Senior Environmental Specialist at WBG, Washington, D.C., United States

Deadline: 21 March 2018

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Environmental Specialist in Washington, D.C., United States.

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-

  • Serve as the point person for environmental safeguards and/or environmental and social standards (ESSs) in a country or CMU and coordinate all environmental safeguards/ESSs and enhancement activities within and between projects, share information with Task Team Leaders (Project Managers), project team members, staff/consultants responsible for projects’ environmental safeguards/ESSs management, and other regional staff working on the environmental and NRM agenda.
  • Provide expert guidance and support for the screening of Bank projects for environmental (especially for projects with high risk ratings) risks, impacts, and vulnerabilities and identify risk management opportunities/strategies including in labor influx, Occupational Health and Safety and climate change adaptation and mitigation in Bank operations. Review the risk classification assigned to the project on a regular basis.
  • In accordance with the Bank’s ESF, determine the appropriate 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 ESSs.
  • In determining and managing E&S risk, use the ESSs, related guidance and good practice notes, as well as internationally accepted good industry practice for informed decision making.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s or PhD degree in environmental science, natural resources management, environmental or civil engineering, or other relevant disciplines (e.g. applied natural sciences).
  • Minimum 8 years experience of proven, relevant experience (work or applied scientific research) as environmental assessment and management professional.
  • Sound knowledge of World Bank’s safeguards policies, the ESF, and IFC Performance Standards/MIGA Environmental and Social policies or similar standards as well as its stakeholders, especially the challenges and opportunities for borrowing countries would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change GHG accounting methodologies, or similar standards, is an advantage.
  • Field experience in both assessing project site vulnerabilities/risks, as well as supervising/ inspecting/monitoring projects during implementation to mitigate and monitor environmental impacts is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.