Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist

Digby Wells Environmental


Paid • Full Time • Permanent +27 11 789 9495 Sophy Kabini

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 30th August 2020  


Digby Wells Environmental, a service provider to the resources industry, is looking for a candidate for the above position. Applicants for a permanent or fixed-term contract position will be considered.

Job Objectives

  • Managing the administrative and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects (either as stand-alone projects or as part of an ESIA).
  • Winning projects through proposal compilation and building of positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Compilation of Social Impact Assessment reports and Resettlement Action Plans.
  • Managing socio-economic and asset surveys, including analysis and interpretation of survey data.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at community and government levels.
  • Liaising with clients and project partners.
  • Effectively managing interfaces between disciplines – e.g. coordination between social/ resettlement practitioners and database management, GIS, stakeholder engagement, land surveying, economic modelling, community health impact assessment, etc.


  • Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.


  • 3-5 years relevant experience in finance and project administration.


  • Must have demonstrable experience in compiling professional reports that meet applicable technical requirements.
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of social impact assessment and resettlement.
  • Experience in special-purpose studies (e.g. Social and Labour Plans, Community Development Plans, influx management, artisanal mining, etc.) would be beneficial.
  • Experience in electronic (tablet-based) social surveys and/or statistical data analysis would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.


To ensure SUSTAINABILITY in our environment and our business this role will be required to live and uphold the following values:

  • Demonstrating INTEGRITY and HONESTY at all times;
  • Acting in a PROFESSIONAL manner;
  • Working together as a TEAM;
  • Demonstrating CARE;
  • Delivering FLEXIBLE and PRAGMATIC solutions;
  • Demonstrating PASSION; and


Applicants must be prepared to undergo a complete psychometric evaluation as part of the selection process. Short listed candidates will also be required to take a writing test and to authenticate information provided in their CVs. The closing date for applications is 30 August 2020. Applicants are requested to submit a detailed CV to

If you have not been contacted within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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