UNOPS Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Analyst (Retainer) Jobs in Zambia

UNOPS Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Analyst (Retainer) Jobs in Zambia

Functional Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Analyst is required to perform the following specific duties and responsibilities:

    Technical Tasks

  • Support in rolling out the implementation of Environmental and Social (E&S) safeguards tools for the remedial work on the 10 dams (ESMPs) in consultation with IDSP, local governments, and as part of project management.

  • Where necessary, prepare new Abbreviated Resettlement Action Plans (ARAPs) or update existing ARAPs and ensure their implementation, including potential payments of compensation.

  • Oversee, monitor and report on indicators in the ESMPs.

  • Contribute to UNOPS reporting to IDSP.

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

  • Trigger and oversee the implementation of social correction measures by contractors.

  • Ensure that appropriate social mitigation measures are proposed and met.

  • Undertake follow-up monitoring to ensure that proposed mitigation measures are implemented according to the ESMPs.

  • Monitor field visits to sites, where applicable.

  • Assist on developing and delivering a series ospot checks to ensure mitigation measures are properly implemented.

  • Lead on implementing the stakeholder engagements as per the Stakeholder Engagement Plan in the ESMPs.

  • Lead on the implementation / administration of the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM), as per GRM design.

  • Report on stakeholder engagement and GRM.
    Handle additional assignments as directed by Project Managers.

    Capacity Building

  • Lead in organizing and where necessary implementing any trainings and awareness sessions for communities and authorities (as per ESMPs).

  • Provide technical support to the project team as required.

  • Carry out training and capacity building on E&S tools and frameworks, especially for new staff in the UNOPS Offices and among contractors.

    Impact of Results

  • All project activities are successfully support and monitored against the respective ESMPs, including understanding of the risks and impacts and implementation of mitigation measures.

  • Successful correction measures are undertaken by UNOPS and constructors where mitigation measures have failed.

  • High quality reporting as defined in the project tools.

    Improved staff capacity.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or equivalent field is required.

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Science or equivalent field will be considered an asset.


  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in social development, gender equality and women’s empowerment is required.

  • Previous experience with the design or implementation of social safeguards
    tools is desired.

  • Experience with one E&S safeguards framework of at least one international organization / regional Bank is highly desired.

  • Experience in Africa, preferably Zambia, is an asset.

  • Experience working on rural infrastructure projects will be preferred.


  • Fluency in read, oral and written English is required.

  • Knowledge of local dialects is an asset.


  • Integrity and Inclusion - Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same.
  • Upholds organizational and ethical norms.
  • Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

  • Partnering - Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first.

  • Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

  • Results Orientation - Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal.

  • Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them.

  • Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

  • Agility - Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.

  • Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

  • Solution Focused - Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.

  • Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

  • Effective Communication - Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.

  • Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge.

  • Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Health, Safety, Social and Environmental Analyst (Retainer) Jobs in Zambia

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