African Development Bank Group Senior Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Senior Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.

There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

The Senior Environmental and Social Officer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Director Safeguards and Compliance Department, and in close collaboration with the Safeguards and Compliance Officers in the Department.


  • Prepare quarterly reports on progress of departmental work and due diligence statistics from the ISTS and coordinate preparation of the annual safeguards and sustainability performance report to Management and Boards;
  • Provide E&S support to the Bank’s projects and programmes for both private and public sectors
  • Address environmental and social issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages;
  • Design and/or improve the design of features/ components within Bank operations in order to ensure the effective implementation of environmental and social measures throughout the duration of the operations;
  • Assign E&S Categorization for projects (public and private).
  • Mainstream environmental and social safeguards mitigation measures into Bank’s operations as required;
  • Review TORs for feasibility studies (ESIA, SESA and RAP) to ensure adequate coverage of all pertinent issues required by the Bank’s environmental and social assessment procedures (ESAP);
  • Review Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESAs), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs), Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMFs) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) and prepare where applicable summaries for disclosure on the Bank’s website;
  • Prepare the environmental and social technical sections required in the Project Concept Notes (PCNs) and the Project Appraisal Reports (PAR) and any other project related report as required.
  • Develop recommendations to enhance environmental and social benefits and corrective action plans to mitigate environmental and social risks in Bank operations.
  • Mainstream
    relevant and cross-cutting issues into Bank operations, particularly issues related to natural resource management,;
  • Liaise with other lenders to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of the E&S modalities, documentation, and other aspects of projects and programmes and the harmonization of E&S standards for all lenders.


  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Environment, Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or in a related discipline;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience, and demonstrated ability to manage and perform multiple tasks efficiently;
  • Have a good working knowledge of operations, especially information required for project cycle activities and portfolio management, planning, work programs, budget preparation and financial management;
  • Knowledge and experience in operationalizing and coordinating the implementation of environmental and social policies through the review and supervision of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
    Extensive experience conducting environmental assessments and development of effective tools; ability to coach others in the application of the tools
  • Proven skills in integrating environmental and social measures into loan and non-loan operations
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Communication.
  • Client orientation.
  • Problem solving.
  • Team working and relationships.
  • Operational effectiveness.
  • Be able to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st May 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Senior Environmental and Social Safeguards Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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