Jubbaland FSRP Social Safeguard and Community Specialist

Full time Jubbaland State of Somalia in Social Safeguard
  • Post Date: February 6, 2024
  • Apply Before : February 20, 2024
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1.0 BACKGROUND

JUBBALAND STATE
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATIONS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI)

Name of the Project: Somalia Food Systems Resilience Project (S-FSRP) Assignment Title: Jubbaland FSRP Social Safeguard and Community Specialist Project ID: P177816
Deadline Date: 20th Feb 2024
Ref No. SO-MOAI-379656-CS-INDV

The Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) is part of a regional initiative by the World Bank to provide a comprehensive framework for intervention at both the national and regional levels. This Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) aims to tackle the underlying structural challenges of food insecurity and reduce beneficiaries’ vulnerability to unpredictable climate, crisis, and conflict events. It seeks to achieve this by rejuvenating Somalia’s agri-livestock research institutions, seed systems, and extension services and developing community institutions that can anchor adaptation of climate-smart agri-livestock practices, strengthening the availability of water and improved rangelands management for resilient agriculture and livestock production; support animal health services, enhancing the integration of the production systems to domestic and regional markets, with appropriate investments in food safety and value addition, and establishing an enabling policy and institutional framework at a sub-national, national and regional level capable of supporting food systems resilience for Somalia.

The Project Development Objective (PDO) for Somalia Food Systems Resilience Program (FSRP) will be ‘to increase preparedness against food insecurity and improve the resilience of food systems in targeted project areas of Somalia. Progress toward the PDO will be measured using five PDO indicators and intermediate indicators. All relevant indicators will be disaggregated by gender (men and women) and age (youth and adult). The five indicators.

The Jubbaland State of Somalia is establishing a core multi-sectoral Project Implementation Unit (PIU) supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The role of the PIU is to support the management, coordination, implementation monitoring, and evaluation of project activities. The PIU will be staffed with the following positions: State Project Coordinator, Finance Management Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Safeguards Specialist, M&E Specialist, and other technical Agricultural and Livestock specialists.

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(1) Objectives of the Assignment

Reporting to the State Project Coordinator (SPC), the social safeguards Specialist will ensure that all FSRP activities are implemented per the Social Safeguard Frameworks laid out for the Project. He/she will be the main focal point for the implementation of the social risk management of the Project. They will provide technical expertise and capacity-building support to social risk management at FMS levels.

The social safeguards specialist will oversee the implementation of the Environment and Social Management Framework, the Stakeholder Engagement Plan, the Labor Management Procedures, and the Resettlement Planning Framework and train and guide the FMS social specialists. The senior social safeguards specialist will be responsible, among other things, for ensuring full implementation of the ESMF and providing inclusive and genuine stakeholder engagement and a project-wide grievance redress mechanism that is accessible to all communities, workers, and stakeholders and ensure synergy with RCRF/Barwaaqo and other ongoing World Bank projects.

More generally, the senior social safeguards specialist will ensure that all social risks and impacts are monitored and mitigated and that social safeguards instruments and the ESCP are implemented on time.

S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) found at somalijobs.net, southwestjobs.so hiiraan.com can be provided upon application submission (in person or by email to the address below).

3. The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from the start date. 4. Selection Criteria.

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Community Development, Project Management, Gender Studies, or other relevant social disciplines from a recognized university with a bias in gender-related issues.
  • 5 years of working experience in managing social safeguards and gender-related matters in the agricultural sector with a substantial understanding of and commitment to gender equity and combating gender violence, all of which in senior management positions
  • Experience with social safeguards issues in development projects, including gender mainstreaming, involuntary resettlement, social inclusion, community development, the inclusion of VMGs, stakeholder consultation, citizen engagement, and grievance redress.
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation, and experience of human rights and gender
  • Possess analytical skills in gender inequalities in access to resources and benefits.
  • Understanding of gender/youth/VMG dynamics and complexities in Somalia.
  • Membership in a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation at Jubbaland now invites eligible consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).

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6. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017, August 2018, and November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

7. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.

8. Interested Consultants may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except for public holidays.

9. Deadline for submission: Expressions of interest should be delivered in writing to the address below (in person or by e-mail) marked with the subject title of the position by 20th Feb 2024

Attention:
FSRP Project
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigations
MoAI-Jubbaland State
Kismanyo, Somalia
Email Address: hrs.sfsrpjubaland@gmail.com and copy secretariatfsrp.somalia@gmail.com