Overview

TOR OF ESIA

Position Title: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Officer (ESIA)

Programme: Road Infrastructure Programme Somalia

Reporting to: The Infrastructure Expert

Duration: 20 months depending on satisfactory or better performance

Duty Station: Puntland Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport

Starting date: 6 Oct 2019

Closing date: 20 Oct 2019

  1. Background

The Puntland Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport (MoPWH&T) is implementing the Road Infrastructure Programme Somalia, funded by the AfDB through the FGS MPWRH. The developmental objective of the programme is to support Somalia’s economic growth by providing enhanced transport facilities that are reliable and cost effective and to improve connectivity, accessibility and transportation of goods, persons and service thereby supporting economic and social development as well as stability of the country as a whole. Further, the programme aims to improve the management of the road sector at the national and regional levels by reinforcing the capacities of federal and regional institutions that manage road infrastructure.

To carry out the programme, the Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport is seeking to employ an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Officer (ESIA), who will assist the Infrastructure Expert in the overall implementation of the Road Infrastructure Programme in Puntland State.The overall function of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Officer (ESIA) is to improve the availability, quality, safety and resilience to climate change on the concerned road section, as well as providing safe conditions for traffic combinations between motorized vehicles, un-motorized vehicles and pedestrians

Reporting

The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Officer (ESIA)will directly report to the Infrastructure Expert

  1. Duties and Responsibilities,

The objectives of this technical assistance contract are as follows:

  • Assist the Implementing Agency/Company) in fulfilling its obligations under the relevant grant agreements;
  • Assist the Infrastructure Expert in all issues related to Environmental and Social Impact Assessment towards implementation of the Galkayo-Faratoyo Road Construction/Rehabilitation Project
  • Assist the Implementing Agency/Company in the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) the Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP) and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP);
  • Assist the Implementing Agency/Company in the sensitization of project area inhabitants on communicable diseases environmental protection and support of gender mainstreaming activities;
  • Assist the Implementing Agency/Company with implementing road safety education and awareness programs in communities along the project alignment.
  1. Knowledge and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree, in Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Management
  • Work experience in the field of environmental management that relate to transport sector
  • Knowledge and experience in preparation of ESIA documents and monitoring of environmental compliance
  • Team building skills
  • Problem solving skills

The Puntland Ministry of Public Works, Housing and Transport (MoPWH&T) is inviting applications from qualified/Motivated candidates who are interested to submit their CVs, certificates, experience credentials, and cover letters explaining, how they meet Job description. Each application should be addressed to the HR account: hr.mpwrhp5050@gmail.com not later than 20 Oct 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted