Project Officer Jobs – National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Title:     Project
Organization: National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/16/2019
About US:
The National
Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National
Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management
practices for sustainable development in Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will be tasked with the management
and implementation of project activities to ensure overall delivery of project
outputs within the project results framework.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In consultation with Project Coordinator (PC) prepare annual and
    quarterly work plans and annual updates including national budget
  • In consultation with PC prepare bi-annually project reports
    (technical and financial reports) for submission to the Darwin Initiative
    by UNEP-WCMC;
  • Engage with relevant data holders to collate and organize data
    relevant to the three accounting themes;
  • In consultation with the Project Coordinator work with project
    partners to ensure their effective participation in implementation of
    project activities;
  • Work with the communication professionals with NEMA, National
    Planning Authority (NPA), Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and
    International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) to deliver
    on the communication strategy for the project;
  • Coordinate activities of the national project partners (NEMA, NPA,
  • Identify other relevant projects in Uganda and work with the project
    team to help ensure no overlap with other projects and opportunities for
    collaboration are taken advantage of;
  • Facilitate communications and linkages at local, national and
    regional levels, as well as with the global project partners;
  • Organize national meetings, staff agendas in consultation with
    Project Coordinator (PC) and work package 2 , and record decisions of
    national meetings;
  • Develop terms of reference of sub-contractors and support procedures
    for executing subcontracts;
  • Provide timely progress technical and financial reports as required;
  • Promote public relations of the project in the Country and globally;
    and Maintain good communication with project partners and others in the
  • Coordinate, support and contribute to the preparation and
    publication of national scientific and technical outputs from the project;
  • Organize national technical and scientific meetings as appropriate
    including training workshops for relevant government technical staff;
  • In consultation with PC, UBOS, NPA, UNEP-WCMC and IDDEA provide
    technical training and capacity building in relevant areas where
  • Work with the whole project team to identify opportunities to
    mobilize and secure further resources to support and complement the
    existing package of Darwin funded work;
  • Maintain regular communication with local and national project
    partners and others that may be interested in furthering the project
    outcomes in the country; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Project Officer job opportunity
    should hold a  Bachelor’s science degree in any of the following
    fields: Natural Sciences (Forestry, Botany, Zoology, Environment),
    Statistics, Quantitative Economics;
  • Masters in any of the above.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning Management, Monitoring and
    Evaluation is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of three years of work experience in Environmental-
    Economic Accounting (EEA) with proven ability in the compilation of
    environmental and natural resource accounts;
  • Experience and familiarity with capacity assessment and
    institutional strengthening, public consultation plans, policy dialogue or
    other related environmental plans and studies;
  • Experience and well versed in the ecosystem approach and ecosystem
    services valuation concepts;
  • A good understanding of environmental aspects and their interactions
    with the rest of the economy;
  • Demonstrable knowledge on land management and development planning
  • Experience in the collection , compilation , analysis and
    dissemination of official statistics at the national/ international level
    is desirable;
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills, including fluency in
    written and spoken English;
  • Planning and reporting ;
  • Data management;
  • Team building;
  • Conflict management;
  • Stakeholder mapping and management;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Risk management skills.
How to Apply:
All ideal candidates
should send their applications by hand, electronic mail or through post office
enclosing copies of certificates/testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae
indicating 3 referees addressed to:-
The Executive
National Environment
Management Authority (NEMA)
NEMA House, Plot
17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255
E-mail to:
Deadline: 5th August 2019 by 5:00pm
  • Applicants who do not meet the above minimum requirements need not
  • NEMA is an equal opportunity employer any form of canvassing shall
    lead to automatic disqualification.
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