World Bank Group (WBG) Job Opportunities – Environmental Engineer

 

Job Title:    Environmental Engineer

Organization: World Bank Group (WBG)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior Executive Assistant

 

About World Bank:

The World Bank is a
vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries
around the world. The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to
low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide
array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration,
infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and
environmental and natural resource management. Some of our projects are
co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial
banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.

 

Job Summary:  This position will be based in Kampala, Uganda
and will focus on the environmental risk management. Uganda has very large
infrastructure shortfall. As a result, the Bank has been investing heavily in
infrastructure in the country. This requires staff to implement the Bank’s
environmental risk management policies (including the Safeguard Policies and
the new Environmental and Social Framework, or ESF). All World Bank-supported
investment projects must meet ambitious environmental management standards. The
Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice is responsible for providing
technical support and oversight to all investment projects to meet these
obligations. While the primary responsibility of this position is on
environmental risk management, there will be some demand for support to the
management of World Bank financed projects in the area of environment, such as
landscapes programs, flood management and solid waste managent. There will also
be responsibility for support to the management of analytical work, technical
assistance to government and representation of the Bank on key development fora
as described in more detail below.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Environmental Engineer- will have the
following key responsibilities:

Environmental Risk
Management

·       
Ensure
the effective integration of environmental due diligence as defined by World
Bank Group (WBG) Environmental and Social Management Framework, safeguards
policies as well as international good practice documents (e.g. Equator
Principles) into the design, appraisal and implementation of WBG supported
projects (environmental lending portfolio and analytical work).

·       
Provide
experienced advice to client and counterpart organizations, project teams and
WBG management with regard to the preparation of environmental impact
assessments, including regional, strategic and cumulative assessments;
environmental management frameworks and plans, including plan for monitoring,
reporting and evaluation; public consultation plans; and specific plans related
to natural habitats conservation, natural resource management, pest management,
forest management, dam safety and international waterways management; such
advice will be based on a detailed analysis of baseline conditions, project
scope and impacts, requirements from national legal and institutional
frameworks and, and compliance with the WBG’s operational policies.

·       
Provide
experienced mentorship to clients in the preparation of project cycle
documentation including terms of reference (ToR) for environmental safeguard
instruments, such as environmental and social assessments (incl. strategic,
regional and cumulative); environmental and social management frameworks and
plans, Pest Management Plan, and supervising their implementation. Contract
specifications related to environmental safeguards and risks management,
particularly for large dams and water projects. Provide technical training for
the domestic EA practitioners on the WBG safeguard policies and requirements.

·       
Provide
environmental input in project documents in accordance with the Bank
operational policies including Project Concept Note (PCN), Integrated
Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and
Decision/Negotiations Packages, and assist with handling timely and accurate
disclosure procedures and public consultation requirements for all required
environmental assessment and management instruments.

·       
Work
closely with the Regional Safeguards Coordinators in the Africa region who are
responsible for assigning safeguards tasks and ensuring the quality of the
safeguards work and environmental risk management in the Region.

Project Operations
and Analytical Work

·       
Participate
in natural resource or environmental management projects and the policy dialog
with the government and other stakeholders on environment or natural resources.
This includes coordination with other financiers, review of sector policies,
strategies, and legislation. A particular focus will be to build a portfolio of
environment projects, which could include waste management, flood management,
forestry and land restoration, and protected areas management.

·       
Participate
as team member or team leader in the development and/or supervision of
implementation of environment or natural resources activities or components in
projects, including participation in identification missions; seeking and
developing opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and
policies in investment project operations; maintaining dialog with the client
and enhancing their capacity for understanding and compliance with on
environmental policies; and contributing to mission outputs such as back to
office reports (BTORs) and Aide Memoires.

·       
Facilitate
and maintain effective communication with relevant communities of practice,
including NGOs, academia, civil society, the private sector as well as
specialized international organizations in line with the Bank’s Disclosure
Policy and need to harmonize with clients and other international financial
institutions in the region. In particular, active participation in communities
of practice and global level technical innovation and knowledge sharing in the
area of pollution management, flood management, forestry and land restoration
will be an important component of this position.

·       
Actively
seek to learn World Bank Group procedures, and contribute to their improvement,
by participating in training offered, by developing a personal training
program, keeping abreast of research and development knowledge in the
environment and natural resources sector, and relevant safeguard management
process.

·       
Coordinate
and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Manager such as for
example, contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing
events.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
applicant for the World Bank Group Environmental Engineer job placement should
hold an advanced degree (PhD or Masters) degree in environmental engineering,
civil engineering or natural sciences. Required.

·       
A
minimum of five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the
engineering or environmental management sector is required.

·       
Fluency
in English is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).

·       
Knowledge
and experience in environmental assessment and management of environmental
compliance in investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive
or industrial activities is required.

·       
Confirmed
collaboration and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.

·       
A strong
sense of partnership and ability to work independently with limited
supervision.

·       
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills.

·       
Experience
working in different developing countries.

·       
Demonstrates
solid understanding of environmental/NRM/climate change policies, technologies
or strategies, and institutions needed to support development and for the
success of project and analytic work.

·       
Demonstrates
solid understanding of the roles of each WBG institution and its relationship
to environment/NRM/climate change.

·       
Demonstrates
strong knowledge of at least one relevant thematic business line, namely
“blue”, “brown”, “green”, climate change, and environmental risk management.

·       
Translates
technical analyses into policies, operations and/or research as they relate to
any of the following thematic business lines: “blue”, “brown”, “green”, climate
change, and environmental risk management.

·       
Provides
guidance and coaching to others on technical and operational matters.

·       
Willingness
to travel extensively in Uganda, the Africa region and possibly globally is
vital, including to remote rural areas.

 

Competencies Level
GF, Environmental Engineer:

·       
Integrative
skills: demonstrates ability to think and work across WBG, practices and
sectors

·       
Integrates
divergent viewpoints of multiple external and internal stakeholders into a
coherent project/program/ strategy

·       
Considers
corporate commitments (eg Gender, Climate) in project approach

·       
Policy
Dialogue skills: possesses political judgment, diplomatic acumen, and
negotiating skills

·       
Builds
and sustains key stakeholder relationships with government and other key
stakeholders

·       
Guides
clients and/or development partners in identifying key operational issues and
optional solutions with a demonstrated ability to bring together different
perspectives

·       
Leads
task teams, participates in formal negotiations, and assists government in
establishing priorities

·       
Knowledge
and Experience in Development arena: demonstrates sound knowledge of World Bank
Group’s Twin Goals and the complementarities among different World Bank Group
member institutions

·       
Demonstrates
deep understanding of policy making process and the role of own sector of
expertise in that process

·       
Fully
understands Bank’s development initiatives and policies and practices related
to l ending and non-lending operations

·       
Guides
research efforts and translates technical and cross-country knowledge into
practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies and
for discussions with clients and development partners

·       
Anticipates
client needs and requests and guides the development/ offering of relevant
tools to clients.

·       
Communication
and Influencing Skills: demonstrates the ability to influence and persuade
others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government,
international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior
staff and managers). Has ability to communicate and defend, orally and in
writing, challenges and positions to colleagues and management

 

Desired:

·       
Experience
working in developing countries, understanding the institutional and political
context and exposure to the national environmental policy challenges would be
an advantage.

·       
Experience
in the preparation of environmental safeguard/risk management documents of the
lending projects of the WBG or other international organizations is beneficial
but not required.

·       
Demonstrated
project management / operational skills, including occupational health and
safety management would be an advantage.

·       
Experience
working with contractors that have weak implementation capacity in the area of
environmental risk management would be an advantage.

 

How to Apply:  

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the World Bank in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications Online by
reviewing details at the web link below and clicking Apply Now on getting a
broader insight of vacancy.

 

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Deadline: 26th December 2020

 

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