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Manager Environment & Community at Lindian Resources Ltd

  • Full Time
  • Balaka
  • Salary: 00

Lindian Resources Ltd



Lindian Resources Ltd, a leader in the exploration and development of strategic minerals for energy efficiency, has obtained the necessary licenses to launch a rare earths mineral mining project at Kangankunde, Balaka District, Malawi.

Recognized as one of the top hard rock rare earths deposits globally, the site is located about 30 km from the town of Balaka. Construction of a stage 1 development will commence in Q3 2024, with production expected to start in mid-2025. The mine boasts an estimated life of over 100 years with expansion plans following the commissioning of Stage 1. Initial efforts will concentrate on the development of the management and senior team to undertake operational readiness activities
and establishing robust systems to ensure safe and efficient operations.

Exciting mine-based opportunities exist with Lindian Resources as we commence the recruitment of key roles in our organisational structure, these include General Manager Operations, Manager Mining, Manager Plant & Engineering, Manager Environment & Community, Manager Business Services, Senior Mine Geologist, Site Manager and Health & Safety Officer.

CLOSING DATE: 10th June 2024



The Manager Environment & Community is responsible for fostering positive relationships and sustainable development initiatives between the mining operation and the local communities in Malawi. This role involves strategic planning and execution of community development and environmental programs, ensuring compliance with local and international standards, and actively engaging in social license to operate initiatives. Through effective leadership, collaboration, and a
deep understanding of the socio-economic and cultural context of Malawi, the incumbent will contribute to the Company’s long-term operational sustainability and positive community impact.


  • Lead community engagement strategies to build trust and foster positive relationships, and design and execute development projects that address local needs and contribute to sustainable growth in Malawi.
  • Promote best practices and risk mitigation in environmental compliance, ensuring all activities align with Malawian laws and international standards, especially in areas like land resettlement and environmental impact.
  • Actively work to secure and maintain the social license through transparent and ethical business practices, addressing community concerns proactively.
  • Implement environmental systems and protocols, provide input into planning and rehabilitation to minimize impacts, and ensure effective execution of environmental programs
    through regular inspections and technical advice.
  • Manage and report on incidents affecting the community, develop corrective actions to prevent future occurrences, and maintain comprehensive communication with all stakeholders.
  • Manage budgets and financial reporting for community affairs, implement cost control measures, and develop training programs in collaboration with local institutions to enhance skills and capacity building within the community.


  • Relevant degree, either Environment or Community related
  • Management and Leadership Development Programme would be advantageous.
  • At least 10 years’ experience leading both Environment and Community Affairs, specifically within the mining industry, including 5 years at a senior level.
  • Deep understanding of international environmental, land resettlement, and compensation standards.
  • Familiarity with the socio-economic and cultural context of Malawi, along with international best practices that boost operational compliance and efficiency.
  • Exceptional mentoring and training capabilities focused on skills transfer, strong leadership, strategic planning, and outstanding communication skills, with a proven ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships.
  • Experience working in Africa and on Greenfields projects will be advantageous.
  • Empathy and cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, influential communication, resilience, adaptability, ethical judgment, and integrity.
  •  Valid Drivers Licence

Method Of Application

We are looking to build a diverse and inclusive workforce and look forward to receiving your application. Should you be interested in applying for one of these exiting roles, please forward your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to Clare Calver using the following email address:
[email protected]

Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the advertisement’s closing date, this means that your application was unsuccessful.

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