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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Environmental Safeguard Officer Job at Ministry of Water and Environment - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Environmental Safeguard Officer 

Jobs at:
Ministry of Water and Environment 

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 21st September, 2018. 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 7th September 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time 


About the Company
The Ministry of Water and Environment in partnership with UNDP is implementing the Building Resilient Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration oi Wetlands and Associated Catchments Project. The proiect aims at upgrading hydro~meteorological network, weather forecasting system and flood forecasting system.

The project has three components namely; (i) Restoration and management of wetland hydrology and associated catchments, (ii) improved agricultural practices and alternative livelihood options in wetland catchments and (m) Strengthening access to climate and early warning information to farmers and other target communities,

The Ministry or Water and Environment is the execution agency in Collaboration with Uganda Meteorological Authority and Ministry oi Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. The Ministry of Water and Environment therefore wishes to recruit qualified persons to provide technical support to the project as specified below.

Job Title: Environmental Safeguard Officer
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Kampala with Field visits when Required.
Terms of Appointment: One (1) year Contract ( Renewable subject to satisfactory Performance

Job Purpose
To Provide overall environmental management oversight during the implementation of the prolsct , supporting and advising the client in addressing a variety oi environmental issues at all the stages of the implementation of the Project and in environment related training/awareness raising and coordination activities.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Ensuring that each sub-project and activities under the project is subjected to the Project ESMF process and procedures.
  • Prepare guidelines. tools and notes for use in the project based on relevant Environmental polioiesl acts and regulationsl directives ofthe Government of Uganda and relevant safeguard policies of GCF and the ESMF;
  • Carry out environmental screening of suoproiects and activities, and help to prepare subproject or activity specific Environmental Management Plans (EMPS).
  • Help commissioning and managing Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), if necessary and other assessment such as hazardous 8. e-waste management. Prepare environmental lnlormation materials and help the client in disseminating the information to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Review sub-project and activity plan, design. cost, and hid documents to ensure environmental factors and mitigatiuns are incorporated, and sub-project documents and environmental documents are in harmony. Larger investments such as installalatlon weather stations shall be reviewed lrom early on (starting lrom concept stage);
  • Carry out site supervislons during implementation of subprojects and activities, and provide feedback to the PMU;
  • Communicate with vendors, contractors, and subcontractors for necessary environmental compliance
  • Evaluate environmental risks associated with floods. landslides, erosion, bank cutting and shitting channel as a result of project activities;
  • Monitor potential collaboration with specific key stakeholders, such as Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and Forest Support Services Department.
  • Organize local-level interaction programs on environmental screening and environmental awareness as well as organize national level consultations with major stakeholders and academia, it necessary;
  • Identity necessary environmental requirement during the clearing oi site for meteorological and hydrological stations
  • Assess appropriate technologies suitable for construction activities at field sites considering low carbon loot print.
  • Produce and disseminate reports in a manner understood by non-technical people
  • Support production of relevant summary documents in local languages for dissemination
Qualification and Experience:
  • The Officer must have a minimum of Bachelors Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering. Environmental Studies or its equiva|entA Masters Degree in the relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in the Environmental Science field.
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (word processing, spreadsheet etc) and experience in handling of web-based data and information management systems;
  • Work experience in GOU. NGO's,Donor funded projects will be an added advantage.
  • Must be able to work with multiple people of different background and be a good team member;
  • Should have strong interpersonal, oral and communicaiion skills.
Job application procedure
All applications must be accompanied with recent (3) passport size photographs and CVs detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees and Application should he addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water and Environment, Old Port hell Road, Luzira P.0 Box, 20026. Kampala and should be delivered to the Ministry Registry not later than Friday 21st September, 2018.