Environment and Climate Change Specialist job at Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Environment and Climate Change Specialist job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 04 November 2022

Hiring Organization: Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF)

Job Details:

The Government of Uganda (GoU) has received a loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) towards financing a ten-year National Oil Seeds Project (NOSP).
The Project is being implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) as the Lead Project Agency, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government(MoLG) other agencies, the private sector and farmer Organizations. The Project will be implemented in six area-based hubs: West Nile, Gulu, Lira, Karamoja, East and Mid-Western Uganda.
The project goal of the NOSP is: 'inclusive rural transformation through sustainable development of the oilseeds sector, while the Programme Development Objective is to 'to accelerate commercialization in key oilseeds value chains and thereby improve the livelihoods and resilience of the smallholders engaged in oilseed production and marketing
According to the Financing Agreement with IFAD, MAAIF is expected to set up a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) for the day-to-day management and implementation of the NOSP.
Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified and experienced Ugandans to apply for the following positions existing in the National Oil Seeds Project Coordination Unit

Post: Environment and Climate Change Specialist
Reports to: Project Manager
Duty Station: Lira
Contract Duration: Two-year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance against agreed targets and deliverables.

Scope of work:
The Environment and Climate Change (ECC) Specialist will lead the work on environmental management, compliance with the Social, Environment and Climate assessment Procedure (SECAP) and the climate change adaptation-related activities in the project. The Specialist will also support policy dialogue, institutional coordination and local level capacity building, S/ he will work in close collaboration with the other members of the PCU, the designated field officers at district and sub-county level and any technical assistants recruited to support the implementation of the relevant activities in NOSP.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The ECC Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise in environment and natural resources management and climate change adaptation within the context of NOSP. More specifically, the ECC Specialist will perform the following tasks:
• Provide technical inputs and guidance in the implementation of the environment and natural resources management and climate change adaptation activities under NOSP
• Provide inputs for measuring climate change resilience and improved natural resources management among the target beneficiaries of NOSP within the project's Monitoring and Evaluation system, in close consultation with the M&E staff;
• Ensure the inclusion of climate resilience and environmental management data collection in the baseline studies to be undertaken as part of NOSP
• Coordinate the SECAP related studies particularly for the infrastructure development and agricultural activities and ensure the reviews and approval by NEMA
• Coordinate the development and implementation of the Environmental and Social Management Plans
• Liaise with the Ministry of Water and Environment counterparts and with the Project Manager, engage in ongoing national and regional level policy dialogue
• Undertake the technical review of environmental management and climate change adaptation case studies, maps and technical papers being produced under NOSP
• Identify the appropriate dissemination channels for the case studies, vulnerability maps and other publications to be produced as part of the NOSP;
• Provide training to fill the knowledge and capacity gaps of the various project stakeholders including service providers and the project team in the understanding, planning and implementation of environmental management and climate change adaptation measures
• Provide strategic orientation in planning, implementation and monitoring stages through periodic field visits to project intervention areas
• Contribute to the preparation of the AWPB
• Contribute to reporting structures as laid out in the NOSP documentation
• In collaboration with the other Project Management Team members, ensure the recruitment for all the national and international technical assistance required for the studies and implementation of the environmental management and climate change adaptation related activities, including the development of specific terms of reference, preparation of detailed work plans, as well as defining and agreeing on the exact nature and timing of the deliverables with each technical assistant
• Undertake any other duties (related to NOSP activities) as may be assigned by the Project Coordinator.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource or Environmental Management; or Agriculture; or Rural Development or related field plus a minimum of a post graduate Diploma in any of the above fields from a recognised University Institution.

Working Experience:
• At least 7 years of experience in the field of Climate
• Change Adaptation or Environment and Natural Resource Management with strong knowledge of climate change adaptation.
• Thorough knowledge of the institutional setting in Uganda with a specific reference to climate change adaptation and environmental management as well as familiarity with all the governmental and non-governmental actors and stakeholders involved in the policy dialogue on climate change adaptation at the national level.
• Thorough knowledge of the legislative and regulatory framework on climate change, environmental management and agriculture as well as ongoing projects and initiatives focusing on climate change adaptation in Uganda.
• Good knowledge of GIS systems with relevant spatial skills for mapping project areas.

• Excellent and proven presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills.
• Good knowledge of communication tools and technologies (internet, Microsoft office packages
• Fluency in oral and written English is essential.


Application procedure

All candidates should send their written applications with copies of identification documents, academic credentials, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), indicating contact details of (03) referees addressed to
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries,
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe,

Uganda or hand delivered to the Ministry Registry located at Plot No. 14 Lugard Road, Entebbe
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Submission deadline: Friday 4th November 2022

Date Posted: 2022-10-25




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