Senior Sociologist Career Opportunity – Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development (MEMD)

Organisation: Ministry of
Energy & Mineral Development (MEMD)
Duty
Station
: Kampala, Karuma and Isimba, Uganda
Reports
to:
Project Coordinator
About
US:
The Ministry
of Energy & Mineral Development has a mandate to establish, promote the
development, manage and safeguard the rational and sustainable exploitation and
utilization of energy and mineral resources for social and economic
development. They would like to recruit for the Karuma and Isimba Hydro Power
Projects.
Job
Summary:
The Senior Sociologist will be tasked with monitoring project
activities to ensure compliance with the agreed responsibilities in accordance
with the project implementation plan.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Oversee the proper implementation of the
environmental and social mitigation measures for the projects.
·        
Regularly review the contractor’s adherence to
environmental guidelines and regulations throughout the construction period.
·        
Oversee and monitor implementation of the
resettlement Action Plan and Community Development Action Plan.
·        
Work closely with relevant Authorities such as the
Office of the Chief Government Valuer, the National Environmental Management
Authority (NEMA), the local authorities and any other relevant institutions to
ensure adequate implementation of all environmental requirements in line with
Ugandan safeguard policies and laws.
·        
Ensure ecological and social aspects relating to
Land Acquisition and Compensation processed comply with set safeguard plans as
well as approval requirements.
·        
Prepare consolidated monthly environmental
monitoring reports and monthly reports on the implementation of mitigation
measures by contractors.
·        
Review Environmental Management Plan and
Biodiversity Management Plan.
·        
Review           
of Contractor and Labour Health and Safety guidelines throughout the
construction period.
·        
Keenly review of pollution Control Measures namely
air water soil and nose – vibration
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
All candidates should hold a good University
Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies.
·        
Five or more years of relevant experience in
similar assignments specifically in the supervision and monitoring of
hydropower or large infrastructure projects.
·        
Computer literacy skills
·        
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Age: Below 35
years.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications together
with detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of the academic documents, names
and addresses of three referees to the: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
and Mineral Development, Attn: Acting Assistant Commissioner/Human Resource
Management. Amber House, Second Floor Room, A 203, Kampala Road. Uganda.
Deadline:
5th June, 2015 by 5:00pm.

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