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World Bank Jobs - Social Development Specialist


Organization: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Practice Manager, GSU07, based in Washington, DC.

About World Bank:
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.

Job Summary:  The Social Development Specialist provides direct support to clients and Bank teams on social sustainability, social risk management and stakeholder engagement to ensure compliance with the Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) which consists of ten Environmental and Social Standards.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Operational work:
·         Provides technical support to government agencies on preparation and implementation of 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 rural development, infrastructure, private sector, transport, urban and other projects, as needed;
·         Undertake activities designed to manage the social risks on major projects as a technical expert; Interacts with clients at the operational level;
·         Participates in project teams to help develop operational designs and mechanisms to assess social opportunities, impacts, constraints and risks related to both Bank supported operations;
·         Develops and evaluates proposed technical solutions, and assists in preparation of project design documentation, supporting reports, annexes, etc;
·         Actively contributes to the interface with the Government of Uganda including project implementing agencies in resolving implementation issues including where the project has inadvertently impacted the local community adversely; and
·         Provides cross-support as required to the various teams in the portfolio and monitors adherence to the World Bank Environmental and Social Standards.
·         Guides the preparation of Stakeholder Engagement Plans to ensure that the level of consultations is proportional to project risks and impacts and monitor implementation.
Policy work:
·         Actively contributes to dialogue on the implementation of the Environmental and Social Framework with policy makers and government officials, international development partners, civil society, and other stakeholders, and coordinating the Bank's relations with clients on social development;
·         Actively participates in portfolio reviews on social sustainability and social risk management;
·         Makes recommendations on strategies and policy options for counterparts in local and central government agencies;
·         As part of a team, advises government counterpart agencies on policy options for social risk management, particularly resettlement, social risk mitigation planning and institutional capacity development; and
·         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.
Analytical work:
·         Evaluates studies and practice related to the development of project documentation; and
·         Conducts and contributes to formal and informal analytical advisory activities and research work on key social development issues, notably related to local governance and service delivery, gender mainstreaming, and land property and tenure rights.
Capacity Building:
·         Participates in developing sustainable local and national consultation mechanisms and strategies;
·         To strengthen client capacity, deliver ESF training on specific social standards and tailored to individual projects; and
·         Supervises the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards.
Other:
·         Identifies potential partnerships as well as new opportunities for engagement around social development aimed at advancing social development in general and social risk management in particular;
·         Works as an active member of the Country Office and Country Team; and
·         Works under the guidance of more senior SD staff and under general direction of Practice Manager.
·         Works under the guidance of more senior social development staff based in Kampala, and under the general direction of the Lead Social Development Specialist (Regional Social Safeguards/ Standards Coordinator, based in Washington, DC) and Lead Social Development Specialist based in Nairobi.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the World Bank Group (WBG) Social Development Specialist job placement must hold an Advanced degree in relevant social science (anthropology, sociology, political economy, social development etc.)
·         A minimum of five years’ of experience working in social risk management in Uganda and/or elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa;
·         Extensive knowledge and experience in addressing issues covered by the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework in complex and challenging settings, and across sectors;
·         Previous 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;
·         Ability to present complex social safeguards and social development issues in a simple way to people of different technical backgrounds;
·         Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with Government, private sector, project beneficiaries and civil society;
·         Strong analytical skills;
·         Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find solutions to complex development problems;
·         Very high level of energy and initiative;
·         Readiness for frequent travel within Uganda and the region.
·         Demonstrated ability to work in and actively contribute to teams and foster a positive team dynamic
·         Experience working in a multicultural setting;
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Core Competencies
·         Demonstrated experience managing the social risks of infrastructure projects in Uganda.
·         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.
·         Solid understanding of social analysis and the implications of social development on policy, institutions, and operations.
·         Experience with consultative and participatory approaches to project design and implementation while deriving results that resonate with the client;
·         Experience developing and monitoring grievance redress mechanisms to ensure accountability and ensure problems are addressed in a timely fashion;
·         Experience conducting social development analyses, deriving results that resonate with the client; ability to coach others in the application of the tools.
·         Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Demonstrated ability to translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies;
·         Demonstrated experience in interacting with governments to bring about changes to policy;
·         Demonstrated ability anticipating needs in the field and conducting independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners to develop strategies to meet these needs.
·         Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to develop innovative solutions to complex social risk management problems.
·         Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client;
·         Demonstrated ability to create, apply and share knowledge from a range of sources to strengthen internal and or external client solutions.
·         Recommends and takes decisive action.
·         Language Proficiency: English, Knowledge of local languages in Uganda including Luganda considered highly desirable.

How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Bank in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications Online by reviewing details at the web link below and clicking Apply Now on getting a broader insight of vacancy.


Deadline: 23rd November 2018

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2 Fresher Child Development Officer – Health Job Opportunities - Compassion International




Organization: Compassion International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
         
About Compassion Project:
South Rwenzori Diocese is working in partnership with Compassion International in fulfilling the great commission as mandated by our Lord Jesus Christ in Mathew 28:16-20. This is done in a holistic approach which includes Child Development Ministry.

Job Summary:  The Child Development Officer - Health (CDO-H) will mainly plan and execute preventive and curative health activities that equips assisted children and caregivers with knowledge on timely efficient health services. Take up tasks related to general health of the children, coordinate professional health interventions and handle sensitive health-related issues as well as offering minimum counseling to the children.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a professional background in any of the following: nursing, primary healthcare, community health, clinical medicine, education, social work and administration.
  • Minimum qualification will be a diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must have served as a volunteer in a related Child Development Centre for not less than two (2) years
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience and current knowledge of HIV/AIDS intervention will be an added advantage.
  • Formal training in Counseling and Child Development will be an added advantage.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Must be a mature born-again Christian with a sound testimony.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Skills in Project Planning and Management will be an added advantage.
  • Age: 30-35 years

How to Apply:
All interested persons are asked to submit their applications with a recommendation from the Overseer and relevant documents to the:

The Personnel Officer,
South Rwenzori Diocese, P.O.Box 142, Kasese. Uganda

Deadline: 21st November 2018 by 5:00pm

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UN Senior Resettlement Assistant Job Careers - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:      Senior Resettlement Assistant
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10020901
Vacancy Notice: 055/2018
Reports to: Protection Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Grade: GL5

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:  The Senior Resettlement Assistant provides important clerical and administrative support to resettlement operations and may as required take part in assessing cases for resettlement and conducting interviews. The incumbent maintains frequent contacts with his/her supervisor, relevant colleagues within the same Office or Offices under purview to exchange information and discuss issues on resettlement cases. Some contacts and communication at a working level are required with Embassy / Immigration Officials of resettlement countries, IOM as well as with other operating partners regarding resettlement issues.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct preliminary interviews and initial assessments, to process refugees for resettlement following established procedures.
  • Prepare written documentation for resettlement submission; ensure that records / files of individual cases are updated in a systematic and timely manner.
  • The jobholder will also assess and review individual resettlement cases and prepare individual / group submission for scrutiny by the supervisor
  • Provide persons of concern with up-to-date and accurate information on UNHCR resettlement policies and procedures.
  • Comply with UNHCR standard operating procedures on resettlement, ensuring timely action on cases
  • Follow up on cases from time of submission to final decision and departure; ensure effective in-country communication on the status and follow-up on persons of concern being considered for resettlement
  • Provide support in maintaining and updating progress or Consolidated Online Resettlement Tracking System (CORTS) database and provide technical support.
  • Coordinate travel and departure arrangements for refugees accepted for resettlement.
  • Organize logistical support for governments undertaking resettlement missions
  • Provide administrative support for resettlement-related training activities, including organization of resettlement workshops and meetings as required
  • Maintain accurate resettlement statistics as well as up-to-date records on individual cases; assist in the preparation of reports
  • Draft / type routine correspondence to Field Offices / Regional Offices / Headquarters
  • Systematically apply an Age, Gender and Diversity perspective in all aspects of the resettlement process; comply with UNHCR policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS
  • Provide support in mitigating resettlement fraud by reporting suspected fraud.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Recommend eligible cases for resettlement consideration. 
  • Provide counselling to persons of concern.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Resettlement Assistant job vacancy should have completed secondary education with certificate/training in International Law, International Relations or related fields required.
  • At least four years of job experience relevant to the functions
  • Good knowledge of resettlement issues and UNHCR resettlement policies and operational applications.
  • Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities (e.g., PLP and RSD/Resettlement Learning Programme, resettlement anti-fraud workshop)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 15th November 2018

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2 Fresher Child Development Officer - Sponsor Donor Relations (CDO-SDR) Job Opportunities - Compassion International




Organization: Compassion International
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Project Director
         
About Compassion Project:
South Rwenzori Diocese is working in partnership with Compassion International in fulfilling the great commission as mandated by our Lord Jesus Christ in Mathew 28:16-20. This is done in a holistic approach which includes Child Development Ministry.

Job Summary:  The Child Development Officer - Sponsor Donor Relations (CDO-SDR) is a primary liaison for all Sponsorship Relations at project level and ensures planned schedules, correspondences, updates and coordinates sponsor visits.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Social works Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Communication, Records Management and any related disciplines
  • Must have served as a volunteer in a related Child Development Centre for not less than two years
  • Must be a mature born-again Christian with a sound testimony.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Basic organizational skills are a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Formal training in Counseling and Child Development will be an added advantage.
  • Ability and desire to learn new things.
  • Age: 25-35 years

How to Apply:
All interested persons are asked to submit their applications with a recommendation from the Overseer and relevant documents to the:

The Personnel Officer,
South Rwenzori Diocese, P.O.Box 142, Kasese. Uganda

Deadline: 21st November 2018 by 5:00pm

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2 Canteen Waiter Job Vacancies - Goodwill (U) Ceramic Co. Ltd




Job Title:          Canteen Waiter (2 Job Vacancies)
Organisation: Goodwill (U) Ceramic Co. Ltd
Duty Station: Kapeka, Uganda
Salary Range: Between UGX 400,000 – 800,000

About US:
Goodwill (U) Ceramic Co. Ltd is a Chinese-founded Ceramic tiles’ production Company incorporated in Uganda. Goodwill Ceramic has three operating ceramic tile factories in Africa, producing 360,000 m2 ceramic tiles daily and is setting up the fourth company in Uganda. We are aiming at building the most advanced ceramic tile factory both in technique and management.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Canteen Waiters should have five years of extensive experience in table service in hotels and restaurants;
  • Good appearance and decent dressing taste expected.
  • The candidate shall he familiar with business and table manners.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send their updated CVs, certificates and copies of relevant documents giving full details of work place, E-mail address, current telephone number/s, age, marital status, address, experience, qualification, educational background, training and addresses of three (3) professional referees to the E-MAIL below as soon as possible. The title of email should be Position + Name + Experience Years + Education Level + Work Place.

Send to:

The Human Resource Manager via Email to: hruganda@wangkanggroup.com 

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