National Social and Environmental Expert / Deputy Team Leader print

Posted on:
25 Sep, 2019
Application by:
31 Oct, 2019
Project status:
Expression of interest
Project title:
Drought Resilience in the Karamoja Sub-region
Period of project:
03/2020 - 02/2026
Duration of assignment:
72 months
Country:
Uganda
Job code:
AFR-UGA18KfW0450

Project description

The objective of this KfW-financed project in the Karamoja sub-region is that “settled and migrating livestock keepers have improved production base and drought resilience”.
The project is to support remedying the core problem through investments in

  • water storage infrastructure (earth dam, valley tanks),
  • improvement of services for livestock producers,
  • proper operation and maintenance (O&M) of infrastructure and sustainable watershed / water resources management.
The foreseen project duration is 72 months, with a 4-year preparation and construction phase and a less consulting-intensive 2-year O&M phase.

Job description

To reach the project’s objective and fulfil the social safeguard standards (participation, FPIC), technically the project has two main fields of action (apart from general project management tasks):
a) Infrastructure and other investment activities (“engineering”) and
b) participatory processes (“soft measures and safeguards”).

Essential tasks of the consultant team:

  • Initiation and implementation of a participatory process, presumably via contractors (e.g. NGOs), and supervision of their activities; this participatory process is anticipated to be of a long-term nature.
  • Detailed design of water storage infrastructure, elaboration of related tender documents for contractors
  • Support to contracting of an independent social compliance auditor to audit safeguard activities
  • Set-up of overall and annual work plans
  • Financial and procurement management (financial plans, procurement plan, operations manual etc)
  • Elaboration of an appropriate O&M concept for the water storage infrastructure (funding and implementation)
  • Elaboration of Terms of Reference for ESIA/ESMP consultant, and supervision of related activities
  • Supervision of contractor works
  • Contracting of NGOs and other service providers for the implementation of soft measures and safeguards, and oversight/monitoring of their activities
  • Guaranteeing the application and fulfilment of relevant KfW Guidelines; correspondent advice to MWE
  • Contract management, project public relations, regular M&E, reporting, backstopping and other general issues.

Qualifications

  • Graduate university degree in a discipline of rural development, agricultural development, environmental engineering, water resource management or similar;
  • At least 5 years of practical professional experience social and environmental management, water resource management (water harvesting), adaptation to climate change, livestock production enhancement, rangeland management, community participation, etc.;
  • Distinct experience in social and environmental safeguards and management according to IFC/WB/KfW standards;
  • Practical experience in dry land management would be a strong asset;
  • Experience as team leader / coordinator / project manager preferably in similar comprehensive long-term project assignments;
  • Work experience with donor-funded projects; experience with German Financial Co-operation would be a strong asset;

Contact person

  Regine Reuter reuter@gfa-group.de

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