- Join an international leader in mining & metals offering outstanding personal development & career opportunities
- Be part of a diverse, agile and talented team of experts with an active caring culture and strong teamwork
- Full-time role based in Loznica
About the role
Under the direct responsibility of the Land Acquisition Manager, you will be responsible for effective delivery of land acquisition. This will require direct engagement with land owners and regular collaboration with colleagues including: the Communities Superintendent; Livelihood Restoration Coordinator (Loznica) ;Community & Environment Manager and the LA Project Coordinator (Belgrade).
Your main responsibilities will be:
- Managing and leading land acquisition and resettlement activities in Loznica / Core Project Footprint (CPF) Jadar project including the development and implementation of one or more Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), consistent with the Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRP).
- Managing and leading the team and colleagues assisting the land acquisition programme from other teams.
- This includes (not exhaustive): land formalization / legalization process, socio-economic surveys, assets and valuation surveys, offers (producing, submitting, and signing) and payment process etc…
- Engaging relevant Project departments, at field level – within Loznica’s municipality -, and staff in the successful development and implementation of plans to address permanent land acquisition, compensation and resettlement issues.
- Engaging with relevant Local authorities and departments in approving the Guide for Land Acquisition and Compensation (GLAC) and action plans.
- In collaboration with the relevant departments - Environmental, Survey, Community, etc -, keep track of land use issues and provide weekly activities reports highlighting any changes and/or needed interventions.
- Managing the data needed to ensure that any of the Project’s induced economic and physical resettlement is compliant with international standards.
- Assisting in ensuring the quality control of the land acquisition process and activities, more specifically in the use and control of the Information Management System (IMS).
- Any other activities relevant to LA successful implementation
- Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
- Five years of experience in land acquisition, strongly desired, and/or development area (social, surveys, etc…).
- Familiar with Serbian and International standards (IFC PS1/PS5)
- Computer proficiency including using Information Management System
- Strong work ethic and commitment to implementation and execution
- Concise writing and public speaking/presentation skills are desirable for reporting to senior management
- Communication skills
- Leadership to successfully manage a team
- Negotiation in challenging environment
- Prioritization of tasks
- History if tangible achievements in any field
- Ability to anticipate possible obstacles and propose favourable solutions
Where you will be working
The Jadar project is a greenfield Underground mine and process plant development located approximately 40km south-east of Loznica, Serbia. An underground mine, comprising of a production shaft, exhaust shaft, development levels, access to production stopes, mobile mining equipment and associated infrastructure. The process plant is designed to produce boric acid, lithium carbonate and sodium sulfate.
Jadar project commenced the feasibility study in Aug 2020. The project business strategy is to develop Jadar as a core, Tier 1 asset with synergies with Rio Tinto Business, enabling a green future and creating value for both Rio Tinto and Serbia. The project execution goal is to derive maximum value from Jadar for its stakeholders, while also delivering on the promised outcomes.
As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.
Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.
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We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.
We are seeking to increase the diversity across our operations in order to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees and encourage female applicants to apply.
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