2 Sep 2016

Minerals Commission Jobs : District Officers

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Department: Small-Scale Mining
Working Environment: Office based with routine monitoring visits to small scale mining sites.
Immediate Supervisor: Principal Mining Engineer (Small Scale), Head Office

Job Purpose:

  • Assist the District Officer in the management of small scale mining in the District.


  • Assist the District Officer in the performance of the Following Functions
  • Prepare annual budgets of the District Centre
  • Receive, vet and document Small-Scale Mining applications and reports to Head Office
  • Prepare background information on applicants for Small Scale Mining license
  • Act as Secretary to the District Small Scale Mining Committee
  • Carry out inspection of Small Scale Prospecting Companies to make sure they comply with the laws and regulations
  • Assess level of Small Scale Mining ( Legal and Illegal) activities within large scale concessions being applied for
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual reports of the District
  • Prepare programmes for monitoring activities of small-scale
  • miners and enforce laws in relation to health and safety
  • Assist small scale miners through technical and professional advice
  • Assist in conducting accident enquires into Small Scale
  • Mining operations in the District
  • Promote and provide technical advice to Small Scale Miners
  • Institute measures for the Small Scale Mining operators to reclaim the degraded land after their operations
  • Represent department at meetings within  the District
  • Undertake routine visits to field/site of the Small Scale Mining operators
  • Train small-scale miners in appropriate mining and processing techniques
  • Facilitate the formation of small-scale mining associations
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

External Relationships:

  • Mining Companies
  • District Assembly
  • Small-Scale Miners

Required Skills or Experience

  • Candidates for the post of District Officer, Small Scale Mining must possess a degree in Mining Engineering or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized university.
  • Must have at least 5 years working experience in the minerals and mining industry.


  •    Very good interpersonal relationship and effective in dealing with people and colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
  • Management skills
  • Comprehensive understanding of Small Scale Mining and the Minerals industry in general
  • Team player
  • Demonstrable leadership ability
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Willingness to travel at short notice
  • Ability to drive a vehicle
  • Strong analyical skills
  • Problem solving skills


  • High integrity and confidentiality
  • Must be self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • Must be fair and firm

How to Apply

Applications with copies of relevant educational certificates and references of experience should be addressed to The Chief Executive Officer Room 400Minerals Commission No 12 Switchback Road Residential Area Cantonments P.O. Box M 248 Accra   Closing Date for receipt of Applications  of vacancies is 13th Sept 2016.

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