Environmental & Social Director – Africa (French)

Sector:   Hydropower / Dam Engineering, Recruitment
Discipline:   Environmental, Hydropower
Region:   Africa
Salary:   100k +
Contract type:   Full time, Permanent, Contract

Environmental & Social Director – Africa (French)

Desirable location base with an international renewable energy consortium, they are building a hydropower plant in French speaking Africa, and they require a bilingual person on the ground during the development and construction phases to ensure the project adheres to Environmental & Social principals.

You will be employed as part of the owner’s team and report in directly to the General Manager to direct the development and implementation of the E&S systems within the teams and CSR policy.

This is a residential role over a 4-year term, and you will be based in a beautiful coastal city around 25 miles from the project site, it is suitable for family living.

Role & Experience:

  • Manage the community relations and ESIA teams
  • Liaison with the project owners, local authorities and with those affected by the project
  • Day-to-day communication with the ESIA consultant to ensure delivery of a bankable ESIA and respective Management Plans (Environmental Monitoring and Management Plans, Resettlement Action Plan, Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan) meeting the requirements from authorities
  • To ensure optimal integration and compliance of social and environmental activities within the company by liaising with other relevant disciplines to ensure and qualify that social and environmental requirements are followed during conduct of field operations
  • Higher degree in Environmental science, ecology, Environmental/Agricultural Engineering, Natural Resources Management or equivalent
  • At least 10+ years of relevant experience in the field, incl. infrastructure project management, preferably from hydropower projects
  • Substantial experience in working in international environment, preferably in Africa
  • Fluency in English & French, both spoken and written
  • Experience working to IFC / WB standards

Salary & Package:

Paid in EUROs and net of in country taxes, the salary could exceed €10,000 per month providing you have the right experience and aptitude for the role. The package also includes accommodation allowance 1 x return trip home (econ) / annum + phone & laptop + car & fuel + possibility for School fees paid. This is residential role suitable for single, married or family status with good international French schooling. Full details of the position and company will be disclosed for suitable candidates.


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