AECOM is biding as the programme management consultant for a prestigious Road Development project in Maharashtra. As a result, we are seeking highly skilled Project Management professionals to oversee the Social and Gender Development Specialist aspects of this project and pay particular attention to the control of costs and deadlines.
- Implement the community participation plan and report progress on the monitoring format
- Identify all affected vulnerable female households in the project area and ensure they benefit from appropriate mitigation measures, and/or linked to poverty alleviation/ livelihood restoration program;
- Implement the activities indicated in the project GAP and social documents;
- Guide and support on the identification and involvement of disadvantaged women, the poor and indigenous communities in the project activities and the generation of benefits for them.
- Ensure that the targets included in the GAP are implemented (these include but not limited to) (i) 25% women in construction work; (ii) all women staff in MMRRDA trained on road safety awareness, road asset management, contract management, financial management, climate-resilient design and construction; (iii) at least 33% women participate in project orientation, planning of project roads; (iv) 30% girls/women trained on road safety and on gender based violence (including sexual exploitation and human trafficking) and STI prevention; and (vi) 50% eligible women workers in project areas trained to acquire skills on road construction and maintenance.
- Review the manuals prepared on construction and maintenance of rural road and ensure that the manuals have gender-inclusive design
- Review the number of schools and students in project areas and in consultation with other experts ensure at least 50% of identified students, teachers, and parents covering (at least 30% girls/women) from schools along project roads trained on road safety and trained on gender-based violence (including exploitation and human trafficking) and STI prevention
- Conduct training need assessment with women workers and ensure at least 50% of eligible women workers in project areas acquire skills on road construction and maintenance.
Provide guidance and support on other social dimensions such as road safety, land donation etc.
- Mobilize local community especially women to participate women in project activities
- Make regular field visits and inspections, identify issues; and in consultation with PIUs advise on actions.
- Prepare a component-wise annual plan and budget for gender and development activities, and integrate this in the overall annual plan of the project;
- Prepare GAP implementation schedule;
- Ensure implementation and monitoring of GAP;
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress, and project completion reports and ensure submission of the GAP progress in the GAP monitoring and reporting format;
- Provide social and gender inputs for all the trainings both at institution and community levels;
- Monitor and report on social, gender and poverty aspects of project implementation;
- Develop and operate monitoring and reporting formats for different social aspects of project implementation;
- Provide support to the Regional SE and PIUs in monitoring and reporting on social aspects of project implementation;
- Support the Regional SE and PIUs as required in training initiatives for capacity development of the poor, women and other disadvantaged groups;
- Provide guidance in developing policy, programs and procedures of the project to implement the GAP and enhance contribution to social development;
- Assist the TL to plan, design, prepare curriculum, deliver, monitor and evaluate training/orientation program on gender and social analysis, and support incorporating gender aspects in the training for the project targeted participants;
- Review and if necessary, revise the GAP;
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress, and project completion reports on social, gender and poverty aspects; and Perform other duties as may be assigned by the TL in consultation with the Project Director.
+ a) Qualification - Master's degree in Sociology, gender and development or other relevant fields of Social Sciences.b) Total Professional Experience - 10 years with 5 years in gender analysis, community activities and implementation of gender actions, sociological aspect/ resettlement issues in a linear project. c) Project-related Experience - 3 years of experience of Resettlement and Rehabilitation issues for an externally-funded project. 5 years of experience in dealing with Safeguard and Gender related issues in accordance with the requirement of development partner; familiarity with the government system, profound communication skill with the local stakeholders.
Master's degree in Sociology, gender and development or other relevant fields of Social Sciences.
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