By | March 22, 2023

Corporate Affairs Specialist (Social Performance) Job Position Available at Debswana Diamond Company (Gaborone)

Title:  Corporate Affairs Specialist – Social Performance

Closing Date:  29 March 2023

Corporate Affairs Specialist – Social Performance

Location:  Gaborone, BW


Purpose of the Role

To provide technical expertise to Social Performance teams at the mine sites and Social Performance assurance to the Head of Corporate Affairs.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develops the Corporate Social Performance strategy in alignment with the Corporate Affairs (CA) Strategy and provides assurance and reporting against this strategy

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Works with a range of external and internal stakeholders to ensure Social Performance integration, particularly in cross-cutting areas such as human rights
  • Develops systems and procedures and recommends appropriate changes to Debswana policy to enable effective implementation of all the requirements of the Social Way
  • Acts as the main point of liaison with the De Beers Group Social Performance function with regards to the Social Way Management System
  • Liaises with the Projects function to ensure that the requirements of the Social Way are embedded as early as possible in the project cycle
  • Proactively advises the site Social Performance teams on how to identify, avoid, prevent, mitigate and remediate adverse social impacts and risks including those that are context-specific
  • Proactively advises the site teams on how to identify and engage with affected, potentially affected and interested stakeholders
  • Works with the Corporate Citizenship Manager to ensure that the site-level Socio-Economic Development and Contractor Management plans are aligned with Life-of-Mine planning and support the objectives of social closure planning
  • Works with the Corporate Citizenship Manager and Supply Chain to ensure that companies contribute to both a resilient supply chain and the economic and social development of host communities
  • Works with the Corporate Citizenship Manager and Human Resources to ensure that local community employment is maximised through local training and recruitment programmes
  • Coordinates and manages the Social Performance policies and procedures
  • Implement knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance


  • Bachelors Degree in Communication, Social Sciences or equivalent


5 years working experience, 2 of which involved Social Performance.

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Proactive Stakeholder Engagement
  • Creating Sustainable Business
  • Performance Reporting
  • Integrated Risk Management
  • Project Management and Social Performance Process Modelling
  • Operational Knowledge
  • Determining Strategy
  • Delivering Results
  • Promoting Social and Economic Development
  • Building Partnerships
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Behavioral Competencies

  • Achievement Orientation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Adaptability
  • Impact and Influence
  • Innovation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Service Orientation

Closing date: 29 March 2023

Fixed Term Contract


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