Social Safeguards Specialist (Under RESSP Project)

  • Address : Kigali, Rwanda
  • Position Type : Full Time
  • Deadline : 22-November-2018
  • Vacancies : 1
  • Required degree : Bachelor
  • Required Years of Experience : 3


The Energy Sector in Rwanda is undergoing a process of reform and a comprehensive program of renewal and expansion of electricity infrastructure is underway to ensure growth of the network to meet current and future supply requirements with a high level of reliability. The Energy Utility Corporation Limited (EUCL) is a Subsidiary of the Rwanda Energy Group (REG) one of the Successor entities from the former EWSA. EUCL took over EWSA utility operations including the associated generation plants, transmission and distribution network and all adjoining facilities thereto.

Description, duties, responsibilities

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide overall social safeguards oversight during the implementation of the EARP,
  • Support and advise the stakeholders to address a variety of social safeguards issues at all the stages of the implementation of the project,
  • Coordinate and participate in social safeguards related training/awareness raising and other related activities,
  • Implement social related activities as outlined in the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF),

Required Education Background & Experience:

  • The candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree (A0) in social sciences;
  • Minimum of about 3 years of progressively senior experience in the social discipline and application in development;
  • Have thorough working knowledge of World Bank Safeguards Policies, and especially the involuntary resettlement (OP 4.12), and other development partners (Bilateral or multilateral) safeguards policies;
  • Be familiar with social and economic conditions prevailing in Rwanda or similar African countries; how these aspects impact on linear projects such as the EARP;

Be fluent in Kinyarwanda , English and /or French

Requirements and Skills