Social Safeguards Specialist

Ahmedabad Peri-urban Livability Improvement Project - APLIP/IC1/01-10 Individual consultants to be posted at a Project Management Unit -1# Social Safeguards Specialist (PMU)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The consultant will be responsible for all tasks related to social safeguards and will assist AUDA in implementing the APLIP in compliance with ADB’s Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009 (SPS 2009) safeguards requirements 2 (involuntary resettlement) and 3 (indigenous peoples) and applicable government law and regulations. The consultant will need to prepare and/or update and finalize all social safeguard documents, oversee the implementation of resettlement plans and social safeguards measures proposed in the respective resettlement plans, carry out social safeguards monitoring measures. The consultant also be responsible for consultations and disclosure and grievance redress, and submission of social safeguards monitoring reports to ADB, and implementing any corrective actions as needed to ensure compliance. The consultant will also be responsible for preparation-monitoring-appraisal-evaluation of summary poverty reduction and social strategy (SPRSS), social impact categorization and other checklists. The consultant will prepare a gender-sensitive inclusive community awareness and participation plan (CAPP) for the project, within first quarter of Loan approval.

Project Description
Government of Gujarat (GoG) has applied for loan financing from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Ahmedabad Peri-urban Livability Improvement Project (APLIP). The Urban Development and Urban Housing Department (UDUHD) of GoG will be the executing agency (EA) and Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) will be implementing agency (IA) for APLIP. The expected outputs of the APLIP are (a) Basic urban infrastructure in Ahmedabad peri-urban area improved comprising of water supply, sewerage, storm water drainage and junction improvement on Saradar Patel Ring Road; and (b) Capacity of state urban development authorities, urban local bodies, and communities in urban service delivery improved.
Screening Criteria 1
The expert shall have master’s degree preferably in Development Studies/ Social Science or equivalent

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