Community Field Officer

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Job Description

Empregador: Anglo American

Localização: Belas, Luanda, Angola

Categorias: Quality Assurance

Indústria: Mining & Metals

Descrição da Vaga: Group Discovery and Geosciences (GDG) Team aim to deliver significant value to Anglo American via:

Creation of transformative value through the safe and effective discovery of two or more superior-value mineral deposits every decade;

The delivery of a step-change in our operational geoscience effectiveness – through the application of various discovery and geoscience skills and knowledge in the characterization of endowment; and

Maximizing value realization from Anglo American’s portfolio of assets by implementing leading operational geoscience effectiveness.

Job Description

Social, Sustainability, & Environment.

Social license to operate: Planning Stage

Identify the different stakeholders in the project’s area of influence;Carry out the additional socio-economic diagnosis of the area;Raise relevant information to the area from secondary sources;Implement the social income action management plan;

Social license to operate: Procurement Stage

Coordinate and conduct informational meetings with communities in the area of influence, social leaders, and local associations.Actively participate in monitoring and approaching identified stakeholders.Register and respond to complaints and claims received from different stakeholders and ensure that they are resolved as per the grievance mechanism.Mediate possible low to median disputes between the Anglo team and the community.Attend meetings with stakeholders, when required

Social license to operate: Maintenance Stage

Coordinate and conduct informational meetings with communities in the area of influence, social leaders, and local associations.Execute the activities committed in the Social Strategy and/or programs of the social investment plan.Document and monitor the interactions and commitments established with the different stakeholders.Register, and respond to complaints and claims received from different stakeholders.Monitor the work zones to avoid any social incident that becomes a risk for the operations (i.e. accompaniment to the technical team in the field).

General Tasks

To carry out a permanent follow-up to the Community alerts received;Support the gathering of information in the field for the elaboration of the different baselines, according to Angola regulations (e.g. social, environmental, flora and fauna, archaeology);Participate in the elaboration and analysis of socio-environmental diagnostic reports.Participate in the preparation of social investment plans;Identify social risks (both for the project and for the communities) and participate in the design of mitigation measures.Participate in the preparation and delivery of communication plans with key stakeholders;

Safety & Health

Ensure compliance with all activities according to the company’s SHEC policies;Consistent application of Safety & Health principles in all programs of work and take personal responsibility for the safety of self and others to ensure zero harm and elimination of fatalities Act as a role model and reinforce a workplace culture where safety and health for the site are paramount.

People & Teams

Provide necessary training to the different members of the team and communities;Be part of the purpose-led, high-performing culture within the discipline that is aligned with the company values, is inclusive, and promotes diversity.  Act as a role model and actively engage as a team member in all team processes.  Set clear and consistent expectations, encourage team members to challenge the status quo, and strive for improvements. 


Professional in one of the social academic areas: Social worker, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Journalism, History, Psychology, Geography, Agronomical sciences; Communication, or any other related area.

Desirable: Postgraduate in Community Relations and/or Social Management or a related subject.

Role-specific knowledge:

Experience with social assessment techniques.Practical experience of working at site level in developing economies, in a company, consultancy, or development institution.Experience in the extractive sector on green-fields exploration (highly desirable).Demonstrable knowledge of Angola’s social environment and local communities.Desirable knowledge of GIS analysis (e.g. ArcGIS).People management skills that ensure a collaborative working environment.


Proactively identify the risks against the safety of your area, adheres to the most appropriate practices, and fervently promotes individual responsibility concerning safety.Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and the important role of consistently demonstrating required behaviors and championing safety values.Experience in community relations issues.

Technical skills: Ability to apply the following skills at a defined level of proficiency required for the role

Ability to:

Understand different socio-cultural backgrounds and their sensitivities.Engage with communities and stakeholders to build relationships based on trust.Deliver training and facilitate meetings.Demonstrate skill in the creation of briefing materials, and preparation of presentations.Demonstrate proven analytical skills and attention to detail.Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to articulate and deliver business value from social performance activities.Collaborate effectively with a multidisciplinary team.Effectively communicate in Portuguese and English.Desirable communication in one Angolan language.

Other requirements to perform the work effectively:

Fieldwork as a key component of the role (field-based role with roster).Occasional travel to Luanda may be required.Fluent English would be advantageous.

What We Offer

When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none. From technical training to leadership programmes, we bring out the best in our people. There are plenty of opportunities to move onwards and upwards too. We’re a large, successful multinational company – and we’re still growing all the time.

Who We Are

We aim to lead the industry by pursuing ever safer and more responsible ways of working, demonstrating integrity and showing care and respect for people and the planet. That means we are constantly seeking new opportunities to mine and process our products sustainably, using less water, less energy and more precise extraction technologies. As the custodians of coal and other precious natural resources – diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore and nickel – our extraordinary teams work safely and collaboratively, with the utmost consideration for local communities, our customers and the world at large.

How We Are Committed To Your Safety

Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer.

Inclusion and Diversity

Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential.

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please complete our online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of the process.


Since safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have become widely available this year, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated at the earliest possible opportunity. However, as vaccines have been proven to be a very effective and safe way of protecting people and reducing Covid-19 transmission, we have now announced our intent to introduce a policy that requires Covid-19 vaccination for access to all sites and offices. This policy would apply to all new joiners to the company as well as existing employees and contractors. We are in the process of undertaking a comprehensive engagement process with all our stakeholders about our intent. This is so we can tailor our approach in each country, including ensuring what we do is lawful. Once this is complete, we will look to implement the policy. There may be differences in how and when it is implemented due to local context and legal requirements

The advert would close at midnight 08 April 2022.