4 Environmental and Social Impact Management Officer Career Jobs – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Job
Title:        
 Environmental and Social
Impact Management Officer (4 Career Jobs)

Organization: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Environmental Specialist

About US:

Rural
Electrification Agency (REA) is the secretariat of the Rural Electrification
Board (REB) established by statutory instrument 2001 No. 75. REA is mandated to
implement Government’s rural electrification programs. The Government of Uganda
through REA is implementing a number of electricity connection projects with
financial support from development partners to meet national electricity access
targets.

Job Summary:  The Environmental and Social Impact Management
Officer shall work under the supervision of the Senior Environmental Specialist
in the Project Development and Management Department.  He/She will be responsible for ensuring that
the project is implemented in compliance with the national and REA specific
environmental and social management safeguards requirements.  The officers shall each be resident in a
respective project region of; Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern.
Applicants shall therefore specify the region of preference.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: With the above set objectives, the
Environmental and Social Impact Management Officer is required to provide
support to the safeguards Unit in the following:

  • Ensure and Monitor compliance of the project activities with
    approved EIA conditions, ESMP, ESMF, and the national environmental and
    social policy and legal requirements during project implementation.
  • Coordinate and manage environmental and social safeguard activities
    of all key project stakeholders including the consultant and the
    contractors in the project area.
  • Reviewing consultant and contractor ESMP reports and ensure
    compliance with the National and REA requirements.
  • Guide and advice PMU regarding any required follow up actions,
    penalties, or remedial measures as may be required for contractor
    non-compliances with environmental and social safeguard requirements.
  • Coordinate and carry out engagements consultation with stakeholders in
    the project areas, and ensure timely and adequate documentation.
  • Negotiate Wayleaves for overhead electricity power lines and
    underground cables with landowners/occupiers and their agents/legal
    representatives.
  • Serve power line construction notices and obtain consents for each
    project in a timely manner
  • Compile accurate records of landowners and occupiers for each
    project
  • Provide wayleaves support for RAP studies and selection of new
    electricity power line routes
  • Secure access arrangements from landowners and occupiers for
    overhead/underground line construction work
  • Provide full Wayleaves support for the feasibility and selection of
    new routes
  • Investigate and assess wayleaves compensation claims by
    landowners/occupiers for any losses or damage caused and negotiate
    settlement.
  • Act as liaison point between the landowner/occupier, contractor and
    project manager with regard to wayleaves issues
  • Develop and publicize site-specific grievance mechanisms.  Assist PMU and relevant implementing
    partners to ensure effective and timely resolution of any complaints or
    grievances raised by stakeholders related to environmental issues
  • Produce weekly and monthly monitoring reports on the status of
    environmental and social safeguard actions and compliance for the project
  • Establish and maintain a database of all records and documentation
    related to environmental and social management of  the project;
  • Assist PMU in all other aspects related to ensuring full
    implementation of Environmental and Social Management Plans.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental
    Sciences or related sciences with at least three years of experience in
    environmental impact assessment, monitoring and management or Bachelor’s
    degree in Social Sciences or a related field with at least 4 years of
    experience in environmental and social impact assessment and
    implementation of environmental and social management plans of power
    related projects
  • Demonstrable  knowledge of
    ESIA, environmental audits and monitoring
  • Good command of IT application such as MS-office and other basic
    computer skills;

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their typed cover letters,
detailed Curriculum Vitae and certificates plus names and addresses of 3
reputable referees to:

The Executive
Director,

Rural
Electrification Agency,

Plot 10 Windsor
Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor,

House of Hope

P.O. Box 7317
Kampala – Uganda.

Deadline: 28th June 2019

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