World Bank jobs in Zambia
Position: Social Protection Specialist
Under the guidance of the GEWEL TTL, the incumbent will do the following duties
- Development, appraisal, and supervision of social protection activities, including analytical and operational work as these, relate to the GEWEL project.
- Provide technical advice and implementation support to relevant government ministries and departments, particularly focusing on the GEWEL subcomponents::Keeping Girls in School (KGS), Social Cash Transfer (SCT) and Institutional Strengthening and System Building (ISSB).
- Contribute to sectoral policy dialogue related to social protection in Zambia. Make recommendations on related strategies and policy options to counterparts.
- Following general social protection initiatives and policy developments in Zambia including the implementation of the Integrated Framework for Social Protection, Joint Annual Reviews of social protection, contributions to the Poverty and Vulnerability Cluster of Zambia’s 7th National Development Plan (7NDP), etc.
- Coordination with cooperating partners, particularly with the partners contributing to the GEWEL MDTF as well as with the UN Second Joint Program on Social Protection – particularly focusing on the KGS, SCT and ISSB components.
- Follow policy developments and participate in CP coordination efforts in complementary areas such as the education sector, nutrition, and gender.
- Organize and participate in field missions to provide technical inputs and guidance to counterparts. Also, assist in improving the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
- Contribute to cross-sectoral work, collaborating with Global Practices, particularly in the areas of Agriculture and Human Development, and within the World Bank’s broader country team.
- Work closely with the Bank’s financial management and procurement teams and assist the government in matters of project implementation.
- Furthermore, complete any other task related to social protection activities in Zambia as relevant.
In order to be eligible for the position, the candidate must have the following qualifications
- Graduate degree in economics, social policy or related sector. In addition to that, at least five years of relevant work experience and previous experience with government or development partner projects (with specific experience in social protection).
- Demonstrated expertise in policy dialogue, social protection, and/or safety nets.
- Strong knowledge of development, political, social and cultural issues in Zambia.
- Experience working with clients to build capacity and engage in dialogue on social protection and service delivery, particularly on safety nets.
- Similarly, experience in leading technical assistance activities designed to support the development and strengthening of social protection.
- Also, excellent operational skills from implementing social protection programs.