Environmental Health (Pollution Management Business line); (4) Environmental Economics, Policies and Institutions Business line, and (5) Safeguards/ Environmental Risk Management Business line: delivery of effective environmental risk management and sustainability by managing risk at the project level and creating opportunities to advance sustainable development. This includes provision of high-quality and timely safeguards services across the Bank, including current safeguards policies and the effective implementation of the new Environment and Social Framework (ESF) that was rolled out on October 1, 2018
The ENB Global Practice in Sub Saharan Africa includes four units SAWE1, SAWE2, SAWE3 and SAWE4. The mission of the SAWE1 unit is to work with national and local governments and with communities to improve sustainable management of natural resources and improve preparedness to natural disasters in the following three Country Management Units: AWCF1 (Senegal), AWCF2 (Cote d’Ivoire) and AWCW3 (Mali). In these countries SAWE1 is also in charge of cross-cutting themes such as carbon finance and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) and works closely with other sectors to mainstream environmental considerations their policies, strategies and operations. SAWE1 also oversees the implementation of the West Africa Coastal Areas Program (WACA) which includes operations in 6 countries including Senegal.
SAWE1 is seeking to recruit an Environmental Specialist based in the Dakar country office to work on environmental safeguards, operations and policy dialogue for the ENB Global Practice in Senegal. The focus of both operation and safeguard support for ENB will be in the Senegal CMU (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and Capo Verde) and can extend to other countries in West Africa. The selected candidate will work under supervision of the Practice Manager for SAWE1 based in the WB’s Washington Office.
Scope of Work
Environment Safeguard and Standards:
There are currently 38 national projects in Senegal and 22 regional projects that include Senegal. In accordance with the Bank’s Safeguards and ESF policies, the Environment Specialist will:
- During project preparation for Concept review: Screen potential Environmental and Social (E&S) risks & impacts; Determine the appropriate risk classification considering relevant issues and proposed project activities; and Prepare Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS)
- During project preparation for Decision Meeting and Appraisal: Conduct thorough assessment of E&S risks & impacts; Review the risk classification assigned to the project and update as needed; Review E&S documents available prior to Appraisal; and Prepare Appraisal ESRS;
- During project implementation: Review E&S documents prepared during implementation; Review the risk classification assigned to the project and update as needed; Work with the client to ensure preparation and quality review of the documents needed during implementation; and Contribute well-written summaries of key ESF instruments for inclusion in project documentation;
- During both preparation and implementation: Go beyond narrow policy compliance to look for opportunities to support clients in their goal to reduce poverty and increase prosperity in a sustainable manner for the benefit of the environment and their citizens. Work closely with the project task team and especially the Social Development Specialist assigned to each operation to develop and implement projects that are environmentally and socially sustainable, and to enhance the capacity of Borrowers’ environmental and social frameworks to assess and manage the environmental and social risks and impacts of projects.
- Institutional capacity building. Contribute to the country’s Environment and Social Management capacity building by providing training to i) Environment Specialists of various World Bank funded Project Implementation Units (PIUs) and ii) staff of the Ministry of Environment in Senegal.
Operations and Policy Dialogue
- Provide support to ENB operations in Senegal (WACA, Regional Pollution Project, Natural Resource Management Project) including: Day-to-day follow up on project implementation; Review annual budgeted workplans and related procurement plans; review and ensuring quality of TORs for activities submitted by the client to ensure alignment with the project objectives, and consistency with World Bank fiduciary policies and procedures;
- Ensuring quality control of project documents and other relevant operational outputs; organizing regular VCs with counterparts; participating in implementation support and supervision missions under the guidance of the TTL and manage the day-to-day communications with the client on project progress;
- elaborating mission aide-memoires, ISRs and ensuring timely execution of missions’ action plans;
- Coordinate with other development partners – both in terms of their projects and potential synergies, but also to coordinate and maintain a dialogue with key partners in Senegal.
Policy dialogue. Keep sound knowledge of environment, pollution and climate issues in the country as well as key issues such as the NDC; coordinate and maintain dialogue with development partners – both in terms of their projects and potential synergies; support the Country Management Unit (CMU) and represent the team in environment and climate meetings in-country.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, Geography or a related field from a recognized university
- 8+ years of proven, relevant professional experience including environmental risk management (safeguards) and environmental project management,
- Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse qualitative and quantitative environmentally related data and informationGood knowledge of environmental, pollution and climate issues in Senegal
- Familiarity with the World Bank Group’s organizational structure, its Policies and procedures; experience working on World Bank Group projects is preferred
- Advanced knowledge of Bank Environmental and Social Standards
- Good team player who can work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, motivate and lead group efforts and network effectively across boundaries; ability to function independently, with a high degree of motivation, flexibility and reliability
- Excellent oral communication and writing skills in English and French to deliver information effectively in support of team or workgroup; ability to tailor communication style to meet audience needs
- Advanced working skills in multiple software applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
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