Based in General Santos City, the role is tasked to oversee the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement between the company and the indigenous peoples within the Project area, e.g. resettlement, crop and land compensation, and conflict resolution.
The role will also assist the Legal and Compliance Superintendent in all legal matters relative to the ICCs/IPs.
She/He will also provide assistance to the Land Acquisition Superintendent in the determination of land ownership of ICCs/IPs within the FTAA area of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project.
1. Sustainable Development Practices – Ensures effective use of the Project’s safety and environment-friendly standards and systems within the work area of responsibility to positively contribute in nurturing the organization’s sustainable development culture and compliance to ISO 14001 standards.
2. IP Affairs Management - Ensures that the terms and conditions stipulated in the IP Memorandum are complied with and that all concerns relative to the ICCs/IPs are addressed without prejudice to the interest of the company.
Serves as liaison between the company and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and other government agencies which have jurisdiction or handle concerns of ICCs/IPs.
Proactively assists the Legal and Compliance Manager and Superintendent in resolving grievances and complaints of ICCs/IPs through the means provided under the FPIC MOA, preferably, through conciliation and mediation, and if cases are lodged before NCIP Hearing Officer.
Coordinates with the Land Acquisition Superintendent regarding land conflict resolution of land ownership of ICCs / IPs.
3. Internal Legal Support – Provide internal legal support services based on the mandate of the Legal and Compliance Department.
4. Cost Management – Ensure prudent and judicious use of the company’s resources without compromising the delivery of quality products and output in the most effective and efficient way.
A graduate of Bachelor of Laws
Must be a member of Blaan Indigenous Cultural Community who can speak the local language fluently
Knowledge of RA 7942, Department Orders of DENR / MGB / FMB / LMB / NWRB / NIA / PPA / LRA ad RA 7160 and other environmental laws, rules and regulations both national and local
Knowledgeable on RA 8371 or the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations as well as issuances of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, notably on the Free and Prior Informed Consent
Proficient in MS office and data management
Good oral, written and communication skills
Efficient and effective in dealing with government agencies
For additional details and other vacancies, interested applicants are directed to visit www.smi.com.ph. Résumé and application letter may also be sent to EGariando@smi.com.ph indicating the position title.
Closing date is 15 February 2019.