Tullow Oil and Gas Careers – Land Access and Resettlement Advisor

Organisation: Tullow Oil
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Job ID: 1377
About Us:
Tullow Uganda Operations Pty
Ltd is an operating division of Tullow Oil Plc, one of the largest global
independent oil and gas exploration companies with 120 licenses in over 23
countries and operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Our
headquarters are based in London and we employ over 1,000 staff worldwide.
1. Land Acquisition and
Resettlement (LAR)
  • Oversee
    all aspects of land access and resettlement in cooperation with Joint
    Venture(JV) partners, compliant with the Land Acquisition and Resettlement
    Framework (LARF) to meet business’ needs for the Exploration Area
    1(EA1)/Exploration Area 2North Project.
  • Actively
    monitor Land Access Resettlement (LAR) process efficiency and
    effectiveness.
  • Manage
    any required updates or development of Exploration Area
    1-(EA1)/Exploration Area (EA2) North Project land access procedures, to
    ensure regulatory compliance and alignment with Ugandan Legislation and
    International Standards, namely IFC PS 5.
  • Co-manage
    with JV partners the project Resettlement Team.
  • Manage
    Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd (TUOP)’ Land Access and Resettlement
    budget.
  • Work
    in liaison with the Legal team, to oversee and manage ongoing land
    concerns including management of Tullow land/asset inventory, leasehold
    agreements and ongoing requirements.
  • Work
    closely with Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Front
    End Engineering Design (FEED) teams to ensure relevant information is
    integrated into ESIAs and that appropriate mitigation measures are in
    place to avoid and mitigate physical displacement.
  • Work
    closely with Social Investment and National Content teams to ensure
    alignment between land access agreements, broader social investment
    initiatives and International standards.
  • Ensure
    all required land related data and documentation is obtained, managed and
    shared in TUOP information system (Boreal-is).Ensure that the
    documentation is available to demonstrate International Best practice
    approach.
  • Manage
    the development of Resettlement Action Plans/Policy Frameworks and ensure
    that Livelihood restoration plans are compliant with key international
    standards.
  • Offer
    egular updates to the Uganda Leadership Team through the Social
    Performance Manager on the status of land management and compensation
    issues.
  • Build
    understanding and capacity across the organisation and JV partners in all
    aspects related to land acquisition and resettlement.
  • Cascade
    trainings related to Land acquisition and resettlement to the Social
    Performance (SP) Team.
2. Community Relations and
Engagement
  • Actively
    facilitate TUOP’s engagement on all land issues, including legislative and
    regulatory frameworks, with Government Uganda through the regulatory
    bodies, Petroleum Exploration & Production Department (PEPD) and
    Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
  • Steer
    engagement on land issues with JV partners and relevant industry associations.
  • Manage
    and coordinate engagement with local communities and stakeholders in
    securing land access and providing appropriate compensation in line with
    Ugandan legislation and International best Practices.
  • Technically
    support site based stakeholder engagement teams in executing stakeholder
    and community consultation activities in accordance with Ugandan
    legislation and IFC requirement for stakeholder relationship management.
  • Actively
    support the timely resolution of stakeholder and Community Grievances
    related to land.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicant should hold a good bachelor’s degree qualification in Social Sciences
(i.e. sociology, anthropology, international relations, development studies,
environmental science, natural resources management, urban/rural planning or
related discipline.
  • At
    least seven years’ experience in managing Land Access and resettlement
    within a major international Oil & Gas and/or mining project,
    preferably in Africa.
  • Previous
    experience in implementation of one or two major Resettlement Action plan
    compliant to World Bank/IFC standards is highly desirable.
  • Past
    experience and solid understanding of best practice/standards in the area
    of Land Access, physical and economic displacement IFC World Bank standards.
  • Proven
    experience in building successful relationship and building alignment
    between international and national stakeholders on major resettlement
    action plans.
  • Previous
    experience in establishing and running effective community consultation
    platform to build alignment with local communities and other stakeholders.
  • Significant
    experience of working in a safety case environment.
  • Thorough
    understanding of best practice and relevant international standards (IFC
    PS 5) as they apply to land management, access and acquisition.
  • Possess
    the ability to manage complex matters in a transparent and inclusive
    fashion.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to produce effective frameworks, policies and procedures to ensure
    timely access and minimize associated impacts.
  • Ability
    to develop and implement strategies (including key stakeholder engagement)
    to secure desired outcomes and support objectives.
  • Build
    and maintain a network of influential stakeholders and informed parties.
  • Awareness
    and sensitivity to multinational exposures and cultures.
  • Ability
    to translate complex information into strong, easily delivered messages,
    including the ability to influence, inspire confidence and build trust at
    all levels and across cultures.
  • Ability
    to manage a range of external consultants / advisors to support key
    deliverables and build capacity.
  • Excellent
    written and verbal communications skills in English.
  • Working
    knowledge of other working languages with partners (i.e. French or
    Chinese) is an added advantage
  • Mentoring
    people in hydrocarbon operations.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications by clicking on this
link
.
Please upload the following in
your application; an updated CV / resume should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
Deadline: 10th February 2015
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