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    Summary

    This position is part of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Office of Investment Policy. Incumbents appraise the social and environmental aspects of potential OPIC investments to identify risks and opportunities to add value to investment project structures, ensure compliance with applicable standards, and monitor previously approved projects for social and environmental compliance.

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    Responsibilities

    • Identifies, collects, and provides in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential impacts of proposed projects on affected communities near projects, including project workforce.
    • Reviews various forms of social policies and provides gap analyses between corresponding national and international legal and regulatory frameworks. Coordinates reviews with environmental experts as necessary.
    • Provides guidance to prospective clients regarding the appropriate content, procedures, and format for conducting and presenting Social Impact Assessments.
    • Provides guidance to prospective clients on the development of Indigenous Peoples Development Plans and Frameworks, Human Resources Management, Resettlement Action Plans and Frameworks, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, and Income Restoration Plans.
    • Prepares social and environmental impact assessments based on relevant information and discussions with investors.
    • Makes recommendations to OPIC management regarding project eligibility and conditionality on environmental/social grounds and specifies social/ environmental conditions of default to be included in finance, insurance, and investment fund agreements.
    • Monitors social (and assigned environmental, health, and safety) impacts of previously approved OPIC projects through analyses of third party monitoring reports and site visits.
    • Conducts desk and on-site monitoring investigations of socially sensitive projects on a regular basis. Compares actual social impact with original projections and prepares analytical reports outlining findings.
    • Prepares reports identifying issues on non-compliance and makes recommendations for appropriate corrective action.
    • Uses "good practice" approaches and partnerships to assist OPIC supported investors to meet or exceed social development obligations under international law.
    • Solicits and responds to comments by NGOs and the public at large regarding potential social impacts of prospective projects and reported impacts of existing OPIC-assisted projects.
    • Drafts guidance notes for social policy implementation and facilitates related training of OPIC employees and investors.
    • Produces and disseminates good practices and lessons learned documents related to the social impacts of OPIC supported investor operations.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You will be expected to travel 30% of the time for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521831800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.