African Development Bank Group Principal Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer, SNSC Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Principal Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer, SNSC Jobs in Nigeria

The Position

  • The Principal Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer works under the supervision and overall direction of the Director of the Department of Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance (SNSC).

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Principal Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer’s core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

    Mainstreaming of Social Aspects in Operations, Including Safeguards, Gender and Social Inclusion:
    As task team member, he/she will provide support to Task Managers and Borrowers/Clients in identifying, mainstreaming and monitoring social development and safeguard aspects/concerns in Bank-funded operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following:

  • Provide Environmental & Social support to the Bank-funded projects and programmes, for both private and public sectors.

  • Address social issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages.

  • Assist Borrowers/Clients for the finalization of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the preparation of Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) documentation (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, etc.) to ensure compliance with the ISS.

  • Review the ESA documentation submitted by the Borrowers/Clients as of the ISS and other Bank policies’ requirements.

  • Draft the technical inputs of the Environmental & Social sections in Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Reports (PARs), Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and any other project related report as required.

  • Draft and/or ameliorate reporting templates for use in implementing and monitoring social aspects and components of projects and programs.

  • Contribute to the preparation of management responses to reports issued by the Bank independent accountability mechanism, and similar report.

  • Liaise with co-financiers to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of environmental safeguard requirements.

    Policy and Compliance with Environmental & Social Requirements:

  • Participate in the formulation, review and/or revision of the Bank environmental and social safeguard policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Provide policy guidance to Bank teams on social safeguard issues to enhance their awareness and the capacity of the projects and programmes to comply with the ISS.

    Capacity Building and Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building and training programs for staff within the Bank and in RMCs.

  • Participate in, contribute and represent the Bank in internal and external trainings and conferences on social safeguards and social development issues as well as other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.

  • Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on social sustainability, social safeguards and/or the Environmental & Social performance of Bank financed projects and programmes.

  • Undertake any other task as the Director of the Environment and Social Safeguards and Compliance Department and/or the Regional Director General.

    Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least Master's Degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Law, Economy, Project Management, etc.) or related discipline and
    an additional training in environmental assessment.

  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA), namely in preparing and implementing the ESA instruments (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, lifecycle analysis, emergency response plans, etc.).

  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the environmental and social safeguards policies/standards, procedures and practices of comparator Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) supporting the Regional Member Countries.

  • Experience with international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in Africa is an advantage.

  • Have a good knowledge and experience of project management and multi-criteria assessments, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation; have analytical skills to assess institutional capacity and to design / review practical arrangements for implementing complex projects’ Environmental & Social aspects, particularly in Africa.

  • Be results oriented, able to work in a team, a meticulous analyst with a sense of detail, a persuasive communicator and an excellent copywriter.

  • Listening to clients - providing effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting past challenges and challenges and gaining respect through the depth of demonstrated expertise, effectively managing various clients and country situations.

  • Innovation and Change - Constantly seek more efficient and practical methods for the delivery of services and products as well as departmental process management and propose new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to develop effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.

  • Have a good knowledge of the environmental and social issues facing Regional Member Countries (RMCs).

  • Be able to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.

  • Master the use of MS Office software and have a good knowledge of SAP.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Principal Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer, SNSC Jobs in Nigeria

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