• Technical Expert - Social Economist / Social Scientist at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

  • Posted on: 28 November, 2016 Deadline: 7 December, 2016
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  • SNV is a non-profit international development organization established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 50 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 38 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans and operate in Agriculture & Food Security, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our 1,200+ advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and over 60 per cent are nationals of the countries where we work. 

     

    Technical Expert - Social Economist / Social Scientist

     

    Background

    SNV Netherlands Development Organisation intends to recruit for a 4 year project whose objective will be to ensure eradication of poverty through enhancing the productivity of ecosystem services of critical ecosystems and enhance resilience to climate change of water sources in Kenya. In this project, SNV will work with a consortium of partners.

     

    Technical Expert Job Key Responsibilities

    • Broadly, the Social Economist/ Social Scientist will provide advisory support and management to integrated natural resource management and conservation initiatives.

    Qualifications and skills for the Technical Expert Job

    • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Studies, Economics or related fields. Fluency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite.
    • At least 7 years proven experience in providing advisory support and management to integrated natural resource management and conservation initiatives.
    • At least 4 years proven experience working as a Social Economist / Social Scientist
      Proven strong writing, analytical, communication and reporting skills
    • At least 4 years proven experience in knowledge transfer through training and other capacity development methods
    • Proven experience in Socio-Economic analysis including extensive experience with qualitative methods and analyses and reporting
    • Familiarity with social related policies and regulations in Kenya (including gender considerations) is an added advantage
    • Experience in designing and carrying out social and gender assessment feasibility reports and related environmental and social management plans, resettlement action plans (RAP) and/or risk management and other mitigation measures are desirable.

    Method of Application

    Please apply by clicking the link provided and submitting application letter and a CV that contains three referees in English to the attention of Human Resources Officer before 7th December, 2016 citing the position title as reference. CVs will be reviewed as they come and you can be contacted even before the closing date. We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement. NB: Only shortlisted will be contacted

    Interested and qualified? Go to SNV Netherlands Development Organisation career website on snv.devhire.devex.com to apply

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