Community Development Specialist- North West and Northern Cape (H08) - AFR2020
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AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd is one of the largest suppliers of construction-related materials, specialising in the production of Cement, Aggregate and Readymix Concrete. Operating in five Southern African countries, the company offers a wide scope of career opportunities and exposure to best practices. At AfriSam (South Africa) we recognise that talented and enthusiastic people are the basis of our ongoing success.


North West and Northern Cape


  • Conduct analyses to understand local/provincial socio-political, socio-economic and relevant legal/regulatory environment in which the Business Unit (BU) operates to inform BU's community development priorities/plans, incl. conducting a social baseline/community needs assessment to understand the local community context.
  • Identify, design, plan, manage, implement, monitor and report on Business Unit€™s (BU) community development Local Economic Development (LED)/Socio Economic Development (SED)/Enterprise Development (ED) projects according to AfriSam€™s processes and relevant legal/regulatory requirements to ensure effective delivery of community development projects and social return on investment (SROI).
  • Provide local insight and contribute to the development of BU community development plan and participate in the development of group community development strategic plan as required.
  • Manage community based service providers€™ performance incl. costs, delivery, quality, governance etc. and resolution of internal and external BU community development audit findings
  • Identify, analyse, profile and map BU community development internal (cross-functional employees) and external stakeholders (including community, regulators, municipalities), develop/ build and maintain harmonious and sustainable relations with all stakeholders to ensure effective engagement on BU's LED/SED/ED projects and generally community interactions.
  • Ensure all initiatives are delivered in accordance with the AfriSam Stakeholder management, Corporate communication & Community Development policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Project Management  including the assessment of  the viability of proposed LED/SED/ED projects through the application of SROI methodology to determine the forecasted impact on projects
  • Develop project proposals, goals, objectives, budgets, milestones and impact
  • Ensure financial sustainability of projects
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management (including local stakeholders including Municipality, relevant government departments etc)
  • Chair/facilitate the stakeholder engagement forums
  • Build harmonious relations with stakeholders

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Science or B Degree
  • Certificate First Line Management (Essential/Minimum)
  • Certificate Project Management (Recommended/Desirable)
  • Certificate in Stakeholder Management (Recommended/Desirable)
  • 3-5 Years relevant experience in community development including practical/hands-on project development, management and implementation, budget management and stakeholder engagement. Business development/ enterprise development experience.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • In-depth understanding of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA)/ Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)/Social and Labour Plan (SLP) guidelines/Local Economic Development (LED) national framework/mining charter/municipality's Integrated Development Plans (IDP) etc.

Demonstrates the following:

  • Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
  • Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
  • Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
  • Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
  • Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective


Applicants must inform their immediate Manager of their interest in the vacancy. Please forward your application and résumé to

Equity Statement:

€œApplicants are advised that AfriSam is a designated employer under the Employment Equity Act and as such has an Employment Equity Plan in place. The Company therefore has the right to fill the vacancy in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan in order to fulfil its transformation objectives by preferring designated employees."