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The Safeguards and Gender Officer will perform environmental and social safeguards and gender mainstreaming activities based on the SAPIP Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and the MAF Gender Policy, and will report directly to the SAPIP PMU Program Officer. The following are the key tasks of the Safeguards and Gender Officer: a) Ensure a coordinated approach to the implementation of the environmental and social safeguards, and gender mainstreaming policies, as described in the SAPIP ESMF, the Project Implementation Manual (PIM) and the MAF Gender Policy, so that the environmental, social and gender equality aspects of SAPIP and all its activities are fully considered and complied with; b) Prepare internal environmental, social and gender equality guidelines, training materials and brochures for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of relevant SAPIP activities as required by the World Bank’s safeguards instruments and as informed by the MAF Gender Policy;  c) Help integrate environmental and social safeguards good practice and gender equal opportunity into the planning, design and budgeting of activities and staff requirement at the PIU level and reflect it into the Project Implementation Manual (PIM); d) Support the Project Implementation Units (PIUs) in reviewing their environmental and social (including gender and youth composition) screening of subprojects and small grants projects and associated reporting; e) Conduct training, awareness and capacity building on the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguards requirements and procedures, as well as the MAF’s Gender Policy among MAF, PMU and PIU staff (project officers and suco extension officers), as well as support refresher training and evaluation of trainings and, if necessary, assist with the revision of training modules and curriculums; 
f) Collate appropriate performance and monitoring key indicators (i.e. % grievances addressed, % compliance of safeguard indicators, % women and % youth participation, etc.) to input into the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework of the project, as well as provide inputs for various evaluations/studies related to the project;  g) Review progress of environmental and social safeguards, and gender mainstreaming in the implementation of the different program components and subcomponents of SAPIP as identified in the ESMF and as provided in the MAF Gender Policy, and periodically report the effectiveness of the implemented program components and their environmental and social outcomes and impacts;  h) Conduct field visits and community consultation to ascertain if the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) established for the project is functioning appropriately and the SAPIP subcomponents/subprojects are implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and inclusive of women; i) Advise SAPIP PMU and MAF of any environmental and social safeguard, and gender equality breach such as when impacts and issues arising from the project are not effectively managed, and supervise the implementation of the corrective actions which may be identified through due diligence, monitoring reports, WB mission findings and other sources;  j) Prepare progress and annual safeguards and gender mainstreaming performance status reports to input in the ESMF section of the M&E progress report to PMU and MAF, and review all relevant documents to confirm their compliance to the required standards of safeguards and gender equality reporting by staff and consultants; and k) Perform any other important task related to the topic/theme, deemed important by the SAPIP PMU and MAF
The assignment will be for 12 months with a possibility of extension depending on project requirements and is expected to commence in May 2018. The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Democratic Republic of East Timor now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above services. Firms are not invited or to propose individual consultants. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, etc.).  Qualification requirements are:
 Bachelor in Social/Environmental Science or a related field;  At least 3 years of experience in the application of environmental and social safeguards to projects;  Proven experience in formulating, assessing and reviewing environmental and social safeguards compliance documents;   Knowledge of Timor-Leste national legislation related to environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, land rights, land administration and other relevant issues;   Experience in carrying out stakeholder consultations and organizing environmental and social safeguards training workshops/seminars;  Knowledge of the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies preferred;  Experience with gender analysis and monitoring;  Excellent interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills;  Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Tetum languages.
Interested eligible consultants may obtain further information and a copy of the Terms of Reference from the PMU SAPIP at the address given below or visit Ministry’s website at:
The email subject heading must be: MAF-SAPIP Safeguard and Gender Officer. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours of local time. The Expression of Interest together with your latest curriculum vitae must be delivered to the email address given below by 2nd  of April 2018.
Applications from qualified women are encouraged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held in English.
Project Management Unit SAPIP Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) – Comoro Dili Tel: +670 7818 6585 E-mail to and copy to

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