Natural Resources Management Specialist (Soils & Land Use) – NEMA

Organization: National Environment Management Authority
(NEMA)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports
to:
Director, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance
Job
Ref:
NEMA/ADV/EXT/05/2015
About
US:
The National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National
Environment Act Cap. 153 to coordinate, monitor, enforce and supervise all
activities in the field of environment for purposes of ensuring sustainable
development in Uganda
Job
Summary:
 The Natural Resources Management
Specialist (Soils & Land Use) will be responsible for the integration of
environmental concerns in all national planning through coordination with
relevant stakeholders.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Regularly review and develop national strategies
for sound sustainable management of land / soils;
·        
Develop and ensure implementation of effective
land / soils monitoring systems;
·        
Review sectoral policies and plans to ensure
integration of sustainable land/ soil management considerations into policies,
plans and programs in collaboration with relevant agencies;
·        
Organize studies aimed at ensuring sound
sustainable land and soil management;
·        
Offer technical support in land use/ soils
management as may be required by different Government sectors, Institutions and
individuals.
·        
Receive, compile and prioritize required support
for sound land and soil management and develop strategies and /or programs for
the required support to relevant sectors, institutions and individuals;
·        
Offer technical support to ensure the integration
of sound land and soil management considerations into the district environment
action plan and development plans;
·        
Organize internal meetings to inform and update
other staff with in NEMA on strategies for sound land and soil management;
·        
Receive and review the lead agencies technical
reports and assess progress and requirements in sound land and soil management;
·        
Work closely with the relevant lead agencies,
institutions and individuals to promote sound land/soil management practices;
·        
Guide the government on international and regional
programs and agreements and protocols on land and soil management;
·        
Perform any other tasks that may be assigned.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
any of the following: Environmental Science; Natural Resources management;
Agriculture; Agriculture Engineering and/or Geography. Possession of a Master’s
Degree in soil science or any of the above is a must.
·        
At least eight years’ experience in field or research
particularly in soil science and land use management is prerequisite.
·        
Additional training in Environmental Monitoring or
inspection discipline will also be an added advantage.
·        
Comprehensive working knowledge and experience in
ecosystem functions and change, environmental performance standards and climate
change as an environmental change phenomenon and science with its mitigation
and adaptation.
·        
Capacity to work with minimum supervision
·        
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
·        
High ethics, integrity and confidentiality
·        
Excellent reporting skills
·        
Possess the ability to work under pressure and to
make accurate and informed decisions.
·        
Excellent analytical and coordinating skills
·        
Ability to work independently and with strong
organizational and planning skills.
·        
High level of confidentiality
·        
Honesty,
·        
Courtesy,
·        
On time response to instructions.
How
to Apply: 
All
candidates should send their applications in their own handwriting and deliver
them by hand OR through post and enclose copies of certificates/testimonials
and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed
to:-
The Executive
Director
National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House,
Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road
P.O. Box
22255
Kampala.
Uganda
Deadline:
19th June, 2015 by 5.00 pm
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