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  • Environmental and Social Consultant at Deloitte

  • Posted on: 24 October, 2018 Deadline: 31 October, 2018
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  • Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 263,900 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose - to make an impact that matters.

    In Nigeria, Deloitte is a leading professional services firm, providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory, Business Process and Corporate Finance services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries.

    Environmental and Social Consultant


    Requisition code: NG158083VA
    Location: Abuja
    Direct Report: PMO/Results Management Lead
    Business Unit: General
    Programme Description

    • Deloitte is leading a power sector transformation programme which has been established by a development agency to support reform within Nigeria’s power sector.
    • Key objectives of the reform programme include addressing gas to power challenges, competitive procurement of clean and conventional energy, utility distribution sector reform, and off-grid electricity access.
    • Ideally, the project will enable 10,000 MW of new-rehabilitated electricity generation capacity, and 3 million new electricity connections, enabling reliable and affordable electricity access to millions of people for the first time.

    Position Description

    • The Environmental and Social consultant is responsible for producing environmental and social impact assessments, management plans, and other related reports.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Prepare Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) reports;
    • Prepare Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) reports;
    • Prepare Resettlement Action Plan and Livelihood Restoration Plan reports; and
    • Prepare other Environment & Social related reports/reviews as may be required under the NPSP
    • Study the existing process for obtaining the environmental approvals for mini-grids and solar home system projects and suggest improvements for simplification of the process, especially focused on the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)’s Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI) projects
    • Review Environment & Social regulatory/institutional framework
    • Review general Environment & Social literature
    • Perform Environment & Social issues scoping and stakeholder engagements;
    • For Rural Electrification Agency’s Energizing Economies Initiative projects:
    • Analyse the current process, through the implementation of the first phase of projects under the Energizing Economies Initiative
    • Document lessons learnt from the existing process
    • Revise process design
    • Liaise with teams from REA, the Rural Electrification Fund (REF), and other government departments to have a buy-in of the revised design
    • Design and deliver training programs on this process for project developers
    • Report preparation and submission to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv.) for approvals as may become necessary; and
    • Any other Environment & Social task that may become necessary under the NPSP.

    Educational Requirements

    • All applicants are expected to have either a minimum of a PhD degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience; a Juris Doctor - JD (All But Dissertation - "ABD") with at least 10 years of relevant experience; an MS/MA/MBA with at least 12 years of relevant experience; a BS/BA degree with at least 15 years of relevant experience or a degree less than a BS/BA with at least 20 years of experience.

    Required Skills:

    • Experience of environmental approval processes with power generation projects in Nigeria and ESG reporting per various international standards
    • Experience of working with government departments in emerging market environments.
    • Effective communication skills and ability to coordinate between various stakeholders, including government departments and private sector organisations, Development Financial institutions (DFIs), local commercial banks, etc.
    • Work independently within established guidelines, prioritize and coordinate activities, and meet critical deadlines
    • Work cooperatively with others; build and maintain constructive relationships with those encountered during course of work; respond effectively and tactfully to hostility, confusion or concerns expressed by others
    • Effectively represent the department in contacts and relationships with the public, local business community and other government agencies
    • Use sound judgment and personal initiative to accomplish assignments
    • Use appropriate interpersonal style and approach to ensure team cohesiveness and cooperation
    • Locate, research, interpret, and apply environmental laws and regulations
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and produce concise, accurate and impartial reports, narratives, summaries and recommendations

    Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities:

    • Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
    • Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
    • Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
    • Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
    • Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
    • Competitive Edge - Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement
    • Inspirational Leadership - Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others

    What Impact Will You Make?

    • Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance.
    • As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

    How You Will Grow

    • At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn.
    • We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Centre.

    At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.

    Method of Application

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    Applicants should send their Applications to:

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