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Environment & Social Performance (ESP) Specialist - Substations & Road Maintenance Project

Full Time Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal)
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India - helping to spur investments and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.

Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal) entity. These positions will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
  • Kathmandu,
  • Post Date: 2019-04-07
  • Apply Before: 2019-04-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
  • No. of Position: 1
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  • Experience 5 Years
  • Industry Development Sector
  • Education Qualification Bachelor's

Job Description

Position: ESP Specialist -Substation & RMP
Division: Project Delivery
Report to: Project Manager –Substations or Road Maintenance & Technical Assistance (TA)
Band: C
 
Background & Project Description
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The Compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India—helping to spur investments, and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.
Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal entity. This position will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
 
Position Objective
The Specialist, Environmental & Social Performance (ESP), under the supervision of the Project Manager – Substation (or the Road Maintenance & Technical Assistance (TA), as designated), is responsible for assisting in providing technical input to ensure the environmental and social performance of all Compact funded activities. This involves assisting the Project Manager in ensuring compliance of the Program activities with relevant national environmental and social laws and regulations, MCC Environmental Guidelines, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards on Environment and Social Sustainability.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Planning
  • Develop and/or review, with guidance from the Quality Assurance Managers (EHS and Social) of ESP documents including, but not limited to, Environmental and Social Management System, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and Management Plans, Resettlement Action Plans, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, etc., and under the guidance of the Project Manager, ensure the dissemination and implementation of these tools to improve environmental and social performance on Compact activities;
Technical Assistance
  • Engage MCA Staff, MCC Staff, and other government counterparts to effectively integrate environmental and social considerations into project planning, development, and implementation, including Terms of Reference, work plans, designs, supervision contracts, budgets, timelines, and monitoring mechanisms;
  • Coordinate closely with all MCA Staff in the project team and government counterparts to ensure proper oversight of the implementation of all Compact-funded activities, including participating in field missions.
Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Monitor the adherence of the project team and implementing partners to ESP plans and schedules across different project stages, to ensure efficient implementation of ESP elements and strengthen quality of ESP outputs;
  • Maintains documentation and databases related to ESP information to support reporting and communications activities.
 
 
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Natural Science, Environmental Planning, Engineering, or a similar discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental and social impact assessment on projects of a similar nature.
  • Familiarity with international environmental and social guidelines and policies, including IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.
  • Exposure to Nepali Environment Protection Act & Environment Protection Regulations derived from working on projects of similar nature.
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
  • Responsible and flexible attitude and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Have high integrity and exercise good judgement.
 
This Position Description is subject to revisions/updates as necessary to ensure alignment to the organization’s strategic direction and structure. Revisions to the description are subject to applicable Human Resources policies and procedures, and official versions of each Position Description are maintained by Human Resources.

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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