International Environmental and Social Impact Assessment SME

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Employer
ICF International
Location
Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Ref
2077225953
Discipline
Adaptive Management
Employment Type
Internship
Salary Type
Salary
ICF is seeking an On - Call Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Expert to support the Environmental Compliance Procedures contract with USAID Operating Units through adherence to international best practice environmental protection principles. The Expert will assess the potential environmental, human health and social impacts during USAID activity development and implementation, and identify practical environmental protection and mitigation strategies, as required by USAID environmental compliance procedures.

This preferred location for this position is the Washington, DC metro area with potential international travel trip post-pandemic.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct reviews of draft Initial Environmental Examinations (IEEs), Scoping Statements, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMPs), and other formal 22 CFR 216 procedural reviews.
  • Knowledge of environmental and social assessment requirements in developing countries and/or multilateral development banks.
  • Assess existing monitoring findings, evaluate efficacy of mitigation measures, and propose adaptive strategies to increase effectiveness of mitigation measures.
  • Evaluate water usage, quality, and availability to support program, project, and activity planning and implementation.
  • Coordinate with USAID operating units, resource agencies, and environmental and technical staff to prepare environmental documents and supporting technical studies for USAID projects.
  • Ensure quality control and responsiveness of technical assistance.
  • Perform senior review of documents, reports, presentation, technical memoranda, and other work products with a focus on regulatory compliance and technical adequacy.
  • Strictly adhere to professional standards, including but not limited to: demonstrated consistency and reliability, timeliness in meeting project deadlines, clear and concise communications, and working responsibly - on a team or independently.
  • Always represent ICF to USAID stakeholders in a professional manner.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in relevant field (e.g., natural resources management, environmental studies, environmental planning, environmental engineering, environmental management, international development). Graduate degree preferred.
  • At least ten years' relevant technical experience working in developing countries.
  • Management experience should include multi-country project management and successful oversight of project teams with complex delivery objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of 22 CFR 216 Environmental Compliance Procedures or other environmental regulations (e.g., NEPA, country specific regulations).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a highly skilled, interdisciplinary team and to interact with USAID operating units in DC and aboard.

Professional Skills:
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and presentation ability.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude and commitment to producing quality work.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Fluency in French and Spanish a plus.


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