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Published: Dec 29, 2022 (2 months ago)

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PURPOSE OF THE JOB

In coordination with the WCS COMBO project team, and with guidance from NEMA, the Technical Assistant will provide technical support on the application of mitigation hierarchy and implementation of biodiversity offsets as stipulated in the National Environment Act (NEA) of 2019, the National Guidelines for Biodiversity and social offsets and the National Environment (Environmental and Social Assessment) Regulations, 2000.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or Natural Sciences

A Master’s degree in Conservation Planning, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Natural Sciences

WORKING EXPERIENCE

l At least 5 years of professional experience in Environmental Impact Assessment, design and implementation of mitigation actions, and monitoring plans

l Previous experience in environmental consulting, training, technical advice

l Experience in the preparation and/or implementation of biodiversity action plans or biodiversity offset management plans;

l Strong networking, collaboration, and coordination experience with government institutions, NGOs, the private sector, academia, and Civil Society Organizations in Uganda.


Responsibilities

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

In coordination with the WCS COMBO project team, and with guidance from NEMA, the Technical Assistant will provide technical support on the application of mitigation hierarchy and implementation of biodiversity offsets as stipulated in the National Environment Act (NEA) of 2019, the National Guidelines for Biodiversity and social offsets and the National Environment (Environmental and Social Assessment) Regulations, 2000.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or Natural Sciences

A Master’s degree in Conservation Planning, Environmental Science, Forestry, or Natural Sciences

WORKING EXPERIENCE

l At least 5 years of professional experience in Environmental Impact Assessment, design and implementation of mitigation actions, and monitoring plans

l Previous experience in environmental consulting, training, technical advice

l Experience in the preparation and/or implementation of biodiversity action plans or biodiversity offset management plans;

l Strong networking, collaboration, and coordination experience with government institutions, NGOs, the private sector, academia, and Civil Society Organizations in Uganda.


a) An experienced, committed, competent, communicative, adaptable, and dynamic professional with a strong spirit of initiative and collaboration

b) Good interpersonal skills and respect for diversity, and institutional procedures and practices

c) At least five years of professional experience in biodiversity and environmental impact assessments, mitigation hierarchy, biodiversity offset and international best practices and standards

d) Sound understanding of government law & policy on the mitigation hierarchy, and ability to advise on and assess compliance with these

e) The candidate must have proven skills in the transmission of knowledge and have the ability to define and implement work plans and routines.

f) Able to multitask, demonstrating high standards of professional ethics, time conscious.

g) Reasonable understanding and familiarity with the workings of government institutions, NGOs, Private sector companies, and development partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

1. Support NEMA in training and mentoring NEMA technical staff and other technical officers on the application of the mitigation hierarchy and the implementation of biodiversity offsets.

2. Support NEMA in the training of members of the Uganda Association of Impact Assessors, and developers, in the application of the mitigation hierarchy and the implementation of biodiversity offsets.

3. Support NEMA in engaging and working with government institutions, private sector companies, and academia to increase the uptake and institutionalization of the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets.

4. Support NEMA in the review of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for proposed projects that may have adverse impacts on biodiversity, and ESIAs for projects that have undertaken biodiversity offset implementation.

5. Support NEMA in the coordination and continuous communication with WCS on the COMBO+ project.

6. Carry any other duties that may be assigned by NEMA on mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets.


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