Senior Social Scientist

MTL CONSULTING COMPANY Ltd (MTL) is a consulting firm specializing in mining, oil and gas and environmental management. The company was established in 1998 and has its headquarters in Dar es Salaam, a branch office in Kampala, Uganda and representation in other East African countries. It is registered with ERB as a Local Consulting Finn in the specialized field of Mining Engineering and with the
National Environment Management Council (NEMC) for conducting Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Audits.
The company is on a growth path and is seeking to recruit qualified, dynamic and experienced expertsto fill the following vacant positions:

Senior Social Scientist
Job Summary
This is a professional level position and requires a well-qualified, experienced and skilled social scientist.
The incumbent will report to the Environmental Manager. He/she will be responsible for planning,
supervision and implementation of all social, economic and community aspects of company projects.
Experience in conducting Resettlement Action Plans (RAP) and its implementation will be an added
advantage. The position is available on a 3 year renewable contract.
Key responsibilities for this position will include
Development and preparation of project proposals;
Conducting socio-economic surveys and social impact assessment of various projects especially
in the extractive industry; •
Preparation of land acquisition and resettlement action plans;
Conducting community and other stakeholder consultations during Environmental and Social
Impact Assessment and Audit process; and
Managing staff reporting to him/her

Key Qualifications, Experience and Competences
A postgraduate degree in Sociology or Community Development. A first degree with strong
experience will be considered;
Knowledge and experience in conducting and managing resettlement programmes;
Knowledge and experience in conducting ESIAs, Environmental Audits or Environmental
Monitoring for large scale projects;
Experience in the Extractive Industry would be an added advantage;
Ability to work under pressure, work in remote locations and be a team player;
Demonstrable report writing and communication skills in English and Kiswahili; and
Fully computer literate. Knowledge of GIS and Social Science data analysis software like SPSS is

The position is available on a three-year renewable contract based on performance. Salary will be
negotiated based on qualification and experience. The Applicant should be prepared, ready and willing
to work under pressure to meet deadlines including working during weekends and public holidays.
The successful candidates will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travelling to project sites in Tanzania
and abroad.


Applicants are requested to submit their applications with detailed CVs and copies of certificates including names of referees by email to and
The applications should be addressed to the Managing Director. All applicants should be prepared, ready and willing to work under pressure to meet deadlines including working during weekends and public holidays