International Mining Expert

Tbilisi, Georgia
Apply by 27 April 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 13 April 2018

Job Description

Deloitte Consulting LLP seeks a short-term International Mining Expert for its USAID-funded Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G) project.

Natural resources play an essential role in promoting sustainable development; therefore Georgia must use and manage its limited natural resources efficiently, judiciously, and responsibly. Sustainable resource utilization can support economic growth; particularly, it can lead to more investments and increase employment opportunities.

The Government of Georgia (GoG), with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERDB), is working to develop a mining sector strategy and action plan. GoG plans to reform the sector’s regulatory framework in accordance with international best practices. G4G was requested to conduct a business perception survey on problematic issues in the mining sector. The results from the survey will contribute to the strategy’s development.

In March 2018, G4G announced a grant to conduct a business perception survey that will accurately assess businesses’ perception of the policy environment and regulatory environment. The survey will also examine how administrative practices have changed over the past years.

Based on current assumptions of the mining sector, it is understood that areas of mining are categorized by the materials being extracted as well as the means of extraction. Although some materials may differ, the methods of extraction may be similar. Approximately 3000 license permits are issued for the sector in different categories (raw materials). The high level categories of raw materials can be classified as metals, non-metals, liquids and other materials. Gas and oil are excluded from this survey.

G4G will closely collaborate with EBRD during the grant implementation. Under this scope of work, the International Mining Expert will provide guidance to the grantee throughout the grant implementation process.

The objective of this consultancy is to provide guidance to the grantee on how to conduct a business perception survey of private companies in Georgia. The survey seeks to identify the attitudes of the business community toward the mining policy, regulatory environment and investment outlook.

The International Mining Expert shall use his/her education, experience, knowledge of international best practices, and additional understanding gleaned from the background and objective specified in sections A and B above to accomplish the following:

  • Task 1: Assist grantee to categorize mining resources of Georgia using international best practice;
  • Task 2: Support grantee to identify potential international investors for the Georgian mining sector:
    • Activity 2.1 Conduct research to identify relevant investors who may have potential interest in Georgian mining sector and/or may be identified as target group for the survey purposes;
    • Activity 2.2 Assist to develop a database of potential international investors by country, mining sector (by material) and group (junior or mid-tier).
  • Task 3: Develop the draft survey/questionnaire for international investors in collaboration with the grantee to identify:
    • Activity 3.1 Obstacles for potential investments in the Georgian mining sector;
    • Activity 3.2 Reasons for a possible lack of interest in investing in the Georgian mining sector;
  • Task 4: Assist the grantee to identify specific topics for Georgian businesses’ feedback during focus group interviews to include but not limited to:
    • Activity 4.1 General attitudes;
    • Activity 4.2 Policy enabling environment;
    • Activity 4.3 Regulatory environment and administrative practice;
    • Activity 4.4 Infrastructure and services;
    • Activity 4.5 International best practice considerations, as suggested by the international and local experts.
  • Task 5: Assist the grantee to conduct data analysis and recommendations with survey results.

We are seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Extensive working knowledge of mineral reserve and mining standards and guidelines, including both those applicable to the former Soviet Union (GOST) and International (JORC);
  • Demonstrated substantive operational mining experience, with an emphasis on mining investment and project development, of no less than 15 years;
  • Experience with mining operations, project development and private-sector-led industry reforms in former Soviet Union is preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communication, supervision, and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking/planning, management, and presentation skills.

The anticipated period of performance of this position is June 1–September 28, 2018. If you are interested, please email your CV with the Cover Letter to edumo@deloitte.com and cwish@deloitte.com before 17:00 EDT on Friday, April 27, 2018.

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Deloitte LLP is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and services are provided by its subsidiaries (the Deloitte U.S. Entities), including Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit, assurance and risk management related services, Deloitte Consulting LLP, which provides strategy, operations, technology, systems, outsourcing and human capital consulting services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.

Deloitte Consulting LLP (Deloitte Consulting) is one of the world’s leading consulting firms for business strategy, operations, technology, and human resources planning. Deloitte Consulting provides services that are designed to bring together the unique experience, scale, and capabilities of their professionals to help clients in their efforts to address their most complex business problems.

The Emerging Market sector of Deloitte Consulting works with clients to implement economic reforms, support financial and private sector growth, and develop capacity.

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