Chevron is one of the world’s leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Global Social Performance Advisor located in San Ramon, Callifornia through February 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
The Senior Social Performance Advisor/Social Performance Advisor plays a critical role in developing the capacity of Chevron to deliver social performance (SP). The position resides in the Global Social Performance (GSP) group of Chevron’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs’ (PGPA) Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility (PP&CR) organization charged with building and facilitating the development of a common understanding, business approach and process for addressing social investment (SI), stakeholder engagement (SE) and social impact management (SIM) for Chevron to ensure the consistent application of social performance best practices everywhere Chevron operates and to enable business units to better manage social risk.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
Work closely with PGPA business partners in the following areas:
- Provide direct consulting support to field practitioners and leaders globally, working alongside PGPA colleagues on the ground
- Deliver and facilitate SP workshops and training per the needs of the business partner(s)
- Advise on SE techniques (such as consensus building), strategies, mapping , planning and implementation monitoring
- Advise on SI strategies and manage “signature” SI projects that advance business and social objectives and align with stakeholder engagement strategies, including focusing on stakeholder analysis, business and social goals and objectives, planning, development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, partnership development, value chain analysis and communications
- Provide subject matter expertise on economic development strategies with a special focus on workforce and enterprise development
- Support the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) part of the Corporate Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) process to identify potential project related social issues and present mitigation and monitoring measures as part of ESHIA Management plans
- Build relationships with key internal stakeholders to raise awareness of SP and facilitate integration of SP across the enterprise
- Contribute to building SP organizational capability in PGPA across the enterprise, including contributing to the SP Community of Practice when needed
- Suggest opportunities and establish curriculum for organizational capability activities
- Identify subject matter experts to build bench strength in different regions
- Collaborate with other PP&CR teams (Global Partnerships and Programs, Global Issues and Public Policy, Partnerships & Events) to build alignment around SP strategies and leverage the capabilities of the department, and build relationships with other internal stakeholders who need to be involved in SP activities
- Communicate and promote consistent application of the PGPA/PP&CR strategy, vision and mission
- Other work duties as requested by the Manager, Global Social Performance
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 5-10 years proven Social Performance expertise with a demonstrated understanding and experience in the area of stakeholder engagement and social investment. Relevant public policy experience (e.g. Human Rights, Resettlement, Indigenous People, etc.) will be considered in lieu of direct SP experience.
- Familiar with Social Performance management systems with a focus on social impact assessment and stakeholder engagement
- Experience in managing small project teams with global scope and diverse interests
- Ability to facilitate workshops and other training activities
- Able to work independently, operate at both a strategic level, as well as at tactical (implementation) level
- Adapt to changing business needs and manage a significant portfolio of work
- Ability to communicate with all levels of leadership and staff
- Willingness to be part of a team and support other Social Performance team members as required
- Able to travel, domestically and internationally, about 25% of travel
The advisor operates as a member of the SP “Center of Excellence”, providing advice and support for the holistic development of PGPA practitioners across the globe, focusing on both individual and functional capacity building. This advisor’s role is to support the business and advance SP through the following key practice areas:
- Stakeholder Engagement and Social Investment planning and development: Ability to develop and execute SE and SI plans; understanding of management systems and the social impact assessment process
- Strategic Planning and Thinking: Ability to analyze and address complex regulatory, business and operational issues, their linkages and craft solutions and/or approaches to manage them.
- Project Management: Ability to lead and implement corporate initiatives with responsibility for (1) budget control; (2) directing work of team, contractor or consultant; (3) using a collaborative style to manage multi-cultural teams to achieve successful results.
- Building Capabilities: Ability to lead workshops/trainings and/or develop processes and tools to build individual or organizational capabilities. Previous experience in leading, training and developing diverse staff (e.g. different culture, subject matter expertise or job function).
- Master’s Degree in a related field.
- Experience and knowledge of fundamental SP tools (e.g. monitoring and evaluation project frameworks, needs assessment, participatory processes, etc.)
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated understanding and application of strategic communication, including plan development and implementation
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Ability to organize and actively participate in community and stakeholder consultation meetings
- Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with multi-disciplinary groups in a clear, concise, understandable manner
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to work collaboratively, foster cooperation and teamwork with a diverse group of people
- Ability to rapidly adjust to changing conditions and priorities
- Experience in a process oriented work environment, but exhibiting a bias towards action
- Experience working in the oil and gas sector or other extractive or industrial/manufacturing industry
- Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters.
- Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
- Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this positon.
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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.
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