Master degree or Bachelor in Biological Science Natural Resources Management and Agriculture or a related field with suitable experience in environmental management and monitoring with special emphasis on community development and pest management.
Master degree with minimum 5 years’ of experience or bachelor with 7 years in the environmental and natural resources or pest management of community development projects (Experience in the WB funded projects in the related areas will be given preference).
Fluent in English Dari and Pashto languages
Computer skills ( Word Excel and PowerPoint) is necessary.
Excellent report writing skills (in English language)
Willing to travels to all provinces and districts of the country.
Note: Please clearly do mention the position title and vacancy in the subject line of your email; otherwise your application may not be considered for further process.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under direct responsibility of NHLP Project Director and close consultation with the Horticulture and Livestock Coordinators the Environment and Social Safeguard Coordinator is responsible for;
Overseeing the implementation of the Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework
Oversee and help the NHLP PMP especially the Environmental Health and Safety issues in the Pesticide application in the project.
Disseminate the objectives and requirements of the SEA to the relevant staff of NHLP and MAIL.
Help oversee the implementation and operationalization of the NHLP Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) document that requires establishment of a Steering Committee at the MAIL.
Assess implement and monitor the NHLP Counter Narcotics and licit crops implementation Strategy together with the respective department of MAIL/ALP(Alternative Livelihood Program)
Assessment Screening and conducting community consultation on Environmental and Social issues with CDC Farmer groups and Farmer Service Centers during identification planning and implementation of sub-project activities.
Coordinating and liaising with PMUs and FPs to ensure effective mainstreaming of social issues like ensuring land for orchards is not disputed; and vulnerable groups women and ethnic minorities are consulted during project identification and their voices are heard.
Coordination and cooperation with the WB projects NEPA and MAIL Departments on implementation of PMP SEA and ESMF
Conducting Environmental and Social Safeguards awareness rising trainings for NHLP extension team Horticulture and Livestock as well as government counter part.
Preparation of site specific ESMPs for managing and ensuring due diligence of safeguards issues.
Proper implementation of ESMF operational and activity plan in project
Proper supervision and monitoring of the ESMF objectives in the project
Proper and result based application of the IPM approach in NHLP
Facilitate and contribute to capacity building lessons learned in IPM good practices case studies
Coordinate efforts of application of Pest Management Plan (PMP) regulations regarding pesticide importation use storage etc
Cross checking and reporting in the implementation of the PMP and the National Environmental Act
In coordination with IMP staff work on the proper enforcement of the Pesticide Act and Regulation especially on the EHS aspects.
Cross checking and reporting on resource management in terms of water and land use
Ensure and facilitate studies whether there are any pesticide residues in the food chain
Scanning and reporting on the environmental degradation of pastures
Support mainstreaming environmental and social issues in the program.
Ensuring regular interaction with the External Consultants and World Bank Mission on NHLP Social and Environmental aspects;
Ensuring GRM is functioning and its outcome is reflected in regular reporting system;
Prepare social and environmental audits report of NHLP program on annually bases according to format laid in ESMF;
Develop safeguards reports and mainstream it in the NHLP reporting system of NHLP and share them regularly with other stakeholders including the Bank relevant staff.
The Safeguards Coordinator with the help of relevant MAIL Departments and the WB safeguards staff conduct training for the awareness raising and Capacity Development on ESMF SEA and PMP of the NHLP and relevant MAIL staff.
Please submit your updated resumes along with a cover letter quoting the Job Title to the attention of NHLP Operations Manager or email it to