Ministry of Health (MoH) has received a grant from the World Bank towards the cost of COVID-19 Emergency Response Project. The project aims to prevent, detect and support immediate response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen the Palestinian health systems for public health preparedness. MoH intends to apply part of the project proceeds for hiring part-time Environmental Health and Social Officer (EHSO) to monitor, follow up and implement all the environmental and social aspects and requirements of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project. The main tasks, responsibilities and scope of work of the EHSO are summarized below:
Monitoring Environmental and Social Issues:
- Supervise the implementation of the Environmental and Social Framework- ESMF.
- Prepare site-specific Environmental and Social Management Plans (site-specific ESMPs when applicable) in accordance with the terms of the ESMF for any activities which require such instruments.
- Ensure the provisions of the site-specific ESMPs are incorporated in the bidding documents and contracts, and monitor the compliance of contractors to the provisions of the ESMPs.
- Supervise the implementation of the Labor Management Procedures (LMP), including the labor Grievance Redress Mechanism, preparation and implementation of labor Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) plans, and monitor the contractors compliance with the OHS Plans.
- Monitor the implementation of the GRM in its different stages.
- The ESO will collect data from the concerned MOH departments on the minimization of occupational health and safety risks.
- Periodically update and revise the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and ensure that any major changes to the project related activities and to its schedule will be duly reflected in the SEP.
- Monitor the implementation of the Environmental and Social Commitments Plan (ESCP) on all actions of the ESCP.
- Ensure the inclusion of specific environmental health and safety instruments and due considerations in the pertinent bidding documents.
- Prepare and submit periodic environmental health and safety monitoring reports to the Project Management Unit (PMU) as well as monitoring and evaluation of project performance against the Results Framework including environmental and social safeguards.
- Prepare and submit regular environmental and social progress reports to the World Bank, quarterly or when required.
- Conduct capacity assessment and identify what capacity building needed for different stakeholders in terms of environmental health and safety aspects.
- Participate in relevant meetings especially during the donors’ missions and prepare all reports for the mission on environment health and safety aspects.
- Carry out consultations with different stakeholders and maintain a record of the consultations indicating means of other than consultations.
- Ensure effective engagement with the project’s stakeholders and people living/working close to or within the project area and timely disclose the project Environmental and Social information during stakeholder’s meetings and the related documentation on pre-designated communication channels.
- Maintain good community relations and address community concerns as they arise and develop measures to respond to grievances in liaison with the wider project team, and develop measures to promote community and workers safety and awareness.
- Provide support in conducting environmental health and safety training to the stakeholders and public awareness campaigns, including website inputs, pamphlets, newsletter, public meetings, workshops, local TV and radio programs.
- Undertake other duties as per the requirements of the project or as directed by the PMU Director.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
The Ministry of Health invites eligible qualified Environmental Health and Social Officer (EHSO) to provide information indicating their qualifications, experience and appropriate skills to perform the services. The main qualifications of the Environmental Health and Social Officer (EHSO) are as follows:
- At least M.S. Degree in Environmental Science, Public Health Sciences, Environmental Engineering, or related disciplines to health and safety.
- Minimum 5 years relevant work experience in the field of environmental management and public health and safety.
- Has good management skills, particularly workshop organizing and moderation, communication skills and reporting, as well as having the ability to work in a team.
- Proven ability to communicate effectively, understand community and stakeholder perspectives and vulnerabilities and to engage with project affected people and project management teams positively and constructively.
- Track record of working in line with the requirements of international institutions.
- Self-motivated, dynamic, and able to work under pressure.
The contract will be a Time-Based contract for a period of 1 year (renewable up to 4 years).
Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs and a cover letter to the Ministry of Health at the email: [email protected] before February 22, 2021. Please clearly indicate the position which you are applying for in the subject line of your email.