Deadline: 5 October 2020
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Environment and Social Safeguards Specialist in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Environment and Social Safeguards Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Coordinate, Refine and Finalise the ESSP
- Refine UNICEF’s ESSP draft documents Coordinate, review, consolidate and address internal feedback (from UNICEF Divisions and Offices) on the draft documents.
- Plan and formulate any other additional necessary documents, guidance notes, templates, as well as convene internal focused group discussions instrumental towards finalising the ESSP.
- Ensure the ESSP related documents are aligned with UNICEF’s internal procedures and policies, regulatory frameworks as well as the model UN approach.
- Coordinate with external partners including UN Environment Management Group to ensure alignment.
- Support the implementation of ESS across UNICEF projects/programmes
- In coordination with HQ Divisions, Regional and Country Offices provide technical support to roll out and implement the ESS across UNICEF projects, /programmes, including those implemented with government, civil society and UN agencies and contracted to external vendors/service providers.
- Include formulating a roll-out plan, developing supporting guidance and tools (e.g. Environmental and Social Screening Tool) to support ESS implementation.
- Work closely with the Regional Offices to provide demand-driven support to Country Offices to ensure smooth and efficient ESS roll-out.
- Take stock of past, existing and upcoming projects/programmes with ESSP application.
- Support capacity development and training on the ESS
- Develop a long-term training and capacity development plan including support to country teams to build their capacities to review the quality of ESS project documentation.
- Develop and implement a series of webinars.
- Develop content for face-to-face trainings and presentations, including for UNICEF staff, partners and vendors.
- Performs other relevant duties as required.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (Master’s or higher) in the field related to international development, with specific academic background required in environmental and social sustainability.
- 8 year’s technical experience in social and environmental sustainability and in the design, implementation and preferably monitoring of social and environmental impact assessments and management plans across projects and programmes in an international development context for medium to high risk projects.
- Knowledge in clear, concise and convincing writing and communication skills, including public speaking and presentations is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team and process is preferred.
- Familiarity with the UN System is considered an asset.
- Fluency in English is required.
- Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.