Posted time 12th July 2024 Location Johannesburg, Limpopo Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 10 years senior management experience in economic development environment
  • Salary: R negotiable

A multinational mining house based in JHB is looking for a dynamic leader as a Socio Economic Development & Social Impact Principal Lead to be responsible for shaping the sustainability approach, driving delivery throughout the business and monitoring performance. This includes defining the Functional, National/Regional, and local (risks, strategy, standards, talent, performance management and assurance) requirements.  The Group S&SD role is to integrate the needs of the business; communities; government; civil society; consumers and employees into a long-term strategy that mitigates risk to our license to operate; builds a positive legacy by delivering solutions for communities, ecosystems and underrepresented people and underpins our business model by building trust.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop the Group Social Impact and SED Strategy, Objectives, Standards and Targets
  • Monitor and report on KPIs and programmes
  • Develop the Group Social Impact and SED  Risk log and monitor action programmes and plans
  • Deliver the Group Social and SED programmes
  • Develop and deliver the Managed Operations Social Impact and SED strategy and programmes
  • Provide technical input and guidance into the development of  Standards, Guidelines, Training and Assurance tools.  Policies, Guidelines, Programmes, Campaigns and Initiatives to ensure alignment with needs
  • Guide the operations to develop BU/operations specific Social Impact and SED strategies and plans
  • Develop, refine and oversee the execution of the Social and SED incident reporting, investigation, and analysis to shape and embed a culture of continuous collaborative sharing and learning from incidents.
  • Lead the development and implementation of SED leadership capability development and talent management across the Group
  • Create and embed an effective assurance and operational self-assessment audit environment
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a Social and SED leadership community of practice ensuring the creation and maintenance of a central repository of critical material
  • Define key emergency and crisis management response processes and ensure appropriate competency and testing of response
  • Advise on the selection of expert delivery partners and consultants
  • Identify opportunities to partner with and/or secure co-funding from multi-laterals, civil society, grant-making bodies, universities and other relevant organisations to form partnerships that advance the Group’s social and SED goals
  • Develop relationships with relevant parties in civil society, Government, academia and the private sector to advance and publicise Group’s Social and SED strategy


  • A minimum of an Honours degree in Finance, Business Management or commercial field is a must, a Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Strong technical expertise, business acumen and experience in design and implementation of socio-economic development programmes in developing countries,
  • Development of clear step change strategic programmes
  • Strong expertise in the delivery of social economic development management programmes
  • Practical experience of working at site level in a range of developing or developed economies, in a company, consultancy or international development institution.
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering complex programmes to budget and schedule and measurement of socio-economic development impact
  • Ability to impact BUs where little or no formal authority exists
    • Significant experience in commercial and international development landscape
    • Experience working in complex stakeholder environments.
    • Strong foundational knowledge in one or more of these areas: economic analysis, socio-economic development, social management programmes, value chain development and enterprise development
    • Knowledge and experience of working in the relevant host country across private and public sectors



    • Strong communication and influence skills
    • Commercial acumen, problem solving and risk identification.
    • Strong stakeholder management
    • Strong analytical and risk assessment skills
    • Proven ability to prepare. analyse and manage data
    • Delivery focussed


    Has the ability to simplify Group SED strategy and plans to ensure BU Leaders are able and willing to deliver on these whilst dealing with many competing priorities. Can lead a peer group without formal authority.

Kindly submit your application to before 24 July 2024