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Thursday, October 7, 2021

LADP Environmental Expert at Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP)

 

 

The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP) is one of the priority regional projects in the Nile countries and aims at development of low-cost power generation and regional electricity trade as a means to improve productivity and promote economic growth in the region. The proposed project consists of construction of (i) a run-of-river hydropower facility with an installed capacity of 80 MW to be equally shared between the three shareholder countries of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The power plant and associated hydraulic infrastructure will be situated at the Rusumo, where the Kagera River forms the boundary between Tanzania and Rwanda, and ii) transmission facilities connecting the power plant to the national grids of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

The Local Area Development Plan (LADP), is a benefit sharing program designed to enhance regional economic and social development in the project area. The LADP project area includes Ngara District in Tanzania, Kirehe and Ngoma Districts in Rwanda and communes of Giteranyi (Muyinga Province) and Busoni (Kirundo Province) in Burundi.

The Ngara District Executive Director is announcing the following vacancies under LADP Tanzania to be filled soon by competent Tanzanian:

 

Position: LADP Environmental Expert (1 Post)

Objectives of this Assignment

The objective of the ToRsisto hire Environmental Expert who will responsible for supervision and support of day to day activities related to the implementation of Local Area Development projects in the Ngara District, Tanzania. The position will be at national level and the Environmental Experts will be working in LADP projects of Ngara District, Tanzania.

The successful candidates will:

  • Supervise the environmental, health and safety issues and due diligence by the contractors and contract compliance of contractors on safeguards issues during implementation of LADP projects.
  • Support the Districts to ensure monitoring and implementation of World Bank environmental and social safeguard policies based on the approved ESMPs by the Bank.

Scope of Work

The Environmental Expert will have the following responsibilities: –

  • Participate in the preparation and review of environmental and social safeguards documents including the ESIAs and ESMPs for LADP projects
  • Participate in the preparation of bidding documents and contract negotiation to ensure Environmental, Social, Health and Safety (ESHS) issues, including requirements from the ESIAs and ESMPs are incorporated and have contractors’ commitments and in the Bill of Quantities- so EHS measure are paid.
  • Perform inspection and supervision of construction works to ensure contractors’ compliance with national and international environmental, health and safety requirements and the World Bank Safeguard Policies, as well as compliance with contract requirements.
  • Review and recommend on the Contractors’ Environmental and Social Management Plan (CESMP), to include measures that fulfil contract requirements as well as the measures identified in the ESIA and ESMP that are the responsibility of the Contractor.
  • Undertake compliance monitoring and supervision of Contractors’ implementation of CESMP.
  • Monitor availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) onsite and proper use of PPE by all workers.
  • Follow up on health and safety working conditions (including welfare arrangements) for Contractors’ personnel and any others visiting the project site.
  • Monitor contractor’s compliance with the national and international occupational health and safety legal requirements (OSHA).
  • Perform inspection to ensure water quality of the sub project (for safety of the future users), air emission and dust control measures as well as waste management follow Tanzania regulations, WB Policies and standards and are implemented as stipulated in the approved contract and CESMP.
  • In collaboration with Contractors’ ESHS team, the Environmental Expert is to ensure regular ESHS trainings are provided to construction workers.
  • Follow up on environmental, occupational, health and safety related grievances in relation to workers and contractors and their proposed closure actions.
  • Participate in site meetings with contractors to discuss occupational and ESHS issues.
  • Work with NELSAP ESHS team to ensure contractors are complying                            to the requirements.
  • Review and recommend on the contractors ESHS weekly, monthly and other progress reports.
  • Prepare environmental, health and safety reports on weekly, monthly and quarterly for individual projects and ensure that reports are submitted on time. The reports to have the content and information to be agreed relating to EHS metrics. s    Develop a data storage system with all sub projects documentation,                                    permits, ESMP approved,                                                      etc
  •   Ensure consultation are performed per country regulations and                                           OP 4.01 and review the                   ESIA/ESMP based on these consultations.
  • Coordinate the publication of final safeguards documents and coordinate their publication in government websites. s Ensure COVID 19 plans are followed during preparation and construction sites.
  • Coordinate GRM resolution in relation to EHS issues.
  • Coordinate work with the social specialist.
  • Ensure compliance with Tanzania regulations for all relevant topics (water, waste, safety, etc). s Perform other related duties as assigned.

Duration and Nature of Appointment

The appointment of the Environmental Expert will be for an initial period of Eleven Months with a probation period of 3 months and a probable extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Remuneration is negotiable.

Qualifications

The Environmental Expert will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or related field from a recognized University.
  •    Must have at least 7 years of work experience in EIA/ESMP preparation and supervision
  •       Must have at least 5 years of experience in the supervision of infrastructures and construction projects.
  • Must have knowledge and experience of 5 years in occupational health and safety issues.
  • Must have clear understanding on national and international environmental and OSHA legislations and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies.
  •  Must have team work spirit and be able to work independently and under minimal supervision.
  • Must have good writing, analytical, presentation, and reporting skills. Excellent ability to prepare reports and critical review of documents.
  •  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and/or French depending on the country of work. Good working knowledge of local languages (Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi) will be an added advantage.
  •  Must have Computer literacy in the MS Office suite of applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

 

Candidates’ Reporting Obligations

The Environmental Expert shall work under direct supervision of and reports to LADP District Coordinator. The Environmental Expert shall be located in the Ngara District (TANZANIA).

 Deliverables

The candidate is expected to produce and submit:

  •  A brief narrative/weekly/monthly report outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific weekly/monthly outputs. s An outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable week/monthly/quarter.
  •  Any document requested guideline, ESMP, progress reports, among others.
  •  Approved all related to contractors’ ESMP, monitoring and progress reports during implementation.
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly ESHS monitoring reports for individual projects submitted to NELSAP through LADP Coordinator, that will report to agreed EHS metrics.
  • All other reports and documents related to implementation of LADP projects as might be needed from time to time.

 Candidates’ Reporting Obligations

The Environmental Expert shall work under direct supervision of and reports to LADP District Coordinator. The Environmental Expert shall be located in the Ngara District (TANZANIA).

Deliverables

The candidate is expected to produce and submit:

  • A brief narrative/weekly/monthly report outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific weekly/monthly outputs. s An outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable week/monthly/quarter.
  •  Any document requested guideline, ESMP, progress reports, among others.
  • Approved all related to contractors’ ESMP, monitoring and progress reports during implementation.
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly ESHS monitoring reports for individual projects submitted to NELSAP through LADP Coordinator, that will report to agreed EHS metrics.
  •  All other reports and documents related to implementation of LADP projects as might be needed from time to time.

How to apply:

  • Interested Applicants should apply by submitting:
  • A cover of letter with statement on applicant’s interest in the given assignment and suitability based on the given ToR to be addressed to:

District Executive Director,
Ngara District Council,
RO.BOX 30.
Ngara.
KAGERA.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) including date of birth and nationality.
  • Copies of academic & professional training certificates.

APPLY through the email: ded@ngaradc.go.tz with a copy to nelsapprocurement@nilebasin.org (In the application letter clearly mark the position you are applying for, example application of LADP Ngara Procurement Officer, etc )

Deadline for submission is on 20th October 2021 before 17:00 hours Tanzania time

Only candidates who meet the requirements and are short-listed for the interview – will be contacted.