Job Details

See all Jobs Opportunities



Natougou Project – Burkina Faso


Rotation job 34/28 - 12 hours or relocated in the capital city Ouagadougou


Reporting to the Vice-President of Operations


Natougou is another promising project: an open-pit high grade gold mining project in Burkina Faso. 

Are you ready to tackle this exciting new challenge?

The General Manager directs the mining and control, planning and mine production.  The General Manager adheres to the following missions: creating an exemplary partner with Burkina Faso in the development of natural resources and maximizing shareholder value while respecting SEMAFO’s vision and values.


Your main challenges and responsibilities

  • Structure and control the work in an efficient manner; production goals include maintenance, administration and cost controls while respecting health, safety and environment.
  • Develop and support individual and team goals. Manage the performance and results of the team of professionals and contractors – giving feedback, support and the necessary tools to do their jobs.
  • Identify the major challenges of the project, supporting team members in logical diagnostic evaluation which help the team achieve construction and production goals while mitigating risks.
  • Put into place the necessary measures for continuous improvement. Work at implementing a culture of efficiency and optimization through the exchange of ideas and information.  Support the process and contribute to the team’s progress which may include conflict resolution and negotiations.
  • Promote the professional development and advancement of employees in order to create a motivational work environment.  Develop team members and show appreciation while promoting a teamwork culture.
  • Promote a harmonious work environment through excellent communication and feedback skills
  • Establish and maintain excellent community relations, working closely with the National Director to respect local customs and traditions.
  • Coordinate the overall project and operations budget, respecting deadlines and specific management requests for information.
  • Support the company’s goals and values at the mine site ensuring that the profitability of the mine will benefit the social program and annual giving.


Your profile and your skills

  • University degree in mine engineering or related field
  • Minimum of 15 years open pit mining experience with some exposure to underground mining
  • Proven management abilities in a senior supervisory role in the mining industry including overseas expatriate work experience
  • Proven success in the profitability and organizational management of a mine site
  • French and English language skills (functional in both)


To make a difference

  • You find it easy to develop and strategize action plans
  • You are naturally results-oriented
  • Strong ability to analyze and resolve problems autonomously
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to influence, motivate, and mobilize
  • Ability to manage during a crisis
  • You support diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace
  • You understand and promote the mission, vision and values of SEMAFO



Apply for this position