Livelihood/Environment Extension Assistant Job Opportunity in Uganda at Action Africa Help International- Uganda

Reports to: PO Agriculture and Environment 
Liaises with: Other Project Officers, Programme Administration and Support Officer, OPM /other agencies in the area
Duty Station: Rwamwanja
Job Summary: To create awareness to the community through promoting conservation and sustainability, and enhancing the public’s enjoyment of the environment through teaching and interpreting the natural world in line with UNHCR Environment guidelines for refugee hosting areas and AAH I strategic objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         Promote educational programmes and resources to the target audience through leaflets, websites and newsletters;
·         Liaise with colleagues, and community groups on the design and delivery of educational programmes;
·         Give talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issues;
·         Teach community groups and interpret the natural environment for them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions;
·         Organising events, debates and international environment days and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues;
·         Training stakeholders, such as teachers, scouts in schools and environment management groups in the use of natural resources and sustainable agricultural practices;
·         Recruit, supervise and work with volunteers/ community based environment extension workers in addressing environment related issues and challenges using community based approaches;
·         Act as a point of contact for teachers, educationalists and colleagues, responding to requests for information on educational issues;
·         Evaluate the effectiveness of programmes, activities and write reports in collaboration with the Project Officer for the  organisation or funding bodies;
·         Carry out micro environment risk assessments in the refugees’ settlement, particularly for outdoor activities in line with the AAH I Refugee settlement Environment Action Plan.
·         Monitor agronomic practices to ensure sustainable agriculture in the local communities in line with the AAH I Environment Action Plan.
·         Promote the effective use of Environmental friendly energy conservation devices with in local communities in line with the UNHCR Environment guidelines and AAH I Environment Action Plan.
Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education or related field; This job requires some weekend and evening work and a great deal of travel.
·         Skills & Competencies:
·         Strong understanding of Environmental Education and non-formal education sector
·         Strong people skills and ability to work with a wide variety of audiences
·         Excellent verbal skills and ability to convey a message
·         Ability to work with a wide variety of media
·         Excellent writing skills
·         Basic computer skills
·         Ability to work with others on team
·         Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
·         A good command of both written and spoken English
·         Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
·         Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
·         Cooperates and works effectively with others in an emergency setting in the pursuit of common goals.
·         Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances;
·         Performs effectively in unstable, uncertain, or potentially dangerous environments while maintaining physical and mental health
·         Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s values
Languages: Fluency in Kiswahili is essential; Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset (Kinyarwanda, Rukiga, Runyakitara).
How to apply:
Please check the company website:
www.actionafricahelp.org/opportunities/jobs for details of the Job description.
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications by email (together with an updated CV, copies of transcripts, with at least three suitable referees and their telephone contact) recruitug@actionafricahelp.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it; Applications should be addressed to;
Human Resource & Administration Officer,
Action Africa Help International- Uganda
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline for receiving applications is: 20th/07/2012.
However we shall handle applications as they come because of the humanitarian emergency nature of this programme.
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