Rio Tinto - Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
- Exciting positions available at our mineral sands mining and smelter operations
- Excellent coastal location offering great lifestyle benefits
- Great exposure to the latest technology in this dynamic environment
Located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) is a mineral sands producer extracting titanium-iron ore ilmenite as well as rutile and zircon. Successfully operating for over thirty years, RBM offers a scenic coastal lifestyle with great career opportunities through development, challenges and advanced technology. With a strong focus on the safety and wellbeing of our employees; this dynamic environment offers a long-lasting career.
We are looking for Analyst II: Local Economic Development to promote, engage and implement corporate social investment and community relations programs and activities in line with the central RBM business strategy.
What the role entails
This critical role is suited to someone who is keen to make a difference and work for a globally recognised mining company. Reporting to the Supt. Transformation & LED , you will be:
- Net working and liaising with service providers to establish community support programmes
- Formally identifies poverty alleviation and livelihood needs and aligns to agreed standards
- Keeps abreast of research and implementation of new technology and advise stakeholders accordingly
- Liaises with Community Liaison Specialists in the execution of projects and programmes and escalates any issues as required
- Works closely with business development specialist to develop rural advancement activities into local business opportunities
- Liaises with EDS to ensure that all projects are carefully planned with key milestones, activities and rigorous tracking and risk processes (taking into account contingencies that affect delivery of projects)
- Facilitates the training and the effective transfer of knowledge to community members
- Draws and feeds-back trends and reporting information into the planning of projects and programmes to relevant stakeholders (aligned to SLP and planning requirements)
To be successfully considered, you will have:
- National Diploma / Degree in Community / Economic Development / Agriculture
- Diploma in Rural Development (advantageous)
- 2-3 years’ experience in and knowledge of Agriculture and rural community development.
- Knowledge of methods used in community programs.
- Experience with community facilitation.