Environmental Specialist at World Bank Uganda

The mission of the World Bank’s Africa Region Environment, Natural Resources, Water, and Disaster Risk Management Unit (AFTNW3) within the Africa Sustainable Development Department is to lead the work in the region in the areas of environmental protection, water and natural resources and disaster risk management. The unit is managing a significant portfolio of lending projects and AAA work, and it provides environmental technical support to a range of projects to enhance their environmental sustainability, and to ensure their compliance with the World Bank’s environmental (safeguard) policies. To support the environmental sustainability of the Bank’s program, AFTNW3 unit is seeking to hire an Environmental Specialist to be based in Uganda, to provide environmental support to the Uganda program and, as needed, to projects in neighboring countries.
2 Year Term – Local Appointment – Level GF
Duties & Responsibilities
The tasks that this specialist is expected to carry out include:-
        i.            Advise client (governments and beneficiaries) counterparts and task team leaders  on the environmental issues related to their projects, the best ways to mainstream environmental aspects into project design (including capacity building, awareness raising, public consultation and disclosure), as well as measures needed to ensure compliance with the Bank’s environmental policies related to their projects.
      ii.            Contribute to the preparation of the project documentation: concept note (PCN), appraisal document ( PAD), project information document (PID) and integrated safeguards data sheet (ISDS).
    iii.            Carry out quality reviews of the environmental safeguard documentation submitted by counterparts.
    iv.            Advise client counterparts and TTLs on the environmental issues related to their projects under implementation, draw on experience of the World Bank and others in order to advise on good practice, and contribute accordingly to the supervision of the project by providing specific oversight on the implementation of the environmental safeguards mitigation and monitoring arrangements.
      v.            Provide contributions to supervision mission aide-memoires, ISRs and ICRs, as applicable, and participate in thematic safeguards reviews as needed.
    vi.            Contribute to policy dialogue with client counterparts, and provide training on environmental issues to clients/beneficiaries and also local World Bank staff.
  vii.            Represent the World Bank at technical meetings, and environmental fora in Uganda and neighboring countries.
Qualifications
·         The desired candidate should be holder of an advanced degree (post graduate degree) in engineering, ecology/environmental sciences/natural resource management or other relevant discipline, with at least 10 years relevant professional experience with no less than 5 years experience in environment and social assessment.
How to Apply
Electronic Applications:
For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at
www.worldbank.org/careers . Click on >employment opportunities >professional/ technical staff opportunities – current vacancies > job # 121718. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date is 29th July 2012.
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