Deadline: 27 September 2019
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Environmental Specialist in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The duration of this post 3 years.
The Senior Environmental Specialist will be responsible to advise Client on the requirements of environmental safeguard policies to guide them on delivering project-environmental safeguards documentation; assist the Borrower’s preparation of safeguard documents and implementation of safeguard procedures to meet the Bank’s requirements including roll out of the ESF; work with technical colleagues to understand technical proposals and identify environmental issues as well as management solutions at early stage of project; prepare Bank internal safeguard documents; carry out monitoring and supervision on client’s compliance to environmental commitments during project implementation and promote knowledge sharing and experience exchange on safeguard issues.
WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Environmental Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Provide technical support for the screening of Bank projects for environmental, impacts, and vulnerabilities and identify risk management opportunities/strategies including in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bank operations.
- Contribute to the determination of the appropriate environmental and social (E&S) risk classification of projects (including projects involving financial intermediaries) taking into account all relevant information such as the type, location, sensitivity and scale of the project, the nature and magnitude of the potential E&S impacts, the capacity and commitment of the Borrower (and any other entities responsible for project implementation) to manage risks and impacts in a manner consistent with the environmental and social standards (ESSs).
- Monitor compliance of all project-financed activities, including those relating to associated facilities with the ESSs and the Bank’s Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines, as well as good international industry practice (GIIP).
- Use the environmental and social commitment plans (ESCPs) as a key tool to work with borrowers/clients to effectively assess environmental and social risks, evaluate all relevant information, and recommend solutions to comply with the ESF.
- Monitor compliance with the ESSs–for projects being supported under the ESF–including on OHS guidelines, sector specific guidelines, other relevant policies, and contract specific conditions; flag issues of non-compliance to borrower and Bank management and advise and support the borrower in developing and implementing remedies.
- Provide guidance to the borrower on open and transparent engagement (through consultations, information disclosure and grievance redress mechanism) with relevant project stakeholders throughout the project cycle.
- Contribute to the further development of ESS related guidance and technical support materials, such as guidelines, knowledge materials as applicable.
- Participate as task team member in lending operations undertaken by sector units, advising on environmental safeguard and standard approaches, the Bank’s policies and requirements, and technical issues, during preparation and supervision.
- Work Proactively with task teams, the Bank safeguards/standards team, and clients to improve the performance of the portfolio with regard to environmental safeguards/standards and outcomes.
- Participate in sector dialogue and investment lending relative to pollution and waste management.
- Support in-country environmental risk management reviews and thematic supervisions, prepare reports, and disseminate lessons learned.
- Maintain effective communication with government counterparts, (and development partner community and NGOs, as and when required or needed), and other local agencies and organizations on the World Bank activities in the environment sector.
- Advise clients in the Government and consultants on environmental policy and technical matters, and conduct on-the-job and formal training for the clients and consultants.
- Assist in the design and delivery of knowledge management and training activities.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in environmental engineering, environmental science or other relevant discipline.
- Minimum 8 years relevant operational experience and proven track record in working on projects covering environmental management issues, in particular on pollution and waste management.
- This should include specific field-based project experience.
- Knowledge and extensive practical experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental assessment, environmental assessment policies, processes, and procedures, environmental monitoring, waste and pollution management and environmental sector policy.
- Ability to identify long-range goals and objectives, develop strategic approaches, and conceptualize a multi-year plan to operationalize these strategies.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate activities involving multiple disciplines and organizational units, as well as to maintain high service standards under pressure, meet deadlines, and accommodate simultaneous demands from various sources.
- Track record of dealing effectively with external and internal clients. Strong client orientation with commitment to results on the ground.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision on environmental activities, and achieving results with agreed upon objectives and deadlines.
- Demonstrated capacity to work in teams and share knowledge.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Khmer; and willingness to travel extensively within Cambodia and undertake field work.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.