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Resettlement And Community Relations Superintendent At The Badagry Port Development Consortium (BPDC)

Date Posted: 11/May/2014
Deadline: 29/May/2014

Job description

The Badagry Port Development Consortium (BPDC) plans to develop a port in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria. As part of this project it is necessary to implement the project’s social performance standards including the resettlement of project affected communities.

To support this process the BPDC will establish a Social Performance Team to develop and execute a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and manage compliance with the project’s social performance standards. As part of this team and reporting to the BPDC Resettlement Project Manager, the BPDC is looking for a talented, self-motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the position of The Resettlement and Community Relations Superintendent.

• The Resettlement and Community Relations Superintendent will represent the Consortium amongst local communities and other key local stakeholders and act as a key member of the team ensuring the project’s compliance with relevant international and local social performance standards.
• The Resettlement and Community Relations Superintendent will establish and maintain respectful relationships with relevant local communities, via regular meetings, consultation and site visits.
• In conjunction with the Social Performance Team, The Resettlement and Community Relations Superintendent will guide and advise the eligibility to entitlements for displaced persons in respect to land and assets in the project area and to prevent opportunistic/ fraudulent claims for entitlements. He/she should support in identifying and registering the affected population by residence or locality in order to establish a list of legitimate beneficiaries as well on replacement cost and compensation rates for all categories of affected assets and structures.
• In order to be successful, the Resettlement and Community Relations Superintendent will build up and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholder groups like physically and/or economically displaced persons, host communities, community organizations, youth group and women’s groups, NGO’s and relevant government agencies responsible for approving and implementing resettlement plans.

We Offer

• An opportunity to be part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
• Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
• Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
• Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.

Key Responsibilities

• Provide local leadership and public representation on Resettlement and Social Performance on behalf of the BPDC in accordance with company values.
• Deliver on allocated aspects of the RAP and other social performance activities in a timely manner to meet the project schedules, budgets and timelines.
• Technically review and challenge consultant progress against target with regards to RAP development and execution.
• Ensure oversight of project commitments related to social performance and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and company standards.
• Contribute pro-actively to the identification and management of non-technical project risks as part of the wider project management organisation.
• Actively manage and execute Consultation program with affected populations regarding mitigation of effects and development opportunities.
• Execute procedures for recording and processing grievances.
• Interact with wider project management organisation and technical functions to raise awareness and ensure social performance commitments are incorporated into wider project e.g. Procurement and HR processes.
• Develop and execute an appropriate CSR program and contributions to communications.
• Provide regular progress reports to the Resettlement Project Manager and others as required.

Who we are looking for

• Post-graduate qualification in social science, anthropology, natural resource management or a related discipline.
• 5 years working experience in a relevant area including experience playing a key role within a major resettlement project in areas with customary land ownership.
• Experience in working with international standards relevant to resettlement (e.g. IFC Performance Standard 5).
• Experience of managing engagement with local and national government institutes and representatives, regulators and communities on resettlement issues.
• Strong track record in building successful relationships and securing alignment between multiple stakeholders.
• Experience in negotiations and conflict resolution.
• Experienced in working in time-bound projects including reporting into a project management structure.
• Deep understanding of local customs, traditions, and practices that govern affected communities.
• The candidate should ideally be a Nigerian national, speaking Yoruba whereas speaking Egun would be an advantage and be fluent in spoken and written English.
• Experience of working in remote and challenging environments.
• A team-player that can interact with multiple disciplines and collaborate in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team
• Works well without supervision and performs well under pressure. Is able to set priorities.
• Must be able to handle confidential company information with complete discretion and can prioritize responsibilities in order to handle a demanding workload.
• Must have high ethical standards.

Method of Application

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