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Environment Officer (Biodiversity)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The Environment Officer will be responsible for planning and monitoring of oil and gas activities to ensure environmental and biodiversity conservation. He/she will ensure continued development and improvement in biodiversity initiatives including best industry practice and best available technologies to ensure that petroleum activities do not compromise the biodiversity and environment.

All applicants are required to scan and attach certified copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.


  1. Participate in the review and advise on environment reports including project briefs, environment and social impact statements, biodiversity reports, environment audit reports and environment monitoring reports.
  2. Ensure that all licensees have biodiversity action plans integrated into their operations so as to achieve Net Loss/Net Gain to biodiversity in areas they operate.
  3. Undertake analysis of different parameters from a biological environment point of view including study of flora and fauna of terrestrial and aquatic biota of all oil and gas activities in operational areas.
  4. Propose and participate in the reviews of the legislation related to environment for mainstreaming biodiversity conservation considerations in the oil and gas sector.
  5. Participate in the development and update PAU’s Environment Policy.
  6. Participate in the monitoring of licensees to ensure compliance with all relevant environment legislation, standards, guidelines and international best practice.
  7. Regularly update the environment database for record keeping and monitoring purposes.
  8. Participate in the preparation of monthly environment reports.
  9. Ensure that licensees integrate biodiversity initiatives in their Environment Management Systems in all their operations.
  10. Liaise with relevant environmental Ministries, Departments and Agencies to ensure harmonized work.
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Agriculture, fishing, forestry, wildlife
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Stakeholder communication; Compliance; Research planning; Environment law
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)