29 June 2017

Environment Assistant Non-profit Careers - Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Job Title:        Environment Assistant
Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Environment Officer

About US:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

Job Summary: The Environment Assistant will support the quality, timely implementation of environmental conservation activities in compliance with DRC standards and budgets.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Implementation and Planning:
  • Conducting environmental awareness campaigns.
  • Overseeing construction of energy saving stoves at household and institutional levels
  • Responsible for the establishment of woodlots in the area of operation and maintaining the existing woodlots
  • Maintaining the central nursery bed and ensure quality seedlings are raised.
  • Mentor and train community environment workers in environmental related issues
  • Work in liaison with Refugee Welfare Council, Local Environment committees, School ECO Clubs, Local Leaders and OPM in implementation of all planned activities.
  • Providing technical support and guidance to Nursery bed workers
Communication/Reporting:
  • Prepare and submit activity, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Contribute to project planning, development of proposals and lessons learned processes
  • Prepare and submit weekly action plan to the supervisor
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Take part in assessments, surveys, and other monitoring and evaluation and project reporting needs
  • Identify, document and disseminate relevant project success, challenges and follow up on implementation of project’s action points
  • Work closely with community representatives, undertake detailed situational analysis and propose appropriate project implementation approaches
  • Assist in participatory needs/vulnerability and capacity assessments of affected communities
  • Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of results
Additional tasks:
  • On request to perform any other additional duties assigned by the supervisors in order to allow the organization to function optimally.
  • Adhere to the DRC code of conduct

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Environment Assistant job placement must hold a University degree in Environmental Management, Environmental science, or Forestry from recognized Institution.
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in implementing environmental conservation related activities.
  • Previous experience of managing and supervising staff.
  • Prior experience of working with UN or Non‐Governmental organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to conduct training and awareness.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of gender, protection and human rights.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good organizational and people management skills.
  • Ability to work in the field and should hold a Valid Riding license
  • Knowledge of the local languages spoken in the operation area is an asset.
  • Familiarity with Monitoring & Evaluation for UN-funded projects desired.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications including;
  • A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria
  • Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your qualification, relevant training courses, Work experience, name and contact details of 3 relevant references.

All applications should be sent to administrator@drcuganda.org clearly indicating position name in the subject line.

Deadline: 10th July 2017

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