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World Bank Group Context
Innovation and partnership bond the five institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG): the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life.
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Social Development Context
The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (SSI) addresses issues related to:
(i) social inclusion of the poor, vulnerable, and the excluded;
(ii) promoting accountable institutions;
(iii) supporting socially cohesive communities and groups, with a focus on conflict, crime and violence prevention, as well as supporting post-conflict development;
(iv) using community driven development as a tool for developing local infrastructure and delivering services; and
(v) addressing issues related to social risk management, including those covered by the World Bank’s Operational Policies and Environmental and Social Framework. The SSI supports countries in addressing complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Climate Change, Energy, Environment and natural Resources, Transport, Urban and Rural Resilience, and Water.
The East Africa Unit of SSI (SAES2) provides social development support to Borrower countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SAES2 manages a portfolio of SSI operations and analytics across East Africa, supports other global practices in meeting the Bank’s social risk management requirements on their operations and is responsible for quality assuring all social risk management instruments for the region.
As a core member of project teams, the specialist will help design and implement projects to manage social risks and identify and opportunities to enhance the social outcomes of Bank financed operations in East Africa. Within the project team, Social Development Specialists are responsible for preparing the Environmental and Social Review Summaries as a key part of the Bank’s due diligence on a project. Moreover, specialists support clients in preparing and implementing their plans to manage the social risks and impacts of a Bank financed project in accordance with Bank policy requirements. These include legal documents such as the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan, as well as other social planning instruments such as stakeholder engagement plans, labor management procedures, indigenous peoples plans, resettlement action plans, environmental and social impact assessments, and environmental and social management plans as determined by the needs and impacts of a project. The role includes:
Provides technical support to government agencies in preparing and implementing 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 other Bank Global Practices, such as Education, Health, Rural Development, Urban Development, infrastructure, private sector development, and others as needed;
Provides cross-support to other regions and business units as required.
Supports SSI operational interventions, as need arises, strengthening client systems on social sustainability and inclusion.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
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