Senior Social Development Specialist at WBG, Washington, D.C., United States

Deadline: 26 April 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Social Development Specialist in Washington, D.C., United States.

WBG has set 2 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 Senior Social Development Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Advise Global Practices on how to integrate evidence-based activities to prevent and respond to GBV within their projects and portfolios, providing guidance to Task Team Leaders in identification of key risks linked to SEA/GBV and in the design of projects with GBV prevention, response, or mitigation elements.
  • Lead in screening investments operations to identify key projects at high risk for sexual exploitation and abuse and other forms of GBV, and to develop and implement recommendations and interventions to address these risks and to support GBV prevention and response.
  • Provide strategic support to country, regional, and other sector teams seeking advice and technical assistance on addressing GBV in operations, data, and evaluations.
  • Provide leadership and technical inputs into analytical work related to GBV and other gender issues, including serving as peer reviewer for relevant project documents and products.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • PhD or Masters with equivalent professional experience in social studies, gender studies, public health, anthropology, sociology or related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of direct experience working in the area of GBV, ideally with direct operational experience on the ground in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience working in fragile and conflict-affected environments is highly desirable.
  • Experience working on child protection or rights issues also considered an asset.
  • Experience in providing high-level strategic and practical advice and technical support to donors, multilateral and community-based organizations and policy makers on what works to prevent violence.
  • Published knowledge of what works to address gender based violence, based on global impact evaluation data.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.