Community Liaison Officer

Posted 9 months ago by Genel Energy
Location Sulaymānīyah Job Type Contract
Salary Sector Oil & Gas
Genel Energy is an independent E&P company listed on the main market of the London Stock  Exchange Headquartered in London with offices in Ankara, Sulaymaniyah, Sulaymaniyah, Morocco  & Somaliland Genel is one of the largest London-listed independent oil producers and is the largest  holder of reserves and resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  

The role of this position, Community Liaison Officer is based in Sulaymaniyah with frequent visits to  Qaradagh. The purpose of the role is to manage the community related engagements and interact  with people on daily bases with the aim of enhancing Genel Energy’s relations with local  communities in the areas of its operations in Qaradagh District. Contract duration for this position  is six months with possibility of extension per operation’s requirement.  
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Key Accountabilities include but not limited to: 
  • Assist with building strong relations with the Local Authorities and communities within the  operation areas through holding regular meetings, conducting visits and clarifying the  company’s policies and procedures. 
  • Communicate the Local Authorities concerns and requests to the company’s management as  appropriate.  
  • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports as well as presentations and other CSR related  reports as required by the CSR Manager.  
  • Act as the point of contact for liaising between different departments for community, local  authorities and suppliers related matters. 
  • Undertake and manage direct engagement with local communities including receiving,  monitoring and responding to grievances, disputes and unrests through regular and effective  communications in the sites and report back properly and in a timely manner to the management  or the related department personal at GE.  
  • Coordinate works and act as a bridge between the community, Local Authorities, suppliers and  GE in its operation areas making sure that they all understand and are fully committed to the  company’s policies. 
  • Assist in the process of identifying service providers, suppliers, supporting pre-tender stage and  participate in undertaking negotiations for acquisition of any related services or engagement of  service providers. 
  • Monitor proper execution of all and any services provided either directly by GE or through its  sub-contractors in the operation areas and make follow-ups and report on progress and  effectiveness in compliance with company policies and procedures.  
  • Conduct researches on the communities within the operation areas as appropriate and collect  appropriate data in order to assist in developing the CSR plans. Then prepare meaningful  assessment reports and share with the management. 
Skills and Experience: 
  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma with a relevant work experience. 
  • Excellent communication, listening and negotiation skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • Interpersonal and team building skills. 
  • Excellent report writing skills. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Computer literate. 
  • Good level in written and spoken English. 
  • More than 5 years of experience in similar roles. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates originated from the area if they meet all the  requirements of the position.  
Internal & External Interaction: 
  • Local communities and local authorities of Qaradagh 
  • Suppliers and service providers on site 
  • Personnel of the concerned departments at Genel Energy. 
  • Please submit your application by email to ( before November 17,  2020 (Kindly mention Community Liaison Officer- Qaradagh in the subject of your E-mail) 

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