UN Environment and Social Safeguards Officer Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Team
Leader Climate Change
About UNDP:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. 
Job Summary:  The Environment and Social Safeguards Officer
will support Project Implementation Team in implementing the Environment and
Social Management Framework of the two projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of UNDP Team
Leader, the Environment and Social Safeguards Officer   will be responsible for, but not limited to,
the following duties.
  • Ensuring that each sub-project and activities under the project is
    subjected to the Project ESMF process and procedures.
  • Prepare guidelines, tools and notes for use in the project based on
    relevant environmental policies, acts and regulations/ directives  of the Government of Uganda  and relevant safeguard policies of GCF,
    GEF and the ESMF;
  • Support environmental screening of subprojects and activities, and
    help to prepare subproject or activity specific Environmental Management
    Plans (EMPs).
  • Organize environmental orientation & awareness, and training
  • Help commissioning and managing Initial Environmental Examination
    (IEE), if necessary and other assessment such as hazardous & e-waste
    management. Prepare environmental information materials and help the
    client in disseminating the information to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Review sub-project and activity plan, design, cost, and bid
    documents to ensure environmental factors and mitigations are
    incorporated, and sub-project documents and environmental documents are in
    harmony. Larger investments such as installation weather stations shall be
    reviewed from early on (starting from concept stage);
  • Monitor during implementation of subprojects and activities, and
    provide feedback to the PMU;
  • Coordinate with relevant agencies for obtaining permission;
  • Communicate with vendors, contractors, and subcontractors for
    necessary environmental compliance
  • Evaluate environmental risks associated with floods, landslides,
    erosion, bank cutting and shifting channel as a result of project
  • Monitor potential collaboration with specific key stakeholders, such
    as Ministry of Agriculture and Forest Support Services Department.
  • Organize local-level interaction programs on environmental screening
    and environmental awareness as well as Organize national level
    consultations with major stakeholders and academia, if necessary;
  • Identify necessary environmental requirement to clear site for
    meteorological and hydrological stations
  • Assess appropriate technologies suitable for construction activities
    at field sites considering low carbon foot print.
  • Produce reports in a manner understood by non-technical people for
    effective dissemination purpose.
  • Support production of relevant summary documents in local languages
    for dissemination in local levels; and Undertake other duties as per the
    requirements of the project or as directed as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Environment and Social
    Safeguards Officer job placement should hold a Master’s Degree or
    equivalent in Environmental Sciences; Natural Resource Management and
    Environmental Engineering or any related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience at the national or international
    level in providing management advisory services
  • Hands-on experience in
    design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing
    inter-relationships among international organization and national
  • Previous experience in the usage of computers and office software
    packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in MS Office 
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
    sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development
    in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly
    acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
    of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
  • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and
    affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively
    to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive,
    constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations
Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to
Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 10th April 2019
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