19 Apr 2014

Land Access and Resettlement Supervisor Kenya Vacancy

Do your have what it takes?
Tullow Oil is looking for you!

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we
want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the following position:

Job Title: Land Access and Resettlement Supervisor, Lokichar, Kerio, North Turkana, Kisumu and Baringo
Reports to: Land Access and Resettlement Manager


  • The Land Access and Resettlement Supervisor will be based in the field with regular travel to Tullow’s various site operations in North West Kenya.
  • You will be responsible for executing Tullow Oil Kenya’s Land Access and Resettlement Framework, securing appropriate site level permits, ensuring any relevant compensation is provided, and contractor comply with all relevant environmental and social permits.
  • You will play a key point of contact for region and site-specific land & permitting related matters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Secure community consent for land access and gain relevant site based permits in accordance with the agreed Tullow Oil Kenya Land Access and Resettlement Framework.
  • Liaise with the Nairobi office and County authorities to complete permitting requirements (County level land surveys, etc) in a timely manner and well in advance of operational needs.
  • Lead land-related stakeholder engagement and community consultation activities in accordance with regulatory and IFC requirements.
  • Support the timely resolution of land-related stakeholder and community grievances.
  • Represent Tullow Kenya at key engagements as requested by the Land Access and Resettlement Manager.
  • Manage the valuation and payment or provision of appropriate compensation in accordance with Tullow Oil procedures.
  • Work closely with Exploration, Operations, Civils, Legal, Environment, Security and site based contractors to ensure land & permitting compliance prior to access and throughout operations to demobilization.
  • Work closely with Social Investment and National Content teams to ensure alignment between land access agreements, broader social investment initiatives (e.g. community water provision) and local content initiatives.
  • Ensure all relevant site based documentation is appropriately managed, shared and recorded.  Input all relevant land and permitting data into the land management information system.
  • Cooperate with Tullow Oil GIS to ensure the effective integration of land issues / data into spatial services to inform operational planning and engineering design.
  • Support the Land Access and Resettlement Manager, Technical Assistant and Field Social Performance Manager as requested

Education and Qualifications

  • Qualification in environmental science, sociology, anthropology, natural resource management or a related discipline.
  • At least 5 years working experience of land access and resettlement within a major oil and gas project or other analogous sector.
  • Experience of land access and resettlement in areas with customary land ownership.
  • Experience of working in remote and challenging environments.
  • Experience in relationship management, negotiations, and conflict resolution with affected communities and government officials.
  • Experience and understanding of best practice/standards in the area of land access and acquisition, economic and physical displacement – including IFC requirements.
  • Understanding of land legislation/regulations, procedures and how they are applied.

How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 25th April 2014 to:

Adept Systems
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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