all levels
  • Knowledge of the UN Global Compact, Voluntary Principles, EITI, IFC Social Performance Standards and other Social Performance initiatives
  • Excellent financial skills and management experience with budgets.
  • Ability to handle external consultants and advisers (if necessary) to support important deliverables.
  • Preferably fluent in English and Portuguese and at least one of the local languages spoken in the north of Inhambane province

Certification & Professional Membership

None

Competencies

Business Leadership: Demonstrates commercial acumen, a global mind-set and exercises sound judgement. Achieves results through others and holds them accountable.

Partnership Leadership: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes. Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.

People Leadership: Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation. Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.

Project Coordination: Knowledge and experience with Project Coordination is planning, organizing, and managing tasks and resources to accomplish a objective this include an administrative, liaison and support role that supports one or more projects. Usually used during smaller non capital projects.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Tech Savvy: Knowledge of the Information Technology Industry including trends, emerging technology, best practices, competition, regulations, and legislation


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