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Environment Specialist

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Last update: May 27, 2024 Last update: May 27, 2024

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Deadline: Jun 15, 2024
Location: Vanuatu
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English English
Work experience:Min 10 years
Date posted: May 27, 2024
Expected starting date: Aug 1, 2024

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Description

Background:

The Government of the Republic of Vanuatu (GoV), with assistance of World Bank, plans to South Santo road, which plays an important role for the island of Santo, linking its east to its west, while also serving transit traffic between its northwest via Tasiriki and Luganville.

Qualification Ceriteria:

The Expert should have Masters Degree in Environment Sciences or other related discipline from a recognized institution. 

The Expert shall have expertise in carrying out environmental management, environmental monitoring, for internationally funded development projects. Shall have proven experience of undertaking EIA, review & preparation of ESMPs, and monitoring of ESMPs during construction supervision, according to World Bank's E&S Guidelines. 

Proven experience in the Pacific Region or similar region with small Islands; Preference will given to candidates having previous experience of working in Vanuatu. 

The Expert shall be familiar with the Environment laws of Vanuatu as well as World Bank’s safeguard requirements.

Responsibilities:

The main role of the specialists is to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed river gravel extraction activities, undertake due diligence in assessing the proposed designs against the EMSP, prepare environmental additional for the bid documentation based on the requirements of the ESMP and the outcomes of the EIA and monitor that the guidelines are being followed during the construction period. To ensure that the DSC supervisory team monitors and supervises all  physical works and ancillary activities to meet project safeguards requirements at all times. Requirements being set out in the supplementary specifications in particular the project ESMPs. To ensure the Contractor’s CESMP is fit for purpose and followed by the contractor. To advise and ensure DSC team on safeguards requirements and take these into account when undertaking supervision works. To ensure all reporting responsibilities around safeguards performance are met. Specific tasks of the specialists will include the following:

  • Ensure all requirements in the DSC Phase 2 (Construction Supervision, Monitoring and Reporting) TOR for environmental safeguards are achieved and additionally:
  • Ensure ESMP is implemented for all works through site inspection, advice and training to other DSC staff including inspectorate. Make recommendations for any corrective actions or design changes or methods of works to avoid environmental impacts.
  • Make recommendations for CESMP changes where required.
  • Review all CESMP revisions and updates.
  • Prepare and contribute to all environmental safeguards reports or sections of reports and recommendations for contract payments.
  • Ensure project GRM is accurately followed, responded to and reported on to the Client.
  • Review the project scope, preparation of EMMP the range of subprojects and the nature of works planned, paying specific attention to any environmental issues identified during implementation;
  • Visit each proposed subproject and liaise with the MIPU project Office for Natural Resources and the Environment to ensure that all environmental concerns of the subprojects have been identified and documented.
  • With reference to the results of the field visits, revise and update the environmental documentation and requirements prepared during the appraisal mission;
  • With reference to the documentation prepared by the appraisal consultants, prepare an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the construction phase of the project. The plan will include guidelines for contractors requiring good 
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