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Our Vacancy

Sociologist

  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Ankara
  • 16/02/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century, and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,000 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.


In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.


Assystem in Türkiye is renowned for working with the public and private sectors. Specializing in ESIA studies, site investigations, and laboratory research, the company offers vital site supervision owners and lenders engineering services. Notably, Assystem in Türkiye plays a pivotal role in major projects like power generation, and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant.


Job Description

The position involves engaging in diverse environmental and social initiatives, necessitating collaboration with clients, contractors, and fellow consultants to assist project managers. Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting environmental & social impact assessments (ESIA).
  • Performing social due diligence.
  • Managing labor aspects.
  • Engaging with stakeholders.
  • Overseeing resettlement planning and auditing.
  • Ensuring community health and safety.
  • Addressing gender and human rights considerations.

The role also entails on-site visits, participation in negotiation meetings, and monitoring visits, among other tasks.

My profile

  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional experience as a sociologist, focusing on conducting public hearings with multidisciplinary participants.
  • 5 years’ experience in implementing Social Impact Assessments (SIAs), Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEPs), Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRPs), and Grievance Redress Mechanisms (GRMs).
  • Familiarity with WB, IFC, EBRD, and other lender safeguards in project social impact and resettlement processes.
  • Ability to undertake site trips as required.
  • 5 years of specific experience in Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and LRP monitoring and reporting, especially following IFIs’ standards like EBRD, AIIB, and WB.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Turkish.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Solid analytical and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable about international environmental and social standards such as The World Bank ESSs, IFC PSs, etc.
  • Proficient in using SPSS.

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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