DRC Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant - Forestry and Environment Jobs in Uganda

DRC Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant - Forestry and Environment Jobs in Uganda

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Overseeing the quality, timely implementation of Forest and environmental conservation activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaboration with relevant external technical experts on issues related to forest and environmental protection and conservation in Kitgum operation area and in (Refugees and host communities);

  • Actively participate in the designing and supervising of the forest operation and management in of all food forest/woodlots in collaboration with the Kitgum District Local Government KDLG Natural Resource Officer;

  • Represent DRC with local authorities and other stakeholders in the District jurisdiction;

  • Coordinate all Forestry related activities in the District of jurisdiction in collaboration with other actors in the sector;

  • Promote integration of environment protection and conservation in programming of all sectors DRC is intervening

  • Spearhead Forestry education in the designated areas of DRC operations with emphasis on Resilience designs on promoting forest protection, development and climate change adaptation;

  • Spearhead the development and review community environment action plants in collaborations with relevant stakeholders;

  • Support the establishment and or functionality of local environment structures in collaboration with the district environment officer;

  • Organize technical trainings for beneficiaries in relevant themes within host communities;

  • Plan the establishment and develop strategic plans to sustain them;

  • Supporting the development of ecotourism;

  • Sensitizing communities about the benefits of sustainable exploitation of forest resources;

  • Spearhead mobilization of households and institutions to participate in the raising of tree seedlings, planting and management;

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the project’s M&E tools, project plans/budget and funding proposals;

    Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum experience of 02 Years’ experience in implementing environmental conservation related activities in Humanitarian and Development Context

  • 2
    years’ experience managing forest based resources and vibrant knowledge in raising tree seedlings and woodlots establishment.

  • Experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.

  • Good communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.

  • Understanding of CFW/VFW approaches, gender, protection and human rights.

  • Exceptional knowledge is Result based Management in line with Agro Forestry.

  • Outstanding knowledge in Risk based management of Humanitarian and Development projects.

  • Computer skills.

  • Good organizational and people management skills.

  • Has ability to reside and work in the attached field locations within Adjumani Zone B area of operation.

  • Has strong ability to operate light automobile machine and hold a valid driving license class “A”.


  • A University degree or Diploma in Forestry, Environmental science and Management from recognized University.

  • Strong knowledge in Cash for Work/Voucher for work intervention in line with Forest and natural resource management.

  • Thematic trainings relevant to the position for instance; nursery bed establishment, woodlots establishment, water and soil conservation, sustainable environmental conservation and protection, Natural Resource management and among others


  • English- fluent and any one of the local languages spoken in the host community and settlements

  • Knowledge of local language spoken in Uganda.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DRC Shelter and Infrastructure Assistant - Forestry and Environment Jobs in Uganda

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