Senior International Advisor Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

Posted on
13 Mar, 2023
Application by:
22 Mar, 2023
Project status:
Project title:
Sustainable Land Management Programme V (SLM V) – Integrated Catchment Restoration of Lake Chamo Basin
Period of Project:
approx. 09/2023 – 08/2027
Duration of assignment:
2 months (Intermittent)
Duty station:
Arba Minch, Arba Minch Zuria, Ethiopia
Job code:

Project description

Project status: Tender

The 5th phase of the Sustainable Land Management Programme project“Sustainable Land Management Programme V (SLM V): Integrated Catchment Restoration of Lake Chamo Basin”, financed by the German Financial Cooperation and implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Ethiopia, intends to reduce land degradation of the Lake Chamo Basin through sustainable land management and restoration measures in the basin area, thereby increasing livelihood- and food security of small farm households. The project area comprises 10 identified Woredas/special Woredas covering the entire catchment of Lake Chamo (Chamo Basin). It consists of four components: 

  1. Green Infrastructure and Resilient Livelihoods
  2. Strengthening and Investing in Cooperatives and Information for Resilience
  3. Rural Land Administration and Use
  4. Project Management and Reporting

The main objectives of the project are reducing land degradation on selected agricultural land and increase the agricultural productivity of small holder farms, with the aim of improving the livelihoods, food security and economic wellbeing of rural households in the project intervention area. The project follows a watershed management approach and builds on pariticpatory land use planning. Measures include restoring degraded land, promoting sustainable agricultural practices, supporting sustainable land management, and increasing the resilience of rural households to climate change.

Job description

  • Develop Tailor-made environmental and social safeguard framework compliant with relevant national and international laws and standards
  • Technical assistance to the project implementing team on environmental and social standards and management
  • Capacity development of project stakeholders on environmental and social management, building a process-oriented learning environment
  • Assurance that required environmental and social risk and impact management is duly integrated into the project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation


  • Education/training: M.Sc. degree in agricultural engineering, soil and water conservation or national resources and watershed development or comparable
  • Language: C1 proficiency level in English, knowledge of Amharic is an advantage
  • Regional experience: Work experience in land resource management projects in countries with similar socio-economic conditions like Ethiopia, especially in the east African region would be an asset
  • General professional experience: 8 years of professional experience in elaborating Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMF) and implementing ESMFs in similar projects;
  • Specific professional experience: Experience in elaborating and implementing ESMFS preferable in sustainable land use management project including rural infrastructure development; Experience in development, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, implementation and supervision of E&S management plans, systems and/or frameworks in line with national and international environmental and social safe-guards; Experience with participatory approaches for project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Experience in working with projects/programmes financed by international donor organizations, e.g. KfW, GIZ, World Bank (or others)

To express your interest: Send your curriculum vitae to the attention of Ms Lisa Ernst at with the Project ID reference number in the subject line. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Ms Lisa Ernst. We are looking forward to receiving your application and we thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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  Lisa Ernst

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