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

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


The Position

  • The Senior Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Safeguards and Compliance Director.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    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 operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following:

  • Assess the social risk associated to Bank-funded operations and prepare/contribute to the categorization memorandum;

  • Assess and/or ameliorate the nature of the social analyses and socio-economic studies, prepared by Borrowers/Clients, to capture all relevant social development and safeguards concerns;

  • Analyse and mainstream relevant and cross-cutting social issues into Bank-funded operations, particularly issues related to gender, social vulnerability, stakeholder engagement and the social implications of climate change;

  • Document and recommend lessons learnt on social sustainability to integrate in the design and implementation modalities of new operations to enhance social benefits;

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

  • Draft the inputs for the technical sections on social impacts 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 and prepare, where applicable, action plans to bring projects and programs in compliance with Bank’s environmental and social requirements.

  • 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 social safeguard concerns.

    Policy and Compliance with 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 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.

  • A minimum of five (05) years of relevant professional experience in social development and safeguards, including the preparation and implementation of social safeguards risk management instruments (social assessment, resettlement policy framework, resettlement action plan, stakeholders’ engagement plan, vulnerable group engagement plan, indigenous people plan, gender-based violence management, etc.), community-driven operations, land management, 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.

  • Achieving results and problem solving - (e.g. consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes, proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services).

  • Strong inter-personal skill and ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues

  • Communicate and write effectively in English and/or French.

  • It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of the other language, or even communicate and write effectively both in French and English.

  • Competence in the use of standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

    How to Apply

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


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