Environmental Safeguard Specialist – Hargeisa, Somaliland



 Individual Selection of Consultant

Country:  Republic of Somaliland

Institution: Ministry of Energy and Minerals

Project Name: Somali Electricity Access project

Individual/Firm: Individual

Consulting Service: Environmental Safeguard Specialist

Reference No.:  SO-MOEM-211427-CS-INDV

Duty station: Hargeisa, Somaliland. 

1.0 Background of The Project

The Government of Somaliland (the Government) is currently implementing Somali Electricity Access Project (SEAP), with grant funding from World Bank.  The project development objective of SEAP is to expand access to electricity in targeted urban, peri-urban, and rural communities. The Ministry has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to carry out the day-to-day activities of project planning, coordination and implementation of the Somali Electricity Access Project (SEAP). The Ministry intends to engage a consultant to provide Environmental Safeguard activities for the World Bank – financed energy sector projects within the PIU.

The Ministry of energy and minerals intends to apply part of the proceeds of the proceed to engage to competitively recruit an individual consultant (Environmental Safeguard Specialist).

2.0. Responsibilities

The Consultant shall perform the following specific tasks:

Working closely with the project coordinator of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals Project Implementation Unit (PIU). Prepare guidelines, tools, and notes for use in the project based on relevant environmental policies. Provide technical expertise on key issues related to environmental and social impact assessment and on sustainability risks in the design. Provide support in supervision and monitoring of projects on the SEAP project portfolio in compliance with the applicable World Bank Policies/guideline and E&S requirements on a regular basis, which may include, overseeing E&S analysis of elevated risk clients, recommending risk mitigation measures where necessary. Training of peers and clients on environmental awareness and management, as necessary as well environmental orientation & awareness for project partners. Prepare environmental information materials and help the client/s in disseminating the information to the relevant stakeholders. Carry out site supervisions during implementation of subprojects and activities and provide feedback to the PIU of the SEAP Project and all other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment that can be found at the following Ministry’s website: www.moem-sl.com  or can be provided upon submission of application in person or by e-mail. The e-mail address is provided below. 

3.0 Selection Criteria

Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environment, Energy, Public health and or relevant fields
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in environment and development work.
  • Competencies in occupational health and safety
  • Knowledge of Environmental and Social issues and conditions for Renewable Energy projects
  • Experience in projects by NGO’s, international development organizations, governments and public institutions is essential.
  • Experience in Environmental compliance and Monitoring and Evaluation is essential.
  • Understanding of Somaliland’s unique context of Environment and Energy
  • Fluency in oral and written Somali and English
  • Possess GBV specific skills to supervise issues related to GBV (e.g., supervise signing of Codes of Conduct (CoCs), verify working GRM for GBV is in place, refer cases where needed) and work with GBV Services Providers as entry points into service provision to raise awareness of the GRM.

4.0. Reporting

The Environmental Safeguard Specialist will report to the Deputy Project Coordinator and E&S focal point. In addition, he/she will perform under the overall guidance of the Project Coordinator of the SEAP Project.

5.0. Timing Duration of Assignment:

The Environmental Safeguard Specialist shall be contracted for an initial one-year period.

The Ministry of Energy and Minerals now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).

  1. Submission Requirements

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017, and August 2018 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations. 

Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from the Ministry in person or by e-mail to the address given below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 16:00hrs. Saturday to Thursday.

Deadline: Expressions of interest and CV must be delivered to the address below by hand, mail, courier, or email on or before March 8th, 2021 at 16:00 hours.

Attention; Project Coordinator.

SEAP Project

Ministry of Energy and Minerals

Republic of Somaliland

Opposite of Presidential Palace

Hargeisa, Somaliland

And emails

Email Address: Eng. Liban Mohamed Mohamud

Email: doe@moem-sl.com,

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Procurement Specialist

Email: ahassan@moem-sl.com,

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