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Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance, South America

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Date: Nov 20, 2022

Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BR

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 84489 

Job Category: Environmental 

Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our Environmental Services Group (ESG) provides our clients with expertise in climate change, environmental assessment & management, noise & vibration, social impact management, sustainable development design, and water resources. With your help, we can build extraordinary things that co-exist, and benefit local communities and habitats.


A successful project needs to do more than deliver on its intended purpose. It needs to address the needs of its residents and provide real, tangible benefits for the surrounding community. It must wholeheartedly embrace the mantra of leaving it better than we found it, ensuring a brighter future for the lives it affects.


Inclusion of local communities is the key to successful project delivery. In a practice that is growing globally, you will be part of Hatch’s global Community Engagement and Social Performance practice that collaborates with clients, communities, stakeholders, and Hatch’s engineering teams to create mutually beneficial and sustainable metals, energy, and infrastructure projects. The opportunity is unique: Hatch’s wealth of technical engineering experience combined with community insights creates an inclusive vision for clients’ projects – and we are helping to make this a reality.  


Hatch is currently seeking a Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance – South America that will be pivotal to the growing a regional function of a global practice. As the Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance – South America, you will be a member of the global leadership team and cross collaborate with colleagues from different regions around the world. This role reports to the Global Director, Community Engagement and Social Performance. In this role, you will be responsible for the following tasks:  


  • Overseeing and holding the accountability for the expansion of Hatch’s regional Community and Social Performance practice in South America – namely Chile, Peru, and Brazil
  • Managing and growing a team of community engagement and social performance practitioners and ensuring high quality deliverables to mining, energy, and infrastructure clients
  • Work with senior leaders to help grow the revenue and profit of our existing Community Engagement and Social Performance consulting practice in collaboration with Hatch’s Environmental Services Group (ESG)
  • Focusing on business development activities and identifying new opportunities with clients
  • Supporting the training and development of team members that hold a direct reporting relationship
  • Participating as an active member on Hatch’s South American leadership team, ensuring that Hatch South America is aligned to the Global Indigenous Peoples Policy
  • Develop innovative solutions for our clients on engagement for a variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to: Indigenous groups, communities, academia, non-governmental organizations, government, media
  • Project management and coordination of our clients’ projects
  • Share your experiences with colleagues and clients at speaking events, networking events, conferences, webinars and through online blog posts

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 15-20 years’ experience in community and stakeholder engagement or communications
  • Post-secondary education in communications, conflict management, environmental science, sustainability, or law
  • Experience managing a team and proven ability to work collaboratively with global functions
  • Strong understanding of the history and culture of Indigenous groups
  • Demonstrated stakeholder engagement, project execution and client engagement experience
  • Creative and approachable with a willingness recommend innovative solutions with clients
  • Well-versed permitting and approvals and regulatory requirements
  • Broad understanding of international best practices such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards, Equator Principles, Convention 169, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals   
  • Experience working on major projects in a stakeholder engagement capacity
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as work requires
  • Effective, open communication and presentation style with the ability to plan and deliver best in class, high quality client deliverables
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Core Competencies: Leadership, consultative, entrepreneurial, effective at business development, relationship builder, strategic thinker and implementer, influencer, networker, collaborator


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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