Energy Officer Job Opportunities – Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)

 

Job Title:    Energy Officer

Organisation: Ministry
of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to:
Project Manager

 

About US:

The Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) in partnership with United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) is implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF)
supported a full-size project titled: “Integrated Waste Management and
Biogas Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Uganda”. The
project aims at production of biogas for electricity generation, providing
environmental benefits and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from improper and
inadequate management and treatment of wastewater and organic waste in towns,
municipalities and agro-processing industry in Uganda. The project combines
demonstration and investment in integrated waste treatment and biogas plants in
agro-processing industry and selected municipalities. Institutional
strengthening, capacity building, and an improved regulatory framework for
improved waste management are key deliverables of the project.

 

Job Summary:  The Energy Officer will mainly support the
planning, monitoring and training of project activities, timely delivery of expected
outputs, liaise with Project Responsible Partners and local experts and
consultants, provide technical inputs during the preparation and revision of
the project documents, collects and review data

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Energy Officer shall perform the
following:

·       
Support
the planning and monitoring of project activities.

·       
Support
training activities for the biogas technicians in selected cities and project
sites.

·       
Support
the Project Manager to ensure the timely delivery of expected outputs

·       
Support
the Project Manager in preparation of Annual Work Plans, field reports and
quarterly reports for submission to UNDP, Global Environment Facility and
government departments as required.

·       
Collect
data (and supplementary data where necessary) on organic quantity and
composition of waste streams in preparation for updating Integrated Waste
Management Plans.

·       
Update
the greenhouse gas inventory and monitoring, reporting and verification system
for emission reductions generated by the project.

·       
Collect
data and prepare field reports needed for the documentation of lessons learnt
from project implementation and recommendations to the Project Management Unit
for more effective implementation and coordination of project activities.

·       
Support
the Project Management team to collect data needed for Environment and Social
Impact Assessments, developing environmental project briefs and conducting
scoping activities therein.

·       
Provide
assistance in implementation of the Project’s M&E framework with a review
on retrieving verified information on project results and impacts.

·       
Any
other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
candidate should have at least a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry
(Forestry or Conservation Forestry and Products Technology or Wood Science and
Technology) or Environmental Engineering or Industrial Chemistry or Chemical
Engineering: or Agricultural Engineering or Biosystems Engineering from a
recognized University

·       
At least
a Certificate in climate change mitigation, greenhouse management or
monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse emissions is a must have.

·       
The
candidate should have at least 2 years of professional working experience in
the implementation of Global Environment Facility supported project activities;

·       
At least
one year of progressively responsible experience in waste management and biogas
technology in Uganda

·       
Experience
in the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation Sectors

·       
Competences: Strong analytical, report writing and communication skills; good
communication skills, both oral and written and good interpersonal skills and
team player, results based management and results oriented approach to project
implementation, ability to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines,
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working integrated waste management
climate change and renewable energy aspects

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates should submit applications together with the detailed
curriculum vitae, photocopies of the academic and other relevant documents,
names and addresses of three Referees to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development, Attn: Principal Human Resource Officer. Amber
House, Second Floor Room, A205, Kampala Road, Opposite Workers House.

 

Deadline: 22nd January 2021 by 5:00pm

 

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