Objective and Purpose of the Assignment 
The Government of Tajikistan (GoT) has received a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) part of which will be used to recruit various specialists to assist the Ministry of Education and Science (MOES) implement the Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Secondary Education Project. A National Environmental Safeguards Specialist is required to support the International Environmental Safeguards Specialist and the Project Administration Group (PAG) in the project implementation, monitoring and reporting in line with ADB’s Environmental Safeguards policies, government’s decrees and national laws and regulations related to environmental safeguards, health and safety. The project is initially categorized as B for environment.
Scope of Work 
The main purpose of the assignment is to provide support for MOES and the PAG in the implementation of the project, in compliance with the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009), the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan in the field of environmental safeguards management, and other relevant requirements as described under the project.
Minimum Qualification Requirements 
Higher education in environmental Sciences, environmental management, climate change, occupational health and safety, urban development, engineering and construction, or other relevant fields, is required; 
At least 5 (five) years’ experience in environmental management, knowledge and operationalization of the principles of environmental assessment, monitoring, and reporting; 
At least 2 (two) years of experience on preparing, monitoring and/or reporting of the site-specific EMPs, and/or updating of the IEE in the implementation of a project which was financed by international financial institution(s) such as ADB, WB, or EBRD, or other international donor(s), is required; 
A good knowledge and understanding of the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) or similar regulations from other international financial institution(s); and the environmental national legislation of the GoT, is required; 
An experience in accordance with international standards and requirements of international environmental organizations will be an advantage; 
Familiarity with the education sector project would be an advantage. 
Personal Qualities: 
Excellent communication skills; 
Excellent team-working, decision-making skills; 
Ability to work under pressure; 
Honesty and sense of responsibility. 
Willingness to visit the project site is required (sometimes remotely); 
Other skills and requirements 
Being good in English (written and spoken) as a working language is required; and fluency in Tajik or Russian language (oral and written) is required; 
Skills in preparing high-quality reports will be an asset. 
A confident user of (MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, Powerpoint, Internet E-mail etc.) and other computer programs; 
Two reference letters from the most recent employers would be desired. 
Interested candidates should to send a Cover letter and CV (in Russian and English) with the note “National Environmental Safeguards Specialist” to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, 1st floor, room No. 102, 13A Nissormuhammad Ave., Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, Tel/Fax: (+992 37) 2274502 or email: Consultants submitting an expression of interest required to be registered in CMS.
The deadline for submitting is 23.02.2024 until 17:00.