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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP), LADP Community Development Officer

 



The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP) is one of the priority regional projects in the Nile countries and aims at development of low-cost power generation and regional electricity trade as a means to improve productivity and promote economic growth in the region. The proposed project consists of construction of (i) a run-of-river hydropower facility with an installed capacity of 80 MW to be equally shared between the three shareholder countries of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The power plant and associated hydraulic infrastructure will be situated at the Rusumo, where the Kagera River forms the boundary between Tanzania and Rwanda, and ii) transmission facilities connecting the power plant to the national grids of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

The Local Area Development Plan (LADP), is a benefit sharing program designed to enhance regional economic and social development in the project area. The LADP project area includes Ngara District in Tanzania, Kirehe and Ngoma Districts in Rwanda and communes of Giteranyi (Muyinga Province) and Busoni (Kirundo Province) in Burundi.

The Ngara District Executive Director is announcing the following vacancies under LADP Tanzania to be filled soon by competent Tanzanian:

 

Position: LADP Community Development Officer (1 Post)

Objectives of this Assignment

The objective of this ToR, is to hire a Community Development Officer who will support the day to day activities related to the implementation of LADP projects in Ngara District, Tanzania.

The successful candidates will also support the Districts to ensure monitoring and implementation of World Bank safeguard policies in the areas of social related activities relates to the LADP and therefore that would be the focus of their activities including consultation, land acquisition, labor issues, HIV, and preparation and implementation of social elements of the safeguards instruments.

Scope of Work

The position requires candidates attain the following tasks: –

  • Support the development of ESIAs, ESMPs and monitoring of the same from the social perspective
  •  Plan, implement and document consultation activities through the lifecyle of LADP activities (planning, implementation and monitoring) to ensure meaningful engagement.
  •  Follow-up of LADP Contractor’s conformity with labour regulations of the host country
  •  Checking that workers’ contract are in line with labour regulations and with Contractor’s obligations according to contract with the client,
  •  Checking of weekly and monthly working cycles and their conformance with labour laws and prepare monthly related LADP progress reports,
  •  Follow up the implementation of HIV/AIDs management plan as prepared in the ESIA/ESMPs
  •  Organize Community meetings
  •  Follow up Land related issues within LADP scope of projects,
  •  To provide assistance to the LADP projects in the District and NELSAP
  •  Follow up of grievances in relation to workers and contractors as well as communities (insults, GBV, working conditions, management of timesheets) tracking all grievances documentation on how they handled

Duration and Nature of Appointment

The appointment of the Community Development Officer will be for an initial period of 11 months with a probation period of 3 months and a probable extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Remuneration is negotiable.

Qualifications

The Community Development Officer, will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  •  A Bachelor Degree/Advanced Diploma in Sociology, Development Studies, Social anthropology, Community Development, Social Work or related field.
  • The candidate involved in the project implementation and use of participatory approaches during planning and supervision, preferably in public and community projects with tangible positive impact on project implementation.
  • At least five (5) years of work experience in working with public and community projects during implementation with a range of stakeholders with demonstrated practical experience in community engagement, land acquisition, social analysis, planning and management of a range of social dimensions Gender Based Violence (GBV), Sexual Transmitted diseases HIV/ AIDS, labour issues, dealing with complaints, knowledge with Grievances Redress Mechanisms (GRM).
  • Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience in navigating complex social and environment problems, thinking creatively and holistically about problems, and identifying and gaining consensus on cross-sector solutions.
  • Established and documented evidence of knowledge of community driven development.
  • Established and documented evidence of knowledge /working with lenders projects such as World Bank safeguards requirements i.e. Resettlement Policies and procedures will be an added advantage.
  •  Excellent consensus-building, multi-cultural, and inter-personal skills; Strong team building and mentoring capabilities.
  •  Excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Must be Fluent in both English and Swahili
  • Must be knowledgeable in the Tanzania administrative settings and hierarchy in addition to having a deep understanding of the cultures and norms of the communities that will be impacted by the project including those that will be covered by the LADP activities.
  • Good computing skills word, excel, access power point, outlook etc including knowledge of software packages for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets; Familiarity with modern communication systems (such as Internet, worldwide web, email, etc.
  • Experience working within international and donor organization contexts and especially familiarity with the policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies is an advantage.

Candidates’ Reporting Obligations

The Community Development Officer shall be under the direct supervision of the Ngara LADP Coordinator. The officer shall be located in the Ngara, Tanzania.

Deliverables

The candidate is expected to work with other specialist at the District and submit:

  • A brief narrative/weekly/monthly report outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific weekly/monthly outputs; s An outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable week/month;
  •  Stakeholder consultation documentation to include full minutes of meetings of discussion at different levels in the Districts include attendance logs, photos etc.
  • Prepared monitoring reports and progress of the social related issues during project implementation phase.

 Candidates’ Reporting Obligations

The Environmental Expert shall work under direct supervision of and reports to LADP District Coordinator. The Environmental Expert shall be located in the Ngara District (TANZANIA).

Deliverables

The candidate is expected to produce and submit:

  • A brief narrative/weekly/monthly report outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific weekly/monthly outputs. s An outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable week/monthly/quarter.
  •  Any document requested guideline, ESMP, progress reports, among others.
  • Approved all related to contractors’ ESMP, monitoring and progress reports during implementation.
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly ESHS monitoring reports for individual projects submitted to NELSAP through LADP Coordinator, that will report to agreed EHS metrics.
  •  All other reports and documents related to implementation of LADP projects as might be needed from time to time.

How to apply:

  • Interested Applicants should apply by submitting:
  • A cover of letter with statement on applicant’s interest in the given assignment and suitability based on the given ToR to be addressed to:

District Executive Director,
Ngara District Council,
RO.BOX 30.
Ngara.
KAGERA.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including date of birth and nationality.
  • Copies of academic & professional training certificates.

APPLY through the email: ded@ngaradc.go.tz with a copy to nelsapprocurement@nilebasin.org (In the application letter clearly mark the position you are applying for, example application of LADP Ngara Procurement Officer, etc )

Deadline for submission is on 20th October 2021 before 17:00 hours Tanzania time

Only candidates who meet the requirements and are short-listed for the interview – will be contacted.