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WB positions for Social Development Specialists
17/02/2017 8:17:50 PM (Closing Date: 27/02/2017)
Almaty and Kiev, Asia
Two open positions for Social Development Specialists at the WB offices in Almaty and Kiev

GF Social Development Specialist – Kiev, Ukraine (Job # 170292)

http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=8454041&piPK=8454059&theSitePK=8453353&JobNo=170292&contentMDK=23158967&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=&menuPK=8453611&JobType=Professional%20%26%20Technical&JobGrade=GF

 

The Social Development Specialist will be based in Kyiv (Ukraine) and will serve as the Social Development Specialist focused on safeguards for Ukraine including compliance with the Bank’s new environmental and social risk assessment framework.  In addition, the staff person will carry out social development work in the areas of mainstreaming citizen engagement across the ECCEE portfolio and supporting conflict and displacement response and peacebuilding-recovery activities. 

 

Under the supervision of the GSU03 Practice Manager for Social Development based in the World Bank’s Washington Office, the Social Development Specialist will have the following main tasks and responsibilities:

 

Social Safeguards Risk Management

 

Provide social safeguards coverage for the Ukraine portfolio on projects designated by the Practice Manager.  The staff person will work under the supervision of the DC based CMU Coordinator;

Review terms of reference and provide guidance for the preparation of social assessments (SIAs) and corresponding social management plans (SMPs), including Resettlement Policy Frameworks (RPFs) and Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) required to inform project preparation;

Assess the robustness of the consultation process required for the preparation and implementation of RPFs and RAPs;

Provide basic orientation and training to counterpart agencies potentially involved in projects under preparation;

Supervise and review land acquisition and involuntary resettlement activities in projects under implementation and provide periodical updates;

Provide intensive on-site field level support to consultants and/ or client agencies involved in preliminary resettlement studies or preparation of resettlement action plans;

Review draft resettlement policy frameworks and planning documents and provide initial comments and feedback to the clients;

Assist in policy dialogue on social risk management with counterpart agencies;

Participate in the review and clearance of project documents for compliance with the Bank’s safeguards policies;

For select projects, support social risk assessments and design and supervise implementation of social safeguards policies at all stages of project cycle, including assisting and advising clients on the preparation of social safeguard instruments , documentation and public disclosure;

Support the Unit in the design and implementation of capacity building activities for Bank staff and clients on social development issues, including to strengthen country systems and practices;

Support in-country training, orientation and implementation of the new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).

 

 

Broader Social Development Work

 

Work to mainstream social development issues throughout Ukraine’s analytic and operational activities, with an emphasis on citizen engagement, social cohesion and conflict response and recovery. 

Support the development and operationalization of conflict response and recovery efforts in Ukraine , including the implementation of pilot activities through a State- and Peace-building Fund grant in Ukraine, analytic and technical assistance to the Government of Ukraine counterparts, the management of World Bank Multi-Partner Trust Fund on Peacebuilding and Recovery in Ukraine.

Serve as a focal point for enhanced attention to citizen engagement (CE) efforts across the ECCEE portfolio, including in implementing a CE roadmap for ECCEE, CE analytic activities, and support to task teams in implementing CE aspects in project design and supervision.

Develop new areas of focus and business around social development issues that emerge in the context of growth and transition (gender, youth, employment, migration, etc). 

Contribute to  the development of  learning products/activities such  as  ASA, BBL, guidance note, peer learning event, providing peer review comments, as and when necessary.

Travel regularly to field sites as needed.

 

Selection Criteria

 

Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or related social sciences and at least 5 years of relevant external and/or Bank experience.  Alternative degrees such as in Planning, Economics, Engineering among others are also options if candidate demonstrates knowledge as outlined in TOR.

Sound knowledge and familiarity with social safeguards policy requirements, especially OP 4.12 of the World Bank’s Policy on Land Acquisition and Resettlement, as well as the Bank’s new Environment and Social Framework (working knowledge of IFC and/or EBRD environmental and social policies is a plus). 

Demonstrated knowledge in social risk management in projects, especially in the conflict and fragility context. 

Familiarity with key social safeguards documents and instruments such as Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA); Social Assessments (SA), and other planning documents (Resettlement Policy Framework, Resettlement Action Plan) to manage social risk associated with infrastructure projects.

Broader knowledge in social risk management in large infrastructure, especially as it relates to energy and transport projects is critical.

Operational experience in managing projects is desirable, including design, mobilization of funds, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 

Experience in working with communities, local institutions, accountability mechanisms and conflict-recovery work is desirable.

Ability to travel for long durations to field sites to supervise projects, ability to work with local level government and project management units critical.

Knowledge of World Bank operational systems and policies, including social safeguards policies, and and/or experience with other international organizations is a plus.

Commitment to develop institutional capacity in both state and non-state partner agencies with social risk management.  Attention to detail, ability to document data clearly for the institution important

Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments.

Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Ukrainian and/or Russian

 

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GF Social Specialist - Almaty, Kazakhstan (Job # 170324)

http://web.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=8454041&piPK=8454059&theSitePK=8453353&JobNo=170324&contentMDK=23158967&order=descending&sortBy=job-req-num&location=&menuPK=8453611&JobType=Professional%20%26%20Technical&JobGrade=GF

 

The Social Development Specialist will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan and will support the portfolio’s work on social safeguards and the new Environmental and Social Standards as they are rolled-out in 2018.    The specialist will also provide technical support on broad social development themes including gender, social accountability and youth centered-activities.   

 

The Social Development Specialist will report to the ECA Social Development Practice Manager and will work closely with a Safeguards Coordinator.  The Social Development Specialist will have the following main tasks and responsibilities:

 

Social Safeguards Risk Management

 

Support the preparation and implementation of Bank-financed projects by providing technical advice to Borrowers on social safeguards and sustainability.

Provide technical advice to Borrowers on social safeguards for countries in Central Asia as designated by the Practice Manager.    This advice may include providing guidance in the preparation of Terms of Reference (TORs) for Social Impact Assessments (SIAs) and Resettlement Reviews together with providing guidance on the preparation of social assessments (SIAs) and corresponding social management plans (SMPs), including Resettlement Policy Frameworks (RPFs) Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs), labor influx management plans, etc.    Technical advice will be also be provided to Borrowers on processes such as consultations and stakeholder engagement.

Providing orientation and training to counterpart agencies working on Bank-financed investments.

Provide intensive on-site field level support to consultants and/or Borrowers involved in preparation and the implementation of resettlement instruments. 

Assist in policy dialogue on social risk management with counterpart agencies;

Provide technical support to Bank teams during the processing of Bank-financed projects under preparation and ensure proper internal documentation during project implementation. 

Support the Unit in the design and implementation of capacity building activities for Bank staff and clients on social development issues, including to strengthen country systems and practices;

 

Broader Social Development Work

 

Support work on the mainstream social development agenda, including providing analytic inputs to operational activities, with an emphasis on social inclusion and cohesion, youth and migration.

Support work to develop new areas of focus and business around social development issues that emerge in the context of growth and transition (gender, youth, employment, migration, etc.). 

Contribute to the development of learning products/activities such as Technical Assistance, internal BBLs, guidance notes, peer learning events.

Provide peer review comments, as and when necessary.

Travel regularly to field sites as needed throughout Central Asia. Travel may be overland, including or water borne vessels, or by air craft. Sites may be in remote areas with very limited facilities.

 

Selection Criteria

Advanced Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or related social sciences and at least 5 years of relevant experience. Non social science degrees such as in engineering, planning or economics may be acceptable if the candidate can demonstrate extensive experience of work under the criteria set forth in the TOR.

Sound knowledge and familiarity with social safeguards policy requirements, in particular Operational Policy 4.12 on Involuntary Resettlement. Familiarity with the World Bank’s new Environment and Social Framework, including a working knowledge of IFC or ADB environmental and social policies is a plus. 

Demonstrated knowledge in social risk management in projects. 

Familiarity working with social impact and/or resettlement instruments. 

Strong community engagement skills. Experience working with local communities, local institutions, non-state actors, is desirable. 

Ability to travel for long durations to remote sites within the region is necessary. 

Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments.

Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Russian required.

 
Contact Details:
Name: Jorge Villegas
Phone: +43-1-2170791
Email: jvillegas@worldbank.org
Website: https://goo.gl/60ZxpO
 

 

 

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