LATAM Chile

Job Summary:

                The community relations executive is a graduated professional preferably from the social sciences with some specialization and strong interest in working with communities, especially indigenous ones. 

The candidate will be based in Calama in the Antofagasta Region and report to the senior community relations executive also based in Calama. He/she will work in the region supporting the stakeholder relations work for the five projects that are in pre-construction and development phase in the region. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out the community relations and communications plans to support the work of the senior community relations executive. The candidate will spend a significant amount of time in the field with communities and will need to prepare reports on the work done.

The candidate will have the ability to engage with communities of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and will inform the senior community relations executive of all possible social risks surrounding the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be part of the Community Relations Team, responsible for supporting all community relations work (field and office work) for the 5 projects in the Antofagasta Region.
  • Support senior community relations executive in developing community strategies and initiatives that should be developed and recommend the participation of the company within the territory.
  • Inform senior community relations executive on all relevant community issues and social risks.
  • Support senior community relations executive in meetings with municipal authorities, regional authorities and other stakeholders.
  • Support senior community relations executive in writing meeting minutes, reports and other documents as needed.
  • Support any other work that the senior community relations executive needs in order to achieve the objective of obtaining a social license to operate the 5 projects in the region.

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Education and Experience           

  • Professional degree in social sciences.
  • Basic knowledge of rural and indigenous communities in Chile.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of participatory methodologies.
  • Knowledge of environmental and indigenous legislation preferred.
  • Knowledge of English preferred.

Organisational and interpersonal skills   

  • Ability to engage with individuals of different cultures and socioeconomic background,
  • Ability to perceive non-written rules and dynamics of a community organization.
  • Patience to adhere to other people´s and cultures´ times.
  • Capacity to engage in dialogue with individuals and group leaders of a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Have good organizational skills.

Cognitive            

  • Able to think strategically.
  • Able to perceive cultural norms and unwritten rules.
  • Able to anticipate problems and propose a viable solution.
  • Able to anticipate social risks that may affect a project.
  • Count with initiative to propose work methodologies and solution to problems.

Inter-personal  

  • Have a courteous and helpful manner.
  • Able to maintain respect and confidence with others.
  • Be a good team worker and work well other others.
  • Able to communicate clearly to varied groups of people

Travel   

  • Must be able to travel within the region.
  • Must have a valid Chilean driver´s licence.
  • Must be able to travel outside of the region sporadically.
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