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6 Apr 2023

Geologist 2 – Exploration at Geita Gold Mining Ltd

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Job Description


Geita Gold Mining Ltd (GGML) is Tanzania’s leading gold producer with a single operation in Geita Region. The company is a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, an international gold producer headquartered in South Africa, with operations in more than ten countries, in four continents. The mine is situated in the Lake Victoria Gold fields of Northwestern Tanzania, only about 85 km’s from Mwanza City and 20 km’s Southeast of the nearest point of Lake Victoria. The company has its head office in Geita, only 5 Km’s west of the fast-growing town of Geita, and also a supporting office in Dar es Salaam. Applications are invited from ambitious, energetic and performance driven individuals to fill in vacant position(s) mentioned below:

Position: Geologist 2 – Exploration.

Contract type & Duration: Unspecified time contract

Department: Geology

R Reporting to: Manager – Exploration

Number of Positions: One (1)


The Role Holder will be responsible for designing the exploration work plans/programs and their implementation, as well as technical interpretation and integration of the geological data within and outside GGM Concessions efficiently as directed by Management. Also, to ensure availability of resources to execute the task and to coordinate the duties of the subordinates and any form of casual or temporary laboring assigned to him or her and regularly provide feedback and work reports to the Exploration Manager to speed up the exploration initiatives on resource additions and resource conversions to reserves.


Bachelor of Science in Geology/ Advanced diploma or Higher.
GGML is an equal opportunity employer: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply


3 to 5 years’ working experience in Mineral Exploration (especially Gold Exploration within Sukumaland Greenstone Belt).



Good understanding of the exploration process map which defines the hazards & risks associated with exploration work programs.
Review and implement the departmental safety operating procedures and checklists and able to draft action plans (critical controls).
Able to apply skills required to motivate and drive safety performances in the Geology Dept to ensure compliance on departmental safety KPIs.
Demonstrate work behaviors consistent with the company Safety Visions & Values and work within prescribed boundaries.
Promptly report all injuries, illnesses, and incidents.

Planning, Supervision and Execution

Will coordinate the duties of junior geologists and field teams to ensure maximum utilization of available resources within the framework of the exploration work programs.
Will develop explorations plans, including drill plans, sampling plans and plans for other exploration techniques to ensure maximum utilisation of geological knowledge on identifying and consolidating the exploration targets.
Will supervise the execution of reconnaissance and resource conversion drilling programs within the project areas as approved and directed by the Exploration Manager or MoR.
Able to integrate work plans into simple tasks and manage their implementation in a technically efficient manner so that the project can be evaluated, prioritised, and followed up correctly.
Good work relationship with drilling contractors and good supervision of performances.
Complete annual performance reviews for subordinates.

Technical Geology Support

Strong knowledge of exploration methodologies and good understanding of mineralisation systems within the Geita Greenstone Belt to guide the exploration process.
Will analyze and interpret the geological data to produce 3D geological models which will guide on defining the targets, planning of further follow up works and resource modelling process.
Will undertake detailed geological mapping, logging, sampling, and data quality checks to support the Exploration Manager to meet the expected objectives as defined in the Annual Exploration Strategies.
Basic understanding of the gold mining industry including mining, metallurgy, geotechnical, hydrogeology as well as resource and financial modeling.
Able to apply practical field experience and technical skills in implementing work plans and work proposals.
Prepare and submit exploration reports highlighting the results obtained from the ongoing work programs and way forward.
Able to develop and improve the skills and knowledge of the subordinates in the form of training, mentoring, or coaching.
Involvement in target generation and development exercises.
A sound working knowledge of, and experience with GIS and other exploration software such as Datamine or Leapfrog will be an added advantage.

Cost Management

Complete exploration programs within the required work and target specifications, in budget and time allocated.
Ensure the day-to-day operations of the sections and subsections are carried out in efficient and effective manner and within the constraints of the allocated budget and time frames.
Monitor the consumption and stocks of exploration consumables and inform the Exploration Superintendent when reordering will be required.


Compliance will include, but not be limited to, the following main areas.
The Tanzanian Mining Act 2010 as amended in 2017.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO45001 of 2018)
AGA policies, standards, and guidelines.
GGM and Geology Departmental policies and standards.


Physical fitness to undertake geological work in various terrains including open pit, underground and remote field environments.
Good communication skills.
A sense of responsibility and self-initiatives.
Valid Tanzanian driving license will be an added advantage.

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Closing Date : 20th April, 2023.

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