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Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Vacancy title:
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 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:
  • Provide 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;
  • Undertakes activities designed to manage the social risks on major projects as a technical expert;
  • Interacts with clients at the operational level;
Policy work:
  • Actively contributes to 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 coordinating the Bank’s relations with clients on social development;
  • Participates 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;
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.