Senior Environmental and Social Impact Analyst
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, DC United States
Application deadline 07/24/2023
Type of Position Full-time
Education Requirement High school/GED

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This position is part of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Office of Development Policy (ODP). This position appraises the environmental and social aspects of potential DFC-supported investments to identify risks and opportunities to add value to investment project structures, ensures compliance with applicable standards, and monitors previously-approved investments for environmental and social compliance.

Major Duties:

    • Identifies, collects, and provides in-depth analysis of relevant information concerning the potential environmental and social impacts of proposed projects on affected communities and project workers.
    • Produces high-quality, clear and logical assessments of DFC’s proposed investments against international standards and makes recommendations to DFC management, investment teams and clients regarding project eligibility and required actions to meet DFC’s requirements for mitigation of social and/or environmental risks.
    • Identifies and provides expert guidance to prospective and existing clients on appropriate methodologies for assessing environmental and social risk in the form of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. Also provides expert guidance on mitigation measures for risks and impacts including environmental and social management plans. In the case of the Senior Social Specialist, this may also include Indigenous Peoples Development Plans and Frameworks, Resettlement Action Plans and Frameworks, Stakeholder Engagement Plans, and Grievance Mechanisms. In the case of the Senior Environmental Impact Analyst, this may also include Environmental Remediation Plans, Occupational Health and Safety Plans, and Biodiversity Management/Action Plans.
    • Identifies and negotiates conditions and requirements related to environmental and/or social risk management to be included in DFC finance, insurance, and investment fund agreements.
    • Monitors DFC projects through site visits, desktop reviews and management of third-party specialists; this includes facilitating engagement with project-affected stakeholders, identifying issues of non-compliance, making recommendations for appropriate corrective action, identifying opportunities for improvement and value add, and monitoring the progress of implementation.
    • Drafts guidance notes, tools, and other lessons learned documents for environmental and social policy implementation and facilitates related training of DFC employees and clients.
    • Provides expert guidance and assistance to DFC staff and clients on best practices in environmental and/or social risk management, emerging environmental and/or social risk issues, and solutions to addressing complex environmental and/or social risks and impacts.

Please Note: This is a Bargaining unit position represented by AFGE, local 1534.

Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
    • Must submit resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
    • Suitability for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation
    • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
    • Within 30 days of your start date, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450)
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
    • This position will require foreign travel to developing countries


Applicants must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements no later than the closing date of this announcement.

You may qualify at the GS-14 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to 1) analyze and apply environmental and social risk standards and/or safeguards for the private sector (such as those issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) or other international development finance institutions) in at least 2 sectors (i.e. agriculture, financial intermediaries, infrastructure, energy, extractives) or at least two developing context geographies (i.e. Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia); AND 2) develop guidelines or provide technical, advisory support to private sector actors in implementation of environmental and/or social safeguards.

Note: Education is not substitutional at this grade level.

Please Note: Applicants may be asked to produce a writing sample during the interview stage.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

This announcement may be used to fill similar positions, if additional vacancies occur.

Additional Information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

Telework Suitability: The duties of this position are suitable for telework. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment: Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule: This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous: DFC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

This announcement will be used to fill vacancies in the Environmental Risk Assessment and Social Risk Assessment Divisions within the Office of Development Policy (ODP). The position title for a selectee in the Environmental Risk Assessment Division will be Senior Environmental Impact Analyst. The position title for a selectee in the Social Risk Assessment Division will be Senior Social Specialist.

Recruitment and relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.