Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Officer NGO Jobs – Caritas International

Organisation: Caritas
Ref No: CKD/NUYOK/2018
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Resilience
Programmes Manager
About US:
Caritas International is a confederation
of 16 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations operating
in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually
their claimed mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the
poor and oppressed. The first Caritas organisation was established by Lorenz
Werthmann on 9 November 1897 in Germany.
About NUYOK Program:
Caritas Kotido Diocese is part
of a consortium led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to run a five-year Food
for Peace (FFP) USAID funded program called NUYOK to build resilience to shocks,
enhance livelihoods and improve food security and nutrition for vulnerable
rural families in three districts of Karamoja viz: Abim, Nakapiripirit and
Napak – which are home to 406,880 people living in an estimated 58,126
households. Caritas Kotido Diocese through support from CRS will implement the
activities of NUYOK Programme in Abim District.
Job Summary: The Integrated
Water Resources Management (IWRM) Officer will work with the Social
Cohesion/Conflict Officer and the NRM/DRR Officer. They will report to the
Resilience Program Manager and will support the water and resource management
needs per relevant project activities. The IWRM Officer will support sustainable
utilization of natural resources, shared environment.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordination,
    development and management of water, land and related resources in order
    to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising
    the sustainability of vital ecosystems and the environment in the program operational
  • Promote
    environmental protection, foster economic growth and sustainable
    agricultural development in NUYOK operational area.
  • Promote
    democratic participation in governance, leadership and entrepreneurship of
    all activities related to ecosystems and environment for improvement of
    human and animal health in the area of operation.
  • To
    champion cross-sectoral policy approach and the understanding that water resources
    are an integral component of the ecosystem, a natural resource, and a
    social and economic good in the target operational area.
  • Produce
    quarterly, monthly and activity reports as required by Caritas Kotido
    Diocese and donors.
  • Communicate
    with sub-county and community leaders and relevant beneficiary households
    and build strong community relationships in relation to IWRM.
  • Establish
    agreements with relevant parties, ensuring clear communication of the
    project, its purpose and stakeholder responsibilities.
  • Take
    full responsibility of materials once taken from the stores to field
    locations, monitor correct storage and use of materials at sites.
  • Once
    planning is completed and materials are ready, work very closely with
    project beneficiaries as they implement IWRM strategies.
  • Provide
    continual expertise in the IWRM field throughout implementation till
    completion of activities.
  • Document
    lessons learned from each activity and contextually relevant and cost effective
    recommendations for future programming
  • Establish
    worksheets to update records, monitor activities, and ensure organized and
    updated records.
  • Present
    information and or reports on project activities to Resilience Manager.
  • Together
    with the project team, design training manuals and conduct community-based
    trainings as per the project design.
  • Represent
    Caritas Kotido Diocese in relevant sector coordination meetings.
  • Perform
    any other roles and responsibilities as may be assigned by Management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
    Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated
    Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences, Forestry,
    Agro-Forestry or other related fields from recognized University or
  • At
    least three years of progressively working in IWRM, environment and energy
    with International NGOs or local government.
  • Extensive
    knowledge of community participatory approaches and disaster risk reduction.
  • Broad
    knowledge of supporting a comprehensive approach to biodiversity, safe access
    to energy and/or climate change.
  • Knowledge
    of the concepts, principles, techniques and practices of energy,
    environment and/or climate change.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of emerging sustainable and appropriate energy
    technologies and renewable energy
  • Good
    team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Excellent
    computer skills (MS Word, Excel, internet)
  • Excellent
    communication, including written and presentation skills.
  • Ability
    to work under pressure and to make accurate decisions.
  • Excellent
    analytical and coordinating skills
  • Patient,
    understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Excellent
    management skills
  • Able
    to build and develop capacity of others
  • Show
    commitment to the organizational values
  • Ability
    to communicate in applicable local language(s)
  • Possession
    of a valid riding permit is a must.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their application letters, Curriculum Vitae,
certified academic (transcripts & certificates) and other relevant work
experience documents to;
The Secretary SSD Board,
Kotido Catholic Diocese,
P.O Box 55, Kotido -Uganda.
OR to;
The Parish Priest,
Abim Catholic Parish,
P.O. Box 55, Kotido – Uganda
  • Only
    shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Canvassing
    for support will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Ensure
    your academic documents are certified before submission of your
Deadline: 16th
February 2018
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