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Blueprint Consult Company Limited - Our client, the West African Power Pool (WAPP), is an institution established by the mandate of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to, among others, develop a sustainable regional electricity supply system in order to promote the economic growth of the ECOWAS sub region. To achieve this objective, there is the need for WAPP to establish a regional electricity market in West Africa through the appropriate development and implementation of key infrastructure so that all ECOWAS member states are given access to economic energy resources.

Blueprint Consult Company Limited, on behalf of WAPP, is recruiting for the key position of the implementation Management Unit (IMU) and invites qualified professional to submit their applications for consideration in the capacity below:

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH AND SAFETY SPE...T

Location: IMU Head Office, Abuja, Nigeria
Project Name: Nigeria - Niger - Benin/Togo - Burkina (North Core) Interconnection Project
Employing Institution: Implementation Management Unit (IMU) of the North Core Project
Reports to: Director of IMU
Appointment: Full time, approximately 36 months
 
PROJECT BACKGROUND
Within the framework of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), the Governments of Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo and Burkina are collaborating to develop a sub-regional interconnection project referred to as the 330 kV WAPP North Core Project. The project involves the construction of approximately 875 km of 330 kV transmission lines from Nigeria to Burkina Faso, through Niger, and Benin
The project will also involve the electrification of rural communities located within a 5 km radius on both sides of the line, and the implementation of a number of environmental and social mitigation measures. These include, among others, the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Health and Safety Plans (H&S Plans) and Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) to provide for persons and communities affected by project implementation activities
The project is being financed by The Agence Française de Développement (AFD), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU) and the World Bank (WB)
Given the regional dimension of the project, and in order to enhance its coordination, the Ministers in charge of Energy of the North Core countries agreed to put in place an institutional framework which includes the set up of an Implementation Management Unit (IMU) to, among others, assist in the preparation and physical implementation of the North Core project.

JOB PURPOSE
The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t provides policy and technical guidance on environmental, social, and health and safety issues for the North Core project
This includes leading environmental, social, health and safety compliance activities, reviewing, in collaboration with regulatory institutions, and implementing environmental, social, health and safety policies and guidelines, monitoring the implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Health and Safety Plans (H&S Plans) and the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and reporting on all environmental, social, health and safety issues relating to the project.
The job holder will also oversee compensation processing for project affected persons, and collaborate with the Senior Social Safeguards Spe...t to undertake crop and property enumeration, as well as facilitate prompt payment of compensations.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will be responsible for a minimum of the following key tasks:

Facilitate processes for the acquisition of environmental permits and Rights of Way (RoW);
Review and update environmental and social safeguards and health and safety procedures where required;
Ensure the preparation and review of Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Construction ESMPs (CESMPs), Health and Safety Plans (H&S Plans) and the Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) and coordinate their implementation;
Coordinate with regulatory agencies and bodies within the project area to ensure environmental and health and safety compliance and enforcement of relevant standards, rules and regulations;
Perform work assignments related to environmental and health and safety inspections, compliance, monitoring, regulation, and research;
Ensure adherence to environmental safeguards and health and safety procedures;
Conduct  regular field inspections with environmental and health and safety officers and maintain accurate reporting mechanisms;
Establish and generate accurate data related to environmental and health and safety complaints within the project area;
Provide guidance and direction to management for ensuring environmental and health and safety compliance;
Generate environmental and health and safety reports on a regular basis.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t must have a minimum of the following:

Master's Degree and above in a relevant field of study such as Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management with at least eight (8) years post-qualification experience as Environmental Spe...t for a similar project, as well as Health and Safety experience in similar projects;
Bachelor's Degree/HND in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or other related field combined with specialized experience of a minimum of fifteen (15) years as Environmental Spe...t on a similar project, may be considered in lieu of a Postgraduate Degree
The candidate should have a certification in Health and Safety and have at least 5 years experience in Health and Safety in similar projects.
Proven track record in working on projects covering a range of environmental and health and safety issues;
Regional experience in coordinating and working with multi-disciplinary teams and project stakeholders is desirable.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

An excellent knowledge of the following relevant areas is required:

Relevant procedures, regulations and legal framework in environmental management;
Structure of Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) and other regulatory agencies or bodies within the project area;
Creative and innovative techniques for planning and implementing environmental and health and safety policies and guidelines;
Demonstrated capacity to lead operational and analytical tasks;
Ability to supervise and motivate a project team i.e. well developed team building skills;
Field experience is essential;
Experience in regional projects will be an added advantage.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
The following skills are required for effective performance:
Ability to cultivate supportive relationships with work related institutions, partners, members of project affected communities;
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in a multicultural environment and under pressure;
Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision on a wide range of environmental and health and safety activities, and achieving results with agreed upon objectives and deadlines;
Excellent oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with relevant computer software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, AutoCad);
Decision making and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal skills.

JOB RELATIONSHIPS
Reporting Relationships:
The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will report to the Director of the IMU and will supervise all field environmental and health and safety officers.
Working Relationships:

The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will establish and maintain good working relationships with all Environmental Regulatory Agencies and Bodies within the Project Area (Agencies, City Councils, Village Development Committees (VDC’s) and all other Project Stakeholders.
Job Location:

The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will be resident at the Head Office of the IMU in Abuja (Nigeria) but will be required to undertake frequent visits to the field offices of the IMU and the project sites.
Language:

A key requirement for the position is having proficiency in English and French.

DURATION
The position of Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t is for a term of approximately thirty six (36) months
This is a full time position and the jobholder must demonstrate the required dedication and commitment to achieving results.

JOB CONTEXT
The responsibilities and tasks of the Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will be executed both within the office context and on the field
The job holder will therefore, be expected to travel periodically to various locations within the project countries and/or beyond to carry out field work
S/he will be required to put in a minimum of forty (40) hours per week but may also have to perform duties outside of normal working hours, as necessary.

Reporting Requirements:
The Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will prepare and submit activity reports at the end of each month, to the Director of the IMU for approval as well as prepare various environmental and health and safety reports on a regular basis.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
The following will be part of performance assessment criteria for the position:

Timely acquisition of project environmental permits and Rights of Way (RoW);
High level environmental  and health and safety compliance on the project and enforcement of relevant standards, rules and regulations;
Agreed/acceptable number of environmental and health and safety inspections and monitoring activities undertaken within a given time frame (to be established in consultation with IMU Director);
Establishment of accurate environmental and health and safety reporting mechanisms;
Acquisition of accurate data relating to environmental and health and safety complaints within the project area.
Other criteria may be developed by the Director of the IMU based on deliverables agreed with the jobholder.
Performance Evaluation
The performance of the Senior Environmental and Health and Safety Spe...t will be evaluated annually by the Director of the IMU, based on the above performance criteria, an annual work plan and deliverables agreed upon at the beginning of the appraisal period. Quarterly performance reviews will however, be conducted by the Director to facilitate the identification and prompt management of performance related issues.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The job holder is required to be fluent in French and English. Ability to use relevant computer software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) as well as the internet is also a key requirement for all positions.
This is a full time position, envisaged for a term of approximately 36 months. Successful candidates will be stationed at the IMU Head Office in Abuja, Nigeria but will be required to make frequent visits to the field offices of the IMU and/or project sites located in any of the following countries: Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso.
Shortlisted candidates must be ready to travel for interviews within two (2) weeks from the date of notification.

SENIOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION SPE...T

Location: IMU Head Office, Abuja, Nigeria
Project Name: Nigeria - Niger - Benin/Togo - Burkina (North Core) Interconnection Project
Employing Institution: Implementation Management Unit (IMU) of the North Core Project
Reports to: Director of IMU
Appointment: Full time, approximately 36 months
Language required: Proficiency in English or French with a working knowledge of the second language

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Within the framework of the West African Power Pool (WAPP), the Governments of Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo and Burkina are collaborating to develop a sub-regional interconnection project referred to as the 330 kV WAPP North Core Project.
The project involves the construction of approximately 875 km of 330 kV transmission lines from Nigeria to Burkina Faso, through Niger, and Benin. The project will also involve the electrification of rural communities located within a 5 km radius on both sides of the line, and the implementation of a number of environmental and social mitigation measures. These include, among others, the implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) to provide for persons and communities affected by project implementation activities.
The project is being financed by The Agence Française de Développement (AFD), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU) and the World Bank (WB).
Given the regional dimension of the project, and in order to enhance its coordination, the Ministers in charge of Energy of the North Core countries agreed to put in place an institutional framework which includes the set up of an Implementation Management Unit (IMU) to, among others, assist in the preparation and physical implementation of the North Core project.

JOB PURPOSE
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will assume full responsibility for preparing the overall M&E strategy of the project.
S/he will be responsible for strategy implementation and overseeing monitoring and evaluation of all project related activities and programs. S/he will provide leadership in the design, monitoring and evaluation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan as well as ensure compliance with requirements of the funding institutions.
The job holder will be responsible for collecting and analyzing project performance and monitoring work plans of the IMU. S/he will manage evaluations and support the Director of the IMU in using performance information for decision-making and resource allocation. S/he will also be responsible for preparing and compiling periodic monitoring and reporting documents.

JOB CONTEXT
The responsibilities and tasks of the Senior  M&E Spe...t will be executed within an office context but involves extensive field work as well.
The jobholder will therefore, be expected to travel periodically to various locations within the project countries and/or beyond.
S/he will be required to put in a minimum of forty (40) hours per week but may also have to perform duties outside of normal working hours, as necessary.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will be responsible for a minimum of the following key tasks:

Prepare a draft of the M&E Plan for the North Core Project in consultation with the IMU team and key stakeholders, and manage the implementation of such plan;
Develop an M&E Manual and data collection protocols for the project and ensure that the technical staff and project implementing partners comply with the manual;
Oversee and manage routine data collection, data analysis, and reporting, including, results reporting by implementing partners, and any design of surveys;
Participate in the monitoring of the project components through site visits, review of project reports, and review of secondary data;
Organize and oversee regular reviews of data quality, maintain performance data quality standards, and oversee the process for independent data quality assessments;
Manage sub-contractors, consultants to ensure that M&E deliverables are of high quality and submitted in a timely manner;
Provide M&E related comments on all other project technical documents (e.g. work plans. Terms of Reference, and contracting agreements, and ensure that M&E reporting requirements are complied with;
Coordinate the setting up and management of the project Geographic Information System (GIS) and Management Information System (MIS), including all related activities such as data collection tools and formats, data entry, data analysis, and reporting;
Be the lead person in the design and implementation of any internal and/or external performance evaluation;
Ensure that the project M&E Plan is periodically updated, including performance reference sheets;
Coordinate project technical staff in the preparation of periodic reports, including Quarterly and Annual Performance Reports;
Respond to requests for information on data sources, data measurement methods, frequency of data collection, and disaggregation. Monitor and update all M&E budgets, work plans, and contracts;
Provide M&E guidance to other IMU technical team members and to other implementing partners throughout project implementation;
Serve as a focal point for funding agencies in their project monitoring and evaluation;
Support the IMU Director in the preparation of various project progress reports and summary notes for the attention of stakeholders and donors and advise the Director on the use of performance information in decision making and resource allocation.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t must have a minimum of the following:

Masters degree and above in a relevant field of study such as Social Sciences, Economics, Psychology, and Mathematics as well as qualifications, and proven use of Statistics.
At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in monitoring and evaluation, five (5) of which should have been in projects of similar complexity (multiple locations and stakeholders, regional project).
Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects funded by multilateral partners;
Experience in monitoring Energy projects or in the electricity sector will be an advantage.
Experience in managing surveys with electronic data collection tools.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
Excellent knowledge of the following relevant areas is required:

M&E procedures and guidelines of international funding institutions, in particular The World Bank (WB), African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union (EU) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD);
Procurement procedures, including preparation of Terms of Reference (TOR) and/or contract management;
M&E system design and management.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The following skills and competencies are required for effective performance:

Ability to work in multidisciplinary and multilingual team;
Strong organizational and administrative skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to initiate, manage and perform varied tasks in a dynamic environment;
Strong oral and written communications skills with a proven ability to convey information clearly and concisely; good analytic writing skills; synthesis and report writing skills;
Excellent ability to use relevant statistical software (such as STATA or SPSS), GIS software, such as ArcGIS and other relevant software such as MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Good internet skills.
Job Relationships
Reporting relationship:

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will report to the Director of IMU.

Working relationship:
The job holder will collaborate with key project stakeholders in the execution of his/her responsibilities. These include IMU staff, contractors, project consultants and funding institutions.

JOB LOCATION:
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will be resident at the Head Office of the IMU in Abuja (Nigeria) but may be required to undertake frequent field visits.
Language:

The Senior M&E Spe...t must be fluent in English or French with a working knowledge of the second language.
Duration:

The position of Senior M&E Spe...t is for a term of approximately thirty six (36) months. This is a full time position and the jobholder must demonstrate the required dedication and commitment to achieving results.
Reporting Requirements:

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will prepare and submit various reports as required to the IMU Director and project financing institutions.
These will include monthly, quarterly and annual project/progress reports, baseline and other evaluation reports.

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
The following will be part of performance assessment criteria for the position:

Development of a comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan in accordance with project objectives;
Development of a comprehensive data base for the project;
Timely submission of high quality monthly, quarterly and annual project/progress reports to the IMU Director;
Submission of baseline report and other evaluation reports to IMU Director and financing institutions;
Development of effective communication mechanisms with IMU staff, work teams and/or departments/units to ensure responsiveness to M&E requirements.
Other criteria may be developed by the Director of the IMU based on deliverables agreed with the jobholder.

Performance Evaluation
The performance of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Spe...t will be evaluated annually by the Director of the IMU, based on the above performance criteria, an annual work plan and deliverables agreed upon at the beginning of the appraisal period. Quarterly performance reviews will however, be conducted by the Director to facilitate the identification and prompt management of performance related issues.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Ability to use relevant computer software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point) as well as the internet is also a key requirement for this position.
This is a full time position, envisaged for a term of approximately 36 months. Successful candidates will be stationed at the IMU Head Office in Abuja, Nigeria but will be required to make frequent visits to the field offices of the IMU and/or project sites located in any of the following countries: Nigeria, Niger, Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso.
Shortlisted candidates must be ready to travel for interviews within two (2) weeks from the date of notification.

TO APPLY
Applicants should kindly download Application Form (Ms Word) (http://blueprintconsultgh.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Application-Form-for-IMU-Positions.docx) and complete, clearly indicating the position you are applying for. Send the completed Application Form accompanied by an Application Letter to: recruitment@blueprintconsultgh.com or imujobs@blueprintconsultgh.com 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM (MS WORD)
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Note: Candidates will be selected in accordance with the selection method for individual consultants set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)(http://www.worldbank.org/html/opr/consult/contents.html).

For further enquiries kindly send emails to info@blueprintconsultgh.com or call +233 302 963401

DUE DATE: 3 September, 2018

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