Environmental Specialist World Bank GLTFP Project Jobs – Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)

Job Title:        Environmental Specialist
Organization: Ministry of
Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC)
Project Name: World Bank
Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project (GLTFP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Project
About US:
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) has received
financing from the World Bank towards the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation
Project (GLTFP) which aims at facilitating cross-border trade (CBT) by
increasing the capacity for commerce and reducing the costs faced by cross
borders traders, especially women traders. The GLTF Project will support
improvement of the border trade infrastructure and border market facilities at
Mpondwe, Goli and Bunagana. Other activities include CBT Policy and Procedural
Reforms and Performance-Based Management. Infrastructure related activities
will require preparation and implementation of comprehensive ESIAs, ESMPs, and
RAPs in accordance with the law and governing procedures of Uganda and the
World Bank.
Job Summary: The
Environmental Specialist will provide expertise for the management of
environmental safeguards most especially in developing and implementing the
ESIAs, ESMPs and the RAPs.
Key Duties and
  • Providing safeguards expertise to the GLTF
  • Preparing internal environmental and
    social guidelines for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and
    reporting of environmental documents required by various safeguards
  • Tasked with reviewing ESMF and
    coordinating the development and implementation of the ESMP, ESIAs, and
    other environmental safeguards in compliance with relevant safeguards
    policies of the Government of Uganda and the World Bank;
  • Providing recommendations to Project
    Implementation Unit (PIU) and make necessary changes prior to submission
    of relevant safeguard instruments to the World Bank, ensure consistency in
    the level of proficiency and presentation of the documentation;
  • Supporting PIU in the review of
    documentation pertaining to environmental compliance with a focus on
    bidding documents, reviews on-site, reports from contractors etc. during
    project implementation;

  • Actively contribute to project progress
    reports pertaining to overall implementation of environmental requirements
    of the project, including prevention and mitigation;
  • Coordinating and facilitating the work of
    consultants engaged to carry out environmental and social impact
    assessments and resettlement planning and monitoring of safeguards
    instruments implementation;
  • Responsible for preparing training
    materials, and conducting technical training workshops to PIU staff and
    project implementation agencies on environmental safeguards requirements;
  • Undertaking field visits to ascertain if
    the grievance redress mechanisms established for the project are
    functioning appropriately and the individual projects are implemented in
    an environmentally sustainable manner;
  • Tasked with the collation of appropriate
    performance and monitoring indicators to input into the Monitoring and
    Evaluation (M&E) Framework of the project;
  • Tasked with the preparation of
    Quarterly/Annual Environment Monitoring and Evaluation reports
  • Perform any other related task as shall be
    designated by the Project Coordinator
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold an MSc degree in
    Environment and Natural Resources Management or related areas from a
    recognized institution.
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in
    the field of Environment and Social Impact.
  • Extensive knowledge in environmental
    safeguards management including implementation, monitoring and reporting.
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to send their applications addressed to;
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives (MTIC),
Plot 6/8 Parliament Avenue, Farmers House,
4th Floor, Room 408 Attention: GLTF Project Coordinator,
Kampala. Uganda
All applications should be hand delivered to the above address or sent
via email to gltf@mtic.go.ug and copy to ps@mtic.go.ug
Deadline: 31st August

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