World Bank Vacancy 2021 | Environmental Engineer – Environmental Risk Management Vacancy in Ethiopia 2021

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia WORLD BANK GROUP (WBG)

World Bank Ethiopia Vacancy 2021

Job Title: Environmental Engineer – Environmental Risk Management

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

Position Description:

This position will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will focus on the environmental risk management/environmental safeguards management and compliance for World Bank projects.  Ethiopia as very large infrastructure shortfall.  As a result, the Bank has been investing heavily in infrastructure in the country.  This requires staff to implement the Bank’s environmental risk management policies (including the Safeguard Policies and the new Environmental and Social Framework, or ESF).  All World Bank-supported investment projects must meet ambitious environmental management standards. The Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice is responsible for providing technical support and oversight to all investment projects to meet these obligations.  While the primary responsibility of this position is on environmental risk management, there may be some demand for support to the management of World Bank financed projects in the area of environment, such as landscapes programs, flood management and solid waste management.  There will also be responsibility for support to the management of analytical work, technical assistance to government and representation of the Bank on key development fora as described in more detail below.

Job Requirement

General requirements:

  • Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering or natural sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience in the engineering or environmental management sector is required.
  • Fluency in English is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).
  • Knowledge and experience in environmental assessment and management of environmental compliance in investment projects involving large scale civil works, extractive or industrial activities is required.
  • Confirmed collaboration and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • A strong sense of partnership and ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in Ethiopia, the Africa region and possibly globally is vital, including to remote rural areas.

Location: World Bank Ethiopia Country Office– Addis Ababa

How to Apply

Application deadline: October 15, 2021

You can use the following link to apply

External Candidates go to:

Internal Candidates

Go to http://Compass (or type Compass into your intranet browser)

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All other candidates will be offered a 3-year term appointment.


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