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Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist


About Ghani Consultancy Services

Ghani Consultancy Services (GHANI) is a specialized international Management, Business, Engineering and research firm. We work with organizations aiming to deliver better results. Our extensive experience has made us capable of dealing with the complexity of business and development management. We specialize in multidisciplinary management solutions and enable our clients to achieve higher levels of development and sustain growth. We work with people at all levels of the organization building their capabilities and skills. We engage ourselves with the client, serving their best interest before ours.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 02 Feb 2019 Reference: Ghani - Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist
Closing Date: 02 Mar 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Social Science Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 10 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 14 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

(i) In conjunction with the M&E specialist, design a survey instrument to be used in the
base line survey ahead of each ABE investment (including the affiliated farmers
expected to be impacted) that will allow project impacts to be better assessed;
(ii) Train CPMO and/or PMU and PIU staff in use of the survey instrument to conduct
initial household assessments for baseline data collection. Oversee at least one
assessment in each participating province and mentor facilitation partner staff to
ensure robust, consistent, and reliable data;
(iii) Assist in development of relevant indicators for gender disaggregated socio-economic
data in collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation staff and consultants in the
PMU and/or PIU and facilitation partners;
(iv) Design the manual for community engagement, test the material, and build the
capacity of PMU, PIU and facilitation partners in basic community development skills,
and gender awareness. Provide guidance for implementation and monitoring of the
GAP and community and participation strategy;
(v) Ensure that subprojects in all participating provinces are implemented in compliance
with the project’s community and participation strategy, GAP, and ADB’s requirements
for social safeguards, including: (a) screening of each intervention it potential social
impacts; (b) preparing due diligence reports for interventions; (c) collaborating with
beneficiary communities; (d) assisting in disclosure of relevant safeguard information
to affected persons and local stakeholders; and (f) assisting in implementation and
monitoring of social safeguard activities;
(vi) Support the preparation of subproject social safeguard due diligence reports with
respect to involuntary resettlement and train PIU and PMU staff in conducting
subproject social safeguard due diligence;
(vii) Coordinate with other consultants in identifying areas where gender-inclusive and
socially inclusive provisions can be strengthened under the project at both levels of
subprojects; and
(viii) Together with the monitoring and evaluation specialist, undertake the midterm and the
end-of-project review with affiliated farmer communities; and
(ix) Provide guidance for implementation and monitoring of the GAP and ensure that the
GAP for the project is effectively implemented and its requirements to ensure
participation of women are integrated into the formulation and implementation of

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• The social safeguards and gender specialist must have at least bachelor’s degree in
social science or international development or the equivalent from a recognized tertiary
• Have at least 10 years of continuous experience working in the field of social safeguard
and gender for internationally funded agricultural development projects.
• S/he must have considerable experience in the implementation of social safeguard due
diligence and gender action plan (GAP) and be familiar with the laws and regulations
of Afghanistan related to gender equity, participation and other social safeguards whilst
having considerable experience in ADB-financed agricultural development projects as
a social and gender specialist in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

CVs should be submitted ELECTRONICALLY to below mentioned email.

Please include position title in the subject line of the e-mail. (Ghani - Social Safeguards and Gender Specialist)

Only short listed candidates whose background and experiences correspond to the above criteria will be contacted for further consideration.

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