Head, Community Relations

Heritage Energy

Key Accountabilities:

A member of GJV&ER LT as well as Field Ops LT
Provide support to field operations by ensuring disruption-free operation through effective management of community engagement.
Provide leadership for Community relations activities.
Responsible for all aspects of CRD business operations, including overseeing day- to-day operations to ensure business success, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, mentoring staff, and strengthening cooperation.
Review and approve divisional work plans, budgets, and results measurement parameters, allocating resources, reviewing progress and making mid-course adjustments where necessary.
Community development strategic planning, including the development of short-, medium- and long-term development options.
Provide leadership for managing relationship with State and Local Governments as appropriate, including relevant MDAs.
Supervise the implementation of the CRD activities in line with the provisions of the GMoU with cluster communities neighbouring company’s operations.
Manage CRD employees’ day-to-day activities in line with company’s policies and business objectives.
Provide career supervision and leadership for divisional employees.
Ensure CRD processes and activities are in compliance with company codes of ethics
Provide supervision for all field external relations activities.
Ensure a seamless transition from the GMoU model of community engagement to the Host Community Development Trust (HCDT) model under the PIA within statutory timelines.
Oversee the successful implementation of the HCDT aspect of the PIA in OML 30 without community-induced disruption to company’s operations.
Ensure compliance with all related regulatory requirements relative to CRD.
Provide support to top management in target setting and for effective delivery of tasks and targets.

Ensure that CRD business risks are highlighted and proactively resolved to avoid possible community resistance.
Accountability for budget preparation, presentation at governance meetings, and implementation and overall management.

Key skills and qualifications for this role:

Excellent people management and relationship-building skills.
Ability to lead with empathy.
Great communication and presentation skills.
Good problem-solving skills.
Great negotiation and people management skills.
Crisis/conflict management skills.



A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Communication, Journalism, administration, social sciences, law or the humanities from a recognised university (or equivalent higher institution)
A post-graduate degree or certification is an added advantage.
8 years experience in community relations, stakeholder management or similar roles in the oil and gas industry
A good understanding of the Niger Delta Communities

To apply for this job please visit heritageoil.bamboohr.com.