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Senior Environmental Expert
Input/contract duration: May 2021 till October 2021
Location: MM Office, Sanepa with frequent visits to the field as required
Total number of days of input: 50 working days (estimate)
Reporting to: Senior Infrastructure Manager
Mott MacDonald is managing the FCDO-funded programme: ‘Purnima: UK Support to Post-Earthquake Recovery in Nepal’ in four Districts (Gorkha, Dhading, Nuwakot, and Rasuwa). This programme aims to achieve long-term positive change in the lives of people in earthquake-affected regions of Nepal.
The implementation phase of the programme has commenced in July 2018 for a 4.5-year covering 41 rural and urban municipalities. It comprises different Output Areas as follows:
Purnima has linked these outputs into two thematic areas: “build back better” and “leave no one behind” so that reconstruction benefits everyone and they are in a better state than before the earthquake. The impact of the earthquake was felt most severely by women and the most vulnerable members of society. It is essential the gender equality and social inclusion issues are covered explicitly in all output areas and mainstreamed across activities undertaken through the programme. The project also aims to stimulate transformative change for women and girls, in social, economic, and political arenas by mainstreaming transformative change across all output areas activities.
Background to OA2:
Output Area 2 (OA2) of the Purnima Programme includes the construction of four infrastructure components 1) Rural WASH schemes, 2) Trail bridge 3) Foot trail and 4) School building 5) Installation of WASH facilities to quarantine and isolation facilities. These components are all currently in different phases – planning, detailed design, construction and post construction (monitoring of sustainability of constructed assets). The implementing parties for each of the components vary and include a range of primary and secondary partners.
Ensuring environmentally sound design and implementation of these rural infrastructures at all stages of their implementation is crucial for long term sustainability and ensuring no adverse impact to the environment.
While implementing partners are also responsible for ensuring climate resilience and environmental sustainability of the rural infrastructures, Purnima needs to ensure that the partners environmental assessment and actions are appropriate and adequate.
Therefore, Purnima intends to hire a senior environmental expert with intermittent inputs to support and advise Purnima to ensure environmental sounds in its all rural infrastructures under output area 2.
The key objective is to provide expert advice to Purnima for assuring all the rural infrastructures undertaken by Purnima to comply with environmental policy and act of Nepal and meet Mott MacDonald’s and Purnima environmental sustainability standards.
Revised version of the Purnima Programme Environmental Guidelines document, including all the agreed and approved changes to be incorporated as a result of the review (Activity 1; estimate of 5 working days).
Report detailing the results of each of the implementing partners environmental guidelines/checklists etc. and highlighting observations and recommendation for changes (Activity 2; estimate of 10 working days).
Short report after each document review / site visit highlighting observations and recommendation for changes (site visits, DPR review, other activities fallen in each month) (Activities 3, 4, 5 and 6; estimate of 35 working days).
Required Qualification and Experience:
Interested candidates should apply along with recently updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by CoB Tuesday 14th April 2021.