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Senior Environmental Specialist - GG

United States of America, Washington, Washington DC - World Bank Group

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgEastern and Southern Africa (AFE)Home to about 700 million of Africa's people, the World Bank's Eastern and Southern Africa Region is a geographically, culturally and economically diverse region of 26 countries stretching from the Red Sea in the North to the Cape of Good Hope in the South. The Regional Vice Presidential Unit, which includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has an estimated gross domestic product of $945,567 million in 2019. South Africa, an upper middle-income country, is the region's largest economy, followed by Angola, Kenya and Ethiopia. Seychelles and Mauritius are the Region's only high-income economies.The region boasts some of the world's richest natural resources. DRC produces much of the world's mined cobalt, and Angola leads the region in the production of crude oil. For many Eastern countries, agricultural products are the main commodity; Ethiopia and Uganda lead the region in coffee exports, while Kenya is the largest tea exporter. For Southern countries, precious metals and minerals are the biggest exports, including gold and diamonds from South Africa and platinum from Zimbabwe.While much of Africa's population lives in rural areas, Eastern and Southern African cities continue to grow. In South Africa, nearly half of the population lives in urban areas, such as Johannesburg, the country's largest city. This does not translate into a reduction in poverty; however, South Africa, remains a dual economy and is one of the most unequal countries in the world.The region harbors some of Africa's protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile, while significant gaps in education, health, and skills development continue to keep people from reaching their full potential. This creates huge development challenges, and impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people, and hinders regional integration and trade. Additionally, locust swarms are ravaging crops and jeopardizing food security across East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. The Horn of Africa, which already has 22 million severely food insecure people and more than 12 million internally displaced, is facing a critical food security emergency. Estimates are that and damages and losses could amount to as much as $9 billion in 2020.The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on human life, strained health systems and with contracting agricultural production, Sub-Saharan Africa could face a severe food security crisis.These challenges also create an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future, as well as regional economic organizations, which play a strong role in helping countries reach their development potential.The World Bank Group (WBG) has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on priorities detailed in the World Bank Africa strategy, including building up the digital economy, creating jobs and transforming economies. The strategy also prioritizes regional integration and research to maximize development impact for clients. Read more: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/eastern-and-southern-africaThe World Bank is committed to helping countries to realize their considerable development potential and become more competitive in the global economy by focusing on the following priorities:? Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.? Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa's vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030.Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.? Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities.? Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption:  In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure.? Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity.? Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both East and Sub-Saharan Africa.The World Bank is a dedicated partner for East and Southern African countries, helping them deliver strong development outcomes for their people. A brighter future for the region is a better future for the world.  UNIT CONTEXTThe Regional Environment and Social Standards Adviser (RSA) within the Development Effectiveness Unit in the East and Southern Africa Region ensures that lending operations supported by the Bank comply with applicable environmental and social policies.  The RSA's primary role is to advise Regional Bank management and Task Teams on all proposed lending operations across the World Bank to ensure that project design is consistent with the requirements of the Bank's environmental and social policies and that projects are implemented in accordance with policy requirements. The RSA provides support to high risk /high profile operations under preparation and implementation as part of the unit's corporate risk management function. The RSA work program also includes: collaborating with Bank Regional management and Global Practice Groups to address environmental and social issues in operations; executing the mandate and accountability of the Safeguards Advisors as defined in the ADM Framework; conducting training workshops on social and environmental policies and standards for Bank staff and clients; carrying out periodic thematic studies of environmental and social policies management during project implementation; contributing to corporate initiatives such as the safeguards reform process and the development of dissemination of technical good practice guidance materials for Bank staff as well as contributing to the capacity building of Bank staff and borrowers. In the case of Investment Lending projects, the RSA review process assesses the potential environmental and social impacts, and the adequacy of proposed measures to address these impacts and compliance with the Bank's Safeguard Policies.  For high-risk or projects with a corporate risk profile, the RSA retains review and clearance authority, supporting teams with the preparation of Environmental Assessments and Management Plans and Frameworks, Social Assessments and Indigenous Peoples and Resettlement Plans and Frameworks.  The RSA is seeking an experienced and hands-on Senior Environmental Specialist whose primary role is to support the RSA in overseeing the application of the ESF policy and standards, and compliance with the environmental safeguard policies in the Bank's investment lending operations and Program for Results operations (PforRs).  As part of the RSA Team, the Senior Environmental Specialist will also interact regularly with colleagues in Headquarters and in field offices, in the effective conduct of her/his work. A willingness to share knowledge, draw on expertise and help create a supportive work environment is therefore critical.   Duties & Accountabilities : As part of the multi-disciplinary team of E&S specialists, the Sr. Environmental Specialist will support the RSA in overseeing the application of the ESF policy and standards and compliance with the environmental safeguard policies in the Bank's investment lending operations and PforRs. The Specialist will also support E&S risk management across the lending portfolio, assist in interpreting the environmental policies, promote building environmental sustainability into project design and implementation, support the use of sound environmental assessments methodologies across sectors and countries, and participate in knowledge and learning initiatives. The Sr. Environmental Specialist will report to the Manager for Development Effectiveness and for day-to-day coordination will work under the direction of the RSA. The Sr. Environmental Specialist will have the following responsibilities:? Reviewing new Bank investment project proposals to ensure that environmental issues are properly addressed as required by the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework policy and standards, as well as the Bank's safeguard policies and international good practice documents;? Reviewing new Bank PforR proposals to ensure that environmental issues are properly addressed as required by the World Bank's PforR policy;? Support implementation of Bank operations, as related to E&S policies and project-specific environmental requirements, including monitoring retained projects;? Provide expert advice to Task teams on environmental impact assessments, including regional, strategic and cumulative assessments; environmental management frameworks and plans, including those for monitoring, reporting and evaluation; stakeholder engagement consultation plans; and measures related to natural habitats conservation, natural resource management, pest management, forest management, dam safety and international waterways management, occupational health and safety, pollution control, and environmental remediation; ? Providing expert guidance to Task Teams on environmental risk management, impact assessments and mitigation measures as well as current good international practice on environmental issues,? Providing comments and guidance on project environmental assessment instruments and documentation; provide support for the development of required Bank documentation, if needed;? Providing comments and guidance on PforR documents, including the E&S Systems Assessment (ESSA).? Carrying out periodic thematic studies of environmental and social policies management during project implementation.? Coordinating and sharing information with Bank staff, clients and consultants providing environmental risk management project support and training as well as contributing to the capacity building of Bank staff and borrowers     Selection Criteria   The Sr. Environmental Specialist must be a team oriented professional with proven ability to carry out complex tasks as part of a multi-disciplinary team; capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines; and ability to work with and advise task teams and key stakeholders on environmental risks and impacts.? Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in environmental or natural sciences, engineering or other relevant discipline;? At least eight (8) years of full-time relevant professional experience with a sustained record of achieving high quality substantive results? Experience in environmental risk management, preparation and/or review of project environmental risk and impact assessments, environmental management plans, capacity assessments and institutional strengthening measures;? Proven ability to conceptualize, design and implement major projects and to produce major/complex reports or studies;? Good knowledge of the World Bank's environmental and social policies and standards? Demonstrated maturity and sound judgment, attention to detail, and ability to convey complex messages succinctly and diplomatically;? Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, and ability to represent the Department with internal and external partners and interact effectively with Senior Management.? Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese required, French desirable;? Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams.? Excellent workflow management and task organization skills; able to coordinate all aspects of the workflow of assigned responsibilities.? Ability to coach/mentor more junior staff.  Required Professional Competencies:? Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Solid understanding of environmental policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations;? Environmental and Natural Sciences and Engineering ? Demonstrates strong knowledge of one or more relevant thematic areas of environmental engineering, civil engineering, environmental science, ecology, zoology, botany occupational health and safety related to infrastructure, or environmental risk management; and deep experience in applying this knowledge to policy-related decisions and advice;? Policy Dialogue Skills ? Possesses political judgement, diplomatic acumen and negotiating skills; builds and sustains key stakeholder relationships with government and other key stakeholders;? Integrative Skills ? Demonstrates ability to think and work across WBG practices and sectors; integrates divergent viewpoints of multiple external and internal stakeholders into a coherent strategy/program/project;? Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena ? Fully understands the Bank's development initiatives and policies and practices related to lending and non-lending; Guides research and translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.  WBG Core Competencies? Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions with others.? Deliver Results for Clients - Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.? Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across the WBG and brings differing ideas to the forefront.? Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.? Make Smart Decisions - Recommends and takes decisive action. [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) 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. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.           ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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13/01/2022 - 24/01/2022

Senior Environmental Specialist - GG

United States of America, Washington, Washington DC - World Bank Group

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org   About the Global Environment Facility (GEF) The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a multilateral financial mechanism created in 1991 to provide grant and concessional funds to recipient countries for projects and programs that address biodiversity loss, climate change mitigation and adaptation, degradation of international waters, land and forests, ozone depletion, elimination or reduction of persistent organic pollutants and mercury, all within the framework of sustainable development. The GEF unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. An independently operating financial organization, GEF is the designated financial mechanism for five international environmental conventions: the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Minamata Convention on Mercury. GEF is also a designated financial mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. In the years since its establishment, the GEF has funded over 4,500 projects in 170 countries, and many thousands more through the GEF Small Grants Program, providing $20.5 billion in grants that leveraged $112 billion in co-financing. The GEF Secretariat, construed for administrative purposes as a Vice Presidential Unit (VPU) within the World Bank, has approximately 70 professional and administrative and client support staff. The Secretariat is seeking a Senior Environmental Specialist to coordinate the Oceans and International Waters Program of the GEF Programs Unit with a series of program management, analytical and policy needs.     Duties and Accountabilities The GEF Secretariat is looking for a dynamic and experienced Senior Environmental Specialist, with a passion for oceans, transboundary marine and freshwater conservation and regional cooperative management contributing to sustainable use of shared water resources.  The chosen candidate will work towards the promotion of integrated and transformative approaches to reverse the environmental degradation of transboundary freshwater and marine natural resources, which will provide the necessary conditions to allow humanity and life on earth to keep evolving within the planetary boundaries.   The Senior Environmental Specialist will have a key role in the on-going implementation of the GEF-7 "Oceans and International Waters Strategy", the design and launch of the GEF-8 Oceans and International Waters Strategy, corresponding Integrated Programs and formulation of future strategies. He/she will support the ongoing portfolio of Oceans and International Waters investments, among others through participating in project steering committees, active engagement with IW: LEARN and generally work towards harnessing and disseminating results and achievements from the existing portfolio. Further, he/she will support the GEFSEC's mandate to deliver global environmental benefits by supporting developing countries in their commitments towards several Multilateral Agreements. The selected candidate will also ensure that generally recognized methodologies to estimate, monitor and report on the Global Environmental Benefits related to Oceans and International Waters focal area that are appropriately included in and applied to GEF projects and programs. The ideal candidate should have a workable understanding of the complexity of the GEF partnership arrangement and of the dynamics of a complex set of GEF client countries. The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, experience with multisectoral transboundary marine and freshwater conservation projects in developing countries, along with political acumen and the capacity to work effectively on sensitive issues with senior management, the GEF Council and across different implementing agencies and partners of the GEF. Reporting to the GPU Manager, the selected candidate will provide support to the GEF Programs Unit and work across regions and thematic focal areas, as required.   Project Review and Regional Team(s) Participation Under the supervision of the Manager of the GEF Programs Unit, the selected candidate will: - Coordinate the Oceans and International Waters Focal Area technical team which includes holding regular team meetings, providing general guidance on IW best practices project reviews to GEFSEC staff and Agencies, distribute project and program reviews among staff members, and coordinate the Inter-Agency task force with periodic meetings and events. - Engage in the evaluation, review, implementation, and monitoring of projects developed under the GEF-7 Oceans and International Waters Focal Area Strategy, and in the future GEF-8 Oceans and International Waters Focal Area Strategy and associated Integrated Programs.   This engagement includes the providing guidance and monitoring the application of appropriate methodologies for the estimation of the GEBs associated with this focal area. - Act as the point person, including for the provision of technical support to GEF staff as needed, for all issues related to Oceans and International Waters, representing the GEF at important events and meetings on these topics. - Provide thought leadership across the organization on thematic areas relevant for the GEF-8 Oceans and International Waters as established in the GEF-8 Programming Directions. - Manage reviews of project proposals to be financed by the GEF Trust Fund, according to the agreed project review criteria, provide guidance on major issues involved in the development of project proposals and assist in overall preparation of work programs to be presented to council. - Participate in the GEF work within Regional Teams on GEF issues, including participation in country dialogues, expanded constituency workshops, and the GEF Country Support Program.  - As required, represent the GEF at a senior level at selected international, political, scientific and operational forums. - Participate in the political outreach to relevant countries in international for a, with the relevant international platforms and events related to International Waters. - Provide quality inputs to the CEO and GPU Director on country and thematic briefings, talking points, speeches, analytical/strategic documents. - Support the design and development of knowledge management products, brochures, outreach and communication material, and provide inputs on the revision of operational processes and procedures, as requested.  - Support the development and delivery of GEF reports, Council documents, engagement plans, and other work products related to the Climate Change Mitigation Focal Area, as needed. - Undertake additional duties as required by Director and Manager of the GEF Programs Unit.     Selection Criteria   - The candidate should possess a Masters' with at least eight years of professional experience, or a Ph.D., with seven years of experience in the field of marine biology, oceanography, hydrology or other relevant natural science disciplines with substantial experience on intersectoral transboundary freshwater and/or marine resource conservation, international and regional management, natural resources management and knowledge management. - The candidate should demonstrate an excellent knowledge of achieving conservation outcomes for transboundary marine and freshwater ecosystems, preferably within an international context. - The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, experience with multisectoral transboundary marine and freshwater conservation projects in developing countries, combined with results management skills to build portfolio results and outcomes. - In addition to the required skills above, the following skills would be desirable: - Experience with transboundary marine and freshwater projects and programs in developing countries. - Knowledge of existing inter-governmental and private initiatives related to International Waters. - Understanding of transboundary water and marine knowledge and results management mechanisms. - Demonstrable experience in the selection and application of generally recognized methodologies for the estimation of Global Environmental   Benefits related to International Waters.   - Ability to deal with a range of stakeholders, international organizations, development agencies, scientific and technical bodies, private sector entities, developing country counterparts, and NGOs would be an advantage. - Ability to think analytically, strategically, and programmatically. - Proven record of constructive and positive engagement in leading a program and policy dialogue with client Governments, donors and other stakeholders; - Proven ability to work in teams, both as a team leader and team member - Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences. Second language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) is highly desirable. - Ability to work independently on complex tasks on tight deadlines.         - Demonstrated ability to function as a team player within and across teams. - Ability to work in a multicultural environment in an international setting. - Working knowledge of the operations of the Global Environment Facility and its Agencies is preferable.   Required Competencies:Deliver results for clients: - Sets challenging goals to support the delivery of the GEF mission and is always looking to improve - Understands clients' most pressing challenges and contributes to solutions - Takes personal responsibility for producing high quality work, identifying and informing of risks, and delivering results for clients Lead and innovate:  Applies critical thinking to current approaches, identifies areas for improvement, and tries new solutions that drive results - Encourages and works with others to identify, incubate and implement relevant solutions - Identifies opportunities in changing circumstances and energizes others to continuously improve, using intentional strategies to boost morale, team spirit, and productivity in context of WBG's values and mission - Operates in ambiguity and changing needs and supports others to do the same and helps others to understand problems, client needs and the underlying context - Considers own behavior in context of World Bank Group values and mission and recognizes impact one has on others Collaborate within Teams and across Boundaries:  - Keeps others fully informed to ensure integration and work consistency and displays a sense of mutuality and respect - Collaborates across organizational boundaries, internally and externally with a sense of mutuality and respect - Consistently engages others in open dialogue, brings out any conflicting viewpoints and incorporates viewpoints into solutions, giving credit where credit is due. - Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved and leverages expertise of all team members to ensure successful outcomes - Seeks and listens to input from others to inform own decision making and openly shares information - Frames thinking/actions with a WBG corporate perspective in mind  Create, apply and share knowledge: - Is known in the subject area and is sought out by peers to advise or contribute to knowledge products and is interested in building on personal and professional networks to advance GEF mission - Actively invests in own knowledge and seeks feedback and interested in contributing to the GEF's body of knowledge by applying lessons learned and expertise - Seeks opportunities to mentoring junior staff less to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge - Builds networks across the international development/environment community and as part of existing external professional groups/networks Make smart decisions: - Applies critical thinking and contributes to decision making by providing data and relevant risk-analysis and takes initiative and makes decisions in a timely manner - Seeks and analyzes facts, data and lessons of past experience to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work - Evaluates risk and anticipates the short and long-term implications of decisions and commits to a decision and takes action once a decision has been reached. [World Bank Group Core Competencies](https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O) 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. Learn more about working at the [World Bank](https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers) and [IFC](https://www.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/Careers_Ext_Content/IFC_External_Corporate_Site/IFC+Careers/Working+at+the+IFC/), including our values and inspiring stories.             ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations) [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi) [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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