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Environment, Health And Safety Specialist

Closing: Sep 6, 2022

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Published: Aug 24, 2022 (2 months ago)

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The Environment, Health and Safety Specialist will ensure that UECCC complies with the
Environment and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) for the EASP project, which was agreed uponbetween the World Bank and Government of Uganda. He/she will also implement theEnvironmental, Health and Safety activities for the EASP project and ensure compliance withnational legislations.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


(i). Honours degree in Science related field from a recognised University.


(ii). Master’s Degree in Environmental Science disciplines, Environmental Assessments,

Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management or related field from arecognised university.

(iii). Postgraduate qualifications and experience in environmental impact

assessment/environmental audit (EIA/EA) and monitoring.

(iv). At least seven (7) years practical environment, health and safety experience with the World

Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC) funded projects.

(v). Demonstrable knowledge of World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety Standards

and/or IFC performance standards.

(vi). Conversant with the institutional and legislative framework for environmentalmanagement in Uganda. Working knowledge of Uganda’s environmental requirements(policies, laws, regulations and guidelines).

(vii). Registration with NEMA as environmental practitioner or an equivalent body will be an

added advantage.

(viii). Experience and skills in undertaking environmental assessments, developing, or

implementing an ESMS for an institution, developing plans and supporting action planimplementation will be an added advantage.

(ix). Must be self-driven with ability to work with minimal supervision.

(x). Excellent reporting and communication skills.


(xi). Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams in the organisation at all levels.


(xii). Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.


Responsibilities
The Environment, Health and Safety Specialist will ensure that UECCC complies with the
Environment and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) for the EASP project, which was agreed uponbetween the World Bank and Government of Uganda. He/she will also implement theEnvironmental, Health and Safety activities for the EASP project and ensure compliance withnational legislations.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


(i). Honours degree in Science related field from a recognised University.


(ii). Master’s Degree in Environmental Science disciplines, Environmental Assessments,

Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management or related field from arecognised university.

(iii). Postgraduate qualifications and experience in environmental impact

assessment/environmental audit (EIA/EA) and monitoring.

(iv). At least seven (7) years practical environment, health and safety experience with the World

Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC) funded projects.

(v). Demonstrable knowledge of World Bank Environmental, Health and Safety Standards

and/or IFC performance standards.

(vi). Conversant with the institutional and legislative framework for environmentalmanagement in Uganda. Working knowledge of Uganda’s environmental requirements(policies, laws, regulations and guidelines).

(vii). Registration with NEMA as environmental practitioner or an equivalent body will be an

added advantage.

(viii). Experience and skills in undertaking environmental assessments, developing, or

implementing an ESMS for an institution, developing plans and supporting action planimplementation will be an added advantage.

(ix). Must be self-driven with ability to work with minimal supervision.

(x). Excellent reporting and communication skills.


(xi). Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams in the organisation at all levels.


(xii). Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.


A) Project implementation activities.
a) Providing operational leadership on environmental, health and safety safeguards under the
EASP project.

b) Serving as a lead person on environmental, health and safety issues including stakeholder

engagements and working closely with other PIU team members to address any challenges.

c) Advising and/or providing quality operational leadership on major or sensitive matters

relating to environmental impacts and risks associated with EASP project activities.

d) Supporting/facilitating stakeholders, including PFIs and private energy companies, to

incorporate in the processes and conditions of financing; screening, due diligence,environmental, health and safety matters.

e) Ensuring appropriate environmental, health and safety clauses are incorporated in all

agreements signed between UECCC and Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs).

f) Supporting each PFI to develop and/or strengthen their environmental, health and safetysystem and integrate the procedures in the PFI’s business processes.

g) Work with funded PFIs to ensure that subproject sponsors prepare and disclose all risk

assessment and management instruments (ESIA/ESMPs, ESA etc.) in line with UECCC’sESMS, relevant national laws, PFI’s ESMS (commensurate to the risks) and World Bankenvironment and social standards.

h) Review procedures and processes for direct lending to ensure that environmental, health and

safety requirements are properly reflected in contract documents.


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