Senior Environment and Social Management Specialist

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 732
Date Posted:Feb 13, 2019
Reference:MCIT/Digital-CASA/IC-15
Closing Date:Feb 21, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Engineering
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About Ministry of communication and IT:

based on it services and electronic government

Job Summary:

Objectives of the Consultancy Assignment:
The Senior Environment & Social Management Specialist shall be responsible for: a) being able to fulfill the duties and mainstreaming of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) including Occupational Health and Safety System to be part of ESMF, Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) b) identify the potential environment and social safeguards issues within the project activities; c) provide technical assistance on mitigation strategies for the potential negative environment and social impact; c) provide technical assistance about improving and managing Occupational Health and Safety system, d) identify training needs at different levels of Digital CASA project and of clients ( on continuous basis), training of project staff, and training/awareness raising of clients and advising on how to fulfil the ESMF and RPF and Citizen Engagement requirements; e) Coordinating environmental and social commitments and initiatives with relevant government agencies and work with World Bank on preparation of Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) to become part of Financing Agreement and be a living document.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:


Good written and verbal communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto languages

Experience in delivering trainings would be an advantage;

Good knowledge of community mobilization techniques and demonstrated facilitation skills are essential;

Strong analytical and management skills;

Well organized and results oriented, ability to work under minimal supervision;

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

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate activities with a diverse set of stakeholders;

Ability to communicate effectively;

Ability to work in difficult conditions and spending extensive time in the field;

Ability to work under time pressure and effectively meet deadlines

To ensure impartiality, the consultant (including his home office, if any) must not, in any way, be affiliated with business entities that are currently providing or are seeking to provide goods or services to the project.

Deliverables:
The Consultant should submit monthly and adhoc reports to the Project Director of World Bank funded Digital CASA Afghanistan Project.

Payment schedules:

The Consultant will be paid on monthly basis, after submission of his monthly Invoice, Attendance Sheet of the month and brief Report, all in English and in any one official language of the country (Pashtu or Dari), duly approved by the Project Director of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project of the World Bank funded Project. Payments will be made within one month after receiving the approved documents.

Support that will be given to the Consultant at Kabul:

MCIT shall provide the following support:

A suitable working space inside the MCIT Complex.

Internet connectivity in Office.

Transportation Allowance
Mobile Top-up Allowance

Duties & Responsibilities:


Ensure that the project activities follow the guidelines of ESMF and to act to mainstream the provisions of ESMF and RPF into overall project operations;

Prepare an environmental and social screening list through field observations in order to identify the potential environment and social safeguards (ESS) issues and prepare a schematic diagram/base map of each scheme and mark the socio-environmental features of the scheme on the diagram;

Prepare the site-specific ESMPs based on environmental and social screening survey and field observations considering the ESMF guidelines, the ESMP will include Environmental Monitoring Management Plan (EMMP);

The site specific ESMPs for different relevant subprojects should include Occupational Health and Safety issues having training need assessments, provision of trainings, monitoring, reporting incidents and progress, incorporating feedback to the ESMPs preparation and improvements.

Conduct consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders to discuss site-specific environmental and social issues of the sub-project and get feedback from the participants to refine the ESMP and EMMP;

Guided by the EMPP, conduct environmental including Occupational Health and Safety and social monitoring of the sub-project in association with engineering staff and ensure the implementation of recommendations prescribed in the ESMP

To provide technical assistance to clients on mitigation strategies and requirements for the potential negative environment health, safety and social impacts.

Provide training to Digital CASA Project’s staff on overall ESMF and RPF trainings and awareness raising of contractors on their immediate requirements to ensure compliance with ESMF and RPF, the training should include Occupational Health and Safety issues.

Help the project team including relevant clauses in the contractor bidding and contract documents environmental, health, safety and social management.

Support the project team on implementation of Citizen Engagement mechanisms and ensure the delivery of satisfaction surveys with the level of affordability and reliability of services

Prepare the Grievance Redress Mechanism and manual which will include the grievance handling procedures, channels, grievance database in order to ensure that all registered complains are addressed properly;

Prepare Grievance Redress Mechanism training manual which to be translated and disclosed among the project staff and project beneficiaries and establish functional GRM system

Conduct training and awareness raising of the project staff and contractors on GRM utilization and functionally

Prepare safeguard training plan which will cover the social safeguard, environmental, GRM aspects

Ensure that the land acquisitions approaches are in full compliance with project ESMF and PRF and ensure proper recoding of land documents and prepare abbreviated Resettlement Action Plan if required;

Conduct a cross-checking and vetting of specification conflicts, tender, and contract documents, making them suitably orientated towards the social needs of the residents in the area;

Help strengthen capacity for managing Environmental and Social concerns of the relevant staff and the contractors working with Digital CASA project

Develop safeguards reporting formats and maintaining environmental and social records on established formats

Develop and submit the environmental and social monitoring reports to project director on monthly basis; which to be reflected in the progress report to the World Bank

Perform any other task assigned by Project Implementation Director of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project.

Consultation with local people regarding mitigation measures of hazards

To record the compensation and payments

To categorize the land acquisition in respect of Voluntary donation, available government land and involuntary acquisition of private land and must be documented, recorded and available for review,

To provide training on the Environmental and social Management and safety

Receive and accept ESM implementation plans of the firms.

Monitoring the firms ESM implementation plan to see the Plan’s indicators are properly applied in the project.

Conduct site visits to analyze potential diverse impacts, prepare mitigation plan and communicate with the firms.

Regularly prepare progress about implementation of environment, health, safety and soial safeguard status and share it the project director and copy to the World Bank.

Assist the Senior Procurement Specialist during the preparation of RFP’s and Contracts and make sure that all the ESM related clauses are included.

Receive and accept Health & Safety Implementation plan and provide necessary guidance to the contractors so that all the provisions are included and applied in the project implementation.

Prepare ESM and H&S Strategies and provide training to the relevant personnel/departments of the MCIT as well as the Contractors’ personnel If required.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

A. Education

Bachelor’s degree in environmental and social sciences or other relevant field.

B. Work Experience

At least 3 years of experience in the field of environment and social safeguards management and citizen engagement; and 4 years of overall/total work experience in civil or environmental engineering/sciences.

Prior work experience in Civil Engineering will be an advantage.

Knowledge of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences will be an advantage.

Good understanding of World Bank Safeguard guidelines and National regulations;

Good written and verbal communication skills in English, Dari and Pashto languages are a requirement for this position.

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