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Senior Social Planning Officer at Roads Authority

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Roads Authority

The Roads Authority (RA) was created by Act No. 3 of 2006 to ensure that public roads are constructed, maintained or rehabilitated at all times; and to advise the Minister, and where appropriate, the Minister responsible for Local Government on the preparation and efficient and effective
implementation of the Annual National Roads Programme.

The Roads Authority (RA)is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant posts:

Senior Social Planning Officer (Grade RA5)

This post is tenable at the RA Headquarters in Lilongwe.The role of the Senior Social Planning Officer is to promote social safeguards planning, management and mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS, Disability, Gender Equality and other social issues in all road infrastructure development and maintenance
undertakings in the Roads Authority.

The Senior Social Planning Officer will report to the Environmentaland Social Planning Manager and will specifically be responsible for:

i) Developing, reviewing and updating policy statements articulating the Roads Authority’s response to social issues;
ii) Developing, reviewing and updating management procedures and guidelines to continually improve the management of social issues in the development and maintenance of the road infrastructure network;
iii) Monitoring and supervising Contractors and consultants to ensure compliance with all national
legislative donors’ safeguards instruments governing social issues;
iv) Coordinating social impact assessment components of the economic feasibility and preliminary or
detailed engineering design services, including but not limited to the preparation of terms of reference, administration of contracts and quality control;
v) Coordinating issues of public disclosures, endorsements and cut-off dates on road infrastructure
projects with regard to social impact assessments and ensure they are timely executed at feasibility stage and adhered to at implementation stage;
vi) Coordinating involuntary resettlement and compensation procedures for projects and ensuring
that resettlement action plans are developed and implemented in a timely manner thereby reducing
related delays in project’s implementation;
vii) Reviewing document submissions arising from entered contracts as part of an approval process;
viii) Mainstreaming of crosscutting issues such as HIV/AIDS, GBV/SEA and gender balance in the delivery of works in road infrastructure development and maintenance contract documentations;
ix) Briefing and keeping projects’ implementation monitoring engineers informed of the social issues
and management plans on a particular contract, highlighting what needs to be managed through
the contract and the responsibilities of supervision consultants with respect to the supervision of these activities;
x) Monitoring implementation of social management recommendations and plans by consultants and
xi) Advising stakeholder agencies on the management of social issues relevant to road infrastructure development and maintenance; and
xii) Producing periodic reports.

The desired candidate must have the following qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities:

i) Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science such as Sociology, Social Development, Development Studies or other areas relevant to the assignment;
ii) At least 5 years ofexperience in social management and monitoring of large infrastructure projects;
iii) Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
iv) Good computer literacy;
v) Ability to work in a team environment and
vi) Good communication skills both oral and written.

Method Of Application

Interested candidates should submit their applications under confidential cover together with detailed and updated Curriculum Vita (CV) that clearly stipulates the date of birth of the applicant, names of three traceable referees and copies of certificates to:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Roads Authority
Function Building
Off Paul Kagame Road
Private Bag B346

Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 31st May 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.