Social Specialist / Senior Social Specialist (Gender)

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Washington, D.C
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

Develops guidance notes for integrating gender, diversity, and inclusion into DFC's environmental and social policy implementation related to the social risk and impact aspects of DFC-supported operations.

Coordinates with DFC's Gender Policy/2X team, Chief Development Officer, and others on agency-wide policy development related to gender.

Screens potential projects for gender related and overall social risks and recommends the appropriate level of due diligence.

Identifies, collects, and provides in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential gendered impacts as well as overall social impacts of proposed projects on the workforce and other affected groups. Coordinates reviews with environmental and social experts as necessary.

Based on relevant information and discussions with investors, prepares social and environmental assessment for projects against DFC's policy requirements and international standards. Makes recommendations to DFC management regarding project eligibility and conditionality against those requirements.

Monitors social, labor, human rights, and gender-related (and as assigned, environmental, health, and safety) impacts of previously approved DFC projects through analyses of third-party monitoring reports and site visits. Prepares reports identifying issues on non-compliance and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective action.

Liaises with gender-focused civil society organizations, NGOs, technical organizations, and gender specialists in other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions to build strategic partnerships and opportunities for institutional learning.

Reviews and provides feedback on gender considerations to DFC's development impact identification, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or request a legally required exception from this requirement.


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than 30 days after the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-12 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes analyzing social (including gender) impacts of private sector investments in at least two sectors (i.e. agriculture, financial intermediaries, infrastructure, extractives) against international standards, such as those issued by the International Finance Corporation.

You may qualify at the GS-13 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that includes supporting the identification, data collection, and analysis of relevant information concerning the potential gendered and other impacts of proposed projects on affected communities and the project workforce; reviewing gaps between national and international legal and regulatory frameworks; and preparing social and environmental impacts assessments with a gender lens.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must:
1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria;
2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and
3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.
For more information: .

If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).
Telework Suitability : The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment : Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the DFC (if later than November 22, 2021). DFC will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

Work Schedule : This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

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