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Under the supervision of the Health, Safety, Social and Environment (HSSE) Manager, Social Coordinator will coordinate with/support the HSSE team to implement, monitor and evaluate of the social management plans (SMPs) of Van Phong 1 Thermal Power Plant Project (“the Project”) in line with VPCL’s commitment with the Lenders, guided by the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards.
B. Role and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the following SMPs:
- Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP)
- Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP)
- Land Acquisition Audit (Action plan) (LAA)
2. Beside above-mentioned plans, he/she will coordinate with other team members to implement other SMPs as: Community Development Plan (CDP), Community Health and Safety management plan (CHSMP) and Project Induced In-Migration Management Plan (PIIMP).
The detailed tasks to be carried out under the above mentioned responsibilities consist of but are not limited to the followings:
a. Maintain regular communication and coordinate with the local authorities in order to carry out the above SMPs’ activities;
b. Consult with relevant stakeholders (such as authorities, village heads, communities’ members, local mass organizations such as Women’s Union, Health Clinic or schools’ principals, etc.) in order to:
• Develop detailed action/implementation plans for components of the above SMPs;
• Carry out the plans.
c. Follow up with periodic monitoring, evaluation and reports committed in the SMPs (Ex.: Quarterly stakeholder perception survey or Monthly project progress updates to local authorities, etc.)
d. Documentation of activities and stakeholder engagement that has completed or occurred (Flash or full reports, field notes, meeting minutes or updating stakeholder engagement log, etc.);
e. Manage and update the database of displaced households by land acquisition for the Project;
• Participate in regular CSR meeting
• Ensure the Project’s relevant information is properly disclosed
3. Coordinate with other team members to prepare for annual evaluation of the Livelihood restoration programs
4. Keep track of periodic reports’ deadlines and compile them as required by the Lenders;
5. Manage the Community Liaison Officer (CLO);
1. Preferably a degree in development studies or extensive experience working for civil society organizations (NGOs or social enterprises), fairly competent in project management and implementation;
2. Adequate knowledge and understanding of international performance standards (IFC’s Performance Standards, Equator Principles, World Bank or ADB), especially in social performance of construction/infrastructure projects;
3. Adequate knowledge and understanding of the administration system and working procedures of government agencies;
4. Ability to multitask and handle multiple on-going projects simultaneously;
5. Social skills and personalities: Honest, friendly, highly adaptable, resilient and flexible. Team Work. Proactive. Confidence;
6. Proficiency in both English and Vietnamese is a must.