World Bank Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist Jobs

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World Bank Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist Jobs 2024 – Uganda NGO Jobs.

World Bank Uganda looking for “Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before February 02, 2024.

The World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions – providing loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses. The vision of the World Bank Group (WBG) is the eradication of extreme poverty and the promotion of shared prosperity by fostering income growth of the bottom 40 percent in each country.

The World Bank has published a job vacancy announcement on January 22, 2024 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter World Bank
Position Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification University Degree
Experience Required Minimum Eight years
Application Deadline February 02, 2024

World Bank Job Vacancy 2024

The Senior Social Protection Specialist/Senior Economist will work as a part of the Social Protection and Jobs team at the World Bank Office in Uganda. The primary objective of the position is to lead the World Bank’s support to the national safety-nets program, and to play a leading role to advance the dialogue with the Government on social protection systems, the jobs agenda and human capital investment through the strengthening social protection systems ASA. To this end, collaboration, and coordination with other GPs such as Education, Health, Agriculture and Environment will be important. The candidate may also work on other country programs outside of Uganda and regional work as time allows.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Task Team Leader for national safety-net program.
  • Provide technical support to the broader SPJ and human capital portfolio in Uganda, including promoting integration with the GROW, DRDIP and other HD operations and leading on the Uganda Human Capital Growth Review.
  • Lead high-level policy dialogue on social protection, with a particular focus on social protection system building and the jobs agenda with Ministry of Gender, Labor, and Social Development (MGLSD), Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED), Ministry of Local Government (MLG), Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (M-ICT) and key sector ministries and districts as needed.
  • Ensure high quality implementation support to the Government implementation team and oversight of risk management issues working with relevant Environmental and Social Framework experts.
  • Oversee overall program supervision activities for the social protection operations, including financial management, procurement and ensuring high level, multi-sectoral and regional engagement and participation from Development Partners.
  • Ensure strong coordination and teamwork within the safety net programming and in particular to liaise across Global Practices to support joint programming and analytical activities to strengthen program delivery.
  • Actively engage with the Social Protection Development Partners Group supporting social protection in Uganda to promote harmonized development partner support to the sector.
  • Lead analytical and advisory service (ASA) efforts through the multi-year ASA on strengthening social protection systems in Uganda in the areas of social protection systems strengthening, disaster risk financing, nutrition-sensitive social protection programming as well as expand analytical work and advisory services on jobs, pensions, and social insurance and working with other Global Practices to support Uganda’s approach to human capital investment.
  • Promote strong team leadership within the overall SPJ and human capital team in the Uganda country office, participating in team leadership discussions and planning on a regular basis and providing mentoring to junior and new staff members.
  • Manage trust fund resources with a view to cost effective programming to achieve policy and program enhancement.
  • Contribute to the global knowledge base of the Social Protection & Jobs GP and other country programs, as agreed with the Practice Manager.

Position in Organization:

  • Job #: req25819
  • Organization: World Bank
  • Sector: Social Protection
  • Grade: GG
  • Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
  • Recruitment Type: International Recruitment
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda
  • Required Language(s): English
  • Closing Date: 2/2/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


  • Graduate degree and minimum of master’s level qualification in economics, social policy, or related sector
  • Minimum of eight years of directly relevant experience in social protection and/or safety nets and the jobs agenda. Experience and substantive skills in social protection policy dialogue
  • Experience in World Bank operations as demonstrated through TTL-ship and/or being core team member for lending operations.
  • Experience with large scale, multi-sectoral social protection programming
  • Demonstrated international experience, including within low-capacity environments.
  • Experience working with clients to build capacity and engage in dialogue on social protection and service delivery.
  • Experience working with multiple development partners to harmonize support for Government-led programming.

Technical Ability

  • Experience in leading analytical and technical assistance activities designed to support the development and strengthening of social protection programs.
  • Proven ability to carry-out independent policy-relevant research, translate theory into practical applications, and adapt professional knowledge and technical skills to analyse, diagnose and propose solutions to policy issues and challenge.
  • Knowledge of social safeguards policies of the World Bank within the context of a SPJ program
  • Knowledge of WB financing instruments and operational procedures.

How to Apply World Bank Senior Social Protection Specialist/ Senior Economist Jobs 2024

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The Closing Date: February 02, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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