Job vacancy Environmental Specialist

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Full Time
25 Sep, 2019
Job Title

Environmental Specialist

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Programme Description

Deloitte is leading a power sector transformation programme which has been established by a development agency to support reform within Ghana’s power sector. The objective of programme is to expand supply of and access to affordable and reliable grid-connected electricity services in West Africa through a range of technical assistance, capacity building, and transactional support to advance Power Africa’s objectives in selected countries in the West Africa region.

Job Description
The Environmental Specialist will be responsible for leading the programmes environmental assessment and stakeholder engagement activities. As directed by the Chief of Party or their designee, the Environmental Specialist shall perform, oversee, and support the performance of the following specific tasks:

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide targeted technical assistance to public sector stakeholders, utilities, and project developers to carry out the environmental assessment and stakeholder engagement activities, utilizing Power Africa’s Community Engagement Tool, such as public involvement programs, environmental management plans, resettlement action plans, and benefit sharing mechanisms
  • Identify the programmes activities with potential environmental impact, and develop plans to help reduce that impact
  • Work with the COP and Outcome Leads to ensure ongoing focus on environmental footprint as well as compliance with environmental monitoring activities related to the programmes work
  • Support project activities to create and strengthen relevant policy frameworks at the national level, including stakeholder engagement, environmental assessment and licensing, resettlement, and local community benefit sharing

Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
Competitive Edge – Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement
Inspirational Leadership - Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others


  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc., B.A., B.Eng./B. Tech., etc.)
  • Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 6 years cognate experience

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated experience conducting environmental sustainability work within the region
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently

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30 Sep, 2019

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