Care International JD Environment Officer - Kyangwali Humanitarian Program Jobs in Uganda

Care International JD Environment Officer - Kyangwali Humanitarian Program Jobs in Uganda


CARE International has been active in Uganda since 1969 and working in the country continuously since 1979, implementing a diverse portfolio of programs and projects ranging from emergency services to economic development
and civil society building.

Our current programming targets Women, Girls and youth as well as vulnerable groups
such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, children to provide assistance and opportunities for empowerment and sustainable development through addressing the underlying causes of poverty grounded on careful
and thorough analysis of power relations between different groups in society and the local context in which they live and work. Our programming is guided by our core values of transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Equality and excellence.

Responsibilities

  • Formulate strategies/activities for sound sustainable management of natural resources and ensure that they are
    effectively implemented on time and within budget.
  • Offer technical support to ensure the integration of sound natural resource management considerations into the
    District Environment Action Plan and development plans;
  • Spearhead mobilization of households and institutions to participate in planting, growing of trees and
    construction of energy saving stoves.
  • Work in liaison with the relevant agencies, institutions and individuals to promote environmental management
    for mitigating environmental damage.
  • Plan to establish and maintain woodlots in the host community and refugee settlement. Promote restoration of the
    depleted forest cover through tree-planting at household levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to refugees and host communities in energy saving stoves and use to reduce the
    amount of fuel (firewood) required for cooking e.g rocket Lorena stoves.
  • Promote appropriate technologies and approaches to energy utilization, including fuels, renewable energy, stoves
    and lighting and powering technologies.
  • Promote awareness-raising on energy issues through community campaigns on the benefits and use of clean energy for cooking and lighting to enhance adoption.
  • Facilitate production of briquettes to conserve environment at household level; both domestic and commercial production in partnership with the private sector.
  • Promote new smart climate (green) technologies and approaches as necessary with possibilities of scaling-up and replication.
  • Promote environment educational programmes and resources to the target audience through leaflets, sign post brochures;
  • Liaise with colleagues, and community groups on the design and delivery of educational programmes;
  • Give talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issues;
  • Teach community groups and interpret the natural environment for them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions;
  • Organizing events, debates and international environment days and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues;
  • Training stakeholders, such as teachers, scouts in schools and environment management groups in the use of natural resources and sustainable agricultural practices;
  • Develop plans for all activities under natural/energy/environment and ensure that
    they are effectively implemented within specified budget and time.
  • Coordinate energy and environment interventions with different stakeholders including the local authorities,
    implementing partners and private sector.
  • Working closely with the implementing partners of CAMP+ project by providing technical support

    Requirements

  • The ideal candidate for the Environment Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural
    Resources, Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agro-Forestry or other related fields from recognized University
    or Institution.
  • Extensive knowledge of community participatory approaches and disaster risk reduction.
  • Broad knowledge of supporting a comprehensive approach to biodiversity, safe access to energy and/or climate
    change.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of energy, environment and/or climate change.
  • At least three years of progressively working in natural resources, environment and energy with International NGOs or local government.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging sustainable and appropriate energy technologies and renewable energy
  • Extensive experience of working in natural resources, environmental management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation
  • Previous experience in coordinating of energy and environment-related projects in humanitarian and development
    settings
  • Good team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet)
  • Excellent communication, including written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to make accurate decisions.
  • Excellent analytical and coordinating skills
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with working knowledge of Kiswahili an added advantage
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Excellent management skills
  • Able to build and develop capacity of others
  • Show commitment to the organizational values
  • Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider permit


    How to Apply

    Candidates who are interested in the above jobs should submit updated CV and Application letter giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through
    our recruitment email ugarecruitment@care.org clearly indicating the job title in the email subject. CVs will be received until the 14th September, 2019. Please note that when you are successful for the above position, CARE
    will need certified copies of your academic documents. For any questions please call our office on 0312258100/150

    For more information and job application details, see; Care International JD Environment Officer - Kyangwali Humanitarian Program Jobs in Uganda

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