E T Consultant Internship at The World bank in Cairo, Egypt
E T Consultant internship candidate will report to the EAP SEAE1 Practice Manager based in Singapore and the Country Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Focal Point based in Sydney.
Duties and Responsibilities for E T Consultant
The Environmental Specialist’s role will be to oversee and support compliance with the WBG’s safeguards policies and ESF, ensuring that environmental sustainability is integrated into project design and implementation.
- Provide advice to clients on environmental risk management in World Bank-financed projects.
- Work closely with the ESF Country Focal Point to ensure the effective integration of environmental due diligence into the design, appraisal and implementation of WBG supported projects.
- Provide expert advice to client and counterpart organizations, project teams and WBG management with regards to the preparation of all environment-related due diligence, assessment and management materials. This includes environmental impact assessments (both project-specific and regional), strategic and cumulative assessments; and specific plans related to occupational health and safety, natural habitats conservation etc.
- Provide environmental input in project documents in accordance with the Bank operational policies and assist with managing timely and proper disclosure procedures and public consultation requirements for all required environmental assessment and management instruments.
- Working closely with World Bank procurement specialists, provide expert guidance to clients in tendering and contracting specialized consultant services for environmental risk assessment and management tasks. This includes the preparation of terms of reference for due diligence and management activities, and assistance in selection, contracting and supervision of consultants.
- Provide technical training and capacity building related to environmental risk management and occupational health and safety, including WBG safeguard policies and ESF requirements.
- Participate as a team member in various projects, including participating in identification and supervision missions; seeking and developing opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies into various investment project operations. In addition, maintaining regular dialog with the client and enhancing their capacity for understanding of and compliance with environmental policies; and contributing to mission outputs and reports.
- Other assignments as and when required.
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- Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental engineering, environmental science, environment or natural resource management, or related fields.
- A minimum of five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environmental risk management sector.
- Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of investment projects involving civil works, extractive or industrial activities.
- Field experience in both assessing project site vulnerabilities/risks, as well as supervising/inspecting/monitoring projects with significant environmental dimensions and/or risks during implementation to mitigate and monitor environmental impacts.
- Collaborative, experienced in working in a broad range of cultural contexts, with multi-disciplinary teams, and with the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong written English including the ability to write clear and concise technical reports.
- Willingness to travel extensively in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea and possibly to other countries is necessary, including to remote rural areas.
- Familiarity with WBG’s safeguards policies, ESF and/or IFC’s Performance Standards/MIGA Environmental and Social policies or similar standards will be advantageous.
- Applicants must have the right to live and work in Fiji.
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