03 Sep 2021


Gender, Community & Inclusion



Ongoing Consulting Opportunity: Social Safeguards and Community Engagement Consultant

Posted03 Sep 2021

Ongoing Consulting Opportunity: Social Safeguards and Community Engagement Consultant

New consultancy opportunities and options for employment for a Social Safeguard and Community Engagement specialist. Services that engage in land governance and stakeholder engagement issues in infrastructure design and development are urgently required, and LEI is excited to be getting involved.

We are looking for an experienced social safeguards expert who can use their stakeholder and community engagement experience to improve land governance scenarios during infrastructure investment.  This opportunity will see you build solutions with LEI staff for improved land tenure results in the infrastructure sector, expand your networks and work across Africa, Asia and the Pacific with a range of clients. We are initially seeking a consultant role, with potential for more permanent employment arrangements.

This is a technical consulting role in which you will work alongside our experienced team of land professionals in new projects on infrastructure investment design. You will assist in identifying, managing and resolving the social safeguard impacts and risks related to infrastructure projects in collaboration with nationally based project teams. There will also be tasks requiring stakeholder mapping and community engagement strategy development.  You will work with institutions and people with different types and levels of expertise to complete comprehensive assessments that will inform the development of solutions that include flexible working arrangements, a mentoring approach and strong documentation and training skills. safeguards practice standards will be applied in all circumstances.

Your role will include:

Undertaking short term technical advisory work, and long-term oversight of international projects, managing quality deliverables and troubleshooting issues as a safeguards and community engagement specialist.

Providing technical and project management support to projects and Team Leaders in specific technical areas of:

  • Infrastructure project delivery, including broad stakeholder engagement.
  • Specific safeguards subject matter expertise (e.g., land, resettlement, disability etc) for  large scale infrastructure investment and climate change issues.
  • Establishing and monitoring context-specific engagement processes
  • Establishing and monitoring robust grievance redress mechanism(s) (GRM).

In addition to the technical aspects of the role, you may also be required to:

  • Support business development for project EOIs and tender preparation, and
  • Prepare technical papers, research, and presentations.

Please note that subject to the restrictions and conditions created by the Covid pandemic, the role is likely to involve domestic and international travel.

What we’re looking for

  • A motivated person with specific safeguards subject matter expertise and applied Environment and Social Framework standards experience.
  • Experience in the Pacific
  • Experience working with CSOs and communities and promotion of inclusive behaviour and practices.
  • Proven quality written work, as well as clear oral communication skills with various stakeholders.

What’s in it for you

  • Regular consultancies and ongoing inhouse activities
  • Competitive salary in accordance with experience
  • Flexible and supportive working environment

Minimum qualifications and experience

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in relevant field: Social Sciences, Public Policy, Law, Planning, or Geography
  • Five or more years’ international consulting in a related industry
  • One written reference

 Who we are

We have a global reputation in land administration solutions and this year we are celebrating 20 years of international consulting. We have a strong team at our Wollongong headquarters and work with our onsite national and international teams to consult and co-design land solutions. We work with various public, private and citizen-led stakeholders to research, design, develop, manage and monitor land sector and associated development projects and are looking to expand our service delivery within the infrastructure investment space. We believe that a comprehensive understanding of local and institutional land settings and the people to land relationship is integral to sustainable and equitable investment work globally. Infrastructure investment by responsible financiers and development partners has increased significantly and has a large pipeline of projects. LEI is vested in ensuring that land tenure matters are systemically addressed, and awareness and solutions are improved. Services in land tenure and stakeholder engagement within the infrastructure design and development space are urgently required and LEI is excited to be getting involved.

Our Values
Integrity, honesty and ethics  |  Respect for all individuals  |  Creativity, innovation and excellence


Preferably: Australia

How to apply

We are committed to diversity and inclusiveness and seek expressions of interest from all. Submit your resume and a covering letter to summarising your experience and outlining why you are interested in the role.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.





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