Social Protection Specialist - World Bank Group


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Job Title :
Social Protection Specialist - World Bank Group


Location :
Jobs in Nigeria


Posted on :
Thu Dec 06, 2018


Apply before :
Wed Dec 19, 2018


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Experience required :
3 years - 6 years


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Job Description


Duties and Accountabilities

o    The responsibilities of the staff member will be to advance the World Bank’s current safety net program implementation, as well as the broader social protection and jobs policy dialogue in Nigeria. This will specifically relate to supporting ongoing programs of operations, as well as the ongoing technical assistance agenda of the World Bank Team.

The Specific Responsibilities are as follows:

o    Participate in and carry-out, as needed, the development, appraisal and supervision of delivery systems. Provide technical advice and policy guidance to government in consultation with the World Bank’s management and relevant task team leaders (TTLs). These tasks will require a wide variety of skills, including technical analysis; design of delivery systems, and technical assistance activities; interaction with clients at the policy level; supervision of consultants; management of trust funds etc.;

o    Support the day-to-day operational needs of the Nigeria National Safety Net Program,  particularly overseeing the payments system and social registries being used to make cash transfers.  Respond to government and donor partners requests for action on project implementation issues and help to ensure the World Bank’s timely and complete responses to those requests;

o    Participate and organize missions to provide technical inputs and guidance to counterparts, including improving the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.  The candidate will also be expected to participate in developing reports and evaluations of delivery systems as relevant;

o    Strengthen World Bank’s services to clients and donor partners by helping in donor coordination and liaison with NGOs and Government counterparts,  as it relates to the delivery systems agenda;

o    Contribute to cross-sectoral work, collaborating with other initiatives in social protection and job, with the Human Development team, and other units within the World Bank’s broader country team.;

o    Work closely with the World Bank’s financial management and procurement teams and assist government in matters of project implementation;

o    Carry out any other related technical assessments (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, Practice Manager and Country Director.

Reporting Lines:

o    The Social Protection Specialist will report to Social Protection Practice Manager, West and Southern Africa, and the TTLs for Social Protection tasks in Nigeria.


o    The Social Protection Specialist is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the competencies in his or her capacity as a member of the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice. Accountability means being answerable for achieving results, managing quality, risks and institutional initiatives, and operating in compliance with World Bank policies and procedures.

Selection Criteria

o    Master’s degree in Economics, Social Science or related discipline, or relevant training in delivery systems

o    At least five years of relevant operational experience in the development field, preferably in the delivery systems in Nigeria with emphasis on social protection program design and implementation.  Experience in other African or developing countries and on payments systems is desirable

o    Proven technical skills and experience

o    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders

o    High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment

o    Experience working in a multi-donor environment

o    Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;

o    Fluency in written and spoken English

o    Willing to travel to remote areas in Nigeria and field experience in developing countries a plus


Apply before Wed Dec 19, 2018




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