EIA/SEA Review and Evaluation, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), Resettlement/Refugee Camps
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign assistance agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.
The Environmental & Social Performance (ESP) Senior Program Officer will report to MCC's Global Practice Leader for ESP and serve as a member of MCC's ESP Practice group. You will collaborate with MCC staff and partner country counterparts to help promote sound environmental and social performance of program activities and ensure compliance with MCC's environmental and social standards and guidelines. As a Senior Program Officer you will:
Provide technical and administrative support on the evaluation and management of environmental and social risks and performance of MCC-funded activities and help to identify opportunities for enhancing project design and implementation.
Engage on key program development and implementation activities to help ensure that MCC-funded activities comply with host country laws and regulations, the MCC Environmental Guidelines and the International Finance Corporation's Environmental and Social Performance Standards.
Review project-related documents (concept papers, feasibility studies, environmental and social assessments and management plans, consultant terms of reference, construction bidding documents, work plans, resettlement action plans and performance monitoring plans) to ensure environmental and social considerations are properly taken into account in the design, feasibility, implementation, timing, and budgets for MCC-funded activities.
Undertake occasional site visits to partner countries in support of project development and implementation oversight to ensure sound environmental and social performance.
Prepare and/or review terms of reference, budgets, timelines and cost estimates for international and domestic procurement services, and assist with the management of contractors, consultants, and inter-agency agreements.
Support the development and implementation of ESP Practice priorities.
To qualify for Senior Program Officer (equivalent to GS-13, pay band 4a) you must meet the following:
Have at least one year of specialized experience relevant to the position duties and comparable to the MCC Pay Band 4b (GS-12) or an equivalent level which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills , and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, this experience is defined as:
assessing environmental and social risks/impacts and/or promoting sound environmental and social performance of development projects, such as roads, energy, agriculture, irrigation and municipal infrastructure;
experience in environmental, social or natural sciences, natural resource management, environmental engineering, policy, planning or a related field;
experience with an international NGO, international finance organization, multilateral organization, and/or global business on international development.
Note: This experience MUST be well documented within your resume or application
The following qualifications are highly desirable:
An advanced degree in environmental, social or natural sciences, environmental engineering, planning or a related field;
Five (5) years of professional experience in the field of environmental and/or social assessment, management and monitoring or a related field;
Experience living and/or working overseas on development projects.
Professional functionality in French language (especially reading and verbal communication).
Other requirements and important notes:
Must be able to obtain and maintain a USG federal security clearance;
Relocation expenses will not be paid;
More than 1 job may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 120 days;
Some international travel is required;
Designated and/or random drug testing required.
About Millennium Challenge Corporation
The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty.