Search for ENVIRONMENTAL

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Selection Criteria • A Master’s degree or above in environment and/or natural resource science, environmental policy or engineering, or similar relevant disciplines. • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the environmental sector, including proven experience in environment, health and safety (EHS); environment impact assessment; risk assessment; occupational, health and safety (OHS); due diligence, environmental site assessment, and compliance audits. • Good knowledge of environmental legislation, regulatory and institutional arrangements in African countries. Knowledge of the EIA process, procedures and legislation in the AFCC1 countries will be an advantage. • Experience with the application of the World Bank’s environmental safeguards policies; and ample knowledge of the ESF and applications. • Demonstrated knowledge of international standards and codes of practices in the environment sector including WBG Environmental and Social Standards (ESSs). • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English. • Proven leadership and management capacity • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and writing skills, including ability to write concisely and translate technical knowledge and ideas into fluent, understandable, French and English; • Having worked as a Task Team Leader (TTL) and work experience in an FCV locations is highly desirable. Technical Competencies: • Environmental implications on Policy, Institutions, and Operations -Solid understanding of the implications of environment on policy, institutions, and operations. • Analytical Tools for Environmental and Social Sustainability - Extensive experience conducting environmental analysis, deriving results that resonate with the client; ability to coach others in the application of the tools. • Participation and Consultation - Extensive experience conducting environmental and social development consultative and participatory approaches, deriving results that resonate with the client; ability to coach others in the application of the interventions. • Environmental Safeguards - Experience successfully applying the social safeguard policies. • ESF – Knowledge of 10 Standards and the mechanics of ESCP and ESRC • Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-practice areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-practice work in lending and non-lending operations. • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level. • Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.

Job Description:

  • Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy (ENB) Global Practice has five key business lines consisting of Lending and non-lending services in (1) Forests, Watersheds and Sustainable Landscapes (‘Green Business line’); (2) Marine, Coastal, Aquatic Resources and Ocean Health (‘Blue Economy Business line’); (3) Pollution Management and Environmental Health (‘Pollution Management Business line’); (4) Environmental Economics, Policies and Institutions Business line, and (5) Safeguards/ Environmental Risk Management Business line: delivery of effective environmental risk management and sustainability by managing risk at the project level and creating opportunities to advance sustainable development. This includes provision of high-quality and timely safeguards services across the Bank, including current safeguards policies and the effective implementation of the new Environment and Social Framework (ESF) that was roll out on October 1, 2018. The ENB Global Practice in Sub Saharan Africa includes four units SAFE1, SAFE2, SAFE3 and SAFE4. SAFE4 covers Western and Central Africa; and manage operations in a variety of areas such as natural resources management, coastal zone management, forestry, pollution, climate change, landscape and terrestrial and marine natural resources. In addition, the unit, like other ENR GP units provides environmental safeguards and ESF services across all sectors and projects. The AFCC1 countries include Cameroon, Gabon Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, and Republic of Congo. Due to growing business needs and increasing complexity of the portfolio, there now exist a need for an Environmental Specialist to be based in the Yaoundé office with reporting relationship to the Country Director and the Practice Manager based in Washington DC. Duties and Responsibilities: ENB GP is seeking a highly qualified Environmental Specialist who will work on all aspect of ESF/Safeguards, providing environmental risk management support to World Bank projects and possibly identify new business opportunities on ENB in the Cameroon Country Management Unit (CMU). Based in the World Bank Country Office in Yaoundé, Cameoon, the specialist would provide environmental impact/risk management project support in the following areas: • During project preparation: assess the project’s potential environmental footprint and determine which of the Bank’s safeguards policies and/or ESS will be triggered; guide the borrower/project implementation agency in process of preparing the necessary safeguard instruments and review them for quality; contribute well-written summaries of key safeguards instruments for inclusion in project documentation; and assist in the preparation of Environmental and Social Risk Classifications (ESRCs) and Environmental and Social Commitment Plans (ESCPs). This will also entail helping staff or client to assure the quality of project documentation before submission to the Regional Safeguards Adviser (RSA)/Environment and Social Standards Adviser (ESSA) Secretariat for review and approval. • Provide expert guidance and support for the screening of Bank projects for environmental risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities and identify risk management opportunities/strategies including labor influx, occupational health and safety and climate change mitigation and adaptation in Bank projects • In accordance with the Bank’s ESF, determine the appropriate Environment and Social (E&S) Risk classification and review the risk classification assigned to the project on a regular basis. In determining and managing E&S risk, use the ESSs related guidance and good practice notes, as well as internationally accepted good industry practice for informed decision making. • Ensure compliance of all project financed activities, including those relating to associated facilities with the WB’s Safeguards policies and the ESSs and the Bank Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines, as well as Good International Industry Practice (GIIP). • During both preparation and implementation: go beyond narrow policy compliance to looking for opportunities to improve the environmental outcomes of the project. Work closely with the project task team and especially the Social Safeguards Specialist assigned to each operation and provide back up support as required. • Using the ESCP as a key tool, provide expert advice to borrowers/recipients on the assessment of environmental and social risks, evaluate all relevant information, recommend solutions and ensure detailed, targeted management and action plans are developed and steps taken for projects to comply with the Bank’s ESF • Work with Regional ESF/Safeguards Coordinator, as well as with other dedicated environmental safeguards specialists and STCs; and foster cross-sectoral collaboration with the Social Team. • Identifying and developing new business in ENB in the CMU using environmental Management, Forestry, and Biodiversity as entry points, and • Contributing as required to the broader work of ENB GP on improving environmental sustainability. • Participate in review meetings and represent SAFE4 in relevant Bank-wide initiatives; represent the Bank in donor meetings on the environment; and contribute to knowledge generation and diffusion within the region and beyond. • Regularly complete all project related reporting requirements in Bank system and provide project related synopsis to management as and when required. For more information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O. Interested candidates should apply online vis the website, https://worldbankgroup.csod.com

Employer : Cameroonjobs

Location : www.cameroonjobs.net

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Selection Criteria Have at least a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences/Management (Natural Resource Management, Geography, Biology, Ecotoxicology, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Management, etc.) and an additional training in environmental assessment. Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA), namely in preparing and implementing the ESA instruments (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, lifecycle analysis, emergency response plans, etc.). Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the environmental and social safeguards policies/standards, procedures and practices of comparator Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) supporting the Regional Member Countries. Experience with international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in Africa is an advantage. Have a good knowledge and experience of project management and multi-criteria assessments, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation; have analytical skills to assess institutional capacity and to design / review practical arrangements for implementing complex projects’ E&S aspects, particularly in Africa. Be results oriented, able to work in a team, a meticulous analyst with a sense of detail, a persuasive communicator and an excellent copywriter. Listening to clients - providing effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting past challenges and challenges and gaining respect through the depth of demonstrated expertise, effectively managing various clients and country situations. Innovation and Change - Constantly seek more efficient and practical methods for the delivery of services and products as well as departmental process management and propose new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to develop effective working relationships with clients and colleagues. Have a good knowledge of the environmental and social issues facing Regional Member Countries (RMCs). Be able to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language. Master the use of MS Office software and have a good knowledge of SAP.

Job Description:

  • THE POSITION: The Principal Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Officer works under the supervision and overall direction of the Director of the Department of Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance (SNSC). Duties and responsibilities The Principal Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Officer’s core duties/responsibilities will include the following: Mainstreaming of environmental aspects in operations, including safeguards, gender and social inclusion. As task team member, he/she will provide support to Task Managers and Borrowers/Clients in identifying, mainstreaming and monitoring environmental and safeguard aspects/concerns in Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following: Provide E&S support to the Bank-funded projects and programmes, for both private and public sectors. Address environmental and social issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages. Assist Borrowers/Clients for the finalization of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the preparation of Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) documentation (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, etc.) to ensure compliance with the ISS. Review the ESA documentation submitted by the Borrowers/Clients as of the ISS and other Bank policies’ requirements. Draft the technical inputs of the E&S sections in Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Reports (PARs), Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and any other project related report as required. Draft and/or ameliorate reporting templates for use in implementing and monitoring social aspects and components of projects and programs. Contribute to the preparation of management responses to reports issued by the Bank independent accountability mechanism, and similar report. Liaise with co-financiers to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of environmental safeguard requirements. Policy and Compliance with E&S Requirements: Participate in the formulation, review and/or revision of the Bank environmental and social safeguard policies, procedures and guidelines. Provide policy guidance to Bank teams on environmental safeguard issues to enhance their awareness and the capacity of the projects and programmes to comply with the ISS. Capacity Building and Knowledge Management: Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building and training programs for staff within the Bank and in RMCs. Participate in, contribute and represent the Bank in internal and external trainings and conferences on environmental safeguards and mainstreaming as well as other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building. Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on environmental sustainability, environmental safeguards and/or the E&S performance of Bank financed projects and programmes. Undertake any other task as the Director of the Environment and Social Safeguards Department and/or the Regional Director General. Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG Apply for this position To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries. Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever. Interested candidates should apply via the website, https://www.afdb.org

Employer : Cameroonjobs

Location : www.cameroonjobs.net