UN High Commissioner for Refugees Jobs in Tanzania

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Environment Officer Jobs in Tanzania


Organizational Context

The Environment Officer will work closely with colleagues responsible for water and sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education, health, community services and livelihoods. The incumbent will support the UNHCR Office on all issues related to environment, self-reliance and shelter/infrastructures and will make sure that UNHCR policies are in line with global and national strategies.

Regular and frequent discussions between the incumbent and his/her supervisor(s), including at headquarters, are necessary to ensure that the latest best practices and procedures are shared and applied consistently on issues related to environment. The incumbent will undertake missions to the camps and liaise with Field-Offices on the implementation of environment, self-reliance and shelters/site planning programmes. In addition, the staff member will maintain regular contact with UN technical agencies, and implementing and operational partners as needed.

Responsibility

  • In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, support the office in undertaking regular assessments on environmental conditions in refugee-hosting areas 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 concerned persons.
  • Provide project management support to the Environmental Audits that are to be undertaken at Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta Refugee Camps, as requested by the National Environment Management Council.
  • Provide technical support to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) team in Tanzania and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on operational entry points for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
  • Provide technical support
    to the GCF and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on baseline surveys and the development of concept notes for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the CRRF.
  • Provide technical input to, and liaise with, the UN Joint Programme for north western Tanzania, with regards to the protection of the environment and combatting deforestation.
  • 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.
  • Assist in the management of UNHCR's assistance programmes in the form of project submissions, revision and reallocations in the environment sector throughout the project lifecycle, needs assessment, budgeting, monitoring, implementation and evaluation.
  • Assist the UNHCR Office in organizing training activities of UNHCR and its implementing partners to address key areas of environmental management, climate change and domestic energy issues to refugees and other persons of concern.

    Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Environmental Studies, Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other related fields plus minimum 6 years of experience in environmental assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of integrated environmental programmes/projects in displacement and stable situations. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Awareness of and practical experience with refugee-related environmental problems.
  • Familiarity with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate technologies, and renewable energy.
  • Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches.
  • Excellent knowledge of English language.

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; UN High Commissioner for Refugees Environment Officer Jobs in Tanzania

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