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Safeguard Specialist – Baidoa & Garowe, Somalia

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Vacancy id VAC-6304
Job title VAC-6304 Safeguard Specialist
Location Baidoa & Garowe
Apply by 22-Sep-2021
Start date 01-Oct-2021
Duration 1 year 0 month
Qualification Bachelor’s in Environmental or Social related area is required (Essential).
Other qualification
Sector experience Minimum of 1.5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Environment experience(Essential).
Minimum of 1.5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Health & Safety experience(Essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 3 year/s of experience in Africa (Desirable).
Languages fluent in English (Essential).
fluent in Somali (Essential).

Job description

CTG overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position SURP II is a municipal governance & infrastructure development project financed by the World Bank (WB) & its partners, aimed at improving access to urban infrastructure & strengthening municipal governance in Somalia. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGOS) through the Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) – Mogadishu representing all 4 municipalities of Mogadishu, Kismayo, Garowe & Baidoa has selected our clients to provide the consulting services for the urban transport infrastructure works to be executed by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the respective municipalities under the project. The works involve  construction of urban roads to bitumen standards, construction of associated drainage works & installation of streetlights, by the contractors engaged by the respective PIU. The scope of this engagement is to provide technical assistance to the PIUs in the works implementation & contracts managements in the areas of implementation support, technical  supervision, performance monitoring, quality control etc., as well as contributing to PIUs capacity buildings.
Role objectives The Safeguard Specialist will assist the PIU’s Environmental & Social Safeguard Specialist for the preparation & update of the project level environmental, social framework instruments & monitoring / reporting on implementation of these instruments. The specific roles & responsibilities are:

  • Assist the PIU’s Environmental & Social Safeguard Specialist for the preparation of the project level instruments such as ESMP / SEP, RAP, LMP, SMP etc.
  • Contribute to ensure that project activities are undertaken in full compliance with WB’s environmental & social standards.
  • Assist in social & environmental related data collection, monitoring & reporting activities.
  • Engaged in environmental, social safeguard framework & plans awareness raising  among the community members & Implementing Partners (IPs) to seek full support to the plans implementation.
  • Advise the Resident Engineer on environmental & social safeguard non compliances & improvement opportunities for communicating with the PIU.
  • Involved in PIU staff capacity building through knowledge sharing & on the job training on environmental & social safeguard related areas.
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the Resident Engineer.
Project reporting This role reports to the Resident Engineer.
Key competencies
  • University Degree in Environmental or Social related area is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment /  management is required.
  • Community consultation experience is required.
  • Good communication skills, report writing skills, fluency in English & Somali language are required.
  • Familiarity & experience with the application of WB safeguards framework in development projects is an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in social, environmental, health and safety areas as specified in the Terms of Reference.
Team management This role has no team management responsiblity.
Further information
  • Applicants are requested to submit a detailed CV addressing the position requirements as per the Terms of Reference.
  • The qualified applicants from the respective Municipality will be given priority considerations 



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