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Friday, November 16, 2018

Senior Social Development Specialist Job at World Bank - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Senior Social Development Specialist 

Jobs at:
World Bank 

Deadline of this Job:
November 23, 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 14th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

The World Bank Uganda Country Office seeks to hire a Senior Social Development Specialist to provide direct support to clients and Bank teams on social sustainability, social risk management and stakeholder engagement to ensure compliance with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) which consists of ten Environmental and Social Standards. In particular, (s) he will focus on:
Operational work:
  • Supervises and provides technical support to government agencies on preparation and implementation of project related social risk management activities and activities to enhance the social sustainability of projects;
  • Provides timely and professionally competent technical review of social assessment products prepared for rural development, infrastructure, private sector, transport, urban and other projects, as needed;
  • Supervise activities designed to manage the social risks on major projects as a technical expert;
  • Interacts with clients at the policy and operational level;
Policy work:
  • Carries out a dialogue on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Framework with policy makers and government officials, international development partners, civil society, and other stakeholders, and coordinates the Bank’s relations with clients on social development;
  • Participates in and plays a leading role in portfolio reviews on social sustainability and social risk management;
Analytical work:
  • Evaluates studies and practice related to the development of project documentation; and
  • Conducts and contributes to formal and informal analytical advisory activities and research work on key social development issues, notably related to local governance and service delivery, gender mainstreaming, and land property and tenure rights;
Capacity building:
  • Participates in developing sustainable local and national consultation mechanisms and strategies; strengthens client capacity, deliver ESF training on specific social standards and tailored to individual projects; and
  • Supervises the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards;
Selection Criteria:
The successful candidate should hold an Advanced Degree in relevant social science, extensive knowledge and experience in addressing issues covered by the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework in complex and challenging settings, and across sectors, demonstrated ability to translate analytical work into policy advice and actionable, practical recommendations, demonstrated experience in resettlement and relocation, land acquisition and in the analysis, assessment and monitoring of resettlement plans and indigenous peoples plans, demonstrated ability to engage eff effectively with Government, private sector, project beneficiaries and civil society, strong analytical skills, very high level of energy and initiative, at least 8 years of experience working in social risk management in Uganda and/or elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Fluency in English is required.
Job application procedure
For the full positi on descripti on, complete selecti on criteria and required competencies, candidates are requested to submit an application at . Under the “New Job Portal” box - click Here to access the new job Portal > Search the Req ID# 1006 (in the Keyword or Req ID box). The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, race, nati onality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date is November 23, 2018.