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Consultant - Environmental & Social Specialist

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2021

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The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world’s poorest countries.

Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource managementAbout the Organization

The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 188 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world’s poorest countries.

Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION)

NAME OF PROJECT: FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCALING PROJECT( FInES)

Credit No: 6746-MW

Assignment Title: ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL  SPECIALIST

Reference No.: MW-RBM-209089-CS-INDV

The Malawi Government has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Financial Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Scaling Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) will ensure that the Project activities comply with the requirements of the RBM Environmental and Social Policy and Procedures, national environmental and social legislation together with the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework and its Environmental and Social Framework. The Social & Environmental Specialist shall be recruited for a period of five (5) years, but the contract shall be renewable annually subject to satisfactory performance, need and availability of funding.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below.

The Reserve Bank of Malawi now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

The candidate should meet the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • A Master’s Degree in Environmental Science: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Engineering, Social Sciences; Environmental Policy and Analysis; Environmental Management and economics;
  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in social and environmental safeguards management in World Bank or other donor funded projects;
  • Working knowledge of World Bank Environmental and Social safeguards policies, Environmental and Social Framework, Environmental and Social Standards and the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines; Those without direct experience with World Bank funded projects but with demonstratable capability to manage such funds may also be considered.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to dialogue and interface with grass root, district and other sector players;
  • Demonstratable comprehensive understanding of more advanced aspects of environmental sciences, natural resource management and any other related disciplines;
  • Experience in implementation of E&S Safeguards, including preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and, Environmental Social Management Frameworks (ESMFs).
  • Strong command of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers’ November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:30 hours.



How to apply

Expressions of interest including updated detailed curriculum vitae and professional certificates must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 29 January, 2021

Reserve Bank of Malawi

Attn: Mr P Mhango

Reserve Bank of Malawi,


P. O Box 30063


Capital City


Lilongwe 3

Phone: +265 (0) 1 770 600

E-Mail: pmhango@rbm.mw

 


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    30 Jan, 2021

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