Acorn International is seeking a full-time, Social and/or Environmental Consultant to join our growing team. In this position, you would be responsible for serving as project manager for social and/or environmental baseline studies, social/environmental impact assessments, community needs and opportunities assessments, risk assessments, human rights impact assessments, stakeholder mapping and engagement planning/execution, environmental management plans, and related studies and plans. In addition, you would be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with external clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
Post-graduate degree (Masters required) in a relevant discipline including environmental science/management, social science, or equivalent professional qualification.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in environmental and/or social management and assessment.
Track record in working with private sector institutions to identify social risks and issues and develop mitigation measures to ensure compliance with good international industry practice.
Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze diverse information and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience working in emerging markets countries is an advantage.
Sound knowledge of IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability or similar standards would be an advantage.
Ability to work well with a range of stakeholders, including project-affected peoples, government officials, NGOs/ civil society, as well as project investors and their staff.
Innovative, self-driven, and able to work independently.
Good team player who can work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, help motivate and lead group efforts and effectively network across boundaries.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions. Strong presentation and verbal and written communication skills.
Willingness to travel, sometimes on short notice, to often difficult project environments.
Proficient in a relevant language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) required
Must have US work visa if not a citizen
Additional Salary Information: The successful candidate can expect a competitive salary and benefits, flexible working conditions, and an opportunity to advance with a well-regarded consultancy that has repeat contracts in place with major companies.
About Acorn International, LLC
Acorn International, LLC delivers social and environmental risk management consulting services to international industries and investors. We do so through a distinctive process of partnering with, directing and building capacity of local expert teams in over 70 countries worldwide to promote local content and world-class quality assurance.