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Social Services Sector Specialist

Job Category:
Sustainable Livilihood
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
14 June, 2005
Last Date to apply:
25 June, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4

The Social Services Specialist should be a renowned scientist / community development practitioner with special reference to social development. He/She will closely work with local communities, line departments, SAP, private sector and NGOs and will spend some one-third of his/her time in the field. Special requirements of the position are as follows:

Full understanding of the Social Action Program and at least 10 years of practical experience in community development with reference to SAP with the demonstrated ability of improving social development on a large scale.

At least 5 years of work experience with any international agency or project of national significance on social development through a participatory process.


Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the National Project Director and direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Social Services Sector Specialist will perform the following tasks:

Examine the findings and proposals arising out of the social mobilization and participatory community development activities specifically, related to social development and plan appropriate interventions to lead sustainable development.

Identify the issues of social development in a broader context, not necessarily raised by communities, and develop/implement a plan of action in collaboration with the men and women of local communities and counterparts in the line departments for Sustainable Human Development.

Support and, where necessary train, men and women in communities and counterpart staff of GOB in relevant departments in implementation and management of social programs, providing inspiration for innovation and advice and guidance for improvement and sustainability.

Identify constraints and design suitable proposals to meet the gender issues that arise. The activities so identified will include action to address broader issues of gender.

Provide gender awareness and sensitivity training for the ADPB staff, GoB     counterparts and other agencies and community members.

Prepare proposals with the communities to overcome gender imbalances or biases and ensure all other development proposals are free of gender imbalances.

Be constantly vigilant to modify and amend proposals coming from other specialists and implementing agencies to make them more effective and gender sensitive and provide inspiration, advice and guidance to ensure that solutions are beneficial to men and women and sustainable for both.

Regularly collect gender dis-aggregated data related to social development for documenting the outcome / impact of the program interventions.

Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Program Coordinator or National Programme Director.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesM.ScMasters DegreeMSc degree in Social sciences or other relevant discipline.