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The Social Safeguards Specialist will oversee and manage the social safeguards responsibilities
under the EASP at UECCC in accordance with the GoU and World Bank social safeguardsguidelines and policies. He/she will also implement the UECCC Environment and SocialManagement System (ESMS) for the EASP project and ensure compliance with nationallegislations.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


a) Honours degree in social work and social administration, sociology, anthropology, applied

social sciences or any other related fields from a recognized university

b) Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, social sciences, natural resources management, or

public administration from a recognized university

c) Demonstrable knowledge of the World Bank best practices and/or guidelines and procedures

on social safeguards, social assessment, social analysis, effective stakeholder participation andcomplaint resolution systems, and the regulations and legal framework governingenvironmental and social management

d) At least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in social safeguards management


e) Demonstrable experience in conflict resolution in the context of development projects as well

as the experience with at least two projects financed by the World Bank and/or the African Development Bank or, any partner having the same standards in terms of safeguards will bean added advantage

f) Highly motivated, innovative, pro-active and committed team player

g) Excellent reporting and communication skills

h) Knowledge of several local languages will be an added advantage


Responsibilities
The Social Safeguards Specialist will oversee and manage the social safeguards responsibilities
under the EASP at UECCC in accordance with the GoU and World Bank social safeguardsguidelines and policies. He/she will also implement the UECCC Environment and SocialManagement System (ESMS) for the EASP project and ensure compliance with nationallegislations.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


a) Honours degree in social work and social administration, sociology, anthropology, applied

social sciences or any other related fields from a recognized university

b) Master’s degree in sociology, anthropology, social sciences, natural resources management, or

public administration from a recognized university

c) Demonstrable knowledge of the World Bank best practices and/or guidelines and procedures

on social safeguards, social assessment, social analysis, effective stakeholder participation andcomplaint resolution systems, and the regulations and legal framework governingenvironmental and social management

d) At least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in social safeguards management


e) Demonstrable experience in conflict resolution in the context of development projects as well

as the experience with at least two projects financed by the World Bank and/or the African Development Bank or, any partner having the same standards in terms of safeguards will bean added advantage

f) Highly motivated, innovative, pro-active and committed team player

g) Excellent reporting and communication skills

h) Knowledge of several local languages will be an added advantage


a) Providing conceptual and operational leadership on the core social development themes under
the EASP project

b) Serving as a lead person on social issues including, stakeholder engagement, grievance

management, vulnerable and marginalized groups who may be affected by the EASP project,and work closely with other PIU members to address any challenges

c) Advising and/or providing quality operational leadership on major or sensitive matters relating

to social impacts and risks associated with EASP project activities

d) Supporting/facilitating stakeholders, including PFIs and private energy companies, to

incorporate in the processes and conditions of financing; screening, due diligence, equity andgender matters.,

e) Supporting the set up and operationalization of projects Grievances Redress Mechanisms

(GRMs)

f) Integrating social inclusion (with respect to gender, age, marginalised groups or any otherrelevant factors) into EASP project activities

g) Ensuring social safety clauses are incorporated in all agreements signed between UECCC and

Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs) in accordance with the UECCC ESMS.
h) Ensuring that relevant stakeholders are informed about issues relating to implementation of
EASP project social safeguards and providing the required support for timely implementation

i) Developing and implementing capacity building and training plans on social safeguards for

UECCC staff, PFIs and private energy companies.

j) Maintaining records on the social safeguards performance of the PFIs, private energycompanies in accordance with the UECCC Environmental and Social Management System(ESMS) policy objectives and targets

k) Preparing revisions of the social safeguard’s provisions of the UECCC ESMS and present toUECCC Management for endorsement where required

l) Acting as a link between UECCC and other stakeholders such as Ministry of Gender, Labourand Social Development, consultants, communities and local governments on social matters.

m) Being responsible for management of social risks associated with the electrification and clean

cooking for public institutions under EASP, as stipulated in the Grant Agreements to be signedbetween the UECCC and the solar/clean cooking service providers.

n) Receiving social complaints relating to EASP activities and ensuring that they are addressed

in accordance with the UECCC ESMS system.

o) Undertaking targeted visits to subprojects (at least semi-annually) to assess compliance andpropose necessary remedies.

p) Review quarterly progress reports from funded sub-projects and prepare reports covering all

social safeguards aspects of the project.

q) Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the EASP Project Manager that contribute to

achieving the development objectives of the EASP project.


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