Job Information Consultant - Environmental and Social Risk Management NGO Information
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Governorate Erbil
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Nationality International
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2023-09-18
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
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Minimum Experience 10 Year
Required Travel
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No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2023-09-18
Deadline Date 2023-10-02
[Erbil,Iraq ]

Context and Core Functions / Responsibilities


As a part of economic recovery and basic service improvement of conflict affected, climate and other economic affected areas in Iraq, Transition and Recovery Division (TRD) of IOM Iraq implementing livelihood and infrastructure projects to improve living conditions of the population and support economic development and employment creation. As part of this program, IOM involving with private sector businesses and various development projects which need increased attention to manage the environment and social risk mitigation. As part of that TRD has developed Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) to implement for all related projects and working on further development and capacity building of staff and stakeholders.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Transition and Recovery Division (TRD), and the direct supervision of the Infrastructure Coordinator and in close coordination with Sr. Livelihood Program Coordinator  , the Consultant (Environmental and Social Risk Management) is responsible to review and develop the Environmental and Social Framework (ESMF), develop industry specific E&S mitigation measures and guidelines for businesses, develop field staff training model and assist environmental officer to training staff and to support monitor E&S mitigation measures.  


Core Functions / Responsibilities


Deliverable 1- (First three weeks):

Months one - Desk review of existing guidelines, meeting with the teams, field visits, government meetings)

  1. Conduct a comprehensive literature review on the ESMF, with a particular emphasis on the KFW and World Bank Environmental and Social Standards.
  2. Examine relevant national, institutional, and legal frameworks that pertain to E&S management and identify gaps in baseline information.
  3. Review IOM overarching E&S policies and principles to integrate them with the current ESMF.
  4. Conduct filed visit to various businesses, meeting with stakeholders, interview with staffs and business owners to identify local context, practices, challenges in implementing ESMF.
  5.  Prepare an inception report that summarizes key findings from the initial work mentioned in paragraphs 1 to 4 above and suggests a way forward to develop practical approaches to implementing ESMF.

Deliverable 2 - (Within five weeks after the Deliverable 1):

Month 2: Revise ESMF and related documents, define sectors to prioritize, draft the guidelines and promotional materials.

  1. Revise IOM Iraq Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and further develop them to align with current programs (infrastructure, EDF and CFW).
  2. Prioritize those sectors that require details on risk assessment and develop an industry-specific and sector-specific risk assessment methodology and develop process for a risk categorization methodology.
  3. Draft guidelines to be used by IOM staff as well as develop simplified guidelines and promotional material to various sector specific business to be used by businesses.
  4. Prepare a Compliance Action Plan and/or Monitoring Plan for the identified business establishments.
  5. Develop sample risk mitigation examples (based on various EDF business requirement) and prepare training model for the field staff for assessment, risk identification and screening.
  6. Develop E&S monitoring mechanism for EDF businesses.
  7. Develop, implement, and monitor health and safety guidelines for infrastructure, and livelihood projects.

Deliverable 3 - (Within four weeks after Deliverable 2):

Month 3: Capacity building, training the teams and integrating the reports into the process.

  1. Prepare a capacity building program for staff, beneficiaries/businesses, and government authorities.
  2. Training the field staff to conduct risk identification, mitigation measures, negotiation, implementation, and monitoring.
  3. Travel to field locations and conduct onsite risk assessments together, propose mitigation measures and implement the process.
  4. Refine documents based on field experience and provide final recommendations and report.



Performance indicators for the evaluation of results

  • Satisfactory completion of tasks indicated in this terms of reference.
  • Initiative and consultation during completion of tasks.
  • Fit for purpose nature of documents produced.


Reporting and Coordination


The consultant must adhere to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Data Protection Principles (IN/138) and maintain confidentiality.


The consultant will be responsible for following IOM writing guidelines and latest glossaries in all given assignments for accurate translation.


The consultant is not an official representative of IOM during the assignment.


Qualifications & Preferred Skills
  1. Education and Experience:
  • University degree in Environment Engineering/Environmental Sciences/Environmental Studies or related field with 10 years relevant experience.
  • Similar experience on working and developing E&S Management Framework for World Bank or KFW or similar projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental management and environmental sustainability and supervision of environmental aspects of infrastructure projects.
  • Ability to express and report results in a concise and clear manner; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment, while demonstrating initiative and self-motivation.
  1. Field Experience:
    • Conducting field surveys and data collection in various environments.
    • Interacting with local communities and stakeholders to understand their concerns and perspectives.
    • Gathering firsthand information about the physical environment, ecosystems, and social dynamics.
  2. Project Experience:
    • Participating in or leading environmental and social impact assessments for different projects.
    • Managing assessment teams and coordinating data collection efforts.
    • Implementing mitigation measures and monitoring their effectiveness.
  3. Data Analysis:
    • Processing and analyzing environmental and social data using appropriate software tools.
    • Identifying trends, patterns, and potential risks from data sets.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement:
    • Experience in conducting effective stakeholder consultations and engagement.
    • Managing conflicts and addressing concerns raised by different stakeholders.
  5. Report Writing and Communication:
    • Drafting clear and comprehensive assessment reports for various audiences.
    • Communicating complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  6. Regulatory and Legal Understanding:
    • Navigating and applying relevant environmental and social regulations.
    • Ensuring assessments comply with legal requirements and standards.
  7. Collaboration and Teamwork:
    • Collaborating with professionals from different disciplines to achieve a holistic assessment.
    • Understanding the roles of various experts in an assessment team.
  8. Problem Solving and Decision Making:
    • Making informed decisions based on assessment findings and potential impacts.
    • Developing strategies to address challenges and uncertainties during the assessment process.
  9. Ethical Considerations:
    • Incorporating ethical considerations and social responsibility into assessment methodologies and recommendations.
  10. Project Management:
    • Managing assessment projects, including planning, resource allocation, and timeline management.
  11. Review and Improvement:
    • Evaluating past assessments to identify areas for improvement.
    • Learning from previous experiences to enhance the quality of future assessments.
  12. Industry-Specific Knowledge:
    • Gaining experience in specific industries or sectors that have unique environmental and social risks.



Language and Communication:

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic and/or Kurdish.
  2. Ability to present information and deliver training programs in a clear and concise manner, adapting the content to the knowledge level and cultural context of the target audience.


Time Management and Reporting:

  1. Demonstrated ability to manage project timelines, meet deadlines, and deliver high-quality outputs within the specified timeframe.
  2. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure accurate and comprehensive reporting on the assessment findings, program development, and monitoring and evaluation activities.


Previous Experience in Iraq or Similar Contexts:

  1. Prior experience working in Iraq or similar contexts, understanding the local cultural dynamics, and navigating relevant administrative and cultural contexts is essential.
  2. Familiarity with the work of international organizations and experience collaborating with them on similar projects.



  1. Provide references from previous clients or organizations with whom you have worked on similar environmental and social assessment and management programs, highlighting successful program implementation and impact.


Travel required: Yes


Note: Please submit a detailed financial proposal for the assignment.




  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.


Core Competencies – behavioural indicators

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


  1. Submission of application

Please submit your application package including the following documents:

  • CV of the applicant.
  • Technical and budget proposal documents, based on the current ToR, outlining the proposed methodology.
  • Examples of similar work


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IOM has a policy of zero tolerance of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by IOM staff members and the employees or any other persons engaged and controlled by IOM Contractors. The staff members and all contract type holders shall protect against and prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

How To Apply

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Applications should include a detailed financial proposal including consultancy fees..


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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