Land Acquisition Officer Oil Pipeline Career Jobs – TOTAL

Title:          Land Acquisition Officer
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Total is a global
integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas
company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Our
100,000 employees around the world are committed to better energy that is
safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many
people as possible.  As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on
ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently
deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.  In Uganda, we are a
major player in the Oil and Gas sector with 125 service stations across the
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide support in the implementation of the strategy/management
    plan for permanent and temporary land acquisition, compensation and
  • Implement procedures and processes for land acquisition,
    compensation and resettlement. Engage with Project departments and staff
    in the successful creation and implementation of plans to the address
    permanent and temporary land acquisition, compensation and resettlement
  • Engage with relevant regional, district and local authorities to
    keep them informed.
  • Identify risks at the regional or local level to the implementation
    of the Resettlement Policy Framework and Resettlement Action Plan and
    alert management of these risks.
  • Identifying risks and solutions for problems or issues related to
    land acquisition and resettlement that could put the Project schedule or
    activities at risk.
  • Participating in engagement with all stakeholders including at the
    community level on land acquisition and resettlement related issues,
    representing the Project and ensuring messages passed are consistent with
    the overall stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Under the supervision of the Land Acquisition Manager, work closely
    with the RAP contractor to ensure respect of the contract and schedule for
    land acquisition.
  • Review and comment on draft reports and chapters within the required
    timeframe for comments – of the RAP contractor’s deliverables including
    scoping report and RAPs.
  • Work closely with the Livelihood restoration Coordinators to
    contribute to the design and piloting of livelihood restoration programs.
  • Monitoring the local level any land use issues, and changes and
    their relevance for project implementation.
  • Liaising with the company’s security department and local government
    in monitoring encroachment and support the development of the strategy for
    managing encroachment. Providing oral and written reports to the Land
    Acquisition and Resettlement Manager as required according to the schedule

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the TOTAL Land Acquisition Officer job
    opportunity should hold a Degree in Communication, Social Sciences, Anthropology
    or related discipline.
  • At least 10-15 years of professional experience in working with
    rural communities in Uganda within the area covered by the future pipeline
    and terminal.
  • Five years of professional experience working in land acquisition and
    resettlement in the extractive or a related industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to develop and
    maintain good relations with stakeholders including government authorities
    and local communities.
  • Good negotiation and conflict management skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Good Computer skills (proficient in Microsoft office)
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) and Kiswahili essential,
    other relevant local languages an advantage.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 31st August 2018
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