JSC Nenskra Hydro is a project-based company established 2015 as a result of cooperation between Korea Water Resources Corporation K-water and JSC Partnership Fund. The company will construct the Nenskra Hydropower Plant in the Nenskra and Nakra river Valleys in Mestia Municipality of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. The 280 MW Nenskra Hydropower Plant will generate approximately 1’200.00 GWh of electricity annually, which will be fully consumed by the Georgian market.
The CIP/LRP Officer is responsible for the implementation of the Community Investment Program (CIP) and Livelihood Restoration Program (LRP) of the Nenskra Hydropower Project which were reviewed and approved by the Lenders Consortium, involving EBRD, EIB, ADB, AIIB, KDB, and K-Sure. The CIP and the LRP are designed to be in line with the national and international safeguards standards of the Lenders.
The community investment and livelihood restoration programs are implemented under the overall Integrated Social Responsibility (CSR) Plan of the Project Sponsor. In this regard, the implementation of the CIP and LRP social development projects should be closely linked to the social development key focus areas identified in the Integrated CSR Plan and aligned with the commitments set forth in the Project Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and the Livelihood Restoration Plan (LRP) approved by the Lenders Group, unless a revision or update of these documents are mandated.
The CIP/LRP Officer shall be based full-time onsite performing the tasks at the project areas located in the Nenskra and Nakra Valleys.
The CIP/LRP Officer has direct reporting responsibility to the CSR Manager (Supervisor) and the E&S Team Leader.
The CIP/LRP Officer is responsible for reviewing the CIP and LRP documents, and updating such documents according to the project development progress and changes. The initial CIP and LRP documents were prepared after the “community needs assessment” was carried out by a third-party consultant in 2015 (CIP) and when the Supplementary E&S Studies were finalized in 2017 (LALRP).
In December 2019, the LALRP Implementation Progress Report was prepared and submitted to the Lenders describing accomplishments and status of land acquisition and livelihood restoration programs. In February 2020, an LALRP Addendum 1 covering additional areas not defined in 2017 was drafted, and submitted to the Lenders for review. The livelihood programs are defined and described in detail in these documents – 2017 LALRP, 2019 LALRP Implementation Progress Report, and the 2020 LALRP Addendum 1. Additional LALRP addendum documents will be developed throughout the project development cycle.
The CIP program was committed in the 2017 ESMP, however due to changing site conditions (i.e. mudflow event in July 2018 in Nenskra Valley) the community needs shifted its focus into rehabilitation of damaged roads and bridges, and river bank reinforcement (infrastructure rehabilitation). Consequently, the community demanded for lease of equipment from the company to perform small infrastructure improvement and rehabilitation, which was addressed through the “Mechanization Project” of the company. With the company`s genuine desire to support the local communities formalize ownership of the land properties under private land registration, the company invested into performing land survey and registration assistance to government authorities through the “Land Survey and Registration Project”. Furthermore, due to increasing anticipation of the local communities of local employment opportunities when the EPC contractor is officially appointed, the company partially took over the obligation by the Contractor to perform “Vocational Skills Training Program”. A number of local community members participated in the theoretical and practical training on heavy equipment machineries operation.
Several CIP programs had been developed by the company, among them are (see ANNEX for more details):
1. Safe Environment – infrastructure and living conditions improvement:
** Local roads improvement and construction of bridges in Nenskra Valley
** Rehabilitation of spring well infrastructure in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
** River bed cleaning and bank protection in Nenskra and Nakra Rivers
** Rehabilitation of LILE cultural center and sports gymnasium in Nenskra Valley
** Medical facilities improvement in Nenskra Valley
** Small infrastructure improvements through the “Mechanization Project” in Nenskra Valley
2. Employment – upskilling and training for future employment opportunities:
** Skills mapping in Nenskra Valley
** Vocational skills training in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
** Youth internship pilot engagement in Nenskra Valley
** English learning courses in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
** Computer learning courses in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
3. Socio-Economic Development:
** Tourism development and guesthouses inventory in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
** Promotion of cultural heritage and local practices in Nenskra and Nakra Valleys
** Land survey and registration program to support local business establishment in Nenskra Valley
** Support to social enterprises registration in Nenskra Valley
** Cultural heritage and archaeology awareness training to local workers in Nenskra Valley.
The CIP/LRP Officer is tasked to review all of these programs and assess the status of implementation, and reach, and prepare regularly two separate reports: CIP implementation progress report, and LRP implementation progress report. Detailed tasks and responsibilities are described in this Job Description.
The CIP/LRP Officer is also expected to collaborate with the members of the project implementation teams or individuals to perform the tasks required of the role:
** Chief officers
** E&S team leader
** Deputy E&S team leader
** CSR manager
** Compliance / SHEC-MS manager
** Compliance / ESIA officer
** Compliance / SHEC-MS administrator
** Social manager
** Grievance / community relations / stakeholder engagement officer
** Community liaison officers
** Land acquisition officer
** Health and safety manager
** Public relations officer
** Communications officer
** Technical team and Employer`s representative
** Consultants and other stakeholders.
The CIP/LRP Officer works with the CSR Manager, Grievance/Community Relations/Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Community Liaison Officers, Social Manager and Land Acquisition Officer to gather up-to-date information on status of the CIP, CSR, and LRP social development programs implementation platforms, since the beginning of the project development.
As soon as the project information status is collected, the CIP/LRP Officer prepares status reports for CIP and LRP implementation progress, separately. The appropriateness of the program to local conditions, and key performance indicators of the CIP will be reviewed against the ESMP commitments of 2017, and comments will be provided on whether the key targets and performance indicators had been achieved.
In coordination with the CSR Manager, the CIP/LRP Officer works to identify the gaps in regard CIP and LRP implementation, and recommendations will be determined for the improvement of monitoring system of these social programs. Key monitoring parameters shall emphasize whether the commitments under the Livelihood Restoration Plan had been achieved, and whether the Community Investment Program is effective. If not, the recommendations for improvement of the program shall be reflected in an action plan, in collaboration with the CSR Manager, for presentation to the Project Executive Management Committee for approval.
The following documents should be reviewed upon mobilization:
– Volume 3, Social impact assessment
– Volume 7, Stakeholder engagement plan
– Volume 8, Environmental and social management plan
– Volume 9, Land acquisition and livelihood restoration plan
– Volume 10, Cumulative impact assessment
Additionally, the following tasks will be fulfilled during the first month of employment.
The following tasks are to be fulfilled daily:
The CIP/LRP Officer shall carry out the following monthly routine monitoring tasks:
– Projects implemented for the month
– Total number of beneficiaries reached
– Profile of beneficiaries reached – gender distribution, age group, vulnerable groups, project affected households and/or peoples
– Projects closed for the month – with project completion data sheet
– Other monitoring metrics required by the Lenders consortium
The following are the reporting deliverables of the CIP/LRP Officer:
Annex: Key Themes or Focus Areas of Social Development Projects under the Integrated CSR of Nenskra Hydropower Project.
Interested candidates should send their CV with a photo to: email@example.com and indicate the position name in the subject line, otherwise your application will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Deadline for submission of applications is June 15, 2020.