We are currently looking for an experienced social safeguards consultant to join our international social safeguards team. The role will be based in Brighton in the UK, Johannesburg in South Africa, or Paris in France.
Our social safeguards team work in an integrated manner with our environmental and engineering teams on infrastructure projects. The focus is primarily in the energy sector, but we also work on water, transport and other types of internationally financed infrastructure projects.
We work with our customers and local communities to provide social safeguard protection and, where possible, enhance social and community development benefits in pursuit of sustainable infrastructure projects.
Our clients include project developers, international lenders including multilateral development and private banks, and governments. The work of our team primarily covers:
social impact assessment and management - social due diligence, equator principle compliance reviews and construction monitoring
resettlement and indigenous peoples’ development planning
public consultation, disclosure and stakeholder engagement planning
labour rights management planning and auditing ecosystems services and livelihoods
gender analysis and management planning
The team works mainly on international projects and international travel is an integral part of this role. Over the next few years team members will be undertaking periodic site visits to Projects in the following regions and countries, amongst others: South Asia (e.g. Pakistan), Central Asia (e.g. Mongolia), North and Francophone Africa (e.g. Egypt, Senegal, Madagascar).
We welcome applications from social scientists with the following experience:
masters qualification in a discipline related to sociology, social or international development, or a core service area of the team
experience in carrying out SIAs, due diligence reviews / construction monitoring and resettlement action plans for infrastructure projects
experience of IFC and other lender safeguards and their role in project finance processes and cycles
experience of working internationally
ability to undertake international trips as required
fluency in English, excellent communication and report writing skills
fluency or the ability to work in French at site or when writing reports
experience in the regions/countries mentioned above, and/or ability to work in the languages spoken in those locations
experience in the power sector
experience mentoring junior staff
demonstrable academic or industry expertise in nice service areas such as gender, or other core services provided by the team
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
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