Ministry Of Local Government And Rural Development Job Vacancy
Environmental and Social Officer Jobs
LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAPACITY SUPPORT PROJECT
IDA CREDIT NO: 4878-GH
The Government of Ghana has received funding from the World Bank towards the cost of implementation of the Local Government Capacity Support Project (LGCSP) and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to payments under contracts for individual consultants to support project implementation.
The Objectives of the project are:
- To strengthen the intergovernmental fiscal framework
- To strengthen local public financial management and accountability for improved infrastructure and services in urban assemblies; and
- To improve citizens’ engagement with urban assemblies and their perceptions of urban management
The project is divided into four components:
Component 1: Strengthening the fiscal framework for decentralization
Component 2: Enhancing decentralized urban service delivery
Component 3: Stimulating demand for accountable governance and service delivery
Component 4: Institutional and Project Management Support
- The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) will implement components 2, 3 and 4 of the project. These components will provide performance based grants to urban metropolitan and municipal assemblies (MMAs), support social accountability objectives as laid out in the government’s Decentralisation Policy Framework and provide project management support. Support to MMAs will focus on improving their performance in five core local government Public Financial Management (PFM) reform areas: Budgeting, Reporting and Auditing, Revenue Management, Asset Management,and Social Accountability
- The project is being implemented through the mainstream structures of the Ministry. For smooth implementation, the Ministry seeks to recruit suitable qualified and competent individual consultants to support its existing mainstream staff to implement the project. MLGRD now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the relevant services described below by submitting detailed curriculum vitae to provide information that they are qualified to perform the services.
Objective of the Assignment:
To support and advise MLGRD and MMAs on the establishment and implementation of sound and adequate environmental and social management practices and safeguards in the implementation of sub-projects under Component 2a of the project, the performance – based urban development grant (UDG). The UDG will be provided to participating MMAs on an annual basis and may be used for the implementation of development priorities within District Medium Term Development Plans (DMTDPs). These are likely to include a range of small scale investments such as local roads, street lighting, drainage, markets, and solid waste management and sanitation.
Scope of Work:
The services of an individual consultant are required to provide support to MLGRD and to the participating MMAs in ensuring that adequate environmental and social management practices and safeguards are used in the implementation of the sub-projects under Component 2a, and to monitor and report on the same to the central government and the World Bank.
Required Skills or Experience
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, Social Science or related field
- At least five (5) years of post qualification practical experience in environmentally sustainable development, social protection or social development
Individual Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, (May 2004 revised October 2006 and May 2010).
All interested individuals are required to submit typewritten letters and curriculum vitae for the specification position described above.
Letters of interest clearly marked “Local Government Capacity Support Project (LGCSP)” and the name of the position and addressed to:
THE CHIEF DIRECTOR
MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
POST OFFICE BOX M 50
Closing 8th June, 2011