Job description

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the School Construction Program Manager, the duties and responsibilities of the Environmental and Social Safeguards Officers include but are not confined to:
 Implement environmental and social safeguards related activities as outlined in the project Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and other documents ;
 Work with Environmental Safeguards Specialist and Social Safeguards Specialist to prepare necessary documents, such as environmental and social safeguards guidelines, tools and notes based on national and project funder relevant environmental and social safeguards policies, acts and regulations and disseminate them to the relevant stakeholders within the assigned Districts;
 Ensure that construction sub-projects implementation within assigned Districts comply with project ESMF process and procedures;
 Support environmental and Social screening of subprojects and activities, and prepare subprojects or activities specific Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs);
 Organize environmental and social safeguards orientation, awareness, and training for construction sites labour and local community and participate in national level consultations with major stakeholders;
 Participate in review of sub-projects and activity plan, design, cost and bid documents to ensure environmental and social factors and mitigations are incorporated, and sub-projects documents are in harmony with environmental and social safeguards documents;
 Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports in a manner understandable by non-technical people for effective dissemination purpose and submit them to the Environmental Safeguards Specialist, Social safeguards Specialist and School Construction Program Manager for consolidation;
 Produce relevant summary documents in local languages for dissemination in construction sites at local levels;
 Participate in the conduct of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), prepare Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMPs) and Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) and implement them within the assigned Districts;
 In collaboration with the environmental safeguards specialist and social safeguards specialist, implement the design of communication strategy (Stakeholders Engagement Plan) and action plan to strategically communicate with project beneficiaries and organize a community profiling process to generate sufficient and accurate information;
 Work with Grievance Redress Committees levels to adequately address grievances of project beneficiaries and make proper grievance database to inform reports;
 Work closely with officials of Districts and Sectors in all processes of environmental and social safeguards for sub-projects;
 Ensure that contractors follow the Codes of Conduct signed by the sub-contractors and Employees during construction activities;
 Follow up the Prevention and Response Action Plan (PRAP) included in the project labour Management Procedures regarding Labor Influx, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), Sexual Harassment (SH) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) and be part of community based training/raising awareness sessions on their prevention.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management

    Experience: 2

  • Bachelor’s in Social Sciences

    Experience: 2

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity

  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.

  • Inclusiveness

  • Accountability

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Client/citizen focus

  • Professionalism

  • Commitment to continuous learning

  • Driving License is an added advantage