AltGen
Published
12 Jan 2022
Location
Cape Town/Johannesburg, South Africa
Category
Job Type
Salary
Market Related
Start Date
ASAP
Industry
Sustainability
Region
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Slater
State/Province
Western Cape/Gauteng

Description

Our client who has a strong passion for the environment and sustainability is looking for a Social Consultant to join their team. You will need to manage socio impact assessment processes as well as resettlement planning and implementation… think you've got what it takes?

The person our client is looking for will have sound project management knowledge along with the ability to network with clients, solve problems efficiently, be a team player and work independently when needed. You should have an Honours or Master’s degree in Environmental or Social Sciences, or Economics along with at least 6 years of experience in the socio-economic or environmental consultancy space. In order to apply, you must have previous experience working on projects across various sectors within South Africa and Africa. It’s important that we can see through your application that you have good knowledge of international best practice approaches as well as a sound understanding of multi-disciplinary issues of large complex projects in multiple disciplines and sectors. To succeed in this role, you should also have expertise in public and stakeholder participation, authority consultation and project administration. The Associate Social Consultant will be responsible for overseeing and implementing a range of projects or substantial tasks within broader projects, creating proposal submissions, managing various size complex projects with minimal guidance, overseeing the administration and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects, and managing socio-economic and asset surveys which includes analysing and interpreting survey data.

It is important to note that you do need to be willing to travel if you want to apply, as you may need to travel for extended periods of time. If you like what you hear and can see yourself thriving in this role, we’d love to hear from you! Apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Honours of Master’s degree in Environmental or Social Sciences, or Economics

Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience in the socio-economic or environmental consultancy space
  • Previous experience working on projects across various sectors within South Africa and Africa is a must!
  • Good knowledge of international best practice approaches
  • Good understanding of multi-disciplinary issues of large complex projects in multiple disciplines and sectors

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include proactively overseeing social impact assessment/resettlement projects of components of these projects, resource allocation, liaising with clients, specialists and authorities overseeing quality assurance and client feedback, meeting budgets, quality, safety and deadlines while exceeding client expectations, developing the social impact assessment reports and resettlement action plans, and supervising the administration and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects.

Skills

  • Ability to oversee Social Impact Assessment projects
  • Great interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain client and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to develop proposal submissions is a must!
  • Strong management skills with the ability to oversee projects of various sizes with minimal guidance
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Ability to put reports together independently
  • IT proficient, especially with MS Word and Excel

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen

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