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Sociologist

  • Job reference: ME-005788
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Kenya

We are looking for an experienced Sociologist for our Kenya office.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out Social Impact Assessments/Social Surveys and audits on projects
  • Prepare Resettlement Action Plans on projects, including implementation and follow up
  • Assist with conducting Environmental Impact Assessment on projects where required.
  • Assist with carrying out Environmental Audits on projects where required.
  • Assist with carrying out Health & Safety Audits and assessment on projects where required.
  • Perform project management and coordination roles on projects where required.
  • Coordinate the activities of the office-based and field teams including multi-disciplinary project inputs to ensure quality of work and timely delivery of projects.
  • Liaise with external project team members including the Client and attend meetings.
  • Carry out Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC), implement and ensure Quality Management System (QMS) is adhered to on projects.
  • Prepare bids and proposals for projects in the areas of Environmental and Socio-Impact Assessments and studies.
  • Assist in marketing and business development activities in the areas of environmental and sociological studies relevant to the companies core business areas
  • Perform the role of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator or Socio Economist on projects as assigned by the management.
  • Any other duties assigned.
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.



Academic

Bachelors/Masters Degree in Sociology or related discipline

Professional
  • Registration with National Environment Management Authority as an Associate Expert or Lead Expert is necessary though not mandatory.
  • Membership in Professional Societies is necessary though not mandatory
Required Experience
  • Experience in preparation and Implementation of Resettlement Action Plans
  • Experience in carrying out Social Impact Assessments and Social Surveys on development projects
  • Relevant Skills
  • Use of computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Possess knowledge on use of relevant socio-economic analysis software and applications.
  • Public Consultation skills.
  • People skills including interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

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