Social Performance Specialist at Bua Cement

by Area Talk

Job Details:

  • Reporting to: HCSE Director
  • Location: BUA Cement Plc (Sokoto)
  • Internally Relates With: Administration & Corporate Service Department.
  • External Relationship: Consultants, Technical Specialists

Job Description

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and overseeing the social development aspects of BUA’s Sokoto Plant operations. This will include, but not be limited to; stakeholder engagement and interaction, oversight and management of community development initiatives, management and monitoring of resettlement activities, livelihood monitoring, community health and safety, and grievance management.
  • The social performance specialist will report directly to BUAs Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Director to ensure a consistent and considered management approach is implemented across the environmental, health, safety, and community areas.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the existing Corporate Services department to implement a robust and inclusive stakeholder engagement approach incorporating key stakeholders such as national, state, and local government, religious and community leaders, and local communities.
  • Develop and implement an informed approach to community and local development projects through the adoption of a Community Development Plan (CDP).
  • Support the HSEC director in the development, implementation, and reporting on lender E&S requirements and deliverables
  • Assume responsibility and oversight of BUAs resettlement activities, including stakeholder engagement, development of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Support the Corporate Services department in the management of the community grievance management mechanism, including reviewing received grievances, identifying trends and systemic issues, and ensuring timely feedback and resolution.
  • Play a key role in developing, implementing, and enhancing BUAs social development strategy, through advising the HSEC director, engaging stakeholders and supporting colleagues.
  • Ensure community health and safety concerns and impacts are adequately identified, assessed, and mitigated.
  • Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to both BUA policies and good international industry practice.
  • Provide oversight of BUA Cement (Sokoto) security management approach and ensure adoption and adherence to good international industry practice.


  • Postgraduate degree in a social science related field or similar (sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science, development studies).
  • 12+ years’ experience in a socio-economic / development role.
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least one or more of the following: community development, public consultations; resettlement; monitoring and evaluation; grievance redress mechanisms
  • Proven knowledge and experience of good international industry practice, including IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines.
  • Ability and proven experience to manage large scale resettlement projects in accordance with the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 5.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive dialogue with key stakeholders, including local communities, government, and lenders.
  • Experience working with the Government of Nigeria including in-depth knowledge of country systems. Experience working in Sokoto state a plus.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills, creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Hausa

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates Should forward their updated CV to using the job title as subject of mail.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, 1st August 2023

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