[VACANCY] Social Performance Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, MBA/MSc/MA

Experience: 12 years

Location: Sokoto

Job Field: Media / Advertising / Branding

Objectives: The successful applicant will manage and oversee the social development aspects of BUA’s Sokoto Plant operations. This will include, but not be limited to; stakeholder engagement and interaction, oversight and management of community development initiatives, management and monitoring of resettlement activities, livelihood monitoring, community health and safety, and grievance management. The social performance specialist will report directly to BUA’s Health, Safety, Environment, and Community (HSEC) Director to ensure a consistent and considered management approach is implemented across the environmental, health, safety, and community areas.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the existing Corporate Services department to implement a robust and inclusive stakeholder engagement approach incorporating key stakeholders such as national, state, and local government, religious and community leaders, and local communities.
  • Develop and implement an informed approach to community and local development projects through the adoption of a Community Development Plan (CDP).
  • Support the HSEC director in the development, implementation, and reporting of lender E&S requirements and deliverables.
  • Assume responsibility and oversight of BUA’s resettlement activities, including stakeholder engagement, development of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP), monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Support the Corporate Services department in the management of the community grievance management mechanism, including reviewing received grievances, identifying trends and systemic issues, and ensuring timely feedback and resolution.
  • Play a key role in developing, implementing, and enhancing BUA’s social development strategy, through advising the HSEC director, engaging stakeholders, and supporting colleagues.
  • Ensure community health and safety concerns and impacts are adequately identified, assessed, and mitigated.
  • Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to both BUA policies and good international industry practice.
  • Provide oversight of BUA Cement (Sokoto) security management approach and ensure adoption and adherence to good international industry practice.

Key Competencies:

  • Postgraduate degree in a social science-related field or similar (sociology, anthropology, international relations, political science, development studies).
  • 12+ years of experience in a socio-economic/development role.
  • Demonstrated skills and direct work experience with at least: community development, public consultations, resettlement, monitoring and evaluation, and grievance redress mechanisms.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of good international industry practice, including IFC Performance Standards and EHS Guidelines.
  • Ability and proven experience to manage large-scale resettlement projects by the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 5.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive dialogue with key stakeholders, including local communities, government, and lenders.
  • Experience working with the Government of Nigeria, including in-depth knowledge of country systems. Experience working in Sokoto State is a plus.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Hausa.


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