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ADB - Hydro Samoa Environment Expert  

About the Organization Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for a Environment Expert. The responsibilities and qualifications are described in the attached position description.


Applicants should apply at

Deadline: July 20, 2017

Winrock thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. Samoan nationals encouraged to apply.


POSITION TITLE: Environment Expert


DEPARTMENT: Clean Energy, Environment, and Water

REPORTS TO: Project Team Leader

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT: 5 months intermittent, beginning on November 1, 2017 and ending on November 1, 2019.


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners. By linking local individuals, communities, and industries with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.


Winrock International is pursuing an Asian Development Bank (ABD) project under the Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Facility (formerly Pacific Renewable Energy Investment Program). The proposed project will develop and construct the new Alaoa multipurpose dam (Alaoa Dam) and provide capacity development plan to government officials for the development of HPP projects in Samoa. The project will contribute to:

  • Prevention of flooding,

  • Supplying raw water for the Samoa Water Authority (SWA),

  • Increasing renewable energy and access to reliable energy,

  • Building capacity for sustainable clean energy development.


The Environmental Specialist should have a bachelor or higher degree in environmental fields with at least 5 years of relevant experience. The consultants must be familiar with the development of environmental assessment reports (EIAs/IEEs).


The consultant will work in close collaboration with the Team Leader to complete the following tasks:

  • Prepare and finalize rapid environmental assessment checklist to determine environment category.

  • Conduct environmental baseline survey and testing required for the EIAs/IEEs.

  • assist EA in presenting at public consultation as required by ADB’s SPS.

  • Prepare EIA/IEE reports for each of subprojects meeting ADB’s SPS’ requirements and finalize the reports incorporating comments from ADB and other stakeholders including EA, IA, State Committee for Nature Protection, local environmental authorities, co-financier, NGOs and potential project affected people, etc.

  • Prepare forest clearance plan (if applicable) and support the EA for its early approval from relevant government agencies.

  • Work closely to get technical inputs from the Hydrological expert, social specialist, and climate change specialist in preparing the EIA/IEE reports, including fully costed EMPs.

  • Develop training materials on Environmental and Social management for HPPs.

  • Help conduct a vulnerability assessment in the project area to identify vulnerability of the planned infrastructure as well as of the local area and people.

  • Prepare the management and process plan of used oil and wastes come from construction of new HPPs.

  • The environmental specialists will work as a team where the international consultant will be responsible for providing guidance and supervision for quality assurance to the national environmental specialist. The national consultant will be responsible for data collection and liaison with the stakeholders for their comments during the EIA/IEE process and assist the EA in getting the national approval to the EIA/IEE reports.

The applicant will be required to:

  • Participate in bi-weekly update meetings with the project team;

  • Address and proactively identify problems and challenges.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in environmental fields with at least five years’ experience in related topics.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience.

  • Exceptional communication skills, including excellent written and spoken English.

  • Ability to work effectively to meet deadlines.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, caste, tribe, age (40 or older), disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Winrock International recommends that you read the following notices provided by the United States Government before applying:

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