Environment Officer NGO Job Careers – CARE International

Job Title:  Environment Officer

Organisation: CARE

Duty Station: 

Reports to:
Project Coordinator

About US:

CARE (Cooperative
for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, formerly Cooperative for American
Remittances to Europe) is a major international humanitarian agency delivering
emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in
1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental. It is one of the
largest and oldest humanitarian aid organizations focused on fighting global

Job Summary:   The
Environment Officer, Kyangwali Humanitarian Program will support sustainable
utilization of natural resources, shared environment and promote safe access to
energy (fuel). The incumbent will build resilience of the target communities’
in disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and ecosystem management.
S/he will proactively promote appropriate smart climate (green) technologies
and approaches in collaboration with private sector and development actors and
determine how best to incorporate these approaches into CARE International in
Uganda operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

 Take lead in field Implementation of Project
activities (50% of time)

  • Formulate strategies/activities for sound sustainable management of
    natural resources and ensure that they are effectively implemented on time
    and within budget.
  • Offer technical support to ensure the integration of sound natural
    resource management considerations into the District Environment Action
    Plan and development plans;
  • Spearhead mobilization of households and institutions to participate
    in planting, growing of trees and construction of energy saving stoves.
  • Work in liaison with the relevant agencies, institutions and
    individuals to promote environmental management for mitigating environmental
  • Plan to establish and maintain woodlots in the host community and
    refugee settlement. Promote restoration of the depleted forest cover
    through tree-planting at household levels.
  • Provide technical assistance to refugees and host communities in
    energy saving stoves and use to reduce the amount of fuel (firewood)
    required for cooking e.g rocket Lorena stoves.
  • Promote appropriate technologies and approaches to energy
    utilization, including fuels, renewable energy, stoves and lighting and
    powering technologies.
  • Promote awareness-raising on energy issues through community
    campaigns on the benefits and use of clean energy for cooking and lighting
    to enhance adoption.
  • Facilitate production of briquettes to conserve environment at
    household level; both domestic and commercial production in partnership
    with the private sector.
  • Promote new smart climate (green) technologies and approaches as
    necessary with possibilities of scaling-up and replication.
  • Promote environment educational programmes and resources to the
    target audience through leaflets, sign post brochures;
  • Liaise with colleagues, and community groups on the design and
    delivery of educational programmes;
  • Give talks in schools or to community groups on environmental
  • Teach community groups and interpret the natural environment for
    them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions;
  • Organizing events, debates and international environment days and
    activities to raise awareness of environmental issues;
  • Training stakeholders, such as teachers, scouts in schools and
    environment management groups in the use of natural resources and
    sustainable agricultural practices;
  • Develop plans for all activities under natural/energy/environment
    and ensure that they are effectively implemented within specified budget
    and time.
  • Coordinate energy and environment interventions with different
    stakeholders including the local authorities, implementing partners and
    private sector.
  • Working closely with the implementing partners of CAMP+ project by
    providing technical support

Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting for project under
implementation (35%)

  • Conduct research studies on energy and environment for refugee’s
    /host community and establish effective coordination, monitoring and
    evaluation systems.
  • Support the effort in resource mobilization for energy and
    environment-related activities with emphasis on non- traditional donors.
  • Ensure that the project beneficiaries i.e. refugees and host
    communities, are participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring
    and evaluation of the project.
  • Document and draw from good practices and lessons learned for
    dissemination in collaboration with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • In collaboration with data management and monitoring and evaluation
    officer, put in place project field monitoring plan, tools and project
    database and ensure the database is updated regularly with project
  • Provide timely, high quality project progress reports both for CARE
    internal and donor requirements
  • Ensure quality of project outputs through regular supervision and

Representation and
coordination (10%)

  • Attend relevant meetings (Technical Working Group, coordination
    meetings etc.)
  • Representing CARE in relations with local authorities, partners,
    local and international NGOs and other relevant stakeholders

Others: Any other duties (5%)

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Woodlots established and maintained in the host community and
    refugee settlement
  • Restoration of the depleted forest cover promoted through household
    levels tree-planting.
  • Technical assistance provided to refugees and host communities in
    energy saving solutions
  • Research papers and success stories on energy and environment
    developed and disseminated
  • Coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems on natural resource
    management established.
  • Environment and Natural resource management good practices and
    lessons documented

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Environment Officer job opportunity
    should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources, Environmental
    Sciences, Forestry, Agro-Forestry or other related fields from recognized
    University or Institution.
  • At least three years of progressively working in natural resources,
    environment and energy with International NGOs or local government.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging sustainable and
    appropriate energy technologies and renewable energy
  • 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.
  • Extensive experience of working in natural resources, environmental
    management, climate change, mitigation and adaptation
  • Previous experience in coordinating of energy and
    environment-related proj ects in humanitarian and development settings
  • Good team player with excellent inter-personal and communication
  • 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
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English with working
    knowledge of Kiswahili an added advantage
  • 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 ride motorcycle, with a valid rider permit


  • Planning
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Contributing to team success
  • Managing work
  • Building partnerships
  • Communicating with impact
  • Initiating action
  • Information monitoring
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Accountability

How to Apply:

Candidates who are
interested in the above jobs should submit an updated CV and Application letter
giving a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email
addresses of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment
email: ugarecruitment@care.org clearly indicating the job title in the email

NB: Please note that
when you are successful for the above position, CARE will need verified copies
of your academic documents.

Deadline: 14th September 2019

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