Name of Client:
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Length of Consultancy Assignment:
Start Date: 28 January 2019
Completion Date: 1 February 2022
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The project is aimed at improving port operations in Nauru by building a wharf, breakwater, and a berth pocket at Aiwo, reconstructing port buildings and the container storage area, and strengthening the institutional capacity of the Port Authority of Nauru.
PRIMEX’s International Gender and Community Development Specialist is responsible for the following tasks: (i) overall responsibility for community, gender, and land issues, as well as social safeguards; (ii) development of Consultation and Communications Plan (CCP) through the Project Management Unit (PMU) to PAN; (iii) conduct of community consultations (including interviews) with special consideration towards gender issues and concerns; (iv) ensuring that all leases are in place and no objection is issued by ADB prior to commencement of any physical works; (v) establishment of a project grievance redress mechanism (GRM) and grievance redress committee and implementation and monitoring of the GRM; (vi) development of a gender action plan (GAP) and assisting with its implementation; (vii) review of contractors’ plans (i.e., gender activities, health and safety program, etc.) and, when necessary, providing feedback and recommendations to improve the application of plans; (viii) provision of general assistance to PMU regarding implementation of land, gender and community, and social safeguard measures including monitoring and reporting; (ix) provision of inputs into project deliverables and reports, such as the Due Diligence Report (DDR), Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan (LARP) (if necessary), Semi-Annual Safeguard Monitoring Reports (SASMRs), etc.; and (x) provision of training and capacity building to national counterparts (i.e. PMU, PAN, etc.) via relevant seminars and workshops.