UNHCR Project Natural Resources Officer Jobs – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Livelihoods Coordinator
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
The Natural Resources Officer will provide support in the sustainable
utilization of natural resources, shared environment and promote safe access to
energy (fuel). The incumbent will build resilience of the target communities’
in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management.
She / He will proactively promote appropriate smart climate (green) technologies
and approaches in collaboration with private sector and development actors and
determine how best to incorporate these approaches into AAH Uganda operations.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Develop strategies/activities for sound
sustainable management of natural resources and ensure that they are
effectively implementation on time and within budget.
Provide technical support to ensure the
integration of sound natural management considerations into the district
environment action plan and development plans;
Work in liaison with the relevant agencies,
institutions and individuals to promote environmental management for mitigating
environmental damage.
Plan to establish and maintain woodlots in the
host community and refugee settlement. Promote restoration of the depleted
forest cover through tree-planting at household levels.
Provide technical guidance to refugees and host
communities in energy saving stoves and use to reduce the amount of fuel
(firewood) required for cooking e.g rocket Lorena stoves.
The incumbent will promote appropriate
technologies and approaches to energy utilization, including fuels, renewable
energy, stoves and lighting and powering technologies.
Plan to implement activities on energy for
cooking, lighting and powering, including renewable energy, with a view towards
enhancing self-reliance, education and protection.
Promote awareness-raising on energy issues through
community campaigns on the benefits and use of clean energy for cooking and
lighting to enhance adoption.
The Natural Resources Officer will offer technical
support to communities in development of community based disaster risk
reduction plans and ensure that they are well-implemented.
Facilitate production of briquettes to conserve
environment at household level; both domestic and commercial production in
partnership with the private sector.
Promote new smart climate (green) technologies and
approaches as necessary with possibilities of scaling-up and replication.
Actively promote sustainable exploitation of
natural resources by the target communities.
In charge of planning for all activities under
natural/energy/environment and ensure that they are effectively implemented
within specified budget and time.
Coordinate energy and environment interventions
with different stakeholders including the local authorities, implementing
partners and private sector.
Carry out research studies on energy and
environment for refugees/host community and establish effective coordination,
monitoring and evaluation systems.
Support the effort in resource mobilization for
energy and environment-related activities with emphasis on non-traditional
Document and draw from good practices and lessons
learned for dissemination in collaboration with MEL team.
Skills and Experience: 
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH Natural Resources
Officer employment opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural
Resources, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agro-Forestry or other related
fields from recognized University or Institution.
At least three years of progressively working in
natural resources, environment and energy with International NGOs or local
Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging
sustainable and appropriate energy technologies and renewable energy
Detailed working knowledge of community
participatory approaches and disaster risk reduction.
Demonstrated knowledge of supporting a
comprehensive approach to biodiversity, safe access to energy and/or climate
Working knowledge of the concepts, principles,
techniques and practices of energy, environment and/or climate change.
Broad knowledge and experience of working in
natural resources, environmental management, climate change, mitigation and
Previous experience in coordinating of energy and
environment-related projects in humanitarian and development settings
Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel,
Excellent communication, including written and
presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to
make accurate decisions.
Excellent analytical and coordinating skills
Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
20th January 2016
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