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Environmental Safeguards Specialist

Date Posted: Jun 14, 2021

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Position: Environmental Safeguards Specialist




Country : MALAWI


Credit No : IDA – 61720


Reference No. : MW-LWSP-234468-CS-INDV

Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) through the Government of Malawi (GoM) has received a credit from the

World Bank towards implementation of the Lilongwe Water and Sanitation Project (LWSP). The LWSP became effective on 26 March 2018 with a closing date of 30 June 2023.

The project development objective is to increase access to improved water services and safely managed

sanitation in Lilongwe city. The project scope consists of four components: (i) Component 1 – water

distribution network rehabilitation, expansion and non-revenue water reduction; (ii) Component 2 -Priority sanitation improvements; (iii) Component 3 – Technical assistance; and (iv) component 4 – Institutional capacity strengthening. The project is being implemented jointly by LWB and Lilongwe City Council (LCC).

However, the overall coordination of the Project will lie with LWB through the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

The consulting services include: ensuring that various interventions implemented under LWSP comply with environmental policies, laws and regulations governing national/Country and World Bank Safeguards Policies that will be triggered by the project implementation. Determine to what extent the Environmental Safeguard Policies of the World Bank and national legislations and regulations are followed during implementation of project activities such as: project components screening, construction of the infrastructures, and implementation, reviewing of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMP) and Resettlement Action Plans prepared by consultants for the various project sub components, level of compliance with regard to the provisions in the Environment Management Act 2017, Occupational Health and Safety Act 1997 and other cross cutting issues.

The Lilongwe Water Board 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 Specialist must be a holder of at least a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences or Natural Resources Management.
  • Have 10 years of progressive experience in environmental safeguards management in World Bank or other donor funded infrastructural projects. Experience with public sector will be an added advantage.
  • Have thorough working knowledge of World Bank environmental and social safeguards policies, Environmental and Social Framework, Environmental and Social Standards, the World Bank Group Environmental, Health and Safety Guidelines and relevant national legislation on the Environment sector.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to dialogue and interface with communities, contractors, implementing agencies and other sector players.
  • Have strong organizational skills and highly motivated with a positive attitude and energy.
  • Excellent team player with client orientation, and a strong track record of delivering highly quality service within budget.
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of more advanced aspects of environmental sciences, natural resource management and any other related disciplines.
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate implementation of Environmental Safeguards, including facilitating the preparation of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIAs) and, Environmental Social Management Framework (ESMF).
  • Strong command of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database systems, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chichewa (verbal and written). The Environmental Safeguards Specialist shall be engaged on a one-year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds and shall be a member of the PIU.

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on the LWB website The TORs can also be sent to interested consultants by e-mail upon request from the e-mail address indicated below:

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” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), Revised November 2017 and August 2018, 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 i.e. 08:00 to 16:30 hours.

How to apply

Expressions of interest clearly marked: “Expression of Interest – Environmental Safeguards Specialist” including detailed curriculum vitae and copies of academic and professional certificates must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 2nd July, 2021.

The Chief Executive Officer

Attn: Chairman – Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee

Lilongwe Water Board

Madzi House, Off Likuni Road

P. O. Box 96



Tel: +265 1 714 200


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