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  • Posted: Jan 29, 2020
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
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    Golder Associates Inc.branded as just Golder, is a Canadian employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in earth, environment, and related areas of energy.


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    Junior Consultant (Social Scientist)

    Golder is seeking to bring on board a Junior Consultant (social scientist) into its Ghana operation. The successful candidates will be required to work across either the environmental and social service areas within the group. They will be expected to be available and medically fit to travel to site, work in a team environment and apply a high degree of problem-solving in execution of their duties.
    The positions will be based in Accra, Ghana and will be a permanent position.

    Responsibilities Of The Role Will Include

    • This is an entry level consulting role in Golder's environmental team which includes ESIA/permitting, biodiversity, air and noise, social, stakeholder engagement, GIS, compliance auditing and mine closure specialists. We expect our staff to have a broad base of experience, to be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and be able to solve problems practically and proactively at a project level while working in a team environment.
    • As a junior consultant, the appointed candidate will work under close supervision of their line manager as they are mentored, exposed to a broad range of projects and grow in their careers. You will be expected to:
      • Assist in the execution of a variety of environmental and/or social projects. This will entail going to site from time to time, undertaking a variety of field assignments and being involved in consultations with landowners or project stakeholders.
      • You will be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of projects through gathering and interpretation of field data, delivery of written reports and to assist in aspects of project management and administration.
      • You will work closely with, and deliver to, a mentor who will be your line manager and who will be responsible for guiding your development as a junior social scientist in the consulting field.

    The Successful Candidate Will Have a Background In

    The suitable candidate will have a postgraduate degree in environmental or social studies. Preferred qualifications and skillsets include:

    • Master's degree in environmental or social sciences (preferably research-based) or
    • Honours degree in environmental or social sciences; and

    Capability in the use of MS Office suite of software.

    Core Competencies

    • A Ghanaian National, or holder of a valid transferable work permit will be an advantage.
    • Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to write well, and
    • Multi-lingual skills will be an advantage, particularly French.

    We are looking for a dynamic young professional who displays a high attention to detail and who can practically and pragmatically solve problems. We expect the social scientist to write well and to be able to integrate the work of others in an appropriate manner. You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate clearly to different levels of stakeholders. You will be self-motivated, keen to learn, willing to travel (including abroad) and able to work in a team environment. You will be able to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, be organized and able to prioritize.

    Your Benefits At Golder Will Include

    • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
    • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
    • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
    • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
    • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
      Closing Date: 31 January 2020

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    Principal/Senior Social Scientist

    Golder is seeking a Senior / Principal Social Scientist preferably in its Ghana operation or elsewhere in West Africa. The successful candidate will be an experienced consultant with a proven record building business and leading technical teams. They will be available and medically fit to travel to project sites, work in a team environment and apply a high degree of problem-solving in the execution of duties.
    This full-time position will be based in Accra, Ghana (preferably).

    Responsibilities Of The Role Will Include

    The appointed candidate will have a proven track record in building business and technical teams. They will lead or contribute to the successful execution of a variety of projects that form part of environmental and social impact assessments

    • The suite of social management plans
    • Involuntary resettlement
    • Land take and compensation
    • Advise developers and lenders on project social compliance
    • Undertake specialist social studies
    • Develop integrated social solutions.
       

    Preferred Minimum Qualifications And Skillsets Include

    The successful candidate will have a background in:

    • Masters' degree in environmental sciences or equivalent.
    • Demonstrable and progressive experience in environmental consulting and management.
    • Experience in oil and gas and mining will be an advantage
    • Applied understanding of, and proven experience in international and lender standards.
    • 10-15 years of progressive experience in the consulting field will be an advantage.
    • Progressive project experience in Ghana and West Africa.
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite of software, MS Project.
       

    Core Competencies

    • A Ghanaian National or holder of a valid transferrable work permit will be an advantage. Other West African Nationals are also encouraged to apply.
    • Proven ability to build business and maintain strong client relationships.
    • Demonstrate a high level of business acumen, to deal well with clients, work in multi-disciplinary teams, be problem solvers and be passionate about investing in their career growth.
    • A high level of attention to detail, technically strong in your specialist field and with a recognised and growing professional profile
    • Strong project management capabilities.
    • Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to write well, and
    • Multilingual skills will be an advantage, particularly French
       

    Attributes

    Ownership: we take pride in our work;
    Initiative: we proactively do more than expected, seeking guidance when required, looking beyond the task at hand;
    Enthusiastic: positive, eager, energetic, wanting to get involved;
    Learning and growth: we invest in ourselves, we seek mentorship, we respond well to feedback, we want to learn and improve;
    Willing to ask questions: we want to understand our business and that of our clients;
    Versatile/flexible: we adapt, we are willing to try different things in pursuit of a solution;
    Good communication: we express our ideas clearly, speak clearly and write well;
    Detail and quality focus: we pay attention to detail, have a high standard of care in all they do, takes pride in their work, sets high standards for their work, pays attention to details, double checks their work;
    Good judgement: we are confident to ask questions, we know when to and are willing to ask for help;
    Organisation: we can prioritise our time and demands, we can juggle multiple tasks;
    Work ethic: we can apply our education and experience to the benefit of our clients; and
    Robust: we are pragmatic to work with and willing to work locally and abroad

    Your Benefits At Golder Will Include

    • Employee owned structure - own the business, own the result
    • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
    • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
    • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
    • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
      Closing Date: 31 January 2020

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    Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant

    Golder is seeking a Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant preferably in its Ghana operation or to be based elsewhere in West Africa. The successful candidate will be an experienced consultant with a proven record building business and leading technical teams. They will be available and medically fit to travel to project sites, work in a team environment and apply a high degree of problem-solving in the execution of duties.

    Responsibilities Of The Role Will Include

    • The appointed candidate will have a proven track record in building business and technical teams.
    • They will lead or contribute to the successful execution of a variety of environmental and social projects servicing predominantly oil and gas and mining clients.
       

    Preferred Minimum Qualifications And Skillsets Include

    The successful candidate will have a background in:

    • Masters' degree in environmental sciences or equivalent.
    • Demonstrable and progressive experience in environmental consulting and management.
    • Experience in oil and gas and mining will be an advantage
    • Applied understanding of, and proven experience in international and lender standards.
    • 10-15 years of progressive experience in the consulting field will be an advantage.
    • Progressive project experience in Ghana and West Africa.
    • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite of software, MS Project.
       

    Core Competencies

    • A Ghanaian National or holder of a valid transferrable work permit will be an advantage. Other West African Nationals are also encouraged to apply.
    • Proven ability to build business and maintain strong client relationships.
    • Demonstrate a high level of business acumen, to deal well with clients, work in multi-disciplinary teams, be problem solvers and be passionate about investing in their career growth.
    • A high level of attention to detail, technically strong in your specialist field and with a recognised and growing professional profile
    • Strong project management capabilities.
    • Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to write well, and
    • Multilingual skills will be an advantage, particularly French

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