Environment and Social Development Officer Employment Opportunity – Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry
of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Green
Jobs and Fair Labour Market Programme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: National
Programme Coordinator
About US:
Following Cabinet
approval of Green Jobs and Fair Labour Market Programme and further directive
on the Pilot of Songhai Model on a Government Land in December 2016. The
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has kick-started the
implementation of the Programme. The programme is aimed at creation of green
and decent employment, enhancement labour productivity, and reduction of
poverty reduction. The programme targets both educated and uneducated women and
youth. Overall, the programme contributes to reduction of the high levels of
unemployment among educated and uneducated through: –
  • Promotion of workplace re-skilling and skilling for educated and
    un-educated;
  • Promotion of resource efficiency and social safeguards at
    workplaces;
  • Enhancement for the productivity of workers and enterprises
Job Summary:  The Environment and Social Development Officer
will lead the design and the development of environment and social management
plan on key projects under the programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In accordance to national policies and procedures, assess the
    potential environmental and social (E&S) risks and/or impacts of
    assigned projects, and prepare a written summary of the projects and
    potential environmental and social risks and impacts for public disclosure
    on Green Jobs Programme website
  • Define steps required to ensure compliance with the Environmental,
    Health and Safety (EHS) standards
  • Based on these assessments, work with potential developers to ensure
    plans are developed and steps taken to ensure that projects will comply
    with Environmental and Social standards.
  • Provide training on Environmental and Social standards to MGLSD
    clients, internal staff and other Specialists.
  • Contribute to corporate knowledge base by analyzing and
    disseminating lessons learned and best practice from specific development
    projects.
  • Represent Green Jobs Programme Management Unit at technical
    meetings, industry events and environmental and/or social fora.
  • Implement environmental/social related activities as outlined in the
    Environmental Management Plan (EMP) of the project; –
  • Review the Programme investment proposals (sub-projects) and ensure
    that environmental/social issues are properly addressed by development of
    a project-specific environmental analysis that will include issues related
    to environmental assessments, natural habitats, pest management, forests,
    safety of dams, projects on international waterways, public consultations,
    and occupational health and safety (where it is the case for those
    mentioned before);
  • Monitor the fulfillment of the project-specific environmental/social
    requirements and environmental safeguards policies with respect to all
    project activities, in all direct and indirect contracts;
  • Ensure the project reporting on safeguards related issues;
  • Provide overall environmental management oversight during the
    sub-projects’ implementation and verifies the related measures carried out
    by beneficiaries for implementing the environmental, social, and safety
    safeguards, as requested;
  • Provide expert guidance to the beneficiaries in the preparation and
    successful implementation of the project environmental assessment
    instruments/documentation, including preparation of environmental
    impact/risk assessments and environmental management plans; 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant area
    (environmental management, biology, geology, environment).
  • Five years of professional experience in assignments for environmental
    and social assessments as well as environmental management in a wide range
    of activities;
  • Demonstrated experience for supporting,
    advising and /or collaborating with public institutions on environmental
    and social safeguards / climate change / sustainable development
  • Practical experience in the field of
    monitoring and evaluation;
  • Relevant experience in producing various
    related reports;
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers
    and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point
    etc.);
  • Good capacity to communicate with people
    from different backgrounds and positions, as well as with local and
    national authorities;
  • Good command of spoken and written
    English is a must
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should deliver their applications to:
Ministry of Gender,
Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry)
2nd Floor,
Plot. 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 12th October 2018 by 3:00pm
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