Employee And Industrial Relations Manager
Employee And Industrial Relations Manager

31 janeiro, 2019

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Job Description

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with corporate offices in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko’s mission is to deliver a competitive and sustainable rate of return to Shareholders by developing, acquiring and exploring for oil and gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare.

Job Summary

The Employee and Industrial Relations Human Resources Manager will be based in Afungi, Mozambique; and is part of the AMA1 Human Resources team, reporting to the AMA1 Human Resources Manager located in Maputo, Mozambique. This position is responsible for overseeing daily Industrial Relations and Human Resources activities in Afungi, Mozambique.

The overarching goal of this position is to supervise the Employee/Industrial Relations team in achieving the objectives of labour stability on site by fostering effective dialogue between Contractor Management and their employees, as well as monitoring Contractors’ compliance with relevant legislation and AMA1 Contractor Management Plans and effectively addressing any gaps identified. This requires cordial and mutually constructive working relationships with contractors and their subcontractors on labour and social issues.

This hands-on leadership position is also responsible for the AMA1 Human Resources function at site, including performance management, training and employee relations.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive HR and/or IR experience, preferably with oil, gas or minerals industry. Experience in a related area that required networking, intensive problem analysis and solving, leadership and people management is required.

Specific experience in the following is required:

  • Prior supervision and development of Human Resources, Employee Relations or Industrial Relations team(s) in a large industrial project is highly desirable;
  • Experience in best practice social and labor performance and risk management within a financed project context highly desirable;
  • Greenfield development project experience in Africa or similar remote locations is highly desirable;
  • Detailed knowledge of HR processes, policies and Mozambican labor law, preferably those governing the Oil & Gas industry;
  • Experience working HR-related matters with the Ministry of Labor;
  • Experience in Employee and Labor Relations;
  • International or Global experience working with expatriate workforces;
  • Experience in collaborating on potentially challenging and sensitive issues, including engaging diverse role-players and their agendas;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the capacity to build and maintain relationships within the Project and community;
  • Efficient and effective consensus builder and decision-maker;
  • Appreciation and respect for diverse cultures;
  • Ability to listen and translate the needs and aspirations of stakeholder groups and communities to drive programs and mitigations as appropriate;
  • Ability to liaise with various Project disciplines and stakeholders to satisfy business requirements;
  • Ability to liaise and communicate productively with Contractor representatives and to professionally carry out onsite and offsite visits and gap analyses;
  • Fully computer literate and proficient in standard software packages (MS Office, etc.);
  • Proven experience prioritizing and managing multiple conflicting priorities;
  • Experience working for a western multi-national company preferred.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to pass Company physical, drug screening and background security check;
  • Being in possession of a valid Driver’s license would be a distinct advantage;
  • Willingness to travel to Afungi, Mozambique per rotation schedule.


  • Influence, guide and assist contractors and subcontractors on site, via the appropriate reporting hierarchies, to achieve compliance with Company Management Plans, Mozambique Labour Law, international best practice HR and Industrial Relations Management policies, practices and procedures as well as ILO conventions;
  • Responsible for the formal and informal gap analyses of on and offsite contractor and subcontractor practices to monitor and measure progress and ensure compliance;
  • Coordinate meetings with specific key stakeholder groups/individuals, identified through stakeholder prioritization, to monitor the project’s social license;
  • Implements and maintains Human Resources strategic and operational initiatives and programs;
  • Provides advice to the project leadership team and interfaces with the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and other local government as well as non-government bodies;
  • Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall policy and long-term goals of the organization;
  • Supports country immigration requirements.


Undergraduate degree (or relevant tertiary qualification) in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Legal, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized institution required, graduate degree is a plus.


PHR, SPHR, GPHR or SHRM-SCP is preferred.


Oral and written proficiency of English and Portuguese is required. Language fluency in Kimwani and/or Swahili is preferred.

Travel Requirements

Rotation travel to Afungi, Mozambique is required with occasional travel within Mozambique, to the AMA1 Maputo office and to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas USA.

Work Schedule

This position is full-time and will be engaged on a rotational back to back basis.  The position will be based at the Afungi Pioneer camp.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting applicants and / or employees. All employment decisions are made without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected categories. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for employee’s and applicant’s disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following ‘Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law’ Poster.


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Expiration date: February 2, 2019

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