Deadline: 21 October 2019
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Associate Environmental and Social Development Specialist in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 3 years.
IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Associate Environmental and Social Development Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Identify environmental and social risks and any gaps in impact assessments and management plans for alignment with IFC’s Performance Standards;problem solving to suggest appropriate mitigation measures, budgets and contractual alignment of interest to address risks and impacts.
- Support CES’s risk function of portfolio monitoring by reviewing client reporting, investment agreements, investment team E&S monitoring reports (and supporting documentation) and performing independent analysis of IFC’s portfolio to:
- Maintain a WatchList of high risk, non-performing or complaint generating projects;coordinate with CEG staff to build a clear picture of the issues and associated with each WatchList client and review recovery action plans proposed by the investment team for agreement with the client.
- Perform assurance/audit reviews of IFC diligence and monitoring work quality on selected projects.
- Support CES’s policy function in reviewing and updating policy documents and developing guidance and procedures based on lessons learned in the new business, risk and grievance response functions:
- Capture and codify limitations, constraints and case study experiences that reflect opportunities for future policy improvements.
- Benchmark and analysis of other equivalent institutional policies.
- Propose, socialize and consult on potential changes to policies and coordinating such consultations.
- Support CES’s learning function (in coordination with CEG) in developing and delivering E&S learning across the corporation to Investment and Operations staff and professional learning and accreditation to E&S staff:
- develop e-learning and self-learning programs for required completion by all staff and inclusion in pre-requisite corporate on-boarding training programs.
- Support CES’s systems development and quality control functions over those systems:
- Coordinate with corporate IT on changes to IFC’s current enterprise systems to support the functions of the new department.
- Cordinate with CEG on the development of the new Sustainability Rating Tool development and enterprise system roll out.
Applicants must have:
- Graduate/Advanced degree in relevant discipline (e.g. environmental management, science, social sciences, engineering or other related discipline).
- Minimum 5 years private sector work experience, including or associated with the assessment and management of environmental and/or social impacts in a consultancy, industrial or commercial role but with consideration to the specific areas of accountability described above.
- Knowledge of international good practice for private sector management of E&S risks, including IFC Sustainability Framework and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes, EHS Guidelines.
- Ability to synthesize and analyze diverse E&S related data and information from a range of sources.
- Strong quantitative analytical skills, extensive experience and comfort with Excel, ability to analyze data for trends and produce a range of supporting graphics to illustrate.
- Clear thinking with ability to synthesize a wide range of issues, and succinctly communicate (verbally and in writing) the key concerns and proposed solutions.
- Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, work effectively in and influence a team, and network effectively across boundaries.
- Ability to travel regularly to and work effectively in IFC client countries is essential.
- Familiarity with IFC/World Bank operations, procedures, and culture will be advantageous.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit IFC.