Regional ESM Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Multi City Full Time 1230
Date Posted:Apr 2, 2018
Closing Date:Apr 16, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:2
Functional Area:Public Relations
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90,66,94

About MPW-NRAP inc:

Founded: 2002

The National Rural Access Program (NRAP) is one of the most important National Priority Programs (NPP) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The primary focus of the program is the rehabilitation, (re-) construction and maintenance of the rural roads network in all 34 provinces of the country and it is funded by different donors, including the WB, ARTF, EC, DFID, JSDF , USAID and etc. The program has subsequent projects such NERAP, Shindand and etc. The clients representative in the program has been nominated in legal document of project e.g. MSA and TA namely Program Implementation Unit (PIU). The program is committed not only to improve rural access in remote areas but also capacity building of national staffs in order to provide Ministry of Public Works with skilled and trained staff for future operation in which PIU and UNOPS consultants play the foremost role.

Job Summary:

Under the overall supervision of the Environment and Social Management Head and the direct supervision of the Regional Manager and in close co-operation with the NRAP Regional Engineers, the Regional ESM Specialist will support the work of the Regional Gender ESM Officer in the implementation of ESMF targeting and labor selection to ensure that where possible women are included in the program through consultation on each sub-project, direct participation in the work (labor contribution), and/or in the selection of beneficiaries.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Willingness to spend extensive time in the field traveling to project sites across Region.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Strong analytical skills and management.

Well organized and results oriented.

Proactive, able to take initiative and ensure adequate and rapid follow-up actions.

Strong inter-personal skills and ability to coordinate activities with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to work in difficult conditions: deal with time pressure, meet deadlines, work long hours, spending extensive time in the field.

Ability to work independently with minimum of supervision.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Ensure dissemination of information to community/Project Affected Persons (PAPs) as proposed in the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) at various stages.

Coordinate with regional Gender ESM officer for ensuring female participation in the implementation of the ESMF provisions; especially social development issues during ESMF implementation,

Complete sub-project-wise screening checklist; Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) as desired in the ESM framework

Ensure implementation of Environmental & Social Management Plan (ESMP) as per ESM Framework.

Assist in reviewing and endorsing all Project Preparation documents to ensure incorporation of environmental and social issues.

Ensure timely and accurate assessment of people affected by the project is implemented in line with the ESMF requirements.

In close collaboration with the Regional Gender ESM Officer, facilitate women’s participation in the implementation of subprojects.

Ensure that the Program’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and RPFprocedures are well understood by the regional team responsible for sub-project implementation.

Support the Program Engineers in implementing surveys according to the ESMF requirements and monitor the incorporation of community inputs into sub-project designs;

Assist community representatives are mobilized in the establishment of Grievance Redress Committees (GRCs) and ensure committees receive appropriate assistance in monitoring the progress of the project against the scope of works while required;

Ensure dialogue is facilitated between local communities and the contractor to optimize the creation of employment opportunities in the road/Bridge construction project for local residents;

Assist the Regional team in Charge to ensure coordination with other development programs in the region including the National Area Based Development Program (NABDP), the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and others in the region to incorporate complementary environmental and social development activities into their program activities as relevant;

Disseminate relevant information on good practices and lessons learned from the field to the other members of the ESM Unit and the Program Implementation Unit (PIU);

Gather data to compile beneficiary community profiles and assess improvements to rural access attributed to the Program’s activities;

Implement completion audits of all sub-projects upon completion of the works;
Assist the regional Engineer/Manager to identify and address implementation challenges (current and potential to the Environment and Social) of all sub-projects in the region and advice on appropriate solutions and/or preventive mitigation measures;

Prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on the ESM activities in the region to the ESM Head and Regional Manager;

Prepare any ad hoc progress reports, briefs, periodical reports and statistical data as required;

Identify training needs of the regional team and support the ESM Head in the development and delivery of identified trainings.
Support the Gender ESM Officer and NRAP-MoPW MIS and GIS Specialists in gathering data for community profiles and on the programs impact on improving rural access for men, women and children.

Liaise with the Gender ESM Officer/Manager and provide input to related ESM issues and mainstreaming within project activities into any ad hoc progress reports, briefs, periodical reports and statistical data as required by the PIU head, Donor and MoPW.

Describe health issues- water stagnation, exposure to dust, communicable diseases and etc. to contractors and workers if possible.

Ensure that contractor and E & S Safeguard staff educates the workers and other relevant to undertake the health and safety precautions.

Ensure that safety and health concerns of the workers and the general public are addressed during the construction of road.
Ensure provision of personal safety equipment’s such as helmets, footwear, eyeglasses, safety jackets, masks and gloves for the workers by the contractor.

Ensure that unhygienic conditions due to water logging, either by improper decommissioning of Construction Camps and parking lots, or improper disposal of construction wastes, leading to the breeding of vectors that are likely to impact the health of the general public are addressed

Ensure that low quality drinking water is not served to workers as well as inappropriate storage of drinking water likely to cause water borne diseases among workers does not take place in construction camps.

Ensure provision of proper sanitary facility for construction workers to prevent breeding ground for vectors raising health concerns among workers.

Ensure provision of adequate lighting arrangement and adequate drainage system to avoid any stagnation of water in the construction camp.

Ensure providing facilities for administering first aid at the construction site.

Assess vulnerability and entitlement issues and oversee the coordination of R&R implementation as required.

Perform any other tasks as requested by the Head of Section or supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Bamian, Herat


Bachelor’s Degree in Public health, Medical field, Environmental studies, Civil Engineering, Social science or another related field.
.5 years of relevant professional experience in the NGO and/or Government, including experience working in the field.

At least 3 years’ experience involving community mobilization approaches

Experience working with shura at the community level.

Job Keywords:

ESM Specialist
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