Environment Educator NGO Jobs – Action Africa Help International (AAH)

Job
Title:    Environment Educator
Organisation: Action
Africa Help International (AAH)
Funding
Source:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty
Station:
Kyangwali, Hoima, Uganda
Reports
to:
Natural Resources Officer
About
US:
In 1996,
Action Africa Help International (AAIN) became Aktion Africa Hilfe e. V (AAH)
and was registered in Munich, Germany from where our founders in 2003 moved the
organisation’s headquarters to Kenya. AAH-I now works with refugees, host
communities and other marginalized and vulnerable groups in Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and South Sudan, where it operates across a range of sectors that seek
to bridge relief to development.
About
UNHCR Project:
Action Africa
Help Uganda (AAH Uganda) has been receiving funding from the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement programmes in the Districts
of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala.
Job
Summary:
The Environment Educator will be tasked with creating awareness to the
community through promoting conservation and sustainability, and enhancing the
public’s enjoyment of the environment through teaching and interpreting the
natural world in line with UNHCR Environment guidelines for refugee hosting
areas and AAH-I strategic objectives.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Actively promote educational programmes and
resources to the target audience through leaflets, websites and newsletters;
·        
Work closely with colleagues, and community groups
on the design and delivery of educational programmes;
·        
Give talks in schools or to community groups on
environmental issues;
·        
Teach community groups and interpret the natural
environment for them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions;
·        
In charge of organising events, debates and
international environment days and activities to raise awareness of environmental
issues;
·        
In charge of recruiting, supervising and working with
volunteers/ community based environment extension workers in addressing
environment related issues and challenges using community based approaches;
·        
Training stakeholders, such as teachers, scouts in
schools and environment management groups in the use of natural resources and
sustainable agricultural practices;
·        
Serve as the point of contact for teachers,
educationalists and colleagues, responding to requests for information on
educational issues;
·        
Evaluate the effectiveness of programmes,
activities and write reports in collaboration with the Project Officer for the
organisation or funding bodies;
·        
Conduct micro-environment risk assessments in the
refugees’ settlement, particularly for outdoor activities in line with the AAH
I Refugee settlement Environment Action Plan.
·        
Regularly monitor agronomic practices to ensure
sustainable agriculture in the local communities in line with the AAH-I Environment
Action Plan.
·        
Actively promote the effective use of
Environmental friendly energy conservation devices with in local communities in
line with the UNHCR Environment guidelines and AAH I Environment Action Plan.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the UNHCR AAH Environment
Educator employment opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental
Education or related field;
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of Environmental
Education and non-formal education sector
·        
Strong people skills and ability to work with a
wide variety of audiences
·        
Excellent verbal skills and ability to convey a
message
·        
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety
of media
·        
Excellent writing skills
·        
Basic computer skills
·        
Ability to work with others on team
·        
Ability to ride motorcycle, with a valid rider
permit
NB:
This job requires some weekend and evening work and a great deal of travel.
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications (together
with an updated (CV) with at least three referees with their telephone contacts
via E-mail only to  recruitug@actionafricahelp.org  addressed to:
Human
Resource Officer,
Action Africa
Help Uganda,
Plot 72
Ntinda Road, P.O. Box 10501, Kampala, Uganda.
NB:
Please clearly mark in the email subject line the job title of the position
applied for.  Only those selected for the
interviews will be contacted.
Deadline:
20th January 2016

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