Social Development Specialist Job at World Bank Group

Social Development Specialist Job at World Bank Group… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at World Bank Group.


The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group.


  • 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.
  • As needed, contributes to dialogue on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Framework with government officials, development partners, civil society, and other stakeholders, and coordinates the Bank’s relations with clients on social development.
  • Participates in portfolio reviews on social sustainability and social risk management as required.
  • Makes recommendations on strategies and policy options for counterparts in local and central government agencies.
  • Works closely with environmental colleagues to enhance the capacity of the client to implement the Bank’s new environmental and social framework for managing project risks and enhancing the sustainability of World Bank-financed projects.
  • Supervises the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards.
  • Supports SSI operational interventions, as the need arises, strengthening client systems on social sustainability and inclusion.


  • At least 5 years of experience working in social risk management in Kenya and/or elsewhere in Africa.
  • Advanced degree in relevant social science (anthropology, sociology, political economy, social development etc.).
  • Experience managing social issues identified in the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework – Particularly: Environmental and Social Assessment (ESS1), Labor and Working Conditions (ESS2), Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement (ESS5), Indigenous Peoples/Sub-Saharan African Historically Underserved Traditional Local Communities (ESS7) and Stakeholder Engagement and Information Disclosure (ESS10) – on both high and low-risk projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in resettlement and relocation, land acquisition, and in the analysis, assessment, and monitoring of resettlement plans and indigenous peoples plans;
  • Experience with community consultation and the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of Stakeholder Engagement Plans.
  • Experience developing and monitoring grievance redress mechanisms to ensure accountability and ensure problems are addressed in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting.

How to Apply

Interested and suitable applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 22nd November 2021. Protection Status