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Country Lead, Community Engagement and Social Performance

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Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, BR

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 80139 

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.



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A successful project needs to do more than deliver on its intended purpose. It must address the needs of 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 and capacity building with local communities is the key to successful project delivery. In a practice that’s growing in Brazil, you will be part of Hatch’s international Community Engagement and Social Performance Practice that collaborates with clients, communities, stakeholders, regulators and Hatch’s engineering teams to create mutually beneficial and sustainable mining, energy and infrastructure projects. The opportunity is unique: Hatch’s wealth of technical engineering experience combined with social performance insights creates an inclusive vision for clients’ projects – and we are helping to make this a reality.  

Hatch is currently seeking a Senior Specialist, Community Engagement and Social Performance, that will be an integral part of a growing practice in Brazil. As the Senior Specialist, Community Engagement and Social Performance, you will deliver the following:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in accordance with clients’ current and emerging social performance policies and aligned with international best practice
  • Develop innovative solutions that enhance our clients’ social performance by developing programs for a range of stakeholders, including but not limited to: Indigenous groups, communities, academia, non-governmental organizations, government, media
  • Design and deliver capacity development programs consistent with the social performance goals of operations teams, delivering shared benefits and value to stakeholders
  • Record, research, identify and anticipate any social risks to project development in compliance with international development standards plus legislative, lender and investor requirements, including solutions to meet these challenges 
  • Development of rights and consent programs on behalf of clients to support vulnerable populations
  • Assist Hatch teams in managing relations with federal and subnational regulatory bodies part of client socio-economic and environmental licensing prerequisites
  • Work internally and externally to develop proposals and bids to support growth of the Community Engagement and Social Performance Practice in Brazil and South America 
  • Share your experiences with colleagues and clients at speaking events, networking events, conferences, webinars and through internal Hatch channels

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in communications, public policy, sustainability, conflict management, or other applicable field
  • Five+ years demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, social performance or other applicable field
  • Creative and approachable with a willingness to recommend innovative solutions with clients while working independently and with the wider team
  • Well-versed permitting and approvals and regulatory requirements across Brazil
  • Experience working on major mining, energy and/or infrastructure projects
  • Willingness for both domestic and international travel as work requires
  • Entrepreneurial soul willing to drive growth of the Hatch Community Engagement and Social Performance practice while executing work for clients on a day-to-day basis
  • Solid verbal and written communications, ability to represent the business externally, including engagements with clients and regulators
  • Effective, open communication and presentation style with the ability to plan and deliver best in class, high quality deliverables
  • Fluent in Portuguese (fluent) and English (fluent or near-fluent) languages


Core competencies: Leadership, Consultative, entrepreneurial, 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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