Team: Programs | Commitment: Consulting | Location: Pakistan

STTA: Environmental Compliance

Project Name: CNFA-PATTA/ Project Number AID-391-C-17-00004

Consultancy Assignment: Provide technical in Environmental Compliance

Consultant Title: Consultant- Environmental Compliance

Reports to: Director Ag. Technologies

Place of Performance: Islamabad

LOE: 60 working days

Est. Period of Performance: November 10, 2019 to March 31, 2020

Project Description:

The purpose of the Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) is to identify, support and bring to scale private sector solutions to improve agricultural productivity in Pakistan, through a four-year activity. PATTA will partner with agricultural technology companies to commercialize products and services that can increase the productivity and competitiveness of small- holder farmers and mobilize private sector investment in agricultural technology. PATTA’s partnership will provide small-holder farmers broader access to affordable technologies to increase productivity, build resilience to climate change and reduce postharvest losses. 

Objectives of the Technical Assistance:

  • Guide the project on approved Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)
  • Develop guidelines to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of the agricultural technologies, in compliance with USAID environmental compliance regulations
  • Suggest PATTA programmatic and project-level compliance with USAID environmental guidelines, in coordination with the MEO (Mission Environmental Officer)
  • Develop EDFs for PATTA technical team activities and help team to develop Umbrella EDF on quarterly basis
  • Prepare responses to USAID MEO queries for environmental related issues
  • Help PATTA team for presentations to MEO and USAID as and when required for the environmental compliances of project activities.
  • Provide awareness to private sector partners for health, hygiene, work place segregation for gender and the environmental compliances
  • Suggest programmatic and project-level compliance with all host country environmental regulations
  • Guide PATTA team on environmental mitigation activities for life-of-project compliance requirements
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Director in assessing the environmental impact of all project activities and suggest mitigation measures
  • Develop Environmental guidelines, Health and Safety guidelines for agricultural tools and machinery manufacturers and their staff
  • Over and above to mentioned tasks, additional responsibilities may be assigned by COP as and when required related to environmental compliance for USAID 

Deliverables:

  • Develop Environmental guidelines, Health and Safety guidelines for agricultural tools and machinery manufacturers and their staff
  • Develop guidelines to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of the agricultural technologies, in compliance with USAID environmental compliance regulations
  • Develop EDFs for PATTA technical team activities and help team to develop Umbrella EDF on quarterly basis

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least seven years of relevant, professional experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility required, 10+ years preferred;
  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree in the relevant field of expertise, master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience supporting donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience preferred;
  • Experience working in the development sector and similar programs is strongly preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal, communications, and leadership skills, especially in dealing with those from other countries;

Apply By:   

Interested candidates should submit CVs to recruitment@pakistan-patta.org by November 1, 2019. Kindly clearly mention position title “Consultant Environmental Compliance” in email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted