Senior E & S Safeguard Specalist – Airswift , Qatar

Job description
Airswift has been tasked by one of our renewable energy clients to seek Senior E & S Safeguard Specialist to work within their facilities located Tokyo, Japan for a permanent role.
Client is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented professional with experience in assessing Environmental & Social (E&S) risks of infrastructure projects and conducting Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies for greenfield infrastructure projects and due diligence of brownfield projects.

Responsibilities :
Identify key E&S risks associated with organization’s project development opportunities against the requirements of IFC’s Performance Standards, World Bank Group Environment, Health & Safety (WBG EHS) Guidelines and local regulatory requirements. Undertake E&S risk categorization;
Support business development team in securing environmental permits and achieving ESIA deliverables as required for development projects;
Lead the selection of E&S consultants for due diligence of acquisition opportunities (or lender diligence requirements) including the development of the scope of work and review of technical qualifications and proposals;
Lead the execution of E&S corrective actions (either those self-developed or recommended from 3rd party consultants) including but not limited to conducting ESIAs and developing stakeholder engagement plans;
Ensure the development of an E&S Management Plan (ESMP) for each project based on recommended corrective actions;
Lead E&S monitoring of construction and operational projects ensuring compliance with the project’s ESMP and organization’s ESG policy;
Act as organization’s main point of contact to manage all E&S related matters;
Lead and facilitate engagement with stakeholders including workers, host communities and non-government organizations (NGOs) and coordinate responses to grievances for projects especially in Japan;
Prepare internal E&S documentation and contribute to committee approval papers to inform and advise organization’s Sustainability Committee, Investment Committee and wider management on E&S related risks and recommend mitigation measures aligned with organization’s ESG policy;
Provide periodic updates to organization’s internal and external stakeholders (including financial investors) on the status of E&S matters of organization’s projects as required;
Contribute to the evaluation, improvement and dissemination of the organization ESG Policy;
Actively network within the organization – lead, develop and administer as needed technical assistance and E&S related training programs including E&S induction and ESMS awareness sessions;
Ensure that appropriate resources and capacity are deployed to effectively cover the ESG Policy requirements.

Requirements :
Graduate Degree in environmental engineering, environment and/or natural resource management or social science, international development, and sustainable development, or other relevant discipline;
Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in E&S risk management of infrastructure projects as well as proven experience in one or more areas of E&S risk management, such as ESIA, Environmental Site Assessment, Compliance Audit, and stakeholder/community engagement and consultation activities.
Relevant work experience in Asia pacific markets (Experience in Japan a plus);
Knowledge of IFC’s Sustainability Framework, Performance Standards, and supporting documents such as Guidance Notes and WBG EHS Guidelines.
Results-oriented, team player, articulate analyst with attention to details, persuasive communicator and good report writer.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and Japanese (must be fluent level).

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