World Bank RCIP Program Careers – Environmental Specialist at National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Title:       Environmental Specialist
Organisation: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda
Project Name: Regional Communication Infrastructure Program
Funding Source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: RCIP Programme Coordinator
About NITA-U:
National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) was established as a
statutory body under the National Information Technology Authority, Uganda Act,
2009 as one of the key players in the Information and Communications Technology
Sector. Its mandated is to coordinate, promote and monitor IT development
within the context of national social and economic development, with a vision
as “a facilitator of a knowledge-based, globally competitive Uganda where
social transformation and economic development is supported through IT enabled
About World Bank RCIP Program:
Government of Uganda has secured funding from the International Development
Association (IDA) to finance various activities under the Regional
Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP). The Regional Communication
Infrastructure Program (RCIP) Uganda will complement existing country ICT and
e-government Infrastructure initiatives by helping boost the already existing
e-government infrastructure and bridge the financing and technical gaps. The
project will be implemented by the National Information Technology
Authority-Uganda (NITA-U). The beneficiaries will be the Ministry of
Information Communications Technology (MoICT) and Public Procurement and
Disposal of Public assets Authority (PPDA).
Job Summary: The Environmental Specialist will be hired on a
retainer basis with the main  objective
of ensuring that environmental, health and safety aspects are adequately
observed and addressed during the design and implementation of programme
activities. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and leading in
planning, technical supervision, compliance monitoring and analysis, and
reporting implementation of environmental and social aspects of the project in
line with environmental requirements of the Government of Uganda and in
conformance with the Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies and/or
Standards of IDA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of developing implementation
    guidelines for mainstreaming environmental aspects into the project work
    plans and activities in line with requirements in the Environmental and
    Social Management Framework (ESMF).
  • Provide support in the development,
    maintenance and operation of the Environment and Social Safeguards system,
    compliance monitoring system including reporting progress of implementation
    of Environment and Social Safeguards.
  • Carry out environmental and social screening
    of all project activities, developing appropriate safeguard instruments
    where necessary such as, Environmental and Social Management Plans
    (ESMPs), Terms of Reference for required ESIAs, Environmental Audits, etc.
  • Keen review and monitor progress of
    implementation of the contractors’ Environmental and Social Management
    Plans, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIAs) and/or
    Environmental Social Impact Statements and ensure they are in accordance
    with the agreed environmental and social safeguards frameworks.
  • Regularly review, supervise and monitor
    progress of the contractors’ occupational health and safety plan and
    ensure that the health and safety of the general public and the
    contractors’ workforce are not compromised as a result of the programme.
  • Build the capacity of project teams and other
    stakeholders in identification and use of environmental friendly practices
    including systematic implementation of environmental and social
  • Conduct stakeholder engagement and awareness
    creation on all environmental matters related to the programme in line
    with the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF).
  • Actively monitor, coordinate and produce
    periodic (monthly and quarterly) performance reports on environmental and
    social safeguards of the programme.
  • Document lessons learnt in mitigation and
    resolution of environment and social issues during the implementation of
    the programme.
  • Offer support to the Social Scientists in the
    design and execution of the Grievance Redress Mechanism with particular
    regard to environmental matters.
  • Guide management on strategies for
    strengthening implementation of Environment and Social Safeguards
  • Work closely with IDA Safeguards Specialists,
    NEMA and other Government Agencies on Environmental and Social Management
    of the RCIP programme
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    by the supervisor from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the World Bank RCIP
    Environmental Specialist job vacancy should hold a Master of Science
    Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental and Natural Resources
    Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering,
    Environmental Chemistry and/or related disciplines.
  • Possession of Post Graduate Diploma and/or
    professional qualifications in Environmental impact assessment will be
    added advantage.
  • Valid Registration of Environmental
    Practitioner (EIA & Environmental Auditor) with the National
    Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in the planning,
    designing and implementation of environmental related interventions.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and developing
    Environmental and Social Management Plans.
  • Familiarity with the GoU’s Environmental
    Policy, Laws, Regulations, Guidelines, and  Environmental and Social Safeguard
    requirements of the World Bank will be added advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Communications: Very good communication skills
    (spoken and written), including the ability to communicate effectively
    with diverse audiences on environmental related matters, good negotiation
    skills and to prepare a variety of written documents, contracts, reports,
    etc. in a clear, concise style.
  • Teamwork: Very good interpersonal skills and
    ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people
    in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect
    for diversity.
  • Integrity: Must be a person of proven honesty
    and does not tolerate corruption and unethical behaviors in all its forms
    and manifestations.
  • Innovation: Must be a person with ability to
    seek new ways of doing things efficiently to deliver value to our customers.
  • Customer Centricity: Must be a person who strives to
    satisfy customers and clients. Should be able to understand what the
    customer wants and delivering it flawlessly.
  • Quality: Must be a person who thinks of quality and
    continuous improvement in his/she our work.
How to Apply:
candidates who meet the job requirements/specifications and with the right
personal attributes are invited to complete and submit their application form, download
, with a cover letter, supported by curriculum vitae, copies of
certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact,
postal and email addresses of both the applicant and three referees, to the
address below.
Executive Director,
Information Technology
Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former lugogo bypass)
Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
0417 801 038
Or via email: rcip@nita.go.ug (application must not exceed
must also submit with their application verifiable evidence supporting previous
relevant appointments such as appointment letters and employment contracts.
Deadline: 9th  February 2016
(Not later than 17.00 hrs. Local Time).
NB: No application will be accepted without a duly
completed and signed standard application form (refer to above).

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