Request for Expression of Interest (extension of the application deadline)
Project ID: P165485
World Bank Project Name: Municipalities for Youth in Kosovo
Contract Identification No.: M4Y-7-CS-INDV
Safeguards Specialist (Part-Time)
The Government of Kosovo (GoK) has received a grant in the amount of US$ 2.79 from the Japan Social Development Fund, administered by the World Bank, to support socioeconomic inclusion of marginalized youth in Kosovo. The grant is being implemented by a Project Management Unit (PMU) in the Ministry of Local Government (MLG). The Municipalities for Youth (M4Y) in Kosovo Project aims to improve cooperation and trust between youth and local governments by enabling local governments to address youth socioeconomic needs through better-targeted youth initiatives and services. Building on the Municipal Performance Management System (MPMS) – a performance-based incentive grant system implemented by MLG to provide financing for municipal capital investments, the M4Y project will earmark funds to selected municipalities for youth-driven and youth-selected subprojects with the purpose of improving the delivery of youth-related small infrastructure and services at the community level.
The project is structured around 3 components:
Component 1: Subgrants for Youth-Driven Community Development Initiatives;
Component 2: Youth Stakeholder Training;
Component 3: Project Management and Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Dissemination.
To provide overall environmental & social management oversight during the implementation of Municipalities for Youth (M4Y) project. The Safeguards Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the M4Y subprojects are implemented according to the World Bank Environmental and Social Operational Policies and procedures specified in the project-specific Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF). S/he provides overall environmental management oversight, supporting and advising the Ministry of Local Government Administration (MLGA) on addressing environmental issues and provides safeguards related training and coordination activities.
Duties and responsibilities
Specific functional responsibilities of the Safeguards Specialist include, but are not limited to:
- Provide training and assist subproject Applicants in preparing environmental and social part of application package (Environmental and Social Risk Assessment Questionnaire);
- Review environmental and social screening of subproject applications;
- Prepare Screening Reports and assign environmental category for the screened applications and required Environmental Assessment (EA);
- Provide orientation and guidance to Applicants on the preparation of Eas (Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) or ESMP Checklists) for subprojects in line with national legislation and WB safeguards policies;
- Regularly communicate with the Applicant and the World Bank on all environmental and social issues and follows agreed reporting schedule made for each of the approved subprojects;
- Assist PMU in disclosure and consultation of due diligence documents, disseminate information and report to MLGA and World Bank on consultation activities;
More details regarding duties and responsibilities as well other information’s related to this assignment are indicated under TOR.
- University degree, or above, in environmental sciences, environmental engineering, environmental studies, biology studies, chemistry or chemical engineering or equivalent;
- Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in environment management or similar;
- Experience of working on Projects funded by International Financial Institutions (including World Bank Projects) will be considered as advantage;
- Knowledge of international good practice for management of Environmental and Social risks, including World Bank ESF/Safeguards policies and IFC Sustainability Framework and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes, EHS Guidelines;
- Good communication and social skills including excellent facilitation and presentation skills paired with good interpersonal abilities;
- Fluency in Albanian and English (read, write and speak); knowledge of Serbian is preferred;
- Excellent computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access).
- General qualification - 40 points
- Specific experience related to the assignment – 60 points
Period of Performance and Level of effort
The selected consultant will be contracted by the MLG, the implementing agency, with an estimated start date of August 15, 2021 to 31 January 2023. The estimated level of effort for this assignment is 60 person days.
The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14 and 3.16 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers’ (the Regulations), issued in July 2016, and revised November 2017 and August 2018” on conflict of interest.
Experienced and qualified individuals will be selected according to the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers’ (the Regulations), issued in July 2016, and revised November 2017 and August 2018, based on an open call for Individual Consultants (IC) Selection.
Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information about the assignment at the addresses below during office hours: 08:00 - 16:00 hrs (Monday to Friday).
Expression of interest may be submitted to Ministry of Local Government to the below stated address until 02 August, 2021
Ministry of Local Government
Address: Ex Rilindja building, Floor 11
10 000 Prishtine, Republic of Kosovo
E-mail: To : M4Y.Procurement@gmail.com
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