UNOPS recruits 01 Social Management Senior Analyst
Juba, South Sudan
Social Management Senior Analyst
Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5304/20333
Department/office: AFR, South Sudan Country Office (SSCO)
Duty station: Juba, South Sudan
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-1
Duration: Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Deadline date: 23-Sep-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
UNOPS will be leading the implementation of a three-year World bank funded multi-million USD Project “Enhancing Community Resilience and Local Governance (ECRP)’ in South Sudan starting in July 2020 with the Objective to improve access to basic services and strengthen community institutions in South Sudan.
The ECRP is a follow-on Project to the Local Governance and Service Delivery Project (LGSDP) that was implemented in South Sudan from 2014 and involved the transfer of block grants from the national government directly to county government with the Objective of helping develop an annual intergovernmental fiscal transfer system for local development.
The ECRP will be implemented by UNOPS and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with UNOPS as the primary grant recipient and responsibility of the establishment and implementation of the Project Management Unit (PMU) whose primary tasks will include: project management, stakeholder and communication management, fiduciary and procurement management, results management and risk management. UNOPS will be the grant recipient and will be directly accountable to the World Bank in all aspects related to project delivery (Project Management – Social and Environmental Safeguards, Fiduciary Oversight and Procurement Planning, Infrastructure Quality and Standards; Project Implementation – of community infrastructure as per agreed scope; as well as directly liaising with the Government of South Sudan).
The ECRP comprises the following four components
Component 1: Community Infrastructure and Services-this will involve the implementation of sub-projects selected through an open menu approach where communities will be allowed to choose freely, in a participatory manner, based on their needs.
Component 2: Local Institution Strengthening which is split into two parts: community institution strengthening and county government strengthening.
Component 3: Project Management and Learning
Component 4: Contingency emergency response
The ECRP will be implemented throughout the country’s 10 states and target counties. The community infrastructure sub-projects are divided by area and implemented by IOM and UNOPS separately. While the two UN-agencies will implement their respective sub-projects, a harmonized approach will be managed and governed by UNOPS through the Infrastructure Compliance Guidelines and the Project Implementation Manual. The sectors include water supply and sanitation; rural roads; primary health facilities; primary schools; small scale irrigation schemes and community markets. UNOPS will be responsible for quality assurance of all sub-projects during the planning, design and construction stages, through a monitoring plan.
UNOPS has developed environmental and social safeguards instruments, which are mainly laid out in the Project’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF). The instruments are in line with World Bank Environmental and Social Standards. The Project Management Unit (PMU) is tasked to ensure full compliance with all safeguards instruments by UNOPS, IOM and all sub implementers and contractors. The UNOPS PMU therefore seeks to employ a Social Specialist to support the PMU in the implementation, monitoring and supervision in regards to all social safeguards. The Social Specialist will work closely with an Environmental Specialist, both will be reporting to the Project Manager.
1. Function / Expected Results: Technical support; …
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Social Science or …
2 years of progressive experience in social development, gender equality or wome…
Fluency in English (writing, reading and speaking) is required.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc…
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
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