Environmental Officer Job at Ministry of Water and Environment in Uganda

Job Title: Environment Officer (1 position)

Reports to: Senior Environment Officer Assessment, Inspection, Monitoring and Evaluation

Purpose: To assist the Senior Environment Officer in Inspection, Monitoring, Evaluation and Enforcement to ensure compliance with the policies, laws and regulations as well as evaluate implementation of programs and strategies of government related to environment management.

Key outputs:

Support and Technical backstopping to Local governments in assessments of environment

Reports on the Oil Company activities and compliance

Investigate issues of environmental abuses and cases within the country

Liaise with the Water Management Zones to ensure that environmental issues and social safeguards are handled

Appropriate changes to policy, and reviews of DESS strategies recommended

Compliance to existing policies, legislation and standards enhanced

Monitoring the environment service delivery in Local Governments

Monitoring, inspection and evaluation reports

2.1.1. Key Activities

Assist DESS staff in the technical backstopping for Local Government under the Implementation of the Kalagala Sustainable Management Offsets

Carry out regular inspection of facilities in the country to ensure compliance to environmental standards with the oil and Gas activities

Provide technical guidelines to the workforce in Uganda.

Monitor local government’s performance in streaming environmental concerns in their work.

Inspect compliance to set environmental standards

Provide compliance advice to all stakeholders in environmental management

Assist districts in inspection, monitoring and evaluation of the lower local governments and provide compliance guidance,

Monitor and evaluate the impact of the oil and Gas activities on the state of environment and peoples livelihoods in the Albertine Graben;

Provide Monthly reports to the supervisor

Any other duties as maybe assigned from time to time.

2.1.2. Person specifications

An Honors degree in Environmental Management related fields. (Environmental health, Natural Sciences with a bias in environment management or other related fields in environment discipline preferably with a science background).

Highly motivated persons with at least 3 years’ experience in the field of environment management.

Willing to learn and working with minimum supervision;

Conversant with the basic computer packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Proven writing ,advocacy and communication skills

Twenty eight (28) years of age and above.

2.1.3. Duration of Assignment

The Assignment will be awarded to the successful candidate commencing immediately on appointment for an initial period of eighteen (18) months contract renewable depending on the performance of the officer and the availability of funds.

2.1.4. Location and Remuneration

The Environment officer will be stationed in Kampala, with frequent travels to the field all over the country. A reasonable salary will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply:
All applications must be accompanied with recent CV detailing work experience, present position, current remuneration, professional and educational qualifications and age. Applicants must also include contact details (telephone and email) of three (3) referees.

Applications should be physically delivered to the address below not later than 5.00 pm Friday 1st February, 2013.

The Permanent Secretary,

Ministry of Water and Environment,

Old PortBell Road, Luzira.

Attn: Head Human Resource Management.

Deadline: 1st Feb 2013


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