Stakeholder Liaison Co-Ordinator
Deadline of this Job:
20 February 2023
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Date Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Q-Sourcing Limited, trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec, is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
On behalf of one of our Tanzania based client, we are looking for a competent and experienced HSE Stakeholder Liaison Co-ordinator.
The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project is a major regional infrastructure project (Capex: 4.1 G$, OPEX:>2.5G$ over 25 years) between Uganda and Tanzania coast, opening a new value corridor between the two countries. The project anticipates the mobilization of ~8,000 to 10,000 personnel across the various construction sites.
The HSE Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator role functions as support the EACOP corporate entity to identify, plan and coordinate stakeholder engagement activities which support EACOP HSE Corporate
This includes liaison with HSE related Authorities, Business, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs, NGOs), and independent 3rd parties: Lender’s Independent Environmental and Social Consultants (LIESC) undertaking the environmental and social due diligence, and the Independent Biodiversity and Livelihoods Advisory Committee (IBLAC).
Job location: The position will be based in the EACOP offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, but will require travel to other EACOP regional offices in Tanzania and Uganda, and other stakeholder organization locations.
Context and Environment
• Behind the numerous technical, environmental and social challenges faced by the project, the objective is for EACOP to be developed in a fast track mode with start-up anticipated 39 months after FID
• With operations in two countries, two separate regulatory regimes will need to be addressed
• Numerous stakeholders and heavy focus by NGOs create a complex context. Project is being developed in compliance with IFC performance standards and the Equator 4 Principles to secure the necessary financing
• Several risks related to the location including malaria, limited infrastructure, significant transport & road risk, etc.
The EACOP project includes the oil export pipeline, several above ground facilities, a marine terminal and tie-in point for a refinery and possible 3rd party shippers. The Pipeline project will be the largest privately led transnational infrastructure project ever undertaken in East African region which raises high level geo-political, public international law considerations as well as complex high risk cost, transportation, commercial, environmental and local content issues in a delicate partnership and regulatory context.
• Job Location: The position is initially based in France to move to Dar Es Salam.
The HSE Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator will be responsible to:
• Develop a good understanding of EACOP Corporate HSE’s activities and associated supporting engagement activities
• In liaison with HSE Director, Heads of Environment & Biodiversity for Tz and Ug, and Head of Health, Safety and Methods, develop/update the HSE stakeholders part of the Ug and Tz Branch stakeholder engagement mapping, and engagement strategy including associated stakeholder engagement action plans
• Develop a good understanding of all HSE stakeholder types, required engagement types, required engagement frequencies and engagement, based on operational requirements
• In liaison with HSE management, ensure the implementation of engagement activities according to HSE stakeholder engagement action plans
• Co-ordinate EACOP relationship with Environment NGOs either proactively with meetings, monthly webinars/brochures, or trying to respond to their requests
• Co-ordinate HSE support to Comms (together with inputs from SMEs) in response to questions from external stakeholders including EACOP shareholders, international media, international and local NGOs.
• Manage the HSE interface with Comms on production of appropriate HSE engagement materials and tools and ensure these materials and tool are continuously made available for stakeholder engagement
• Ensure all stakeholder engagement records and communications are captured and stored in the stakeholder engagement too. (Borealis)
• Communicate any stakeholder concerns or risks to the HSE management
• Support EACOP interface with the Lenders’ Environment and Social Consultants (LESC) for Environment and Social Due Diligence process and monitoring, including monitoring site visits and follow-up actions as needed
• Co-ordinate EACOP interface with Independent Biodiversity and Livelihoods Committee (IBLAC), including field visits, regular meetings and follow-up actions.
• The Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator is responsible to ensure that stakeholder engagement activities related to HSE are carried out as required by EACOP.
• The Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator will ensure that relevant stakeholder engagement components are completed in compliance with the IFC Performance standards.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Education / Qualifications:
• Advanced Degree in Communications, Social Science, Environmental Science or other relevant discipline required
• Proven computer skills, including MS Access, MS Excel required, experience using data management software preferred
• Fluency in English and Swahili (written and spoken) essential; other relevant local languages an advantage
• 10-15 years of professional work experience
• Experience of large scale projects, oil and gas or mining an advantage
• Experience of lender financed projects compliant with IFC performance standards
Technical Experience & Skills
• Proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with stakeholders including government authorities, local communities, industry, CSOs/NGOs and international organizations
• Experience in undertaking stakeholder mapping, and developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategy and action plans.
• Working knowledge of IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles IV, and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.
• Good working knowledge of Tanzanian key stakeholders including government authorities, CSOs/NGOs etc; Ugandan stakeholders an advantage
• Experience in conducting engagement activities with authorities including associated protocols, required
• Experience in and understanding of stakeholder engagement practices in project environment, required
• High level of interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with a wide range of stakeholders including a high level of discretion, diplomacy and ability to manage conflict and gain consensus, required
• High degree of organization and ability to organize team tasks and objectives essential
• Proven ability to work independently, advance required tasks and meet deadlines essential
• Excellent report writing and analytical skills required, proven attention to detail essential
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 120
Level of Education: Associate Degree
Job application procedure
All candidates who meet the criteria outlined as above are encouraged to send their CVs/Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 20th February 2023
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.