Environment and Energy Officer NGO Careers – DanChurchAid (DCA)

 

Job Title:    Environment and Energy
Officer

Organization: DanChurchAid
(DCA)

Duty Station:
Uganda

Reports to: Energy
and Environment Manager

 

About US:

DanChurchAid is a
faith-based, non-missionary relief and development organization based in
Copenhagen, Denmark, and founded in 1922. Our key competencies are food
security and food crisis response, humanitarian cash transfer programming,
civil society development and humanitarian mine action. DCA is a member of the
ACT Alliance, which is a faith-based, non-missionary humanitarian alliance, and
one of the five largest NGO Alliances in the world with a combined turnover of
over 1.5 billion USD annually.

 

Job Summary:  Working under the leadership of the Energy and
Environment Manager, Environment and Energy Officer will ensure the
implementation of all Energy and Environment interventions in the areas of
operation. He/she is responsible for roll-out and implementation of project
activities and facilitate quality impact-focus interventions. He/she will be
responsible for the development, ongoing support, continuing development, and
daily technical backstopping of all Energy and Environment activities under DCA
in Kiryandongo. He/she will also work closely with all team members, partners,
counterparts and stakeholders in ensuring project outputs are of the highest
quality and that expected results are achieved in a timely and efficient
manner.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Together
with the Project Manager, resolve issues and make decisions regarding criteria
for identification, selection, verification and graduation of beneficiaries
targeted for the Environment and Energy Project.

·        
Participate
in assessments to identify gaps and opportunities to strengthen and expand
Environment interventions in Kiryandongo.

·        
Support
in the designing of appropriate interventions appropriate to Kiryandongo
context to improve charcoal production such as deployment of improved
production technologies; switch to alternative sources of biomass, etc.;
including reforestation programs.

·        
Participate
in the research and design of current stove designs/models to suit user demands
in terms of fuel type, access and cooking practices in both refugee camps and
hosting communities.

·        
Engage
with relevant staff to put in place a detailed implementation plan for the
Environment and Energy Project

·        
Design
systems and ensure accountability specifically to refugees, local communities,
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), donors and other stakeholders.

·        
Closely
follow up on day to day implementation of Environment and Energy Project
activities and take corrective action to achieve key result indicators and
goals as specified in the work plan.

·        
Ensure
quality of project outputs through regular supervision and monitoring.

·        
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.

·        
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 information.

·        
Provide
timely, high quality project progress reports both for DCA internal and donor
requirements

·        
Collect
lessons learned, best practices, cases studies and support knowledge management

·        
Provide
capacity building training to staff and stove producers/entrepreneurs on
improved charcoal production technology including construction/development of
carbonization units, production of training Manual and User Manuals.

·        
Identify,
develop and upscale business opportunities along the Fuel-efficient cook stoves
value chain.

·        
Guide
the team to ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities and
consistent with DCA’s relevant program guidelines, principles, values, quality
standards and strategic plan.

·        
Represent
DCA at camp and zonal level in relevant forums pertaining to Environment and
Energy and uphold good partnership with stakeholders and local partners
according to DCA principals and core values.

·        
Perform
any other duty as may be assigned

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the DanChurchAid (DCA)
Environment and Energy Officer job must hold a Bachelor of Science
Renewable Energy, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, agriculture,
forestry or a degree in a related field with commensurate work experience;

·        
Minimum
of five years of experience in related work

·        
Knowledge
and experience in livelihood work are a strong added advantage

·        
Excellent
interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills
required;

·        
Demonstrated
ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;

·        
S/he
should have a passion for environment conservation

·        
Experience
of working with Humanitarian Sector

·        
Possess
a valid riding permit

 

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates should send their CV and cover letter via the application link
provided below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 11th November 2020

 

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