Apply: IFC Environmental Specialist

Deadline: 11 May, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Environmental Specialist in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is three years.

IFC’s mission is to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost shared prosperity in every developing country.


  • Provide technical advice and support on environmental risks and impacts in new investments and select advisory engagements
  • Undertake Environmental and Social due diligence of IFC’s proposed investments: gathering and analysing available information to identify gaps against specific Performance Standards for assigned projects
  • Identify and propose appropriate mitigation measures for risks and impacts, production of high quality work products that clearly and logically frame risk mitigation
  • Identify opportunities for value-add in project structure, including providing IFC clients with guidance in establishing Environmental and Social Management Systems to ensure compliance with IFC Environmental and Social requirements
  • Maintain an oversight of a personal portfolio of appraisal and supervision clients. Proactively monitor the environmental performance of multiple portfolio clients
  • Coordinate supervision efforts with Regional Team Lead(s); provide input to portfolio analysis and trends at portfolio management reviews


  • Graduate/advanced degree (master’s or PhD) in relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering)
  • Ten years, minimum, of working experience, preferably in the assessment and management of environmental and/or social impacts for financial intermediaries
  • Knowledge of IFC’s Sustainability Framework and Performance Standards
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyse and synthesise diverse information sources, and draw conclusions from sometimes limited data
  • Exemplary project management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and spoken
  • Ability to communicate in other languages will be an advantage
  • Work experience in one or more Middle East and/or African countries and ability to travel extensively in the region
  • Ability to operate as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team

To apply and for more information, click here.

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