Senior Environmental Engineer - Tenders Global

Senior Environmental Engineer

World Bank Group




The World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,200 staff, mostly based in 26 country offices, has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on the following priorities:
The Senior Environmental Engineer will have the following key responsibilities: Environmental Risk Management

Ensure the effective integration of environmental due diligence as defined by the World Bank Group (WBG) Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESF), World Bank Operational Policies on safeguards (for older projects that predate the ESF) as well as international good practice documents (e.g. Equator Principles) into the design, appraisal and implementation of WBG-supported projects.
Provide experienced advice to client and counterpart organizations, project teams and WBG management with regard to the preparation of environmental impact assessments, including regional, strategic and cumulative assessments; environmental management frameworks and plans, including plan for monitoring, reporting and evaluation; public consultation plans; and specific plans related to natural habitats conservation, natural resource management, pest management, forest management, and dam safety and international waterways management. Such advice will be based on a detailed analysis of baseline conditions, project scope and impacts, requirements from national legal and institutional frameworks and will be in compliance with the WBG’s operational policies.
Provide experienced mentorship to clients in the preparation of project cycle documentation including terms of reference (ToR) for environmental safeguard instruments, such as environmental and social assessments (incl. strategic, regional and cumulative); environmental and social management frameworks and plans, and Pest Management Plans; and supervising their implementation. Review contract specifications related to environmental safeguards and risks management, particularly for large dams and water projects. Provide technical training for domestic EA practitioners on the ESF and requirements.
Provide environmental input in project documents in accordance with the  ESF and Bank operational policies including Project Concept Note (PCN), Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet (ISDS), Project Appraisal Document (PAD) and Decision/Negotiations Packages, and assist with handling timely and accurate disclosure procedures and public consultation requirements for all required environmental assessment and management instruments.
Work closely with the Regional Safeguards Coordinators in the Africa region who are responsible for assigning safeguards tasks and ensuring the quality of the safeguards work and environmental risk management in the Region.
Project Operations and Analytical Work

Participate in and/or lead natural resource or environmental management projects and the policy dialog with the government and other stakeholders on environment or natural resources. This includes coordination with other financiers, review of sector policies, strategies, and legislation. A particular focus will be to build a portfolio of environment projects, which could include waste management, flood management, forestry and land restoration, and protected areas management.

  • Participate as team member or team leader in the development and/or supervision of implementation of environment or natural resources activities or components in projects, including participation in identification missions; seeking and developing opportunities to integrate sound environmental management and policies in investment project operations; maintaining dialog with the client and enhancing their capacity for understanding and compliance with on environmental policies; and contributing to mission outputs such as back to office reports (BTORs) and Aide Memoires.
  • Facilitate and maintain effective communication with relevant communities of practice, including NGOs, academia, civil society, the private sector as well as specialized international organizations in line with the Bank’s Disclosure Policy and need to harmonize with clients and other international financial institutions in the region.
  • In particular, active participation in communities of practice and global level technical innovation and knowledge sharing in the area of pollution management will be an important component of this position.
  • Actively seek to learn World Bank Group procedures, and contribute to their improvement, by participating in training offered, by developing a personal training program, keeping abreast of research and development knowledge in the environment and natural resources sector, and relevant  environmental risk management processes.
  • Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Manager such as for example, contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing events.
Selection Criteria:
General requirements:
  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering or natural sciences is required. 
  • A minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the engineering or environmental management sector is required.
  • Fluency in English is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of environmental compliance in investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive or industrial activities is required. 
  • Technical experience in environmental assessment and compliance related to large scale dams  would be highly beneficial.
  • Confirmed collaboration and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • A strong sense of partnership and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience working in different developing countries.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Malawi, the Africa region and possibly globally is vital, including to remote rural areas.




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