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Senior Environmental Safeguards Specialist Job Vacancy – Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 7, 2013

Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
State Department of Water
Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (Phase 1)
Project No. P117635; (Credit No. IDAQ7950)
Expression of Interest
Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /13/2013-2014
Senior Environmental Safeguards Specialist
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project – Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Senior Environment Safeguards Specialist for a period of one (1) year.

Objective of the Consultancy and Scope of Services
The objective of this Consultancy is to provide technical support to Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR) and will guide on all environmental and environmental safeguards aspects of investments prepared under the Project in order to ensure proper adherence to World Bank Safeguard Policies during Project implementation.
In particular establishing Environmental criteria for the selection of investments under the Project preparing the environmental safeguards instruments for investments under the project and ensuring compliance with Environmental and Social Safeguards Framework (ESMF) for the overall project, undertake a scoping level review of ESIA reports of 6-10 investments (completed or under preparation), as part of a sub-project screening.
Qualifications and Experience
  • An advanced degree in environmental management, or environmental engineering (or comparable field),
  • at least 15 years of relevant work experience on environmental management in water resources development and related investment projects,
  • direct knowledge of (and experience working with) Kenyan environmental laws and regulations,
  • direct and intensive experience in working on World Bank/IDA financed development projects.
Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience.
Selection Method
Selection of an Individual Consultant will be in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for
Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.
The selection criteria will be solely based on individual experience and qualifications.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (the Client) now invites eligible consultants to forward their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing these services.
Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, including CVs, copies of academic certificates and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.
Invitation for EOI
Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted at the Ministry websitewww.water.go.ke and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.
The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 13th December, 2013 at 10:00am Kenyan Local time.
The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR/ KWSCRP-1/13/2014-2015 – SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS SPECIALIST” addressed to:
Project Manager,
Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase 1,
Ministry of Environment, Water &Natural Resources, Maji House, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100,
Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313.
E-mail : [email protected]


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