Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Environmental Officer NGO Jobs – Oxfam

 

Job Title:    Disaster Risk Reduction
(DRR) and Environmental Officer

Organization:
Oxfam

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: DRM Coordinator

 

About US:

Oxfam is a global
movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. We
are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working
together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian,
development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program
is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights:
Governance and Accountability, Resilient Livelihoods and Humanitarian
Preparedness and Response.

 

Job Summary:  Oxfam and the partners JESE and CSBAG, with
support from EUTF, are going to implement a disaster risk reduction capacity
building project in Kyegegwa and Isingiro. The project will be strengthening
resilience through enhanced Local Disaster Risk Management Capacities of
refugees and host communities through improved natural resources management,
disaster risk mitigation and early warning. The post holder will implement the
project with a strong focus on natural resource management and restoration.
S/He will support capacity gaps assessment and strengthening of relevant
departments within DLG and sub counties and communities, lead environmental
protection and restoration activities, as well as contribute to proposal
development, monitoring and review. This position supports Oxfam’s leadership
and investment in the key areas of integrating DRR into development and
emergency response activities and measuring the impact of DRR initiatives. 

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Technical

·       
Ensure
effective and efficient implementation of the EUTF project activities related
with natural resources management within the targeted timeframe and agreed
objectives

·       
Lead
community mobilisation process and design, planning, and implementation of
Environmental protection interventions from DRR perspective.

·       
Provide
technical support in implementation of natural resource management activities
such as construction and promotion of energy saving stoves, catchment
restoration, forest restoration intervention that are context specific with
focus on consumption and market.

·       
Build
synergy between WASH, DRR and Peace.

·       
With the
support of the DRM coordinator, develop detailed work plan in line with EUTFs
project’s objectives and expected outcomes.

·       
Coordinate
with relevant District Local Government departments, subcounty and community to
undertake a joint land use and vulnerability assessments and planning of
comprehensive environmental restoration activities in a disaster-prone local
context.

·       
Explore
the gap analysis and identify capacity development needs related to DRR of
district local government agencies, local community structures and other
relevant stakeholders

·       
Lead
organizing capacity building initiatives for target communities and partner
organisation on sustainable land use management and afforestation.

·       
With the
support from DRM coordinator, work closely with local government officials in
advocating for support for natural resource management initiatives and its
scaling up.

·       
Engage
in programme monitoring, evaluation and learning as per operational plan and in
line with donor as well as Oxfam’s standards

Coordination and
Representation

·       
Represent
Oxfam to external partners (inter-agency coordination meetings, UN, corporate
or private donors, government representatives) contributing to disaster
readiness and emergency preparedness at district, subcounty and settlement
levels

·       
Build
and maintain relevant strong relationships with government, UN, and INGO actors
for strategic and programmatic purposes

·       
Enhance
complementarity with other sectors as much as possible including WASH,
resilience and livelihoods, and gender and protection

·       
Represent
Oxfam at key humanitarian forums and networks including the CRRF (as advised)
and others as assigned

Management and
Reporting

·       
Submit
periodic progress reports on livelihoods in line with the log frame with the
focus on success, challenges and impact generated by the activities and project

·       
Support
preparation of annual and quarterly budget planning as relevant to DRM

·       
Ensures
financial regulations and procurement procedures are strictly adhered to

·       
Initiate
procurements within assigned areas of responsibility

·       
Support
documentation of best practices and lessons learnt for sharing

·       
Prepare
quarterly, annual and other reports as required

Other

·       
Be eager
to and require others to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here)
as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).

·       
Understanding
of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and
staff health and wellbeing principles.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The
applicant for the Oxfam Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Environmental Officer
job must hold a Bachelor’s degree holder, preferable in the related field of
environment and natural resource management, Agriculture, Disaster risk
management, or environmental science .

·       
Be
conversant with international and national humanitarian policy guidelines and
standards including the SENDAI Framework, the Core Humanitarian Standard, the
SPHERE minimum standards, National Disaster Management Policy.

·       
At least
3 to 4 years’ work experience and knowledge on implementation of DRR and
Environment interventions in a disaster/conflict context

·       
Proven
experience in Community mobilisation and advocacy work

·       
Proven
experience in capacity strengthening to community or/and local organisation on
DRR and Environment

 

Desirable

·       
Ability
to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well
as the commitment to equal opportunities.

·       
Ability
to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of
gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of
development work.

·       
Good
interpersonal and presentation skills, diplomacy and together with the capacity
to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of priorities.

·       
Familiarity
of conflict sensitive approaches and application of Do No Harm Methodologies

·       
Commitment
to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact
with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

·       
Ability
to think creatively, work in a team, and perform under challenging
circumstances is crucial

·       
Excellent
facilitation and communication skill.

·       
Good
understanding and practical experience in application of equity issues (Gender
and diversity)

·       
Good
computer skills for MS office

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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