Environment Officer Jobs – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:      Environment Officer
Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager Health,
Safety and Social Development
About Us:
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March
2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises
Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively. UEGCL
is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role
is to – carry on the business of electric power generation and sale within
Uganda or for export to neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain
Electricity Generation Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its
Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical
Support as and when required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda
through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development; organize, support,
encourage and maintain training facilities in technical and related fields,
amongst others.
Job Summary: The Environment
Officer will primarily ensure UEGCL projects and power plants are implemented
in a sustainable and safe manner while compliant with environmental laws and
standards, and development partner environment and social safeguard policies
Key Duties and
  • Implement UEGCL environmental and social
    management plans, including: Environment Monitoring and Mitigation plan,
    Catchment Management Plans, Biodiversity Management Plan, Reservoir
    Clearing and Management Plans, Emergency Preparedness Plans, Resettlement
    Action Plan, Livelihood Restoration Plan, Health and Safety Management
    Plan, Cultural Heritage Management Plan, Community Development Action Plan
    and Community Health and Safety Management Plan;
  • Initiate, develop, review and update
    environmental and social impact assessments, environmental audit studies,
    and other thematic environmental and social studies at UEGCL project
  • Keenly review Contractor environment and
    social management plans and procedures, and ensure compliance with
    employer’s ESMP, ESIA and other regulatory requirements
  • Regularly monitor and prepare progress
    reports on status of compliance of the Contractors with project ESMPs,
    ESIAs, and the contractor site specific environment and social management
    plans (such as the Waste Management Plans, Emergency Response Plan,
    Pollutant Contingency Plan, Environment Mitigation and Monitoring Plan,
    Hazardous Waste monitoring Management plan, Biodiversity monitoring Plan,
    among others), and ensure timely feedback to Contractors
  • Initiate , undertake and review annual
    statutory and annual environmental audits for UEGCL projects
  • Prepare and regularly update check lists
    for HSE for the hydropower projects
  • Keenly monitor and report projects
    compliance with Health, Safety and Environment statutory requirements and
    standards, and ensure timely feedback to contractors
  • Review Contractor technical submittals
    including method statements, risk assessments and progress reports, and
    monitor follow up actions to ensure that HSE and Social issues are
    addressed adequately
  • Review and monitor implementation of site
    decommissioning and restoration plans
  • Initiate, develop and implement UEGCL
    Biodiversity offsets.
  • Monitor and report progress of
    implementation of UEGCL Community Development Action Plans
  • Initiate, develop and implement UEGCL
    projects community outreach activities, including environment, health and
    HIV/AIDS sensitization campaigns

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold an honors Bachelor’s degree
    Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Environmental
    Engineering, Natural Resources Management, or related environmental
    discipline from a recognized institution
  • Graduate
    or Post graduate qualification in Environment and Natural Resources
    Management, Occupational Health and Safety, Environment Impact Assessment,
    is added advantage
  • Possession
    of a Post Graduate or professional training in Occupational Health
    and Safety, Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Audits is
    an added advantage
  • Certification
    to undertake ESIA’s and environmental audits by NEMA is an added
  • At
    least three years’ relevant experience at a similar level;
  • Significant
    exposure and experience in the conduct of Environmental Impact Assessment
    studies, Environmental Audits and implementation of Environment and Social
    Management Plans for large infrastructure development projects is an
    added advantage.
  • Knowledge
    of World Bank, IFC and other international safeguards
  • Excellent
    planning and organizational skills
  • Strong
    analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent
    communication, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills and high level of integrity
  • Skills
    in GIS
  • Computer
    literacy skills
  • Age: Below 40 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with copies of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating
two referees and their full addresses physically to:
The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 2nd October

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