IFC Social Development Specialist Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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IFC Social Development Specialist Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

IFC Kenya looking for “Social Development Specialist”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before January 05, 2024.

The International Finance Corporation is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset-management services to encourage private-sector development in less developed countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

The IFC has published a job vacancy announcement on December 27, 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Social Development Specialist to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

IFC Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Provide thematic support to project lead E&S specialists and teams, in the region, on assessment of gender and GBVH related issues, including child safeguarding, and in particular high or substantial risks of GBVH of proposed investments and advisory projects against the requirements of the PSs;
  • Advise on structuring appropriate mitigation measures and contractual requirements to promote client action to address gender, GBVH and child risks and impacts in a timely manner;
  • Support global and regional client companies that are located in the region and work as social development specialist on projects with a high risk of gender, GBVH and child risks, supporting the Lead E&S Specialist;
  • Advise CEG regional team leads, E&S specialists and project teams on portfolio monitoring by reviewing client reporting, client’s E&S monitoring reports (and supporting documentation) and performing periodic analysis of IFC’s portfolio. Advise project teams on developing proposed corrective action plans and follow up on associated commitments as relevant;
  • As needed, participate in calls, conduct desk reviews of material provided by clients and/or IFC specialists (e.g., environmental and social impact assessments and management plans, gender assessments, child safeguarding, human resources policies and procedures, labor and community grievance mechanism, etc.), and undertake visits of projects and clients in the context of E&S due diligence and supervision of projects;
  • Review/contribute to internal E&S documentation relevant to management of gender, GBVH and child risks in projects to enable IFC’s decision making, attend internal meetings and coordinate with internal stakeholders as required;
  • Coordinate with and, as needed, seek guidance from the global Senior Social Development Specialist and Gender/GBV Lead to ensure consistency of approach and practice for the Africa region and across sectors;
  • Liaise and coordinate with other IFC Departments working on gender, diversity and inclusion related issues (investment support, advisory) on potential areas of collaboration;
  • Support CEG accountability lead and project teams in developing solutions and responses to CAO and non-CAO cases on gender, GBVH and child issues and risks, additional mitigation or corrective actions, advise on relevant communications with other external stakeholders, including civil society organizations and community complainants, follow up on commitments related to complaints response, and contribute to the mainstreaming of the grievance function for IFC on gender, GBVH and child related issues;
  • In close coordination with the global Social Practice Group Lead and the global Gender/GBV Lead, support IFC’s efforts in projecting our thought leadership – by working with think tanks and other regional and global agencies on the nexus of gender and GBVH and other issues such as disability, climate change and inclusion and core themes such as climate financing, green infrastructure, etc.
  • In close coordination with the global Social Practice Group Lead and the global Gender/GBV Lead, support the identification, development and dissemination of knowledge, lessons learned, international good practices on trends, case studies and good practices and support other research needs in connection with pipeline and portfolio projects, on gender, GBVH and child issues arising under IFC’s Sustainability Framework and IFC’s E&S procedures;
  • In close coordination with the global Social Practice Group Lead and the global Gender/GBV Lead, support in the preparation, update, review of policies and procedures, knowledge products and tools produced for both internal and external consumption, consistent with IFC’s Sustainability Framework;
  • In close coordination with the global Social Practice Group Lead and the global Gender/GBV Lead , support the development and implement training and capacity building programs for IFC’s staff and consultants for key themes, including gender and GBVH assessments, child safeguarding, diversity and inclusion, and intersectionality of gender with other PS topics such as community health and safety, occupational health and safety, resettlement, Indigenous People, and cultural heritage, and participate and contribute to the Social Practice Group and the GBV Community of Practice.

Position in Organization:

  • Job #: req25617
  • Organization: IFC
  • Sector: Social Development
  • Grade: GG
  • Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
  • Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Required Language(s): English
  • Closing Date: 1/5/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


  • Graduate/advanced degree in social sciences or a related relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience working to address gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace and communities, derived in a private sector, multilaterals or CSO/NGO environment;
  • Good knowledge of global standards and ethical guidelines for prevention and response to GBV and of key standards and resources on GBV in in development settings;
  • Familiarity with child safeguarding, rights, emerging issues in diversity and inclusion as well as broader gender issues, including women’s employment good practice in private sector;
  • Work experience in emerging markets, ideally in fragile and conflict environments;
  • Experience in community engagement, grievance mechanisms, or mediation/negotiation skills is a plus;
  • Experience with other IFC PS social issues and risks, such as resettlement, labor and working conditions, indigenous people would be an advantage;
  • Track record conducting interviews and face-to-face engagements with potential GBVH survivors or communities, using survivor-centric approach is required;
  • High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner. Diplomatic approach and calm under pressure;
  • Fluency in English is required with ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions. Other language skills, such as Spanish, French or Portuguese, or from the region, is a plus;
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyse and synthesize diverse information sources, and draw conclusions from sometimes limited data;
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented, problem solver with a high degree of responsiveness and proactivity, coupled with the ability to recognize when a solution is not available; and,
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills and ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team.

How to Apply IFC Social Development Specialist Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=25617&site=1

The Closing Date: January 05, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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