A continued implementation of any development program like NELSAP requires a multidisciplinary team to spearhead on–going and future interventions. With that in mind, NELSAP–CU wishes to recruit the Social Development Officer to support its functions.
To ensure effective program/project design and implementation in three areas: (i) strategic social analysis, participation advice, and program planning, for the preparation of NELSAP projects; (ii) confidence building to build trust and joint collaboration across borders; and (iii) stakeholders’ involvement to create greater inclusion, program visibility to key stakeholders and accountability within each country with regard to NELSAP programs and projects.
The position will undertake technical analyses of social, gender and participatory development; lead and participate in operational missions, the aspects social development, gender mainstreaming and stakeholders engagement and partnerships in particular; provides technical advice to clients, governments and NBI/NELSAP projects’ teams on the inclusion of key social development aspects, effectively addressing issues of vulnerability, poverty, gender equity, and other social dimensions
C. Accountability and Reporting
The Social Development Officer will report and be accountable to the Senior Economist/M&E Specialist.
D. Minimum Academic Qualification
i.) A Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Development Studies, Social anthropology, Community Development, Political Science or related studies; and
ii.) Possession of a Master’s degree in Sociology or Social Development, Development Studies and related studies. Post experience of 2 years will be an added advantage.
E. Minimum Work Experience Required
i.) 5 years working experience of which 2 years are relevant experience at expert level in social development/community/social expertise or related discipline;
ii.) Demonstrated experience conducting social impacts studies (Environmental Social Impact Assessment–ESIA) and social and stakeholders’ engagement & networking and implementation of RAP;
iii.) Expertise in the development and use of participatory approaches at all levels (regional, national and community), preferably in complex projects with tangible positive impact on project implementation. Experience with social marketing or behavior change will be an asset;
iv.) At least five (5) years of work experience in participatory approaches with a range of stakeholders with demonstrated practical experience in social analysis, planning and management of a range of social dimensions (Poverty and Vulnerability, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Indigenous Peoples, Conflict, and Migration);
v.) Experience working within international and donor organization contexts and especially familiarity with the applicable policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies is an advantage; and
vi.) Willing to travel extensively within the NEL Regional and beyond as per work demands.
F. Duty Station and Employment Terms
The duty station will be at the NELSAP–CU Offices in Kigali, Rwanda, with extensive travels in the Nile Equatorial Lakes Region. The employment is for a one year contract that may be renewed based on satisfactory performance, availability of funds and need for services.
G. How to Apply
The position is open to the Rwanda Nationals only. Interested applicants are invited to submit an online application by attaching a Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and all academic certificates and transcripts addressed to The NELSAP Regional Coordinator on: to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11th September 2017. The subject matter of the email should read: Social Development Officer and Candidate’s Name.
Only applicants who meet requirements will be considered for interview. Please note that applications received after the closing date shall not be considered. The NBI is an equal opportunities employer whereby female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For full terms of reference of the position, please visit: http://nelsap.nilebasin.org.