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Job Vacancies at Tullow Oil Kenya

Do you have what it takes?
 
Tullow is looking for you. 
 
Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. 

The Group has interests in over 140 exploration and production licences across 21 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. 

We have a total global workforce of over 2,000 people, with approximately 50% of these working in our African operations. 

Our shares are listed on the London, Irish and Ghana Stock Exchanges and the Group is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.  

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. 

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. 

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking talented, motivated, skilled individual to fill the following position:
 
Government and Public Affairs Coordinator
 
Reports to: Business Unit Manager
 
Job Purpose: 
  • Lead the Government & Public Affairs function in identifying and managing political, regulatory and policy risks associated with Tullow’s business
  • Lead efforts to mitigate political, regulatory and policy risks to ensure achievement of  Tullow’s business goals
  • Facilitate regular formal engagement between Turkana-based stakeholders and Tullow Kenya
Responsibilities:
  • Build relationships with Tullow Kenya’s Turkana County government stakeholder audience, including government ministries, departments, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) in support of Tullow Kenya operations
  • Organises & attends events to engage with senior level non-governmental stakeholders on priority issues as identified through the Tullow Kenya risk register  
  • Works with the Government Affairs Manager and Nairobi based departmental staff to understand how emerging Turkana issues, trends, and stakeholder risks may affect Tullow Kenya’s business
  • Assist in maintaining the Tullow Kenya public affairs risk register, ensuring that it captures all key Turkana stakeholder related risks
  • Maintains the Tullow’s Turkana Stakeholder Register to enable rapid identification of stakeholder groups by issue or entity
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with all Business Units, Government & Public Affairs staff and other departments
  • Collaborates with the Communications team and other functions to develop information & communication tools to support external communications
  • Represent Tullow Kenya in engagement with Turkana County Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) engagements
Requirements
  • 10-15 years experience of working in senior external-facing government relations/public affairs roles on behalf of a global corporate entity
  • Experience working with government both pre- and post-devolution
  • Upstream oil & gas industry experience
  • Proven ability to plan and implement stakeholder engagement programmes, including project management experience
  • Detailed understanding of how to build and maintain stakeholder relationships in a challenging business environment
  • Understanding of devolution process and evolving role of county government
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, including an ability to advise upwards to inform strategic decision-making,
  • Knowledge of stakeholder mapping and issues management
  • Production of engagement tools for stakeholders including publications, presentations and other materials
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver to tight timescales and to prioritize effectively

Community Business Liaison Officer
 
Reports to: National Content Field Coordinator
 
Job Purpose: 
  • Ensure Turkana stakeholders understand Tullow’s Supply Chain and how to successfully win and deliver contracts
  • Work with Turkana stakeholders to promote positive engagement
  • Support Tullow’s direct and indirect contractors to fully and practically support National Content delivery
  • Ensure special projects operate to specification and are transparent and compliant
Responsibilities:
  • Engage with local stakeholders to ensure that objectives and processes of special projects are understood
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure that feasible Turkana National Content opportunities and business with potential are identified
  • Develop profile of Turkana  business community to promote links between businesses and Tullow Kenya
  • Engage with Turkana business community, small and medium enterprise and suppliers of Tullow Kenya or its contractors to identify and develop Turkana National Content opportunities
  • Contribute to effective contractor performance management from the National Content perspective
  • Identify non-compliant Turkana Suppliers and seek to rectify non- compliance through mentorship and training
  • Monitor and investigate performance of Tullow, non-Turkana Direct Suppliers in delivering agreed Turkana National Content
  • Identify gaps in business skills with the local business community and put in place mechanisms to rectify them
  • Identify, manage and resolve  low level local content grievances from the local business community
  • Communicate and escalate mid tier and high tier  local content grievances to national content  field coordinator
Requirements
  • Graduate education level in a business or similar related subject is desirable but not essential
  • Minimum 3 years experience in micro and small business development
  • Substantive exposure to front line interaction with suppliers and clients
  • Proven experience in working as an interface and managing high expectations
  • Commercially aware with sound business acumen
  • Good problem solving skills and ability to innovate
  • Good communication and interpersonal and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a challenging environment
  • Ability to deliver consistent ethical business practices in line with regulatory requirements and treats all Stakeholders evenly, fairly, ethically and impartially

Social Performance Advisor
 
Reports to: Social Performance Manager
 
Job Purpose: 
  • Support the ongoing development of the Social Performance department and its staff
  • Ensure delivery of Social Performance functions across the multiple operational fronts in a timely manner
  • Represent the Social Performance function both internally and externally
  • Assist with the integration of the Business Unit Social Performance management systems with potential development project activities
Responsibilities:
  • Support development of good working relationships with key stakeholders in the operational areas
  • Working alongside the Field Social Performance Manager and Stakeholder Engagement Manager to ensure the field based Social Performance teams are executing the agreed community engagement programme
  • Develop, manage and execute a long term community consultation, disclosure and grievance management programme.
  • Support the development and execution of a robust land access & acquisition framework to support operations in accessing land and providing compensation to impacted communities
  • Input into the development of the Environmental & Social Performance Management System
  • Assist with the acquisition of socio-economic baseline data and ensure the findings are fully integrated into relevant business planning activities
  • Support the Social Investment Manager in development of a robust social investment programme
  • Support the adoption and implementation of IFC Performance Standards to ensure management of social impacts and risks.
  • Contribute to risk assessments and management planning as required.
  • Participate and contribute to internal and external Social Performance audits and reviews
  • In cooperation with the Social Performance functional leads, proactively manage the training and development requirements of Social Performance staff
  • Support the implementation of Social Performance Management Systems
Requirements
  • Degree in social sciences or humanities such as anthropology, development economics or human geography
  • At least 8 years previous experience working within a development or social performance role in mining and/or oil & gas industry
  • Knowledge of relevant social performance management systems
  • Previous exposure to technical aspects of environmental / social impact assessment of major infrastructure and/or extractive projects
  • Previous experience in key Social Performance functional areas including stakeholder engagement, land access and resettlement, social impacts and social investment 
  • Project management experience preferably within major infrastructure projects 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic approach to social and socio-economic impact management
  • Demonstrated ability to produce effective frameworks, policies and procedures to ensure timely access and minimize associated impact
  • Ability to manage external consultants to support key deliverables and build internal capacity 
  • Awareness and sensitivity to diverse cultures.

Field Social Performance Manager
 
Reports to: Social Performance Manager
 
Job Purpose: 
  • Responsible for the effective delivery of social performance activities to support ongoing operational requirements
  • Play a key role in  community and stakeholder grievance resolution
  • Ensure field based social performance activities which support day-to-day operations are integrated and managed in an efficient and timely manner
  • Work cross functionally with the Operations, Asset Protection, Environment Health and Safety and Human Resource departments to support early integrated planning and execution of site based activities in adherence to Kenya Social Performance guidelines
Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and collaborate with field-based functional teams and coordinate Field–level Above-Ground Risk Group Meetings
  • Work with Social Performance Administrator/Coordinator to ensure appropriate field level management systems for Social Performance
  • Ensure field-based Social Performance Staff have adequate resources and coordinate their utilisation
  • Maintain good relations with key stakeholders as required
  • Operational management of agreed stakeholder engagement plans and stakeholder support for operational activities
  • Operational management of staff dedicated to water resources management unit and oversee development of grievance redress mechanisms
  • Operational management and support of land access and resettlement activities and staff
  • Operational management of Social Impact, Social Investment activities and staff
Requirements
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a project management, community relations, social performance, logistics or an operational role.
  • Strong track record in building successful relationships and securing alignment between multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in relationship management, negotiations, and conflict resolution.
  • Solid understanding of international best practice/standards in social performance. 
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of Social Performance, Asset Protection and Environment Health and Safety (EHS) issues affecting oil operations
  • Ability to translate complex information into strong, easily delivered messages
  • Understanding of the UN Global Compact, Voluntary Principles, Extractive Industry and Transparency Initiative (EITI), Equator Principles and other international standards
  • Build and maintain a network of local stakeholders and informed parties. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to manage conflict situations including conflict resolution and analysis. 
  • Awareness and sensitivity to diverse cultures / ethnic environments.

Government and Public Affairs Advisor, Field
 
Reports to: Government and Public Affairs Advisor, Turkana County
 
Job Purpose: 
  • Support the Government & Public Affairs function in identifying and managing political, regulatory and policy risks associated with Tullow’s business
  • Ensure ongoing engagement with key stakeholders in Turkana including political, religious and community leaders with the aim of facilitating Tullow’s operational and functional requirements.
  • Ensure that issues identified are taken into account and managed throughout the project lifecycle
  • Manage the day to day relationships with key influencers identified in stakeholder mapping
Responsibilities:
  • Build relationships with Tullow Kenya’s Turkana County government stakeholder audience, including government ministries, departments, and other agencies as relevant
  • Build relations with Turkana Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and community based   stakeholders
  • Organises & attends events to engage with senior level non-governmental stakeholders on priority issues
  • Works with the Government Affairs Manager and Nairobi based Government and Public Affairs staff to understand how emerging Turkana issues, trends, and stakeholder risks may affect Tullow Kenya’s business
  • Assist in maintaining the Tullow Kenya Public Affairs Risk Register, ensuring that it captures all key Turkana stakeholder related risks 
  • Maintains the Tullow’s Turkana Stakeholder Register to enable rapid identification of stakeholder groups by issue or entity
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with all Business Units Government & Public Affairs staff and other departments.
  • Collaborates with the communications team and other functions to develop information & communication tools
  • Represent Tullow Kenya in engagement with Turkana County Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) engagements
Requirements
  • High understanding of information gathering and analyzing situations of potential risk or opportunity for interest groups
  • Experience in public sector administration in Kenya
  • Ability to influence and manage change
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong people, mediation skills and political neutrality
  • Government and Public Relations, planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated track record of people management in the Operational area
  • Cultural awareness and understanding of Tullow’s operational context.
How to Apply:
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees to:

Adept Systems

Management Consultants
eMail: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Closing date: Wednesday 17th September 2014 
 
Applicants from Turkana County are encouraged to apply. 
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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