Job Title: Environment Officer (Compliance)
Department: Environment Enforcement and Field Operations
Reports to: Senior Environment Officer
Salary Scale: NEMA E5
Supervises: None

Main Purpose of the Job:
To support effective management of Environment and Social Assessment program of the Authority at the Region level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute to the development and implementation of Work Plans and Budgets.
  2. Undertake Environment and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) and Strategic Environment Assessments (SEAs).
  3. Advise the supervisor on procedures, guidelines, and protocols on the conduct and review of ESIAs.
  4. Support Lead Agency participation in the review of ESIAs.
  5. Support capacity building activities for ESIA at all levels in Uganda.
  6. Support the development of National Policy Guidelines for ESIAs and SEAs.
  7. Effectively contribute to the development and management of an ESIA and SEA information system as part of the overall Environment Information Management System.
  8. Support and promote applied research on best environment practices.
  9. Supervise and appraise staff under him or her.
  10. Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Person Specifications:
Qualifications:

  • An Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in the relevant field of Environment and Natural Resources Management or Natural Sciences or Environment Engineering.

Competencies and Skills:
a) Leadership, team building, and supervision skills.
b) Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
c) Conservation planning knowledge.
d) Good understanding of mitigation hierarchy.
e) Excellent scholarly writing and publication skills.
f) Excellent analytical and presentation skills.
g) Financial and human resource management skills.
h) Excellent report writing skills.
i) Resource Mobilization skills.
j) Risk management skills.
k) Command of excellent Information Communication Technology skills.

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