Safeguards Specialist (Environment) / 180911
Asian Development Bank
Metro Manila, Philippines
8d ago

Purpose

The Safeguards Specialist (Environment) will support the processing and implementation of ADB loan / grant financed projects for all sectors in Indonesia.

S / he will also support the monitoring, identifying, and resolving of environmental issues and trends emerging from SERD's portfolio of projects in Indonesia, including contributing to ADB's overall country strategy and programming in Indonesia.

S / he will also ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009), Safeguard Requirements 1 (Environment), as well as quality and consistency of environmental safeguards documents.

The incumbent report to the Country Director, IRM and may supervise one or more National and Administrative Staff.

Responsibilities

  • As a project processing team mission member, support Project Team Leaders (PTLs) in complying with ADB's environmental safeguard requirements and related communication and disclosure policies in project processing, including identifying issues / impacts and necessary studies, proposing categorization, scoping and defining terms of reference for environmental assessments, and coordinating the environmental assessment process.
  • Provide assistance to PTLs and clients in obtaining ADB environmental safeguard compliance approvals, including for initial environmental categorization, project concept paper, management consideration, and Board consideration.
  • Work with government counterparts and provide guidance in formulating environmental safeguard planning documents (e.g.
  • environmental assessment and review frameworks, environmental assessment documents).

  • As a project administration team mission member, supervise the implementation of environmental management requirements of projects, advise on environmental safeguard compliance risks of environmentally sensitive and complex projects, and identify necessary corrective actions.
  • Coordinate environmental safeguard risk management for the portfolio of projects in one member country under SERD, and support coordination of portfolio of projects in other DMCs of SERD, in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, including participating in project review missions, addressing non-
  • compliances, and responding to documentation / reporting requirements of Office of the Special Project Facilitator and inspection panels.

  • Provide portfolio-wide environment-related input to Quarterly Portfolio Performance Reports.
  • Facilitate public information and disclosure initiatives related to environmental safeguards.
  • Support initiatives on policy dialogue with SERD member countries and development partners to harmonize and better align environmental safeguard compliance procedures and guidelines.
  • Support review and strengthening of country safeguard systems, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate contact with government counterparts, non-government organizations (NGOs), and development partners, together with relevant staff / departments within ADB on environmental safeguard issues.
  • Participate in and contribute to internal and external training and conferences on environmental safeguards as well as to other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.
  • Qualifications

    Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Environmental Engineering, Environment Sciences, or other related fields; University degree in Environmental Engineering, Environment Sciences, or other related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization / s, may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in environmental safeguards, environmental impact assessment and management, and environmental policy.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing environmental, health and safety issues associated with infrastructure development projects, and operational experience in the preparation and implementation of such projects.
  • Familiarity with a multilateral institution's policies and procedures, including but not limited to World Bank Group's Environment, Health and Safety Guidelines
  • International experience working in several countries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Sound expertise in specific area (preferably one of the following areas / sectors : biodiversity conservation, biodiversity impact assessment, power generation and transmission).
  • Experience applying knowledge in diverse international settings and / or different organizations.
  • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive project member.
  • The candidate will be initially assigned at the ADB Headquarters in Manila for a prescribed period with a maximum of one year.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework.
  • General Considerations

    The selected candidate is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

    ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package . Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.

    ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment.

    ADB encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of ADB member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.

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