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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Training Assistant – Environment Job at Ministry of Works and Transport - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Training Assistant – Environment [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Government , Category: Government services ]

Jobs at: Ministry of Works and Transport

Deadline of this Job:
26th July 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
Mt. Elgon Labour-Based Training Centre (MELTC) is a Project under the Ministry of Works and Transport. MELTC is the National Training Centre for the application of Labour-Based Technology (LBT) in the rehabilitation and maintenance of National, District, Urban and Community Access Roads. The Training Centre is located 20 Kms from Mbale Town along the Mbale – Budadiri road; adjacent to Uganda Technical College-Elgon. The training conducted at MELTC is both classroom and field based. In addition to the training, MELTC is currently engaged in a number of programs aimed at poverty reduction through improving access for the rural poor to schools, hospitals and markets.
These programs include among others Bridges to Prosperity (construction of cable suspended bridges in mountainous areas), Operation Wealth Creation (opening up roads in Kasese subregion), rolling out of the application of Low Cost Sealing (LCS) in the country, Construction of Steel Ladders in hard to reach areas and Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) in 17 No.
Districts in Northern and North-East Uganda. MELTC also provides outreach support to local governments implementing Labourbased road works and low cost sealing.
In order to eƒ ectively carry-out its mandate, MELTC needs to boost its manpower. The Ministry of Works and Transport hereby invites applications from suitably qualified Ugandan Nationals for the posts below tenable at MELTC in Mbale. .

The Training Assistant – Environment will be reporting to the Deputy Principal (Training) and will undertake the following duties;
• Sensitizing MELTC staff, trainees and other stakeholders on environment and social safeguards in road works
• Provide guidance to MELTC on new and emerging environmental and social safeguard policies, laws and regulations issued by regulators like NEMA
• Provide technical support to community based initiatives on the renewal and sustainability of the natural environment
• Participate in conducting Training Needs Assessments (TNA) for trainees in regard to environment and social safeguards in road works
• Carry-out Environment and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) on training roads/sites and trial contracts and submitting them to NEMA for clearance and approval
• Monitoring the implementation of the Environment and Social Management Plans (ESMP) in Local Governments
• Preparing periodic reports on the state and implementation of environment and social safeguards
• Preparing work plans and respective budgets for the implementation of environment and social safeguards in road works at MELTC and districts
• Provide technical and outreach support to contractor trainees and local governments on the implementation of environment and social safeguards in road works
• Participating in the updating and/or review of the MELTC training curriculum in regard to environment and social safeguards

Job Skills: Not Specified

• A Bachelor’s of science degree in Environmental Science/ Management
• Proven practical experience of at least 3 years in mainstreaming environmental and social safeguard matters in the roads sub sector
• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
• Strong interpersonal skills, including team management and understanding others
• Ability for conceptual and analytical thinking (to perform action research and theory-driven enquiry)
• Ability to work independently & proactively
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Offi ce (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
Added Advantages:
• Working knowledge of Labour-Based road works and low cost sealing
• Membership to a regulated body of Environmentalists
• Possession of a Training of Trainers (ToT) certifi cate issued by a recognized institution

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Contract Duration:
The contract is a renewable two-year performance based contract
Terms of Assignment:
The successful candidate will be employed according to Government of Uganda terms for locally employed personnel.
Conditions of Applications: Applications accompanied by (i) a capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifi cations, adequacy for the assignment and experience; (ii) copies of testimonials (iii) detailed curriculum vitae; (iv) current salary level, telephone contact(s) and email should all be included in the application and addressed to; Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Works and Transport
Plot 57-59 Jinja Road
P.O. Box 7174, Kampala –Uganda.
Applications forms should be delivered to the open Registry, Ministry of Works and Transport Headquarters not later than Friday 26th July 2019. No application shall be received after
the closing date.
Ministry of Works and Transport is an equal opportunity employer. Ladies and the disabled are encouraged to apply.
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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