Sr. Environment Safeguarding Officer

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Job Title: Sr. Environment Safeguarding Officer

Project Duration: One year (January 2024 – January 2025)

Funding Agency: South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (Fund Manager) on the behalf of World Bank

About the Project

Project CAP (Collaborative Approach for Preventing Plastic Leakages in Rivers of Nepal) aims to divert plastic waste into product value chain from landfills and rivers by strengthening plastic waste collection mechanism and strengthening recycling efforts through the introduction of technological innovations. The project will develop a collaborative model to engage all the major stakeholders in establishing a strong plastic waste value chain. Project CAP is one of the projects by the PLEASE (Plastic Free Rivers and Seas of South Asia) in Nepal, which is implemented by the South Asia Co-operative Environment Program (SACEP), supported by UNOPS and the World Bank.

Purpose of the Role

Sr. Environment Safeguarding Officer will work closely with the Team Lead to establish a collaborative model for plastic waste management to divert plastic waste from rivers and landfills to product value chain. Sr. Environment Safeguarding Officer will support timely implementation of the project activities and ensure that any potential environmental risks are mitigated at all project implementation levels.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Environment Safeguard and Management Plan (ESMP) Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting
  • Support in the development and implementation of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environment Safeguard and Management Plan (ESMP) in the project activities.
  • Prepare TORs of consultants to be engaged in IEE, ESMP and other related tasks.
  • Provide necessary technical support in implementing project activities by conducting environmental risk assessment at different stages to address environmental issues.
  • Work closely with the project lead to review project activity plans, design, and budget to ensure that the environmental mitigation factors are integrated throughout different stages of project implementation.
  • Ensure the integration of donor environment strategies and project priorities, and technical requirements in the project activities.
  • Monitor and review the progress of environment safeguard measures for the project activities and provide timely briefing to the project team.
  • Work with field staff in building their capacity and knowledge on ESMP and addressing other environmental risks.
  • Research, monitoring, and knowledge management Work closely with the project leads to conducting baseline research in the project provinces and to identify relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with Project Lead and other project staff to monitor project progress and achievements.
  • Identify key issues, lessons learned, and best practices to document and publish.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for the development and implementation of ESMP plans and prepare a detailed implementation plan at all levels.

Coordinating and networking

  • Maintain close coordination and contact with partnered provincial and municipal governments and coordinate for MoU signing with the concerned governments.
  • Coordinate regularly with local government solid waste/sanitation/environment division,


  • Collect and compile learnings, good practices, and case studies from the field
  • Participate in the monthly meeting of the project implementation team
  • Compliance to policies, rules/regulations, and guidelines
  • Adhere to CREASIONs organizational policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines
  • Ensure that the organization and donor’s compliance are met.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience Master’s degree (or equivalent) in environment science, environment engineering, natural resource management, sustainable development, social science, developmental studies and other related fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working in the field of environment safeguarding
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (English and Nepali)
  • Strong strategic and analytical ability.

Skills and competencies:

  • Ability to develop and maintain coordination and contact with partnered Provincial and Municipal governments.
  • Ability to work in a result-oriented, multi-tasking, and multi-cultural environment with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc.)
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, track progress, and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Ask for feedback, willingness to learn, and seek opportunities for personal development.
  • Advance skill in using Computer and IT, and good experiences in using the digital platform.

Send you updated CV and Cover letter to by 25th May, 2024

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