The Gambia



Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: IDA/ D4070


Assignment Title: Environment Safeguards Specialist for Project Management Unit

Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): GM-NAWEC-166067-CS-INDV


National Water and Electricity Company Ltd, NAWEC, is preparing and implementing the Gambia-related part of the ECOWAS-Regional Electricity Access Project (Phase I). The Project Development Objective is to increase grid electricity access in Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and The Gambia. The project aims to provide access to around 1.1 million people in specific localities in each country selected following a first-order least cost geospatial planning within a 100-km radius of the substations of the OMVG in The Gambia and Guinea Bissau, and the substations of the OMVS in Mali. A critical part of the project work is ensuring compliance with the Environmental and social safeguards requirements of the financing institutions and Gambian legislation.


The project comprises three components: (i) Design and build of electricity distribution

infrastructure (Medium Voltage – MV and Low Voltage – LV) to maximize new connections; (ii) Supervision of the construction and technical advisory; and (iii) Technical assistance and project management.


An Environment Specialist is now being recruited by the Gambia Project Management Unit (PMU) to supervise compliance of project preparation and implementation activities with environmental safeguards regulations of the financing institutions and Gambian legislation. The Environment Safeguard Specialist will be responsible for the everyday operations and implementation of Environmental safeguards instruments of the project and provide technical guidance and oversight to the PMU on Environmental safeguards.

The successful applicant shall be engaged immediately on a full-time basis for one year (in three months contract basis extendable depending on the satisfactory performance in the contract duration) and for additional years during the project implementation period.


The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained at the address given below:


Required qualifications:

  • (i) BSc in Environmental Science, preferably Master’s, degree in relevant fields Engineering or related subjects with experience in developing, implementing or reviewing Environmental Assessments;
  • (ii) Have a proven experience of five (5) years in environmental management (Development of an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and implementation of Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) in development projects’ environmental monitoring and follow-up) including two (2) years in projects funded by technical and financial partners, (Experience and/or knowledge of World Bank Safeguards Policies is an asset);
  • (iii) Fluent in English with excellent written and spoken skills. Knowledge of French will be a plus;
  • (iv) Experienced computer user, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • (v) Proven capacity to work across multiple stakeholders, including government entities, civil society organizations (CSOs), local communities, and the private sector.


The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” July 2016 and 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 selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by close of business June 29th, 2020.

PIU-GAMBIA Attn: Haddy Njie, Project Coordinator

53 Mamadi Maniyang HighwayKanifing, K.M.C.

P.O. Box 609, Banjul

The Gambia

Tel: (+220) 4376607 / 4376608 Fax: (+220) 4375990