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WB Senior Social Development Specialist
18/11/2016 12:19:26 AM (Closing Date: 7/12/2016)
Yangon, Myanmar, Asia
Job Opportunity Sr Social Development Specialist–Safeguards & Sustainability Standards (Yangon, Myanmar)

The Senior Social Development Specialist – Safeguards and Sustainability Standards will have the following responsibilities:

Work under the coordination of the regional focal point for safeguards on the social safeguards portfolio, providing oversight and quality assurance. This will include direct operational support to high risk and complex operations, and advising management and staff on responses safeguards related complaints including Inspection Panel cases.
Serve as social safeguards and sustainability standards focal point for Myanmar and engage actively and regularly with government and civil society institutions, IFIs and community organizations in collaboration with the Country Management Unit to build awareness of the World Bank safeguards policies and new Environmental and Social Standards Framework. 
Identify opportunities for institutional capacity building and promote a country safeguards systems building approach to training World Bank and borrower teams in collaboration with the Global Practices responsible for environmental and social safeguards and the Regional Safeguards Advisor under OPCS.
Provide institutional leadership, serving as a role model and mentor for the integration of safeguards and sustainability standards in the World Bank portfolio in a diverse and challenging country context new to engagement with IFIs
Participate in cross-practice teams responsible for the preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Frameworks, sector studies, and research and policy development activities on the full range of social development topics.
Advise and participate in project teams to help develop operational designs and mechanisms to assess social opportunities, impacts, constraints and risks related to Bank supported operations; develop and evaluate proposed technical solutions, and assist in the preparation of project documentation.
Undertake policy dialogue with clients on social sustainability and safeguards issues and advise counterparts on technical options for social development, particularly resettlement, indigenous peoples, mitigation plans and institutional development strategies.
Handle complex technical, institutional and program implementation issues regarding social development and lead the related dialogue with counterparts.
Participate and play a leading role in portfolio reviews on selected social development topics.
Lead or participate in analytical studies, support other analytical work on different social development topics, and stay abreast of developments in social development globally and on cross-cutting issues.
Manage projects mapped to the regional Social Development team.
Support the Bank-wide professional community of staff engaged in social development by participating in thematic groups, exchanging best practices, and drafting technical notes.
Help develop sustainable local and national consultation mechanisms and strategies.
Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards.

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Contact Details:
Name: Bassam Ramadam



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