HSE Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator

at Seaowl Group
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Date Posted August 5, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency TZS


The position will be based in the EACOP offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, but will require travel to other EACOP regional offices in Tanzania and Uganda, and other stakeholder organization locations.

• The HSE Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator will be responsible to:

• Develop a good understanding of EACOP Corporate HSE’s activities and associated supporting engagement activities
• In liaison with HSE Director, Heads of Environment & Biodiversity for Tz and Ug, and Head of Health, Safety and Methods, develop/update the HSE stakeholders part of the Ug and Tz Branch stakeholder engagement mapping, and engagement strategy including associated stakeholder engagement action plans
• Develop a good understanding of all HSE stakeholder types, required engagement types, required engagement frequencies and engagement, based on operational requirements
• In liaison with HSE management, ensure the implementation of engagement activities according to HSE stakeholder engagement action plans

• Co-ordinate EACOP relationship with Environment NGOs either proactively with meetings, monthly webinars/brochures, or trying to respond to their requests
• Co-ordinate HSE support to Comms (together with inputs from SMEs) in response to questions from external stakeholders including EACOP shareholders, international media, international and local NGOs.
• Manage the HSE interface with Comms on production of appropriate HSE engagement materials and tools and ensure these materials and tool are continuously made available for stakeholder engagement

• Ensure all stakeholder engagement records and communications are captured and stored in the stakeholder engagement too. (Borealis)
• Communicate any stakeholder concerns or risks to the HSE management
• Co-ordinate EACOP liaison for the LIESC and IBLAC with site visits and follow-up actions as needed,
• Co-ordinate the Environment & Social Due Diligence (ESDD) process
• Liaison with LESC (Golder team) – video conference and face-to-face (where necessary) meetings, telephone conferences, email exchanges, maintenance of document sharing register,
• Preparation of documents and presentations for LESC,
• Co-ordination of LESC queries and responses
• Active follow-up of ESAP actions including regulatory ESAP action tracking,
• Organize lender group field visit with LESC (if required),
• Liaise with upstream (as associated facilities) for LESC due diligence,
• Co-ordinate EACOP review of Final ESDD report.
• Co-ordinate responses to Lender’s Questions
• Involvement with lender stakeholder meetings.
• Context And Environment
• Behind the numerous technical, environmental and social challenges faced by the project, the objective is for EACOP to be developed in a fast track mode with start-up anticipated 39 months after FID
• With operations in two countries, two separate regulatory regimes will need to be addressed
• Numerous stakeholders and heavy focus by NGOs create a complex context. Project is being developed in compliance with IFC performance standards and the Equator 4 Principles to secure the necessary financing
• Several risks related to the location including malaria, limited infrastructure, significant transport & road risk, etc.
• The EACOP project includes the oil export pipeline, several above ground facilities, a marine terminal and tie-in point for a refinery and possible 3rd party shippers. The Pipeline project will be the largest privately led transnational infrastructure project ever
• undertaken in East African region which raises high level geo-political, public international law considerations as well as complex high risk cost, transportation, commercial, environmental and local content issues in a delicate partnership and regulatory context.
• Accountabilities
• The Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator is responsible to ensure that stakeholder engagement activities related to HSE are carried out as required by EACOP.
• The Stakeholder Liaison Coordinator will ensure that relevant stakeholder engagement components are completed in compliance with the IFC Performance standards.

Qualifications And Required Experience
• Experience / Skills :
• Advanced Degree in Communications, Social Science, Environmental Science or other relevant discipline required
• 10-15 years of professional experience
• Proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with stakeholders including government authorities, local communities, industry, CSOs/NGOs and international organizations
• Working knowledge of IFC Performance Standards and Equator Principles IV, and Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.
• Experience in conducting engagement activities with authorities including associated protocols, required
• Experience in and understanding of stakeholder engagement practices in project environment, required
• High level of interpersonal skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain good relations with a wide range of stakeholders including a high level of discretion, diplomacy and ability to manage conflict and gain consensus, required
• High degree of organization and ability to organize team tasks and objectives essential
• Proven ability to work independently, advance required tasks and meet deadlines essential
• Excellent report writing and analytical skills required, proven attention to detail essential
• Proven computer skills, including MS Access, MS Excel required, experience using data management software preferred
• Fluency in English and Swahili (written and spoken) essential; other relevant local languages an advantage