USAID RWANU Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Officer Job Careers – ACDI/VOCA

Organisation: ACDI/VOCA
Project: Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture,
and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU)
Funding Source: USAID
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Duty Station: Uganda
About USAID RWANU Project:
ACDI/VOCA is an
international NGO that is currently implementing the USAID-funded PL 480 Title
II Development Food Assistance Program entitled “Resiliency through Wealth,
Agriculture, and Nutrition in Karamoja (RWANU).” The RWANU Program aims to
reduce food insecurity among vulnerable rural populations in selected sub-counties
of Amudat, Moroto, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Program’s strategic objectives
are (1) improved availability and access to food and (2) reduced malnutrition
in pregnant and lactating mothers and children under five. The RWANU Program
takes a preventive approach to reducing malnutrition, focusing on the first
1,000 days of life when conditional food rations will have the highest impact.
RWANU promotes diversified livelihoods strategies including linkages to market
opportunities to ensure long-term food security and resilience to food
insecurity shocks.
Job
Summary:
The Environmental
Monitoring and Mitigation Officer will ensure project’s compliance with USAID
environmental regulations. The jobholder will implement the project’s
environmental compliance procedures and activities and complete environmental documentation
and reports.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent will implement mitigation and monitoring activities identified
    in the Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Plan (EMMP), maintain
    accurate records, evaluate results and develop clear and concise reports.
  • The
    incumbent will develop for review an Environmental Mitigation and
    Monitoring Report (EMMR) and an Environmental
    Status
    Report (ESR) for project close-out. The EMMR/E
    SR will document project compliance
    with 22 CFR 216 and ADS 204.5.4 and demonstrate how the conditions
    specified by the Initial Environmental Examination (IEE), the Pesticide
    Evaluation Report and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP), and the EMMP have
    been met for all activities.
  • Ensure that conditions specified by the IEE,
    EMMP and
    PERSUAP has
    been met including, but not limited to, mitigating and monitoring any
    potential direct adverse impacts on the physical environment and human
    health of all project activities associated with pesticide and fertilizer
    use and seed and planting materials supply,
    village services, Water,
    Sanitation and Health (WASH) activities, and commodity distribution.
  • Offer
    support to the project COP/Agricultural Specialist/ Technical Support
    Officers/Disaster Reduction and Recovery and Natural Resource Management
    Officer on issues of Environmental Compliance/NRM/Sustainable
    Agriculture/Climate change adaptations.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the USAID RWANU Project Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation
    Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant
    field.
  • A
    minimum of five years of professional experience in conducting
    environmental assessments, environmental monitoring, evaluation and documentation
    is required.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of international donor environmental
    compliance requirements is essential. Particularly, familiarity with USAID
    regulation 22 CFR 216 and ADS 204.5.4 is strongly preferred.
  • Karamojong language skills highly desirable.
  • Fluent written and spoken English language
    skills are a must
  • Computer
    literacy with a good command of word processing and geographic information
    system (GIS).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who desire to work in the USAID RWANU Project should send
their applications (only by e-mail) addressed to the Human Resources Manager
attaching their application letters and CV to jobs@acdivocaug.biz
NB:
Women are encouraged to apply as ACDI/ VOCA is an equal opportunity employer.
Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline: 19th August 2016
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