Environmental Officer Career Jobs – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title:         Environmental Officer
Organisation: Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Environmental
Specialist
About Us:
The Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body
established in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999 (Chapter 145, Laws of
Uganda). The Act empowers ERA to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Sale,
Export, Import-and Distribution of electrical energy in Uganda.
Job Summary: The
Environmental Officer will ensure licensees compliance with environmental and
social requirements in accordance with national and applicable international environmental
standards. The incumbent will support the Environmental Specialist in
mainstreaming environmental and social development concerns, supervision and
monitoring of environmental and social management activities of Electricity
Regulatory Authority.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Keenly analyse applications for licenses
    & investments for environmental compliance.
  • Supervise the implementation of
    environmental and social mitigation measures for projects under
    construction
  • Regularly analyse environmental monitoring
    reports received from licensees under generation, transmission and
    distribution
  • Keenly monitor and inspect licensed
    electrical installations for environmental compliance
  • Enforce compliance with approved
    Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), mitigation measures and certificate
    of EIA approval issued by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
  • Actively participate actively in research
    activities of the Unit and Department
  • Perform any other official duties as may
    be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the Electricity
    Regulatory Authority (ERA) Environmental Officer job opportunity must hold
    an upper second or first class degree in Environmental Sciences
  • At least three years relevant professional
    experience
  • Significant exposure and experience in
    environmental impact assessment procedures and environmental audit
    procedures
  • Demonstrate requisite experience in
    supervision and monitoring of environmental and social development
    concerns of projects in a reputable organization
  • Age: Between 25 – 32 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
application letters and enclose copies of: Detailed Curriculum Vitae
(indicating daytime telephone number (s), fax or email address of the applicant
and daytime telephone numbers, fax or email addresses of three Referees) and
relevant transcripts and certificates. The applications should be delivered
preferably by recorded delivery, addressed to:
The Manager, Human Resources & Administration,
Electricity Regulatory Authority,
Plot 15, Shimoni Road,
P. O. Box 10332, Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: 24th March,
2017 by 5:00 PM
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