Organization: Miyamoto International
Closing date: 19 Oct 2021
Environmental Specialist to Develop an Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan for a new USAID Program in India – Short-Term Consultancy — Indian Nationals Only
Miyamoto International is a global structural engineering and disaster risk reduction firm providing resiliency expertise that sustains industries and safeguards communities around the world.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded Miyamoto International (Miyamoto) with 5-year funding to support the (CDRI Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure) Secretariat and bolster India’s leadership role in disaster response and risk reduction and lead the south Asia and other member countries in addressing disaster risks by building the resilience of communities and infrastructure.
The program has three purposes:
Purpose of Consultancy
Miyamoto seeks the services of an Indian National and environmental expert for a six-week period to draft an Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plan (EMMP) for the CDRI Program. Section 117 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, requires that the impact of USAID’ activities on the environment be considered and that USAID include environmental sustainability as a central consideration in designing and carrying out its development programs. This mandate is codified in Federal regulation (22 CFR 2216) and in USAID’s parts 201.5.10g and 204. The EMMP will describe, in specific terms, how the project will implement the Initial Environmental Examination by the USAID Bureau Environmental Officer. This requires that the potential environment impacts of USAID financed activities are identified prior to a final decision to proceed and that appropriate environmental safeguards are adopted for all activities.
The EMMP Plan will consult USAID’s sector-specific environmental and social guidance to support development of mitigation: https://www.usaid.gov/environmental-procedures/sectoral-environmental-social-best-practices. The Agency’s standard EMMP template is available here: https://www.usaid.gov/documents/1865/environmental-mitigation-and-monitoring-plan-emmp.
Scope of work includes:
QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:
Minimum Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering or related field.
Minimum five years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in environmental compliance and management of USAID environmental projects. This can include a combination of academic, research, and fulltime positions.
Skills & Knowledge:
Detailed EMMP describing in specific terms the scope of work described above and the implementation of all mitigation factors/conditions that apply to the CDRI program.
The consultancy will take place over a 6-week period beginning in late October 2021.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter and CV by October 19, 2021 to the Miyamoto Recruitment Team at the following email address: email@example.com
Please include CDRI EMMP in the email subject line.