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Sociologist

  • Job reference: R-026249
  • Sector: Atkins UK
  • Location: Nairobi

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 and Social Impact Assessments and Audits on projects where required.
  • Perform project management and coordination roles on projects to ensure quality of work and timely delivery of projects.
  • Carry out Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) on assignments and ensure the organization’s Quality Management System (QMS) is adhered to on projects.
  • Prepare bids and proposals for social surveys/impact assessment and other related assignments
  • Carry out business development activities on social studies relevant to the company’s core business areas

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Qualifications

Academic

  • 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

  • At least 8 years’ experience in preparation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans, 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

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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