World Bank UNRA Jobs – Project Environmentalist

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Funding Source:  World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Safeguards
Manager
About UNRA:
Uganda National Roads Authority
has received funding from the World Bank to undertake road
development for the Albertine
Region, North Eastern Road Network Maintenance Project and also to strengthen
the Directorate of Internal Audit.
Job Summary: The Project
Environmentalist will be responsible for ensuring that environmental and social
concerns are addressed during the planning, preparation and
implementation of maintenance
works and major projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible
    for the formulation and development of the UNRA Project environmental
    guidelines.
  • Ensures
    that environmental management issues are addressed in the project.
  • Plays
    key role in the identification of environmental legal and regulatory
    issues relevant to the
  • project
    roads and bridge works.
  • Serves
    as a key liaison between UNRA, Communities and NEMA on environmental
    matters related to the project activities.
  • Represents
    the Authority in different fora to discuss environmental and social issues
    related to the project(s).
  • Actively
    participates in site meetings to provide environmental inputs regarding the
    project.
  • Prepares
    ToRs for ESIA and Environmental Audits (EA) for the project.
  • Reviews
    ESIA (EIA and RAP) and EAs related to the project.
  • Reviews
    contractors’ proposals and plans for temporary works, camps site,
    quarries, muram pits, diversion roads and water ways, asphalt plants etc.
    for the project and makes recommendations relating to their
    implementations.
  • Monitors
    works implementation for the project in order to assess level of
    compliance with EIAs, RAPs and best environmental practices (BEP) as contained
    in the EMPs.
  • Compiles
    and sends regular and adhoc reports in relation for the project.
  • Performs
    such other related duties as may by assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management
    obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning.
  • Capacity
    building training in environmental aspects of infrastructure development
    or a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline will be an added advantage
  • A
    minimum of two or more years’ working experience in environmental
    management aspects for infrastructure development in developing countries.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal skills, communication, writing and analytical
    skills.
  • The
    jobholder must have the ability to work independently, long hours, and in
    rural settings with a multidisciplinary team. 
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send
their applications accompanied by:
  • A
    capability statement detailing the applicant’s general qualifications,
    adequacy for the post and illustrated personal experience;
  • Copies
    of testimonials (the applicant must endorse on each copy of the submitted
    testimonials);
  • A
    photocopy of the title page and abstract of the academic research
    dissertation in respect to the position of Project Social Scientist and
    Project Environmentalist.
  • Detailed
    curriculum vitae duly signed by the applicant on each and every page and
    showing previous positions held;
  • Current
    salary;
  • Three
    referees; and
  • Postal
    addresses and day telephone contacts of applicant should be submitted to:
The Executive Director
Uganda National Roads Authority
(UNRA)
Plot 5, Lourdel Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 28487
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 31st October 2014 by 17:00 Hours.

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