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Short Term Consultant – Environmental Specialist at World Bank
- World Bank Environment
- Short Term Consultant (STC) Minimum of 50 days initially Local
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania English
- Fluency in Kiswahili language
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Eastern and Southern Africa (E AFR) Region
The World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,207 staff, mostly based in 26 country offices, has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on the following priorities: Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.
Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa’s vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030 – a vision that, if realized, can boost growth by up to 2 percentage points per year, and reduce poverty by 1 percentage point per year in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.
Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities. With the influx COVID-19, we are mobilizing financial support and timely analysis and advice to countries across the subregion deal with the pandemic.
Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure. Several East African countries are currently facing a debilitating Desert Locust infestation, threatening the already precarious food security situation. The Bank has put together a program to help affected countries deal with the scourge.
Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity. Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Duties and Accountabilities of the STC Environmental Specialist includes:
Provide conceptual, operational and technical support to World Bank operations on environmental safeguards and standards under World Bank policies and the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) including: i) advise Client on the requirements of environmental safeguard policies and ESF to guide them on delivering quality environmental safeguards project documentation and supporting analysis; ii) supervise the Borrower’s preparation of safeguard documents and implementation of safeguard and ESF procedures and to meet the Bank’s requirements; (iii) work with technical colleagues to understand technical proposals and identify environmental issues as well as management solutions at the early stage of a project; (iv) prepare Bank internal safeguard/ESF documents; (v) carry out monitoring and supervision on client’s compliance to environmental commitments during project implementation; (vi) promote knowledge sharing and experience exchange on safeguard issues. Close cooperation with the Social Safeguards/ESF/Standards Specialist assigned to each operation is required. More specifically the STC Environmental Specialist will be required to undertake the following tasks:
♦ Provide technical support for the screening of Bank projects for
- Demonstrated capacity to work in teams and share knowledge.
- A strong sense of teamwork and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Advanced knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
- Fluency in Kiswahili language in addition to English, is required; and
- Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Tanzania, including to remote rural areas.
The following would be an advantage but not required:
- Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive or industrial activities would be a strong advantage, especially the experience in the preparation of environmental safeguard/risk management documents of the lending projects of the WBG or other international organizations.
- Demonstrated project management / operational skills, including occupational health and safety management would be an advantage.
- Experience working with contractors that have weak implementation capacity in environmental risk management would be an advantage.
Type of contract
STC are paid on daily basis and are paid for actual days worked. Underthis assignment, the consultant should be based in Tanzania. The number of working hours per week is not set as the consultant engagement will depend on current workload and business need. It is, however, expected that the STC will start on a trial 50 days contract, then if performance is satisfactory the candidates will be offered a contract for up to 150 days per year. Short Term Consultant – Environmental Specialist at World Bank
How to Apply
To apply send an expression of interest and a CV detailing academic qualifications, experience and description of similar assignments performed to the email address STjobs_Tanzania@worldbank.org Note that this is not a request for financial and/or technical proposals. Consultants shall be selected in accordance with World Bank procedures.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Closing date is 15th September, 2023