Several World Bank Project Environmentalist Specialist Vacancies – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Organisation: Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator
About US:
The
World Bank through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is supporting the
Government of Uganda to improve access to social services, expand economic
opportunities and enhance environmental management to address the impacts of
refugee presence on the host communities. The operational approach will be
Community Driven Development (CDD) oriented and project beneficiary communities
will benefit from: (a) investments in basic infrastructure financed under the
project and consequently the improvement in access to social services; (b)
increased opportunities for augmenting incomes from traditional and
non-traditional livelihoods; (c) improvements in local governance and
accountability; and (d) improved access to response and prevention services for
those vulnerable to varying protection challenges, including SGBV.
Job Summary: The Environmentalist Specialists will support OPM
implement identified environmental projects in refugee settlement sites and
shall among other activities provide technical support to the DOR project team
in implementation of the donor funded STA projects and activities in the field
of Environment and livelihoods, linkages with other stake holders in the field
of Environment including support to refugee hosting districts with Environment
specific challenges.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Conduct environmental audit in all refugee
    settlements to determine gaps for possible interventions.
  • Designing appropriate interventions to
    mitigate and protect the environment in refugee hosting areas.
  • Keenly monitoring environmental activities
    among refugees and among host communities under STA.
  • Work with the beneficiaries to (refugees and
    host communities) design fundable environment related projects under STA.
  • Designing strategies for up scaling community
    participation in Environment conservation activities in refugee hosting
    areas.
  • Develop project proposals to promote
    environment protection in refugee hosting areas.
  • Ensuring environment awareness among
    refugees, host communities and service providers.
  • Designing an integrative approach to
    Environmental conservation.
  • Regularly review environment reports and
    advise management accordingly.
  • Prepare the overall quarterly; annual and
    other Environment related progress reports under STA project funding as
    shall be required from time to time.
  • Attend STA project steering committee
    meetings.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    from time to time by the project manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
    Degree in Environmental Science, Forestry or related field. Possession of
    a Post Graduate Diploma in a related field is an added advantage.
  • The applicant must also hold a University
    Degree in Environmental Science or Forestry or related field from a
    recognized University.
  • At least ten years’ working experience, five of
    which should have been worked in a Government institution, World Bank or
    other related donor projects.
  • Good computer skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work with minimum
    supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake regular
    field work activities
  • Ability to speak either Swahili, Arabic or
    both language
  • Ability to communicate clearly in spoken and
    written English
  • Willingness to work beyond normal working
    hours and on weekends when required
How to Apply:  
All
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online to:
nalvera.dor@opm.go.ug or njoan.dor@opm.go.ug
Deadline: 1st February 2016 by 5:00 pm.
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