Senior Environmental Specialist at WBG, Bogota, Colombia

Deadline: 21 November 2017

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Environmental Specialist in Bogota, Colombia.

WBG has set 2 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-

  • Identifying, reviewing and appraising new Bank investment proposals and ensuring that environmental issues are properly addressed by development of project-specific environmental analysis which may include issues related to environmental assessments, natural habitats, pest management, forests, safety of dams, projects on international waterways, public consultations, and occupational health and safety.
  • Supervising (implementation support) of Bank operations related to Bank environmental safeguard policies and the new ESF and project-specific environmental requirements.
  • Providing expert guidance to borrowers/clients in the preparation and successful implementation of project environmental assessment instruments/documentation, including Terms of Reference for the preparation of environmental instruments, such as environmental impact/risk assessments, environmental management plans, environmental management frameworks.
  • Providing expert advice to Bank project teams and Bank management with regard to strategies and approaches to effectively and efficiently comply with relevant Bank environmental safeguard operational policies (and the new ESF) and requirements, and assist in the development of required Bank documentation related to Bank operations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s or PhD Degree in environmental sciences, engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 8 years of full-time relevant experience including the preparation and review of project environmental impact assessments, environmental management plans, capacity assessment and institutional strengthening, public consultation plans, health and safety management/plans, emergency/contingency plans, or other related project environmental plans/studies, environmental project management.
  • Knowledge and experience related to environmental impact assessment and management in various sectors, such as water supply and sanitation, energy, transportation, urban development, natural disaster management, agriculture and rural development, health, and education.
  • Understanding of the environmental regulatory and institutional framework in LCR countries.
  • Knowledge and experience with Bank environmental safeguard policies and procedures (environmental assessments, natural habitats, pest management, forests, physical cultural resources, and safety of dams).
  • Nationality of Colombia.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.