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Environmental and Social Performance Specialist - Land Reform Activity

Togo
Jun 14, 2018

 

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Environmental and Social Performance Specialist candidates for an anticipated 4-year Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded Land Reform to Accelerate Agricultural Productivity (LRAP) initiative in Togo.

 

The LRAP initiative comprises four main objectives: (i) expand access to land by identifying, legitimizing, and formalizing customary land rights; (ii) move the legitimized rights into the formal system; (iii) improve the formal system so that it effectively protects all legitimate land rights; and (iv) expand inclusive access to land by ensuring that recognition of women’s rights, already recognized in formal law, are fully incorporated into practice.

 

Position Description/Summary:

The Environmental and Social Performance Specialist will be responsible for working with the COP to actively manage, supervise, monitor and review the environmental and social performance of project activities. Position to be based in Togo.

 

Responsibilities:

*Appraise the Environmental risks and impacts associated with the project

*Define steps required to ensure compliance with PS2 (labor relations), PS5 (involuntary resettlement, livelihood restoration or economic displacement), and PS1 (experience with Environmental and Social Management Systems, Stakeholder Engagement/public consultations or grievance mechanisms) guidelines.

*Provide training on Environmental and Social Performance issues

*Analyze and disseminate lessons learned and best practices

*Develop tools, checklists and guidelines to improve efficiencies of project processing and enable improved management of environmental and social issues.

 

Qualifications:

*Master’s degree or higher in environmental planning, geography, biology, international sustainable development, public administration or other relevant environmental or social science;

*At least 15 years’ experience in carrying out environmental and social impact assessments studies/environmental analyses;

*In-depth knowledge of IFC Performance Standards (PS), specifically PS2 (labor relations), PS5 (involuntary resettlement, livelihood restoration or economic displacement), and PS1 (experience with Environmental and Social Management Systems, Stakeholder Engagement/public consultations or grievance mechanisms;

*Experience addressing above issues in the context of land reform is preferred;

*Demonstrated experience in implementing training and capacity-building activities is required;

*Experience communicating with government officials, communities and other stakeholders is required

*Management and supervisory experience;

*French language fluency (oral and written) and previous experience in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably West Africa, is required;

*Togolese and West African nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 



To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter/Letter of Application explaining qualifications for position

* CV/Resume in reverse chronological format

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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