Social Development Specialist Jobs – Ministry for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs (MKCC&MA)

Job Title: Social Development Specialist

Organisation: Ministry for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs (MKCC&MA)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

REF: MKCCMA/SRVS/2022-2023/00001

Reports To: The Programme Coordinator


About US:

The Government of Uganda (GoU), represented by the Ministry for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs (MKCC&MA), is planning to launch a new program to support special urban needs for infrastructure improvement – the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Program (GKMA-UDP), which will be supported throughout the implementation by a World Bank International Development Agency (IDA) Credit to the tune of US$566 million. The program support will be for a 5-year period, (FY 2022/23-2027/28), and will encompass support to urban infrastructure development, institutional strengthening and capacity enhancement, support to core Ministries related with these activities, as well as to program management arrangements and institutional strengthening.


The GKMA-UDP is designed using the Bank’s new lending instrument – Program for Result (PforR) whereby disbursement is linked to actual results agreed upon and realized on the ground. To mitigate any capacity risks, Government has decided to recruit a Program Support Team (PST) who will assist the MKCC&MA and the participating sub National entities in the implementation of the Program. The PST will be employed as Individual consultants on a two year renewable contract based on performances and composed of the following specialists:


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review the Planning and procurement procedures to ensure that (i) the social requirements are properly reflected and costed in contract documents, (ii) social safeguards milestones are included in the contractor’s certificates for payment, and (iii) conditions of approval on the NEMA certificate and other statutory approvals are well considered and advise MKCC&MA and sub-national entities accordingly.
  • Work closely with the Environmental Safeguards Consultant and Supervise the social impact assessments as well as preparation, and implementation of the Contractor’s Social Management Plan, including the STD/ HIV/ AIDS prevention and mitigation plans. The latter will include support to the development of Terms of Reference for service providers, ensure input to ToR from the Uganda AIDS Commission and support to the establishment of necessary linkages to relevant Local Government units and related HIV/AIDS points of care.
  • Supervise Proper implementation of the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and review progress reports for service providers (e.g. involuntary resettlement, HIV and AIDS, Gender, child protection, safety and OSH), to ensure that they are in compliance with the relevant legal and policy framework. This will include ensuring collaboration/partnership with MGLSD and relevant District actors in the delivery of the above and provision of compliance support for relevant policies on social issues; in addition to the development, implementation and monitoring of a community engagement plan.
  • Supervise the preparation and implementation of the Grievance Management Plan. This will include reporting and handling of all grievances related to the project including those resulting from involuntary resettlement and injurious affection.
  • Review social impact aspects of all design reports to ensure that all social safeguards including other social issues are well identified and related recommendations and actions to address them clearly reflected.
  • Ensure the clarity, robustness and completeness of necessary Mitigation Plans, for Social Impacts and Involuntary Resettlements
  • Sensitize staff and other Stakeholders including contractors and communities on the Safeguards requirements for MKCC&MA Projects; including the rights and obligations of all the parties involved. This will include sensitization on the importance of identifying and addressing all other social issues that may negatively result out of project implementation. Examples include increased socio economic disparities including gender inequalities, discrimination, exploitation and marginalization of vulnerable/minority groups, sexual abuse of young girls and harassment of women, increased sexual networks that could contribute to spread of STIs/HIV in the project area.
  • Participate in supervision of works, to ensure compliance with social safeguards, laws and policies as required by MKCC&MA and sub-national entities, as well as planned mitigation measures. This will include collaboration with key government actors to promote compliance by all contractors to all pertaining labour laws including establishment of a zero tolerance workplace to all forms of sexual harassment. The latter will include education o workers on their rights and responsibilities, display of key policy provisions, ensuring that the contractors comply with the requirement to establish a program to prevent and mitigate sexual harassment as provided for in the Uganda Employment Act among others.
  • Assist in dissemination of information regarding addressing the social impact of road projects to users and residents prior to, during and after the execution of works.
  • Participate in all site meetings and provide technical guidance on the above mentioned areas among other social related concerns.
  • Review the performance of the Supervising Engineer with regard to enforcing social contractual requirements, closely working with the project managers, to ensure that the agreed environmental safeguards requirements are met before payments are approved.
  • Contribute to the development of new tools and methodologies for addressing social risks in road projects
  • Disseminate good practices in social risk management in the road projects
  • Providing back-stopping support to Program Sub national entities to ensure that they comply with social management practices as laid out in the Program Operation Manual and are on track to meet the related Minimum Access Conditions in the annual performance assessment;
  • Assist Sub national entities in the establishment of a Complaints Handling Mechanism, and any necessary procedures for addressing and tracking complaints related to the environment and resettlement;
  • Carry out the appropriate inspection and compliance system that the MKCC&MA shall follow while mainstreaming the resettlement function in the Physical Planning and Urban Development Department of the MKCC&MA;
  • Review and evaluate social impact reports pertaining to infrastructure sub-projects under GKMA-UDP;
  • Report to the Program Task Manager at the MKCC&MA and the Project Coordinator.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Sociologist shall have a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology or related Social Sciences and at least 10 years general experience and 7 years specific experience in development work.
  • Consultancy experience in feasibility studies involving social and gender components, resettlement action plan development, social impact assessment and mitigation measures of infrastructure projects is a must have.
  • Shall have proven integrity record.
  • Knowledge of World Bank environmental and social safeguard policies and operations will be an added advantage.


How to Apply:

All Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 17:00 Hours (Local Time).


Expression of Interest properly indicating the position you are applying for must be delivered to the address below


The Head of Procurement and Disposal Unit, Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Office of the President, Parliamentary Building, Floor 3 Room 1322. P. O. Box 7168, KAMPALA, UGANDA


Deadline: 9th December 2022 by 02:00pm


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