Safeguard Officer (STATAFRIC)

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AU-STATAFRIC - African Union African Union Institute for Statistics

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Application deadline 6 months ago: Friday 24 Nov 2023 at 21:00 UTC

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AU Values

• Respect for Diversity and Team Work • Think Africa Above all

• Transparency and Accountability • Integrity and Impartiality

• Efficiency and Professionalism • Information and Knowledge Shari

Organization Information

Reports to: Executive Director of STATAFRIC Directorate/Department/Organ: STATAFRIC Division : Office of Executive Director of STATAFRIC Number of Direct Reports: 0 Number of Indirect Reports: 0 Job Grade: P2 Number of Positions: 1 Contract Type: Fixed-Term Location: Tunis, Tunisia

Purpose of Job

Reporting to the Executive Director of STATAFRIC, the Safeguard Officer will ensure that all civil works and other related activities under STATAFRIC projects funded by the World Bank are undertaken in full compliance with the Projects’ Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF), and the African Union and World Bank Environmental and Social Standards. The 3 major projects funded by the World Bank are; • Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West Africa Project (HISWA) • Eastern Africa Regional Statistics Program-for-Results (EARSPforR) • Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West and Central Africa (HISWACA)

Main Functions

• Prepare site-specific Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), • Prepare and participate in the process of EMP public disclosure, including presentation of EMPs; • Prepare Minutes of Public Meetings contribute to the preparation of Tender Documents for the respective civil work contracts, and participate in the tender evaluation,

Specific Responsibilities

• Provide overall environmental management oversight during the implementation of the 3 major projects funded by the World Bank; HISWA, EARSPforR and HISWACA by supporting and advising the Project Manager and the project team on environmental issues at all the stages of the implementation. • Facilitate environment-related training and awareness activities; • Provide guidance and technical support on the environmental impact and vulnerability evaluation of the activities of the projects • Guide the project implementing agencies/works contractors in preparing the necessary Environmental Social Framework (ESF) instruments and Environmental Assessment (EA) documents and review them for quality assurance;

• Monitor compliance of project-financed activities with World Bank environmental policies by participating in project technical discussions and field visits, reviewing project reports and recommending adequate measures, and liaising with World Bank environmental specialists;

• Monitor Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) compliance onsite by the civil works consultants / contractor at project sites

• Write a quarterly Environmental & Social performance report to the World Bank in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)

• Participate in the preparation of site specific environmental and social risk management instruments which will be prepared based on the Environmental & Social Management Framework (ESMF).

• Report any health and safety incidents to the Project Coordinator who will in turn report to the World Bank in the timeline specified in the environmental and social commitment plan

• Undertake any other environmental risk management activities of the projects as needed.

• Ensure that each subproject and activities under the project are subjected to the Project Social and Environmental Standards (SES) processes and procedures

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

• A Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Engineering or Natural Sciences and at least three (3) years of excellent professional relevant work experience at national, continental or international level.


• A Bachelor’s Degree in in environmental sciences, engineering or natural sciences and at least five (5) years of excellent professional experience at national, continental or international level.

Required Skills

• Knowledge of statistics methodologies and concepts • A clear understanding of statistical terms and concepts • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and statistical tools • Management experience and excellent interpersonal skills • Analytical and problem-solving skills • Critical thinking skills • Excellent communication skills and ability both orally and in writing • Excellent report writing and presentation • Sound planning and organizational skills • Ability to negotiate diplomatically • Ability to delegate the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority with regard to performance management and professional development • Conscientious in observing deadlines and achieving results • Familiarity with international and regional definition, methodologies and standards in the relevant area • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages, fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Leadership Competencies

Strategic Insight...

Managing Risk...

Core Competencies

Building Relationship…..

Foster Accountability Culture

Functional Competencies

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The appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.


The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 80,975.58 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 66,045.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be submitted no later than November 24, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT. -Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted. -Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise. -The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. -Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia.

Requisition ID: 2035

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