Environmental Safeguards Specialist CEDP-AF World Bank Grant Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

 

Job Title:    Environmental Safeguards
Specialist CEDP-AF

Organisation: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Project Name:
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Project
Coordinator-CEDP

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the
Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP). The Project
Development Objective (PDO) is to improve the competitiveness of enterprises in
Uganda through supporting reforms in priority productive and service sectors
geared towards a better investment climate with particular focus on MSMEs.
Government is scaling up the existing operations through provision of
Additional Financing (AF).

 

The AF is intended
to complete the implementation of the Land and Tourism components while
consolidating and enhancing the achievements realized, as well as scaling up
activities under these components. CEDP-AF will be implemented by eight MDAs.
The overall coordination of the Project will lie with the Private Sector
Foundation Uganda (PSFU) through a Project Coordination Unit (PCU).

 

Job Summary:  The Environmental Safeguards Specialist will ensure
that various interventions implemented under CEDP-AF comply with environmental
and social policies, laws and regulations governing both national/Country and
IDA. Determining, to what extent the Environment and Social Safeguard Policies
of Government of Uganda and the World Bank are followed during implementation
of such activities as: construction of the infrastructure and implementation of
income support enterprises; level of compliance with regard to the provisions
in the National Environment Act, 2019 and the Occupational, safety and Health
Act, 2006 and other cross cutting issues.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Support
the development, maintenance and operation of the Environment and Social
Safeguards compliance monitoring system including reporting progress of
implementation of Environment and Social Safeguards

·       
Provide
technical guidance to Private Sector Foundation Uganda/CEDP and its
implementing agencies and other stakeholders on ensuring aspects of Environment
and Social Safeguards compliance measures are implemented and adhered to.

·       
Undertake
stakeholder engagement and consultations on all sub-projects

·       
Support
the collection, analysis and utilization of environment and social safeguards
information at National and enterprise level

·       
Coordinate
and Support preparation of periodic project progress reports with adequate
input on project performance on environment and social Safeguards

·       
Undertake
periodic training and capacity building of key CEDP-AF implementers at National
and enterprise levels on implementing environmental safeguards under the
project, including orienting them on the application of the Environment and
Social Safeguards management Framework (ESMF)

·       
Ensure
adequate Environment and social safeguards records and documentation are kept
(including photographs,) of works and sub projects and adequate documentation
of stakeholders consultations and land affirmations

·       
Assist
in developing ToR for the environment and social impact assessments, RAPs,
environmental audits and management plans for specific CEDP sub projects.

·       
Supporting
and leading in the development of respective ESIAs and RAPs as defined
appropriate as spelled out in the project ESMF and RPF

·       
Advice
Management on strategies for strengthening implementation of Environment and
Social Safeguards measures

·       
Generate
specific out puts (deliverables) as determined form time to time in the
respective projected work plans for each quarter

·       
Undertake
environmental monitoring and supervision of project works, including
development of monitoring checklists, compilation of progress reports to ensure
compliance with the relevant environmental requirements.

·       
Support
mainstreaming of environmental safeguards requirements including compliance
with OHS into the bidding documents and training.

 

Key Result Areas:

·       
Development
and implementation of systems and processes for environmental and social due
diligence under CEDP and ensuring their adequacy and compliance at all levels;

·       
Reviewing
and strengthening existing data and data bases on environment at agency levels
aimed at ensuring their adequacy for efficient and effective reporting on
implementation of the safeguards as spelled out in ESMF and RPF;

·       
Developing
and reviewing the environment safeguards screening, reporting and other tools
and forms to be used by CEDP.

·       
Ensuring
the assessment of performance of agencies, enterprises and contractors on
environmental safeguards compliance;

·       
Preparation
of input to the quarterly and annual Reports;

·       
Leading
CEDP safeguards dialogue and strengthening PSFU knowledge and capacity to
implement environmental and social safeguards. This will include training the
relevant PSFU units and other implementers on mainstreaming environmental and
social issues including safeguards in the development projects

 

Key Deliverables:

·       
Implementable
environmental safeguard instruments including ESIAs, RAPs and gender analytical
reports prepared and implemented

·       
Environmental
skills and knowledge analysis undertaken for CEDP-AF implementing partners and
training undertaken

·       
Coordinated
safeguards team initiated and sustained to discuss the safeguard issues across
the CEDP-AF implementers and inform the necessary project reporting

·       
Environment
Safeguards Monitoring data base developed and functional

·       
Progress
reports describing all activities undertaken periodically, monthly and
quarterly basis.

·       
Annual
Environment Safeguards Status Report showing overall performance of all
components with regards to safeguards performance submitted to IDA

·       
Final
Environment safeguards Status Report Produced and shared with various MDAs and
the World Bank/IDA

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Applicants
should possess MSc in Environment and Natural Resources Management from a
recognized institution.

·       
Relevant
and related experience in managing environmental and natural resources of over
8 (eight) years.

·       
Experience
in dealing with social issues as well as Management of Land acquisition,
Resettlements and Rehabilitation and as well preparations of Resettlement
Action Plan or implementation relating to infrastructure construction programs
and Gender Analysis are desirable.

·       
Broad
understanding of National Environmental Laws, Policies, regulations and World
Bank Environmental and Social Framework.

·       
Demonstrated
knowledge of supporting a comprehensive and balanced approach to environmental
safeguards management is required including scoping screening, research, risk
assessment, planning, project development and implementation, monitoring and
reporting.

·       
Ability
to independently and effectively plan, organize, manage

·       
and
evaluate important and complex projects for individual and team work

·       
Ability
to make quick and good judgement

·       
Excellent
communication skills (verbal and written)

·       
Excellent
interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact

·       
High
level of honesty, integrity and versatility

·       
Should
be able to work with minimum supervision and deliver under pressure

 

How to Apply:

Interested eligible
applicants should submit applications including a cover letter, current
Curriculum Vitae and Academic Certificates and Transcripts to demonstrate that
they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the
services; to be received not later than 1700 hrs on January 13, 2021.
Applications addressed as below should be submitted as e-mail attachments to
recruitment@cedp.go.ug. The e-mail subject should indicate the Reference Number
and Position applied for. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

The address referred
to above is:

 

The Project
Coordinator

Competitiveness and
Enterprise Development Project (CEDP)

Private Sector
Foundation Uganda – Lower Building

Plot 43 Nakasero
Road

P.O. Box 7683,
Kampala. Uganda

Tel: +256 312 214600

 

Deadline: 13th January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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