Community Relations Coordinator Job Opportunity – Amatheon Agri

Organization: Amatheon
Agri
Duty Station: Uganda
About US:
Amatheon Agri Uganda is part of
Amatheon Agri, a German agribusiness and farming group developing sustainable
projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon aims to create shareholder value and
increased food production through the development of new large scale agriculture
operations, the application of state-of-the-art farming techniques and vertical
integration across the agricultural value chain.
Job Summary: The
Community Relations Assistant will be required to act in the interests of
Amatheon Agri in supporting all activities associated with the social and
environmental activities related to the agricultural operations in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    in consultation with the Sustainability Manager, prepare Environmental
    Impact Assessments or Environmental Project Briefs for the operations
  • Identify
    and report on potentially arising social and environmental impacts as they
    may affect the Community or the Company and make recommendations on the
    actions required to remediate any risks identified
  • Be
    up to date in regards to environmental and social policy and procedure
  • Work
    in liaison with the Sustainability Manager, ensure absolute compliance
    with Amatheon social and environmental policies in regards to running
    operations; monitoring and reporting
  • Record
    performance against developed key performance indicators and periodically
    report on this performance
  • Update
    and maintain continuous communication with all affected stakeholders in
    the community as well as at District Level
  • Plan
    and implement project communications strategies with affected stakeholders
    and record and report stakeholder opinions 
  • Take
    part in social baseline surveys surrounding the land being acquired
  • Actively
    participate in due diligence process of land being acquired
  • Work
    closely with the Sustainability Manager, cooperate with Communications
    Department by reporting about activities on the ground in a presentable
    format, including photographs
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Community Relations Coordinator should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a
    relevant field of study
  • At
    least two years of practical work experience
  • Past
    experience as Community Liaison person or working in communities and
    holding community meetings
  • Possess
    the ability to relate to grass roots participants and local government
    officials
  • Ability
    to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables
    in situations where only limited information exists;
  • Ability
    to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
    diagram, or schedule form
  • Be
    highly assertive but diplomatic
  • Working
    knowledge of land tenure systems and titling procedures a must
  • Mature
    with high degree of integrity
  • Secure
    when speaking in front of larger groups (community meetings)
  • Highly
    developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer
    literacy skills i.e. Good Microsoft Office skills in Word
  • Fluency
    in Luo a must
  • Fluent
    in written and spoken English
  • Deep
    knowledge of the Acholi culture, Acholi or Northern background
  • Reliability,
    Transparency and honesty a must
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications including your salary
expectation via e-mail to: h.gorka@amatheon-agri.com

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