Compensation Agreement Lead


Job Description

Qualification required: Degree in Social Science, Anthropology, Environmental sciences/Management, Environmental Engineering, or related discipline.

Minimum experience: 15-20 years of professional experience in working with extractive industry within rural communities.
Professional experience in Land Acquisition, Resettlement Implementation, and Livelihoods Restoration is required. East Africa Experience required.

Accountabilities: The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the forenamed early works Compensation Agreement components are completed on the required schedule.


The Compensation Agreements Lead Early Works will be responsible for:
  • Oversee and support process of issuance of Notices of Intention to Acquire across all impacted Early Works sites
  • Define entitlement briefing strategy and plan
  • Preparation of entitlement briefing and agreement signing process and training of field
  • Oversee entitlement briefings process and ensure that all affected PAPs, Villages and District Authorities have been fully involved
  • Responsible for interface with Project Finance team to ensure timely and organized payment of compensation Oversee in-field Compensation Agreement meetings with affected PAP’s, Villages and District Authorities
  • Oversee process to issue Notices to Vacate, in liaison with relevant Authorities
  • Oversee opening of bank accounts for displaced PAP’s and interface with Project Finance team
  • Oversee handover of land access for Coating, Marshalling yards and contractor camps and ensure that all supporting documents have been properly recorded and deposited into the Project Data System
  • Interface with the Legal Advisor to ensure that all mandatory legal processes linked to this scope are successfully completed
  • Manage and monitor RAP Implementation contractors working on aspects of compensation payments, ensure Contractor’s scope is well understood and respected, oversee monitoring and reporting of activities
  • Responsible for management of Compensation agreements Dar based team and field-based Land CLOs
  • Ensure schedule for land access is respected, alert management to any schedule risks and identification corrective measures.
  • Supervise the preparation and update of databases to track key PAP date needed for RAP Implementation
  • Oversee the development of PAP folders and compilation of tracking data and key metrics
  • Oversee the production of field survey reports and ensure findings are captured and recorded
  • Oversee engagement with Authorities and communities about the identification of in kind entitlements including Replacement Land for agriculture and residential plots
  • Oversee liaison between Company GIS and Contractors’ GIS to ensure data are transmitted


  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with stakeholders including government authorities, local communities, industry, CSOs/NGOs and international organizations, negotiation, conflict management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Proven ability to manage Contractors preferred.
  • Excellent in computer; report writing, and analytical skills
  • required.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) required, additional languages a plus
Contact E-mail:  [email protected]
Application Deadline:  06 Jan 2021

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