LB-Water Supply Augmentation Project - P125184
Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) | Published June 3, 2015 - Deadline June 25, 2015
Environmental & Social Panel Of Experts (esp) For The
Construction Of The Bisri Dam
SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE
Invitation for Expressionof Interest
Environmental & Social Panelof Experts (ESP)
Council for Development and Reconstruction
Water Supply AugmentationProject
Construction of Bisri Dam Contract
(Loan No. 8443-LB; Contract Code:WSAP-W1)
This invitation for Expression ofInterest follows the general procurement notice for this project that appeared onlinein Development Business No.WB655-02/15 dated February 10, 2015.
The Government of Lebanon hasapplied for a loan from the World Bank (WB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), and towardthe cost of implementation of theWater Supply Augmentation Project (WSAP), that includes, among other components, the construction of a water supply dam andassociated infrastructure at Bisri.
In line with World Bank Safeguards Policies,the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), Project's implementing agency, intends to retain the services of aninternational Panel of Environment and Social Experts (ESP) experienced in the development of dam works infrastructure to provideindependent advice and guidance to the Project. The CDR hereby calls for Expression of Interests from Individual Experts to be partof ESP.
The objective of the ESP is to ensure that thecomponents of the Project, as designedand built, comply with international standards of excellence and safety for water resources infrastructure as reflected in theWorld Bank Safeguard Policies and the Government of Lebanon's legislations, regulations and guidelines. The ESP'soversight iscomprehensive and extends to the environmental and social related matters of detailed design and construction plan,operation,impact mitigation and monitoring plans and resettlement instruments.
The project is designated Category A, as perthe World Bank's Operational Policies. A comprehensive Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) including CulturalResources Management Plan, an Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP), Resettlement Action Plan (RAP), and Dam Safety Planshave been completed. The Dam Safety Panel (DSP) is already appointed by CDR.
TheESP will comprise three members: (i) an Environment Specialist; (ii) a Social Specialist and (iii) a Cultural Anthropologist.
The ESP Members shall review andassess all project aspects to ensure that the actions proposed and the measures undertaken comply with World Bank SafeguardPolicies and the relevant laws and regulations of Lebanon. The ESP Members will be expected to visit Lebanon at least twice a year,for an estimated duration of 10 days per visit. The ESP services will be maintained on an on-call basis for additional review asmay be required. A Chairperson of the ESP will be nominated by the CDR to take a lead in preparing the report for each visit of theESP. The services of the ESP will cover the pre-construction period, construction period (5 yearsfor the dam) and post-constructionoperation and maintenance (initialfilling) 2 years period.
Therequired qualifications and experience of the ESP Members is summarized as follows:
The Environmental Specialist should have at minimum aMaster's degree in Environmental or Natural Science, Environmental Engineering or related field of study with a minimum of 20 yearsrelevant international professional experience in monitoring environmental aspects of large civil works projects especially Dams orother large scale water infrastructure. Familiarity with the World Bank safeguard policies and EHS guidelines will be an addedadvantage. The environment specialist should have technical and practical experience in reviewing project reports produced byconsulting firms; and have stronganalytical and reporting skills as well as ability to work in teams. Fluency in English is required and a working knowledge of French is highlydesired.
The SocialSpecialist should at minimum have a Master's Degree in SocialScience, Development, Anthropological or related field of study with aminimum of 15 years relevant international professional experience in monitoring displacement, resettlement and other socialaspects of large civil works projects. Experienceand knowledge in application of the World Bank Safeguards Policy on Involuntary Resettlement OP 4.12 is required and familiaritywith other World Bank safeguard policies and working experience in Lebanon is an added advantage. Fluency in English is requiredand a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic is an advantage.
The Cultural Anthropologist should at minimum have a Master's Degree in Anthropology, Archeologyor related field of study with a minimum of 20 years relevant international professional experience in cultural anthropology of theMiddle Eastern region. A PhD in similar fields, experience evaluation and monitoring the environmental and social aspects andimpacts of large and medium size dam projects, and familiarity with theWorld Bank safeguard policies will be an added advantage.Fluency in English is required and a working knowledge of French is desired. Knowledge of Arabic will be anadvantage.
Interested Experts are invited to express their interest tojoin the ESP through formally addressing the CDR at the addressbelow, enclosing their CVs, not later than Thursday June 25th, 2015.
Attention: The President of theCDR
Address: Council forDevelopment and Reconstruction (CDR)
Tallet Al-Serail, Beirut (Beirut CentralDistrict), Lebanon
Tel. +961-1 980 096
Fax +961-1 981 252 / 253