N-FIER/MRRD 1,Great Massoud Avenue,Khwaja Rawash,Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan
Dec 02, 2017Full time
Job Description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and strengthen strategies for Environmental and Social Safeguards to ensuring that each subproject and activities under the project is subjected to the Project ESMF process and procedures.; Be responsible for strategic advice on Environmental and Social Safeguards measures to the AREDP senior management; Establish plans and develop programs for the Safeguards Implementation Unit (SIU) considering the needs of AREDP in key areas of concerns; Manage and supervise the Safeguards Implementation Unit (SIU) programs and staff; Review subproject and activity plan, design, cost, and bid/deed documents to ensure environmental factors and mitigations are incorporated, and subproject/ activity documents and environmental documents are in harmony. To identify the potential environment and social safeguards (ESS)issues after reviewing the enterprises to be supported by AREDP and take action to mainstream ESMF in to AREDP’s operation;; Provide mitigation measures and technical assistance and requirements for the potential negative environmental and social impact including preparation of site/project specific ESMPs. Providing timely, technical environmental and social training/material to AREDP staff and clients, and awareness raising of clients in relation to their immediate requirements; Coordinating environmental and social commitments and initiatives with relevant government agencies; Coordination of all social and environmental activities through-out the project cycle from conceptualized to operation and mainstreaming; Overall monitor of ESSMF implementation across all stages of sub-project implementation; Produce update reports for World Bank on ESMF mainstreaming and status of safeguards implementation throughout the AREDP project; Monitor that AREDP, supported enterprises are complying with existing National Laws such as Labor Law, Environmental Law , Law on Land Expropriation (LLE) and other related laws and regulations; Provide technical advice all concerned professionals as well as entrepreneurs in adopting suitable, cost-effective, socio-cultural, and environmentally sensitive EMS designs, where the local residents receive the maximum benefits the least disturbance in their day-to-day lives; Define Environmental and Social responsibilities of the all level of program by providing presentation and comprehensive reporting. Mainstreaming the Grievance Redress Mechanism within AREDP program. And strengthening functionality of GRM, including establishing of central GRM database to enable grievances tracking and review.Other duties as assigned.