Senior Environmental Assessments Officer Job Careers - National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

Organization: National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Environmental Assessment Manager
Job Ref: NEMA/ADV/EXT/06/2016

About US:
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) was established under the National
Environment Act Cap. 153 to promote and ensure sound environmental management practices for sustainable development in Uganda.

Job Summary: The Senior Environmental Assessments Officer will primarily ensure environmental compliance to national environmental laws

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keenly review and evaluate environmental Assessment reports submitted
  • In charge of assessing and monitoring all environmental phenomena with a view to making an assessment of any possible changes on the environment and their possible impact;
  • Carry out EIA verification processes using all types of means including global positioning technology
  • Offering technical guidance on approval of terms of reference for environmental impact assessments and studies , project briefs and environmental impact statements, as well as mitigating measures for proposed projects;
  • Ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are put in place for projects and activities with diverse impacts on the environment;
  • Work closely with relevant Lead Agencies and other stakeholders in respect to action on Assessment reports
  • In charge of monitoring operations of any industry, project or activity with a view to determining its immediate and long term effects on the environment;
  • Ensuring compliance with EIA legislation and in particular, the conditions of projects approval;
  • Participating in other EIA exercises as required ;
  • Perform any other duties assigned to you by Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the NEMA Senior Environmental Assessments Officer career opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: (Natural or Physical Sciences; Environment, Agriculture, Geology, Archeology, Sociology, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering)
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in any of the above subject is a must;
  • Specific training in remote sensing and Geographical Information Science shall be an added advantage;
  • Additional training in environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment will be and added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years working experience in environmental assessment reviews and carrying out studies, environmental inspections and monitoring , use of Remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems, environment and social safeguards of multilateral Financial Institutions
  • Extensive knowledge of the Environmental Laws of Uganda;
  • Working knowledge of the social assessment issues;
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental auditing and inspection;
  • Broad knowledge on guidelines and regulation of auditing;
  • Familiarity with the technical and environmental aspects of facility operations;
  • Relevant requirements on environmental laws, regulations and related documents;
  • Working knowledge of the environmental management systems and standards;
  • Knowledge of environmental and social safeguards of multi –lateral Financial Institutions.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their hand written applications together with copies of certificates/ testimonials and detailed curriculum vitae indicating three professional referees addressed to:-

The Executive Director,
National Environment Management Authority (NEMA),
NEMA House, Plot 17/19/21 Jinja Road,
P.O. Box 22255, Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 20th June, 2016

Note: The job title applied for should be printed at the top left hand side of the envelope. Applicants, who will not have heard from us by August 31, should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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