• Dhaka

Asian Development Bank is looking for Safeguards Officer (Environment) 2024 in Dhaka.

Job Responsibilities:

  • As a Safeguards Officer (Environment) you will help ensure compliance of projects with ADB’s safeguards policies on the environment. The position will also assist on policy compliance monitoring and reporting, and identifying/preparing knowledge products, services and partnerships in the area of environmental safeguards.
  • Review country programming documents from a Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) perspective; and contribute to the review of project safeguards documentation with reference to environment.
  • Monitor the status of safeguards documentation and compliance during project processing and implementation; suggest special actions, alternative interventions, and mitigating measures as required; monitor the status of grievances and of compliance reviews, if any; and provide administrative support related to safeguards compliance documentation.
  • Help project teams in identifying and addressing safeguards issues and participates in missions as requested by the supervisor.
  • Coordinate in compiling relevant project data, visiting the project sites, discussing with the executing agencies, consultants and affected groups, and providing analytical inputs in the preparation of the mission aide-memoire (AM), memorandum of understanding (MOU), and back-to-office report (BTOR).
  • Ensure environmental safeguard quality, consistency, and coordination of other safeguard-related activities, in cooperation with other sector divisions (SD) and resident missions (RM) based environmental safeguards specialists.
  • Assist project teams in identifying project issues and domestic requirements with regard to environment safeguards.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with staff of other RMs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of environment management planning and implementation practices for ADB investment projects.
  • Contribute to the design of briefings and reference materials on safeguard policy and guidelines.
  • Assist in the development of knowledge products, services and partnerships to raise awareness and understanding of environmental and natural resource economics issues.
  • Conduct training needs analysis for executing and implementing agencies and their partners, prepares and delivers training program, performs training impacts and refines training program related to environment safeguards.
  • Support internal and external safeguard communication and networking activities; assist in organizing conferences and workshops; maintain a repository of reference materials.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s workplan.




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Job Responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science or engineering, preferably with Master’s degree or with advanced training.
  • At least 8 years’ work experience in environment safeguards in the context of development projects, research, or NGO initiatives.
  • Knowledge of project implementation.
  •  Working knowledge of ADB’s Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) and awareness of similar policies of other multilateral development banks and of ADB’s developing member countries.
  •  Knowledge and understanding of environmental dimensions in development projects and programs, particularly for ADB’s project cycle.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of climate change risks, and government policies and initiatives related to climate mitigation and adaptation in Bangladesh.
  • Proficient in the development, maintenance, and administration of information management systems.
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications and systems.
  •  Well-versed in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint applications and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with individuals from different cultural/national backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate with project teams.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh

Application Process

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Application Deadline: May 20, 2024

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