KE 2 - Environmental & Social Safeguards Specialist

Job Details
Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Approx. 800 working days
KE2 will support FONPLATA’s Environmental Unit to ensure E&S standards are met in EIB projects. (S)He will support FONPLATA to strengthen E&S safeguards in their internal procedures. Basis will be in Santa Cruz, Bolivia with frequent traveling to FONPLATA member countries.
Task description: 
  • Support the final beneficiary to conduct environmental due diligence in accordance with EIB standards through combination of field, deskwork and meaningful consultation with project affected persons and communities as part of the safeguard documentation.
  • Under the guidance of the environmental and social international expert, prepare social and environmental sections of EIB documents, including project fiches and monitoring reports.
  • Review project Environmental Assessment to ensure they are in accordance with EIB standards
  • Support the international expert in identification of training needs of FONPLATA operational staff and final beneficiaries in the area of environment and social safeguards and participate in the delivery of trainings.
  • Support FONPLATA in the integration of environmental and social standards in its internal process of identification, appraisal and implementation of projects
  • Conduct with the final beneficiary field supervision missions as required (but at least 2 a year) for all EIB finance projects to ensure compliance with EMP.
  • Assist FONPLATA communication team in complying with EIB’s disclosure requirements.
  • Prepare Environmental Management Plan (EMP) as part of the bidding documents of EIB financed projects
  • Support the international environmental and social expert in other assigned tasks as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, Biology, Sociology, Anthropology or equivalent;
  • Fluency in Spanish and working knowledge of English. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage
  • Computer literacy including ability to use the advanced functions of MS office to create reports and customised spreadsheets for financial analysis and management reporting purposes;

General Professional Experience

  • At least 3 year experience in the field of environment and social safeguards for infrastructure development projects;
  • Experience with development and monitoring of environmental management plans;
  • Experience in consultation with vulnerable groups and development and monitoring of social management and gender plans.

Specific Professional Experience

  • Experience in multi-sector projects with preferably at least two different aspects of urban and regional development (social infrastructure, energy and energy efficiency, water, waste, transport, etc.);
  • Experience working in at least 3 projects in FONPLATA’s countries with regards environmental and social issues;
  • Knowledge of IFIs environmental and social policies, standards and guidelines in the areas would be an advantage;
  • Experience working with Multilateral Development Bank would be an advantage.
How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please send us your application by email. The application should contain the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English, preferably in EU format.
  • A list of reference persons with their contact details, if they are not already included in the CV.
  • Signed Privacy Statement (see attachment).
  • Your salary expectations in EUR.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Contact person: 

Mariamelia Abellan Perez