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E&S Specialist Jobs at the IFC
11/03/2019 7:43:58 PM (Closing Date: 15/03/2019)
Various locations, North America
IFC is hiring E&S specialists in various locations around the world, more information at the WBG website:

Associate Environment and Social Specialist  - ( IFC | req2129 | GF )

Washington, DC

Environment

3/15/2019

Associate Environmental and Social Specialist  - ( IFC | req1935 | GF )

Washington, DC and others

Environment

3/15/2019

Environmental and Social Analyst  - ( IFC | req1936 | GE )

Washington, DC and others

Environment

3/15/2019


Associate Environment and Social Specialist


Job #:

req2129

Organization:

IFC

Sector:

Environment

Grade:

GF

Term Duration: 

3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:

International Recruitment

Location:

Washington, DC

Required Language(s):

Preferred Language(s):

Closing Date:

3/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

 

Objectives/Purpose of Assignment

IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards define IFC clients’ responsibilities for managing the E&S risks and impacts arising from their business activities. Where local communities are potentially impacted, they should have recourse to communicate their concerns to the client company through a project-level grievance mechanism, and, if necessary, to IFC directly. They also have access to the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (www.cao-ombudsman.org), IFC’s independent accountability mechanism. In order to facilitate this process and strengthen IFC’s approach to response and resolution of E&S complaints, CEG is creating a dedicated Complaints Response Support (CRS) Team within CEG. 

The CRS team will track and support complaints submitted to CAO, as well as complaints received directly by IFC (e.g., through external relations, country offices, via project teams, sent to IFC senior management, etc.). The Team’s core responsibilities are to: (i) help roll-out and implement new operational procedures and protocols on Complaint Response; (ii) support investment teams in the CAO complaints handling process, including publicly disclosed Management Responses to CAO findings; (iii) centrally track non-CAO complaints and promote early action / problem solving by investment teams and management; (iv) develop guidance, tools and training to support effective complaints response; (v) compile and disseminate relevant data and lessons learned; (vi) serve as Secretariat to the corporate-wide Complaints Working Group; (vii) develop and rollout procedures to address reprisals against project stakeholders/complainants; and (vii) support the Board Review of CAO/IFC E&S Accountability and its recommendations. 

The Associate E&S Specialist position will play a key role in delivering the CRS work program, which is often high-profile and time-sensitive, requiring interaction with senior management, internal and external stakeholders, the Board secretariat, and CAO. 

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Advise project teams on CAO processes and responding to E&S complaints/concerns based on case precedent and awareness of broader CAO relationship. Engage across departments and propose solutions to address E&S issues at the project and systemic levels. Oversee coordination of IFC’s formal responses to CAO.
  • Develop new procedures, web content and public interface for receiving and responding effectively to E&S complaints from project-affected communities or other external stakeholders on IFC-financed activities outside the formal CAO process.
  • Manage communications between IFC and CAO and ensure consistency and accuracy in messaging and information disclosed. Proactively identify and resolve challenges.
  • Be responsible for following up with teams on implementation of IFC stated commitments in response to CAO and non-CAO complaints at both the institutional and project levels.
  • Develop and deliver analysis, reports, and presentations to IFC staff, management, and external audiences on trends, case studies, date and good practices related to the complaints portfolio.
  • Identify and document good practice and lessons learned, and help develop staff training and guidance materials related to complaints response e.g. e-learning; videos; tipsheets, etc.

Selection Criteria

  • Graduate/advance degree in environmental or social sciences, international development, sustainable development, or other relevant discipline, plus a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience. Experience with community engagement, civil society, grievance mechanisms, or mediation/negotiation skills a plus.
  • Exemplary project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organize and prioritize deliverables, and maintain attention to detail. 
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented, problem solver with a high degree of responsiveness and proactivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely in spoken and written English is essential.  Superior editing capabilities. Additional language skills a plus.
  • Experience in research and analysis. Ability to synthesize and analyze diverse E&S related data and information, craft clear and concise points or messages, and communicate on complex E&S issues in a manner that can be understood by non-experts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills including the ability to relate well with a wide range of internal & external parties (including senior staff, management, CAO, and CSOs) and seek solutions in potentially tense or conflictual situations. 
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, work effectively in and influence a team.
  • Experience working with portfolio information and database management. Strong technological skills and familiarity with data tracking and management programs.
  • High personal integrity and emotional intelligence, with demonstrated ability to handle sensitive matters in a discreet and respectful manner. Diplomatic approach and calm under pressure.
  • Knowledge of IFC Sustainability Framework and Performance Standards a plus.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


 
 

Associate Environmental and Social Specialist


Job #:

req1935

Organization:

IFC

Sector:

Environment

Grade:

GF

Term Duration: 

3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:

Local Recruitment

Location:

Washington, DC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Cairo, Egypt; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Moscow, Russian Federation; Belgrade, Serbia; Bangkok, Thailand; Istanbul, Turkey; Johannesburg, South Africa

Required Language(s):

English

Preferred Language(s):

French, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Spanish

Closing Date:

3/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

 

Objectives/Purpose of Assignment


IFC is looking for dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented professionals with strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills to join IFC’s team of environment and social specialists who are responsible for IFC investments in all regions where IFC operates.  
Locations for these positions include Istanbul, Cairo, Belgrade, Moscow, Bogota, Sao Paulo; Bangkok, New Delhi, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Washington D.C. 

Duties and Accountabilities


The Specialist’s work to be undertaken is described below and will include: 
·       Undertake Environmental and Social (E&S) due diligence of IFC’s proposed investments in real sector projects (e.g., in the mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, agribusiness, health, education and tourism, retail and property sectors) and/or investments through financial intermediaries through:
·       gathering and analyzing available information to identify gaps against specific Performance Standards for assigned projects;
·       identification and proposition of appropriate mitigation measures for risks and impacts;
·       production of high quality work products that clearly and logically frame risk mitigation; and
·       identification of opportunities for value add in project structure, including providing IFC clients with guidance in establishing E&S Management Systems to ensure compliance with IFC E&S requirements;
·       concisely articulate E&S risks to investment staff, IFC management and to IFC’s Board
·       Monitoring oversight of the E&S performance of a personal portfolio of client companies;
·       Contribute to the design and delivery of learning programs on sustainability and environmental risk management for IFC clients and investment staff;
·       Assist IFC investment staff with business development, to ensure the environmental issues are addressed early in the process; and
·       Contribute to design and delivery of E&S advice to support individual clients or wider market adoption of good E&S standards and practices.

Selection Criteria


·       Graduate/Advanced degree in relevant discipline (e.g. environmental management, science, social sciences, engineering or other related discipline).
·       Minimum of five years private sector work experience, preferably in the assessment and management of environmental and/or social impacts in a consultancy, industrial or commercial role.  Comfort in both environmental and social disciplines is highly advantageous.
·       Knowledge of IFC Sustainability Framework and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes, EHS Guidelines (www.ifc.org/ehsguidelines).
·       Driven self-starter with a high degree of responsiveness and proactivity.
·       Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize, deal with frequent unexpected changes, and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.  Attention to detail a must.
·       Ability to synthesize and analyze diverse E&S related data and information.
·       Ability to communicate effectively and concisely in spoken and written English is essential.  French, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish and/or Spanish language skills will be highly advantageous.  
·       Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, work effectively in and influence a team, and network effectively across boundaries.
·       Ability to travel regularly to and work effectively in IFC client countries is essential.
·       Familiarity with IFC/World Bank operations, procedures, and culture will be advantageous.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


 
 

Environmental and Social Analyst


Job #:

req1936

Organization:

IFC

Sector:

Environment

Grade:

GE

Term Duration: 

3 years 0 months

Recruitment Type:

Local Recruitment

Location:

Washington, DC; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Bogota, Colombia; Cairo, Egypt; New Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Moscow, Russian Federation; Belgrade, Serbia; Bangkok, Thailand; Istanbul, Turkey; Johannesburg, South Africa

Required Language(s):

English

Preferred Language(s):

Closing Date:

3/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

 


Objectives / Purpose of the Assignment
IFC is looking for dynamic, motivated, and detail-oriented junior professionals with strong communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.  These Environmental and Social Analysts will be expected to assist environmental and social specialists at IFC in their work on reviewing environmental and social risks and impacts in clients’ and potential clients’ operations.  The positions offer suitable candidates a unique opportunity to gather unparalleled private sector environmental and social risk management experience in emerging markets, to work IFC’s experts in the field, and to be exposed to the wider operations of the World Bank Group. 
Locations for these positions include Istanbul, Cairo, Belgrade, Moscow, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Bangkok, New Delhi, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Washington D.C. 
Duties and Accountabilities
The Analyst’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
·       Supporting analysis to assist environmental and social specialists in appraising the environmental and social risks and impacts associated with IFC investments against the requirements of IFC’s Performance Standards (PSs) on Environmental and Social Sustainability.
·       Assist in defining steps required to ensure compliance with the PSs and the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines (www.ifc.org/ehsguidelines).
·       Assist in supervising the environmental and social performance of client companies through the review of monitoring reports and site visits to supervise environmental and/or social aspects of clients’ operations.
·       Assist in providing training on environmental and social issues to IFC clients, investment staff and other specialists.
·       Support in development of sectoral and regional portfolio reviews, in particular in developing an understanding of systematic compliance issues in the portfolio.
·       Collect and analyze data to assist specialists in preparation of reports, such as on specific E&S issues and on IFC’s portfolio.

Selection Criteria


·       A degree in environmental management or sciences, social sciences, engineering, or other relevant discipline.
·       A minimum of three years of relevant experience in environmental and/or social assessment related to private sector business activities.
·       Track record in working with private sector firms across industry sectors (including agribusiness, infrastructure and/or manufacturing) to identify environmental/social risks and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice.
·       Knowledge of IFC Sustainability Framework and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes, EHS Guidelines, and other IFC publications on sustainability a plus.   
·       Strong research and analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse related
·       data and information.  Attention to detail a must.
·       Strong organizational skills, with ability to prioritize, deal with frequent and unexpected changes, and work within tight timeframes.
·       Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions.
·       Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.  French, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish and/or Spanish language skills will be highly advantageous.
·       Good team player with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, work effectively in and influence a team, and network effectively across boundaries.    
·       Familiarity with IFC/World Bank operations, procedures, and culture will be advantageous.
·       Ability to travel internationally at short notice. 
IFC recruits ESG analysts globally on three-year term contracts extendable to a maximum of five years.  Upon completion of their contracts, ESG analysts typically leave to pursue a graduate degree or additional work experience, while a select number are promoted to Associate ESG specialist positions.

The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.  Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 
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