External Relations Superintendent

Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Mauritania
Oct 16, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Full Time
The Kinross Africa Regional Office is located in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and is responsible for providing senior leadership and back office support to the gold mine sites located in Ghana and Mauritania.

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President External Relations, the External Relations Superintendent primary focus is to provide support to external relations department, for developing the department's strategy in alignment with the regional and global mission . The Superintendent must be able to represent and advocate on behalf of the Vice President with external and internal stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities 2

  • Keep oversight of stakeholder relationships held across the organization, including to ensure that we are maximizing opportunities for coordinated activity with our partners
  • Develop strong relationships with external relations teams (regional, Site, etc..), other organizations and stakeholders, providing support and leading collaborations where appropriate.
  • Organize work sessions with relevant departments regarding all matters having an impact on the company's commitments.
  • Coordinate with and support the other on-site functional leads in their departments interactions with government representatives.
  • Represents the company in its dealing with local community authorities if necessary.
  • Monitors political and regulatory developments that may impact on the company's present and future operations, and implementing a system to ensure that senior company personnel remain apprised of, and are able to effectively respond to, such developments
  • Ensure that all the Kinross entities in Mauritania are always up-to-date on changes in laws and regulations that are being prepared by the government that may affect the entities' operations and develop appropriate measures to make sure that the entities are not harmed by the regulation.
  • Must be able to understand, predict and apply trends and situations that could impact communications strategy or company reputation at the global or local level.
  • Must be a skilled researcher with the ability to analyze, summaries and simplify complex information and communicate it to different groups.

Education and Experience

  • Master degree in Communications, Public Relations, laws , International Relations, or an equivalent degree.
  • 8-10 years of related work experience
  • Understanding of natural resources industry is an asset
  • Excellent understanding of social, political, legal and regulatory structures and processes in Mauritania
  • Advanced communication skills; ability to craft narratives from a variety of data sources
  • Fluency in English, French and Arabic
  • Good computer skills (Word, Excel, Power point)
  • Interest in technical , commercial , legal and fiscal affairs of the relevance to the ressources sectors
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours as needed


  • Demonstrable track record of collaboation and strong professional ethics in previous roles.
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders with high level negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Superior judgment, proven by synthesizing competing information and making good choices on how and where to deliver that information
  • Excellent executive presence; reflects confidence and ability, both internally and externally
  • Able to multi-task numerous projects and priorities
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex and/or distinctive concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Leads organizational change initiatives; is adaptable and resilient in the face of change and growth.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management and presentation skills, including planning and prioritization
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and to proactively identify and resolve issues.

Language Requirements

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.