Environmental and Social Management Specialist Jobs – East African Development Bank (EADB)

Organisation:
East African Development Bank (EADB)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
General
About EADB:
The East African Development
Bank (EADB) is an international development finance institution, whose mandate
is to promote the sustainable economic development of East Africans.
Shareholders of the EADB are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, the African Development
Bank (AfDB), and other international financial institutions.
Job Summary:  The Environmental and Social Management
Specialist will provide environmental and social management technical advice
and support to the bank’s stakeholders in particularly with regard to
investment projects. The incumbent will conduct research and investigations to
identify, abate and advise on elimination of environmental hazards. The
jobholder will ensure compliance to the Bank’s related policies, regulatory
frameworks and global trends.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Develop,
review and implement environmental, social management and climate finance
policies and guidelines for the Bank.
·        
Work
with stakeholders including regulators to enforce compliance and improve
Environment and Social standards of the institution.
·        
Prepare
and share position papers on the environmental, social management and climate
finance strategy and standards of the Bank.
·        
Raise
awareness and provide training on environment, social and climate finance issues
and related risk management standards and practices in the Bank.
·        
Advise
on the environmental issues related to investment projects, and advise on the
best ways to mainstream environmental aspects into project design (including
capacity building, awareness raising, public consultation and disclosure).
·        
Contribute
to the project appraisal processes by reviewing, analysing and advising on
social and environmental impact/risks, and in case of climate finance projects
by reviewing, analysing and advising on monitoring, reporting and verification
framework adopted and appropriate mitigation measures on investment projects.
Advise on best practice, and contribute accordingly to the supervision of the
projects by providing specific oversight on the implementation of the
environmental and social mitigation and monitoring arrangements.
·        
Review
applicable environmental permits and permit conditions associated with
projects.
·        
Understand
the global and regional strategic focus with regards to environmental and
social matters.
·        
Stay
abreast with national and international legislation, contribute to policy
dialogue with stakeholders in the region and advise the Bank accordingly.
·        
Represent
the Bank in technical meetings related to environmental and social management.
·        
Prepare
environmental compliance reports with action plans for management.
·        
Perform
any other duties assigned by Management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
ideal candidate should be holder of an advanced degree (post graduate degree)
in engineering, ecology/environmental sciences/natural resource management or
other relevant discipline,
·        
A
minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience with no less than 5
years’ experience in environment and social management roles and no less than 1
year experience in dealing with climate finance issues.
·        
Significant
exposure and experience in developing and managing Environment and Social
programs in DFIs or large corporates, or providing Environment & social
risk management advisory services to clients 
will an added advantage;
·        
Demonstrated
technical knowledge of best available practices related to Environment and
Social risk management standards and practices for financial sector including
climate finance;
·        
Proven
ability and experience in conceptualizing, designing and implementing major
projects and producing comprehensive reports or studies;
·        
Demonstrated
professional leadership and ability to lead a team of professionals in the
execution of major project components;
·        
Ability
to engage with various stakeholders, effective influencing skills and
demonstrated diplomacy;
·        
Strong
leadership, organizational, and communications skills; ability to communicate
ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions
·        
Strong
presentation skills
·        
Relevant
experience working in the EAC region is desirable
·        
Excellent
English (written and spoken), communication skills are essential. Knowledge of
Kiswahili will be an added advantage.
How to Apply: 
If you are a national of one
of the EADB member states and your career aspirations match the aforementioned
job role, please send your application online at the link below
Deadline: 14th
December, 2016

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