Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist the poor and disadvantaged. CRS returned to Cambodia in 1991 and currently works in the sectors of Health and Inclusive Education, with approximately 15 local partners. A head office is located in Phnom Penh. CRS Cambodia is the hub office for Southeast Asia programming, including Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos.
By applying to this job, you as the applicant understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, the applicant understands that if s/he is a successful candidate, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and their personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate their behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
National Environmental Consultant for the preparation of Environmental Management Framework Instruments for Second Health Equity and Quality Improvement Project (H-EQIP II)
The World Bank H-EQIP II project purpose is to improve equitable access to quality health services, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CRS will be leading the environmental and social assessment and development of instruments ahead of H-EQIP II.
The purpose of this Scope of Work (SOW) is to outline the tasks and responsibilities for a “National Environmental Consultant” who will play a lead role in the environmental assessment and development of environmental instruments under the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF).
The assignment covers 45 day period between 18 January – 30 June 2021, with most days prior to 31 May 2021.
II. Objectives for Consultancy:
Across the SOW, the Consultant is expected to:
- Work closely with the CRS MEAL Technical Lead and the International - Environmental Consultant to implement the SOW.
- Ensure familiarity with World Bank Environmental and Social Framework - and associated instruments.
The overall objective of this scope of work:
As in-country environmental lead, provide strong coordination and contribution to the development of key World Bank Environmental and Social Framework instruments for the H-EQIP II project.
The following are sub-objectives for the scope of work:
1. Provide inputs to the International Environmental Consultant (IEC) on the workplan;
2. Assist the IEC in compiling the necessary information for the preparation of the ESMF. This will include, but is not limited to, information relating to the capacity of the borrower (Ministry of Health).
3. Performing Environmental audit of onsite incinerator on the selected hospital/health centers, based on lessons learned from H-EQIP Phase I and Cambodia Nutrition Project (CNP) implementation.
4. Assist the IEC in the preparation of the Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (ESCP) and Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP).
5. Following the guidance and advise of the IEC, carry out an ESMF institutional capacity assessment and provide inputs to the IEC on a capacity development plan and budget in the ESMF.
6. Collaborate with MOH to strengthen their capacity regarding ESMF understanding, preparation and implementation, especially focal persons/units at national and sub-national level.
7. Coordinate with MOH with regards to H-EQIP II instruments preparation.
The National Environmental Consultant will work with International Environmental Consultant to develop:
1. Environmental and Social Management Framework, SEP and ESCP (specifically on environmental part)
2. Performance Environment Assessment Audit
3. Labor Management Procedures (LMP)
4. Environment and Social Codes of Practice (ESCOP)
5. Healthcare waste management (HCWM)
6. Infection prevention and control (IPC) and Chance Finds Procedure for Physical Cultural Resources (PCR).
CRS will engage the consultant for approximately 45 days between January 18 – June 30, 2021, with most days before May 31, 2021.
V. Profile of the Consultant/ Typical Background, Experiences & Requirements.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of key profile attributes of the consultant:
• Local residence in Cambodia/ company registered in Cambodia.
• Have work permit/ work visa required as per local law.
• Master’s degree in environmental studies, social and NRM or relevant fields
• A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in area related to environmental, social and natural resource management and proven track record in working on projects covering environmental management issues, in particular on infectious and healthcare waste management
• Recognized skill and experience in environmental audit, environmental assessment policies, processes, and procedures, environmental monitoring, waste and pollution management and environmental sector policy and health assessments, with track record of work with the World Bank.
• A good knowledge and experience of multi-criteria assessments, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation; analytical skills to assess institutional capacity and to design/ review practical arrangements for implementing complex projects
• Fluent in oral and written English and Khmer.
Details SOW is available via www.bongthom.com/jobs
Interest candidate/supplier should submit their CV and a short proposal (max 3 pages) indicated i) the technical approaches/activities against the expected deliverable, ii) tentative workplan, ii) proposed daily rate (tax inclusive) by 8th January 2021 to CRS recruitment
email: [email protected], or send to CRS Cambodia Office:
Emerald Building # 64, Preah Norodom Blvd, Corner Street 178, Sangkat Cheychumneas, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.