The National Treasury and Planning Environmental Safeguards Specialist Jobs in Kenya

The National Treasury and Planning Environmental Safeguards Specialist Jobs in Kenya


Objective

  • The assignment is designed to support and provide expertise to the PIU, the MDAs, Counties and Program Champions within Program Implementing Agencies to ensure that program is properly prepared and implemented in accordance with applicable national law on environmental and social aspects and World Bank Principles on the Program for Results (PforR).

    The Environmental Safeguards Specialist is expected to meet the above objectives by performing, without limitation, the following tasks:

    Capacity Building/Training

    Prepare the capacity building plan fit for purpose with respective Counties and IAs that includes

  • Overview of the national environmental and social assessment process

  • Screening of sub-projects

  • Preparation of ESIAs/ESMPs reports; and

  • Follow up and monitoring of ESMPs implementation

  • Prepare training materials and conducting technical training workshops to PIU staff, County focal points for environment, relevant implementation agencies and other stakeholders on environmental safeguards requirements.

    Coordination

  • Undertake necessary coordination with the national regulators/agencies that include the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), the Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS) among others to ensure that Counties receive the requisite technical support and sub-projects

  • planning and implementation is in compliance with applicable national laws and regulations pertaining to the protection of environment and health and safety

  • Identify the legal and regulatory aspects on EHS and advise Counties and PIU accordingly

  • Provide environmental safeguards expertise for PIU and the Counties Program Implementation Units.

    Supervision and Monitoring Implementation Missions

  • Participate on the regular and ad hoc supervision mission to Counties during the Implementation Support Missions, assess the level of compliance to applicable national laws and regulations and approved ESIA/ESMPs;

  • Review the Counties Environmental and Social Risk Management System (ESRM) and procedures and determine the adequacy and levels of implementation, monitoring and compliance;

  • Assess if the grievance redress mechanisms established for the sub-projects are functioning appropriately and the individual sub-projects are implemented in an environmentally sustainable manner;

  • Assess the major environmental, health and safety non-compliances, incidents and proposes corrective actions with strict timelines

  • Work with the relevant County government environmental focal points to investigate environmental, health and safety incidents and accidents and report to the PIU and World
    Bank and ensure the remedial action plan is fully implemented.

    Reporting

  • Prepare of Quarterly and Annual Environment and Social Monitoring and Evaluation reports that highlight challenges concerning compliance with the applicable national laws, regulations and World Banks social and environmental standards and recommending the course of action to ensure compliance

  • Review monthly and quarterly environmental safeguards reports submitted by the Counties PIUs

  • Prepare and disseminate internal environmental and social guidelines for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of environmental and social risk management measures;

  • Overseeing annual environmental and social compliance audits;

  • Any other duties assigned by the Line Program Manager and by extension the Program Coordinator.

    Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in environmental sciences or other relevant field

  • Relevant professional trainings will be an added advantage

  • Must be a NEMA registered.

    Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years’ demonstrated professional experience

  • Specific experience of at least 7 years working in environmental and social impact assessments of public sector and Community Driven Development Projects/ Programs.

  • Experience in designing and implementing environmental risk management system and well conversant with Government of Kenya (GoK) environment related policies, laws, regulations and guidelines;

  • Experience with World Bank safeguard polices;

  • Experience with preparation and implementation of ESIAs according to the National Environmental Framework.

    Skills

  • Knowledge and/or familiarity with the country's geography and specifically the environmental issues;

  • Conversant with the National Environment Policies, EMCA Act, EIA institutional procedures, review and approvals in the country;

  • Ability to work in a team, develop synergies and establish effective working relations with various stakeholders;

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills;

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office Suite.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; The National Treasury and Planning Environmental Safeguards Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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