Project Environmental and Social Specialist NGO Jobs – Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)


Job Title:    Project
Environmental and Social Specialist

Organization: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Project Manager


About US:

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a statutory agency that
is mandated to promote, attract, facilitate, register, monitor, and evaluate
all forms of investments and business activities in Uganda as per the
Investment Code Act, 2019. It is on the basis of this mandate that UIA
initiates and supports measures that enhance investments in Uganda and advises
the Government of appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and
growth in the country.


Job Summary:  The Project Environmental and Social
Specialist shall be responsible for coordinating, compliance monitoring and
reporting implementation of all project environmental and social aspects in
line with the project’s environmental requirements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Guide the Project Manager on environmental and
social management issues on the project and ensure that the issues are

Ensure that UIA’s interests are protected in the
technical studies, designs and construction phases of all project

In consultation with the Project Manager, review
the ESIA and the EMPs together with any other environmental legal and
regulatory requirements from the Owner’s Engineer and the IESC.

Serves a liaison between the Project, IESC,
Communities and NEMA on environmental and social matters related to the

Inspect all project activities and ensure that
construction is as per approved project environmental and social requirements
as well as statutory provisions;

Preparation of periodic monitoring and
performance reports as per the project reporting requirements;

Ensure that all project environmental and social
documentation is maintained.

Facilitate the securing of requisite permits and
approvals in relation to statutory requirements.

Any other duties that may be assigned.


Key Outputs

Approved Project deliverables such as approved
project studies and designs;

Project environmental and social documentation

Project issues log;

Project Permits and approvals such as NEMA
approvals and or clearances among others;

Project periodic performance and monitoring


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the Uganda Investment
Authority (UIA) Project Environmental and Social Specialist job placement must
hold a master’s degree in Environmental Science, or Environmental Management,
or Environmental Engineering.

An honors Bachelors of Science Degree in
Environmental Science or Environmental Management or Environmental Engineering.

A post graduate qualification and or membership
to any project management professional body shall be an added advantage.

Registration with the NEMA is a MUST.

Possession of a valid NEMA practicing license is

A minimum of five years of work experience in
supervision and management of environmental aspects on projects post
registration with NEMA.

Proof of experience and working knowledge of key
environmental management tools such as EIAs, EAs among others in complex
environments and large infrastructure and or civil works particularly in the
field of construction supervision and management.

Proof of experience in the implementation of EPC
+ F projects.  

Experience in contract management, project
management, and programming-related work.

Proof of experience in working on infrastructure
projects will be an added advantage.

Proof of experience in Social Safety Guards in a
major project.

Ability to work with minimal supervision with
strong organizational skills;

Technical report writing and excellent oral
communication skills.

Must be results-oriented, a team player,
exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity.

Proof of excellent interpersonal and
professional skills in interacting with investors, government and development

Project management skills.

Attention to detail.

Openness to change and ability to manage

Competencies with MS (Office, Project and Visio)
and other professional software are a MUST.


How to Apply:

All qualified and interested candidates should send their
Cover letters with updated CVs and certified academic certificates and
transcripts to the address below;


Ag. Director General,

Uganda Investment Authority

P.O. Box, 7418 Kampala

Plot 22B Lumumba Avenue

2nd Floor TWED Plaza, Nakasero

Kampala Uganda.


Deadline: Monday 7th
September 2020 by 5:00 pm


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