Vacancy: Senior Social Performance Consultant, South Africa – Permanent

Job position: Senior Social Performance Consultant

Company name: Digby Wells Environmental

Job type: Permanent

Location: South Africa

Closing Dates: 29 March 2024

Job description: 

We are looking for someone who will provide and carry out social and resettlement activities throughout Africa.

  • Managing the administrative and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects (either as stand-alone projects or as part of an ESIA).
  • Winning projects through proposal compilation and building of positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Compilation of Social Impact Assessment reports and Resettlement Action Plans.
  • Managing socio-economic and asset surveys, including analysis and interpretation of survey data.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at community and government levels.
  • Liaising with clients and project partners.
  • Effectively managing interfaces between disciplines – e.g. coordination between social/ resettlement practitioners and database management, GIS, stakeholder engagement, land surveying, economic modelling, community health impact assessment, etc.
  • Provide support and mentorship to junior staff. 
  • Develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Carry out business development and marketing activities.
  • Working in close collaboration with specialists from other disciplines.
  • Project managing and administrating projects, where required.
  • Carry out field work under strenuous conditions.



  • Must have demonstrable experience in compiling professional reports that meet applicable technical requirements. 
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team.
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of social impact assessment and resettlement.
  • Experience in special-purpose studies (e.g. Social and Labour Plans, Community Development Plans, influx management, artisanal mining, etc.) would be beneficial.
  • Experience in electronic (tablet-based) social surveys and/or statistical data analysis would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.
  • 8  or more years’ experience in resettlement planning or social impact assessments and related field. 
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and prepared to obtain other vaccinations that may be required by clients and for travel purposes.
  • Prepared to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical Assessment.


Salary range: Market Related based on experience.

Contact person: Bulelwa Tole 

Contact Phone Number: +11 789 9495

Contact email: 

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