Local Content Senior Advisor

NES Global

Basra, Iraq

Ref: HP403-145

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

NES Fircroft have another excellent opportunity to work with one of the world's largest Oil & Energy providers on a contract basis

Service Description
Local Content Senior Advisor

The service holder will be advising the Social Performance & Local Content Manager on all GGIP Iraq Local Content subject matters including in the recruitment process and mentoring of the affiliate Head of Local Content.

Local Content is a key component of the providers ambition (become the Responsible Energy Major) and of its Corporate Social Responsibility (on local economic development), and can also generate important delays, over costs and execution risks. A well-defined and implemented LC is therefore a major element to preserve TEP Ratawi Hub’s operational performance and improve local acceptability (social license to operate).

The Local Content Senior Advisor will:
• Adopt and demonstrate an exemplary behaviour with regard to H3SE, to implement and control H3SE rules and requirements within his/ her area of responsibility.

Propose and advise to establish the TEPRH LC framework:
• LC policy and LC strategy (local employment, local procurement of local goods and services and local capacity building).
• LC plan (organisation, tools, reporting, inclusion of LC specifications in call for tenders)
• Capacity building plans (SME development plans, workforce training plans…)
• Follow-up the implementation of the Industrial Baseline Survey and other Local Content studies and analysis and ensure adequacy with local content framework and related set targets for Local Content inputs.
• Support Local Content in bidding processes for GGIP Projects:
• Contracting strategies for Goods and Services to comply with the relevant TEP Ratawi Hub and Iraq regulatory policies and guidelines (bidders list to RTA).
• LC requirements in main Tier 1 call for tenders and ensures that LC obligations are cascaded down the supply chain.
• LC is properly evaluated and weighted in call for tenders
• Advise on Local Content communication & workshops with key stakeholders
• Advise on stakeholder expectations & issues management (anticipation by capture of weak signals, communication plan, SMEs program)
• Support to design and implement of an effective reporting system adapted to capture Contractors and subcontractors reporting (LC dashboard, KPIs vs target).
• Conduct training and advice on Local Content subject to GGIP Project personnel

• Growth Gas Integrated Project (GGIP) is a project in Iraq around Ratawi Oil field. It includes 4 sub projects: Water
• Injection Project (WIP), Gas Midstream project (GMP) and Solar Power Plant (SSP) and Associated Gas Upstream Project (AGUP).
• TEP Ratawi Hub affiliate is established to steer and implement the GGIP Project.
• The affiliate is based in Basra and operates in close coordination with Basra Oil Company (BOC) and South Gas Company (SGC).
• In line with affiliate set LC targets, coordination with GGIP Projects teams and main contractors is key to design, implement, coordinate and communicate on local content related activities.


• 10 year's experience as a Local Content Advisor in the Oil & Gas sector.

• Starting date: Period from 01/07/2022 to 30/06/2026
• Duration: 12 Months
• Location (country/site): Paris / Basra
• Status (residential/rotational): Residential

• Qualification: Very good experience in Local Content for Oil & Gas sector.
• Languages: English and French
• Professional Experience: At least 10 years
• Experience within project: At least 5 years

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil &Gas, Power &; Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide. With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

About the Company

We know how important people are to a business. We understand what's needed to match highly skilled technical and engineering candidates with some of the largest organisations and engineering projects around the globe. We have supplied talent to the energy, infrastructure, life sciences and IT sectors for over 30 years and we're incredibly proud of our reputation.

Now an international organisation with offices in Europe, Asia, America, Australia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East, we lead the way in supporting worldwide technical and engineering talent and we work with an enviable network of clients. In 2011, we achieved sales of 383 million British Pound.

With more than 4,400 contracted personnel on assignments globally, our position is set to grow stronger as the world looks to develop safer and more sustainable energy resources. The promise of our future lies in our unrivalled insight into the industry: and the talent that works in it.

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