Social Risk Management Specialist World Bank SDF Project Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Title:          Social Risk Management
Organization: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills
Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source:
World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head
About US:
Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is
made up of over 200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major
public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding
in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well
as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with
Government on behalf of the private sector.
About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of
Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda
Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills
Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led
short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing
prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of
the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and
industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to
innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility – SDF is
managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project component
has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.
Job Summary:  The Social Risk Management Specialist will
ensure that sub- projects under the match granting facility comply with social
risk management/safeguard policies, laws, regulations and guidelines governing
both national/Country and IDA safeguard requirements. Determining, to what
extent the social Safeguard Policies of Government of Uganda and the World Bank
are followed during the screening of the sub-projects and their implementation
(i.e. training activities for large, medium, small and micro enterprises and
production of goods by the informal sector); level of compliance to the
provisions in the various national polices and laws on child protection, gender
equality including increasing job opportunities for women and girls, inclusion
of persons with disability and other marginalized groups, sexual harassment
prevention and response, gender based violence prevention and response (GBV),
HIV prevention and mitigation measures for AIDS in the workplace, Labor
management and land acquisition where relevant for government projects, etc.
This role will also include establishing/strengthening a grievance redress
mechanism and supporting its functionality etc.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Tasked with the development and implementing the social safeguards
    screening, reporting and other tools and forms for SDF/PSFU;
  • Capacity building and strengthening of SDF/PSFU implementing
    agencies and sub-projects/enterprises in assessing and addressing the
    identified gaps in the implementation of social risk prevention and
    management measures including social safeguards
  • Ensuring the assessment of performance of sub-projects/enterprises
    on social risk management including social safeguards
  • In charge of the preparation of quarterly and annual social risk
    management/safeguards performance Reports;
  • Leading SDF/USDP dialogue on inclusion, gender strengthening, social
    risk management/safe guards and strengthening PSFU knowledge and capacity
    to implement social safeguards. This will include training the relevant
    SDF/PSFU PCU and other implementers on mainstreaming social risk
    management measures/safeguard issues in the sub- projects.
  • Strengthening stakeholder engagement and reporting including citizen
    engagement and grievance redress mechanisms.
  • Support the development and implementation of a Social Risk
    Management System (SRMS), compliance monitoring system including progress
    reporting of implementation of social issues including Safeguards.
  • Prepare appropriate social risk including safeguards screening
    checklist(s) and ensuring that it is incorporated in the application
    packages for the various windows;
  • Conduct social risk screening of all sub-projects/ enterprises and
    ensure that social risk management are included in the Environmental and
    Social Management Plans (ESMPs) or Integrated Pest Management Plans
  • Supporting the development/strengthening of a Grievances Redress
    Mrcacanism (GRM) for the PSFU also linked to the overall USDP as
  • Participate as a team member in the technical evaluation of the
    applicants to ensure that relevant social risk and safeguard related
    aspects are taken into consideration during evaluation.
  • Carry out field visits/site visits to all sub-projects  to identify key social risks/safeguard
  • related issues and to provide technical guidance  in complying with relevant national
  • polices and laws referred to in 2 above and World Bank Social Safeguard
  • Undertake capacity building for SDF/PSFU in ensuring that aspects of
    social risk management and safeguards in the sub-projects are implemented
    and adhered to.
  • Carry out social risk management/safeguards training for PSFU/SDF,
    implementing agencies and sub-projects/enterprises in ensuring that they
    are knowledgeable of relevant national policies and laws and World Bank
    safeguard requirements applicable to their activities.
  • Support mainstreaming of gender and inclusion as well as social
    safeguard requirements into the training packages provided under the four
  • Support the collection, analysis and utilization of relevant social
    risk management and safeguards information at National and enterprise
  • Monitor, coordinate and support preparation of periodic project
    progress reports with adequate input on project performance on social risk
    management including Safeguards.
  • Ensure adequate social safeguards and social risk mitigation records
    and documentation are kept (including photographs,) of works and sub
  • Advice Management on strategies for strengthening implementation of
    Social risk management and Safeguards measures.
  • Generate specific out puts (deliverables) as determined from time to
    time in the respective projected work plans for each quarter.
  • Liaising with IDA (WB) Social Safeguard Specialists and fostering
    partnerships with relevant MDAs such as MGLSD, Ministry of Health,
    Ministry of Lands, Ministry of Education and Sports, Local Governments,
    NEMA and NGOs on social risk management of the SDF/USDP Project.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Social risk management system established at SDF/PSFU.
  • Implementable social risk management instruments prepared including
    social risk screening, reporting and other tools and forms for SDF/PSFU
    and where required contribute to the preparation of ESMP.
  • Social risk management skills and knowledge analysis for SDF/PSFU,
    implementing partners and all sub-projects and training undertaken.
  • Coordination mechanism for social safeguards initiated.
  • Social risk management Monitoring data base developed and
  • Progress reports describing all activities undertaken on social risk
    management on monthly, quarterly basis submitted to both PSFU and IDA
  • Annual Social Safeguards/SRM Status Report showing overall
    performance of all components with regards to social safeguards/SRM
    performance submitted to IDA.
  • Final Social Safeguards/SRM Status Report Produced and shared with
    relevant ministries, PSFU and the World Bank/IDA.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Social Risk Management Specialist must be a holder of a degree
    in a relevant social science discipline such as Social Work and Social
    Administration, Sociology, Development Studies, etc and a master’s degree
    in one of the related fields.
  • Experience of at least 15 years in designing, managing and
    monitoring social risk management projects and programs in government or
  • Broad understanding of the national policies, laws and regulations
    on a range of social issues including those referred to in 2 above and
    World Bank Social Safeguard Policies
  • Experience of working with various stakeholders including Government
    institutions, Non-Government Organizations and the private sector, is
  • Experience in designing, backstopping and monitoring social risk
    management programs in the context of development projects
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting a comprehensive and balanced
    approach to and social risk management including scoping screening,
    research, risk assessment, planning, project development and
    implementation, monitoring and reporting.
  • Able to independently and effectively plan, organize, manage and
    evaluate important and complex projects for individual and team work
  • Ability to make quick and good judgement
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact
  • High level of honesty, integrity and versatility
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under
  • Knowledge of World Bank systems and procedures is an added advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter with an
updated CV and support academic documents in hardcopy to:
Head SDF Private
Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala
Deadline: 12th July 2018
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