Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist at UNOPS, Juba, South Sudan

Deadline: 31 December 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist in Juba, South Sudan.

The Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist will be responsible to assist in the development process of an Environmental and Social Safeguards guideline, social screening and staff capacity building in consultation with the World Bank and PIU.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Environmental and Social Safeguard Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Assist in the review and development process of the current Environmental and Social Safeguards guideline in consultation with the World Bank and PIU to be used in the coming phase.
  • Participate in social screening activities as well as review of grievance readdress mechanisms.
  • Undertake an environmental and social risk categorization.
  • Closely follow up the integration of safeguard assessment information and completion of safeguards self-screening Checklist during the project/program development process.
  • Provide technical support during proposal development, project design, appraisal process and resource mobilization plan for the sub projects in all locations;
  • Closely provide assistance and deliver capacity building training to the field teams to close knowledge/skill gaps and minimize the likelihood of risks to happen to sub projects.
  • Assist in the development process of an Environmental and Social Safeguards guideline in consultation with the World Bank Country Office to be used by line ministries in the plan and implementation process of financed projects and programmes.
  • Undertake an environmental and social risk categorization of proposals submitted to the office and project under implementation.
  • Ensure that appropriate environmental and social mitigation measures are proposed and met.
  • Undertake follow up monitoring to ensure that proposed mitigation measures are implemented according to an agreed upon environmental and social mitigation implementation plan.
  • Closely follow up the integration of safeguard assessment information and completion of safeguards self-screening Checklist during the project/program development process.
  • Prepare Environmental and Social safeguard Plans and ensure that such plans are approved by relevant authorities before implementation.
  • Lead on developing and delivering a series of spot checks to ensure safeguards policies are properly implemented at grassroots level in line with the guideline.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Business Administration or Project Management or Social Science or International Relations or Development Studies or related field is required.
  • Master’s degree or advanced degree in Environmental Studies or Environmental Economics or Natural Resource Management or relevant field is required.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in public works projects and/or development projects and/or emergency assistance and/or social development is required.
  • Skills in Project Management is required.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is essential.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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