Sustainability Specialist, International Tin Association Ltd, UK
Acre is delighted to be working with International Tin Association (ITA); the non-profit trade organisation representing the global tin mining industry which aims to improve human rights, social, environmental and working conditions in the metal supply chain and encourage sustainable development for local communities.
We are now recruiting for a Sustainability Specialist to support the Sustainability Manager across a broad portfolio of activities, including devising and implementing new project interventions to encourage sustainable development in minerals supply chains, and representing the industry in a variety of communication scenarios.
Developing a full understanding of the varied business scenarios across the global tin production sector to facilitate discussion with important industry stakeholders and promote a case for sustainability actions
Communicating complex socio-political challenges to varied stakeholders related to natural resource trade in potentially high-risk or conflict-affected areas, in particular the need for action relating to legislative and market requirements
Delivering general and written communications for members and others within the industry to achieve improved understanding of human rights and sustainable development and to measure results
Interacting with external stakeholders such as downstream tin using companies, working groups, media and regulators and ensuring the aims of ITA are fully accounted for
Developing specialist knowledge regarding artisanal and small-scale mining business and technical needs and methods for improvement to deliver guidance documents and practical project actions
If successful in developing a new intervention, such as the International Tin Supply Chain Initiative (ITSCI), the Sustainability Specialist may have the opportunity to become responsible for driving, implementing and managing that project in the longer term.
Demonstrated communication skills translating technical and policy information into relevant, concise and effective reporting for internal and external audiences and to enjoy extensive stakeholder engagement
Willingness to take responsibility and work under pressure with strong problem-solving experience relating to complex socio-political scenarios
Ability to understand varied business environments and a track record of delivering on tasks as required and according to agreed priority
A practical understanding of artisanal and small scale mining challenges or similar gained through field work
Knowledge and interest in human rights policies for example relating to child or forced labour
The successful candidate will be working in a rapidly changing environment helping to address a range of diverse challenges, providing a platform to influence and maintain real change across the extractives industry.
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