Environmental and Social Management Specialist (Uganda)

Added on 29.11.2017
Category R&D/Science, NGO, Engineering, Banking, agronomy /agriculture
Countries Uganda Tanzania
Cities Nairobi Kampala Dar es Salaam
Level Senior Middle
Contract type Contract
Main Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

  • Develop, review and implement environmental, social management and climate finance policies and guidelines for the Bank.
  • Work with stakeholders including regulators to enforce compliance and improve Environment and Social standards of the institution.
  • Prepare and share position papers on the environmental, social management and climate finance strategy and standards of the Bank.
  • Raise awareness and provide training on environment, social and climate finance issues and related risk management standards and practices in the Bank.
  • Advise on the environmental issues related to investment projects, and advise on the best ways to mainstream environmental aspects into project design (including capacity building, awareness raising, public consultation and disclosure).
  • Contribute to the project appraisal processes by reviewing, analyzing and advising on social and environmental impact/risks, and in case of climate finance projects by reviewing, analyzing and advising on monitoring, reporting and verification framework adopted and appropriate mitigation measures on investment projects. Advise on best practice, and contribute accordingly to the supervision of the projects by providing specific oversight on the implementation of the environmental and social mitigation and monitoring arrangements.
  • Review applicable environmental permits and permit conditions associated with projects.
  • Understand the global and regional strategic focus with regards to environmental and social matters.  Keep abreast of national and international legislation, contribute to policy dialogue with stakeholders in the region and advise the Bank accordingly.
  • Represent the Bank in technical meetings related to environmental and social management.
  • Prepare environmental compliance reports with action plans for management.
  • Carryout any other duties assigned by Management.
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • The desired candidate should be holder of an advanced degree (post graduate degree) in engineering, ecology/environmental sciences/natural resource management or other relevant discipline,
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to lead a team of professionals in the execution of major project components;
  • Ability to engage with various stakeholders, effective influencing skills and demonstrated diplomacy;
  • IT skills: Advanced knowledge of presentation and publishing software
  • open to candidates from the East African Region
IT Skills
Experience Minimum Experience
  • At least 10 years relevant professional experience with no less than 5 years’ experience in environment and social management roles and no less than 1 year experience in dealing with climate finance issues.
  • Note: category: key focus should be on Environment specialists, Climate Finance specialists, etc.
  • Experience in developing and managing Environment and Social programs in DFIs or large corporates, or providing Environment & social risk management advisory services to clients will an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge of best available practices related to Environment and Social risk management standards and practices for financial sector including climate finance;
  • Proven ability and experience in conceptualizing, designing and implementing major projects and producing comprehensive reports or studies;
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