Newmont Mining Corporation is a leading global gold producer with key assets in Nevada, Peru, Australia, Ghana and Suriname.
Newmont’s Africa Operations holds two gold mining operations in Ghana: the Ahafo Mine located in the Brong-Ahafo region and the Akyem Mine located in the Eastern region. There is also near mine exploration and development focus in Ghana to annually replace gold reserves. Newmont Africa also has early-stage exploration programs in the African countries of Ethiopia and Morocco.
Our Africa operations employ approximately 5,900 employees and contractors, with the majority working at the Ahafo Mine. We offer an unparalleled blend of opportunity and career satisfaction with all the benefits you would expect from a global company. This, combined with our growth opportunities, makes Newmont a great company to work.
Our Akyem and Ahafo mines have made significant sustainable community development investments in our host communities. These include establishing Development Funds at our Akyem and Ahafo operational areas with each mine contributing US$1 per ounce of gold sold and 1% of net pre-tax annual profit into its community development fund.
The only gold company listed in the S&P 500 index, Newmont in 2007 became the first gold company selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Newmont’s industry leading performance is reflected through our Africa operations’ high standards in environmental management, health and safety for our workforce and creating value and opportunity for our employees, host communities and Newmont’s shareholders.
Developing, implementing/administering, and evaluating employee relations at the workplace in order to maintain relationships and working conditions that balance employer/employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s goals and objectives.
- Ensure that employee and labour relations activities are compliant with applicable laws and regulations, as well as corporate guidelines.
- Assess organizational climate by obtaining employee input (e.g. focus groups, employee surveys, staff meetings).
- Develop and manage effective employee relations programs (e.g. recognition and special events) that promote a positive organizational culture.
- Establish, update, and communicate workplace policies and procedures (e.g. employee handbooks, reference guides, or standard operating procedures) and monitor their application and enforcement to ensure consistency.
- Accountable for providing consulting support to heads of department/project leads/sectional heads on workforce planning.
- Investigate and resolve employee complaints filed with Regulatory Agencies involving employment practices or working conditions, utilizing professional resources as necessary (e.g. legal counsel, mediation/arbitration specialists and investigators).
- Handle all disciplinary matters pertaining to all employees within the Regional Office in Accra
- Develop and direct proactive employee relations strategies to ensure smooth industrial harmony.
- Provide administrative support and/or participate in collective bargaining activities, including contract negotiation, costing, and administration.
- Oversee the administration of the Newmont Ghana Pension Funds in compliance with National Pensions Law.
- Administer the Newmont Health Administration Services to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.
The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
Training & Experience
- Minimum of BA/BSc in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related discipline.
- An MBA (HR Option) is desirable.
- Extensive Knowledge in labor and industrial relations laws of Ghana, especially, the Ghana Labour Law 2003 Act 651, and dealing with labor organizations and labor department.
- Techniques and tools for facilitating positive employee relations (e.g. employee surveys, dispute/conflict resolution, labour/management cooperative strategies).
- Employee involvement strategies (e.g. self-directed work teams, staff meetings).
- Individual employment rights issues and practices (e.g. employment at will, negligent hiring, and defamation).
- The collective bargaining process, strategies, and concepts (e.g. contract negotiation, costing, and administration).
- In-depth understanding of the activities of workers associations and organizational behavior including employee engagements.
- At least 8-10 years of Human Resources experience preferably in the mining industry or 12 years experience in related field.
- In depth experience in employee relations including contract administration, grievance handling, conflict resolution mediation and management of cultural diversity.
- Extensive experience in dealing with labor organizations and labor department
- Significant experience in Human Resources/people management and development with extensive exposure in the Gold mining industry.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent collective bargaining skills, interpersonal skills, training skills and a team player.
- Excellent communication, negotiations and leadership skills.
- Ability to successfully manage diverse groups of staff of a multi-national nature, particularly in the mining industry and maintaining an appropriate balance of care between them.
- Ability to think on the feet.
- Excellent IT skills including ability to develop spreadsheet models.
- The position is located in the Accra office.
- Normal office working conditions but requires flexibility and be prepared to travel and assist other domestic and international sites.
Our business success comes from the accomplishments and well-being of our employees and contractors. Our goal is to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders and allows every person to thrive, contribute, and grow. We are committed to selecting and developing our employees, and to establishing a work environment where everyone can take an active part in reaching our strategic goals while feeling a sense of pride in working at Newmont.
Newmont seeks to recruit, hire, place and promote qualified applicants, meaning applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the position, without regard to personal characteristics such as gender, race, nationality, ethnic, social and indigenous origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.