ESS Coordinator

Reference: 9491 AV
Consultant: Anneke Viviers 

Job Description: 

  • Provide conceptual and technical expertise on mainstreaming key environmental and social considerations in all stages of the project/programme management cycle, in accordance with agreed safeguard instruments.
  • Monitor safeguards compliance in close coordination with the M&E unit in a timely manner.
  • Undertake regular project site visits to assess and enforce compliance with policies and best practices.
  • Facilitate the implementation of policies, procedures and measures intended to prevent, reduce and mitigate for the unintended negative impacts of project interventions Coordinate and supervise all the
  • Environmental and Social Safeguarding (ESS) related issues under the portfolio.
  • Review Environmental and Social Monitoring Framework (ESMF) for activities under the various projects and prepare action plan for implementation.
  • Travel to project sites to monitor safeguard implementation and compliance.
  • Monitor safeguards compliance in close coordination with the MEL team.
  • Ensure standardisation of all ESS reporting.
  • Prepare and submit regular monitoring reports on the environmental, social, health, and safety (ESHS) performance of projects including but not limited to the implementation and status of preparation and implementation of Environmental & Social (E&S) instruments required by the organisation.

Qualifications: 

  • Degree in environmental studies, sociology, anthropology, applied social sciences or relevant field is required.
  • At least four (4) years of relevant experience in the implementation of large-scale projects in regard to environmental and social safeguards related work financed by Multilateral/Development Financial Institutions such as the World Bank, ADB, AFD, KfW or equivalent.

How to Apply: 

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za. 
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system. 
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice. 
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.