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Environmental Specialist

Organization
World Bank
Category
Work & Volunteer
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Country
Australia
Language

English

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Description

The Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice (ENB GP) is located within the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Practice Group. We provide expertise, technical assistance and financing to help low- and middle-income countries manage land, sea and freshwater natural resources in a sustainable way to help create jobs, improve livelihoods, enhance ecosystem services, decrease pollution and increase resilience to climate change! Over 360 ENB staff working across the globe help set developing countries on a clean, green growth trajectory for resilient economies and healthy communities.

The SEAE1 unit, covers three country units (China & Mongolia, Indonesia & Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea & Pacific Islands). We are one of two ENB units in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) and comprise around 40 staff, of whom about 70 percent are based in Country Offices. The rest of the team is based in Washington DC. 

Pacific Country Context 

The Pacific program has some 150+ projects covering social development, energy and infrastructure, fisheries, agriculture and natural resource management, rural development, social protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation

Selection Criteria

  •  Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental engineering, environmental science, environment or natural resource management, or related fields.
  •  A minimum of five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environmental risk management sector.
  •  Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive or industrial activities.
  •  Field experience in both assessing project site vulnerabilities/risks, as well as supervising/inspecting/monitoring projects with significant environmental dimensions and/or risks during implementation to mitigate and monitor environmental impacts.
  •  Collaborative, experienced in working in a broad range of cultural contexts, with multi-disciplinary teams, and with the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Willingness to travel extensively in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea and possibly to other countries is necessary, including to remote rural areas.
  •  Familiarity with WBG's safeguards policies, ESF and/or IFC's Performance Standards/MIGA Environmental and Social policies or similar standards will be advantageous.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environmental engineering, environmental science, environment or natural resource management, or related fields. 
  •  A minimum of five years of full-time relevant professional experience in the environmental risk management sector.
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive or industrial activities.
  • Field experience in both assessing project site vulnerabilities/risks, as well as supervising/inspecting/monitoring projects with significant environmental dimensions and/or risks during implementation to mitigate and monitor environmental impacts.
  • Collaborative, experienced in working in a broad range of cultural contexts, with multi-disciplinary teams, and with the ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the Pacific and Papua New Guinea and possibly to other countries is necessary, including to remote rural areas.
  • Familiarity with WBG’s safeguards policies, ESF and/or IFC’s Performance Standards/MIGA Environmental and Social policies or similar standards will be advantageous.
Environmental Specialist