Environmental Safeguards Specialist at Office Of External SPIU Coordinator: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Environmental Safeguards Specialist at Office Of External SPIU Coordinator: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Environmental Safeguards Specialist at Office Of External SPIU Coordinator: (Deadline 26 January 2022)

Job description

Under the direct supervision of RAB SPIU Coordinator, the Environment Safeguards Specialist will have the following responsibilities:

Environmental role and responsibilities

• Review Environmental & Social Management Framework (ESMF) and coordinating the development and implementation of the Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP), Environmental& Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), and other environmental safeguards in compliance with relevant safeguards policies of the Government of Rwanda and World Bank;
• Oversee implementation of all Environment & Social Framework (ESF) instruments including ESMF, Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP), Labor Management Plan (LMP) & Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) as well as Gender Based Violence (GBV) action plan for relevant subprojects;
• Monitor the progress in development and implementation of relevant ESMPs ensuring that National Environmental Laws and Policy as well as the World Bank’s ESSs are fully complied with and the reporting requirements are fulfilled;
• To Coordinate and liaise with the World Bank to ensure effective mainstreaming of Environmental and social Safeguards issues into the implementation of project activities;
• Support and guide RAB/SPIU WB & KOICA Funded Projects in technical matters related to Project Environmental and Social Safeguards and ensure the quality reporting;
• Immediately report to SPIU WB & KOICA Funded Project’s Coordinator of any incident happening at the
• site (Staff/workers accidents, any environmental catastrophes, etc);
• Facilitate and ensure trainings of Environment & Social Project staff and community institutions in environmental management including community health and safety;
• Prepare and submit the monthly, quarterly and annual environmental and social compliance reports to the SPIU WB&KOICA Funded Project Coordinator;
• Oversee all the Environmental and social aspects of all project activities implemented under the Project;
• Assist the Project Manager in analyzing technical feasibility of subprojects during subproject review process, with particular emphasis on environmental issues;
• Assist the Project Manager to respond to the technical support requests from the Community- Based Groups (CBG), private operators, and other beneficiaries of the subprojects and take necessary actions;
• Monitor if environmental aspects are taken into account during activities implementation
• Facilitate the external environmental audit;
• Make sure of environmental management plans implementation for Project infrastructures;

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Soil and Environment Management

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Management

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environment and Natural Resource Management

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Management Sciences applied to Agriculture

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences and Management

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies

    Experience: 5

  • Master science in Agricultural sciences Environment & water Resources Management

    Experience: 5

  • Master of science in environmental and development studies

    Experience: 5

  • Master’s Degree in Water and environmental Engineering

    Experience: 5

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Decision making skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage

  • Judgment and Decision Making Skills

  • Demonstrated experience in development and management of government or development partner funded programs/projects

  • Good presentation skills and ability to communicate with various audiences, including end users and managers

  • Complex problem-solving skills;

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;


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