Duties and responsibilities
The Principal Social Development Specialist (ONEC.3) will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Environment and Climate Change (ONEC.3). His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:
Mainstreaming of social development concerns:
- Advise country teams engaged in the identification, preparation and appraisal of operations with potential social repercussions to ensure adherence to Bank policies on involuntary resettlement and social safeguards.
- Develop and organize training sessions for Bank staff and their counterparts in RMCs in the assessment and analysis of social impacts of infrastructure development projects and programs including the understanding of stakeholder identification and participation framework; formulation of participatory strategies; institutional and social organization issues; and social impact monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.
- Represent the Bank at social safeguards and impact assessment and related cross cutting issues such as gender, safety and climate change conferences.
- Address social development issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision stages.
- Provide leadership to staff of the Division working on environment and social analysis with Project Teams to ensure quality and timely delivery of services in carrying out socio-economic impact analysis/evaluation of infrastructure projects, and provide support and guidance in processing project documents for Board.
- Conduct studies, review reports and analysis in line with Bank Group lending programs to RMCs.
- Lead Bank teams on joint missions with other development partners on issues of social impacts and safeguards compliance.
- Prepare Request for Categorization Memorandum (RCM) for project categorization; ESIA/RAP , ESMP and ESMF Summaries before submitting to ORQR.3 and posting on Bank’s website.
- Provide primary support to the Bank’s private sector operations (e.g. industries, services, infrastructure, financial institutions); provide occasional support to public sector operations in the energy, water and sanitation, transport, and Information and Communication Technology, sectors as required.
- Mainstream relevant and cross-cutting environmental and social issues into Bank operations, particularly issues related to gender, the social implications of climate change, and involuntary resettlement.
- Develop recommendations to enhance social benefits and corrective measures to mitigate social risks in Bank operations
- Design and/or ameliorate project components contributing to reducing poverty, addressing vulnerability/ marginalization, and encouraging greater inclusion/ participation.
- Develop recommendations and/ or review analyses carried in mainstreaming gender in Bank operations.