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The World Bank is seeking a Senior Social Development Specialist


Objective of the position: to contribute to and manage Social Development activities and ensure the social sustainability of the World Bank’s lending portfolio in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.  The successful candidate will be located in the World Bank Regional Office in Bucharest, Romania.  ECSSD provides lending, analytical work and technical assistance which supports the client governments’ overarching objective of achieving equitable, environmentally and socially sustainable growth and prosperity.  The successful candidate is expected to lead and monitor tasks relating to Social Development , to contribute to operational activities at all stages of the project cycle, to conduct independent research, coordination, strengthening and liaison functions with the government, project implementation entities, donors and other development partners.

Recruitment into this position is open to: individuals with Advanced Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Spatial Development or related social sciences and at least 8 years of directly relevant experience.  Solid background in social inclusion and regional planning and development, and in at least two of the following competencies  – social analysis (socio-political analysis, participatory research, social impact analysis, institutional analysis), social cohesion and violence prevention, social accountability, and community driven development.  Strong oral and written communications skills in English and Romance language, Slavic Language and/or Romani, creativity and problem-solving skills.  Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, July 16, 2012.  

Qualified candidates may apply on-line at and choose vacancy #121558.   Please note that you will need to register before submitting your application and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  The closing date is 6:00pm July 11, 2012.  Questions may be directed to Mihaela Dumitrascu at


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