3 Climate Change Assistants Job Vacancies – Refugee Law Project (RLP)

Job Title:             Climate Change Assistants (3
Assistants)
Organisation:     Refugee
Law Project (RLP)
Duty Station:      Uganda
Reports to:          Climate
Change Officer
About US:
The
Refugee Law Project (RLP) is an outreach project of the School of Law, Makerere
University. Our Mission is to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs
and host communities to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives. The
Refugee Law Project has a wide physical presence with offices in Kampala,
Hoima, Mbarara, Gulu, Kitgum, Nakivale, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Lamwo, Adjumani,
Maaji II, Bidibidi (Yumbe), Palorinya (Moyo) and Arua.
Job Summary: To support RLP’s efforts to develop “climate
smart” adaptation responses to the social, biological and political impacts of
climate change, to mitigate environmental degradation resulting from forced migration
and poverty, and to prevent further environmental destruction. The Assistant
will provide assistance to the Climate Change Officer and RLP’s field projects
and programmes on climate change mitigation programming.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Implement
activities of RLP’s Climate-change and Forced Migrants Programme
·        
In
consultation with the Climate Change Officer liaise with key community
stakeholders to establish mitigation, adaptation and prevention activities
·        
Support
community members to participate in environmental protection activities
·        
Support
district inter-school debate competition on climate change and environmental management
·        
Work
directly with selected schools to raise seedlings for distribution and planting
in selected field sites and persons with whom MoUs have been signed with
·        
Support
exchange tour programmes bringing university students and community members on
climate change mitigation activities
·        
Participate
in training for tree-growers association and selected stakeholders on management
of trees and other climate change mitigation mechanisms
·        
Support
climate-change related research undertaken by RLP
·        
Support
groundwork for the compilation of the Compendium of Indigenous Tree Species (CITS)
and its annual revisions
·        
Work
directly with selected Associations of Tree Growers in executing planned
activities
·        
Mobilise
for relevant community climate-change programs and events
·        
Liaise
with staff from local governments to develop and implement climate-change
projects that are mutually beneficial
·        
Represent
RLP in settlement sector meetings on climate change and environmental protection
·        
Work
directly with representatives of selected schools on tree growing initiatives
and other climate change activities implemented by RLP
·        
Assist
in the development of IEC materials on climate change and environmental
protection
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
·        
An
understanding of climate change and conservation challenges for forced migrants
and their host communities
·        
Minimum
of Diploma in disciplines related to Environment, Agro-Forestry, Climate Change,
and Agriculture
·        
A
minimum of one (1) year demonstrated professional and/or activist experience in
development of environment and management, policy formation and capacity
building
·        
Background
in climate change, natural resource management or biodiversity and/or the demonstrable
ability to master complex scientific issues
·        
Understanding
of the field of climate change adaptation methods, tools and frameworks
·        
Experience
of working on climate change or related environmental issues either in an NGO
or the public or private sector
·        
Knowledge
of local government processes and climate-change related agencies
·        
Cultural
sensitivity and ability to respect and work well with people from different backgrounds
and disciplines
·        
Ability
to work within complex institutional environments
·        
Proven
ability to work as part of a team, and as part of a wider network
·        
Ability
to work independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment
·        
Self-motivated,
versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people
How to Apply:
For all positions listed, please submit an application cover-letter and
up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, as well as links to any publications you wish us
to consider. Copies of academic credentials are NOT required at this stage.
Applications
should be sent by email addressed to the Human Resources Officer at
recruitment@refugeelawproject.org
with the title of the position applied for in the subject-line.
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates must be in a position to
cover their own travel expenses to interview.
Hand
copy applications will be accepted for the position of COMMUNITY MOBILISER
Only.
Refugee
Law Project is a human-rights based organization with strong
Anti-Discrimination policies.
We
encourage refugees to apply
Deadline: By 11.59pm on Friday 1st November 2019
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