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26.09.2019

PIU Environmental and Social Compliance Specialist (PIU 2)

Technical Assistance to Support the implementation of the European Investment Bank “Ukraine Agri-food APEX Loan” Operation (UAFATA)
АПК (Агропромышленный комплекс)
  • Регион:Киев

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[1] 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:

  • Verify that applications for funding under the "public" provision of the EIB Apex Agri-Food Loan Operation document comply with EIB Social and Environmental Standards prior to transmission to EIB Luxembourg
  • Advise applicants and potential applicants on how to ensure their applications demonstrate compliance with EIB environmental and social standards
  • As requested by the Team Leader, train persons involved in preparation of applications for funds in how to comply with EIB environmental and social standards
  • Maintain full, accurate written records of environmental and social compliance activities and difficulties encountered
  • Periodically prepare written reports to the Team Leader and MAPF contact on environmental and social compliance issues encountered
  • Write a manual on environmental and social compliance procedures in the Ukrainian language for distribution to potential applicants for funds
  • As requested, prepare other written materials explaining environmental and social compliance procedures in the Ukrainian language for distribution to potential applicants for funds
  • Travel within Ukraine as requested
  • Accept and comply fully with the NIRAS code of professional ethics

Required Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • Education to at least Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Native-speaker level of fluency in written and spoken Ukrainian
  • Fluency in written and spoken English sufficient to work effectively with people who do not speak Russian or Ukrainian
  • Computer literacy (e.g. MS-Office)
  • Ukrainian citizenship

General professional experience

  • In depth knowledge of environmental and social issues in Ukraine, as evidenced by 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Familiarity with relevant Ukrainian legislation relating to environmental and social issues in Ukraine
  1. Specific professional experience
  • Possession of, or the ability to rapidly develop, a deep and clear understanding of EU Social and Environmental Standards
  • Experience in a similar position in international development projects (preferably connected with International Finance Institutions) would be an advantage

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.