• Social Protection Specialist Needed At The World Bank

  • Posted on: 20 August, 2013 Deadline: 26 August, 2013
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  • The World Bank, Nigeria Country office is looking for an experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast paced environment to serve as a Extended Term Consultant in the Social Protection Unit. The consultant will work with the igeria Social Protection team and provide advice/support mainly for the development of a comprehensive social safety net for Nigeria. To this end the consultant will take part in the conduct of analytical work, as well as project preparation/supervision work, including missions/field visits related to ongoing and pipeline projects.

    Social Protection Specialist


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Specifically, the consultant will:

    Assist the TTL, and the project teams in the identification, preparation and appraisal of pipeline projects to be financed by the World Bank, with a specific focus on social protection;

    Assist the TTL and the project teams in the technical supervision of on-going project - Youth Employment and Social Support Operation: 

    Support the development of key documents for policy dialogue and contribute to the discourse on the subject of 

    Social Protection in Nigeria with government and other development partners

    Carry out any other related technical assessment (including the preparation of analytical pieces and/or technical reports on various aspects of ongoing and pipeline Bank projects) and administrative activities required by the TTL, Sector Manager and Country Director 

    Key Requirements 

    • A postgraduate degree (Masters or equivalent) in Social Sciences with concentration in Welfare Economics or Labour Economics, Public Policy or Management, Poverty Reduction, Rural Development and or Sociology. 
    • At least seven years of progressive professional experience in the relevant field. 
    • Relevant experience in Development Agencies operations, including provision of technical or operational support for projects or country assistance strategies, in the are a 0 f human capital development will be an added advantage. 
    • Superior organizational and logistical skills; research, oral presentation skills, and capacity to work simultaneously and effectively on a variety of tasks; in a team and intercultural environment, and with minimal supervision.
    • Also Excellent writing, oral and presentation skills. 
    • Willing to travel to remote areas in Nigeria and field experience in developing countries a plus.

    Method of Application

    For the full job description and selection criteria for this vacancy, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an electronic application at the World Bank careers website: www.worldbank.org/jobs. Once on the site, Click on > Location> Abuja, Nigeria> Job type> Consultant> Job Family> Social Protection> Job # 131917. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only shortlistcd candidates will be contacted. Closing date is August 26,2013. 

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