Rural Electrification Agency Environmental and Social Impact Management Officer - Jobs in Uganda

Rural Electrification Agency Environmental and Social Impact Management Officer - Jobs in Uganda



The Government of Uganda represented by the Rural Electrification Agency has allocated funds for the implementation of the project for bridging the gap between demand and supply through the accelerated rural electrification program.

Through this project, all unserved Sub-county headquarters and any local government administrative structure above the Sub-county will be connected to the national electricity grid.


This will go a long way in growing electricity consumption in readiness for the increased national generation capacity.
The three-year project is to be implemented concurrently in four regions of the country, with each region operating independently through respective regional administrative units.


He/She will be responsible for ensuring that the project is implemented in compliance with the national and REA specific environmental and social management safeguards requirements.


Responsibilities


  • Ensure and Monitor compliance of the project activities with approved EIA conditions, ESMP, ESMF, and the national environmental and social policy and legal requirements during project implementation.
  • Coordinate and manage environmental and social safeguard activities of all key project stakeholders including the consultant and the contractors in the project area.
  • Reviewing consultant and contractor ESMP reports and ensure compliance with the National and REA requirements.
  • Guide and advice PMU regarding any required follow up actions, penalties, or remedial measures as may be required for contractor non-compliances with environmental and social safeguard requirements.
  • Coordinate and carry out engagements consultation with stakeholders in the project areas, and ensure timely and adequate documentation.
  • Serve power line construction notices and obtain consents for each project in a timely manner
  • Develop and publicize site-specific grievance mechanisms. Assist PMU and relevant implementing partners to ensure effective and timely resolution of any complaints or grievances raised by stakeholders related to
    environmental issues
  • Produce weekly and monthly monitoring reports on the status of environmental and social safeguard actions and compliance for the project
  • Establish and maintain a database of all records and documentation related to environmental and social management of the project;
  • Assist PMU in all other aspects related to ensuring full implementation of Environmental and Social Management Plans.



    Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences or related sciences with at least 3 years of experience in environmental impact assessment, monitoring and management or Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or a related field with at least 4 years of experience in environmental and social impact assessment and implementation of environmental and social management plans of power related projects
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ESIA, environmental audits and monitoring
  • Good command of IT application such as MS-office and other basic computer skills;


    How to Apply


    A typed cover letter, together with a current CV, copies of academic transcripts and certificates plus names and addresses of three (3) reputable referees should be directly submitted by 04.00pm on 03rd July, 2019 to:


    THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    RURAL ELECTRIFICATION AGENCY
    PLOT 10 WINDSOR LOOP KOLOLO
    2ND FLOOR, HOUSE OF HOPE
    PO BOX 7317
    KAMPALA.



    For more information and job application details, see; Rural Electrification Agency Environmental and Social Impact Management Officer - Jobs in Uganda


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