HYT Uganda Jobs 2021 – Fresher Program Lead (Reforestation)

HYT Uganda Jobs 2021

Job Title: Program Lead (Reforestation) – HYT Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: HYT Uganda

Duty Station: Jinja, Uganda

Job type: Field work/ Contractor

Pay: Competitive

Start date: Jan 2022



HYT Uganda Profile:

HYT Uganda (www.hytuganda.com) is an NGO that trains young men and women in construction with a special focus on the climate-friendly Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block (ISSB) technology. HYT is adding tree-planting to its activities in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement.



Job Summary:

The successful candidate will implement an ambitious plan to plant between 300-500 trees in each of HYT’s current 50 school construction sites. This will include project design, pre-planting sensitisation sessions in schools, training sessions, monitoring visits and annual survival assessments.

The contract is 6 months of full time work. Following which there is a possibility of securing further work. This position will require the successful candidate to live Monday-Friday in Yumbe.



Roles and responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with relevant external technical experts on issues related to forest and environmental protection and conservation in Bidi Bidi operation area and beyond;
  • Represent HYT with local authorities and other stakeholders in the District jurisdiction;
  • Coordinate all Forestry related activities across HYT construction sites;
  • Design forestry program in 50 schools in Bidi Bidi including incentive structures to ensure 80% survival rate;
  • Promote integration of environment protection and conservation in programming of all areas of HYT’s work;
  • Spearhead forestry education in the designated areas of HYT operations with emphasis on resilience designs on promoting forest protection, development and climate change adaptation;
  • Spearhead the development and review community forestation plans in collaborations with relevant stakeholders;
  • Organize technical trainings for beneficiaries
  • Sensitizing communities about the benefits of sustainable exploitation of forest resources;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of HYT’s M&E tools, project plans/budget and funding proposals;
  • Reporting project outcomes clearly to management.




  • Passion for the environment with tree planting experience, knowledge in West-Nile species, nursery operation, seedling husbandry.
  • Experience with forestry, agroforestry, NGO work, project management preferred.
  • Ability to work in Uganda: Ugandan national, East African resident or refugee in Uganda.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Highly organised.
  • Competent motorcycle rider with valid licence.
  • Independent worker is a must.

Desired competencies

  • Experience working in refugee settlements.
  • Experience working with district government forestry offices.
  • Experience managing tree planting projects.



How To Apply for HYT Uganda Jobs 2021

Please email your resume/ cv and letter of motivation/ cover letter to office@hytuganda.com

NB: Successful applicants will be invited to an interview.

Closing Date: Open until filled



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