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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
  • Since inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to a closely associated group of five development institutions. Our mission evolved from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) as facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development to the present-day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation in close ...
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    Environmental Specialist

    Job #: req13455
    Grade: GF
    Sector: Environment
    Organization: World Bank
    Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
    Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

    Duties and Accountabilities
    Environment Safeguard and Standards:

    During project preparation:

    • Screen potential Environmental and Social (E&S) risks & impacts;
    • Determine the appropriate risk classification; Prepare Concept Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS);
    • Conduct thorough assessment of E&S risks & impacts;
    • Review E&S documents available prior to Appraisal; and Prepare Appraisal ESRS.

    During project implementation:

    • Supervise project compliance with the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and Safeguard Policies as provided in the environmental and social assessment documents and management plans.
    • Participate in project technical discussions and field visits.
    • Review project reports and build effective working relationships with the project implementation agency to ensure proper implementation of the ESF.

    During both preparation and implementation:

    • Go beyond narrow policy compliance to look for opportunities to support clients in achieving the project development goals.
    • Work closely with the project task team and the social development specialist to ensure that projects are implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

    Capacity building:

    • Enhance the Client’s capacity to manage environmental and social risks and impacts of projects.
    • Provide training to: i) Environment Specialists of various World Bank funded project implementation agency and ii) staff of the line ministries.  

    Operations Support:

    • Provide support in the implementation of ENB operations in Nigeria including:
    • Day-to-day follow up on project implementation; review procurement plans and TORs submitted by the client to ensure alignment with the project objectives and consistency with World Bank fiduciary policies;
    • Participate in implementation support missions under the guidance of the Task Team Leader and follow up on project progress;
    • Elaborate mission aide-memoires and ensure timely execution of missions' action plans.

    Selection Criteria

    • Master's Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management, Geography, or a related field from a recognized university
    • 5+ years of proven, relevant professional experience including environmental risk management (safeguards) and project management,
    • Strong knowledge of environmental and climate issues in Nigeria
    • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse qualitative and quantitative environmentally related data and information
    • Familiarity with the World Bank Group’s organizational structure, its Policies, and procedures; experience working on World Bank Group projects is preferred
    • Knowledge of Bank Environmental and Social Standards is preferred
    • Good team player who can work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, motivate and lead group efforts and network effectively across boundaries; ability to function independently, with a high degree of motivation, flexibility, and reliability.
    • Excellent oral communication and writing skills in English and French to deliver information effectively in support of team or workgroup.

    World Bank Group Core Competencies:

    • The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
    • We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.


    • Required Language(s): English, French.

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