Social Specialist SETCO


Social Specialist SETCO

Duty Station: State of Khartoum
Reporting to: Safeguard Coordinator
Duration: One year with possibility of extension based on Performance with three-month probationary period

The Social specialist will be responsible for the provision of technical support to projects in the PIU. The Social specialist will be fully engaged in advising on, facilitating and ensuring (i) the effective implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Resettlement Policy Framework, and (ii) the creation of adequate awareness and capacity building at all levels for management of the environmental impact aspects of the projects.
The responsibility of the safeguard specialist also includes the monitoring and follows up of the social management plans that mitigate potential impacts of the project.
The Social Safeguard specialist will work in close collaboration with PMU staffs in partnership-oriented approach, harmony, and team spirit. The safeguard specialist is particularly expected to backup and provide technical support to state and local level focal points in the implementation of the ESMF and relevant safeguards tools (checklists, assessments, etc.)
Specific duties and responsibilities
The Social Safeguard specialist will be accountable to the national PIU Coordinator and will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Monitor and follow up the implementation of safeguard activities
Coordinate social safeguard activities at federal level.
Conduct public consultation meeting as needed.
Review environmental and social safeguard instruments/tools like ESMF (Environmental and Social Management Framework), RPF (Resettlement Policy Framework), ESIA, jointly with other social safeguard experts.
Prepare and consolidate quarterly, semiannual, and annual environmental safeguard report at federal level.
Arrange and facilitate the disclosure of ESMF (Environmental and Social Management Framework) and RPF (Resettlement Policy Framework) in the Ministry’s website.
Visit the project sites as and when necessary and undertake field inspections and critical evaluations of actions needed.

    Assess the adequacy of the implementation of the safeguard measures and the capacity of institutions and agencies responsible for social safeguards.
Work closely/jointly with World Bank environmental safeguard experts.
Assist the project teams in the identification of safeguard issues and preparation as well as review of TORs, Papers, Studies, Reports, and undertake other assignments’ given by the coordinator.
Work closely/jointly with World Bank Social Safeguard experts.

MA or BA degree in Sociology and Social administration or other related fields, with 10 years of relevant work experience for BA degree and 8 years of work experience for M.A degree of which the candidate should have at least 3 years of working experience in electricity sector. The candidate should have knowledge of Government of Sudan’s policies. Familiarity with the World Bank financed project guidelines and procedures in social safeguards, social assessment, RAP, ARAP and social analysis, as well as World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies is preferred. Experience in effective stakeholder engagement, grievance redress mechanism. Fluency in Arabic and English languages (spoken, and written)

The Social Specialist will report to the Safeguards Coordinator. PIU would confirm that work plans drawn by the Social Specialist in order to discharge his contracted duties are logically compatible with their respective job descriptions and would monitor that the planned services are delivered by the expert in a manner in line with the objective and requirement of the projects/program.

Duration of the Assignment: The assignment will be for one year with possibility of extension based on evaluation of performance

Deadline: 15th June 2021- At 22:00 PM (Sudan local time)

How to Apply

All qualified Sudanese candidates are encouraged to apply through sending application letter along with Cv by email [email protected], or by hand to Sudan Electricity Holding Co Headquarter, Khartoum North, Kafory. For vacancies see the list below.

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