Project Natural Resources Management & GIS Officer Jobs – Office of the Prime Minister

 

Job Title:    Project Natural Resources
Management & GIS Officer

Organization: Office
of the Prime Minister

Project Name:
Development Response to Displacement Impact Project  (DRPIF)   

Funding Source: World Bank

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:
DRDIP Project Manager  

 

About US:

The Government of
Uganda received a grant from the World Bank towards the Development Response to
Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP). The Project is intended to improve access
to social services, expand economic opportunities and enhance environmental
management for host and forcibly displaced households in the targeted areas of
Uganda. The project has components which include (i) Social and Economic
Services and Infrastructure; (ii) Sustainable Environmental Management; (iii)
Livelihoods Program; and (iv) Project Management including Monitoring and
Evaluation, and Regional and National Institutional Support.

 

Job Summary:  The Project Natural Resources Management &
GIS Officer will support DRDIP to employment GIS and remote sensing
technologies in identifying, collecting, analysis and monitoring &
evaluation of environment and natural resources management in DRDIP host and
refugee intervention areas.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Data
collection: Collect supporting data, such as climatic, natural resources
(fragile ecosystem) field survey data, to corroborate remote sensing data
analyses, Provide natural resources monthly monitoring data report for all
districts on trends in natural resources intervention and regeneration, Support
District level staff in data collection, mapping, and preparation of digital
maps at district scales using various GIS soft wares, Develop spatial data at
the appropriate scales, and standardization of non-spatial data from the
various sources to formulate GIS products& Set up or maintain remote
sensing data collection systems •Data analysis: Analyze data acquired from
Sensors, satellites, or ground-based platforms, using statistical analysis
software; image analysis software, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
Manage, Integrate and analyze other geospatial data obtained from remote
sensing systems to obtain meaningful results &Process various data sets to create
required/requested map-based information products.

·        
Data
management: Organize and maintain geospatial data and associated documentation;
Organize the data collected from the field into the agreed data storage format;
for processing 

·        
and
retrieval to generate maps and value added information decisions; Develop an
electronic database for remote sensing or related geospatial project
information for drought monitoring at district and regional level; Present GIS
data into DRDIP & OPM web-portal

·        
Collaboration:
Work closely with the Environment teams at PIST and Districts Natural Resources
teams to support the mapping of critical fragile ecosystems and degraded
watersheds for restoration ;Work in close collaboration with the district local
governments technical teams, in undertaking regular assessments on
environmental and natural resources conditions in DRDIP refugee-hosting
districts and measure the extent those conditions are affected by the presence
of refugee camps; collect and update data on main areas of environment, energy,
livelihood and shelters and identify means to mitigate the impact

·        
on
natural resources; Undertake an assessment of the current domestic energy
situation in the refugee camps together with the district local government
technical teams and refugee department team; On the basis of the assessment,
and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, identify effective
interventions in the sector of energy both from the demand and supply sides.

·        
Capacity
building: Provide support to the DRDIP districts & Implementing Partners in
organizing training activities to address key areas of natural resources &
ecosystem mapping, climate change and domestic energy issues to host and
refugees.

·        
Documentations:
Produce Maps, Document best practices/lessons for dissemination and
implementation in the areas of natural resource management, forestry,
sustainable agriculture, domestic energy and environmental education sectors;
Provide technical input on reports related to environmental and natural resources
management; Perform any other duties as required.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The applicant
must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources Management
and a Post Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing from a recognized
Institution.

·        
A Master
of Science Degree in GIS and Remote Sensing from a recognized Institution is an
added advantage.

·        
At least
three years of professional experience in the environment and natural resources
management sector, including proven experience in integrated landscapes, environment,
fisheries, forestry, watershed management, community- based development,
biodiversity and rural development.

·        
Excellent
written and verbal communication skills in English.

·        
Familiarity
with the World Bank natural resources management processes, guidelines and
procedures will be highly desirable.

·        
Strong
client orientation with the ability to build an understanding with implementing
agency counterparts.

·        
Good
team player who can work as a member of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural
team, ability to function independently, with a degree of motivation,
flexibility and reliability.

·        
A drive
for results while working with limited supervision and under tight timelines;

·        
Understanding
of the programmatic approach to forests, climate change and natural resources
management (in the context of multi-sectoral approaches and the national
development plan and using various sources of financing.

·        
Knowledgeable
on use of GPS, Geo-ODK for field data collection.

·        
Familiarity
with ARC GIS and other remote sensing tools to support natural resources
management including use of drone. 

·        
Age: 30 years and above

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send application forms which should be scanned and sent by email on hrm@opm.go.ug. The application must be
accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and academic
transcripts, three competent referees, one of whom MUST be from your current
employer or previous employer (for those temporarily unemployed) plus a
passport photo, contact details (mobile number and e- mail), photocopy of the
National ID should be addressed to:      

 

The Permanent
Secretary,

Office of the Prime
Minister New Government,

Block Plot 9-11
Apollo Kaggwa Road,

P.O. Box 341,
Kampala. Uganda

 

Note: Only
short-listed applicants will be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall
automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate.

 

Deadline: Friday, 8th October 2020 by 5:00 p.m.

 

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