Job Position of Environmental Risk Management Specialist at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 8 July 2022)

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Environmental Risk Management Specialist at SPIU REMA: (Deadline 8 July 2022)

Job description

  1. Prepare the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and the grievance mechanism and ensure they guide implementation of the entire project
    2. Outlines the project risks and the safeguard measures to be adopted,
    3. Assist the Sector Specialist in analyzing technical feasibility of subprojects during the subproject review process, with particular emphasis on environmental issues;
    4. Oversee/develop/coordinate implementation of all safeguard related plans;
    5. Ensure social and environmental grievances are managed effectively and transparently;
    6. Monitor progress in development/implementation of the project ESMP ensuring that UNDPs Social and Environmental Standards policy (SES) is fully met and the reporting requirements are fulfilled;
    7. Oversee/develop/coordinate implementation of all safeguard related plans;
    8. Review the SESP annually, and update and revise corresponding risk log; mitigation/management plans as necessary;
    9. Ensure full disclosure with concerned stakeholders;
    10. Ensure environmental and social risks are identified, avoided, mitigated and managed throughout project implementation;
    11. Organize and supervise participatory environmental monitoring and auditing within project site in collaboration with Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Specialist, field environmentalists, and the Community Development Specialist
    12. In collaboration with M&E Specialist ensure that monitoring of the Environmental related results indicators (as per the projects results framework) are conducted on quarterly basis;
    13. In collaboration with the Communication Specialist ensure that the achievements on Environmental related results indicators (as per the projects results framework) are documented and disseminated
    14. Close follow up of the development of studies that LDCF3 Project will undertake
    15. Review the Safeguards Screening Procedure (SESP) annually, and update and revise corresponding risk log; mitigation/management plans as necessary;
    16. Ensure and supervise the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) for project financed activities.
    17. Lead development of all reports to the donors related to environment and social management for the project;
    18. Assist the Project coordinator in analyzing technical feasibility of subprojects during subproject review process, with particular emphasis on environmental issues;
    19. Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to (i) identify adequate environmental indicators for Co-Management Interventions (CMIs) and (Community Driven Development (CDD) sub-projects, and (ii) ensure timely and adequate monitoring of project activity implementation to ensure environmental and social issues are considered and reported on time;
    20. In collaboration with the Community Development Specialist, organize trainings and study tour for projects beneficiaries;
    21. Organize and supervise participatory environmental monitoring and auditing within project site in collaboration with Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Specialist and other relevant project management unit team or SPIU team;
    22. To Coordinate and liaise with REMA, Districts and UNDP to ensure effective mainstreaming of social and environment safeguard issues into the implementation of project activities;
    23. Perform any other activities directly related to the project objectives that will be assigned by the project Coordinators.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Management

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management

3 Years of relevant experience

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies

3 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Familiarity with the WB Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) consider a distinct advantage
  • Environmental and Impact Assessment (EIA) Skills
  • Experience with social/ environmental safeguards, preferably with World Bank, AfDB, EU and other Donor’s funded projects

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