Senior Environment Assessment Officer job at National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)


National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Senior Environment Assessment Officer job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023


Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 February 2022

Hiring Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Job Details:

The National Environment Management Authority (hereinafter called “NEMA") was established under the National Environment Act, Cap.153 in May 1995 (hereinafter called the “Act”). This has now been repealed by the National Environment Act No.5 of 2019 and mandated “as the principal agency in Uganda for regulating, supervising and coordinating all activities relating to the environment.
NEMA invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Job Ref : NEMA/ADV/EXT/06/2022
Title : Senior Environment Assessment Officer

Reports to : Environment Assessment Manager
Salary Scale : E4
Vacancies : 01 (One)

Purpose of the Job
To support the environmental assessments and compliance function of the Authority.

Key duties and responsibilities
• Screen/evaluate proposed project developments to determine whether or not a project will have any adverse impact on the environment;
• Providing technical guidance on decision making on environmental assessment;
• Carry out baseline verification (inspections) of proposed projects;
• Collate comments from Lead Agencies and make recommendations on the decisions on
• Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs);
• Carry out quality assurance and quality control on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
• (ESIA) reports submitted;
• Providing compliance assistance to regulated communities on best environmental practices and mitigation measures;
• Keeping records and data base on environmental impact assessments;
• Undertake environmental monitoring of projects and other activities;
• Support the development of ESIA sector specific guidelines in consultation with relevant stakeholders;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned.


Person specifications
Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Environmental and/or Natural Resource
• Management, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
• Master’s degree in any of the above.
Experience:
Should have at least a minimum of five (5) years’ work experience; 3 of which must have been in environmental assessments.
Duty station: Successful candidate may in the interest of NEMA be required to serve in any part of Uganda.

Key competences and skills
• Capacity to work with minimum supervision;
• Good communication and interpersonal skills;
• Good reporting skills;
• Ability to work independently and with strong organizational and planning skills

Application procedure

Potential candidates should download an application form from the NEMA website, fill the form, attaching requisite academic transcripts and certificates in one pdf file named “Position-Name of Applicant”.
The one pdf file should be submitted to recruitment@nema.go.ug not later than 7th February 2022 at 5:00PM. Applicants who will not have heard from us by 7th April 2022 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Date Posted: 2022-01-25

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