2 Years Term Appointment
Location: Kinshasa, Congo Democratic Republic
The Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Global Practice has been set up to deliver on the opportunities, benefits and outcomes offered by enhanced management of the environment and natural resources. The ENR GP has close to 300 operations under management, representing $7 billion, and a growing pipeline of new investments under active development. ENRM activities in Sub-Saharan Africa represent a substantial part of the ENR GP Portfolio. Sub-Saharan Africa, with a population of around 875 million people in 47 countries, is home to 36 of the world’s poorest countries. Making headway against poverty in sub-Saharan Africa continues to present the world with its most formidable development challenge.
The Responsibilities will include:
The World Bank is recruiting an Environmental Specialist primarily to provide environmental safeguards support to investment operations under preparation and supervision by other Global Practices, primarily in the CMU consisting of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic. This support typically includes the following duties and accountabilities, which will be fulfilled in coordination with, and following guidance from, more senior ENR staff: During project preparation: Make an assessment of the project’s potential environmental footprint and determine which of the Bank’s safeguards policies, and later Environmental and Social Standards, will be triggered; guide the borrower/project implementation agency in process of preparing the necessary safeguard instruments and review them for quality; contribute well-written summaries of key safeguards instruments for inclusion in project documentation. This will also entail providing assistance to staff or client to assure the quality of project documentation before submission to the GEN07 Regional Safeguards Coordinator for approval.
Master’s degree or equivalent academic qualification in a relevant discipline, e.g., engineering, environmental science, environmental economics, biology, international studies or equivalent; Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the environmental sector; Good knowledge of environmental legislation and institutions in African countries; Experience with the application of the World Bank’s environmental safeguards policies.
For the full job description and selection criteria for this vacancy, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an electronic application at the World Bank careers website: www.worldbank.org/careers. Once on the site, click on > employment opportunities> Professional & Technical > job number 171922. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Closing date is November 27, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.