UNOPS Environmental Safeguards Officer -Retainer Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS Environmental Safeguards Officer -Retainer Jobs in Kenya

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

  • UNOPS undertakes a number of infrastructure projects in the Africa region. The purpose of this role would be to provide inputs where these projects have impacts that are social in nature, particularly where donors and governments have safeguards regimes in place or in development.

  • The consultant will be prepared to travel to any site in or around the countries under KEMC as required and as UNDSS permits.

    Monitoring and Progress Controls

    Analytical and technical tasks:

  • Participate in the development of environmental and social safeguards tools, including Environmental and Social Management Frameworks or Plans.

  • Roll out the implementation of Environmental and Social (E&S) safeguards tools in consultation with governments, donors and implementing partners and as part of project management;

  • Monitor and report on environmental and social screening processes of site-specific activities;

  • Oversee, monitor and report on indicators in the E&S safeguards instruments;

  • Ensure that appropriate E&S instruments and tools are applied by all implementers of a project;

  • Trigger and oversee the implementation of environmental correction measures by implementing partners;

  • Ensure that appropriate environmental mitigation measures are proposed and met;

  • Undertake follow-up monitoring to ensure that proposed mitigation measures are implemented according to the E&S safeguards instruments;

  • Conduct supervision and monitor field visits to sites, where applicable;

  • Assist on developing and delivering a series of spot checks to ensure mitigation measures are properly implemented in line with the guideline;

  • Compile reports on E&S impacts, and mitigation measures, as per E&S safeguards instruments;

  • Handle additional assignments as directed by Project Managers;

  • Advice governments on E&;S safeguards

    Capacity Building

  • Provide technical support to projects as required;

  • Carry out training and capacity building on
    E&S tools and frameworks, especially for new personnel in the UNOPS Offices, governments and other potential implementing partners

    Impact of Results

  • All project activities are successfully supervised and monitored against the respective E&S frameworks, including understanding of the risks and impacts and implementation of mitigation measures

  • Successful correction measures are undertaken by UNOPS and all partners where mitigation measures have failed

  • High quality reporting as defined in the project tools

  • Improved staff capacity

    ** Education

  • A university Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant experience in Environmental Science or other relevant discipline may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

  • An advanced University Degree in relevant discipline is an asset.

    ** Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in environmental management is required;

  • At least 1 year of experience with the design or implementation of environmental safeguards tools is required;

  • At least 1 year of experience with environmental risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies is required;

  • Candidates with experience working on rural infrastructure projects will be an asset.

    ** Languages

  • Fluency in written and oral English language required

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Environmental Safeguards Officer -Retainer Jobs in Kenya

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