Environmental & Social Safeguard Framework Officer (OSH and Environment)
Vacancy no.: BEY/DC/2022/32
Publication date: 11 November 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 05 December 2022
Job ID: 10186
Department: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Organization Unit: RO-Arab States/DWT-Beirut
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: One year, subject to availability of funds
Under article 4.2, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.
In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.
The following are eligible to apply:
- ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations.
- External candidates*
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*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 62,168 (USD) yearly.
Responding to the continuing Syrian refugee crisis, the Employment Intensive Infrastructure Program in Lebanon (EIIP) aims to create jobs for vulnerable Lebanese host community members and Syrian refugees through construction and maintenance of locally prioritised infrastructure, where Local Resource-Based Technology (LRBT) and Decent Work strategies are core strategies.
ILO through the EIIP is working in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Social Affairs, and participating Municipalities. Funding is provided by the German government through the German Development Bank, KfW.
Sustainable asset creation and decent work principles are key differentiators for the EIIP compared to other similar interventions. This will continue to be promoted and strengthened during the project.
Close coordination and collaboration with different working groups and partners in the field have enhanced the work of the EIIP and helped in mainstreaming its core values and mandates throughout different channels. Additionally, close monitoring of implementation along with proper evaluation of impact have kept the EIIP in Lebanon on the track of success and upward development.
The incumbent of the position will carry out full-time tasks, under the direct supervision of the ESSF Coordinator (Decent Work and Gender) and report to the EIIP Chief Technical Advisor. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with all members of the EIIP team specifically the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and the EIIP team in the field.
Description of Duties
1. Facilitate, support, coordinate and monitor environment and social safeguard measures at EIIP construction sites with emphasis on occupational safety and health and environmental standards.
2. Monitor work conditions on EIIP project construction sites, ensuring adherence to labour laws and Decent Work principles. And provide guidance and recommendations to the engineers, social safeguard officers, contractors and implementing partners under the supervision and reporting lines of the EIIP managers.
3. Regularly update and monitor the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and assist the project team in implementing the Environmental & Social Commitment Plan (ESCP).
4. Conduct weekly visits to project sites in coordination with the field staff and lead on completing regular monitoring and compliance checklists on site in close coordination with the M&E officer.
5. Follow-up with contractors, EIIP field team on the development and implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Plan, and support the SSOs in monitoring its implementation, identify risks in this regard and notify the EIIP managers, teams and contractors to appropriate remedial action.
6. Support the project team in recording grievances of beneficiaries and in resolving the issues as well as documenting lessons learnt and recommend solutions for identified areas of concerns in close coordination with the M&E officer.
Description of Duties (continued)
7. Identify issues, blockages, misunderstandings, or other possible misgivings occurring in community related components of the EIIP project and provide suggestions for corrective action.
8. Implement the outreach and community engagement strategy, to assist local communities to participate in the construction and maintenance activities. Facilitate community meetings, collect requested baseline data and information, and support the EIIP Project’s M&E community-level activities.
9. Deliver training and awareness-raising activities relating to social and environment safeguards (in particular environmental safeguards and OSH) to staff, contractors, communities and municipalities, where required.
10. Support the Project ESSF Compliance Team in promoting effective inclusion in the works.
11. Assist in the programming and control of resources of the project; Produce monthly reports, minutes of meetings, training reports and monthly updates on the implementation of the environment and social safeguard framework.
12. Perform any other duties as assigned by the CTA.
First level university degree in Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Management, Social Sciences, or other similar field.
Qualification in occupational safety and health would be a strong advantage.
Minimum of two years of work experience in relevant fields of work, relating to supervising and monitoring health and safety, environmental and social safeguards on construction sites.
Excellent command of English and Arabic.
- Experience in monitoring, supervising and enforcing environmental and social safeguards.
- Good Knowledge and experience on Occupational Safety and Health
- Good knowledge and experience on Environmental Managements
- Good knowledge on Decent Work Principles
- Knowledge of labour-intensive approach is preferable
- Experience of delivering training preferred
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and in Arabic.
- Ability to clarify information.
- Experience in similar field based development infrastructure projects.
- Professional and personal endurance and commitment to complete assignments efficiently and effectively in a high demanding working environment.
- Demonstrate collaborative and teamwork experience and ability to work effectively with a multicultural and interdisciplinary team as well as work on own initiative.
- Sensitivity to diversity - work effectively with multi-national project team members and have a gender sensitive behaviour and attitude.
- Proven ability to supervise and train staff. Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
- Must display a high standard of ethical conduct and exhibit honesty and integrity.
- Should be able to travel to work sites throughout Lebanon on a regular basis.
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Candidates assessed by the Panel and considered to be eligible for appointment but who are not selected for this vacant post may be offered an assignment to another position at the same or lower grade provided that they meet the minimum qualifications required.
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