sharing in governance of extractive industries
Closing Date: when filled
Start Date: Immediately
Employment: Full-time position
Location: Victoria, BC, with overseas travel
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience
About the Artisanal Gold Council
Big Solutions for the Small-scale: The Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the opportunities, environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in the developing world, and in doing so, improving the global gold sector. The Artisanal Gold Council is working on a number of major five-year projects around the world, including in Peru, Mongolia, Philippines, and Indonesia, funded by contributions from several governmental and international agencies. The projects are aimed at the improvement and sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale gold sector. The projects are focused on achieving improvements in mineral processing, environment, business, health and social practices for men and women involved in the sector. The AGC is also working on a number of similar projects of other sizes in the artisanal gold sector globally. For more information about the AGC please visit www.artisanalgold.org.
The Artisanal Gold Council is looking for a Program Manager to join our exciting team working on projects in South America, Asia and Africa. You will be based in Victoria and willing to travel internationally. You will have international work experience in developing countries and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. You will have strong development experience, technical skills, and a basic understanding in some of the following areas: geology, mining practices, development and aid, social outreach, environmental science,report writing, and results based management. You will present yourself professionally and have the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, from artisanal miners in developing countries to local and national level governments.
Responsibilities could include the following, but in all cases will include strong management and oversight skills:
Program management and assistance to other project managers
Report writing, scheduling, resource planning and allocation
Equipment logistics including purchase, export and import
Liaising with international government and other agencies to achieve aims of the projects
Work closely with other AGC specialists to reach project goals
Planning and budgeting for a variety of projects related to improvements in the artisanal gold sector.
Basic understanding of geology, mining practices, environmental science, entrepreneurial business practices and/or international development
Strong technical skills
Strong writing and communication skills
International experience working in development/developing countries
Understanding and application of local to national level policy and legal documents
Ability to work cohesively in a small, autonomous team
Knowledge of project finance, accounting and budgeting
Ability to work with, and present oneself professionally to a broad range of stakeholders including local partners, funding agencies, artisanal miners, and local and national level governments
Strongly self-motivated, has the capacity to set and achieve meaningful goals and objectives
Confident in expressing opinion and ideas
Ability to prioritize effectively within a changeable workflow
Creative and detail-oriented problem-solver
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline
Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, a second language is a significant asset, especially Spanish or French
Willingness and ability to travel (potential for significant field time)
Comfortable managing using a range of IT tools
You must be entitled to work in Canada
Only those applicants selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted
How to Apply To apply to this position please send a cover letter and resume, in English, stating the job title in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please visit www.artisanalgold.org or contact Mike Williamson at email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
See original post here: http://www.artisanalgold.org/employment/ for further details.
Last updated by Norma Garza Apr 5.