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Land Specialist

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National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Mining, Oil and Gas


21st November 2023

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in land acquisition.
  • Make key local impact with this global organisation.
  • Showcase your refined relationship-building and negotiation skills.

Renowned for its innovative work approach and unwavering commitment to sustainability, minimising environmental and community impacts, this international organisation presents a unique opportunity for you to showcase your skills within the PNG community. Joining one of the largest oil and gas projects in the region, you will play a key role in cultivating relationships with internal and external stakeholders, offering intellectual stimulation and a platform to make a significant impact in the industry, all the while contributing to the company's esteemed global reputation.

As a high-performing Land Specialist proficient in Land Tenure, Livelihood Restoration, Survey Control, Stakeholder Engagement, Monitoring/Evaluation & Reporting, with extensive experience working in similar environments with host communities, you will contribute to building relationships with relevant regulatory bodies while maintaining protocols and compliance with national law and traditional customs.


  • Develop and execute stakeholder engagement plans, maintain landowner mapping, and create effective communication strategies for diverse stakeholders.
  • Lead land acquisition efforts, ensuring legal compliance, overseeing plan development, implementing resettlement actions, while also building the capacity of the team, managing the budget, and fostering a collaborative environment focused on adherence to standards and processes.
  • Ensure strict adherence to PNG laws, the company standards, and IFC Performance Standards.
  • Oversee the company management system, maintaining robust documentation for audits and preparing compliance reports.


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience in land acquisition and resettlement.
  • Degree in territorial planning or a relevant field, or a postgraduate degree in social sciences such as demography, sociology, or socio-cultural studies.
  • Extensive familiarity with PNG legislation related to land issues, including the Oil and Gas Act, Land Registration Act, Land Evaluation Act, Land Survey Act, and Land Planning Act.
  • Strong negotiation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders, including local communities, government authorities, and consultants.
  • High integrity, capacity for effective communication and dialogue, creativity, flexibility, and a strong focus on delivering results within deadlines.

Be a key player in shaping the landscape of success for a dynamic and respected global organisation!
Please apply with your CV in Microsoft Word format. Only candidates who meet the above prerequisites will be shortlisted.

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