Social Development Specialist at World Bank, Manila, Philippines


Deadline: 5 May 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Social Development Specialist in Manila, Philippines. The duration of this post 3 years.

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The Social Development Specialist will support primarily the social development’s work in Mindanao.

WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Social Development Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Contribute to the Bank’s analytical work and policy advice on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, security and development.
  • Work collaboratively with other GPs to promote conflict-sensitivity in World Bank operations including through the provision of technical assistance for operations within the Mindanao Comprehensive Development Program.
  • Provide support for institution building for peace and development to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government, particularly during the transition from ARMM to BTA administrations.
  • Support the implementation, supervision and reporting of the Mindanao Trust Fund, Reconstruction and Development Project, closely liaising with MTF partners and supporting the possible continuation and expansion of the program.
  • Provide support for the ongoing technical assistance and advisory services for Marawi as well as the preparation of the Marawi Recovery Loan.
  • Support the social development team in its dialogue with counterparts, interacting with clients and partners at the operational and policy level.
  • Other assignments as and when required by the Practice Manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or PhD) in relevant social science (e.g. Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science) or related fields.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional relevant experience in social development topics, including peace building, fragility and conflict, community-driven development, social inclusion, gender, youth, etc.
  • Demonstrated project management experience on fragility, conflict and/or violence.
  • Proven experience in carrying out analytical work related to conflict and fragility and adapt professional knowledge and technical skills to analyze, diagnose and propose solutions to policy issues and challenges.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and aptitude to lead diverse teams.
  • Experience with social development programs including Community Driven Development, decentralization, gender, and social inclusion desirable.
  • Experience with the transition of combatants to productive civilians a plus.
  • Experience with managing donor-funded projects/programs a plus.
  • Experience in working with programs that involve multi-sectoral/multi-level stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English essential.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.

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