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Environment Social Safe Guard Specialist at RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP) Job at RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP) - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 22 June 2021
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 14-06-2021
Job Status
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-06-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-06-2056
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Environment Social Safe Guard Specialist at RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Deadline of this Job:
22 June 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, June 14, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


Job description

-Provide technical guidance on environmental and social development issues, consistent with the REMA guidance;
-Support SPIU and World B teams in identifying social and environmental risks related to the project;
-Recommend design and operational approaches and modifications to avoid, mitigate, limit or remedy negative impacts where related risks are identified;
-Act as focal point for all matters relating to project ESF- related obligations, working with project stakeholders, and enforce the compliance with the Environmental, Social, Health and Safety World Bank policies, ensuring that the project meets related requirement as per legal agreements;
-Provide guidance and technical direction to the SPIU, Government and third-party contractors’ staff on environmental and social issues;
-Track commitment made in relation to environmental and social safeguards, in a consolidated Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP);
-Plan and coordinate all processes for the execution of the tasks related to environmental safeguards, including the preparation of safeguards documents, such as the environmental and social management framework (ESMF), Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and Environmental and Social Management, Plans (ESMPs),etc, with support of additional consultants, as needed;
-Support the recruitment of consultant and contractors to complete E&S related assignments, studies and plans;
-Review environmental and social documents prepared by consultants;
-Support preparation and maintenance of the project-level Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP);
-Organize open, transparency and accessible public consultations, training, etc. in line with said plan, and ensure that stakeholder engagement is incorporate as a continuous element of project design and implementation, including risk screening process;
-Attend public meetings on environmental and social issues, as it pertains to the project;
-Ensure effective mainstreaming of environmental and social safeguard issues into the implementation of project activities – e.g. ensure that that inclusion and access infuses project design and implementation, considering dimensions such as geography, income, gender and disabilities;
-Facilitate acquisitions of requisite permits and clearances from regulatory agencies;
-Oversee the capacity building of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and Contractors on environmental and social safeguards – ensure that related modules are incorporated in the training and capacity building programs at all the levels and participate in identifying suitable consultants/institutions to be used on technical support activities and training & capacity building;
-Oversee compliance of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) and Contractors on environmental and social safeguards – e.g. ensuring that the Contractors comply with their Code of Conduct
-Oversee the implementation of the various ESMPs prepared by the consultant;
-Organize collection of data on environmental and social related to E&S risk management and compliance;
-Provide environmental and social safeguard inputs to monitoring and evaluation, as well as reporting activities to management and the WB;
-Liaise with World Bank E&S Specialists, as needed, ensuring timely and adequate responses to environmental and social safeguards queries pertaining to the project
-Ensuring regular interaction with the External Consultants / World Bank Mission / stakeholders on Environment and Social Safeguard aspects;
-Prepare a comprehensive environmental and social management checklist required in the management ESF plans for the Project;
-Support establishment of grievance and redress mechanisms related project activities and following up beneficiaries’ complaints and maintain consolidate grievance database;
-Update and maintain all key E&S documents, as needed;
-Update the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF), if done by consultants, where necessary, and supervise and implement, and regularly report on implementation progress;
-Prepare the cash flow plan, in collaboration with the FM Specialist, according to the RAP if required;
-Perform any other tasks assigned by the project coordinator.

Job Profile
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences
Experience: 5

Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences
Experience: 5

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry
Experience: 5

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology
Experience: 5

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Sciences
Experience: 5

Client/citizen focus
Commitment to continuous learning
Working knowledge on industrial partnership
Proven competence in Population Health Environment, Monitoring & Evaluation, Health Communication for management
Proven competence in Occupational Health and Safety and Grievance Redress
Demonstrating knowledge and experience working with World Bank safeguards policies and instruments; or with similar standards and policies of other multilateral development institutions is an added advantage
Proven competence of conducting environmental and social impact assessments of development or public projects
Proven competence of supporting stakeholder engagement of key elements of project design and implementation, and establishing grievance mechanisms
Labour and Working Conditions
Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management
Community Health and Safety
Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living, Natural Resources
Indigenous Peoples/ Historically Underserved Traditional Local Communities
Cultural Heritage
Familiarity with the WB Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) consider a distinct advantage
Demonstrated knowledge of potential environmental and social risks related to the project

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree


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