Team Leader - Mongolia, Asia, Mongolia, Bayan-Olgiy

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International Development Assistance/Emerging Markets



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Job Summary

Cardno is seeking an Team Leader to provide periodic technical services in environmental, social, and resettlement due diligence in Mongolia.

Job Description

 Cardno Emerging Markets is seeking an experienced Team Leader to provide periodic technical services in environmental, social, and resettlement due diligence in Mongolia, focused on energy, transportation and land use. Successful applicants will lead teams of local and international environmental and social impact, health and safety, and resettlement specialists. Quarterly travel to Mongolia will be required, if based elsewhere.

  • Directly relevant university degree
  • 10 years of experience in at least one of the following: environmental or social impact assessment and management, health and safety, or resettlement
  • A cumulative minimum of 5 years’ experience managing teams developing, implementing or reviewing ESIAs, ESMPs, RPFs/RAPs, etc.
  • 10 years of direct experience in the formulation, review and implementation of environmental and social impact assessment and mitigation planning
  • Successful track record of capacity building and institutional development
  • Working experience in East/Central Asia within the past 5 years, Mongolia preferred
  • Expert knowledge of IFC Performance Standards (or equivalent such as Equator Principles or World Bank Safeguard Policies)
  • Relevant experience working with MCC or the World Bank
  • Knowledge of  the power or transportation sector a plus
  • Lead teams on site visits to (proposed) project areas, and manage the team’s home-based work
  • Serve as first Point of Contact for the client on all technical and work planning matters
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of deliverables, including:
  • Draft Terms of Reference (ToRs) for ESIAs, RPFs/RAPs and similar studies as required
  • Review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), ToRs, project implementation plans, work plans, and other third-party materials as they pertain to environmental, social and resettlement issues
  • Conduct capacity assessments of the Project Team, implementing entities, and other project stakeholders (and develop recommendations for capacity building and improvements where applicable)
  • Identify potential environmental and social risks, impacts and opportunities related to project activities, and make recommendations for managing them
  • Identify areas for specialized assessments such as land tenure, power and energy, roads, etc.
  • Ensure project stakeholders are accurately identified, including individuals and groups who may be directly and disproportionately affected by a project because of their disadvantaged or vulnerable status
  • Provide general technical advice and assistance regarding environmental, social, health and safety, and resettlement issues to the client
  • Provide general technical advice and assistance on IFC Performance Standards
  • Manage overall program budget within approved spending levels and ensure compliance with MCC rules and regulations.