Tourism & Communities Engineer Jobs – TotalEnergies

Job Title:   Tourism & Communities Engineer

Organisation: TotalEnergies

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Participate in the development of studies and programs aimed at achieving the company objectives of NNL/NG under the direction of the Biodiversity Director for the Tilenga Biodiversity Program
  • Work with partners, UWA, NFA, Uganda Tourism Board, tourism operators and communities to identify and roll out the initiatives aimed at developing tourism product(s) and community-based program(s) aimed at achieving positive outcomes for conservation and communities.
  • Provide support to the Social Performance team to ensure that the objectives of the biodiversity program and those of social development/CSR are aligned.
  • These programs shall be aligned with the objectives of the Social Performance Team for community development and tourism management as well as the Tilenga Biodiversity Program targets, MFNP General Management Plan, local, district and regional sustainable development objectives and national policy.
  • Assist in the collection, compilation and analysis data designed to appraise efforts by the Tilenga project as identified in the Tourism Management Plan, Biodiversity Ecosystem Services Action Plan and Social Management Plan(s), feedback from tourist operators and tourism rangers to ensure systematic appraisal of the performance criteria.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports and providing support to the field team for undertaking surveys and monitoring on performance of community and tourism initiatives.
  • Develop scopes of work and review proposals to implementing partner(s) for initiatives to be undertaken.
  • Conduct periodic research to determine the performance and economic contribution of the various initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Social Performance team in the development of a comprehensive strategy for community tourism
  • Contribute as a specialist in the development of a strategy to roll out community-based initiatives, liaise with tourist rangers and operators to help promote alternative tourism products in consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure mitigation of the negative impacts and enhancement of positive impacts of the company’s activities on the environment, in line with IFC performance standards.
  • Coordinate with other agencies and partners to obtain lessons learned and gain understanding of best practice in relation to development of tourism products and community-based tourism.
  • Help to identify, and devise win-win solutions to, operational/ conservation/ wildlife tourism issues in Murchison Falls Conservation Area.
  • Provide specialist advice on matters relating to tourism and community development in order that the company can demonstrate commitment to sustainable development, ensure legal compliance and minimize the potential for litigation or damage to the company’s reputation.
  • Contribute to producing internal and external publications.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in in tourism, natural resources management or equivalent.
  • Five years of professional experience in implementing development or investment projects (preferably related to community development and tourism) in a private sector setting with demonstrated experience.
  • An appreciation of the workings of the Uganda economic / tourism / trade policies as well as a good understanding of private sector operations and concerns.
  • A good understanding of private sector development issues affecting the Albertine and appreciation of the role the private sector can play in economic development.
  • Understanding of the extent and effects of youth unemployment; and of the social (especially gender and youth) dimensions of development.
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with different partners, including those in Govt, tourism sector and local community level.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of national legislation and applicable international good practice e.g. IFC, EPIV.
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Strong report writing and analytical skills.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.

 

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