The "Support to the EIB APEX Agri-Food Loan Operation in Ukraine Technical Assistance Project" ("the TA" or "the project") is to facilitate the lending of the funds allocated under the European Investment Bank (EIB) Apex Agri-Food Loan Operation to Ukraine in a timely, appropriate and proper manner, assuring that all EIB and Ukrainian requirements are met. It is also to train local staff to continue the monitoring and reporting of the loan's repayment following the end of the project.
The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) Environmental and Social Compliance specialist reviews requests for allocations of funds under the EIB Apex Agri-Food loan, particularly those that are intended to develop public goods and government infrastructure, for the three value chains (grains, oilseeds, and aquaculture/fisheries) the loan targets. That review must confirm that the activity proposed for funding complies with all EIB environmental and social requirements. The specialist may also work with applicants for allocations to ensure that their documents demonstrate that they are in accordance with EIB environmental and social requirements. The specialist must know the applicable Ukrainian and EU laws and regulations and should understand how an environmental impact assessment is conducted. However, the specialist is not expected to personally carry out environmental impact assessments or similar activities.
The PIU Environmental and Social Compliance Specialist reports to the TA Project Team Leader and works under his direction. The Specialist coordinates his activities with the employee(s) of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (MAPF) designated as the project's regular contacts by the MAPF Minister.
Scope of Services and Responsibilities
Activities expected from the Specialist will include but not be limited to the following:
Required Qualifications and Experience
Qualifications and skills
General professional experience
Duration of the assignment
A maximum of 520 days may be allocated to the Environmental and Social Compliance Specialist position over the life of the UAFATA project. The initial contract will be for six months. Continuation is dependent on fulfilment of the deliverables and continued agreement of the MAPF and UAFATA that the position continues to be appropriate, effective and needed.