USAID NGO Vacancy – Project Assistant / Environmental Compliance Officer at Abt Associates

Organization: Abt Associates
Project Name:  Uganda IRS
Project Phase II
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Tororo, Uganda
About Abt:
Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of
dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis,
and practical training services in more than 128 countries.
About USAID Project:
The USAID-funded Uganda IRS Project’s objective is to conduct an
ambitious spraying program and establish the foundation for sustainable,
effective, high-quality IRS activities.
Job Summary:  The
Environmental Compliance Officer is responsible for overseeing program
compliance with United States Government (USG) and Government of Uganda
environmental regulations, and program adherence to requirements as laid out in
USAID Initial and Supplemental Environmental Assessments and Pesticide
Evaluation Report and Safer Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) and its amendments.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Project Assistant / Compliance Officer will steer and coordinate
environmental compliance efforts for all program spray activities, including
the implementation and oversight of procedures by providing;
  • Quality and safety of insecticide
  • Procedures for distribution, storage, and
    handling of insecticides;
  • Procedures for disposal of insecticide,
    waste products, and package material in accordance with national and
    international standards;
  • Manage and perform routine inspection of
    spray activity implementation, safe storage, use, and disposal of
  • Training and technical assistance to IRS
    implementation teams and counterparts;
  • Develop and innovate strategies to
    minimize insecticide pilferage and IRS solid and liquid wastes disposal
  • Active participation in routine
    environmental assessments, and support for the routine environmental
    monitoring and reporting;
  • Works closely with counterparts from the
    MOH, NMCP, NEMA,NDA, Districts and other regulatory and governmental
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, or other
    relevant field.
  • A minimum eight or more years of relevant
    professional work experience with experience with environmental health and
    insecticide use and management
  • The incumbent should possess at least two
    years’ experience OR the equivalent combination of education and
  • Proven ability to work with a minimum of
    direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a
    member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs
    of other team members.
  • Strong management and planning skills of
    project tasks and budgets.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team work and
    produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has
    excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal
    communication and computer skills.
  • Experience with USAID and donor projects
    is highly desirable.
  • English language proficiency.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join Abt
Associates’ USAID Project should Apply Online by visiting their e-recruitment
portal below.

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