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Program Manager for International ASGM projects at Artisanal Gold Council in BC

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.

Job Summary

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.

Primary Responsibilities

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

Desired Qualifications

 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

Additional Information

 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 careers@artisanalgold.org. If you have any questions please visit www.artisanalgold.org or contact Mike Williamson at mwilliamson@artisanalgold.org. 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, 2017.


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