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Community Relations Officer at Newmont Mining Corporation – Jobs in Ghana

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Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.

Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.

Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.

Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.

The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.


Responsible for the frontline management of community issues and supports day-to-day proactive engagements in order to promote good community relationship and social acceptance in accordance with Newmont Stakeholder Management Standard.

Essential Duties

Community Relations and Stakeholder Engagements

  • Assemble, familiarize and implement Newmont Policies, programs and management systems related to Stakeholder Engagement in Ahafo.
  • Support the development and implementation of engagement strategies to enhance and maintain good relationships with Communities, local government and local NGOs to ensure maximum participation and cooperation in NGGL programs.
  • Carry out informal stakeholder expectation analysis and perceptions to inform management about threat and opportunities in the mine communities; and recommend appropriate engagement strategies to manage the situation.
  • Gather community intelligence that can threaten smooth operations of the mine and report to S&ER management.
  • Support the development and continuous update of stakeholders register for purposes of engagement.
  • Provides input for the development of stakeholder mapping that identifies differing stakeholders and their corresponding interests to guide effective stakeholder engagement..

Ahafo Social Responsibility Agreements Implementation

  • Assist in the implementation of Newmont Ahafo commitments in the Local Employment, Relationship and Foundation Agreements.
  • Provide awareness to Communities about the content of the Ahafo Social Responsibility Agreement related to Local Employment and Company/Community Relationships.

Auditing and Reporting

  • Ensure proper records keeping in Cintellate of all stakeholder engagements for easy retrieval.
  • Participate in all external social audit related to Community and Stakeholder engagement in the mine communities.


  • Report all incidents and accidents in the work group to enable management to identify areas for improvement in work practices.

Training & Experience

  • First Degree in Social Science or related field
  • Good understanding of local culture and practices
  •  Conflict Resolutions Skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ community relation experience working in the mining or related industrial operations environments.
  • Good interpersonal skills (interacting with diverse functional and cultural backgrounds)
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong reporting skills.
  • Strong planning, prioritizing and coordination skills.
  • Strong consultation skills
  • Very strong ability to translate technical language into local dialect
  • Ability to explain technical issues to lay persons
  • Strong interpersonal skills to deal with people from various backgrounds: ethnic, cultural, and education.
  • Strong dissipation of knowledge of local community customs and tradition.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Working Conditions

There is a potential risk to health and personal abuse in the course of duty.

  • However, working environment of incumbent is safe. Unsafe conditions have been identified and measures have been put in place either to eliminate or mitigate unsafe working conditions
  • Besides planned work, daily activities are determined by emerging business needs and priorities as dictated by Management. This situation leads to performing different tasks at the same time.


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