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04 October 2016

Several Safeguards Officer Jobs - Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)




Organisation: Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Resident Engineer

About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No. 15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to develop and maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general roads policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.

Job Summary: The Safeguards Officer will be charged with identifying and addressing environment and social safeguards including gender, HIV, occupational health and safety. The Safeguards Officer will also be responsible for monitoring compliance with environmental and social management plan, assist in facilitating stakeholder participation on the project as well as providing feedback to their issues. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for monitoring land acquisition and compensation activities being undertaken as well as establishment of grievance management system.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively monitor and supervise construction works for compliance with Environment and Social safeguards management plan;
  • Identify and address environment and social safeguards;
  • Implement Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines, policies and standards;
  • Actively participate in stakeholder engagements and prepare reports on feedback provided;
  • Regularly monitor the progress of land acquisition and compensation activities in collaboration with the land acquisition team;
  • Manage grievances from project affected persons and communities in line with grievance handling guidelines, procedures and policies;
  • Compile required reports from the process as per guidelines.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Resident Engineer

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the UNRA Safeguards Officer job vacancy should hold an Honors Degree in Social Sciences, Environment or any other relevant degree;
  • Possession of any other Post Graduate qualifications in the relevant field will be an added
  • advantage;
  • At least three years’ experience in infrastructure development work with Environment, Social and Gender components including preparation of Social impact assessments, Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs);
  • Demonstrated working experience in managing diverse professionals.
  • Computer literacy skills
  • High degree of integrity;
  • Excellent track record of outstanding performance;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, particularly staff/management relation skills
  • Ability to deliver accurate results in a timely manner and in an environment with multiple and challenging tasks.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at the link belowPlease follow the instructions at the link below. 

Click Here (Read Instructions) -> Register (Click Here) -> Application 

Deadline: 14th October 2016 

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