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Environmental Officer

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About ASDP/DMTVET/MOE

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has received a grant from the World Bank for the Afghanistan Second Skills Development Project (ASDPII). The project aims to improve the quality and relevance in the formal TVET system in priority trades by supporting delivery of priority trades, operationalization of lead institutes, teacher policy development and implementation, curriculum reform, upgrading TVET Teacher competencies’. Teacher assessment, international in service training and domestic in service training.

Job Summary

The Environmental Officer will work under supervision of the Project Director, and will be responsible to support ASDPII management with the assessment and strengthening environmental safeguards and operational health and safety related activities of the program

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Feb 2018 Reference: DMTVET/C-130
Closing Date: 25 Feb 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: General Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist in the development process of the Environmental Safeguards guideline in consultation with World Bank team to be used by line agency in the planning and implementation process of the project;
• Prepare Environmental Safeguard Plans and ensure that such plans are approved by relevant authorities before implementation;
• Ensure that appropriate environmental mitigation measures are proposed before projects are recommended for funding & implementing;
• Undertake follow up monitoring to ensure that proposed mitigation measures are implemented according to the agreement, upon environmental mitigation implementation plan;
• Closely follow up the integration of safeguard assessment information and completion of safeguards self-screening Checklist during the project/ program development process;
• Lead on developing and delivering a series of spot checks to ensure safeguards policies are properly implemented at grassroots level in line with the guideline;
• Prepare report(s) on the safeguard risks with appropriate actions to be taken for all projects and programmes financed through the WB and ensure that timely actions are taken;
• Provide technical support during Project Design, Project Implementation, Appraisal process and resource mobilization plan to the projects/programmes;
• Provide substantive advice on safeguard issues to sectors in order to promote enhanced investment on building a climate resilient green economy;
• Closely supervise, provide assistance and deliver capacity building trainings to the sectors to close knowledge/skill gaps and minimize the likelihood of risks to happen to projects/programs;
• Compile quarterly, biannual and annual reports on safeguards related issues and deliver to WB team as part of the M&E reports;
• Identify challenges, opportunities, priorities and needs for the development and implementation of the project’s safeguard plan and their implementation at all levels;
• Support to identify any outstanding issues appeared during the improvement or construction work and prepare a plan of mitigation measures and facilitate to submit to PMU for the approval;
• Facilitate community meetings to encourage discussions and thorough thinking by local communities for analysing their problems and their local solutions;
• Build strong relationship with the local authorities, local communities, elders and other stakeholders;
• Any other task(s) as assigned by the supervisor;

Skills

• Analytical ability, practical problem-solving skills and resourcefulness in performing varied tasks in the area;
• Demonstrated skills in retrieving, gathering and obtaining information from various sources;
• Sound organizational skills and ability to prioritize and deliver assignments in a timely manner often under severe time pressures;
• Demonstrated initiative in developing practical approaches that improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project;
• Ability to work under pressure and work extra hours when required;
• Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
• Ability to manage staff and contribute to the skills and capacity building;
• Excellent working knowledge of English, both verbal and written; Fluency both written and verbal in Dari/ Pasto;
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Good working knowledge of MS Office application (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email and able to easily navigate internet;

Qualifications

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Resource/Environmental Economics, Natural Resources Management or in any other relevant field;
• At least 3 years of overall progressively working experience in Environmental Safeguards, Natural Resource and Environmental management, policy development and implementation;
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience on Environmental Safeguards at international donor funded projects;
• Active involvement in international environment safeguard application is an advantageous;
• Track record of successfully working with governments on environment safeguard and sustainable development agenda is preferable;
• Proven experience and knowledge in Safeguard Principles, development effectiveness and cooperation, climate change finance, gender equality and its related issues is an asset;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul

Education:

Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan candidates are requested to send their applications and cvs via e-mail.
- (Please make sure you put the title of the position and the reference number of the position at the title of Email, otherwise your application will not be considered.)
-Female candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

For in person submission of application refer to below address to:
HRDepartment
DMTVET/ASDPII Project
Address: Deputy Ministry of Technical Vocational Education and Training, Dehbori, behind of Music School, Ministry of Education, Kabul, Afghanistan

Submission Email

recruitment.asdpii@gmail.com

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