Senior Social Protection Specialist at World Bank, Washington, DC, United States


Deadline: 8 March 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Social Protection Specialist in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 2 years.

The Senior Social Protection Specialist will guide the activities of the RSR Gender Window and work to develop gender-smart social protection programs, policies, and research.

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 Senior Social Protection Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Provide strategic guidance to the RSR Gender Window and the development of the calls for proposals.
  • Assist grant recipients with project design and execution as needed, to improve the delivery, impact, and lessons learned from RSR-Gender window funded projects and research.
  • Lead knowledge management and synthesis of evidence from RSR-Gender window funded activities on what works to develop or enhance gender-smart social protection.
  • Strengthen capacity of World Bank teams to design and implement gender-responsive social protection, through training, information and awareness raising, increasing knowledge and changing attitudes and practices on gender-smart social protection.
  • Provide technical and strategic guidance to operational teams in SPJ and RSR projects on addressing women’s intersecting vulnerabilities, with a focus on disability inclusion.
  • Assist with the preparation of periodic reports to the funders.
  • Work with the team to identify and pursue other sources of finance to extend and scale up the capacity of the RSR-Gender window.
  • Lead the production of evidence-based operational notes and chapeau publications on addressing gender gaps, including gender-smart social protection and addressing the sources of vulnerability that affect women and girls.
  • Link to the DFID GSP program partners to share lessons from research and evidence and participate in related GSP program activities.
  • Provide support to apply the lessons from RSR-supported work to other lending operations and analytical activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree (at least a Master’s Degree) in Economics, International Development, or other social sciences and related areas.
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong operational experience in human development areas is a plus, preferably with the WBG.
  • A record of leadership in research, analysis, and operations focusing on the constraints facing women and girls around the world.
  • Strong experience with the design, implementation, and evaluation of social protection and safety-net systems and programs, especially as they address gender-specific sources of vulnerability.
  • Strong experience in capacity building, and supporting knowledge and evidence uptake.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GBV guiding principles and evidence base for effective interventions is preferred, as is knowledge and experience of GBV prevention and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide relevant, well-grounded, and high-quality analytical inputs to operations with a focus on results.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex information into usable forms for diverse audiences.
  • Ability to write effectively for various audiences under pressure, with tight deadlines in a rapidly changing organizational environment with attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members, contribute productively to the team’s work and output and demonstrate respect for different points of view.
  • Strong drive for results with the ability to work independently and diligently, while prioritizing and meeting deadlines.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.