Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency Senior Community Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency Senior Community Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of the Environmental and Social Action Plan, Resettlement Action Plan, Grievance Redress Mechanism, etc.

  • Leading or contributing to specific packages of work such as stakeholder engagement, needs analysis, community development plans, environmental and social monitoring.

  • Working with the Consultants/contractors teams to act as an interface between the project, authorities and affected communities.

  • Working with the Contractors/Consultants to ensure effective engagement and consultation with people living/working close to or within the project area and wider affected communities.

  • Working with the CLO to maintain good community relations and address community concerns as they arise and agree measures to respond to grievances in liaison with the wider project team and grievance committee.

  • Supervising environmental and social consultants supporting the project.

  • Ensuring compliance by contractors and communicate project health, safety and security
    measures to promote worker safety and awareness.

  • Managing the project permitting/licensing requirements, keeping all up to date and providing reporting as required.

  • Liaison with government and regulatory agencies such as NEMA, WRA, e.t.c

    Key Qualification and competencies

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in either of the following: Community Development, Sociology,
    Economics, Anthropology, environmental specialism.

  • Demonstrable familiarity and track record of implementing EMCA 2012(1999) and good international industry (GIIP) in Environmental and Social issues.

  • Track record of working with the requirements of international financial institutions e.g. World Bank, AFD, AfDB,
    European Investment Bank, and specifically the IFC Performance Standards.

  • Experience of IFC and GIIP aligned social baseline data collection; stakeholder engagement and key person interviews and groups with a gender and vulnerability lens; physical and economic displacement and IFC PS5 aligned resettlement and livelihoods restoration – planning and implementation; community needs analysis and development planning; community health, safety and security; and influx management.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, understand community and stakeholder perspectives and vulnerabilities and to engage with project affected people and project management teams positively and constructively.

  • An understanding of gender issues and vulnerable groups in a development context.

  • Previous experience working in Kenya and Western Kenya.

  • Experience in preparation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plan.

  • Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English.

  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    How to Apply

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