Job Title:     Social Resettlement Compensation Specialist

Location:     Tanzania - Dar es saalm
Office Location:    Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Description   
 We are now accepting applicants for Social/Resettlement/Compensation Specialist candidates for water and sanitation projects located throughout Africa.
Job Responsibilities:
·Ensure overall compliance of CDM Smith’s contract with the client as it relates to social issues including budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on the assignment
· Leadership of the social components of the project
· Regular reporting to CDM Smith, our client, local government institutions, and other stakeholders as required by the client, and CDM Smith
·Oversee remedial actions to avoid or mitigate implementation delays, cost overruns, poor quality of studies, and unmitigated social impacts
·Screen all sites identified for civil works to determine need for involuntary resettlement
·Develop resettlement plans in accordance with client’s resettlement policy if any of the sites for rehabilitation or expansion will result in involuntary resettlement
.  Assess land issues, titles, and the potential impact of the ensuing project. Identify compensation needs for resettlement impacts
·Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program
· Monitor and report on contractor compliance with the site specific social management plans and health and safety plans
· Participate in meetings with the client, CDM Smith project team and other key stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications  
· Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
·15+ years of experience in the social/resettlement/compensation projects associated with the implementation of medium to large civil projects in accordance with international standards
·A minimum of 5 years of experience in developing countries in the sub-Saharan Africa
·Previous experience on water and sanitation projects with a preference for projects in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
·The specialist should have in-depth understanding of and international best practices and policy on involuntary resettlement issues
·Substantial experience in community mobilization and analysis of resettlement issues, preferably in Africa, will be a great advantage.
·As a resettlement specialist, the candidate should have thorough understanding of resettlement checklists and guidelines of international donor agencies.
·Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to prepare reports, presentations and briefing materials
·Ability to work as part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team, often operating under tight deadlines and timetables;
·Ability to speak local languages (Africa) is preferred but not required.