Job Title: Senior Environmental and Social Specialist (Energy sector)
Location: The presumption is that the candidate would have a significant presence on site in Central Tanzania, with the remainder of time at Dar es Salaam head office.
Industry: Renewable Energy sector
Term of Contract: Full time, 6 month contract with potential for increase
Salary: Commensurate to Experience (senior level)
• Day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of the Environmental and Social Action Plan.
• Leading or contributing to specific packages of work such as stakeholder engagement, needs analysis, community development plans, environmental and social monitoring.
• Working with the project development and Electrical teams to act as an interface between the project and affected communities.
• Working with the CLO to ensure effective engagement and consultation with people living/working close to or within the project area and wider affected communities.
• Working with the CLO to maintain good community relations and address community concerns as they arise and agree measures to respond to grievances in liaison with the wider project team and grievance committee.
• Supervising environmental and social consultants supporting the project.
• Helping communicate community project health, safety and security measures to promote community, in-grower and worker safety and awareness.
• Managing the project permitting requirements, keeping all up to date and providing reporting as required.
• Liaison with relevant state and regulatory agencies.
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• Minimum 10 years experience with a strong background in monitoring aspects of distribution of Work contracts
• Degree in relevant social science or environmental specialist.
• Demonstrable familiarity and track record of implementing national law and good international industry (GIIP) in Environmental and Social issues.
• Track record of working in line with the requirements of international financial institutions e.g. World Bank, Gates foundation, United Nations, AfDB, Equator Principles and specifically the IFC Performance Standards.
• Proven ability to communicate effectively, understand community and stakeholder perspectives and vulnerabilities and to engage with project affected people and project management teams positively and constructively.
• An understanding of gender issues in a development context.
• Proven ability to work safely in remote field locations with limited support.
• Proven responsibility for day to day management of social studies and delivery.
• Understanding of traditional land title and rights systems in Tanzania.
• Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English and local languages of Tanzania as well as excellent English.
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